Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Petrology Applied Physics

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

This prestigious programme has been developed to help address the recognised shortage of skilled petrophysicists in the energy industry. The objective of the MSc is to produce practitioners for the future and is aimed at people from a scientific, mathematic or engineering background, who wish to progress into a petrophysics role. This programme seeks to deliver the practical knowledge and understanding necessary for early career petrophysicists to complement and enrich their job experience, and for more experienced petrophysicists or related disciplines to acquire a master’s degree. The key benefits are: Gain knowledge and understanding of key elements of the Petrophysics discipline; gain confidence in your skills of interpretation and analysis; enhance your career; improve your contribution to your company’s decision making and strategic direction; improve your team working and project management skills; learn from experts in their discipline; guided application of new skills; knowledge and recent developments in petrophysics; achieve a masters degree on successful completion of all the component courses.

Different course options
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Full time | King's Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, August 2016.

Introduction to Petrophysics and its Role in the Oil and Gas Industry (15 Credits)

This module covers principles of petroleum exploration, development and production; basic understanding required to perform a simple reservoir evaluation; and integration of log and core data to fully describe variation in reservoir properties and how they are distributed.

Integrating Petrophysics and Seismic Data for Reservoir Characterisation (15 Credits)

The key objective of this module is to understand how petrophysical data, both core and log, can be used to calibrate and predict the seismic response of hydrocarbon reservoirs. This can be used throughout field life from reducing exploration risk at the early stages to better quantifying the differences seen in time lapse seismic for reservoir management and field development.

Reservoir Surveillance and Operational Petrophyics (15 Credits)

Reservoir surveillance provides an understanding of well and reservoir performance to enable efficient management of field production and injection. The course will provide students with an overview of the role of petrophysics in the long term monitoring of reservoirs, including linking to other disciplines and the use of legacy data in understanding the decades-long evolution of reservoir performance. This links strongly to the day-to-day reality of petrophysical operations, which provide many of the inputs to reservoir models used to predict reservoir performance and to determine the value of assets. A clear understanding of modelling objectives, methods to be used and uncertainties, across all of the subsurface disciplines is necessary to ensure that reservoir properties are effectively represented.

Tuition fees
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UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
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Students should have a 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours degree, or an Honours degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth, in Engineering, Geoscience, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Computing Science. Other science qualifications will be considered.

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