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Refer to PETEX Practical Petroleum Geology. Each question has only one correct answer.

1. The geologic principle known as uniformitarianism means that:

A. earth’s formations occurred very suddenly.


B. geologic changes do not affect the search for oil.
C. the processes that are work today on the earth as the same as, or similar to, the processes
that affected the earth in the past.
D. what happened in the past has no bearing on what is going on today.

2. The study of sediments is important to petroleum geology because:

A. hardly any oil occurs in sedimentary rock.


B. most oil occurs in sedimentary rock.
C. igneous rocks are formed from sediments.
D. metamorphic rocks hold most of the world’s oil and gas.

3. A mineral is a(n):

A. rock.
B. naturally occurring inorganic crystalline element or compound.
C. assemblage of different rock elements.
D. a pure substance.

4. Igneous rock is:


A. formed from pre-existing rock.
B. changed by pressure and heat from one form into another.
C. formed directly from magma.
D. formed by weathering.

5. Which of the following are sedimentary rocks?

A. sandstone
B. limestone
C. shale
D. all of the above

6. Layers of rock that fold upward, against the pull of gravity, are:

A. synclines.
B. inclines.
C. anticlines.
D. faults.
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7. Connate water is water that:

A. occurred in a rock’s pore spaces when the rock was formed.


B. moved into a rock’s pore spaces from a secondary source.
C. cones upward into a wellbore.
D. none of the above

8. Which of the following (is) are structural trap(s)?

A. shoestring sand
B. lens
C. pinchout
D. fault

9. Seismic surveying is based on the principle that:

A. sound does not reflect from rock layers.


B. rock layers transmit sound waves.
C. different rocks create different sounds.
D. explosions are not suitable for generating sound.

10. A stratigraphic test well is a well drilled to:

A. produce oil and gas.


B. provide a hole to run casing.
C. gather data on rock types.
D. run a core into the ground.

11. An isopach map is:

A. a contour map that connects points of equal thickness of a subsurface formation.


B. a map that shows formations that lie below an unconformity.
C. a map that shows a worm’s-eye view of the subsurface.
D. none of the above

12. Risk analysis is:

A. based on the intuition of an experienced geologist.


B. analyzing an oil prospect based solely on wells drilled nearby.
C. the activity of assigning probabilities to all possible outcomes of a drilling venture.
D. the use of hand calculators to determine probable outcomes.
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13. Lithological evidence of a well comes from:

A. cuttings.
B. cores.
C. wireline logs.
C. all of the above

14. Wireline well logs gather the following kinds of evidence:

A. electrical
B. acoustic
C. both A and B
D. neither A nor B

15. Generally speaking, a rock containing salt water is:

A. less conductive to electricity than a freshwater formation.


B. more conductive to electricity than a freshwater formation.
C. conducts electricity about the same.
D. none of the above

16. A gamma ray log records:

A. natural gamma radiation in formations.


B. induced gamma radiation in formations.
C. gamma-acoustic rock properties.
D. neutron and gamma radiation induced in a formation.

17. A well that is no longer productive should be:

A. immediately plugged and abandoned.


B. plugged and abandoned only after evaluation for other producing zones.
C. plugged and abandoned after the rig is removed.
D. plugged and abandoned without regard to regulatory requirements.

18. Estimating reserves is:

A. an exact science with little room for error.


B. not required in large fields.
C. an activity that requires revision during the life of a reservoir.
D. has little value because it is an inexact science.
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19. Primary recovery is the phase of production that:

A. includes injecting fluids into a reservoir to increase production.


B. makes use of natural drive forces present in a reservoir.
C. means the heating of the oil in the reservoir.
D. none of the above

20. Chemical flooding:

A. does not include injecting water into a reservoir.


B. means using various chemicals to thin the oil.
C. means using various chemical to improve fluid-flow patterns.
D. A and B