Petroleum Geophysics CMU : Overview




This course is a 1.5 year, full-time program and covers the principles, uses, and interpretation of geophysical data (primarily seismic reflection data) in the petroleum industry. The course begins in mid August.

Career in geophysics

A career in geophysics offers considerable opportunities for a profession in high demand with exciting intellectual challenges. This course is aimed at professionals in the oil industry wishing to enhance their technical skills and qualifications, as well as newcomers to the industry aiming to obtain a broad, applied technical background in preparation for a professional career in petroleum geophysics.

Sponsorship of the program by PTTEP emphasizes the importance industry places on the need for well educated professionals, and the significant role that geophysics plays in the modern petroleum industry. The program uses commercial technology and software packages in courses that are focused on current industry practices. Lecturers are from industry experts.

To develop technical expertise a substantial amount of practical project work, and fieldwork is part of the course.