Geology of fossil fuels

Geology of fossil fuels

Code: 44094
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Bruno Saftić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Iva Kolenković Močilac - Lectures
Lecturers: Iva Kolenković Močilac - Practicum
Take exam: Studomat

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Coal as an energy source, and as a raw-material in metallurgy and chemical industry. Reserves and yearly production worldwide and in Croatia. Organic and inorganic constituents of plant tissue - carbonisation, biochemical and geochemical processes. Classification of coal according to its practical value and carbonisation level. Coal-bearing formations ? depositional environments, theories of autochthonous and allochthonous formation of coal beds. Types of hydrocarbons. Formation, migration and accumulation of oil and gas ? source rocks and reservoir rocks. Water, oil and gas inside the hydrocarbon reservoir. Geological operations in petroleum geological exploration. Oil and gas reservoirs in Croatia and worldwide.

Learning outcomes:

Deeper knowledge of a system of geological exploration techniques used to define the subsurface composition and structure of coal-bearing deposits and of hydrocarbon accumulations.
Some ability to solve problems in exploration of the deep subsurface; to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions integrating knowledge from different disciplines including results of geophysical exploration.
Ability to produce independent work; geological interpretation of E-logs, construction of contour maps, geological cross-sections and correlation schemes including estimates of reserves in a coal basin.
  1. Thomas, L. (2002): Coal Geology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, England, 384 str.
  2. Whateley, M.K.G. & Spears, D.A., eds. (1995): European Coal Geology. Geological Soc. of London Spec. Publ. No. 82, 331 str.
  3. Doveton, J.H. (1986): Log Analysis of Subsurface Geology. A Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York, 273 str.
  4. Hobson, G.D. (1977): Developments in Petroleum Geology. Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London, 335 str.
1. semester
Izborni kolegiji za smjer Geologija i paleontologija (zimski semestar) - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology

3. semester
Izborni kolegiji za smjer Geologija i paleontologija (zimski semestar) - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology
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