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Graduate Students

MS in Petroleum Engineering, Unconventional Resources Concentration



Graduate students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited program may pursue an MS degree in Petroleum Engineering, with a concentration in Unconventional Resources, at UW using one of these two options.

The requirements for each option are as follows:


Plan A: Thesis Research Option

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Items  Course Description  Credits
Core courses Select at least 5 courses from the following:
PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5300 - Reservoir Simulation
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering
PETE 5810 - Unconventional Gas Production
PETE 5215 - Rock Mechanics
PETE 5800 - Shale Reservoir Development 
 15
Required courses  PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods (3 credits)  3
Seminar  PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar  2
Electives  Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.  6
Thesis PETE 5960 - Thesis Research in UR  4
 TOTAL (minimum)  30

 

Plan B: Course Work Option

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Items  Course Description  Credits
Core courses Select at least 6 courses from the following:
PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5300 - Reservoir Simulation
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
PETE 5350 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering
PETE 5810 - Unconventional Gas Production
PETE 5215 - Rock Mechanics
PETE 5800 - Shale Reservoir Development
 18
Required courses  PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods (3 credits)  3
Seminar  PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar  1
Electives  Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by the student with approval of the student's advisor.  6
Creative
Component
PETE 5970 – Project Evaluation Report in UR  2
 TOTAL (minimum)  30
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Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

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Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

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