Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.15,
No.3, pp. 367-368, 1992
©Copyright 2000 Scientific Press,
THE TEACHING OF PETROLEUM
GEOLOGY IN KUWAIT
* Geology Department, Kuwait
University, PO Box 5969, Kuwait 13060.
Since its establishment in 1966, the
Department of Geology in Kuwait University has played a major
role in providing the oil industry in Kuwait with qualified
geologists. The Department offers a B.Sc (Hons.) Geology course
of four years' duration, which currently attracts about 160
students. The geological content of the course increases
year-by-year. The first two years provide a general geological
background, while the last two include more advanced courses. A
wide range of subjects is available, including micropaleontology,
stratigraphy, structural geology, geophysics, geochemistry,
sedimentology, petroleum geology, igneous and metamorphic
studies, and the regional geology of the Arabian Peninsula.
Optional courses include plate-tectonics, physical geology,
environmental geology, marine geology, and engineering geology.