Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Reservoir Evaluation and Management

This course combines reservoir geoscience and reservoir engineering, centred around the individual reservoir rather than the wider regional geology. The course focuses on how to develop predictive models of the reservoir.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in engineering or a relevant science discipline such as geology, physics, chemistry or mathematics, from a British or overseas university. A background in geoscience is useful but not essential. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Reservoir concepts; reservoir sedimentology; rock mechanics, geomechanics and geophysics; formation evaluation; well testing and production logging; geological modelling and management; reservoir engineering; reservoir simulation; drilling and production technology; petroleum economics; team project; individual project; field trip.

Assessment methods

A combination of examination, coursework and oral presentation.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of scholarships may be available on a competitive basis; the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) awards an annual quota of scholarships for this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,720 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 25,920 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,470 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,720 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

Key information

Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Telephone number: 
0131 4513567