Petroleum Geology

Department of Earth Sciences




Petroleum Geology

Geology as it relates to the origin, migration, and accumulation of oil and gas, and to the discovery and exploitation of commercial resources. Research focuses on biostratigraphy, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, and thermal maturation studies, and is conducted within the research group of Martin J. Head. Facilities include a fully equipped palynology laboratory and a Leica vitrinite reflectance / fluorescence workstation.