Petroleum Engineering


Petroleum engineering is a combination of innovation, exploration and expansion. This major fuels the world and provides the building blocks for every other profession to effectively carry out its work.”
– Nicholas Staviski, Class of ’18
Energy is a key component in our everyday lives. A secure energy future requires a balance between environmental impact and affordable supply. Petroleum and geosystems engineers are able to address and solve important issues that will lead to energy security and thus are in high demand.
Economic and environmentally safe production of petroleum resources requires creative application of a wide spectrum of knowledge, including, but not limited to:


• Mathematics
• Physics
• Geology
• Chemistry

Petroleum engineering overlaps with many of the engineering disciplines, such as: mechanical, chemical, and civil.

Graduates of this program will:

• Evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs
• Oversee drilling activities
• Select and implement recovery schemes
• Design surface collection and treatment facilities

Petroleum engineers increasingly use advanced computers, not only in analysis of exploration data and simulation of reservoir behaviour, but also in automation of oilfield production and drilling operations. Petroleum companies own many of the world’s supercomputers.
Petroleum engineers have a future full of challenges and opportunities. They must develop and apply new technology to recover hydrocarbons from oil shale, tar sands, and offshore oil and gas fields. They must also devise new techniques to recover oil left in the ground after application of conventional producing techniques.
Since many petroleum companies conduct worldwide operations, petroleum engineers have the opportunity for assignments all over the world. Petroleum engineers must solve the variety of technological, political, and economic problems encountered in these assignments. These exciting challenges combine to offer a petroleum engineer a most rewarding career.
For more information on the research currently conducted in the department and how our world-class faculty and students are changing the world, visit the research arm of the department.

Geosystems Engineering

Geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists are concerned with the development and use of engineering approaches in the management of water resources in addition to oil and gas, as well as environmental restoration of contamination sites and other processes related to the subsurface.
The interdisciplinary systems approach, combining engineering, geology, and geophysics, is increasingly required to address complex real-world problems such as characterisation and remediation of aquifers.
Graduates of this program will:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, geological sciences, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments and engineering tests, as well as analyse and interpret geologic data
  • Create a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering and geological problems; understand professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of engineering and hydrogeology, appreciate the impact of engineering and geological solutions in a global and societal context
  • Understand contemporary issues and the ways they affect the practice of engineering and hydrogeology
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering and geological tools, including computers that are appropriate for good engineering and geologic practice
  • Be employed with environmental, water resource management, and energy companies in addition to many government agencies.
    For information on the geosystems research currently conducted in the department and how our innovative faculty and students are changing the world, visit the research arm of the department,

Where to Study Petroleum / Geosystems Engineering ?

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USA | Canada | UK | Australia | New Zealand | Germany | France | Norway | Finland | Denmark | Japan | Ukraine | Russia | Philippines | China