Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences

– About Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences

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UN Sustainable development goals

UN Sustainable development goals

Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences focuses on the following sustainable development goals:

  • 7 Affordable and clean energy: methods for producing oil and gas in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
  • 13 Climate action: reduce climate emission form oil and gas production, as well as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

About MSG1/MSG2

Study Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences

The master's degree programmes in Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geosciences focuses on the following areas of activity:

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

Digital competence for designing tomorrow's solutions

These programmes of study include information- and computer technology.

The worldwide significant reduction in oil prices in 2014 had major consequences for Norwegian industry. It has led to an increased focus on efficiency in the oil industry, while at the same time having an increased focus on other energy sources. Important in this transition is digitalization and automation.

Having digital expertise in petroleum engineering entails a unique combination where you as a professional can help define needs and solutions within your core area, and together with specialists, develop new effective solutions using digitization and automation.

As a petroleum engineer with additional expertise in computer engineering, digitization and automation, you will be central in designing tomorrow's solutions. The competence is not limited to the petroleum industry and is also applicable in several other industries.