Petroleum Geology

Geology is diverse. It is the science studying the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes and history that have shaped it. In Petroleum Industry this information is used to predict the movement of Hydrocarbons underneath the surface, model the favourable scenarios to extract those reserves and forecast the future Petroleum potential of the entire regions. With the trend that is observed worldwide, “easy” oil and gas is gone and future of the Petroleum industry will be in the areas of the subsurface world which will be the toughest to access to. This requires world class geologists to work together with other disciplines (Drilling Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Completions Engineers, and even Finance and HR) to develop fields and bring value to the Oil and Gas Industry. This course will aim to introduce Petroleum Geology and Well Planning principles to those who have little or no knowledge on these topics. By the end of this course the students will be ready to apply for jobs in major Operating and Service companies, where they will receive further company specific coaching.


What will students learn:

  • Knowledge Petroleum Geology and Well Planning principles
  • Get ready to apply for jobs in major Operating and Service companies
  • Getting ready for job interviews

What topics are covered:

  • Introduction
  • The Physical and Chemical Properties of Petroleum
  • Methods of Exploration
  • The Subsurface Environment
  • Generation and Migration of Petroleum
  • The Reservoir
  • Traps and Seals
  • Sedimentary Basins and Petroleum Systems
  • Nonconventional Petroleum Resources
  • Wrap up of the Course

What’s included :

  • Primary Textbook
  • Additional hand-outs and power-point presentations prior to session/lecture
  • Resources to internationally certified libraries (books, research papers, field projects)

Evaluation Policy:

  • Midterm Exam 1                 25%
  • Midterm Exam 2                 25%
  • Assignment and Quizzes     10%
  • Final Exam                         40%


  • Cost: 150 AZN per Month
  • Duration 3 months, 48 hours 
  • Price and dates are subject to change
  • At the end of course students will get non-falsifiable certificates