UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

GEOS5309 - Geology of the Permian Basin

GEOS 5309 Geology of the Permian Basin (3 semester credit hours) The Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico is one of the world's premier hydrocarbon-producing regions. The region constitutes a vital economic engine for Texas and the U.S., providing jobs, tax income for counties and the state, and royalty payments that support the UT education system. Topics covered in this course include the tectonic formation and structural evolution of the basin, basin stratigraphy, and the Permian Basin petroleum system. Students are assigned a topic to research and summarize in a series of brief oral presentations and a written report. (3-0) T