Petroleum Lectures

World Petroleum Reports and Presentations

The Power Point presentations immediately below were created and presented by Istvan Csato to the Petroleum Geology class (GEOL-745)/Spring-2002. Click on the icon to the right of the titles to access the presentaion.

Petroleum Economics
Politics of Petroleum after WW-II
A History of the Price of Oil
Macroeconomic Effect of the Increase in the Price of Oil
Petroleum Generation
Heat Flow in Sedimentary Basins
Source Rock Identification Homework
Hydrocarbon Migration

The following Power Point presentation is by Christopher Kendall (major sources were Csato, the internet and "The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power" by Daniel Yergin )

Exploitation of Oil, a short History of the Entrepreneurs who Made it Happen
An overview of the Arabian Gulf Petroleum Fields with a history of their exploitation and geopolitics

USC Students have made studies of the petroleum potential of some Basins. Here are three of their studies:

Pannonian Basin Istvan Csato portion of PhD Disseration
Arabian and Permian Basins Nassir Alnaji MSC Thesis
Libyan Petroleum Basins Hassan Salem Hassan PhD Disertation
Friday, May 13, 2016
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