INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
The Petroleum Engineering curriculum is designed to provide the student with the strong foundation in science and engineering needed by petroleum and other related industries, engaged in exploitation of Oil and Natural gas resources from underground reservoirs. The curriculum blends the sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry and geology) and the engineering sciences thermodynamics, mechanics, dynamics, hydraulics and strength of materials). The Programme covers the fundamentals of petroleum engineering science and technology including the flow of fluids, separation processes, unit processes, inorganic and organic chemical equilibrium, and economics. The core objective is to prepare students for engineering tasks in the petroleum industry as well as the chemical process industry. The main focus is on the identification, extraction, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas in the most optimal manner using engineering and scientific principles.
The broad philosophy of the Department of Petroleum Engineering is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and the basic scientific principles applied in modern petroleum industry practices and instills in the student, the skills and confidence for a lifetime of continuous learning. To that end, the core of the program focuses on strong scientific/engineering analysis in problem formulation, methodology and solution.
In pursuance of the aforementioned, the undergraduate program in Petroleum Engineering has been designed to reflect teaching and Research in the following areas:
- Reservoir Engineering
- Petroleum Production Engineering
- Drilling Engineering
- Economics and Petroleum Property Evaluation
- Natural Gas Engineering