Petroleum Industry Career Path
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*PETROLEUM INDUSTRY CAREER PATH (PICP)*
- Modular introductory curriculum: 1.5 credit overview courses in petroleum geology, seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation, well log analysis, and prospect evaluation.
- Advanced courses: seismic and sequence stratigraphy, basin analysis, advanced depositional systems, basin modeling, wave inversion theory, reservoir modeling, geostatistics, petrophysics, and more.
- Career seminars and preparation.
- Focus on skill sets: General geoscience skills, career development, and personal skills (including teamwork, organization and time management, leadership, etc.).
- Integrated research + teaching; real-world datasets.
- Encourage industry exposure through interviews, internships, seminars, lectures, field trips, and cooperative research projects.
- Popular initiative with students from Geology, Geophysics, and Engineering.
See Course Descriptions for PICP courses- <http://www.acs.utah.edu/GenCatalog/crsdesc/geo.html>
– Scroll down to GEO 5510
*RESEARCH AND FACULTY*
- Internationally-recognized core strengths in geophysics, geochemistry, structural geology/tectonics, and sedimentary geology
- Petroleum-related faculty:
§ Lauren Birgenheier – Sedimentology and stratigraphy
§ Ron Bruhn – Structural Geology and tectonics
§ Pier Paolo Bruno – Exploration Seismology
§ Margie Chan – Fluid flow, sedimentary geology
§ Cari Johnson – Basin Analysis, stratigraphy, reservoir modeling
§ Bill Keach (adjunct faculty) – Seismic interpretation and geophysics
§ Lisa Stright – Petroleum engineering, geostatistical modeling
§ Michael Zhdanov – Electromagnetics (Consortium for Electromagnetic Modeling and Inversion, CEMI)
- Recruiting & internships
- Graduate fellowships
- Research support
- Programmatic grants
- Visiting lectures, workshops, short courses, field trips
- Case studies & data sets for teaching
The PICP courses are open to all students who meet the prerequisites. It is not a formal certificate or degree program.
Curriculum advisor: Cari Johnson - email@example.com