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MS in Petroleum Engineering

MS in Petroleum Engineering

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Work in the areas of well-drilling and completion, oil and gas evaluation and production, reservoir evaluation and future production prediction. Modern experimental and computational tools are utilized to study the technology of well-logging, testing, and stimulation; reservoir characterization; secondary and enhanced recovery processes; as well as geology. Petroleum engineering students perform meaningful research towards the advancement of oil and gas recovery, while at the same time gaining technical knowledge and weighing ethical considerations. Students in the program have a wealth of laboratories and advanced computer programs at their disposal to carry out such research, which provides invaluable hands-on experience. The program emphasizes mechanical earth modeling (MEM) as a specialty. The MEM group owns part of the university numerical intensive computing cluster. Students with a strong background in geological engineering and geomechanics will likely find excellent opportunities for advanced studies. While the program encourages students with an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering to pursue graduate study, many graduate students are accepted with backgrounds in other areas of engineering, such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or geological engineering. The program accepts such students with the expectation that any remedial petroleum engineering coursework will be met by the student while in residence for the master’s degree. Students with backgrounds in geology or geophysics will also need to complete all fundamental engineering courses required for a degree in engineering. Graduate students studying for a masters degree with a thesis option typically find support for their study depending on current research projects and the availability of funding. Students preferring the non-thesis option are typically self-funding for their masters degree. Each student’s graduate degree program is designed around a set of core petroleum engineering courses and other courses selected to support the thesis topic of interest. Students identify their thesis topic by the end of their first semester.