M.Sc. On Campus

Reservoir Chemistry

University of Bergen

24 months
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University of Bergen's Reservoir Chemistry combines chemistry, physics and mathematics with geology to provide a sound background for working with problems related to oil and gas production.


Key facts

University of Bergen's Reservoir Chemistry study is particularly aimed at understanding the mechanisms oil recovery and multiphase flow in porous media. The study aims at using expertise from within the University in cooperation with external research environments so that the candidates develop a technological competence that is relevant for work in the oil industry.

In principle Reservoir Chemistry covers the entire production chain from composition and use of the drilling fluid, corrosion control, oil recovery and treatment of the produced oil. The main focus is enhanced oil recovery. Amongst the important parameters studied is how to reduce the interfacial tension between water and oil, how to measure and possibly change the wetting conditions of oil reservoirs, and how pores may be blocked permanently or semipermanently.

Programme Structure

  • 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 chemistry you need a bachelor degree in petroleum and process technology or the like. The degree needs to fulfill specific admission requirements.
  • Bachelor degree in petroleum and process technology
  • Bachelor degree in physics, mathematics, or chemistry (courses KJEM110, KJEM210, PTEK211, PTEK212 and GEOV260 must be included)
  • Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences with topics covering the admission and grading requirements (the courses do not need to be part of the degree)

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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