This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the historical, economic, and scientific context of modern energy exploration and production. It looks at global economic interdependencies in the energy sector, and explains the science of petroleum geology.
We will work to answer some big questions, like these:
After addressing these questions and many others, we will conclude with a look at the development of regulations, and the processes of leasing and permitting, setting the stage for the drilling and completion operations that will be covered in Petroleum Engineering & Technology.
Images: “Earth at Night” by NASA