M.Sc. On Campus

Reservoir Geology

University of Bergen

24 months
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University of Bergen's Reservoir Geology study combines the classic natural sciences chemistry, physics and mathematics with geology to give a solid scientific fundament in order to tackle challenges related to production of oil and gas.


Key facts

University of Bergen's Reservoir Geology study is in particular directed towards mechanisms for production of oil and the study of multi-phase flow in porous media. The aim is to take advantage of research and expertise both from internal (UiB) and external research environments to educate candidates with technological competence suited for work in the petroleum industry.

Porous and permeable reservoir rocks are the basis for the presence of oil or gas, and to what extent these resources can be produced. For these reasons it is important to map out the geology of the reservoir, both by analyzing the stratigraphy and studying the sedimentology and geometry of the constituent geological formations. Key reservoir properties can also be analyzed through different laboratory methods to obtain information about porosity and permeability, fundamental parameters in determining the potential for flow of oil and gas through the reservoir.

Programme Structure

  • Evaluate the geometry and flow properties of a reservoir
  • Acquiring knowledge about a research topic form the scientific literature
  • Formulating a hypothesis that can be proved or disproved
  • Making a critical evaluation of the existing knowledge in the field and identify areas that need new knowledge or understanding
  • Evaluating methods and choosing a methodology that could lead to the required knowledge
  • Completing the research task
  • Interpreting the results in light of the initial hypothesis
  • Presenting the work orally and in writing using the established formats of scientific publication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to apply for the Master Programme in reservoir geology you need a bachelor degree in petroleum and process technology or the like. The degree needs to fulfill specific admission requirements.
  • Norwegian bachelor degrees in petroleum technology (UiS) and oil and gas technology (NTNU), or equivalent bachelor degrees where courses similar to PTEK211, PTEK212 and GEOV260 are included.
  • Norwegian bachelor degrees in energy where courses similar to PTEK211, PTEK212 and GEOV260 are included.

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
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