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Petroleum Geosciences Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering at University of Stavanger, developed in close collaboration with the petroleum industry, is uniquely focused on the blending of geosciences and engineering for the specific needs of petroleum exploration and production.


A graduate of this Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering at University of Stavanger will be able to solve geoscientific problems by integrating surface and subsurface data and to integrate such information with petroleum engineers. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage, and implement technology. Graduates are qualified for a broad range of positions within the petroleum industry and other industries where both engineering and geosciences are applied.


The Master program in petroleum geosciences educates highly qualified geoscientists for a wide range of jobs in the oil and gas industry. This is an international industry, and Master students in petroleum geosciences will have many opportunities on the international job market after completing their degree.

Petroleum geoscientists are an important professional group within a number of business areas and sectors. 

These include:

  • the petroleum or mining industries
  • the construction sector
  • the environmental sector
  • technical organisations
  • education and research

Today's research and professional careers are characterised by a multidisciplinary approach. Petroleum geoscientists have the knowledge and background required to work with specialists from other subject areas to solve important tasks for the benefit of society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Structural Styles 
  •  Seismic Reflection Methods 
  •  Sequence Stratigraphy 
  •  Depositional Systems 
  •  Reservoir Characterisation 
  •  Seismic Analysis and Inversion
  •  Petroleum Systems

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              120 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

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            Academic Requirements

            General Requirements

            • CV
            • Transcript of records
            • Diploma(s)
            • English language requirements
            • Final diploma from higher secondary education
            • Passport copy
            • GMAT/GRE (only for MSc in Business Administration)
            • Documentation of Financing (if applicable)

            A Bachelor´s degree in Geosciences or equivalent is required:

            Applicants with a Bachelr's degree in geology and/or engineering degrees will also be considered if they document at least 40 ECTS credits in geosciences/geology/geophysics.

            All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA

              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 ($83) per semester. 

            Living costs for Stavanger

            • 10497 - 15900 NOK/month
              Living Costs

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