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Petroleum Geophysics

Master’s Degree Program M.S. in Geophysics with a Specialization in Petroleum Geophysics Cohort 27 (Spring Semester 2022 – Spring Semester 2023)

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

Subsequent Program (Cohort 29) Start Date: June 2023

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)

Spring 2022
6381 - Petroleum Geology
January 21 – February 16, 2022 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
University of Houston
6380 - Sequence Stratigraphy
February 18 – March 9, 2022 Dr. Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster & University of Houston
6350 - Advanced Structural Geology
March 11 – March 30, 2022 Dr. Steve Naruk
University of Houston
6395 - Petroleum Seismology
April 1 – May 4, 2022 Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou
University of Houston

Summer 2022
6390 - 3D Seismic Exploration I
June 3 – June 22, 2022 Dr. Kurt Marfurt
University of Oklahoma
7325 - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
June 24 – July 20, 2022 Dr. Michael Myers
University of Houston
6393 - Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
July 22 – August 3, 2022 Dr. Fred Hilterman
University of Houston

Fall 2022
7333 - Seismic Wave and Ray Theory
August 26 – September 21, 2022 Dr. Leon Thomsen
University of Houston
7324 - Rock Physics
September 23 – October 19, 2022 Dr John Castagna
University of Houston
7341 - Geophysical Data Processing
October 21 – November 16, 2022 Dr. Steve Hill
Colorado School of Mines

Spring 2023
7330 - Potential Fields Methods
January 20 – February 15, 2023 Drs. Stuart Hall & Dale Bird
University of Houston
7323 - Borehole Geophysics
February 17 – March 8, 2023 Dr. Robert Hardage
University of Texas
7301 - Capstone Project - Petroleum Geophysics
January 20 – May 15, 2023 Faculty
University of Houston

Contact Information

Director, Professional Geoscience Programs:
Dr. Donald S. Van Nieuwenhuise
Phone: 713-743-3423
Fax: 713-748-7906
Email: donvann@uh.edu
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5007