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Petroleum Geosciences

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The world demand for hydrocarbons is constantly growing. The oil and gas industry is facing a key challenge: discover new reservoirs and better understand the architecture of existing reservoirs in order to optimize their development.
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Two professions are vital to this challenge: geologists and geophysicists. The Petroleum Geosciences program was designed with this in mind. Students are trained in new concepts, new technologies and new tools in geology and geophysics, at the level of both sedimentary basins and reservoirs.


You will be able to implement cutting-edge technologies (acquisition and processing of seismic and well data, sedimentary basin evaluation, reservoir modeling and characterization, etc.) and the methodologies needed to make decisions for exploration. All these skills can also be applied to underground storage (gas or CO2), geothermics or civil engineering.


Our course content changes as innovations occur in industry. For this purpose, we provide you with all the necessary tools: case studies based on real data provided by industry, use of industrial software, and the organization of numerous field trips in geology and geophysics. The two program majors (geology and geophysics) are organized in parallel, but many courses are common to the two, allowing students to obtain an understanding of the other field. You will conduct work and projects with students from many different origins and cultures (2/3 of our students are foreign and come from many countries throughout the world). This also helps to prepare you for industries that are by nature international.


On completion of your program, you will have numerous opportunities for an international career, either in national or international oil or gas companies, or with service providers (oil and gas supply service sectors).



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