Petroleum Engineering

INTRODUCTION:

Petroleum engineering is involved in the exploration and production activities of petroleum as an upstream end of the energy sector. Upstream refers to the process of finding and extracting oil, which is usually buried deep beneath the earth's surface, to provide a continuous supply to consumers "downstream".
Main areas include
Production: Deals with daily monitoring of production and injection wells and designing remedial treatments to maintain oil and gas production. Production engineers maintain wells that are already drilled and find ways to improve the current production levels and the ultimate oil and gas recovery.
Reservior Engineering : Responsible for making long-term decisions and solutions for hydrocarbon production including location of new wells and evaluation of future production. Reservoir engineers determine how much oil exists in a reservoir and how much of it can be recovered.
Drilling : supervise the drilling and completion of new wells to produce oil and gas to the surface

TYPICAL MASTER PROGRAMS

Oil drilling
Oil and gas production
Reservoir Engineering
Natural Gas Engineering

Other related areas:

Geophysics
Geo mechanics
Piping
Well completion
Energy Resource Engineering
Integrated Reservoir Modeling


Typical Courses in Petroleum Engineering Masters

1. Reservoir Simulation and Modeling
2. Advanced Secondary Recovery
3. Pressure Transient Analysis
4. Environmental Issues in Petroleum Engineering
5. Advanced Drilling Engineering
6. Advanced Productions Engineering
7. Advanced Reservoir Engineering
8. Advanced Formation Evaluation
9. Advanced Natural Gas Engineering