- Petroleum Geochemistry (Dr Bissada)
Geological and geochemical constraints on petroleum generation and accumulation. Concepts and technology of petroleum geochemistry and their application in petroleum exploration, exploitation and production.
- Petroleum Systems Analysis (Dr Bissada)
Modern quantitative multi-disciplinary procedures for objective evaluation of petroleum potential of basins and exploration opportunities on the basis of statistical probabilities of hydrocarbon charge, reservoir, trap, and seal.
- Organic Geochemistry (Dr Fu)
Origin and properties of organic matter in sedimentary basins and their fate in subsequent geological processes. Topics include: classification and reaction principles of organic compounds, origin and transformation of organics (hydrocarbons, fatty acids, amino acids, etc.) in sedimentary processes, kerogen and biomarkers in petroleum generation, organics with clay minerals, geochemistry of coal, and identification techniques (stable isotopes, gas/liquid chromatography, etc.) and their application in understanding geological processes. Case studies and recent development of knowledge in this field will also be covered.