Faculty of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Petroleum Geoscience

ธรณีศาสตร์ปิโตรเลียม

Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

2

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • Prestigious University in the Heart of Bangkok
  • Highly-Qualified and Experienced Team of Professors
  • Strong Emphasis on Practicality
  • Fully-Equipped Facilities and Technical Support Services

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Room 233, Department of Geology
Faculty of Science

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2218 5524
+66 2218 5526
mscpetrolgeo@gmail.com 

Overview

Launched in 2009, the M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience is a one-year, full-time English-language program offered by the Department of Geology, the Faculty of Science. The prime goal of the program is to become a leader in the field of petroleum geoscience education and research within Southeast Asia. 

Our program recognizes that high-quality research is an integral part of any successful post-graduate science degrees. Consequently, we started a research program that focuses on areas of technical concern that are important to the petroleum industry of Thailand and Southeast Asia as a whole. Staff and student research projects will span a wide range of geological systems and geographic areas and include studies based on outcrop and subsurface data.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

Prestigious University in the Heart of Bangkok

Chulalongkorn University is one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand. Our campus is conveniently located in the heart of Bangkok and easily accessible via public transportation.  Major petroleum industries, as well as national and international companies are in proximity to the campus. 

2

Highly-Qualified and Experienced Team of Professors

The M.Sc. program is taught to rigorous international standards. The courses are taught by leading researchers in the field, both from inside and outside Chulalongkorn University, who have well-established links with the petroleum industry. The program is specifically directed towards geologists and geophysicists providing broad technical and theoretical training in Reservoir Geology, Geophysics, Exploration Geology, and Basin Studies for petroleum exploration and production. Guest speakers who are all active consultants or employees in the petroleum industry, are invited regularly to share their considerable expertise and industrial links.

3

Strong Emphasis on Practicality

A strong emphasis is placed on developing the skills required for employment in the petroleum industry. Consequently, the courses all include a significant component of practical problem-solving and exercises.

4

Fully-Equipped Facilities and Technical Support Services

The program staff also offers a wide variety of technical services in exploration and production geology and geophysics. These range from integrated basin analysis to detailed reservoir studies including sequence stratigraphic analysis of seismic and well data, structural analysis and interpretation of well and seismic data, and petrographic and facies analysis of clastic and carbonate sediments. Students will also enjoy fully equipped learning facilities, such as:

  • Dedicated lecture room, computer laboratory & microscope room
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Electronic journal subscriptions
  • Research-grade petrographic, vitrinite & kerogen image-analyzer
  • Petrographic microscopes
  • Portable permeameter
  • Portable gamma-ray scintillometer
  • 15 high-end workstations
  • Fully integrated network with an 8TB, 16GB RAM server.

Career Opportunities

The petroleum industry is the largest employer of earth science graduates.  Our students, after their graduation, will have great employment prospects in Thailand and overseas in oil companies, consultancies, service companies, government bodies, the financial sector, and in teaching and research. During their research projects, students will have the opportunity to work within sponsor oil company offices, gaining valuable industrial experience. Our graduates have a very strong track record of employability. 

Admission

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Applicants must currently enroll in their final year of high school – Mathayom 6 or its equivalent levels according to terms and conditions set by Chulalongkorn University.

2. Applicants must have achieved a minimum score in any one of the following proficiency tests. (All tests must have been taken less than two (2) years prior to the application date.)

  • CU-AAT – Verbal 400 or higher, and when combined with Math 900 or higher
  • New SAT – Evidence-based Reading and Writing 450 or higher and when combined with Math 980 or higher

3. Initially, applicants will be evaluated based on the following test scores:

  • CU-AAT (Verbal Section) or New SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing) 65 %
  • CU-AAT (Math Section) or New SAT (Math) 35 %

For details, please visit our Admission Page, here.

Academic Year Calendar

First Semester (Fall): August – December
Second Semester (Spring): January – May
Summer Semester: June – July

Contact

Department of Geology

Faculty of Science

Chulalongkorn University

Room 233, Department of Geology

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel
+66 2218 5524
+66 2218 5526

Email
mscpetrolgeo@gmail.com

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