The Applied Petroleum Geoscience programme at Heriot-Watt University is also applicable to non-petroleum subsurfaces geoscience subjects, such as CO2 storage and groundwater flow.
The Applied Petroleum Geoscience degree provides participants with thorough training in aspects of subsurface geology, geophysics, and geo-engineering, relating to the exploration, appraisal, and development of subsurface resources. Although the programme mainly concentrates on exploration for hydrocarbon resources, and delineation of hydrocarbon reservoirs in the subsurface, the skills gained in this subject are applicable to all subsurface geoscience areas, including groundwater exploration, waste disposal or CO2 sequestration.
Past students on the Applied Petroleum Geoscience MSc have gone into further research (PhD programmes in the UK and overseas). Others have gone on to work in geoscience departments of major Oil and Gas companies as well as industry service organizations, contractors and small local companies. Companies who have employed our past students include Shell and Petroceltic here in the UK, and a number of other companies worldwide including Tullow, GNPC, and Total.
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- Reservoir Concepts
- Petroleum Basins
- Formation Evaluation
- Reservoir Sedimentology
- Geomechanics and Flow Mechanics
- Petroleum Systems Analysis
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DisciplinesGeology Mining, Oil & Gas View 19 other Masters in Mining, Oil & Gas in United Kingdom
- Minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area.
- For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered.
- Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered
International1180 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1180 GBP per module and a duration of .
EU/EEA1180 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1180 GBP per module and a duration of .
IDL Students pay £1180 per course and £1050 for each research project.
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