Introduction to Geology for Non-Geologists, Houston, January 23-24, 2014

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 23, 2014 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Jan 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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This 2-day course, designed for industry professionals without any geological training who work alongside geologists, will increase the participant's geological vocabulary and enhance the participant's communication with geologists and other geoscientists.  The course discusses the basic principles of geology and how they are applied to petroleum exploration, and provides an excellent overview of geology for those only able to dedicate two days to this important topic.   

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Principles in Geology
  • Geology as a Science
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Rock Cycle and Weathering
  • Driver of the Rock Cycle - Plate Tectonics
  • Geologic Time and Origin of Earth
  • Depositional Environments
  • Unconformities
  • Strike and Dip
  • Structural Geology
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Stream Patterns
  • Carbon Cycle
  • Prospect Evaluation and Economics

Date: Jan 23 - 24, 2014

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,895.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

J. David Lazor earned a B.A. degree in geology with honors from the College of Wooster (1966, Ohio), and an M.A.(1968) and Ph.D. (1971) from Indiana University (Bloomington) with a geology major and geophysics minor. His industry experience as a geologist, geophysicist, and manager was preceded by several years as an Assistant Professor of Geology. Most of his exploration and development work has been in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, both onshore and offshore. His exploration expertise is regional stratigraphy and the opening of deeper plays in mature areas, and he has been instrumental in the discovery of numerous fields or field extensions. Dave is a member of the AAPG, the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, and the Houston Geological Society. He has been chairman of the Houston chapter of SIPES, and received the President's Award from HGS in 2009. He has also organized and led a number of geology field trips rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.