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Petroleum Geophysics

Master’s Degree Program M.S. in Geophysics with a Specialization in Petroleum Geophysics Cohort 23 (Summer Semester 2019 – Summer Semester 2020)

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

Subsequent Program (Cohort 25) Start Date: August 2020

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 2019
6381 - Petroleum Geology
May 31 – June 26, 2019 Dr. Don Van Nieuwenhuise
University of Houston
6380 - Sequence Stratigraphy
June 28 – July 24, 2019 Dr. Janok Bhattacharya
McMaster & University of Houston
6350 - Advanced Structural Geology
July 26 – August 14, 2019 Dr. Michael Murphy
University of Houston
Fall 2019
6395 - Petroleum Seismology
August 23 – September 25, 2019 Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou
University of Houston
6390 - 3D Seismic Exploration I
September 27 – October 30, 2019 Dr. Kurt Marfurt
University of Oklahoma
7325 - Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation
November 1 – November 20, 2019 Dr. Michael Myers
University of Houston
Spring 2020
6393 - Seismic Amplitude Interpretation
January 17 – February 12, 2020 Dr. Fred Hilterman
University of Houston
7333 - Seismic Wave and Ray Theory
February 14 – March 11, 2020 Dr. Leon Thomsen
University of Houston
7341 - Geophysical Data Processing
March 13 – April 1, 2020 Dr. Steve Hill
Colorado School of Mines
7324 - Rock Physics
April 3 – April 29, 2020 Dr John Castagna
University of Houston
Summer 2020 (Proposed)
7330 - Potential Fields Methods
May 29 – June 24, 2020 Drs. Stuart Hall & Dale Bird
University of Houston
7323 - Borehole Geophysics
June 26 – July 22, 2020 Dr. Robert Hardage
University of Texas
6397 - Capstone Project - Petroleum Geophysics
July 23 – August, 2020 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