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Petroleum Geology

Master’s Degree Program M.S. in Geology with a Specialization in Petroleum Geology

Cohort 26 (Fall Semester 2021 – Fall Semester 2022)

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

Subsequent Program (Cohort 28) Start Date: Mid-January 2023 (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.

Course & Date Instructor(s)
Fall 2021
6363 - Carbonate Sedimentology
August 27 – September 22, 2021 Dr. Jeff Dravis
Rice University
6358 - Terrigenous Depositional Systems
September 24 – October 20, 2021 Dr. William Dupre
University of Houston
6372 - Petroleum Geochemistry
October 29 – November 24, 2021 Dr. Adry Bissada
University of Houston
Spring 2022 Proposed
6381 - Petroleum Geology
Jan 21 – February 16, 2022 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
University of Houston
6380 - Sequence Stratigraphy
February 18 – March 9, 2022 Dr. Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster & University of Houston
6350 - Advanced Structural Geology
March 11 – March 30, 2022 Dr. Steve Naruk
University of Houston
6395 - Petroleum Seismology
April 1 – May 4, 2022 Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou
University of Houston
Summer 2022 Proposed
6390 - 3D Seismic Exploration I
June 3 – June 22, 2022 Dr. Kurt Marfurt
University of Oklahoma
7325 - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
June 24 – July 20, 2022 Dr. Michael Myers
University of Houston
6393 - Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
July 22 – August 10, 2022 Dr. Fred Hilterman
University of Houston
Fall 2022 Proposed
6379 - Applied Biostratigraphy
August 26 – September 21, 2022 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise & Peter Copeland
University of Houston
6351 - Basin Modeling
September 23 – October 12, 2022 Dr. Jolante Van Wijk
New Mexico
6397 - Capstone Project - Petroleum Geology
October 14 – December 19, 2022 Faculty
University of Houston

Contact Information

Director, Professional Geoscience Programs:
Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
Phone: 713-743-3423
Fax: 713-743-4544
Email: donvann@uh.edu
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5007