Training Program for Doctoral Students in Geological Resources and Geological Engineering(Subject Code: 0818)

发布日期:2018年07月09日      作者:     编辑:王申申     审核:     浏览:[]

I. Cultivation Objectives

The program aims to cultivate innovative research and engineering talents who understand Chinese culture, politics, economy, history, and with certain level of Chinese language mastery; who possess good scientific mentality, strict academic attitude, and strong innovation capacity; who have mastered a solid fundamental theory and systematic fundamental knowledge with a wide scientific horizon, and possess the ability to solve the forefront scientific issues and major technological difficulties with innovative program theories and methods; and who can be independently committed to scientific research, technology research and development, management and education of the discipline.

II. Cultivation Direction

Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration

The Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration in our school is characterized by petroleum and gas geology and exploration, mainly on petroleum and gas resource exploration theory, method and technology research.Guided by the theories of modern earth science and petroleum and gas geology, and with the aim of discovering and identifying petroleum and gas resources, realizing the rational exploitation of oil and gas resources, and optimizing the comprehensive benefits of utilization and environmental protection, the program comprehensively utilizes basic geological and mineral geological survey methods, earth exploration technology, earth information technology, geochemical technology and relevant engineering technology, studies the geologic background of petroleum and gas resources formation, reservoir forming conditions and mechanism, explores and recognizes the regularity and randomness of the space-time distribution of petroleum and gas, especially from the analysis of petroliferous basins, sediment and reservoir geology, formation and distribution of petroleum and gas reservoirs, unconventional petroleum and gas theory and evaluation, studies the geological, economic and technical characteristics of petroleum and gas reservoirs, and carries out scientific and effective exploration and evaluation of petroleum and gas resources. Characterized study directions include:

Carbonate Reservoir Geology

Petroleum and Gas Accumulation Theory

Unconventional Petroleum and Gas Resources Exploration and Evaluation

Exploration Earth Physics

To carry out various geological surveys, detect, monitor and evaluate subsurface targets and processes at different spatial and temporal scales on the premise of the difference of physical properties between different materials, through the observation, treatment and interpretation of natural or artificial geophysical fields.It mainly includes gravity, magnetic method, electric method, earthquake, geothermal, nuclear physics, earth observation, etc. It mainly applies to the fields like solid mineral exploration, energy mineral exploration, hydrogeology and engineering geological environment investigation, basic geology investigation, etc, to carry out resource exploration and evaluation, dynamic evaluation of petroleum and gas reservoir, and engineering geology and hydrogeological condition evaluation. Characterized study directions include:

Complex/Unconventional Strata Rock Physics

Seismic Prospecting Theory and Method

Complex/Unconventional Reservoir Logging Interpretation Method and Theory

Petroleum and Gas Engineering Logging Theory and Method

Dynamic Logging Evaluation of Petroleum and Gas Well Production

Petroleum and Gas Field Exploration Geology

The Petroleum and Gas Field Exploration Geology is a geological application subject developed with the deepened exploration of petroleum and gas field, which mainly studies the theory and method of the dynamic coupling relation between reservoir geology and petroleum and gas field exploration.On the basis of multidisciplinary theories and methods of petroleum and gas exploration geology, geophysics, petroleum and gas production engineering, oil and gas reservoir engineering, and by means of geological statistics, stochastic modeling, imaging logging, tracer testing, computer three-dimensional processing and display, to conduct the research of single well interpretation, petroleum and gas layer comparison between wells, prediction of petroleum and gas reservoir properties among wells, detailed study of geological characteristics and changes of oil and gas reservoirs layers and relation between production dynamics of petroleum and production capacity, to verify the petroleum, gas and water distribution at different exploration phases, geological main control factors of remaining petroleum and gas distribution, and to optimize the development plan. It is mainly applied to the potential exploration and efficiency enhancement of exploration and collection in old oil and gas fields, and high efficiency development and management in petroleum and gas fields. Characterized study directions include:

Detailed Description of Petroleum and Gas Reservior

Dynamic Characterisctics of Reservoir Layer Geology

Unconventional Natural Gas Exploration Geology

Geological Engineering

Geological Engineering is an interdisciplinary subject of geology and engineering, which mainly studies the theories, methods and techniques of engineering investigation, design and construction related to geological bodies.Based on the relationship between the human engineering activities and the geological environment, it utilizes methods and and techniques like geological survey, drilling (well), in-situ logging, sample test analysis, physical and numerical simulation, etc., conducts engineering geology and hydrogeological conditions evaluation, studies engineering regional stability and environmental effects, and carries out geological hazard prediction and control. It researches and develops rock and soil drilling (well) equipment, drilling (well) technology, drilling fluid and drilling (well) safety and other technologies. It develops various engineering site selection, as well as building foundation investigation, evaluation, design, construction, management, etc. Characterized study directions include:

Prediction and Prevention of Epigenetic Geological Hazards

Underground Disposal of Energy and Waste

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Petroleum Engineering

Earth Information Technology

Earth Information refers to the information related to the composition, structure and formation, state, etc., of the earth from its surface to the interior, obtained via various detection techniques. The subject direction is targeted for the theory, method and technical research of the collection, transmission, processing, interpretation and exploitation of the earth information. It uses computer and mathematical model to tap in, analyze, optimize and integrate information, reconstruct and infer geological process and result, and by relying on GIS and large object-oriented database, it effectively manages information, provides information support and service for resource exploration and development, engineering construction, geological environment evaluation and geological disaster prevention and control. The main research directions are:

Digital Land and Smart City

Geological Environment Assessment and Ecotourism Planning

Virtual Simulation of Geological Process

III. Basic Requirements

Basic Qualifications

The doctoral students in this discipline should possess active academic thoughts, strong sense of innovation, meticulous logical thinking, strong interest and will in the academic research and academic development of the subject, as well as the spirit of diligence, exploration courage and advocating science. The discipline is related to geology, geophysics, petroleum and gas engineering, geochemistry, remote sensing, mining engineering, environmental science and engineering, civil engineering, computer science and other disciplines. Therefore, its doctoral students should not only have a solid theoretical foundation and application ability, as well as a deep knowledge accumulation in the subject, but also should strive to acquire relevant knowledge, especially subjects closely related with their main direction, which is one of the major factors to measure the academic potential of doctoral students.

Doctoral students should have a good team spirit, respect other people's academic ideas and research results, know how to share new knowledge with others, and have a sense of competition and intellectual property protection in modern society.

Doctoral students should have a rigorous style regarding study and social responsibility, remain honest and trustworthy, abide by the norms of academic ethics, and abide by laws and social ethics. They should have scientific spirit, seek truth from facts, adhere to scientific truth and respect scientific law. They should respect others' research results. They should not plagiarize or encroach on other people's intellectual property rights and scientific research. They should carry forward academic democracy and properly treat academic questioning and academic criticism. They should consciously resist the influence of unhealthy social atmosphere, and avoid trade acts like power and academic, money and academic, etc.

Academic Qualifications

Doctoral students in this discipline should have a good foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and English, as well as a good knowledge of geology, geophysics, petroleum geology exploration, solid mineral exploration, geophysics exploration and development, etc. They should be familiar with the development trend and the frontier of the discipline, as well as the knowledge of geology related disciplines.

The doctoral students should have the ability to use modern information retrieval tools to obtain the relevant research frontier dynamics from various literatures comprehensively and systematically ("comprehensively" refers to the coverage extent of the related researches in the literature, while "systematically" refers to the relevance and completeness of these literatures). They should be able to study and select the knowledge of predecessors under the guidance of the tutor, and have the ability of critical learning and independent acquisition. They should have advanced international vision and the ability to find and solve problems,andimprove theknowledge in production service.

Doctoral students should have the ability of academic identification of relevant research results and academic thoughts in their respective fields, mainly including: the ability to conclude, summarize and analyze existing research results; the ability to compare and analyze their scientific nature, truth, advancement, practicality and economy; the ability to analyze, evaluate and judge the relevant experimental conditions, experimental process, experimental data, inference derivation, writing presentation, the authenticity, reliability, integrity, logic, generality and accuracy of analytic methods and research conclusions.

The doctoral students should be good at discovering and proposing the frontier problems of the discipline or the key technical problems restricting the development of the industry, as well as practical engineering problems, and have the ability to solve problems; they should have the ability to create experimental conditions, independently conduct experimental design, as well as the ability of induction, collation, analysis of experimental results, research of materials, writing academic papers, organizing related research and academic exchange activities in the field. They should have a deep understanding or mastery of multi-S technology (GIS, GPS, RS, EOS, etc.) and methods of geophysics exploration, geochemistry exploration and distributed computing technology and other means, and be able to combine them with traditional geological research methods. These are necessary scientific research capacities for doctoral students in geological resources and geological engineering disciplines.

Ability Qualifications

The doctoral students of this discipline should have the ability to independently engage in scientific research, technological innovation and organizational management. They should have the ability to use English in their oral communication, professional literature reading and research paper writing.

IV.Academic Duration and Cultivation Methods

Academic Duration

The study for doctoral students in this subject is set for 3 years and the maximum duration of study is 6 years.

Cultivation Methods

The student should master a certain level of Chinese language through the study of Chinese language and general study about China. They should have a general understanding of Chinese culture, politics, economy and history.

The tutor shall, in accordance with the regulations on academic degrees and the training program, teach each graduate student according to their respective aptitudes, formulate a practical training plan for each student, inspect and supervise their course study, guide the students regarding the topic selection of theses, literature retrieval, research, scientific research, thesis writing and defense for academic degrees. At the same time, the tutor shall regularly check the students regarding political thoughts, professional study, work, scientific research, etc.

The responsibility of tutors shall be strengthened. The tutor is the first responsible person for the training of graduate students and has the responsibility of leading the students at the frontiers of disciplines, guiding their scientific research methods, and teaching them academic norms. Exchange and sharing of talents between scientific research institutes and enterprises should be strengthened, a team of part-time and full-time tutors shall be formed, and the role of tutor team shall be stressed.

The college, institute and office of the tutor shall actively exert the advantages of collective training and play the role of quality control in the formulation of the postgraduate training, the topic selection of dissertations, planning and writing writing of dissertations, the pre-defense, and the defense procedures design, so as to improve the quality of the postgraduate training.

Management of the training process and the assessment of studies shall be strengthened, and a strict system of mid-term assessment and examination of theses shall be implemented. Academic atmosphere shall be strictly supervised and disciplined, academic misconduct shall be severely punished, and applicants of false academic theses shall be disqualified with degree application or degree revoking. Mechanism for expressing the interests of postgraduate students shall be set up with smooth operation, and protection of postgraduate’s rights and interests shall be strengthened.

V. Cultivation Procedures

Curriculum Study

Credit system is employed in the curriculum study. The discipline doctorate student must complete a minimum of 16 points in the specified number of years. The curriculum and the credit allocation are detailed in the syllabus.


Research practice and experiment exploration is the important link to cultivate doctoral students, and it is an important means for training student innovative thoughts and application ability.The main practice procedures of postgraduate cultivation in this major include:

Opening Report and Defense

The opening report shall be a detailed demonstration of the significance of the topic selected, the main research contents, the expected objective, the research methods, the implementation plan, the schedule, etc. The opening report shall be read and defended at the opening defense panel meeting, and those who pass the defense may enter the paper research stage.

Dissertation Defense

Overseas postgraduate students applying for a degree must meet the following conditions in order to enter the paper defense: (1) He/she must have a minimum of two papers published in domestic or foreign ESI classified geomatics academic journals as included by SCI, and annual impact factor of a single article of the published papers included in the SCI included shall be not less than 1 (if the relevant journals in the application defense deadline has not published the impact factor, the impact factor of the previous year shall be accounted) ; or have a minimum of one academic paper published and included in the journal JCR II and above of the Chinese Academy of Sciences under the ESI classification; (2) He/She shall attend at least 1 major international academic conference of the discipline and present or post a paper.

The doctoral degree paper shall comply with provisions inPresentation of Theses and Dissertations(GB/T 7713.1-2006). The paper needs to embody the theoretical knowledge and skills, analysis and problem-solving ability, and the ability of integrating theory with practice, which serves to prove the ability of scientific research and the workload of the paper. Those who pass the defense may enter the degree grant proposal phase, and those who fail the defense may apply for a second defense after six months.

Degree Paper

Literature Review Report

In order to cultivate doctoral students' ability to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and consult literature, foster their academic identification capabilities, and ensure topics selected are cutting-edge and groundbreaking, the doctoral students must complete literature review and have a detailed understanding of research trends in related fields at home and abroad before dissertation proposal. Literature review should include the main theories, methods, achievements, representatives and representative works (papers), development direction, issues to be solved, etc..

Literature review is the basis for the selection of topics. The student needs to read considerable domestic and foreign literature of no less than 150 papers (Papers published in the past 3 to 5 years should account for more than half in general.), of which at least 1/3 should be foreign literature. The full text of the review should be no less than 10,000 words. For technology development research propositions, literature update review is required. Cited literature should include a certain proportion of patent literature at home and abroad.

The literature review should include:①tracing the source of the questions raised, and defining the core concepts and key words; ②systematically introducing the innovative viewpoints, ideas, research methods and technical routes of previous studies; ③reviewing the advancement of previous research results and their defects and deficiencies, and finding out important scientific or engineering technical issues worthy of study;④putting forward the student's own viewpoints and research ideas in a reasonable way to form the basis for the argument of doctoral dissertation.


A dissertation shall be written in English but the abstract must be translated into Chinese. Chinese writing of dissertation is encouraged. Dissertation defense shall be conducted in English, and defense in Chines is encouraged. Other requirements for dissertation writing and defense are carried out in accordance with related school regulations.

Quality Requirements

The tutor shall have a full awareness of the progress of the doctoral student's dissertation and make timely and necessary adjustments according to the situation so as to bring it up to the standard of the dissertation. The tutor shall also strictly implement thePre-examination and Pre-defense Provisions for the Doctoral and Master Dissertation of the Southwest Petroleum University(XNSDYan 2015 No. 3) to ensure the quality of the dissertation.

VI.Curriculum System and Syllabus

Basic Theory (6 Credits)

Basic theory course accounts for 6 credits, including the cultivation of public basic theory.

Major Basics (2 Credits)

Major basic course accounts for 2 credits, and it aims to accomplish basic theory cultivation of geological resources and geological engineering related directions

Compulsory Major Course (2 Credits)

Major core course accounts for 2 credits, and it aims to accomplish basic theory cultivation of geological resources and geological engineering related directions.

Optional Major Course (5-6Credits)

Optional major course accounts for 6 credits, and it aims to accomplish the knowledge system cultivation of geological resources and geological engineering related directions.

Course Type

Course Code

Course Title


Credit Hours




Common Basic Course


中国概况(China Panorama)

common compulsory course






common compulsory course



Professional basic course

含油气盆地构造动力学(Tectonic dynamics in oil-gas bearing basins)

Professional basic course






(Advanced Rock Physics)

Professional basic course




(Design & Development of Geo Information System)

Professional basic course



Major Compulsory Courses


(Theory and Technology of Advanced Petroleum Exploratio)

Professional core course






(Modern Engineering Geology Theory)

Professional core course




Optional Course


(Frontier and Process of Petroleum Geology)

Professional elective course






(The Application of Nanlinear-Science In Petroleum Geology)

Professional elective course




(The Leading Edge and Advance on Geophysics)

Professional elective course




(Forward-Inversion Theory in Geophysics and its Applications)

Professional elective course




(Frontier and Process in Geological Engineering)

Professional elective course




(Geological Modeling and Numerical Simulation)

Professional elective course



Compulsory part

文献综述(Literature Review )

Assessed by college