Master's degree programme, 2 years

MSc in Petroleum Engineering

Learning outcome

The Petroleum Engineering study programme includes drilling, production and reservoir engineering and petrophysics. These technologies have the common aim of contributing to optimal production and treatment of hydrocarbons and water from reservoirs and eventually transport of stabilized oil and gas, in addition to the important contributions of drilling to the exploration phase.

Drilling technology includes studies of rock properties and rock mechanics, drilling equipment, drilling fluids, and well construction. Production technology includes fluid inflow to wells and through wells to the surface, processing of oil, gas and water at platforms, floaters and on the seafloor, plus choice and mode of operation of equipment for transport from the well. Reservoir engineering and petrophysics includes description of rocks and fluids, the physics of flow in the subsurface, and methods and technology for optimum oil and gas recovery.

Knowledge

By completing the master program in Petroleum Engineering, the candidate shall:

  • Have in depth knowledge within one of the technology areas drilling, production or reservoir engineering.

Skills

By completing the master program in Petroleum Engineering, the candidate shall:

  • Master petroleum engineering tools for analysis and computation, and have ability to evaluate their usefulness and limitations.
  • Be able to contribute to planning for field development and operation, and to impact studies of petroleum fields.
  • Be able to make plans for drilling of onshore and offshore wells, for recovery of oil and gas from different types of reservoirs, or design and operation of production and injection wells, including processing on the seafloor and with use of permanent installations.

General competence

By completing the master program in Petroleum Engineering, the candidate shall:

  • Be able to apply knowledge and skills within petroleum engineering in a social economic, environmentally friendly and safe perspective throughout field life.

 

MSc in Petroleum Geosciences

Learning outcome

The Petroleum Geosciences study programme includes the studies of geophysical and geological oil and gas exploration methods. Within geophysics, the main focus is on seismic, but also other techniques are included. Within geology, the main focus is on mineralogy, petrography, sediment stratigraphy and structural geology.

Knowledge

By completing the master program in Petroleum Geosciences, the candidate shall:

  • Have in depth knowledge about geophysical and geological methods for oil and gas exploration.

Skills

By completing the master program in Petroleum Geosciences, the candidate shall:

  • Be able to use geophysical and geological knowledge to interpret and map data for identification of potential prospects.
  • Be able to contribute to development of geo-based technology for exploration and improved recovery of petroleum resources.

General competence

By completing the master program in Petroleum Geosciences, the candidate shall:

  • Be able to apply knowledge and skills within Petroleum Geosciences in a social economic, environmentally friendly and safe perspective throughout field life.