The Petroleum Geosystems Initiative (PGI) is a unique, interdisciplinary MS track designed to prepare students for careers in the petroleum industry. In addition to conducting cutting-edge independent research advised by faculty throughout the Department of Geosciences, PGI students complete a team- and project-based curriculum designed to prepare tomorrow’s industry leaders.
- Work closely with multi-disciplinary team of other PGI students
- Learn from a series of interactive, industry-focused PGI courses that supplement the Geosciences Graduate Curriculum
- Conduct cutting-edge independent research with Penn State's world class faculty http://www.geosc.psu.edu/research
- Obtain practical hands-on industry training through interaction with industry mentors and participation in the Imperial Barrel Award program.
In addition to in-depth training provided by discipline-specific courses and the Geosciences Graduate Curriculum, all students participating in PGI take the following courses
Petroleum GeSystems; Multichannel Seismic Processing;
Applied Reservoir Engineering; Petroleum Exploration (IBA Program)
Just like other Geosciences graduate students, PGI students work with faculty to pursue original research projects across a broad range of disciplines including geophysics, geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geodynamics, tectonics, Earth surface processes and paleobiology. Through thesis research, PGI participants develop the deep technical, critical-thinking, and communication skills required for a successful industry career.
Student fellowships are generously provided by Chevron. This support allows PGI students to pursue high-level research and make important connections with geoscientists actively working in industry.
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APPLY TO PGI
Prospective students should apply to the Department of Geosciences Graduate Program and indicate their interest in the Petroleum Geosystems Initiative by including a brief summary of interest in the personal statement they write for the department application. We encourage applications from students with a wide variety of backgrounds and research interests. Admitted grad applicants will be selected for PGI fellowships by the PGI faculty committee (Drs. Furlong, Hajek, and Zhu).