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Energy 402
Survey Techniques for Hydrocarbon Exploration

Energy 402: Survey Techniques for Hydrocarbon Exploration

Course Description

This course is the second in a two-course series covering hydrocarbon exploration.

This course explains the techniques that petroleum geoscientists use to narrow their search from a large area down to one spot where they can drill for hydrocarbons. These include magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, and seismic surveys.

Energy 401: Geography and Topography is a recommended prerequisite for this course.


After taking this course, you will be able to identify the types of surveys geoscientists use to locate potential drilling sites and explain how they work.

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This course has these features and more.

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exam


In order to successfully complete this course, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Complete the required laboratory exercise.
  • Successfully complete the lesson exam.
  • Complete the end-of-course survey.

Approximate Course Length

30 minutes