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Professional Master of Geoexploration & Petroleum Geoengineering (GEPG) - Intake 2016
Start time: 16/09/2016

Introduction

Vietnam like many other SE Asian countries is rich in mineral and energy resources, including oil & gas. The lack of home-based professionals in prospecting for mineral resources, petroleum exploration and production, nearshore reclamation, and risk management leaves much of this wealth to remain untapped. To meet the rising demands in HR due to the fast expanding Oil and Gas industry in the region the master program in Geo-Exploration and Petroleum Geoengineering (GEPG) of AIT is now offered beyond the Bangkok campus with the one-year professional master program being delivered in Ho Chi Minh city in cooperation with the AIT-Vietnam (AITVN) and other academic partners such as Heriot Watts, Chulalongkorn, Oklahoma, Clausthal and KIGAM.

The GEPG program has been set up at AIT since the early 2000s. It is an application-oriented program that has received the supports from many donors, including the governments and national organizations, big oil and gas companies. Many of GEPG alumni went further for PhD programs or have become key staffs for oil and gas companies operating in the region.

The first five batches of PME-GEPG have been successfully conducted since 2008. The PME-GEPG students come from well-known oil and gas companies in Vietnam such as PVEP, VPI, Cuu Long JOC, Lam Son JOC, Con Son JOC, Truong Son JOC, Chevron, Hoang Long Hoan Vu JOC, Pearl Oil, Thang Long JOC, Phu Quy POC, Schlumberger, TNK, Nippon oil and Salamander Energy.

Notable Features

GEPG is the first international graduate education in the region on GeoExploration and Petroleum Geoengineering setup by Asian Institute of Technology to serve the upstream sector of oil and gas industry (E&P). The objective of the GEPG program is to provide a graduate and continuing education to professionals and staffs who are at present or in the future will work in the E & P sector of the oil and gas industry, where a shortage in HR is markedly felt. The students attending PME-GEPG will have a balanced and up-to-date mix of knowledge in geoexploration, reservoir engineering and management, drilling and production technology as well as risk and project management in E&P business.

As an application-oriented program, GEPG diverges from the traditional discipline-based one. This notable feature allows a flexible study structure. In addition to the AIT teaching team, a number of well known experts and adjunct faculty members from partner universities in Asia and Europe as well as from the industry join teaching the GEPG program.  

The program is fully equiped with high performance computing facility and highly specialized subsurface software as supported by Schlumberger and dB Earth Sciences such as Eclipse, Interactive Petrophysics, Petrel, Pipesim, Geoframe, OpenTecht (The Innovatice System Seismic Open Source by dGB Earth Sciences), Radpro, Rockworks2006 and others.

The partners

The program is operated with the support and collaboration from well-known academic and industrial partners:

·         Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

·         Clausthal University of Technology (Germany)

·         Herriot-Watt (UK)

·         ITC (The Netherlands)

·         Kyoto University (Japan)

·         KIGAM (Korea)

·         Oklahoma (USA)

·         Vietnam Petroleum Institute

·         Vietnam National University, Hanoi

·         Faculty of Petroleum and Geology, HCMC University of Technology

·         Hanoi University of Mining and Geology

·         Department of Mineral Fuels of Thailand

·         PTTEP of Thailand

·         Schlumberger

·         DGB Earth Sciences

Program Structure

Students who expect to obtain a Professional Master of Engineering (PME) degree in Geoexploration and Petroleum Geoengineering will need to complete a 33-credit curriculum, consisting of 24 credits of course work and 9 credits of project work and/or customized courses over a period of  12 months (8 months of course work + 3 months of project work/customized courses). Students who need preparation in English and computer skills could be enrolled in the bridging program during the June/July prior to September intake.

Duration: two main semesters of coursework at AITCV (HCM city) and an internship period at a major Oil and Gas company for project work or customized course

Enrollment:    August Intake

Total Credit:  33 Credits

Total Courses Offered

No. credit/course

Total Credits To Be Completed

January Semester –Coursework at AITCV (HCM City)

4

3

4 x 3 = 12

August Semester –Coursework at AITCV (HCM City)

4

3

4 x 3 = 12

Customized courses and/or Internship at an Oil and Gas company

9

Total coursework credits

33



Cost of Study

Total number of credits = 12+12+9 = 33;

AIT Official US Dollar Conversion at the Exchange Rate of 1 US$= 22,480 VND*

Tuition fee per credit = VND 7,868,000 per credit;

Registration fee = VND 11,240,000 per program (one year)

Sem.

Course/

Project

Location

DurATION

(Months)

CrEDITs

Tuition

(VND)

RegISTRA-TION FEE  (VND)

Cost

(VND)

Application fee







449,600

Sep - Dec

Coursework

HCM City

4

12

94,416,000

5,620,000

100,036,000

Jan - May

Coursework

HCM City

4

12

94,416,000

5,620,000

100,036,000

 

Jun - Aug

Internship trip

At a major oil and gas company or customized courses

 

44,960,000

Project report/

customized courses

HCM City

3

9

70,812,000

 

70,812,000

 

Total Cost for the Entire Program

316,293,600

Note: For students who extend some semesters have thousand to pay only registration fee .

 

* This rate of exchange (ROE) is valid for payment until end of December 2016 only. When transferring payment after December 2016, the daily current exchange rate provided by the bank will be applied. AIT reserves the right to apply the daily current exchange rate if the payment is made after the invoice due period.

Qualifications of Applicants

·         Hold a 4-year bachelor degree or the equivalent in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Drilling and other related fields.

·         Professional staffs with at least two years of working experiences in related areas of oil and gas industry.

·         Proficiency in English that meets the AIT requirement.

English Entry Requirements

AIT is an international institute with English as the sole language of instruction. Admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency which may be satisfied in any of the following:

 

·         IELTS (4.5)

·         TOEFL (paper: 500, Computer-based 173; or Internet-based 61).

·         AITEIT (4.5). Applicants can apply for English Test offered by AIT at AIT-VN. English test fee: VND 425,000 ; which costs another VND 106,150 for each more test.

Preparation English Traning Program

AIT Center in Vietnam will conduct 7-week intensive English Training for those who need more English and Academic Skills before joining the program. The English Training Program also guide participants how to conduct AITEIT.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants who meet the qualifications for admission can download application forms at: http://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/forms.html. To apply for admission, applicants must submit:

 

·        A completed AIT application form

·        A certified copy of undergraduate certificate (in English).

·        A certified official student transcript (in English).

·        Two letters of recommendation.

·        TOEFL (Internet-based: 61, Computer-Based: 173, or Paper-Based: 500), IELTS (4.5) or a Certificate of English proficiency

·        Application fee is of VND 418,400. The fee is settled when the applicant sumits his/her application to AITCV.

Selection Process

The selection to the program is based on several criteria such as academic qualifications, experience and level of responsibility of the applicant. An interview may also be arranged before the final selection is made.

Admission Schedule

Intake

August

First Deadline for application (for those who need English training)

30 June

First Entrance Test and Interview for admission to the Master Program

05 July

Intensive English training

24 June - 24 August

Second Deadline for application submission (for those who do not need more English training)

30 August

Second Entrance Test and Interview for admission to the Master Program

 31 August –06 Sept

Start of class

 September


Typical Study Plan  

Ord. No.

Course ID

Course Title – Credits ( lecture-lab hour)

Credit

Instructor(s)

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER SEMESTER at AITCV, HCM city (12 Credits)

1

CE71.69

Fundamentals of Geosystem Exploration 3(3-0)

Dr. Pham Huy Giao

2

CE71.66

Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 3(3-0)

Dr. Suwat Athichanagorn

3

CE71.9001

Decision Analysis and Risk Management for O&G Industry  3(3-0)

Dr. Thitisak Boonpramote

 

4

CE71.71

Drilling and Well Completion Operation 

3(3-0)

Dr. Noppadol Phien-wej/Mr. Sarunphong Articharte

JANUARY-MAY SEMESTER at AITCV, HCM city (12 Credits)

5

CE71.65

Exploration Geophysics 3(2-3)

Dr. Seonghyung Jang/ Dr. Pisanu/

Dr. Pham Huy Giao

 

6

CE71.70

Petrophysics 3(2-3)

Dr. Pham Huy Giao

7

CE71.72

Petroleum Production Engineering 3(3-0)

Dr. Suwat Athichanagorn

8

CE71.9004

Petroleum Geochemistry 3(3-0)

Prof. R. Paul Philp

JUNE at AITCV, HCM City:

9

Seminar course

Work flow of O&G Exploration and Production operation in Vietnam

 

JULY – AUGUST: Internship Trip (9 credits)


Teaching Schedule 

Each course is separated in two modules. Duration of a module is a week from Monday through Saturday. The students need to spend about two weeks per month to attend two the classes as scheduled below:

  • Monday: 18h00 – 21h00
  • Tuesday: 18h00 – 21h00
  • Wednesday: 18h00 – 21h00
  • Thurday: 18h00 – 21h00
  • Friday: 18h00 – 21h00
  • Saturday: 09h00 – 12h00 & 13h30 – 16h30

    Seminar Course: Work flow of O&G Exploration and Production operation in Vietnam

    This course aims to give a better understanding of the practical side of the oil and gas exploration and production operations to the students. The course will be a combination of lectures, seminars as details below. The teaching of the course is largely carried out by the invited industrial experts.

    · Lecture 01: Overview of E&P Operation: from Bidding to First Oil

    · Lecture 02: Oil and Gas Economics, Policy and Management

    · Lecture 03: Seismic Interpetation - Sequence Stratigraphy

    · Lecture 04: Wireline Logging Operation and Petrophysics

    · Lecture 05: Petroleum System Analysis

    · Lecture 06: Integrated Interpretation of Geological, Seismic and Well Logging Data

    · Lecture 07: Drilling and Well Completion

    · Lecture 08: Reservoir Management

    · Lecture 09: Production Technology

    · Lecture 10: Future E&P Activities in Vietnam

    Course description: Practical works of petroleum geology and geophysics: seismic stratigraphy; petroleum reservoir management; petroleum drilling operation; petroleum production technology; project works.

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    PME-GEPG Program Coordinator

    Dr. Pham Huy Giao

    School of Engineering and Technology,

    Asian Institute of Technology

    PO Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thai Land

    Tell: +66-2524 5529, Fax: 66-25245509

    Email: hgiao@ait.ac.th

    GEPG Program Assistant

    Ms. Do Hoang Truc Uyen

    AITVN, 6th Floor, FCC Building

    45 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, HCM City, Vietnam

    Tel: +84-8-9107423, Ext: 116,

    Fax: +84-8-9107422

    Mobile: +84-908 257 302

    Email: pme-gepg@aitcv.ac.vn

    uyend@aitcv.ac.vn


    Ord. No.

    Course ID

    Course Title – Credits ( lecture-lab hour)

    Credit

    Instructor(s)

    SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER SEMESTER at AITCV, HCM city (12 Credits)

    1

    CE71.69

    Fundamentals of Geosystem Exploration 3(3-0)

    Dr. Pham Huy Giao

    2

    CE71.66

    Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 3(3-0)

    Dr. Suwat Athichanagorn

    3

    CE71.9001

    Decision Analysis and Risk Management for O&G Industry  3(3-0)

    Dr. Thitisak Boonpramote

     

    4

    CE71.71

    Drilling and Well Completion Operation 

    3(3-0)

    Dr. Noppadol Phien-wej/Mr. Sarunphong Articharte

    JANUARY-MAY SEMESTER at AITCV, HCM city (12 Credits)

    5

    CE71.65

    Exploration Geophysics 3(2-3)

    Dr. Seonghyung Jang/ Dr. Pisanu/

    Dr. Pham Huy Giao

     

    6

    CE71.70

    Petrophysics 3(2-3)

    Dr. Pham Huy Giao

    7

    CE71.72

    Petroleum Production Engineering 3(3-0)

    Dr. Suwat Athichanagorn

    8

    CE71.9004

    Petroleum Geochemistry 3(3-0)

    Prof. R. Paul Philp

    JUNE at AITCV, HCM City:

    9

    Seminar course

    Work flow of O&G Exploration and Production operation in Vietnam

     

    JULY – AUGUST: Internship Trip (9 credits)

    Each course is separated in two modules. Duration of a module is a week from Monday through Saturday. The students need to spend about two weeks per month to attend two the classes as scheduled below:

     - Monday: 18h00 – 21h00
     - Tuesday: 18h00 – 21h00
     - Wednesday: 18h00 – 21h00
     - Thurday: 18h00 – 21h00
     - Friday: 18h00 – 21h00
     - Saturday: 09h00 – 12h00 & 13h30 – 16h30 Seminar Course
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