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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Chemistry

    Engineering

    Geology

    Materials Science

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months (MSc) 9 months (PgDip)

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

This programme is ideally situated to take advantage of the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen city and its industry experts who have a strong input into the programme content and structure. Aberdeen is internationally recognised as one of the major world energy hubs where there are many FTSE 100 companies trading in oil and gas and many newer renewable industries from the city. On top of this the city provides a wider supply of specialists, consultants, suppliers and regulation to the industry either in the city or around it. The combination of academic overview and industry expertise ensures that you have a good range of skills and knowledge which is applicable to the global oil and gas and energy market on a global scale. This is an ideal programme if you are international or work or want to work internationally. Your skills are ideally placed to scope out maximising oil field recovery from declining field areas on top of upstream Geoscience knowledge from initial exploration to mature and declining field recovery.

University of Aberdeen has been running this programme since 1973 to the current day, learning with the energy industry This means that the programme is not only robust drawing on historical learning relevant to the current day, but highly regarded internationally. This strength of this wide ranging knowledge feeds down directly to you as a student and afterwards as a highly trained professional within the energy market. The programme is further strengthened by covering several related disciplines such as Geophysics, Geology, Environmental Sciences and application to oil and gas industries.

Regarded as the best of its kind in the world the programme gives you vocational training in Geoscience skills for minerals exploration and production, including: seismic interpretation, petrophysical analysis, geochemical evaluation, sedimentology, structural analysis, and reservoir modelling. You work on exciting and challenging projects throughout the year set by major oil and gas operators in the city which include Shell, Chevron and BP. Your work is further enhanced by a trip to Utah where you study some of the oldest rocks in the world and some of the most fascinating layers of our history on earth.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Geophysics and Petrophysics
  • Applied Sedimentology

Semester 2

  • Production Geology
  • Regional Exploration
  • Professional Skills Incorporating Field Trip

Semester 3

  • Project in Integrated Petroleum Geosciences

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • One of the best in the world in the heart of the European oil industry in Aberdeen
  • The programme focuses on upstream Geoscience from initial exploration to recovering declining fields
  • You learn how to work in multidisciplinary teams involved in hydrocarbon exploration
  • You join 98% of graduates in the past decade employed immediately in the oil and gas industry

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full time
  • 12 Months
  • September start

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