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Theses/dissertations from 2023 2023.

A Data Driven Approach To Optimize Re-Fracturing Operations In The Williston Basin , Joshua Kroschel

“Blue” Hydrogen & Helium From Flare Gas Of The Bakken Formation Of The Williston Basin, North Dakota: A Novel Process , Martin R. Leipzig

Theses/Dissertations from 2022 2022

The Impact Of Stress Dependent Permeability Alteration On Gas Based EOR In The Bakken Formation , Ailin Assady

Evaluation Of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery In Unconventional Reservoirs , Nidhal Badrouchi

Fracture Initiation And Propagation In Shale Formations With Anisotropic Toughness , Nourelhouda Benouadah

The Effect Of Mineral Composition On Elastic Properties Of The Bakken Formation In The Williston Basin, North Dakota , John Albert Harju

Rock Physics Based Velocity-Porosity Correlations Developed For Estimation Of The Elastic Properties Of The Bakken Formations Of The Williston Basin, North Dakota , Lynn D. Helms

Multiple Surface Pipeline Leak Detection Using Real-Time Sensor Data Analysis , Francis Enejo Idachaba

High Resolution Compositional Characterization Of Degraded Crude Oils Using Petroleomics , Miguel Fernando Jimenez Jacome

Investigation Of Transient Multiphase Flow Performance In Undulating Horizontal Unconventional Wells , Youcef Khetib

Impact Of CO2 Storage On The Geomechanical And Geophysical Properties Of Bakken Formation , Ogochukwu Ozotta

Characterization Of Vertical Growth Of Fractures In Layered Formations , Vibhas Jagdish Pandey

Data Driven Approach To Saltwater Disposal (SWD) Well Location Optimization In North Dakota , Kalyanaraman Venugopal

Modeling And Simulations Of Stress Shadow Effect On Multistage Hydraulic Fractures , Agustinus Zandy

Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

Numerical Simulations Of Hydraulic Fracturing Through Perforated Wellbores , Omar Akash

Development Of Image Processing Techniques For Core-Scale Characterization And Synthetic 3D-Printed Core Replicas , Ahmed Galal Alqassaby Almetwally

Hole Cleaning And Cuttings Transportation Modelling And Optimization , Foued Badrouchi

Integrative Approach For Improved Oil Recovery In Unconventional Reservoirs , Abdulaziz Ellafi

Investigation Of Factors That Affect Site Selection For Geothermal Energy Extraction In North Dakota , Ogonna Obinwa

Hydraulic Fracture Propagation And Its Geometry Evolvement In Transversely Isotropic Formations , Dezhi Qiu

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Carbon-Dioxide Pipeline Infrastructure Route Optimization And Network Modeling For Carbon Capture Storage And Utilization , Karthik Balaji

Simulation Of Notch Driven Hydraulic Fracture In Open Hole Completion , Nejma Djabelkhir

Application And Development Of Advanced Atomic-Scale Analysis And Simulations For Complex Systems , Hyeonseok Lee

Molecular Simulation Study Of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods In Tight Formation , Chuncheng Li

Evaluation Of Gas Hydrate In Gas Pipeline Transportation , Paschal Ogadi Mokwenye

Treatment Of Bakken Produced Water Using Supercritical Water Desalination , Joshua Oloruntimilehin Oluwayomi

Coupled Simulation Of Hydraulic Fracturing, Production, And Refracturing For Unconventional Reservoirs , Xincheng Wan

Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery In Tight And Shale Reservoirs Using Surfactants And Supercritical CO2 , Shaojie Zhang

Surfactant-Nanoparticle Augmented Systems For Enhanced Oil Recovery: Formula Development And Evaluation , Xun Zhong

Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Multi-Scale Organic Material Characterization Of The Bakken Source Rock , Arash Abarghani

Impact Of Stress On The Characterization Of The Flow Units In The Complex Three Forks Reservoir, Williston Basin , Aldjia Boualam

Fracture Detection And Prediction In Unconventional Reservoirs For Finding Sweet Spot , Sofiane Djezzar

Fine Scale Characterization Of Organic Matter Using Analytical Methods: Raman And NMR Spectroscopies , Seyedalireza Khatibi

Innovation Of Petrophysical And Geomechanical Experiment Methodologies: The Application Of 3D Printing Technology , Lingyun Kong

NMR Characterization And Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Surfactants In Unconventional Reservoirs , Mohamed Mohamed Awad Mohamed

Reservoir Characterization And Simulation Of Enhanced Oil Recovery For Bakken , Runxuan Sun

Evaluation Of CO2 Flooding In Tight Formation , Sai Wang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Molecular Dynamics Simulation Of Gas Transport And Adsorption In Ultra-Tight Formations , Yannick Tambe Agbor

Investigating The Impact Of Offset Fracture Hits Using Rate Transient Analysis In The Bakken And Three Forks Formation, Divide County, North Dakota , Cody Lee Brown

The Application Of Nanoindentation Technology With Simulation On The Micromechanical Properties Of Bakken Formation , Hao Fu

Microstructures And Nanomechanical Properties Of The Bakken Shale , Kouqi Liu

A 3D Geomechanical Model Of Blue Buttes Field In Williston Basin, North Dakota , Rehan Ali Mohammed

Digital Rock Reconstruction And Property Calculation Of Fractured Shale Rock Samples , Hongsheng Wang

A Study Of Two-Phase Flow Regime And Pressure Drop In Vertical Pipe , Yanbo Wang

Analysis Of Pressure Distribution Along Pipeline Blockage Based On The Cfd Simulation , Lu Yang

Digital Rock Analysis On Berea Sandstone And An Eor Study On Middle Bakken , Barco N. Yolo

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

A Comprehensive Reservoir Characterization Of The Bakken Formation: Blue Buttes Field, Williston Basin , Alan Alexeyev

Study Of Pore-Dependent Petroleum Fluid Properties In Tight Shale Plays: Bakken Formation , Agustinus Zandy

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Study About Petrophysical And Geomechanical Properties Of Bakken Formation , Jun He

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Behavior of Gas Influx in Riser and Considerations for Riser Gas Handling , Mahendra Kumar Kunju

Dissertations from 2022 2022

Lifecycle Reactive Transport Modeling for Assessing Integrity in Offshore Energy Systems , Temitope Ayokunle Ajayi

Application Of Gravity Data For Hydrocarbon Exploration Using Machine Learning Assisted Workflow , Oluwafemi Temidayo Alaofin

Characterization of Gas Hydrate Formation and Its Impact on Slope Stability in Offshore Environments , Sulav Dhakal

Application of Distributed Fiber-optic Sensing for Pressure Predictions and Multiphase Flow Characterization , Gerald Kelechi Ekechukwu

Applications of Temperature Transient Analysis for Reservoir Surveillance , Refaat Galal Aboelfotoh Hashish

The Application of Physics Informed Neural Networks to Compositional Modeling , Thelma A. Ihunde

A Drift-Flux Model for Upward Two-Phase in Pipes with High Velocity Flows , Woochan Lee

Dissertations from 2021 2021

A Systematic Multiscale Investigation of Nanoparticle-Assisted CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Process for Shale Oil Reservoirs , Dayo A. Afekare

Application of Gas-Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) Process for Enhancing Recovery from Unconventional Resources , Muzher Al Musabeh

Enhanced Oil Recovery in Tight Rocks Using the “Slot-Drill” Completion , Hassan Amer

Blowout - Capping - Fracturing - Relief Well, A Full Cycle Workflow , Youssuf A. Elnoamany

High Density Cement-Rock Interface Characterization , zahid farid

GAS EVOLUTION PHENOMENON OF METHANE IN BASE FLUIDS OF NON-AQUEOUS DRILLING MUDS UNDER CONTROLLED DEPRESSURIZATION , Damilola Ojedeji

A Study of Methane-Liquid Absorption Characteristics for Gas Influx Management , Scott A. Perry

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF GAS LIFT VALVES USING NUMERICAL SIMULATION , Felipe Simoes Maciel

Pore-scale Modeling of Fluid Flow and Particle Transport in Multi-scale Porous Media , Bin Wang

Experimental and Modeling Study of the Effects of Sealing Structures in Lost Circulation Prevention and Remediation , Mingzheng Yang

Dissertations from 2020 2020

Experimental Evaluation of How Mineralogy and Microstructure Impact Micro-Geomechanics of Shale Rocks , Hui Du

INVESTIGATION OF TRACER-SURFACTANT-FOAM PROCESSES IN SHALLOW SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION: HISTORY-MATCHING AND PERFORMANCE PREDICTION , Hazem Fleifel

Well Testing of Fracture Corridors in Naturally - fractured Reservoirs (NFR) , Yingying Guo

Mass Spectrometric Calibration for Real -Time Hydrocarbon Detection , Makuachukwu Mbaegbu

Fluid-Driven Fracture Initiation from Oil and Gas Wells Considering Lifetime Stresses , Andreas Michael

Pressure Monitoring for Subsurface Leakage Characterization , Mojtaba Mosaheb

The Desorption Kinetics of Methane from Nonaqueous Fluids for Enhanced Well Control , James Lee Nielsen Jr.

Development of Water Coning Control Design Metrics in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs , Samir Prasun

A Modelling Study for Smart Pigging Technique for Pipeline Leak Detection , Caitlyn Judith Thiberville

Development and Validation of a Simplified Transient Two-Phase Flow Model for Any Pipe Inclination , Ligia Tornisiello

An Improved Foam Modeling Technique and Its Application to Petroleum Drilling and Production Practice , Yanfang Wang

A Data-Driven Model for Multiphase Flow in Pipes , Francisco Bruno Xavier Teles

Data-Driven Modeling and Prediction for Reservoir Characterization and Simulation Using Seismic and Petrophysical Data Analyses , Xu Zhou

Dissertations from 2019 2019

Experimental and Numerical Study of Dynamic Water Control in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs , Younes Ahmed Alblooshi

An Experimental Study of Fractional Wettability Effects on Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) , ABDULLAH ABDULRAHMAN A. AL-TAMEEMI

Transient Flow Analysis of a Closing Blowout Preventer Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) , Daniel Barreca

Coupled Pore-to-Continuum Multiscale Modeling of Dynamic Particle Filtration Processes in Porous Media , John Rayner Blears

Field Drilling Data Cleaning and Preparation for Data Analytics Applications , Daniel Cardoso Braga

String Out and Compressibility Effect on Pressure Rise in a Shut-In Well , Nicholas Henry

Supercritical CO2 Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery: From Mechanistic Model Fit to Lab Experiments to Field-Scale Evaluation , Mohammad Izadi

Application of Pressure and Rate Transient Analyses to Stress-Sensitive Multi-Fractured Composite Systems and Compartmentalized Reservoirs , Oscar Mauricio Molina

Effect of Surfactant, Oil:Water Ratio and Temperature on the Rheology of Emulsion-Suspension Complex Fluids: Implications for Oil-Based Drilling Fluids , Gilles Landry Numkam

MODELING OF LEAKAGE THROUGH FAULT-ZONE STRUCTURES IN CO2 GEOLOGICAL STORAGE , Dayna Rodriguez Zambrano

An Experimental Study on the Impacts of Using Multiple PDC Cutters on Rock Cutting Process , Kian Sheikhrezaei

Theses from 2018 2018

Development Strategies For a Fractured, Heavy Oil Reservoir - Results From Numerical Simulations , German Albertovich Abzaletdinov

Effect of Pipe Rotation on Casing Pressure Within MPD Applications , Zahrah Ahmed Al Marhoon

An Improved Method to Calculate Gas-Lift Valve Set Pressure and Valve Performance Curves , Khadhr A KH Altarabulsi

Thermogenic Gas Hydrate Formation In Gulf of Mexico Offshore Environment- Results from Numerical Simulation , Sulav Dhakal

Investigation of Flow Mechanisms in Gas-Assisted Gravity Drainage Process , Iskandar Dzulkarnain

Study of Rheology and Flow Behavior of Magneto-Rheological Fluids Under the Influence of a Magnetic Field and Its Potential Applications for Drilling and Completion Operations , John Edwin Estrada Giraldo

Temperature Transient Analysis for Reservoir Characterization , Yilin Mao

Magnetic Gradient Drilling , Garrett Lowry Nielsen

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Liquid-Assisted Gas-Lift Unloading , Renato Peixoto Coutinho

Demonstration of the Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) Process in Carbonate Rocks. , Alok Jiteshkumar Shah

TWO-PHASE FLOW REGIME MAP FOR LARGE DIAMETER PIPES AND HIGH-VELOCITY FLOWS , Matheus Sigaki Capovilla

Enhanced Grain Partitioning of X-Ray Microtomography Segmented Images , Nicholas C. Skrivanos II

Pressure Transient Techniques for Continuous Monitoring of CO2 Storage/EOR , Nam Hoang Tran

Integrated Reservoir-Wellbore Nodal Analysis Workflow For Worst-Case Discharge Modeling , Florencia Anahi Vasquez Cordoba

Modeling and Analysis of Thermal Effects on A Fractured Wellbore During Lost Circulation and Wellbore Strengthening Processes , Ze Wang

Pore-Scale Analysis of Interfacial Instabilities and Impact of Heterogeneity on Relative Permeability by Lattice Boltzmann Method , Zhipeng Zhu

Theses from 2017 2017

Prevention of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) in Lightweight Wellbore Cements Containing Silica-Based Microspheres , Dylan Albers

Evaluation of Compositional Effects on Gas-Oil Miscibility and Gas-Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) EOR Process , Mohamed Al Riyami

Data Driven Modeling and Predictive Analytics for Waterflooding Operations using Reservoir Simulations , Xuan Liao

Experimental Study and Modeling of Smart Loss Circulation Materials; Advantages and Promises , Ahmed Khaled Abdelmaksoud Mansour

Performance Evaluation of Virtual Flow Metering Models and Its Application to Metering Backup and Production Allocation , Kahila Mokhtari Jadid

The Role of Surface Active Compounds in Crude Oil on Reservoir Wettability. , Paulina Metili Mwangi

Diagenesis and Formation Stress in Fracture Conductivity of Shaly Rocks; Experimental-Modelling Approach in CO2-Rock Interactions , Abiola Olukola Olabode

Mechanistic Modeling of Nanoparticle-stabilized Supercritical CO2 Foams and its Implication in Field-scale EOR Applications , Doris Patricia Ortiz Maestre

Dissertations from 2016 2016

Application of the Finite Element Method to Solve Coupled Multiphysics Problems for Subsurface Energy Extraction , Milad Ahmadi

Design and Analysis of Geothermal Wellbore Energy Conversion System Working on Zero Mass Withdrawal Principle , Ildar Akhmadullin

Statistical Reservoir Characterization, Simulation, and Optimization Of Field Scale-Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage (GAGD) Process with Uncertainty Assessments , Watheq Jasim Mohammed Al-Mudhafar

Mathematical Scaling and Statistical Modeling of Geopressured Geothermal Reservoirs , Esmail Ansari

Application of the Variational Fracture Model to Hydraulic Fracturing in Poroelastic Media , Chukwudi Chukwudozie

Simulation Studies For Relative Importance Of Unconventional Reservoir Subgrid Scale Physics Parameters , Yaakoub Youssef El Khamra

Modelling Hydraulic Fracturing Propagation in Heterogeneous Reservoirs Using Cohesive Zone Methods , Miguel Alejandro Gonzalez-Chavez

A Numerical Investigation of Wellbore Stability Problems Using an Elastoplastic Model , Chang Huang

Impacts of Rock-Brine Interactions on Petrophysical Properties of a Sandstone Reservoir, Utilizing Geochemical and Pore Network Modeling , Masoud Safari-Zanjani

Development of Single-Well Gas Assisted Gravity Drainage Process for Enhanced Oil Recovery , Bikash Deep Saikia

Expandable Proppants for Hydraulic Fracturing , Livio Yang Santos

Modeling Churn and Annular Flow Regimes in Vertical and Near-Vertical Pipes with Small and Large Diameters , Erika Viana Pagan

Theses from 2015 2015

Modelling of Channelization in Unconsolidated Formations Due to Liquid Injection , Juan Felipe Bautista Barake

Multiscale Modeling of Particle Transport in Petroleum Reservoirs , Layne Bryan French

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Near-Wellbore Modeling of a Gas Well , Oscar Mauricio Molina

Post-Treatment Assessment of Hydraulic Fracturing with Integrated Modeling of Natural Fracture Distribution , Ping Puyang

Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Scenarios Development and Their Associated Risk Assessment , Muhammad Zulqarnain

Theses from 2014 2014

Investigating Different Coding Environments for Simplified Reservoir Characterization Models , Atheer Mohammad Al Attar

Multiscale Estimation of Inertial Effects for Frac-Pack Completed Gas Reservoirs , Sultan Anbar

Poroelastic Inhomogeneities: Applications in Reservoir Geomechanics , Houman Bedayat

Experimental Assessment of Cement Integrity under Thermal Cycle Loading Conditions in Geopressured Geothermal Reservoirs , Kolawole Saheed Bello

Effects Of Drill-pipe Whirling Motion On Cuttings Transport Performance For Horizontal Drilling , Yasin Demiralp

Removal of Sustained Casing Pressure by Gravity Displacement of Annular Fluid , Efecan Demirci

Quantifying Phase Configuration Inside an Intact Core Based on Wettability Using X-ray Computed Tomography , Dinara Dussenova

Analysis of microseismic events associated with hydraulic fracture propagation , Chennu Fan

Experimental assessment of expandable casing technology as a solution for microannular gas flow , Darko Kupresan

Modeling of Foam Flow in Porous Media for Subsurface Environmental Remediation , Seungjun Lee

Investigation of Dimensionality-Dependent Foam Rheological Properties by Using Mechanistic Foam Model , Woochan Lee

Effect of Forced Flow Oscillation on Churn and Annular Flow in Vertical Wellbores , Catalina Posada

Continuous reservoir modeling updating by integrating experimental data using an ensemble Kalman Filter , Ting Sun

Dissertations from 2013 2013

Development of a framework for scaling surfactant enhanced CO₂ flooding from laboratory scale to field implementation , Gbolahan I. Afonja

Dynamic Modeling of Channel Formation During Fluid Injection Into Unconsolidated Sands , Sayamik Ameen

An experimental and computational investigation of rotating flexible shaft system dynamics in rotary drilling assemblies for down hole drilling vibration mitigation , Richard Duff

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The degree of Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering usually requires the completion of an original research thesis in addition to coursework beyond the baccalaureate level.

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The traditional, research oriented M.S. program with thesis emphasizes advanced study and research experience. To be eligible for research, a student must have identified an appropriate research area and be accepted as an M.S. thesis student by a member of the MPGE faculty.

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This program is designed to meet the professional needs of part-time students and other students whose background and educational goals may be best served by additional instructed study in lieu of the research investigation involved in an M.S. thesis. To pursue this plan-of-study, students must indicate interest in the coursework-emphasis program on the application for admission. After admission, these students are encouraged to identify faculty members who will serve as their academic M.S. program advisers or they may complete the program under the overall guidance of the Graduate Liaison. The non-thesis M.S. program culminates in a comprehensive examination.

Only students pursuing the thesis option are eligible to be appointed to graduate assistantships.

Students wishing to change from the thesis to non-thesis option must petition the MPGE Graduate Liaison. If the petition is approved, no more than 24 hours of credit will be transferred towards the fulfillment of the course requirements in the non-thesis option. Such a transfer cannot take place during a semester.

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Every M.S. program must meet all the  Basic Requirements for the Master's Degree  as decided by Graduate College, and each student is responsible for ensuring compliance with these requirements. In addition, the specific MPGE requirements for the appropriate M.S. plan options delineated below must be met.

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Every Ph.D. program must meet all the  Basic Requirements for the Doctoral Degree  as determined by Graduate College, and each student is responsible for ensuring compliance with these requirements.

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Total Number of Hours Required: 90 including 30 credit hours from M.S. degree

Dissertation Hours: 36 (minimum) to 48 (maximum)

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·        Prior to graduation, the applicant must publish, or have in press, one refereed paper and make a presentation at a professional society meeting or give a department seminar

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The University of Tulsa’s petroleum engineering graduate program has long been recognized as one of the world’s best. The school offers both master’s and doctoral degrees and limits total enrollment to ensure that faculty advisers have sufficient time to devote to each student. Direct admission to the Ph.D. degree program is granted for exceptional candidates. The diverse and broad internationally recognized research expertise of its 12 full-time faculty spans the three principal sub-disciplines of petroleum engineering; drilling, production and reservoir engineering. Faculty expertise also ensures master’s and doctoral graduate students exposure to up-to-date theory and state-of-the-art technology and facilities in their graduate courses, as well as the opportunity to conduct research in their chosen area under the guidance of an experienced expert researcher.

Computational work is done on modern workstations located in petroleum engineering graduate student computer laboratories and offices. Unique facilities for drilling and production engineering experimental research are located on the university’s North Campus. Extensive research funding is provided by the oil and gas industry, which provides support for nine research consortia and one joint industry project. Active research areas include artificial lift, drilling, multiphase flow, separation technology, horizontal well technology, reservoir characterization, well testing, reservoir simulation, foam flow in wells and unconventional natural gas. The departmental faculty also work on alternative energy recovery, such as geothermal energy, and efficiency as part of their energy focus.

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Current annual funding is approximately $6 million. Departmental research projects provide graduate students the opportunity to work on problems of interest to the oil and gas industry as well as the chance to discuss their results and interact with technical experts from industry. Such industrial contacts often lead to future job opportunities.

While a handful of our graduates have accepted university faculty positions, most have obtained employment in the petroleum industry. Extensive information on our graduate and research programs can be found at the department’s website.

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The petroleum engineering curriculum emphasizes connecting-the-dots between classroom lessons and their real-world applications through professional development and research opportunities.

Petroleum engineering graduates are prepared to address the challenges of the world’s energy needs responsibly, to exceed the evolving expectations of employers in the petroleum and energy industries, to sustain industry-leading skills and to be leaders in industry, academia, and government.

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While admitted students may seek a thesis option, we do not offer this through the admissions portal. See admissions information for Master of Petroleum Engineering: http://www.petro.uh.edu/graduate .

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 30.0

Degree candidates must complete eight courses (24 credit hours plus 6 credit hours dedicated to research preparation) for the thesis option.

Required Courses (4)

  • PETR 6302 - Reservoir Engineering II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6312 - Well Log Evaluation of Petroleum Formations Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6368 - Well Drilling and Completion I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6372 - Petroleum Production Operations Credit Hours: 3.0

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Four courses from the below list:

  • PETR 6304 - Core Analysis of Petrolem Formations Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6308 - Advanced Petroleum Production Operations Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6310 - Petroleum Production Economics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6314 - Pressure Transient Testing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6316 - Well Drilling and Completion II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6318 - Horizontal Drilling Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6320 - Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6325 - Integrated Reservoir Characterization Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6326 - Applied Reservoir Simulation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6330 - Fundamental of Hydraulic Fracturing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6332 - Deterministic Reserves Estimation Credit Hours: 3
  • PETR 6336 - Petroleum Energy Markets Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6350 - Natural Gas Engineering Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6398 - Research Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6399 - Masters Thesis Credit Hours: 3
  • PETR 7399 - Masters Thesis Credit Hours: 3
  • PETR 6322 - Practical Aspects of Integrated Petroleum Reservoir Management Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6338 - Applied Mathematical Methods in Petroleum Engineering Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6340 - Unconventional Resource Engineering Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PETR 6374 - Artificial Lift Credit Hours: 3.0

*Up to 6 credit hours of advanced electives can be taken outside of Petroleum Engineering. Prior approval is required.

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As a degree that is typically the first step toward a career in research, the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (M.Sc) program is designed to give students the firm foundation they need to achieve greater things. Besides taking courses in chemical/petroleum engineering fundamentals, each student produces and defends a thesis. Engineering fundamentals are usually the thesis topics for the M.Sc. This focus stands in contrast with the M.Eng. thesis, which is typically aimed on an industrial problem.

Completing this program

  • Courses (Excluding Petroleum Engineering): Topics may include mass transfer, chemical reactor design, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and more.
  • Professional Development Courses: Students take two professional development courses on communication styles, presentation skills and more.
  • International Internship: Students may participate in an international project outside of Canada for between four and six months.
  • Petroleum Engineering: Core courses include Reservoir Simulation, Secondary and Tertiary Recovering, Thermal Recovery Methods and more.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original thesis.

Specializations

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering (thesis-based only)
  • Engineering, Energy and Environment (Interdisciplinary)
  • Environmental Engineering (Interdisciplinary)

Oil and gas, medicine, education, government sector, research and consulting. Process engineer, petroleum reservoir engineer, petroleum production engineer, environmental engineer, software development, documentation for chemical process/petroleum reservoir simulation software, sales.

A master of science degree in chemical and petroleum engineering will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.

Three to five courses, depending on specialization

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

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Time commitment.

Two years full-time; four years maximum

A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted

See the Graduate Calendar for information on  fees and fee regulations,  and for information on  awards and financial assistance .

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Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree. Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.

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Anne Benneker

Anne Benneker

Matthew Clarke

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Hector De la Hoz Siegler

Josephine Hill

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Ayodeji Jeje

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Michael Kallos

Michael Kallos

Md Kibria

Admission requirements

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

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A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.

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  • Two official copies of your final official transcripts and degree certificates (if degree is not clearly stated on transcripts) in signed sealed envelopes from institution attended.  These documents may be sent to us directly from the institution or you can have the documents mailed to yourself and then mail them to us.  We do not considered open official transcripts as official.  
  • Statement of Interest (not mandatory)
  • CV (not mandatory)

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An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iB T including TOEFL iBT Home Edition)  minimum score of 86 (Internet-based, with no section less than 20).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)  score of 6.5 (with no section less than 6.0).
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or Cambridge C2 Proficiency  minimum score of 180.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)   score of 59 or higher
  • Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL)  overall score of 70 (no section less than 60).
  • Academic Communication Certificate (ACC)  minimum of B+ in each course.
  • Duolingo English Test  obtaining a minimum score of 125 (with no sub-score below 105). ( temporary until Fall 2024 intake )

For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: July 15 application deadline
  • International students: Mar. 15 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Nov. 15 application deadline
  • International students: July 15 application deadline

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  • International students: Nov. 15 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

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The Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering requires at least 24 credit hours of coursework and a minimum of 6 hours of research credit. Earning this degree demonstrates an ability to observe, analyze and report original scientific research and prepares graduates for similar work in their careers or pursuit of a PhD.

Candidates in the Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering program must complete at least 48 hours of graduate course credit and a minimum of 30 credit hours of research beyond the bachelor’s degree, resulting in a written dissertation. Graduates are prepared to work in academia, conduct research in commercial or government laboratories as well as make scientific discoveries that advance the industry.

Also fully online, the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Analytics provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental building blocks of the digital oilfield. Class time is dedicated to topics such as data science and advanced analytics, as well as reviewing how to apply data analysis to areas such as drilling and completions, production operations and reservoir management.

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~$95,000-110,000 average annual salary for petroleum engineers 

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Program Requirements

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  • Bachelor’s Degree : Required
  • GRE : Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation : Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students. 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) : Required
  • Statement of Purpose : Required
  • Transcript(s) : Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

MASTER’S THESIS

  • Bachelor’s Degree : Required  
  • GRE : Required
  • Letters of Recommendation : Required – three letters. One letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please
  • review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement.

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

View the Mines Academic Catalog for more program-specific information

The Petroleum Engineering Department conducts research into the following areas:

  • Rock and fluid properties, phase behavior, and rock mechanics
  • Geomechanics
  • Formation evaluation, well test analysis, and reservoir characterization
  • Oil recovery processes
  • IOR/EOR Methods
  • Naturally fractured reservoirs
  • Analytical and numerical modeling of fluid flow in porous media
  • Pore-scale modeling and flow in nanopores
  • Development of unconventional oil and gas plays
  • Geothermal energy
  • Gas Hydrates
  • Completion and stimulation of wells
  • Horizontal and multilateral wells
  • Multi-stage fracturing of horizontal wells
  • Drilling management and rig automation
  • Fluid flow in wellbores and artificial lift
  • Drilling mechanics, directional drilling,
  • Extraterrestrial drilling
  • Ice coring and drilling
  • Bit vibration analysis, tubular buckling and stability, wave propagation in drilling tubulars
  • Laser technology in penetrating rocks
  • Environment, health, and safety in oil and gas industry

The department is home to a research institute, the Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Institute ; two research centers, the Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies and the Center for Earth Mechanics, Materials, and Characterization ; and two research consortia, the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology Consortium and the Unconventional Reservoir Engineering Project Consortium .

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, ect.

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  • Acquisitions and Divestitures Engineer
  • Bank Analyst
  • Certification Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Completions and Production Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Exploration Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Gas Engineer
  • Gas Pipeline Integrity Reliability Specialist
  • Gas Processing Engineer
  • Geosciences Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Geothermal Engineer
  • Hydraulics and Pipeline Systems Engineer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Instrument Engineer
  • Interdisciplinary Engineer
  • Midstream Facility Engineer
  • Natural Gas Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Planning Engineer
  • Plant Process Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Simulation Engineer
  • Stimulation Engineer
  • Systems Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Analyst
  • Well Engineer
  • Well Planner
  • Well Testing Engineer
  • Aera Energy
  • Antero Resources
  • Baker Hughes
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Caliber Midstream
  • California Resources Corporation
  • Callon Petroleum Company
  • Coterra Energy
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Crestwood Midstream Partners
  • DCP Midstream
  • Enable Midstream Partners
  • EnLink Midstream
  • EOG Resources
  • Halliburton
  • Hess Corporation
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Liberty Oilfield Services
  • Meritage Midstream
  • Neptune Energy
  • NexTier Oilfield Solutions
  • Occidental Petroleum
  • Phillips 66
  • S&P Global Platts
  • Schlumberger
  • Tallgrass Energy
  • Total Energies
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Venture Global LNG
  • Western Midstream
  • Williams Companies

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The Mines Career Center helps students chart their career paths and prepare for job searches, holds networking events and brings hundreds of employers to campus, among a host of other services.

Scientific Journals

  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering
  • Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
  • Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology
  • Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
  • Open Petroleum Engineering Journal
  • SPE Drilling & Completion
  • SPE Journal
  • SPE Production & Operations
  • SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering

Research and Trade Publications

  • Asian Oil & Gas
  • American Oil & Gas Reporter
  • Data Science and Digital Engineering in Upstream Oil and Gas
  • Journal of Petroleum Technology
  • Midstream Business
  • OE: Offshore Engineer
  • Oil and Gas Facilities
  • Oil & Gas Journal
  • Oil and Gas Investor
  • Oil Review Middle East
  • Oilfield Technology
  • The Way Ahead
  • Unconventional Oil & Gas Report

Professional and Industry Organizations

  • American Association of Drilling Engineers
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American Exploration & Production Council
  • American Gas Association
  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • Association of Energy Service Companies
  • Domestic Energy Producers Alliance
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • International Association of Geophysical Contractors
  • National Oil Shale Association
  • National Stripper Well Association
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts

The oil and gas industry’s challenges aside, if you have a job as a petroleum engineer, chances are you are being paid well.

Indeed.com reports that  petroleum engineer was the highest-paying engineering job in the U.S. in 2020 , with an average annual salary of $94,271.

PayScale pegged the average petroleum engineer salary even higher , at $101,575 per year. Meanwhile,  according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median pay for petroleum engineers was $137,720 per year in May 2019.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of petroleum engineer jobs in the U.S. as of 2019—18,720—are located in Texas, according to the BLS. Salaries are on the higher end there, at an average of $172,890. California is a distant second with 2,440 petroleum engineer jobs, followed by Oklahoma, Colorado and Louisiana.

The top-paying states, on the other hand, may not be what you expected. Indiana was at the top, with an average annual wage of $198,170, followed by New Jersey, with $183,550. Texas, Colorado and Alaska round out the top five.

Chicago, not exactly thought of as an industry hotspot, was the highest-paying metropolitan area for petroleum engineers. Texas took the next three spots with Houston, Beaumont-Port Arthur and Wichita Falls, followed by Denver (just 15 minutes away from Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado).

Through 2019, petroleum engineer salaries were on an upward trend. The  Society of Petroleum Engineers’ membership salary survey  found that base pay increased an average of 29.1% in the U.S. from the previous year. Salaries in 2018 were also up from 2017.

Prior to the pandemic, the BLS had predicted a 3 percent increase in jobs from 2019 to 2029—about as fast as the average for all jobs. There were 33,400 petroleum engineer jobs in 2019.

While a bachelor’s degree is sufficient to enter the industry, an advanced degree does provide an earnings advantage.

In 2018-19, Mines students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering received an average salary offer of $87,853. Master’s graduates that year received an average offer of $128,333, a $40,480 premium.

Salaries will likely only increase when the industry recovers from the pandemic.  According to OilPrice.com , “the current crisis and the tens of thousands of layoffs every month since March are setting the stage for a massive talent shortage in just a few short years.”

“When the industry enters the next boom cycle, it may not need all these jobs—some of them could be eliminated due to greater efficiency and automation. But while it might not need  all  those employees, it  will  need many,” the article continues.

This labor shortage means companies will compete for the best engineers available, and offer even more incentives for employees with the background to help the industry overcome its unique challenges.

Tom Blasingame, incoming 2021 president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, said the industry will have plenty to offer current college students,  in an interview with the Journal of Petroleum Technology published in September 2020 .

“Enrollments are shifting and have been for a while, but my crystal ball says that in the 2022–2024 time frame we will face a significant workforce shortage,” he said. “It is reasonable to expect that, at present, enrollments will suffer, but ultimately we will be a (very) attractive destination for the rugged individualist who likes to get up early in the morning and change the world.”

Degree Options

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  • Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Analytics

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  • Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

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  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

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Examination arrangement: Master thesis Grade: Letter grades

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The master's thesis is an independent academic work of moderate proportions, often conducted in close cooperation with an industrial partner. The topic is chosen in collaboration with the supervisor. The master's thesis demands independence, a well developed critical sense, and is a first taste of methodical, academic training.

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Information about writing and submitting your master's thesis is found in Academic writing . Especially not the information given under Writing and submitting you master's thesis. Your area of study in Engineering/Technology. If the project is performed as group work, the students and supervisor shall make an agreement (preferably at start-up) about individual or joint assessment of the final project report. The master's thesis has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment . The deadline for submitting the master's thesis is 20 weeks from the starting date (the students have additional 6 weeks if they are writing a master's thesis abroad.) + 7 days for Easter/Christmas holidays. Applications for an extended deadline must be submitted to the Faculty of Engineering. Students who fail the master's thesis, can submit a new or revised thesis once. It is not possible to improve an awarded grade by submitting a new thesis. The deadline for the assessment of the master's thesis is 3 months.

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Admission to a programme of study is required: Engineering and ICT (MTING) Petroleum Engineering (MSG1) Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MTPETR) Subsea Technology (MIUVT)

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Admission to a programme of study is required: Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering (MTPETR), Petroleum Engineering (MSG1), or Engineering and ICT (specialization ICT and Petroleum Engineering), or approval from the person with course responsibility. Students from the programme Subsea Technology (MIUVT) may attend after approval from the person with course responsibility.

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  • Alexey Pavlov
  • Antje van der Net
  • Ashkan Jahanbani Ghahfarokhi
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  • Richard Wilfred Rwechungura
  • Rune Martin Holt
  • Sigve Hovda
  • Stein Inge Dale
  • Tor Berge Stray Gjersvik
  • Vidar Hepsø

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Date published July 31 2020 by Barbara Neil

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The aim of this research study is to assess the performance of high deliverability horizontal gas wells controlling the aspects of water cresting in tertiary sands. The study also addressed the high deliverability horizontal gas wells. Furthermore, identifying and evaluating the unique processes that enhance water cresting and water production in the tertiary sands. In addition to it, this research also aims to approach the length optimisation for horizontal gas wells.

Objectives:

  • To measure the performance of high deliverability horizontal gas wells in the context of US horizontal wells case study.
  • To evaluate the control of water cresting in tertiary sands within the context of US horizontal wells case study.
  • To determine the factors that control the horizontal gas wells value and suggest techniques to optimize and evaluate completion strategy.
  • To evaluate the performance of high deliverability horizontal gas wells for different conditions with and without water control.

Generally, the aim of this study is to increase the revenue from the oil industry on a routine basis. In order to keep this study focused, the author limited the whole attention to clear objective functions for example increasing weighted rates of daily flow. The author in this study focused that the designing of the petroleum production systems is for a limited time frame. The rate of flow and designing operations, once examined, are presumed to stay constant during that specified time-period. Though, this research aims to focus optimizing processes can be applied frequently for long-run recovery researches of hydrocarbon.

  • To identify the effective models to initiate with the petroleum production system.
  • To compare the current designing techniques with the conventional ones.
  • To assess the performance of parallel and sequential DWD (Dantzig–Wolfe Decomposition) strategies.
  • To provide recommendation in improving the structure of existing petroleum production systems.

The research aims to give a comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of reservoir properties and production schemes on the final production and recovery trends related to gas condensate reservoirs that run on under water drive mechanism. The purpose of this research is to give a reservoir engineers and geologists with a strategy and technique for optimising the considerable development, fastens the bottom water recovery and prolong the field production life.

  • To find out what factors maximizes the prolong field life and reduce water production in the gas reservoir.
  • To evaluate the impact of aquafer size in the recovery of gas condensate reservoir.
  • To identify the drivers that impact the field production life and gas recovery.
  • To provide the implications of the research findings in the policies of the petroleum sector.

Aims : In the petroleum management and its respective study, it is deemed crucial to accord appropriate description related to the volume of the fluid that is present and is considered to be crucial in quantifying the available resources, including the selection of appropriate production techniques, rates, along with overall management of the reservoir. Therefore, the main aim of the research is to conduct a thorough analysis that concerns the reserve estimation of oil and gas in their initial stages by employing the volumetric method in the Canadian oil fields.

Objectives :

Following are the objectives of the research:

  • To identify the usefulness of the volumetric method in reserve estimation of oil and gas.

To evaluate the inherent deterrents that are present in the volumetric method in estimating oil and gas.

Aims : Water based muds are considered to be the most comprehensively utilized drilling methods to serve the purpose of drilling muds. Therefore, it is the purpose of the research to comprehend the use of water based drilling and the impact of KCL inhibition that is levied on the rheological properties associated with shale contaminated water based mud by conducting contemporary computation analysis for demonstration purposes.

  • To critically evaluate the analysis for demonstrating the impact of KCL inhibition on the rheological properties of shale
  • To study the effects that is gathered from the KCL inhibition in the ecological context

Aims and Objectives: The main aim of this study is to concentrate on the process of oil drilling and then finding out the challenges that are faced by various oil companies when they are collecting and then recovering oil from their various facilities. The study will first concentrate on doing research on the entire process of oil drilling. The study will first aim to understand and then explain the process in the study as that will also help in understanding the challenges that will be faced in the process and find out the challenges faced during the process in the main objective of the study. The study will concentrate not just on the simple oil extraction process but it will target particularly the process of extracting the oil from remote and far away locations. For this purpose, the study will concentrate on the challenges that can be faced by the various oil companies while extracting oil from the remote oil rigs. The study will explicitly target the oil rigs as their main source of information.

Aims and Objectives: The main aim of the study would be to understand the concepts of zeta analysis function and will concentrate the study and analysis of this process. The study would also concentrate upon finding the ways in which the zeta analysis can be used in the oil reservoirs. The study will first look to conduct the research in finding the main concepts of what a zeta analyzer function really is what are its uses. The study will first concentrate on analyzing the zeta function and what are its uses. The study will then concentrate on finding out the uses of zeta analysis in the oil reservoir interactions and how it will be handled and then managed. Following are the main aims and objectives of the study.

  • What is zeta analysis function and what are its main elements?
  • What are the main places and domains in which the zeta analysis is used?
  • How will the zeta analysis will be used in the oil reservoir industry?
  • How will the rock/fluid interaction in the oil reservoir sector and also to assessing the usage process will be done using the zeta analysis?

Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the use of advanced power generation options in the offshore petroleum platforms and study and analyze the various power generation methods that are commonly used. The first main aim of the study is to first gather and carefully study all the major advanced methods that are used in offshore drilling for energy generation. The study call for their understanding and then evaluating how each of these methods would operate in the offshore drilling and what are their the main advantages of using these methods. The study will also aim to understand what a carbon sequestration plant is and what are its uses. The study will aim at first understanding the concepts and then understand what are the advantages of using these plants for energy generation. The study will then evaluate just what will be the advantage of using the carbon sequestration plants for generating energy in offshore petroleum platforms. The study will aim to carefully evaluate the integration of these plants from all the aspects to come to the conclusion if the integration will be good for the oil platforms or not.

Aims and Objectives: The main aim of the study is to research and then identify carefully the process of drilling fluid.  The study will aim to first identify and then explain the process of fluid drilling and also what are the aspects and the advantages of such a process. The study will aim to understand what will be the potential side effects of using the local materials in the process of drilling fluid. The study will aim to comprehensively understand and then evaluate the changes that the said integration and use will cost to the process, will the changes be good or bad for the overall process. In the study one of the main goals of the study in finding out what will be the side effect of using gum Arabic in the process of fluid drilling. The study will first highlight the main elements of how the integration will take place and what will be the changes that will occur to the process as a result of its integration.

Aims and Objectives: The main aim of the study is to conduct a comprehensive and a detailed comparative study between the two groups that have been identified for the study. Among the objectives the first aim would be to explain the first group of the study and that is to find out what hydrogenated styrene-Diene is and what kind of effect will its uses bring to the oils that are part of the group 1. The study will carefully understand how will the integration take place and then the study will seek to understand how well the integration of the hydrogenated Styrene-Diene affect the viscosity of the group 1 based oils. The study will then aim to understand the group 2 based oils and then the study will understand what will be the properties of the second oil group are and how will it help in preventing friction between the various machine parts. The study will then aim to systematically compare both groups to come to a proper conclusion on which method is better.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of the current study is finding out about the use of the CO2 enriched water and its industrial uses. The study will aim to understand the use of CO2 enriched water in the oil enrichment process. The study will greatly evaluate the use of the said water as a means to recover the oil from reservoirs. The study will gather the data for the analysis from real life situations and companies. For the purpose of the implementation and careful and complete analysis to greatly understand what were the main effects of CO2 enriched water in the said company and how will it affect the overall process. The following are the main aims and objectives of this study.

  • What is CO2 enriched water and what are its properties and uses?
  • What are the uses of CO2 enriched water in the petroleum sector?
  • Will the use of CO2 enriched water be harmful or be helpful for the petroleum industry?

Aims and Objectives: The main aim of the study is to understand and then explain what will be the use of oils in managing the water flooding operations. The study will greatly focus on the various concepts and the usage of the crude oil in the various operations. In regards to this the study will comprehensively compare the various operations and then compare it easily. The study will then aim to study the possibility of using water flooding mechanism and the use of crude oil in the process of water emulsion and how will it affect the overall process. The study will focus on its implementation in the reservoirs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. the main aim of the study would be to find what will the possible outcome be of using crude oil in the water flooding mechanism of the reservoirs of Saudi Arabia.

Research Aims

The aim of the study is to examine the use of nano clays as additives for controlling filtration properties of oil and bentonite suspensions. The research is determined to provide an extensive research over the practices made with nano clays in order to control filtration properties of oil and bentonite suspensions. The study is conducted to analyze the use of nano clays along with examining the effectiveness of nano clays for controlling filtration. It further provides relevant studies for providing evidence and support to the literature.

Research Objectives

However, there are certain objectives formulated which are designed on the basis of the aims of the research. Though, the objectives of the research are as follows;

  • To understand the significance behind nano clays from theoretical perspectives.
  • To study nano clays practices as additives for controlling filtration properties of oil and bentonite suspensions.
  • To identify the impacts of using nano clays to control filtration properties of oil and bentonite suspensions.
  • To provide relevant recommendations for effectively using nano clays to control filtration properties of oil and bentonite suspensions.

            The aim of the research is to investigate the flow characteristics in an on shore horizontal separator with regards to the use of computational fluid dynamics. The study will determine significance of the computational fluid dynamics along with the effectiveness of the computational fluid on shore horizontal separator. Besides, it further elaborates its characteristics and rectify the factors underlying its impact on the computational fluid dynamics. Moreover, the research sheds light on the positive and negative impact of the computational fluid dynamics underlying its characteristics.

            Although, there are various objectives illustrated that are crafted considering the aims of the study. Though, the objectives of the study are designed as follows;

  • To understand the concept of computational fluid dynamics from theoretical perspectives.
  • To examine the impact of using computational fluid dynamics on the flow characteristics in an on shore horizontal separator.
  • To rectify the underlying factors that affect the flow characteristics in an on shore horizontal separator.

To provide appropriate recommendations for effectively utilizing computational fluid dynamics in a shore horizontal separator.

The purpose of the study is to develop knowledge regarding the natural gas hydrates along with examining the formation and prevention/ mitigation in subsea pipelines. The study is likely to shed light on the factors that impacts upon the formation and mitigation in subsea pipelines. The study is determined to highlight the significance of the natural gas hydrates on the formation and prevention in subsea pipelines. It will further highlight the pros and cons of the formation and prevention in subsea pipelines.

Though, the research objectives are designed keeping into consideration the aims of the research. Thus, the objectives of the study are as follows;

  • To understand the implications for using natural gas hydrates from theoretical perspective.
  • To examine the impact of using natural gas hydrates for the prevention in subsea pipelines.
  • To identify the potential factors influencing the formation of hydrates.
  • To provide relevant recommendations for effectively utilizing natural gas hydrates on the formation and prevention of subsea pipelines.

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Aims : It has been observed that in the contemporary era, there is a firmness that is accorded while proposing legislation that is pertaining towards Carbon emission for ecological purposes as well as satisfying the emission quality demands of the corporations. Therefore, ethanol, combined with gasoline is considered as a possible alternative as a fuel which is considered to be more efficient than carbon. Therefore, it is the main aim of the research to conduct a thorough study to evaluate the impact of ethanol-gasoline combination that is levied on the NOx emission in the SI engine to serve the purpose of enhancing the combustion efficiency as well as to satisfy the emission quality demands that were previously obtained from carbon respectively.

  • To identify the key factors that makes ethanol-gasoline combination as a probable alternative than carbon.
  • To evaluate the impact the ethanol-gasoline combination will have on the populace considering their ecological demands
  • To identify the key factors that makes ethanol-gasoline combination a viable candidate to cater the emission quality demands of the corporations.
  • To formulate recommendations for the ethanol-gasoline combination in order to replace carbon as a probable alternative as a fuel source.

Aims and Objectives According to the study of Saxena et al., (2019), the petroleum industry is one of the largest industry helps in fulfilling energy demands. Flow assurance is the critical process which focuses on the entire engineering and production mechanism of hydrocarbon. From the reservoir to refining it provides a systematic approach for ensuring the fluid of hydrocarbons is transmitted economically. Though, wax deposition or paraffin formation is a major problem in the upstream petroleum industry which affects the flow assurance process by reducing the efficiency of transporting crude oil. In the subsea line, the temperature drops to very low which cause the wax deposit to become more acute due to the increase in the crystallisation.

Therefore, addressing these issues of flow assurance has become critical in the petroleum industry. This study aims to understand the process of wax or paraffin formation along with its mitigation technologies to overcome the issue in the petroleum industry. Following are the objectives listed;

  • To identify the process of wax formation and deposition in the pipelines.
  • To study the fluid flow assurance in hydrocarbon production along with wax deposition.
  • To assess various mechanical, biochemical, technical and chemical and other innovative techniques to mitigate the problem in the petroleum industry.

Aims and Objectives As per the study of Alfarge et al., (2017), the simulation of oil reservoirs refers to the process of utilizing theoretical or numerical model based on geographical and petrophysical properties of the hydrocarbon reservoir to predict fluid flow in the specified time. Generally, the process is broken into three different models i.e. geological model to analyse volumetric grid or given porous rock formation, flow model which describes the process of fluid flow, and well model which describes the fluid flow in and out of the reservoir. Moreover, the main purpose of the early simulation of oil is to optimise the development of new fields and helps in supporting investment and operational decisions in the production process.

Although this simulation technique has been utilized by the engineers for a long time due to more complex and detailed reservoir features, computing technologies have been adopted for providing accurate simulations. Thus, all the processing, calculations and models take a lot of time in optimizing the development due to detailed analysis of the oil reservoirs. Therefore, this study aims to analyse various methods and technologies to reduce the optimisation time in the simulation of oil reservoirs. The objectives are listed below;

  • To identify the concept of the oil reservoir in petroleum engineering.
  • To describe various traditional models and method utilised in the simulation of oil reservoirs.
  • To identify new methods that improve the optimisation time in the simulation of oil reservoirs.

Aims and Objectives Garzón and Hierro (2018) identified that by summer 2007, the global economic recession was predicted by various financial investors due to the deregulation in the finance industry mainly precipitated in the United States as the financial crisis 2007-2008 and quickly spread globally. This caused a severe decrease in the prime rate which enabled the bank to demand more mortgages loan to issue to millions of customers that were not even eligible for them. This economic recession then affected market economies due to the trade channel or in some cases a sudden downturn recorded in workers' remittance. In addition, this disruption of supply processes has substantially increased the oil price due to strong demand confronting signalling world production. Although, these prices fall in 2008 due to the United States economy. It has been observed that countries in recession has used less oil and cut their consumption up to 5% in 2008 which result in the rise and fall in the demand causing oil market crashing (MONADJEMI, 2017). However, this study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of factors that linked the world recession and oil market crashing by incorporating the case study of the 2008 global recession. The objectives are;

  • To provide an overview of the global oil market.
  • To assess the impact of the economic and financial crisis in the world recession based on the case study of the 2008 global recession.
  • To determine the factors associated with the economic and financial crisis which resulted in the oil market crashing during the 2008 global recession.

Aims and Objectives As per the study of Sorkhabi (2020), the global oil market has faced a precipitous crash in 2020 which have emerged as a shock for the financers and investors to face energy and demand crisis in the start of the year. It has been observed that oil prices had fallen two thirds since the beginning of 2020 and are continuing to fall. Moreover, the decline observed has been predicted seven times bigger than the greatest decline in the 2007-2008 financial crisis. In the United States (US) a significant drop in the crude oil prices has been noted which is below $0 barrel, a record low in the history. One of the major reason for the disruption of oil demand is the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. Furthermore, this uncertainty of oil and gas demand seems to continue until financial conditions do not get stable. Therefore, this study aims to analyse the factors that influence and led to this server global market crash which has disrupted the oil and energy demand due to travel and other restrictions around the world. This study incorporates a case study of oil market crash of 2020. The objectives of this study are;

  • To analyse the situation of the global economic and financial market due to the current pandemic situation.
  • To identify and evaluate the factors that led to global oil and energy market crash based on the case study of oil market crash 2020.
  • To assess the impact and challenges in stabilising the oil market conditions of the current pandemic situation.

Aims and Objectives According to the study of Kaminskaite et al., (2019), petrophysical process refers to the integration of physical and chemical rock properties and their interaction with fluids. These are mostly related to determining porosity, permeability and saturation of the rock. These petrophysical properties usually require intermediate property i.e. volume or shale to analyse the reservoir. Moreover, the unconventional reservoirs demand additional properties for an adequate description along with the described three major petrophysical properties as a key input for evaluation. The porosity property defines the ratio of the volume of space to the total volume of rocks. The saturation refers to the per cent or fraction that defined the pore volume of the occupied. Whereas, permeability focuses on measuring the flowing capacity of the fluid in the rocks. Different techniques are used to classify reservoirs based on the hydrocarbon accumulation by utilising the main properties.  However, this study aims to evaluate petrophysical properties by integrating novel imaging techniques for the desired outcome. The objectives are;

  • To identify the concept of petrophysical properties in the rock formation.
  • To understand novel imaging techniques for fluid study.
  • To critically evaluate the petrophysical properties using novel imaging techniques

Aims and Objectives Parlar et al., (2016) elaborated that sand control techniques are used in the petroleum industry for improving the production process by minimising extensive production of sand in the formation that further minimise the facility downtime resulting from equipment failure. In addition, excessive production of formation sand is alarming and dangerous as it negatively tends to affect oil and gas companies. Moreover, horizontal wells are high angle wells which possess the property of enhancing reservoir performance, and access incremental reserves that could not be successfully implemented using vertical wells. The extended-reach horizontal wells have limited choices for reducing soft formation damage which includes slotted liners, wire-wrapped or pre-packed screens.

Thus, sand control in horizontal wells is initially dealt by using stand-alone slotted liners, and proprietary screens which run to prevent hole-collapse and excessive sand production. Therefore, this study focuses to identify better alternative related to sand control techniques to minimise sand production in horizontal wells by integrating the case study of oil wells in the United Kingdom. The objectives are;

  • To identify the significance of sand control techniques for enhancing reservoir performance.
  • To critically evaluate different sand production techniques for horizontal wells based on the UK oil wells.
  • To assess the impact of sand production and control techniques in enhancing oil reservoirs’ recovery in the UK oil wells.

Aims and Objectives As per the study of Zuo et al., (2019), one of the major flow assurance issues is the asphaltene deposition and plugging of pipelines in the process of producing and transporting oil. In addition, other traditional methods are used to improve the oil quality such that blending crude oil with short paraffin where additional paraffin that causes precipitation of asphaltene by filtering or sedimenting process. Thus these processes are considered slow and inefficient in reducing the content of asphaltene in oil. Generally, it has been identified that 50% of reduction in asphaltene helps in decreasing the oil viscosity to 30%. Though, Fakher (2019) evaluated that due to asphaltene possess behave as net charged molecules, therefore, electro-deposition is considered a significant process for precipitating asphaltene in direct proportion to the charge, strength and results in motion. However, this study aims to further analyse the effect of molecular composition on the electro-deposition of asphaltene. The objectives are listed below;

  • To compare traditional methods and techniques for separating asphaltene in the flow assurance process.
  • To identify the importance of electro-decomposition method in minimising asphaltene deposition.
  • To assess the impact of molecular composition on electro-decomposition of asphaltene.

Aims and Objectives Biank et al., (2019) identified that the introduction of advanced automotive systems plays a vital role in the emerging shift of the automotive sector to include cars based on electronic systems. The advanced cars and emerging technologies increased the demand for engineers specialising in signal processing, automatic control, hardware control and much more. The major reason underpinning is the rapid development of safety systems. As the vehicles are increasing on the road which has indirectly increased the demand for automotive safety. In addition, due to this emerging trend, tremendous progress has been observed in the reduction of accident statistics.

Traditionally, the automotive systems worked by separating driving safety systems that help in preventing accidents and passive safety systems that protect human during an accident. In this modern era, computation tools and technologies have rapidly enhanced the processing of automotive safety systems by integrating advanced intelligence in the cars for the protection. However, this study aims to integrate computational verification methods for automotive safety systems for both the vehicle and driver based on the case study of freight.  The objectives are;

  • To identify the importance of safety systems in electrical cars.
  • To critically evaluate the use of various computational technologies and technologies in developing advanced automotive safety systems for the vehicle and driver.
  • To assess the impact of computational verification tools on automotive safety systems by including the case study of freight.

Aims and Objectives As per the study of STYLIDIS (2019), perceived quality is one of the most successful factors for car manufacturers in today's world. From the engineers' perspectives, perceived quality is evaluated based on the certain functions used in the design of the products. In addition, automotive companies mainly focus on manufacturing cars that meet their consumers' expectations. This helps in creating the greatest advantage of achieving consumers' perception of the quality of the car. Many researchers have examined factors that influence consumer perception of the product. Proposed visual decomposition strategy for the vehicle images help the consumer to evaluate the product in a better way. Moreover, there are various methods and factors that help in enhancing the visual appearance of the car that attracts the buyer. These factors can be predicted through different methods based on the brand, model, appearance and much more related to the quality of the car. Therefore this study undertakes different methods and framework to predict the perceived quality of cars. The following objectives are;

  • To identify the concept of perceived quality in the automotive industry
  • To critically evaluate the factors related to achieving the perceived quality of cars.
  • To assess the framework and methods for predicting the perceived quality of cars in the automotive industry.

Aims and Objectives Farag and Saleh (2019) defined that during past year improved sensor and hardware technologies along with different algorithms have contributed to the development of self-driving cars. Due to increased technology, many automotive companies have shifted towards the production of advance driver assistance system (ADAS) and self-driving vehicles. In addition to this, autonomous vehicles have produced a significant impact on closed areas i.e. harbours, mines and offloading sites which has helped in managing legal requirements due to a more controlled environment than urban areas. Furthermore, within these areas, truck drivers and trailer systems are commonly used to transport goods and materials. These systems are more complex due to interconnectedness between modules and are unstable while reversing. For this purpose, on motion planning and control is required to deal with the giant vehicles. However, this study aims to analyse different on motion planning and feedback control frameworks for truck and trailer systems by incorporating a case study on ADAS and self-driving vehicles. The objectives are;

  • To understand the significance of autonomous vehicles.
  • To identify the factors that contribute to the development of ADAS and self-driving vehicles.
  • To assess the efficiency of on-motion planning and control for truck and trailer systems based on the functionality of ADAS and self-driving vehicles.

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Master’s Thesis

A thesis is an integral part of a master study program. it is the documentation of a student’s “mastery” by practical or theoretical research results in the field of his/her elective course..

DPE defines “mastery” as the ability to successfully apply the concepts, methods, and skills taught in the different modules of its International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering, in order to solve a well-posed problem of relevance to industry and/or academia.

Master's Thesis and Presentation Procedure

  • Drilling and Completion Engineering
  • Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Select a topic related to your major. It is not mandatory but strongly recommended to choose a topic focused on your major.
  • A supervisor from the scientific staff, involved in the respective field of study, will be assigned to you. He or she will advise and guide you on your selected topic.
  • Write the thesis proposal and submit it for approval to your supervisor.
  • There are four dates available per year to defend the MSc thesis (usually during October, December, March, and June). You can consult the specific dates on MSc PE Calendar or ask Ms. Elisabeth Koch, Ms. Bettina Matzer or Ms. Marlies Helbl.
  • The standard time frame for the Master’s thesis is at least six months. Usually, a 60-80 pages long thesis - without appendices and supplemental material- is expected.
  • The thesis presentation will take place at least 1 week before the Master’s examination date at the respective Chair.
  • The presentation will take 20 minutes, and 40 minutes are for questions from the professors. You can introduce yourself for 2-3 minutes. Based on your performance, the respective professor will give the final grade.

Very important to consider in the final version of your Master's Thesis: 

  • Title Page and Affidavit: Use ONLY the files that you download from MUonline.
  • The Affidavit downloaded from MUonline has to be included in the bound hardcover thesis after the Title Page.
  • Upload your Master Thesis in PDF/A as a text document on MUonline.
  • The thesis has to be confirmed and the plagiarism check has to be completed at least ONE WEEK before the exam date. 
  • You have to deliver the bound hardcover thesis at least ONE WEEK before the exam date. One copy to the Chair and one copy to the Registrar's' office.

Master's Examination

The Master’s examination will take place one week after your Master's Thesis Presentation and will be structured as follows: 

  • Short presentation (max. 3 slides) of your MSc thesis. You can introduce yourself for 5 minutes. 
  • Oral examination (35 minutes) in the selected elective group of your studies.
  • Oral examination (20 minutes) in a second topic, which you can select from the other two areas.

Requirements to select a date for the MSc Thesis Presentation and Examination

To be able to select a date, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have all courses (lectures, labs, etc.) from the MSc program completed.
  • The thesis must be finished at least one month before the exam date registration.
  • Have the Thesis registered on MUOnline at the Theses menu point. The abstract must be uploaded in English and German. Keywords, supervisors, co-supervisors must be appropriately listed.
  • Utilize DPE’s official templates in both thesis and presentation. They are available at Downloads.
  • The abstract is required in both English and German because submission and acceptance on MUOnline can only be done if the abstract in German has been uploaded.
  • Once your supervisor approved your MSc Thesis, two copies of it are required to be printed and bound. One copy should be submitted to the chair where you completed your work, and the second one to the Registrar's' office at least 1 week before the exam date.
  • The plagiarism check has to be completed at least 1 week before the exam date.

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Available topics

  • Topics at the Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery
  • “Numerical modeling of wormhole”  - Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery

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Univ.-Prof. PhD Keita Yoshioka Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr.rer.nat. Holger Ott Reservoir Engineering

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Yes, there is an official DPE PowerPoint template which should be used by the students of the department when defending their work. The template document can be found in  Downloads .

How can I get a version of the DPE logo and official thesis template?

It is recommended to use a thesis template of DPE including the logo on the cover which can be found at Downloads . Please note that the utilization of the official logo is strictly regulated. Get in touch with Office Manager Elisabeth Koch to discuss any use case besides the official template.

How long does the Master Thesis Presentation last?

The entire defence is scheduled for one hour, of which the thesis’ presentation takes about 20 minutes. Around 40 minutes are dedicated to a Q and A session led by the professors.

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Statement Of Purpose For Masters In Petroleum Engineering

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The study of petroleum engineering has a direct influence on the conduct and efficiency of producing, transporting and supplying these fossil fuels. The field is developing so quickly that I have the ability to contribute in a meaningful way and use my education to be part of the solution to many of today’s environmental problems.

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The enormous numbers of challenges thrown out by rapid developments in science and technology have made me choose engineering as a profession. I would like to take this opportunity to describe my educational background and career objectives which have motivated me to pursue a career in petroleum industry. I completed my higher secondary education with an above average in basic sciences. The interdisciplinary nature of my undergraduate education in Industrial Engineering, gave me the strong foundation I required both in academic knowledge and practical experience for further studies. Apart from the technical courses which included fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, physical and analytical chemistry, etc. I was also exposed to hands – on experimentations.

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I was extremely fortunate to be able to participate in a project on oil exploration during my college days at [university name]. This provided me an excellent opportunity to apply all that we had learnt during our course work. The project was sponsored by [company name] and they provided us students with all the necessary support during this project. We were assigned different tasks such as planning of drilling, selection of rig location etc., which made it possible for us to gain valuable insight into petroleum industry operations. We were also given facilities to visit various oil fields where we learned how actual drilling operations were carried out

During my college days I also worked as a part-time as a tutor for students who were preparing for their exams. This helped me develop excellent communication skills and confidence in interaction with people from all walks of life. Moreover it gave me an opportunity to develop leadership qualities by motivating others towards achieving common goals through group discussions and presentations.

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My keen interest in electronics has led me to design electrical circuits during my college days. After completing my graduation I worked as a trainee engineer at [company name] Ltd., where I got an opportunity to learn about drilling rigs and other oilfield equipment used for drilling wells.

I am currently employed at XXX, one of the largest service providing companies to the Oil and Gas Industry, as a Wireline Cased Hole Field Specialist. It has given me the opportunity to work in diverse environments, with different cultures and lead teams in challenging conditions effectively by developing a result-oriented approach, making the best use of available resources and thereby enhancing my interpersonal and leadership skills.

I have been involved with various projects such as [project name], [project name], [project name] etc., which has enabled me to gain extensive experience in handling different roles such as Team Lead / Coordinator, Project Manager etc., thus making me an ideal candidate for this position.

Time management, multi-tasking, visual as well as instrumental inspection, interpretation of the data, and problem solving are an integral part of my responsibilities and have helped sharpen my technical and analytical skills. I was also involved in planning of tenders and mobilization of newly attained contracts. All this has taught me the importance of team work, as well as planning and financial feasibility. My varied experience, during projects across different segments of the organization, will give a diverse opinion to any discussion. After almost three years at my work, I am more confident and mature with respect to my professional life, and I have decided to pursue my graduate studies in the field of petroleum engineering.

At XXX, I learnt to visualize abstract concepts, to apply concepts to industrial projects in real time and to work under strict time constraints. Having this experience of work in the field, has given me a better understanding of the application of academic engineering in a real business environment. Apart from professional life, I believe that extracurricular activities are as important as studies in estimating a person’s overall capacity. As a scrabble player and soccer player representing the university, I am in a position that many athletes would covet. I feel that I have evolved into a dynamic person due to my commitment to many extra-curricular activities at the highest level.

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After a successful undergraduate education and three years working experience in the Oil and Gas industry, I would like to take my achievements to the next level. I thought carefully of my career options and realized that during these challenging periods of unrelenting research worldwide for extraction technologies to bring out the maximum remaining petroleum, this would be the perfect time to contribute. For that I need a unique advantage which I believe would be truly delivered by your esteemed university.

Recently, there has been a great deal of focus on the subject of world energy conservation and adverse effects of environmental pollution caused by oil and gas exploration. These trends intrigue me and I want to be part of a team that explores ways to reduce pollution and also devise more economical ways of exploring for oil and gas. I have been reading books and exploring the internet to find research topics that deal with energy and environmental conservation. This has broadened my knowledge and equipped me with the tools to pursue a Master’s degree in petroleum engineering. After completing my Master’s degree I would like to go into the field of extensive research to find ways to minimize environmental pollution. In the long term, I am interested in the possibilities of using my understanding of petroleum engineering to positively impact the environment.

Since graduate study is an important step in my professional life, I don’t want to compromise the quality of my education, but when it comes to a quality education, your university is one of the few places I can think of. I also view your university as an ideal place where I could get the chance to work on real time projects.

I am confident that I have the preparations and potential to prove I will be an asset to your graduate program as a graduate student and as an assistant with research or teaching duties. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to an intellectually inspiring and fruitful association with your university.

hile growing up I read many books on the oil war and international relations. I was amazed to realize that one liquid can be so important; hence, it is called the “black gold”. My interest in petroleum was evoked with the knowledge of how a commodity just like any other can decide our world’s fate. Hence, I was intrigued to work in the petroleum field and as a Chemical Engineer, I was fortunate to understand the molecular structure and formation of crude oil. I developed a deep interest to study petroleum engineering while pursuing my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. With my experience in the Chemical industry, I am totally convinced that my profile is suitable for pursuing a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering and strengthen my technical skills in this vast field. The growing scope Petroleum Engineering offers makes me confident about building a successful career around it in the next few years.

Academic Background:

As I started my undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at the Institue of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. I was motivated throughout the course as I excelled in practicals, laboratory work and was able to achieve distinguished grades in exams. My most favorite subjects in Petroleum Engineering were Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Innovation & Product Engineering, and Mass Transfer Operations. My final year project was titled, ‘’Designing a Crude Oil-drilling Process’’. The project aimed at achieving (technical details of project)…………… The project was a turning point for me to make crucial career decisions and propelled me to pursue advanced studies.

The Importance of Your SoP for Petroleum Engineering Applications

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Getting a place to study petroleum engineering will very much depend on the quality of the application that you submit; especially your statement of purpose. Your petroleum engineering statement of purpose is your opportunity to clearly tell the decision makers why it is you want to study and where you hope your career will take you. If it is written well it can often ensure that you gain the place that you want.

Being able to write that attention grabbing statement of purpose however is not easy but our professionally written tips will help you.

Tips for Writing a Petroleum Engineering Statement of Purpose

The following tips will help you to write the best possible SoP for petroleum engineering to help ensure that your application gets noticed:

  • Ensure that you fully understand what the program is looking for. Look at all brochures and their websites to ensure that you identify what specific skills and qualifications that they are looking for through to the length of the SoP that they are looking for.
  • Ensure that your SoP is attention grabbing right from the start and can maintain the interest of the reader; use an opening hook. Your hook is your opening line and should be as attention grabbing as possible without being overly dramatic. Maintain interest by providing clear and logical flow through your statement.
  • Use language that all can understand; you must avoid the use of text speak, slang and acronyms. You should also not try to be clever by selecting unusual words that may not be understood by the reader or worse could be misinterpreted to mean something else.
  • Use your own words at all times: avoid the use of quotations and never allow clichés to creep into your writing.
  • Be personal; this is a personal statement so it is about you and your future not about anyone else. So ensure that you only write about you and that everything that you include within your statement is 100% relevant to your goals of achieving your place.
  • Be concise in what you write: your statement will likely be restricted to a single page so you need to ensure that everything that you write gets straight to the point. Do not make obvious statements and also avoid repeating anything that is already elsewhere in your application.
  • Proofread and then proofread again. Your statement needs to be completely free of errors if you are going to make the required impact. If possible have your statement reviewed by a third party.

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While growing up I read many books on the oil war and international relations. I was amazed to realize that one liquid can be so important; hence, it is called the “black gold”. My interest in petroleum was evoked with the knowledge of how a commodity just like any other can decide our world’s fate. Hence, I was intrigued to work in the petroleum field and as a Chemical Engineer, I was fortunate to understand the molecular structure and formation of crude oil. I developed a deep interest to study petroleum engineering while pursuing my Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. With my experience in the Chemical industry, I am totally convinced that my profile is suitable for pursuing a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering and strengthen my technical skills in this vast field. The growing scope Petroleum Engineering offers makes me confident about building a successful career around it in the next few years.

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The Earth is constantly adapting to new changes. In fact, there is a great network progressively engaged to the reasoning of this occurrence and that is the link of natural processes and human civilization. Being validated over the years through researches, mankind has a great authority to change this planet and as a consequence, a new geological epoch is introduced. Entering the Anthropocene from the Holocene shows that humans have the greatest role in conserving the Earth’s sustainability and development. I choose to study Geophysics because I want to understand about the Earth’s behaviour. Having a better understanding about the Earth will give me a clear idea to overcome natural challenges in the future.

In the spirit of embracing my purpose of living which is to serve the world, I find my interest towards Earth Sciences is continually igniting my spark of aspiration to study Geophysics. By reading Discovering the Wonders of Our World by The Reader’s Digest Associated Limited, I learned basic understanding of Geology such as the forces that are responsible in shaping the Earth and the cracks that divide the globe, making this subject exceptionally fascinating.

I learned more about earthquakes as I grew up. Knowing there are many scientists who face conflicts with the accuracy of earthquake prediction in terms of magnitude, it is my belief the main reason we are hindered from succeeding this complex system is that our understanding about the Earth is still vague. Japan had expected an earthquake with the moment magnitude of 8.0 but only to conclude the earthquake occurred was ten times stronger when it happened. On the other hand, having read an article regarding the latest work from Greece’s earthquake prediction that had recorded approximately 90% success made me realise the importance of Geophysics and Geology. Learning and understanding these subjects allow us to build a creative approach in the development of this world specifically in minimizing future damage to human civilization. Hence, millions of lives can be saved.

Furthermore, my interest in oceans has sparked my desire to study Geophysics. 95% of the oceans remain unexplored and this fact makes me more curious about ocean exploration where most volcanic activity and earthquakes happen. The underwater volcano eruption that occurred earlier this year in Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, Tonga is one of the incredibly interesting events as this volcano activity may form an island, which it reminds me of the formation of Hawaiian Islands.

In my opinion, studying in United Kingdom offers a vast range of opportunities in terms of academic quality and graduate employability. Besides that, Earth Sciences students at United Kingdom universities are among the happiest with their course as conducted in National Student Survey in 2016. Certainly, I want to circle myself with people who have the same dedication as I do. With excellent education standards, I believe United Kingdom is the best place to study.

My leadership skills help me to develop strong relationships with people. Having assigned as House Vice Captain, Vice President in English Language Society, and Treasurer in Badminton Club allows me to cultivate my organising, management, and motivating skills. In other words, I can manage stress easily, work cooperatively in a team, and plan strategically. Moreover, I love to learn new things on my own. I learned how to play the piano since I was 7 and use Adobe Illustration, Photoshop and After Effects since I was 11. Now I spend my leisure time learning Geology by watching lecture videos from Dr. Stephen Marshak and Dr. Eileen Herrstrom via Coursera, a platform for online studies.

I am excited to study Geophysics and Geology with hope of exploring the answers that are yet to discover. My strong desire to study the Earth’s behaviour will remain vital. With this, I hope my dream to become a successful scientist and make positive contribution to this world will turn into reality.

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