M.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • Free (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Free (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

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| Stavanger, Norway
The department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering and geosciences education worldwide. The M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry.



This Master's of Science programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry. Students 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, students will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry.

The degree qualifies students for a broad range of positions both at the operators and service sectors of the oil industry. It also qualifies for other positions in which geosciences are applied, such as construction, mining, underground water and environmental geology.

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Tuition fee
  • Free ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Free ( National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.


The University of Stavanger is a state university and does not charge tuition fees. However, all students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 per semester.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

These are the courses offered for 2016/2017. They are subject to change.

  • Health, Safety, and Environment
  • Structural Styles
  • Seismic Reflection Methods
  • Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Depositional Systems
  • Petroleum Systems
  • Petrophysics and Seismic Analysis
  • Reservoir Characterisation
  • Decision Analysis and Geostatistics
  • 3D Structural and Geological Modelling
  • Seismic Interpretation
  • Advanced Fieldwork Methodology for Petroleum Geologists
  • Thesis Seminar
  • Master Thesis

In addition, there are many elective courses offered.

For detailed information about the courses please visit our webpage.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in another discipline may also be taken into consideration if they have least 40 ECTS credits in geosciences, geology or geophysics
  • All applicants have to document at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus of probability

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University of Stavanger

Stavanger, Norway

Norway The University of Stavanger (UiS) has approximately 10 700 students and 1 500 academic, administration, and service staff. It offers a wide range of study and research programmes. The UiS consists of the Faculty of Arts and Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the Museum of Archaeology.

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