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Energy 401
Geology and Topography

Energy 401: Geology and Topography

Course Description

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

This course explains how petroleum geoscientists use topography and geology to help locate hydrocarbon reservoirs. It explains that, as a result of their topographic and geologic features, certain locations are more likely than others to have reservoirs. It also describes how geoscientists use imaging techniques to search for these areas.


After taking this course, you will be able to identify likely locations for oil and natural gas deposits and describe imaging techniques used to search for those locations.

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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 all lesson exam.
  • Complete the end-of-course survey.

Approximate Course Length

30 minutes