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Micropaleontology For Petroleum Exploration

Course ID: t36879

This course is meant to introduce the disciplines of micropaleontology . Micropaleontology is a critical tool in developing a clear understanding of the three geologic factors which control hydrocarbon accumulation: reservoir, trap, and source. The overall intent is to develop your capability to competently and confidently employ these valuable tools in exploration and production. Upon completion of this course, you will possess a full appreciation of how micropaleontology is utilized and integrated together in petroleum exploration. Moreover, you will know what to expect from a micropaleontologist.

Total Number of Subtopics: 4

  • Overview
  • Modern Paleontology
  • Petroleum and microfossils
  • Biofacies
Estimated Time: 1 hour 20 minutes on a full time basis