JNTUH B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16) Detailed Syllabus Petroleum Geology

Petroleum Geology Detailed Syllabus for B.Tech second year second sem is covered here. This gives the details about credits, number of hours and other details along with reference books for the course.

The detailed syllabus for Petroleum Geology B.Tech 2016-2017 (R16)  second year second sem is as follows.

B.Tech. II Year II Sem.    L/T/P/C
Course Code: PE401ES 4/0/0/4
Prerequisites:General Geology

Course Objective:
To expose the students to different source, reservoir and cap rocks, hydrocarbon migration and generation of oil and gas from sediments.

Course Outcome:
The students will learn different source, reservoir and cap rocks, concepts of porosity, permeability and their relation to hydrocarbon migration and entrapment. Temperature-pressure conditions for the generation of oil and gas from organic rich sediments.

UNIT-I Source Rocks:
Definition of source rock. Organic rich sediments as source rocks. Nature and type of source rocks – Claystone / shale. The process of diagenesis, catagenesis and metagenesis in the formation of source rocks. Evaluation of petroleum source rock potential. Limestone as source rocks. Subsurface pressure temperature conditions for the generation of oil and gas from the source sediments. Oil window.

UNIT-II Reservoir Rocks:
Characteristics of Reservoir rocks – classification and nomenclature: Clastic Reservoir Rocks, Carbonate Reservoir Rocks, Unconventional, fractured and miscellaneous reservoir rocks. Marine and non-marine reservoir rocks. Reservoir pore space – porosity – primary and secondary porosity, Effective porosity, fracture porosity – permeability – effective and relative permeability Relationship between porosity, permeability and texture. Cap rocks: Definition and characteristics of ‘cap Rocks’.

UNIT-III Hydrocarbon Migration:
Geological framework of migration and accumulation. The concept of hydrocarbon migration from source beds to the carrier beds – Carrier beds to the reservoir – Free-path ways for migration – Short distance and long distance migration – Evidence for migration – oil and gas seepages.

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  • Levorsen, A.I. Geology of Petroleum, 1967, 2nd Edn., CBS, New Delhi.


  • Richard, C. Selley, 1998. Elements of Petroleum Geology, Academic Press, London
  • Sedimentary basins of India- ONGC bulletin.

For all other B.Tech 2nd Year 2nd Sem syllabus go to JNTUH B.Tech Petroleum Engineering 2nd Year 2nd Sem Course Structure for (R16) Batch.

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