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Petroleum Geology

Master of Science in Geology with a Specialization in Petroleum Geology

Cohort 16 Schedule (Spring 2015 – Spring 2016)

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

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. In the schedule below you can see Cohort 18 will start at the end of Cohort 16. Geology cohorts are currently even numbered and Geophysics cohorts are currently odd numbered. Mid-stream admissions are possible by permission only. 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.

Subsequent Program (Cohort 18) Start Date: Late May 2016 (Summer Semester)

Application Deadline for Cohort 18: March 14, 2016. All material should be received prior to this date.

Typical Class Times: Fridays 1-5 pm, Saturdays 8 am-4:30 pm, Wednesdays, exam only 6-9 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.

Date Instructor(s)
Spring 2015
6363 - Carbonate Sedimentology
January 23 - February 18, 2015 Dr. Henry Chafetz
University of Houston
6358 - Terrigenous Depositional Systems
February 20 - March 18, 2015 Dr. William Dupre
University of Houston
6372 - Petroleum Geochemistry
March 27 - April 29, 2015 Dr. Adry Bissada
University of Houston
Summer 2015
6381 - Petroleum Geology
May 29 - June 24, 2015 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
University of Houston
6380 - Sequence Stratigraphy
uly 10 - July 29, 2015 Dr. Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster & University of Houston
6395 - Petroleum Seismology
July 31 - August 26, 2015 Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou
University of Houston
Fall 2015
6350 - Advanced Structural Geology
August 28 - September 23, 2015 Dr. Michael Murphy
University of Houston
6390 - 3D Seismic Exploration I
September 25 - October 21, 2015 Dr. Pete Emmet
University of Houston
7325 - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
October 23 - November 18 2015 Dr. Michael Myers
University of Houston
Spring 2016
6393 - Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
January 22 - February 17, 2016 Dr. Fred Hilterman
University of Houston
6379 - Applied Biostratigraphy
February 19 - March 16, 2016 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise & Peter Copeland
University of Houston
6351 - Basin Modeling
March 18 - April 13, 2016 Dr. Jolante Van Wijk
New Mexico
6397 - Capstone Project - Petroleum Geology
April 14 - May 13, 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
Email: donvann@uh.edu

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