This is the course web page for Professor Bruce Railsback's GEOL 4320/6320 Petroleum Geology course at the University of Georgia. The page is an outlet for course news and provides links to course materials. This page was last updated on Thursday, November 18, 2015, to add news about Exam II.
The GEOL 4320/6320 exam questions were updated on November 18, 2015, and a new file produced. There is one new question, Question 47. On Exam II, students will be responsible for all questions other than Question 40. However, because Questions 15 and 47 each are effectively ten and seven questions, respectively, the total number of questions is effectively fifty-four.
Lecture Powerpoint files are now available to students via eLCnew and no longer available via links below.
Exercise 7 will be due on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 3:30:00 pm. Grades for late exercises will undergo a 20% reduction for each calendar day late or part thereof.
Exercise 10 will be due on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at 3:30:00 pm. Grades for late exercises will undergo a 20% reduction for each calendar day late or part thereof.
The GEOL 4320/6320 exam questions have been updated, and a new file produced. There are three new questions, Questions 6, 16, and 20. On Exam I, students will be responsible for Questions 1 to 20. However, Question 15 is effectively about ten questions, because there are about ten logs that we have covered, so the number of questions in the list is effectively about thirty.
Because Monday, September 7, 2015, is a UGA holiday to celebrate the achievements of the organized labor movement, the due date for Exercise 2 has been extended to Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 3:30 pm.
Railsback has been excused from jury duty, and so class will meet as scheduled on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, and Thursday, September 3, 2015.
A syllabus for Fall 2015 is available below. Of the lecture Powerpoint files linked below, those with "√" have been updated for 2015, whereas files with "-" are still those used in 2013.
The first meeting of this class will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at 3:30 pm in Room 142 GG.
Syllabus for the course as a PDF.
A list of questions for Exams 1 and 2, as updated on November 18, 2015.
Lecture topics and events,
1 Powerpoint files used in lecture are available for student use, but students need not download them prior to lecture. If students download the files prior to lecture, students are neither required nor particularly encouraged to study them prior to lecture. The Powerpoint files may be updated at any time prior to a lecture or soon after a lecture.
2 The textbook is Knut Bjørlykke's Petroleum Geoscience, available from the UGA Libraries as an electronic resource.
3 In Bjørlykke's Petroleum Geoscience, page 343, paragraph 3, "alkene" should be "alkane".