Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs (rocks and fluids). It is the first such program in North America, and addresses properties of subsurface rock formations and the fluids within those strata with particular application to the petroleum exploration and production industry. The course work including graduate research project is a multidisciplinary program with Geology, Physics, and Natural Gas Engineering courses.
Course Code Course Name
PHYS 5382 Exploration Geophysics
PHYS 5385 Seismology
PHYS 5388 Borehole Geophysics
GEOL 5305 Graduate Research Project
GEOL 5310 Topic: Petroleum Geology
GEOL 5311 Geochemistry
GEOL 5319 Geology of Groundwater
NGEN 5303 Special Topic: Advanced Petrophysics
NGEN 5310 Petroleum Property Evaluation
NGEN 5312 Pressure Transient Analysis
NGEN 5363 Advanced Reservoir Engineering
NGEN 5387 Quantitative Well Logging Analysis
A bachelor's degree in Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry (or related areas) is required. Students not having enough background may need to take additional undergraduate courses.
Please consult the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Graduate Catalog on-line at: http://www.tamuk.edu/grad/
Contact Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti, the graduate coordinator for the MS in Petrophysics, if you are interested in pursuing this program.