Petroleum geoscience

Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.

This subject is taught by the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.


Victoria University and GNS Science offer a unique programme in Petroleum Geoscience at postgraduate level. New Zealand's unique petroleum systems are complex and provide a unique training ground for the petroleum geoscientist.

GNS staff provide extensive commercial services to the domestic and international petroleum industry as well conducting world class applied research programmes in petroleum geology. They have strengths in basin evolution, seismic technology and petroleum system analysis using leading-edge software.

Students can complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Science or Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Geoscience.

For more information, please see Petroleum Geoscience.

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Petroleum Geoscience courses are taught within the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Cotton Building.