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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: A good Honours degree in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline. Work experience may also be taken into account.
  • Academic Title
    Petroleum Geoscience MSc
  • Course description
    Course description

    Petroleum Geoscience Centre: The Petroleum Geoscience Centre at The University of Manchester combines postgraduate MSc and PhD training, industry professional development programmes and internationally renowned research within one of the leading Earth Science Schools in the UK. Further industry scholarships will be advertised as available.

    World-Class Infrastructure: The University of Manchester has world-class research and teaching facilities, including geochemical, sedimentological and geophysical laboratories. The Petroleum Geoscience Centre runs three workstation laboratories: two are dedicated research environments using clusters of Unix workstations, and Linux/Windows PCs running the Schlumberger GeoFrame suite, Paradigm VoxelGeo, Petrel, Kingdom Suite, GoCad, ER Mapper and Arc-Info, plus various well-log analysis packages. The third is a dedicated new teaching facility comprising a 12-workstation.

    Established Petroleum Geoscience MSc: The programme has strong links with international oil companies and a proven track record for training in exploration and production geoscience to meet the needs of the oil industry. The teaching team is led by Dr Jonathan Redfern (Director of the Petroleum Geoscience Msc, who has many years experience with international oil companies) and includes leading researchers and experienced petroleum geoscientists from the Basin and Stratigraphic Studies Group headed by Professor Rob Gawthorpe. There is a strong industrial component with several course units taught by industry specialists and the potential to undertake research projects linked to oil companies.

    Module details

    -Geophysical Imaging and Interpretation
    -Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis
    -Basin Analysis and Modelling
    -Petroleum Geochemistry
    -Petrophysics/Formation Evaluation
    -Play Fairway and Prospect Evaluation
    -Reservoir Characteristics and Modelling
    -3D Seismic Interpretation and Visualisation
    -Wellsite and Operations Geology
    -Management and Communication Skills

    Accrediting organisations
    -Petroleum Geoscience MSc at Manchester becomes the first Masters course to be fully accredited by the Geological Society of London.
    -The programme is accredited for a period of 5 years from 1st June, 2007. Students on course and graduating this year will be the first cohort to be deemed to have an accredited degree.

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