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Petroleum Geology

Masters Degree Program M.Sc. in Geology with a Specialization in Petroleum Geology Cohort 20 (Fall Semester 2017 – Fall Semester 2018)

Program will be taught at:
The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston

Subsequent Program (Cohort 22) Start Date: Late January 2019 (Spring Semester)

Future Cohorts: This program is run in cohorts, a set curriculum with students following through each course together in the total curriculum (see schedule below). New cohorts start after the conclusion of the current cohort in the same specialization. Geology cohorts are currently even numbered and Geophysics cohorts are currently odd numbered. Mid-stream admissions are possible by permission only and are not encouraged. The curriculum is linear, focused, and accelerated. The student derives the most benefit from this novel approach if started from the beginning of the program and following through the curriculum as planned until completed.

Typical Class Times: Fridays 1–5 pm, Saturdays 8 am–4:30 pm, Wednesdays, exam only 7–10 pm. Each class has three weekends with Friday and Saturday classes followed by a fourth Friday Class. The following Wednesday is the normally scheduled exam time. Schedules are subject to change due to instructor illnesses or other scheduling conflicts. Some compression or extension of class dates may be necessary.

DateInstructor(s)
Fall 2017
6363 - Carbonate Sedimentology
August 25 – September 27, 2017 Dr. Jeff Dravis
Rice University
6358 - Terrigenous Depositional Systems
September 29 – October 25, 2017 Dr. William Dupre
University of Houston
6372 - Petroleum Geochemistry
October 27 – November 29, 2017 Dr. Adry Bissada
University of Houston
Spring 2018
6381 - Petroleum Geology
January 19 – February 14, 2018 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
University of Houston
6380 - Sequence Stratigraphy
February 16 – March 7, 2018 Dr. Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster & University of Houston
6350 - Advanced Structural Geology
March 9 – April 11, 2018 Dr. Michael Murphy
University of Houston
6395 - Petroleum Seismology
April 13 – May 9, 2018 Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou
University of Houston
Summer 2018
6390 - 3D Seismic Exploration I
May 25  – June 13, 2018 Dr. Kurt Marfurt
University of Oklahoma
7325 - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
June 15– July 11, 2018 Dr. Michael Myers
University of Houston
6393 - Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
July 13 – August 8, 2018 Dr. Fred Hilterman
University of Houston
Fall 2018
6379 - Applied Biostratigraphy
August 24– September 26, 2018 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise & Peter Copeland
University of Houston
6351 - Basin Modeling
September 28 – October 24, 2018 Dr. Jolante Van Wijk
New Mexico
6397 - Capstone Project - Petroleum Geology
October 26 – December 3, 2018 Faculty
University of Houston

Contact Information

Department Chairman:
Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou

Director, Professional Geoscience Programs:
Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
Phone: 713-743-3423
Fax: 713-743-4544
Email: donvann@uh.edu

Department of Earth & Atmospheric Science
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5007