M.S. or Master of Science is a Post Graduate degree in a Technical stream of education. It is equivalent to M.E. or M.Tech and is available in all the fields of the Technical field. M.S. in Petroleum and Exploration is related to the studies done by petroleum geologist and geophysicists while searching hydrocarbon deposits under the Earth’s surface like oil and natural gases. The course has includes different dimensions like refining and petrochemical production processes, material science, new process technologies waste disposal, etc. Candidates also learn about petroleum systems, exploration geosciences, evaluation of sedimentary basins, etc through this course.
Candidates holding Graduation degree like B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering), B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) in petroleum-related specialization from a reputed institute are eligible for this course. The minimum qualifying marks must be more than 60% as an aggregate for this course.
Most of the institutes also have some age criteria and that need to be checked as it varies from one to another institute.
This course is considered as one of the best professional course hence candidates face lots of competition for admissions. Most of the reputed institutes conduct entrance examinations and then interview sessions to shortlist the candidates depending upon their performances in the same.
Interested candidates just need to submit the duly filled form before the last date and then a good preparation for the entrance test.
the duration is 2 years of the course. These 2 years are divided into 4 semesters; each having 6 months duration.
Further Study options
After completion of this degree, candidates interested in higher studies and have research aptitude should go for Ph.D. on the same subject. It is a research-based degree and gives an opportunity to enter the scientific world.
The course includes topics like Petroleum economics, risk analysis, Geophysical imaging and interpretation, petroleum geochemistry, basin analysis and modeling, etc. Candidates also learn about petrophysics, play fairway and prospect evaluation, Reservoir characteristics and Modeling, well site and operations Geology and other related topics. Details about 3D Seismic interpretation and Visualization are also included in the course. The course also emphasizes the management studies and communication skills which are helpful in professional life.
These candidates can become ad field Assistant, Drilling Superintendent, Field production Technician, research economist, financial controller, associate director corporate marketing, etc depending upon their interest and skills.
They can work on educational institutes, gas operating companies, Oil refineries, Environment Protection Agencies, etc.
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