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GEOL 733 Shales and Other Mudstones

GEOL 733.  Shales and Other Mudstones.  3 Credits.     

This course defines mudstones and shales. Deposition and constituents of fine-grained sediment; geochemistry, diagenesis and lithification such of deposits. Organic constituents of mudstone and their function as sources of crude oil and natural gas. Petrophysics and mechanical properties of mudstones and their potential as reservoirs of hydrocarbons. Not open to students with credit in GEOL 533. Prerequisite: GEOL 331.