Petroleum Geology

Masters Degree Program M.Sc. in Geology with a Specialization in Petroleum Geology Cohort 18 Tentative Schedule (Summer Semester 2016 – Summer Semester 2017)

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

Subsequent Program (Cohort 20) Start Date: Late August 2017 (Fall 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.

Date Instructor(s)
Summer 2016
6363 - Carbonate Sedimentology
May 27 – June 22, 2016 Dr. Jeff Dravis
Rice University
6358 - Terrigenous Depositional Systems
June 24 – July 20, 2016 Dr. William Dupre
University of Houston
6372 - Petroleum Geochemistry
July 22 – August 17, 2016 Dr. Adry Bissada
University of Houston
Fall 2016
6381 - Petroleum Geology
August 26 – September 28, 2016 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
University of Houston
6380 - Sequence Stratigraphy
September 30 – October 26, 2016 Dr. Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster & University of Houston
6350 - Advanced Structural Geology
October 28 – November 30, 2016 Dr. Michael Murphy
University of Houston
Spring 2017
6395 - Petroleum Seismology
Jan – Feb, 2017 Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou
University of Houston
6390 - 3D Seismic Exploration I
Feb  – March, 2017 TBA
University of Houston
7325 - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
March – April 2017 Dr. Michael Myers
University of Houston
6393 - Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
April – May, 2017 Dr. Fred Hilterman
University of Houston
Summer 2017
6379 - Applied Biostratigraphy
May – June 17, 2017 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise & Peter Copeland
University of Houston
6351 - Basin Modeling
June – July, 2017 Dr. Jolante Van Wijk
New Mexico
6397 - Capstone Project - Petroleum Geology
July – August, 2016 Faculty
University of Houston

Contact Information

Department Chairman:
Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou

Director, Professional Geoscience Programs:
Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
Phone: 713-743-3423
Fax: 713-743-4544

Department of Earth & Atmospheric Science
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5007