The prime goal of the new Petroleum Geoscience Program is to become a leader in the field of petroleum geoscience education and research within Southeast Asia. The program began teaching an M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience in 2009.

The program recognizes that high-quality research is an integral part of any successful science program that offers post-graduate degrees. Consequently, a research program is being initiated that focuses on areas of technical concern which are important to the petroleum industry of Thailand and Southeast Asia as a whole. Staff and student research projects will span a wide range of geological systems and geographic areas and include studies based on outcrop and subsurface data.