MSc in Petroleum Engineering/MSc in Petroleum Geosciences

— About the programmes

Are you interested in the exploration and production of oil and gas? Would you like to develop knowledge crucial to value creation and the safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly exploration of the natural resources on the continental shelf?

Platform Leg, Photo: Åsgard. OLF Norge.
Photo: Platform leg, Åsgard. OLF


These two international Master programmes are taught in English, and fully integrates Norwegian and foreign students. All courses award 7.5 ECTS credits.

The programmes focus on the following areas of activity:

  • Exploration and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf
  • Methods for increased oil recovery factor
  • Develop platform solutions and subsea production equipment for great water depths
  • Demands for environmental considerations in the northern regions.

Specialization options

Specialization can be obtained within the areas drilling technology, petroleum production, reservoir technology, petroleum geology/geophysics, seismology and reservoir seismology. Examples of specialization could be:

  • Interpretation of geological data from an oil company
  • Modelling of processes within our fields with calibration tests in the laboratory
  • Evaluation of practical problems in offshore operations.

Facts about the programmes

Degree type:
International Master's (MSc) / 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Programme codes:
MSG1
MSG2

Number of students admitted:
Petroleum Engineering: 28
Petroleum Geosciences: 21

Host Faculty
Engineering Science and Technology

International Master's Application Deadlines

15 JANUARY
International applicants
The online application is now open for self-financed and Quota Scheme applicants. Please note that for admission in 2015 there is no preliminary application. There is only one application, and all relevant documentation must be uploaded by the deadline 15 January.

1 MARCH (15 APRIL)*
Norwegian/Nordic applicants
A later application deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from Norway/Nordic country or are a Norwegian/Nordic citizen. *Please r
efer to these admission procedures for more information.

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