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GEOL6200 - Fossils Fuels
Fall 2012

This is a graduate course that reviews the three major fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas. It includes an extensive review of the geologic processes responsible for the formation of coal, oil and natural gas and the national and global distribution of these fossil fuels. The combustion process as related to fossil fuels is discussed as are the techniques and technology utilized in the exploration, use, and enviornmental remediation of these fuels. The history of the industries devoted to the exploration, use and exploitation of these fuels is reviewed. The energy content and non-energy content of these fuels and their implications on the utilization of these fuels are covered as is the role the use of fossil fuels play in climate change. Non-conventional sources of fossil fuels such as oil sands, methane hydrates and shale gas are reviewed. In addition, other issues related to humankind's exploration, extraction and use of coal, oil and natural gas are reviewed. The course is a qualitative and quatitative treatment of these topics designed for practicing engineers, physical scientists and environmental consultants involved in the energy and environmental industries who desire a background in fossil fuel geology and technology, as well as graduate students in related fields.
3 Credits

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