Course Descriptions for the Science Department

GEOL4022 - Conven Energy: Fossil Fuels
Fall 2012

This course is the review of the three major fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. It has in-depth review of the geological processes responsible for the formation of conventional fuels, including national and international distribution of these fuels. The combustion process as related to fossil fuels is discussed as the techniques and technology utilized in exploration, use and environmental remediation of the fuels. The history of the industry devoted to exploration and use of these fuels is discussed. The effects of these fuels on climate change is also included in the course review. Non-conventional fossil fuels are also discussed including Marcellus Shale exploration.
Prerequisites: ENGR1022 or ENVS1022 and ENGR1023 or ENVS1023
3 Credits

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