Syllabus


Core modules

  • Petroleum Geology and Petroleum Systems
  • Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Basin Analysis
  • Petrophysics
  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Seismic Methods (Processing and Interpretation)
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering

The M.Sc. lecture classes and labs are located on the School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. There are three labs for educational and research interests of the postgraduate students. The first one is a fully equipped Petrel Lab for seismic interpretation, reservoir modeling and basin modeling. Moreover, a CMG lab for reservoir simulation. Finally, there is a Drilling Fluids Testing Lab, equipped with Fann instruments.

Fieldworks

  • Kavala Oil S.A. – Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons [Subsidiary of Energean Oil and Gas], Kavala, Northern Greece: Company visit, Onshore and Offshore facilities.
  • Vathilakos Kozanis (1 day): Shallow well drilling.
  • Revithousa (Attica) and Patras, Greece (5 days): Company visit to the “Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator S.A.” (Liquefaction and Storage of Natural Gas Facilities). Fieldwork in the Gulf of Patras for gas seepages and use of the side scan and bottom scan for seabed and near seabed imaging. Fieldwork in Western Greece (source and reservoir rocks, tectonics, hydrocarbons migration and trapping mechanisms).

 

 Summer Internships

Every year an effort is made to place most of our students for summer internships in oil and gas companies.

 Independent Project

Takes place between February and June of the fourth semester. Many of the projects are provided by Greek oil and gas companies, which provide data for use in the courses, presentations to supplement course material and help the students to conduct their internships and their individual research projects with an industry host.

 

TOTAL ECTS

30

1rst Semester

Course code

COURSE TITLE 1rst SEMESTER

ECTS

 HGA-1Y Petroleum Geology and Petroleum Systems  5
 HGA-2Y Hydrocarbon classification-resources and reserves 2
 HGA-3Y Sedimentary Basins – Sedimentation processes – Paleogeography – Paleoenvironment 4
 HGA-4Y Clastic and Carbonate sediments – sequence stratigraphy 5
 HGA-5Y Hydocarbon traps – Tectonics –Reservoir petrophysical properties 5
 HGA-6Y Organic Geochemistry 4
 HGA-7Y Gas seepage as indicator of oil/gas reservoirs 5

TOTAL ECTS

30

2nd Semester

Course code

COURSE TITLE 2nd SEMESTER

ECTS

 HGB-1Y Non-Seismic Geophysical Methods in oil and gas exploration  3
 HGB-2Y Seismic Methods in oil and gas exploration 5
 HGB-3Y Data processing in a seismic survey for oil and gas exploration 5
 HGB-4Y Geological interpretation of reflection seismic data 4
 HGB-5Y Geostatistical oil and gas reserves estimation 3
 HGB-6Y Borehole logging: Recording and Interpretation 4
 HGB-7Y B7-1, B7-2, B7-3, B7-4 (Must be chosen 2 out of 4 elective courses) 6

TOTAL ECTS

30

3rd Semester

Course code

COURSE TITLE 3rd SEMESTER

ECTS

 HGC-1Y Drilling Engineering  5
 HGC-2Y Legal and Regulatory Framework 3
 HGC-3Y Reservoir engineering and reservoir fluids/sampling and analysis 3
 HGC-4Y Production engineering & well performance 5
 HGC-5Y Markets of Hydrocarbons and Valuation 5
 HGC-6Y Environmental issues, Health & Safety 3
 HGC-7Y C7-1, C7-2, C7-3 (Must be chosen 2 out of 3 elective courses) 6

TOTAL ECTS

30

4th Semester

Course code

COURSE TITLE 4 th SEMESTER

ECTS

 HGD-1Y Environmental planning, impact analysis and risk assessment  3
 HGD-2Y Production technology 3
 HGD-3Y Sequence Stratigraphy simulation and reservoir modeling 4
 HGD-4Y Postgraduate Dissertation Thesis 20
Total postgraduate program ECTS   120

Elective Courses

Course code

ELECTIVE COURSE TITLE

ECTS

 HGB-7.1E Sedimentary Basins of Greece and SW Mediterranean Sea  3
 HGB-7.2E Applied Sedimentology 3
 HGB-7.3E Forecasting the Hydrocarbon Markets 3
 HGB-7.4E Performance assessment and management 3
 HGC-7.1E Process Engineering and surface facilities 3
 HGC-7.2E Fluid motion in porous materials 3
 HGC-7.3E Production Logging 3