Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Petroleum Geology JFM 435 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses <p>Stratigraphy, Tectonics</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. LEVENT GÜLEN,
Course Assistants

Arş. Gör. Hilal YALÇIN

Course Category
Course Objective

About 80% of geophysicists are employed in the petroleum industry in the world. Similarly the TPAO is one of the main employers of geophysicists in Turkey. Although our current curriculum at the Department of Geophysical Engineering, Sakarya University contains many courses in geophysical exploration methods, the lack of a course dealing with Petroleum Geology is an important and unacceptable deficit. Petroleum Geology course will fill in this important gap in the curriculum by providing fundamentals of Petroleum Geology that is extremely important in petroleum exploration.

Course Content

The physical and chemical properties of petroleum, generation and migration of petroleum, reservoir characteristics, petroleum and gas traps, well drilling and formation evaluation, geophysical methods of oil exploration, nonconventional petroleum resources, methane hydrates, sedimentary basin analysis, oil and gas fields in Turkey, major oil and gas fields in the world, CO2 sequestration, the importance of oil and gas in energy resources of the world.

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Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Physical and chemical properties of oil
3 Formation and migration of petroleum
4 Oil Reservuar properties
5 Oil and gas traps
6 Oil drilling and formation evaluation
7 Geophysical methods in oil exploration
8 Shale oil and Shale gas
9 Methane Hydrates
10 Sedimentary Basin Analysis
11 Turkey´s oil and gas fields
12 Oil and gas fields in the world
13 CO2 storage
14 Importance of oil and natural gas among energy resources
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 -Engineering graduates with sufficient knowledge background on science and engineering subjects of their related area, and who are skillful in implementing theoretical and practical knowledge for modelling and solving engineering problems. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
2 -Engineering graduates with skills in identifying, describing, formulating and solving complex engineering problems, and thus,deciding and implementing appropriate methods for analyzing and modelling. X
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods.
3 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; for this purpose, skills in implementing modern design methods. X
4 -Engineering graduates with skills in developing, selecting and implementing modern techniques and tools required for engineering applications as well as with skills in using information technologies effectively. X
5 -Engineering graduates with skills in designing and conducting experiments, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the results in order to evaluate engineering problems. X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
6 -Engineering graduates who are able to work within a one discipline or multi-discipline team,as well as who are able to work individually X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
7 -Engineering graduates who are able to effectively communicate orally and officially in Turkish Language as well as who knows at least one foreign language X
8 -Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technology X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
9 -Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethics X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
10 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about practices in professional life such as project management, risk management and change management, and who are aware of innovation and sustainable development. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions. X
11 -Engineering graduates having knowledge about universal and social effects of engineering applications on health, environment and safety, as well as having awareness for juridical consequences of engineering solutions.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 25
1. Kısa Sınav 15
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 25
2. Kısa Sınav 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 8 8
Quiz 2 12 24
Assignment 1 8 8
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 10 10
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5