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Geochronological Dating Techniques

Course ID: t37181

One of the most prolific methods of dating strata is through radiometric dating. In Petroleum Geology, the most common types of dating are those related to the decay of Potassium into Argon, Uranium, into Lead, and Thorium into Lead. All three types of decays are discussed, and the user will have a better understanding of the age equations used in radio dating. The user will also learn about Fission Track Dating, a tool that is used to determine both age and temperature of downhole conditions.

Total Number of Subtopics: 2

  • Isotopic Dating Techniques
  • Fission Track Dating
Estimated Time: 40 minutes on a full time basis