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Oil & Gas Engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas.
Exploration and manufacturing activities are the oil and gas industry's two main disciplines: they focus on maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs and on their processing, distribution and transportation.
The world will always need energy. Oil & gas engineers must answer the call to find innovative technologies and new resources to meet the increasing demands for energy: they will also lead the way into the future and will have the opportunity to truly make a difference.
This is an exciting and unique time to join the industry.
Oil & Gas Engineers
Oil & gas engineers locate, recover, and maintain the world's oil and gas supplies.
First of all they are the innovators who use cutting-edge technology to create new methods of discovering and drilling for oil.
Besides, as industrial specialist, oil & gas engineers work directly for pressure systems manufacturers, petrochemical corporations, materials processors, large construction contractors, large industrial product consumers or the wholesale distributors that service these industries.
Although there are various job descriptions, oil & gas engineers all serve one function-to provide the world with energy, while safeguarding the environment for future generations.
Oil & gas engineers often work on offshore drilling platforms, in oil fields and reserves and in distributing plants around the world.
Some of the duties include recording and updating information on all drilling and processing activities, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, determining the most productive locations, taking responsibility for safety and efficiency, ensuring well maintenance, interpreting results, ensuring efficient well flow, overlooking the removal of all waste and equipment from drill sites, designing pressure systems for the storage and distribution of oil and gas.
Most careers involve a combination of office-based and advanced, computer-oriented technology work. Plus, oil & gas engineers typically have numerous opportunities to travel across the globe for a variety of work-related projects.
Our Study Plan in Oil & Gas Engineering
The programs in Oil & Gas Engineering aim at giving a thorough analysis and understanding of problems, challenges and solutions associated with all parts of the supply chains dealing with the oil and gas industry, on-shore as well as off-shore: petroleum fundamentals and exploration, reservoir characterisation, reservoir engineering and simulation, well engineering, purchasing, production planning, design of pressure systems, unconventional resources, inventory management and downstream distribution planning, energy economics management and risk analysis.
Along with knowledge of a broad range of logistics topics, the program gives an understanding of the energy situation in the world comparing existing renewable energy sources, as well as non-renewable sources both in terms of costs, qualities and availability.
The candidates will use a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and project work and in addition they spend significant time in our laboratories, as well as in private study directed by lecturers.
The four available levels are the following:
All courses are evaluated through homework, quizzes, tests, exams and projects supplied by the teacher/tutor during the program.
The level of the scores assigned to the students refers to the knowledge gained and helps the teacher/professor in identifying the need to fill any debits by planning of further training/studies to attain the necessary skills.
For information, the UK grade system of marks and symbols and the correspondence with the US grade: first (100 – 70)% = A (US); upper second (69 – 60)% = B+/B (US); lower second (59 – 54)% = B/B-; third (53 – 42)% = C (US); pass (41 – 38)% = D (US); fail (<38)% = F (US).
Personnel Certification Bodies
The following international personnel and certification bodies recognize these programs among the pre-requisites for becoming their member (the admission grade will be different according to the certification level achieved at the end of the study course and to the candidate's CV):