Diploma in Petroleum Geoscience is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance critical thinking and the technical skills needed by students and professionals interested in professional careers in the emerging oil and gas sector in Kenya, Uganda, and Southern Sudan.
This course provides an introduction to geology and an introduction to petroleum geosciences. No prior knowledge in geology is assumed and the course starts from basic geological concepts (e.g. minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, rock deformation, and geological time) then moves onto the petroleum system (e.g. source rocks, reservoir rocks, sealing rocks, maturation, migration, and trapping of hydrocarbons) and finally introduces the tools used in petroleum exploration.
This KNEC diploma in petroleum geosciences program provides training in geology and geophysics for students preparing to enter the oil and gas industry.
This program aims to offer a coherent understanding of the areas of science that relate to the earth’s petroleum resources including their nature, origin, distribution, discovery, and exploitation. The course is designed to impart practical knowledge and the ability to understand the geological and technological complexity of the petroleum systems.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: