Coal as an energy source, and as a raw-material in metallurgy and chemical industry. Reserves and yearly production worldwide and in Croatia. Organic and inorganic constituents of plant tissue - carbonisation, biochemical and geochemical processes. Classification of coal according to its practical value and carbonisation level. Coal-bearing formations ? depositional environments, theories of autochthonous and allochthonous formation of coal beds. Types of hydrocarbons. Formation, migration and accumulation of oil and gas ? source rocks and reservoir rocks. Water, oil and gas inside the hydrocarbon reservoir. Geological operations in petroleum geological exploration. Oil and gas reservoirs in Croatia and worldwide.
Deeper knowledge of a system of geological exploration techniques used to define the subsurface composition and structure of coal-bearing deposits and of hydrocarbon accumulations.
Some ability to solve problems in exploration of the deep subsurface; to analyse and interpret data and draw conclusions integrating knowledge from different disciplines including results of geophysical exploration.
Ability to produce independent work; geological interpretation of E-logs, construction of contour maps, geological cross-sections and correlation schemes including estimates of reserves in a coal basin.
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