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NEW CLASS FOR FALL 2014

 

GEOL 571, Reservoir and Caprock Analysis, 3 cr, 3 cl hrs

 

INCLUDING A PRE-SEMESTER FIELD TRIP, AUGUST 9 - 16 


OFFERED BY NEW MEXICO TECH


Instructors: Peter Mozley (NMT);

Jason Heath, Thomas Dewers, Hongkyu Yoon (Sandia Nat. Labs)

 

The class focuses on the role of sedimentary and structural heterogeneities in controlling porosity, permeability, and fluid flow in the subsurface.  Topics include: conventional and unconventional reservoir quality and performance, evaluating caprock integrity, and the influence of faults and fracture networks on fluid flow.  Applications to petroleum geology, petroleum engineering, carbon sequestration, and hydrology.   There is a mandatory field trip associated with the class, which involves camping and moderately strenuous hiking on uneven ground.  We will visit outcrops in Utah (Moab/Arches, Book Cliffs, Crystal Geyser, and San Rafael Swell).

 

If you have any questions please contact Peter Mozley for further details (mozley@nmt.edu).

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