Petroleum Field Camp
undergraduate and $4,095.00 graduate. Cost includes tuition, fees, food,
lodging and daily
transportation to the sites. Three or four night of camping. Bring
tent and sleeping arrangement. Cost does not include airfare to
Each session limited to
$300 required upon registration.
Students leave. There will be service to the airport
in the morning
July 27- Check into SDSM&T Dormitory. July 28,, 8:00 AM - Meet in Mineral Industries Building, SDSM&T.
Petroleum Field camp is a three credit field
course that provides students with an intense oilfield
applications experience. The
course is designed to enhance education and training for science
and engineering students
with career interests in oil and gas industry. It is an introductory
level field course designed for all science and engineering
This course will cover geologic and geophysical
description of basins, geologic maps, isopach maps, geologic cross
sections, and geophysical parameters of oil basins including well logs
and modeling software such as Petrel.
We will also
cover reservoir types / descriptions, fracking techniques and fracture types, fractured reservoirs and porosity and permeability.
Students will visit drill sites in Williston and /or Denver Basins to observe site preparation,
drilling, fracking and well competion.
They will also experience production practices which include types of
hydrocarbons; pumping, transporting and storing oil and gas; water and produced
water use, treatment and disposal; separating oil and water; environmental
problems associated with drilling; and oil and gas economics.
hammer and hammer holder, Hand lens (10x), Mechanical and colored
pencils (#2 lead (or harder) and variety of colors), (2) Pilot extra
fine (0.5) black RT pens, Field notebook(s), Daypack and/or field vest
for carrying field supplies, H2O bottles, Clip/map board,
Protractor and straight edge, Pocket knife (good for a lot of things as
well as a scratch test tool), Grain-size chart, Dilute HCl ,Safety
glasses, Calculator, Good quality digital camera (with downloading
capabilities), Laptop computer, Sunscreen, Lip balm, Sunglasses
Sturdy hiking boots (mandatory), Rain
jacket, Fleece jacket (idea is to dress in thin, light, and breathable
layers that can be added or subtracted according to conditions), Field hat (full brim), Swimsuit
Lodging will be SDSM&T dormitory while in Rapid City
area. Bring camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, pillow etc.), bedding sheets for single bed, pillowcase, towels, blanket
etc. Four to five nights of camping in Colorado, Wyoming or North
For additional information contact:
Dr. Nuri Uzunlar, Director,
Professor, Geology and Geological
South Dakota School of Mines and
Phone: (605) 431-1275
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