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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 energy source, its effect on the economic balance and the estimated depletion of the reservoirs are the major factors. Exploring new reservoirs, operating them economically and transporting the produced petrol the point of use with concern about the environment is therefore extremely important for the future of mankind. I therefore want to be a member in the petrol industry and contribute to both the production and measures to protect the environment (in addition to exploration, operation and transportation sides of the trade.


Educational Opportunities

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 will greatly benefit from technical visits, summer trainings and seminars to be given by field engineers and administrators of petrol companies. Career days organized by the university will enable students to better understand the petrol and natural gas world.


Career Areas

Graduates of this program may easily get a job in a firm dealing with petrol or/and natural gas in local or international level. The job may be on petrol exploration, drilling, production, transportation, equipment development and maintenance or may be on refining and development of petroleum products for specific applications. The Petrol and Natural gas engineer may work as an engineer in an exploration and drilling are, in production area, 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.

Last updated: 16-01-2018