Petroleum Geophysics Certificate Program

Online Certificate Program designed specifically for geoscientists wishing to expand their geophysical skillset


The Online Petroleum Geophysics Certificate is a program designed for geoscience professionals wishing to strengthen or expand their geophysical skillset. By selecting four of the offered 3-credit courses, geoscientists participating in the Online Certificate program can individualize their certificate to best fulfill their professional goals. Each course is designed as an 8-week online course to run concurrently with the on-campus in-person courses. This allows participants to collaborate on discussions, projects, and group activities. These course credits can also be applied towards a graduate degree.

Certification in this program takes advantage of CSM’s world-renowned faculty and expertise in resource and energy evaluation. With guidance from industry-leading experts, students will expand their knowledge base to better address current exploration and production challenges within the oil and gas industry. Participants in this program can expect to develop a solid foundation and proficiency in geophysical methods utilizing the most up-to-date workflow practices in the industry.

Currently, this program allows participants to map an individual pathway allowing for deeper exploration of:

  • Well logging and other formation evaluation methods
  • Rock physics and Petrophysics
  • Seismic data interpretation and quantitative analysis
  • Use of Anisotropic seismic data in characterizing unconventional reservoirs

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Why Choose Petroleum Geophysics at Mines?

  • Colorado School of Mines is recognized for  world-renowned expertise in resource and energy evaluation
  • Become a part of Mines long history of involvement in resource and energy industry studies and gain access to its unique facilities
  • Courses taught by industry-leading experts in seismic interpretation, quantitative analysis, anisotropic seismic data characterization, rock physics and petrophysics, and formation evaluation methods
  • Courses will include a hybrid of both on-site and remote students providing collaborative opportunities
  • Earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (available fully online from anywhere in the world)
  • This program is an excellent “Bridge-to-Master’s” and allows working geoscience professionals to gain long term educational credits


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Dr. Brandon Dugan

Brandon Dugan

Professor and Baker Hughes Chair in Petrophysics & Borehole Geophysics

Associate Department Head

Dr. Manika Prasad

Manika Prasad

Professor; Co-director, Center for Rock and Fluid Multiphysics

Dr. Ali Tura

Ali Tura

Professor; Director, Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)

Dr. Ilya Tsvankin

Ilya Tsvankin

Professor; Director, Center for Wave Phenomena