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Petroleum and mining geology

01RWDNW

A.A. 2018/19

Course Language

English

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Petroleum And Mining Engineering - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 80
Esercitazioni in aula 20
Tutoraggio 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Lo Russo Stefano
Mining Geology
Professore Ordinario GEO/05 75 0 0 0 3
Lo Russo Stefano
Petroleum Geology
Professore Ordinario GEO/05 75 0 0 0 3
Lo Russo Stefano Professore Ordinario GEO/05 75 0 0 0 3
Lo Russo Stefano
Resources geology
Professore Ordinario GEO/05 75 0 0 0 3
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
GEO/05 10 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
2018/19
The course Petroleum and mining geology is mainly aimed to provide geological skills for engineers involved in the Petroleum industry and mining. Primary objectives of the first part Introduction to Geology and rocks are to describe the basic concepts of the Physical Geology, the internal structure of the earth, the rocks classification and origin. The lessons course concentrates mainly on sedimentology and sedimentation environments. The second part Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons concentrates on sedimentary basins and highlights selected geological principles and processes and relationships with hydrocarbons generation and accumulation. In the third part the course concentrates on the Mining Geology. In particular lessons regard the fundamentals of the mineral resources, mine design, mine mapping and sampling, resource estimation methods. A fourth part regards the basic concepts of Geological mapping and geological data interpretation and correlation.
The course Petroleum and mining geology is mainly aimed to provide geological skills for engineers involved in the Petroleum industry and mining. Primary objectives of the first part Introduction to Geology and rocks are to describe the basic concepts of the Physical Geology, the internal structure of the earth, the rocks classification and origin. The lessons course concentrates mainly on sedimentology and sedimentation environments. The second part Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons concentrates on sedimentary basins and highlights selected geological principles and processes and relationships with hydrocarbons generation and accumulation. In the third part the course focus on the Mining Geology. In particular lessons regard the fundamentals of the mineral resources, mine design, mine mapping and sampling, resource estimation methods. A fourth part regards the basic concepts of Geological mapping and geological data interpretation and correlation.
The student will acquire specific skills that related to: - major geodynamic phenomena and nature of the rocks - understanding of the main geological phenomena of sedimentary basins genesis and evolution - origin, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons - fundamental of applied mining geology - fundamentals of geological, reservoir and mine mapping
The student will acquire specific skills that related to: - major geodynamic phenomena and nature of the rocks - understanding of the main geological phenomena of sedimentary basins genesis and evolution - origin, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons - fundamental of applied mining geology - fundamentals of geological, reservoir and mine mapping
Intermediate knowledge of the main natural physical and chemical phenomena
Intermediate knowledge of the main natural physical and chemical phenomena
The course is subdivided into four main sections. Section I: Introduction to Geology and rocks (4 CFU) Lectures: Introduction to Geology, Geologic time, the Earth system, the rock cycle, Earth internal structure, Continental drifts and their evidences, plate tectonics, mechanism, continental boundaries. Rock-forming minerals, Igneous and metamorphic rocks. Introduction to Sedimentology, Sedimentray rocks. Sediment transport and deposition. Sedimentary structures. Facies and depositional environments. Stratigraphic principles, Sequence stratigraphy, Sedimentological Processes Modeling. Section II: Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons (2 CFU) Lectures: Characterization and evolution of sedimentary basins. Oil and gas systems, Source rocks and petroleum generation, Petroleum migration, Petroleum accumulation in trap. Section III - Mining Geology (2 CFU) Lectures: Mine design, mine mapping, sampling and mineral resources. Section IV – Geological mapping (2 CFU) Lectures: Fundamentals of mapping, Geological survey, Data acquisition, Correlations, Conceptual geological models, GIS fundamentals. This section includes both lectures and practical exercises
The course is subdivided into four main sections. Section I: Introduction to Geology and rocks (4 CFU) Lectures: Introduction to Geology, Geologic time, the Earth system, the rock cycle, Earth internal structure, Continental drifts and their evidences, plate tectonics, mechanism, continental boundaries. Rock-forming minerals, Igneous and metamorphic rocks. Introduction to Sedimentology, Sedimentray rocks. Sediment transport and deposition. Sedimentary structures. Facies and depositional environments. Stratigraphic principles, Sequence stratigraphy, Sedimentological Processes Modeling. Section II: Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons (2 CFU) Lectures: Characterization and evolution of sedimentary basins. Oil and gas systems, Source rocks and petroleum generation, Petroleum migration, Petroleum accumulation in trap. Section III - Mining Geology (2 CFU) Lectures: Mine design, mine mapping, sampling and mineral resources. Section IV – Geological mapping (2 CFU) Lectures: Fundamentals of mapping, Geological survey, Data acquisition, Correlations, Conceptual geological models. This section includes both lectures and practical exercises
Lessons will be held in plenary sessions. The exercises in the final part of the course were held in small groups directly in the classroom. Depending on the organization conditions it could be possible to make one-day field trip.
Lessons will be held in plenary sessions. The exercises in the final part of the course were held in small groups directly in the classroom. Depending on the organization conditions it could be possible to make a field trip.
Summary of the main topics and PPT slides are available on the course web site. Main reference texts: - Compton R.R. (1962) Manual of field geology. John Wiley & Sons. - Chapman R.E. (1983) Petroleum Geology. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-42165-3 - Hyne N.J.(2001) Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production. Pennwell. ISBN 0-87814-823-X - Knut B. (2010). Petroleum Geology. Springer. ISBN: 9783642023316. Other specific references will be provided during the course. - Marat A. (2016) Applied Mining Geology Springer ISSN 1876-1690 (electronic)
Summary of the main topics and PPT slides are available on the course web site. Main reference texts: - Compton R.R. (1962) Manual of field geology. John Wiley & Sons. - Chapman R.E. (1983) Petroleum Geology. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-42165-3 - Hyne N.J.(2001) Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production. Pennwell. ISBN 0-87814-823-X - Knut B. (2010). Petroleum Geology. Springer. ISBN: 9783642023316. Other specific references will be provided during the course. - Marat A. (2016) Applied Mining Geology Springer ISSN 1876-1690 (electronic)
Modalità di esame: prova scritta; prova orale facoltativa;
The written examination (2 hours) consists of a set of questions, numerically evaluated. If the numerical assessment is sufficient (over 18/30) students can ask for an optional oral exam to improve the final evaluation.
Exam: written test; optional oral exam;
The written examination (1,10 hours) consists of a set of questions, numerically evaluated. If the numerical assessment is sufficient (over 18/30) students can ask for an optional oral exam to improve the final evaluation.


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