Details of ES4207 (Spring 2017)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES4207 Geology of Natural Resources Sitindra Sundar Dirghangi

Petroleum Geology: Origin of petroleum from organic matter; conventional and unconventional resources; physical and chemical properties of petroleum; petroleum migration, traps, properties of source rocks; exploration techniques; geochemical techniques of evaluating source rocks, estimating oil and gas generation and cracking, organic biomarkers, maturity parameters, oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations, Rock Eval pyrolysis, SARA analysis; introduction to extraction techniques of oil and gas, fracking; environmental effects; distribution of oil and gas reserves in India, production; enhanced oil recovery. Ore Geology: Genetic classification of ore deposits; morphology of ore deposits; environments of ore deposit formation, enrichment factors and ore forming processes; metallogenetic epochs and provinces; metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits in India; classification of coal, coal deposits of India; environmental issues related to mining.

Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Sedimentology

Introduction to Ore-forming processes, L. Robb; Understanding mineral deposits, K.C. Misra; Ore geology and industrial minerals, A.M. Evans; Mineral economics, R.K. Sinha & N.L. Sharma.

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 8 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective