MX Program in Reservoir Characterization (MX-RC)

This program offers geoscientists and engineers an interdisciplinary specialization and advanced skills in reservoir characterization. This program integrates geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, environmental sciences, advanced numerical models, uncertainty analysis, stochastic modeling, artificial intelligence, and economic analysis. It allows students to advance their careers by acquiring in-depth knowledge of this critically important phase of reservoir development.

The program educational objectives have been developed in alignment with missions of College and University. The PEO ensure that graduates of this program keep pace with the inexorable increase both in the basic sciences underlying our understanding of geosciences, and in the technological sophistication of exploration of oil and gas. In addition, this program is aimed at making a difference within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond in the fields of geosciences.

Program’s educational objectives.

The educational objectives of the Masters of Reservoir Characterization program are for the graduates to:

attain employment in the governmental or private sector, or engage in entrepreneurship. (PEO1)

advance their careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills, including teamwork and communication skills. (PEO2)

pursue their professional development through self-learning or pursue advanced degrees. (PEO3)

NQF DomainProgram Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeBe able to explain the concepts and theories applied to reservoir characterization.
SkillsBe able to discuss the scope of work, and choose the proper method for exploration to get the maximum of the information out of a geophysical survey.
Be able to identify the problem, formulate and design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs for reservoir characterization.
Be able to evaluate the final resulted models and communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Be able to prepare high-quality technical reports and to make an effective oral presentation to other professionals and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences to investigate issues and communicate conclusions and recommendations.
ValuesBe able to demonstrate responsibility in independent learning.
Be able to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, exercise effective leadership, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
Be able to practice ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

The following courses are required to be taken by students enrolled in the M.S. degree program in Geology:

GEOL 519Reservoir Geology 3
GEOL 505 Basin and Petroleum System Modeling3
PETE 552 Advanced Reservoir Management3
GEOP 521 Reservoir Imaging I3
GEOL 690 Petrophysics and Well Log Interpretation3
GEOP 522Reservoir Imaging II3
CPG 555 Artificial Intelligence for Petroleum Engineers & Geoscientists3
GEOP 523 Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling 3
GEOP 619 Project6
Total Credit Hours30

Degree Plan for MX in Reservoir Characterization

First Semester
GEOL 519Reservoir Geology303
GEOL 505Basin and Petroleum System Modeling303
Second Semester
GEOL 690Petrophysics and Well Log Interpretation303
CPG 555Artificial Intelligence for Petroleum Engineers & Geoscientists303
Third Semester
PETE 552Advanced Reservoir Management303
GEOP 521Reservoir Imaging I303
GEOP 619Project--IP
Fourth Semester
GEOP 522Reservoir Imaging II303
GEOP 523Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling303
GEOP 619Project006
Total Credit Hours: 30