Petroleum Geophysics Certificate Program

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

Welcome

The Online Petroleum Geophysics Certificate at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) 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

Please contact geophysics@mines.edu to learn more

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

PETROLEUM GEOPHYSICS CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

The Petroleum Geophysics Online Certificate Program spring 2022 application deadline is November 1, 2021. Please apply here: online.mines.edu/petroleum-geophysics-online

MEET THE FACULTY

Dr. Brandon Dugan

Brandon Dugan

Professor and Baker Hughes Chair in Petrophysics & Borehole Geophysics

Associate Department Head

dugan@mines.edu
303-273-3512

Dr. Manika Prasad

Manika Prasad

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

mprasad@mines.edu
303-273-3457

Dr. Ali Tura

Ali Tura

Professor; Director, Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP)

alitura@mines.edu
303-273-3454

Dr. Ilya Tsvankin

Ilya Tsvankin

Professor; Director, Center for Wave Phenomena

ilya@mines.edu
303-273-3060