Possible Bachelor- and Master Theses

Bachelor and Master theses will be conducted in close collaboration with our assistants and where possible with external industry- or public partners.

Topics are

  • Reservoir geology and diagenesis
  • Structural geology
  • GeoMagnetics
  • Georesource management
  • Resilient value chains

Methods are


  • Structural geology
    • Seismic interpretation (Petrel)
    • Fault seal analysis (Petrel, MOVE)
    • Fracture network characterization (LiDAR, UAV)
  • Reservoir geology and diagenesis
    • Core description
    • Petrography (reflected-, transmitted light)
    • Petrophysics (porosity, permeability)
    • Reservoir heterogeneities
    • Development of diagenesis models
  • GeoMagnetics (AMS)
  • Georesource management
    • Analysis of technical-economic utilisation concepts and value chains


  • Structural geology
    • Automatisation of LiDAR and UAV models
    • Analysis of fracture networks (FracMan, FracaFlow)
    • Stochastic modelling of fracture networks (Petrel, MOVE)
    • Static and dynamic reservoir models (Petrel, Move, Eclipse)
  • Reservoir geology and diagenesis
    • Well log analysis (WellCad, EasyCore)
    • Reservoir quality prediction modeling (TouchStone)
  • Georesource management
    • Monte-Carlo simulation


  • Our home is the Rhine graben rift with ongoing exploration of complex hydrocarbon- and geothermal fields below our feet
  • We work globally: please inquire for possible theses related to current PhD research programs.

Topics related to the core research areas can be inquired from the respective group leader. Deformation Dr. Dennis Quandt, diagenesis Dr. Benjamin Busch and magnetics apl. Prof. Dr. Agnes Kontny.