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Graduate Studies in Reservoir Characterization

Graduate Studies in Reservoir Characterization

Submitted by nnreimer.local on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:44pm

As a graduate student in the reservoir characterization program, you will receive broad training in a variety of disciplines, including reservoir engineering, geology, geophysics, petrophysics and team dynamics. Your diverse expertise will make you a key member of any multidisciplinary team working in the exploration, development and production of petroleum resources.

What degree programs are offered?

The interdisciplinary specialization in reservoir characterization is open to students in a course-based master's program in chemical and petroleum engineering or geoscience. The program integrates reservoir engineering, geology, geophysics and reservoir characterization. Graduates receive the degree of the home program. (The MEng degree for engineering students and the MSc degree for geoscience students.)

You can find more information in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the program requirements?

MEng (course based) program requirements:

Students must complete 10 half-course equivalents and finish the program with a reservoir characterization project. This final project is done in a team environment with engineers, geologists and geophysicists.

General program guidelines

  • Complete 10 half-course equivalents
  • Team-based capstone project in last term
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale)
  • Residence requirement: Yes
  • Foreign language: No
  • Computer language: No
  • Comprehensive exam: Yes

All students will normally be considered to have full-time status. (In exceptional circum­stances part-time status may be considered, but it must be approved by the Graduate Director.)

Find more information on program requirements in the University of Calgary Calendar.

What are the admission requirements?

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, all applicants must meet the minimum standards of the home program. Details on specific requirements for the MSc and MEng programs are available in the University of Calgary Calendar.

How do I apply?

The application deadline for the September or January terms is March 15 of the preceding year. You must complete this online application.

For more information, visit the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering admissions web page.

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Program Information

Dr. Jerry Jensen 
Reservoir Characterization Program Coordinator 

Admissions enquiries:

Arthur De Vera
Graduate Program Administrator 
Phone: 403-220-4802

Suha Abusalim
Graduate Program Administrator 
Phone: 403-220-4801
Fax: 403-284-4852

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