Master of Science (Petroleum Geoscience)


The Master of Science Program in Petroleum Geoscience is an international graduate program that offers an excellent opportunity for applicants with outstanding academic records and those with certain experiences in petroleum industries to advance their knowledge and skills. Throughout the course of study, students will be exposed to excellent learning atmospheres under the close supervision of our well-qualified and experienced staff arid via our modern teaching and research facilities. The program receives financial and technical support from PTT Exploration and Production Public Company (PTTEP) through the collaborative agreement with Chiang Mai University

Currently, a large number of international oil companies operating in the Southeast Asian region have expressed an increasing demand for well-qualified petroleum geoscientists who are competent in integrating knowledge and skills in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry for the exploration and development of hydrocarbons. This provides a golden opportunity for graduates from the Petroleum Geoscience Program to take such challenging and fulfilling jobs.



The Petroleum Geoscience Program aims to develop well-qualified petroleum geoscientists who possess advanced knowledge and skills to conduct hydrocarbon exploration and development in an international environment. Research carried out by students and staff is expected to bring new knowledge for the development of new production fields and to enhance petroleum recovery from existing fields.





The Master of Science Program in Petroleum Geoscience is categorised as Plan B in which students are required to complete a total of at least 36 credits. The total credits earned shall comprise a minimum of 30 credits for coursework and 6 credits for an independentstudy. Students are expected to complete the entire program within 1 year.



Students may select their independent study topics aligned with the research trend of the Petroleum Geoscience Program as follows:

- Integration of geological. geophysical, and geochemical data in the studies of geology and basin evolution in Thailand and Southeast Asian region for the appraisal of petroleum potentials and for efficient production planning. - Petroleum systems modeling that encompasses the genesis, migration, and accumulation of hydrocarbons.

- Integration of geological, geophysical, and geochemical data in the studies to enhance hydrocarbon recovery in existing production fields.



Applicants should meet the following requirements:

- Hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in geology, geotechnology. geological engineering, or related fields from accredited colleges or universities.

- Have acquired a TOEFL score (or equivalent English proficiency test) with a minimum score of 500, valid during the period of application.



- Prof. Dr. Kittichai Wattananikorn, Ph.D. (Applied Geophysics)

- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Benjavun Ratanasthien, Ph.D. (Sedimentary Geochemistry)

- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sampan Singharajwarapan,
Ph.D., (Structural Geology/Tectonics)

- Asst. Prof. Dr. Wutti Uttamo, Ph.D. (Sedimentology / Basin Analysis)

- Asst. Prof. Dr. Fongsaward S. Singharajwarapan, Ph.D. (Geological Engineering)

- Dr. Wittaya Khandharosa, Dr. rer. nat. (Sed i mentology/Strati g raphy)

-Dr. Pisanu Wongpornchai, Dr. mont. (Exploration Geophysics)

-Dr. Sarawute Chantraprasert, Ph.D. (Structural Geology/Tectonics)

-Dr. Siriporn Chaisri. Ph.D. (Exploration Seismology)

-Mr. Nutthawut Wonganan. M.Sc. (Petroleum Geoscience)



-Prof. Dr. Christopher F. Elders. Ph.D., Royal Holloway. University of London

-Dr. Gary Nichols, Ph.D., Royal Holloway, University of London

-Prof. Dr. Spencer H. Wood. Ph.D., Boise State University, USA

-Dr. Brady Rhodes, Ph.D.. California State University at Fullerton, USA



Dr. Sarawute Chantraprasert

Department of Geological Sciences Faculty of Science,

Chiang Mai University Chiang Mai 50200 THAILAND

Tel: (66 53) 943417-8

Fax: (66 53) 892261

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