Petrol and Natural Gas Engineering Program
About the Program
Petrol and Natural Gas Engineering is one of the most important among all engineering disciplines. The reason for this importance is due to the use of fossil fuels as an energy source, its effect on the economic balance, and the estimated depletion of the reservoirs. Exploring new reservoirs, operating them economically, and transporting the produced petrol to the point of use with concern about the environment is therefore extremely important for the future of mankind. We aim to be members of the petrol industry and contribute to both the production and measures to protect the environment (in addition to the exploration, operation, and transportation sides of the trade).
The program is designed to prepare graduates to be proficient in mathematics topics, probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, and thermodynamics. Petroleum engineering discipline specific topics include: design and analysis of well systems, drilling and completing wells, evaluation of subsurface geological formations using geoscientific and engineering methods, design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting and handling fluids, application of reservoir engineering principles for optimizing resource development and management, the use of project economics, and resource valuation methods for design and decision making. The content is completed with a major capstone design experience that prepares students for engineering practice, incorporating engineering standards, and realistic constraints.
The students greatly benefit from technical visits, summer trainings, and seminars given by field engineers and administrators of petrol companies. Career days organized by the university enable students to better understand the petrol and natural gas world.
Graduates of this program may easily get a job in a firm dealing with petrol and/or natural gas at the local or international level. The job may be in petrol exploration, drilling, production, transportation, equipment development and maintenance, or may be in the refining and development of petroleum products for specific applications. Petrol and Natural gas engineers may work as an engineer in exploration and drilling, in production areas, in a refinery as an engineer, or as an administrator.
Petroleum and Natural gas engineers may also work as energy engineers concerning the efficient and effective utilization of petroleum products in all related areas.