Petroleum Engineering

Upstream petroleum engineers are always in demand.  Currently, reservoirs produce only about 30 per cent of their oil, so petroleum engineers are needed to develop methods to increase oil and gas production.  Petroleum Engineering involves the production of oil and gas (hydrocarbons) from sub surface reservoirs which requires engineering to bring it to the surface, estimate its value and extract it, in other words, finding oil and gas, drilling and producing it. Drilling is a process whereby a hole is bored using a drill bit to create a well for oil and natural gas production.

Why Petroleum Engineering?

  • Lectures are accompanied by practical study in fluid and reservoir rock laboratories, geodynamic lab work and field trips to both service company offices and drilling sites.
  • The petroleum engineering field offers on the highest salary rates.
  • Graduates are immediately employable in the industry upon graduation.  In fact, most of our students find employment before graduation.
  • Petroleum engineers are amongst the best travelled professionals in the world.
  • Excellent teaching staff, many with extensive industrial experience and strong links with national and international institutes.

Career Opportunities

Petroleum Engineer As a qualified petroleum engineer you will be well rewarded financially in one of the highest paid engineering jobs, enjoy extensive travel opportunities and, as one of the most technically-challenging jobs, benefit from being part of a pioneering worldwide community of professionals.


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