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| Last Updated: 08/02/2018

Upcoming Event

Past Event

15 Feb - 16 Feb 2017: Geology for Non-Geologists


February 15, 2017 - February 16, 2017 | Canada



This two-day introductory course targets industry professionals with no prior geological training. It will provide an understanding of fundamental geological principles and provide the background required to communicate more effectively with geoscientists. The course provides preliminary exposure to the main geologic principles that are employed in petroleum exploration. It introduces the various "tools of the trade" and explains their use. Examples are provided from a small selection of the major plays in the locale where the course is taught. The course provides a practical and useful overview of geology for those able to dedicate only two days to this important topic.


Course Outline


  • Evolution of Geology as a Science and Principles in Geology
  • The Origin of the Universe and the Earth
  • Geologic Time and Age Dating
  • Plate Tectonics and the Evolution of the Continents
  • Unconformities
  • Rocks and Minerals / the Rock Cycle
  • Classification of Rocks
  • Stratigraphy, Facies and Depositional Environments
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • The Origin of Hydrocarbon
  • The Petroleum System
  • Hydrocarbon Migration, Reservoirs, Traps and Seals
  • Petroleum Exploration – Tools of the Trade
  • Defining, Evaluating and Ranking Prospects
  • North America through Geologic Time
  • Resource Plays
  • World Hydrocarbon Reserves





Contact Information:

RPS Group
Suite 700, 555 4th Avenue SW
Phone: +1-713-482-3858