Petroleum Geology

Definition - What does Petroleum Geology mean?

Petroleum Geology is the study of hydrocarbon fuels that deal with the origin, occurrence and exploitation of gas and oil fields. It is basically concerned with some key elements in sedimentary basins such as source, seal, reservoir, trap, timing, etc. A scientist who works in the field of Petroleum Geology is called petroleum geologist. It showcases all aspects of discovery and production. Moreover, with thorough study the geologists are able to locate the exact position of oil deposits and lead.

Petropedia explains Petroleum Geology

Petroleum Geology plays a vital role in understanding the main geological concepts that affect reservoirs and oil fields. It refers to the certain set geological disciplines that are applied when geologists search for hydrocarbons. The chief disciplines are source rock analysis, exploration stage, basin analysis, production stage, reservoir analysis, and appraisal stage. The analysis helps in determining the permeability and porosity of the drilling samples and also helps to examine the contiguous parts of the reservoir. Petroleum Geology also used to study the sedimentary properties of the rocks.

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