CDA, representing sponsors Chevron, Shell, and Total, has been working with academic institutions to set up education at MSc level. The first such programme, currently in development and commencing in 2018, will be offered by the University of Aberdeen.
Three modes of delivery will be offered: Full-Time and Part-Time on campus, and Part-Time online. Classes will be scheduled in blocks per module, to facilitate the time commitment required by Part-Time students in employment.
The syllabus will cover techniques for the management of subsurface data, including well, geophysical, reservoir, and spatial data, and implications for data science and analytics; considerations on data quality, data governance, and legal and security aspects; service and project management; and a final project and dissertation to be carried out by each student.
Applications are open for September 2018.
Further information is available from the University of Aberdeen course website