M.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

University of Stavanger

Application deadline: 1st of March
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
Start date: August  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering and geosciences education worldwide. The MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry.

The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry, and qualifies for a broad range of positions within the oil industry, both at operators and in the service sectors.

A graduate of this programme will be able to solve geoscience problems by integrating different types of surface and subsurface data used in the oil industry and to integrate such information with petroleum engineers. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry.


These are the courses offered for 2014/2015. It is subject to change.

* Depositional Systems and Sequence Stratigraphy
* Structural Styles and Basin Analysis
* Seismic Reflection Methods
* Decision Analysis and Geostatistics
* 3D Structural and Geological Modelling
* Seismic Interpretation
* Petrophysics and Seismic Analysis
* Thesis Seminar
* Reservoir Characterisation
* Master Thesis

For detailed information about the courses please visit our webpage.


Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering and/or engineering Bachelor's degree with 30 ECTS points in mathematics and/or statistics, and 40 ECTS points in geosciences (geology and/or geophysics).

All candidates have to document on their academic transcript of records at least 30 ECTS points in mathematics/ statistics/ calculus of probability.

30 ECTS is roughly equivalent to a total workload of 17 percent (17%) of a total Bachelor's degree.

40 ECTS is roughly equivalent to a total workload of 22 percent (22%) of a total Bachelor's degree.

BSc in Norway provides the students with 180 ECTS points in total.

English Language Requirements

Proficiency in English is required from all students in Norway. Students who are not native speakers of English have to document their knowledge of English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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