MSc in Petroleum Geoscience

The Australian School of Petroleum is Australia's distinguished centre of excellence for petroleum geoscience and engineering education, research and training, with very strong links to industry. The Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience) is a 1-year program aimed at increasing student knowledge in the essential areas of petroleum geoscience, and training students to use industry-standard techniques and software. Students receive a thorough grounding in the principles of exploration and development geoscience, while being exposed to the practical aspects of the oil and gas industry through internationally experienced staff.

The MSc has a duration of 1 year full time study, with the academic year running from February to December. It includes ¾ coursework and ¼ is in the form of an integrated team project. The aim of the Petroleum Geoscience Coursework Program is to give students a solid understanding of the major disciplines and tools used in the field of petroleum geoscience. It was set up following extensive consultation with the petroleum industry, and is regularly reviewed to ensure its continuing relevance. The ASP's multidisciplinary philosophy is reflected in the course curriculum, including: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Structural Geology and Geomechanics, Geophysics, Well Site Operations, Petroleum Systems and Basin Analysis, Reservoir Seals and Pay, Reservoir Characterisation, Unconventional Resources, Decision Making, Reservoir Engineering and Professional Skills. Within the coursework program, students undertake a field trip to the Sydney Basin in order to evaluate the basin fill and petroleum systems. The project involves a petroleum systems evaluation of a basin.

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If you require further technical information about the program, please contact MSc Program Co-ordinator: Dr Khalid Amrouch or

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