About The Petroleum Studies Unit

Petroleum Geoscience is concerned with understanding the structure of the earth to depths of five miles to identify potential areas of hydrocarbon deposits and to identify the hydrocarbon bearing zones, fault patterns and water ingress, in order to model them in sufficient detail so as to be able to design development programmes for economic exploitation.The Petroleum Geoscience degree programme majors in quantitative petroleum geology and geophysics courses, but also includes significant, basic training in petrophysics and reservoir engineering. It is expected to attract ‘bright’, science students, fascinated with the earth and wishing to have a productive industrial career in their areas of interest.

The BSc Programme in Petroleum Geoscience is accredited  by the Geological Society of London for 6 years from 2015 to 2020

Geological Society logo.png

The BSc Petroleum Geoscience is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) of London for partially meeting the requirements for CEng for 5 years from 2017-2021.

The MSc Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) of London for further learning for CEng for 5 years from 2017 to 2021.

The MSc Reservoir Engineering is accredited by the Energy Institute of London for further learning for CEng for 5 years from 2017 to 2021.

energy institute logo.png


The MSc Petroleum Engineering is accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3) of London for 5 years from 2014 to 2019.

IOM3Accredited Programme logo_0.jpg

For more information about our Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, click here thumb_PDF_icon_0.png




Dr. Ryan Ramsook

Ryan Ramsook_0.jpg Dr. Ryan Ramsook is the Coordinator for the BSc Petroleum Geoscience Program. He is also an Upstream Consultant with significant industry and consultancy experience. He previously was employed as the Senior Consultant, Geosciences at Optimal Geoscience and Engineering Limited. Dr Ramsook is also the Executive Director at Ibis Energy, Calgary Canada for the past 3 years and the Director of Regal Resources, Calgary Canada for the past 7 years. He received his BSc (Earth sciences), MPhil (Geology) and PhD (Geology) FGS from the University of the West Indies Mona.











Professor Andrew Jupiter (Professor of Practice)

jupiter.jpgProfessor Jupiter is the Co-ordinator of the MSc Petroleum Engineering and MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering and Management programmes. Professor Jupiter received a BSc in Natural Sciences and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies and also holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Mineral Engineering Management from The Pennsylvania State University. He was the recipient of the Chaconia Medal (Gold) in 2016 (Public Service). He was appointed as Professor of Practice by the UWI and is the holder of the Methanol Holdings Trinidad Limited (MHTL) Chair in Petroleum Engineering. Professor Jupiter was Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries from 1998 to 2004.  He was also President of National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (National Energy) from 2009 to 2012. Professor Jupiter has held the position of Director on various State Boards. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Fellow of the Energy Institute, Fellow of Materials, Mineral and Mining and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.










Dr. Raffie Hosein 


Dr. Raffie Hosein is the Coordinator of the MSc Reservoir Engineering Programme. He received his B.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in Petroleum Engineering from The UWI, Trinidad.  Previously he was a Petroleum Engineer with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries in Trinidad from 2000 and Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University at Doha, Qatar from 2006 to 2009. He was a Consultant for Schlumberger, NExT and presently a Consultant for PetroKnowledge in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Hosein is a registered CEng MEI Chartered Petroleum Engineer with the Energy Institute (EI) of London, UK, a Fellow with the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), UK and a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPEI).














Dawe, Richard

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxford), Eur Eng, CEng, CSc, CGeol, FEI, CChem, FRSC, FGS

(Reservoir Engineering, Hydrocarbon Thermodynamics, Improved Oil Recovery)


McGaw, David R.

BSc, MSc (Wales), PhD (UWI), FIChemE, CEng, MAIChemE,

(Separation Processes, Particle Technology)

Ext: 83395


Mellowes, Winston A.

BSc (Eng), MSc, PhD (UWI), MIChemE, CEng, MAIChemE, MCIC, FAPETT, REng

(Transport Phenomena, Sugar Technology, Biomass Utilisations)

Ext: 82513




 Hosein, Raffie

BSc (Pet. Eng.), MPhil (Pet Eng), PhD (Pet. Eng.) (UWI),

CEng MEI Chartered Petroleum Engineer, FIMMM, MSPEI

 (Petroleum & Reservoir Engineering)

Ext: 82169/82164


Hassanali, Hamid

BSc (Pet. Eng.), MSc (Pet Eng) (UWI)

(Drilling & Completions, Production Engineering)

(Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering)

Ext: 83078



Blake, Oshaine

BSc (UWI), PhD (Univ. of Liverpool)

(Petroleum Geophysics)

Ext: 84431

Sobers, Lorraine

BS, MSc (Texas Tech University),

PhD Petroleum Engineering (Imperial College)

(Carbon Storage, Enhanced Oil Recovery)

Ext. 83284



Archie, Curtis

BSc (Geol) (Mona, UWI)

(Petroleum Geology)


Baptiste, Brian

BSc (Mona), Dip Man Studies, MSc (Pet Eng) (UWI)

(Petroleum Development Geology)


Bertrand, Wayne

BSc (UWI), MSc (Brit Col)

Distinguished Fellow in Practice in Petroleum Studies

(Petroleum Geoscience)



Charles, Donald Gregory

BSc (Hons) (UWI), MSc (NexT)

(Petrophysics & Formation Evaluation)


Dhanpaul, Terrell

BSc Physics (UWI), MSc Production Management (UWI), MSc Petroleum Engineering (UWI)


Farfan, Philip

BSc Geology (Edinburgh),

MSc Petroleum Geology (Imperial College)

(Geological Mapping)


Hosein, Natalie

MSc (Leeds), BSc (UWI)


Mathura, Rudra

BSc (Surveying and Land Information)

IHO (Class B Hydrographic Surveying)



Ragbir, Samuel

BSc (UWI), MSc (Leeds)



Russell, Allan

BSc (Maths) (UWI), Dip, MSc (Pet Eng)

(Petroleum Engineering Management, Petroleum Economics)


Sankar, Daryle

BSc Chemical and Process Eng (UWI)

MSc Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering (Heriot-Watt

University, UK)

(Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering)


Vincent, Hasley

BSc (Mona), MSc (Imperial), PhD (Dalhousie) (Sedimentology)


Marcelle-De Silva, Jill

BSc MSc (UWI), Eng (Stanford)

(Natural Gas Engineering & Well Test Analysis)



Baboolal, Anastasia

BSc (Major Physics, Minor Environmental Physics and

Material Science), MPhil (Physics- Petrology), PhD (Petroleum Geoscience) (UWI) 


Moonan, Xavier

BSc Geology, Geography (UWI, Mona),

MSc Structural Geology and Geophysics (Leeds)

(Structural Geology)





Top of Page