Faculty of Science

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2012 academic year unless otherwise specified.

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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. New Zealand's unique petroleum systems are complex and provide a unique training ground for the petroleum geoscientist.

The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences has an excellent record in teaching and research in a wide variety of geological, geophysical and geochemical areas.

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 Diploma in Science or Master of Science (MSc) in Petroleum Geoscience, which take one or two years respectively.

For more information, please see Petroleum Geoscience.

How To Find Out More

You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.

Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.

Contact the Science Faculty Office for information on Admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites.

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

Associate Professor James Crampton
Programme Director
Phone: +64 4 463 5233 extn 8396
Email: james.crampton@vuw.ac.nz

School Office
Phone: +64 4 463 5337
Email: geo-enquiries@vuw.ac.nz