Oil and Natural Gas Exploration (CV475)

Course Name: 

Oil and Natural Gas Exploration (CV475)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Geology of oil and Natural gas fields: Introduction to petroleum, Economic Importance, Geological factors, Reservoir Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of oil and natural, Structural Geology and Basin Development, oil and natural gas deposit distribution in India, Gas hydrated deposits in India and in the world.
Exploration of oil and natural gas deposits: Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, geological, geophysical and geochemical methods of exploration of oil and natural gas deposits.
Reservoir Engineering; Drilling and Production Engineering (drilling Methods of oil and natural gas wells, drilling technologies for deep water areas); Refining Engineering.
Safety and Environmental Engineering: Safety norms and regulations; Environmental norms and regulations; safety auditing; environmental auditing; carbon credits; preparation of EIA reports; principles of developing green belt around petroleum installations to minimize carbon footprints.


1) A. I. Levorsen, 1967, Geology of Petroleum Reddy D V, 2010, Engineering Geology, Vikas Publishers. 2) Azar J J, Samuel G R, 2007, Drilling Engineering. Pennwell Corporation. 3) Edwin S. Robinson and CahitCoruh, 1988, Basic Exploration Geophysics, John Wiley and Sons.

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Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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