Reservoir Evaluation and Management

Heriot-Watt University

27600 GBP/year
13064 GBP/year
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The Reservoir Evaluation and Management programme at Heriot-Watt University teaches students how to be successful subsurface geoscientists and engineers, able to build models that can provide good predictions of hydrocarbon reservoir behavior.


The success of these models requires a good understanding of both the geology and engineering of the reservoir. The REM programme, with its combination of geoscience and engineering, provides students with the ability to identify those aspects of the reservoir which have the greatest impact on hydrocarbon recovery. Graduates typically go on to careers in petroleum geology, geomodelling or reservoir engineering.

The Reservoir Evaluation and Management programme at Heriot-Watt University has been designed so that graduates are technically well prepared for, and have a sound knowledge of, the reservoir geoscience and engineering aspects of the upstream petroleum industry. The unique combination of geoscience and engineering in the REM programme means that our team projects contain the complete workflow of field development, from geology to engineering and economics.


Graduates of the REM MSc will be in a unique position of having a thorough understanding of both the geosciences and engineering issues relevant to hydrocarbon reservoir behavior. 

The programme is deliberately intensive, typically consisting of working a full 5 days per week of lectures and practical work, including labs or tutorial exercises designed to teach practical skills in addition to learning theory. The programme includes two field trips to observe geology in the field, both for those with and without prior geological experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reservoir concepts
  • Reservoir sedimentology
  • Rock mechanics, geomechanics and geophysics
  • Formation evaluation
  • Well testing and production logging
  • Geological modelling and management
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Reservoir simulation

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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27600 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    13064 GBP/year
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