Master of Science in Petrophysics

Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs (rocks and fluids). It is the first such program in North America, and addresses properties of subsurface rock formations and the fluids within those strata with particular application to the petroleum exploration and production industry. The course work including graduate research project is a multidisciplinary program with Geology, Physics, and Natural Gas Engineering courses

Required Coursework

The coursework for this multidisciplinary program involves courses in  Physics (PHYS), Geology (GEOL), and Natural Gas Engineering (NGEN). The coursework for this program is as follows:

Course Code    Course Name
PHYS 5382 Exploration Geophysics
PHYS 5385 Seismology
PHYS 5388 Borehole Geophysics
GEOL 5305 Graduate Research Project
GEOL 5310 Topic: Petroleum Geology
GEOL 5311 Geochemistry
GEOL 5319 Geology of Groundwater
NGEN 5303 Special Topic: Advanced Petrophysics
NGEN 5310 Petroleum Property Evaluation
NGEN 5312 Pressure Transient Analysis
NGEN 5363 Advanced Reservoir Engineering
NGEN 5387 Quantitative Well Logging Analysis

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry (or related areas) is required. Students not having enough background may need to take additional undergraduate courses.

Contact

If you are interested in pursuing this program, contact Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti, the graduate coordinator for the MS in Petrophysics.

Scholarships

Geosciences Board Petrophysics Graduate Scholarship (Incoming Students)

Students entering the master’s degree program in Petrophysics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville may apply for graduate scholarships available in the department of Physics and Geosciences and the Natural Gas Engineering program. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per academic year and is awarded based on merit and additional criteria. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for non-resident tuition waiver. Scholarships may be renewable for second year if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements for the scholarship are below:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum GRE composite (Q+V) score of 294.
  • The student must maintain a full time status.
  • Student must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and achievement.
  • Students must demonstrate community/extracurricular involvement.
  • Students must demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Students should list all awards and recognitions

To apply, students should submit their CV,  transcripts, test scores, recomendation letters from faculty members or supervisors to Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti (subbarao.yelisetti@tamuk.edu).

Deadline for scholarship application is June 1st for Fall admission and November 15th for Spring admission. 

Petrophysics Excellence Scholarship (Current Students)

Students currently enrolled in the master’s degree program in Petrophysics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville may apply for graduate scholarships available in the department of Physics and Geosciences and the Natural Gas Engineering program. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per academic year and is awarded based on merit and additional criteria. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for non-resident tuition waiver. Scholarships may be renewable for second year if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements for the scholarship are below:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher in the petrophysics courses taken at TAMUK.
  • The student must maintain a full time status.
  • Student must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and achievement.
  • Students must demonstrate community/extracurricular involvement.
  • Students must demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Students should list all awards and recognitions.

To apply, students should submit their CV,  transcripts, test scores, recomendation letters from faculty members or supervisors to Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti (subbarao.yelisetti@tamuk.edu).

Deadline for scholarship application is July 30th for Fall and December 22nd for Spring. 

STSME Geology Scholarship (Incoming Students)

Students entering the master’s degree program in Petrophysics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville may apply for graduate scholarships available in the department of Physics and Geosciences. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per academic year and is awarded based on merit and additional criteria. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for non-resident tuition waiver. Scholarships may be renewable for second year if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements for the scholarship are below:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum GRE composite (Q+V) score of 294.
  • The student must maintain a full time status.
  • Student must demonstrate exceptional academic ability and achievement.
  • Students must demonstrate community/extracurricular involvement.
  • Students must demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Students should list all awards and recognitions

To apply, students should submit their CV,  transcripts, test scores, recomendation letters from faculty members or supervisors to Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti (subbarao.yelisetti@tamuk.edu).

Deadline for scholarship application is June 1st for Fall admission and November 15th for Spring admission. 

This page was last updated on: November 3, 2018