Introduction to Earth Resources Engineering

Numbering Code U-ENG23 23250 LJ58
U-ENG23 23250 LJ77
U-ENG23 23250 LJ73
Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.2
Instructor name KOIKE KATSUAKI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
MIKADA HITOSHI (Graduate School of Engineering Professor)
NARA YOSHITAKA (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
MURATA SUMIHIKO (Graduate School of Engineering Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Through the understanding of natural resources that are integral to the development of our human society, a series of lectures is given to bring the fundamental knowledge in earth resources engineering, i.e., a synthetic research area composed of plural scientific fields such as geology, geophysics, civil engineering, environmental sciences, and the other engineering areas of mechanical, electrical, and material sciences.
Course Goals The acquisition of fundamental knowledge on earth resources engineering and its related engineering fields as synthetic research areas being covered in this academic domain.
Schedule and Contents General introduction to earth resources problems (1 class) The discussion is on how the earth resources engineering has developed after the industrial revolution chronologically with a special interest in relations with earth sciences such as geology, geophysics, and many other engineering fields.
Resources geology (4 classes) Fundamentals of resource geology about generation mechanism and location of deposits in the earth and accumulation mechanism of useful metals such as metals are accumulated. First topics are fundamentals of geoscience, including the physical and chemical structures of the earth, geologic and tectonic histories, physics, and chemistry of mineralogy and ores. Next, by classifying deposits by origins into igneous (ortho-magmatic and hydrothermal), sedimentary (chemical deposition, weathering, etc.), and metamorphic deposits, characteristics and generation mechanisms of each deposit type are explained, as wells as a brief introduction of hydrocarbon and coal deposits, typical fossil energy resources. To deepen interests, typical ores in Japanese mines are exhibited. Furthermore, as fundamental knowledge of resource use, basics of geochemical exploration, regional exploration technique using remote sensing, and assessment of reserves using geostatistics and the recent global trend of resource exploration are outlined.
Exploration Geophysics (3 classes) Exploration geophysics for the development of hydrocarbon, metallic and mineral deposits are outlined. Fundamentals on exploration seismology, exploration electromagnetics, petrophysics and related fields are covered. The future direction of exploration methodologies is discussed, too.
Rock Mechanics (3 classes) Information and knowledge of the mechanics of rock are essential to ensure the safety of various engineering projects, such as mining engineering, radioactive waste disposal, and carbon capture and storage. To understand the mechanics of rock, the mechanical properties (the deformation, fracturing, and strength) of rock are described. In addition, the influences of the environmental conditions (e.g., temperature, humidity, and water) on the mechanical properties are described.
Petroleum Engineering (3 classes) An overview of oil and natural gas development technology will be introduced, and then the drilling technology, reservoir evaluation technology and production technology for oil and natural gas are explained. The environmental measures technologies such as CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage) are also explained.
Confirmation of proficiency level (1 class) The proficiency level throughout the classes is confirmed for students to deepen their understanding. The answers to the questions used to check the proficiency will be provided.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grading is based on the following shares: 20% for the attendance, reports, etc., and 80% for the final exam.
Course Requirements Preferred students are whom has taken "Resources and Energy" in the first semester of the sophomore grade.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Lecturer for each theme may specify the title of reports in the lecture.
Textbooks Textbooks/References None specified.
References, etc. Lecturer for each theme may specify supplemental textbooks if necessary.
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