Graduate degrees

The petroleum engineering program offers a masters of science, doctor of philosophy and doctor of engineering. The master’s degree can be earned with either a thesis option or a non-thesis option.

As a student in the program, your curriculum will be designed around a set of core petroleum engineering courses, with other courses supporting specific research interests.

Research specialties include:

  • Reservoir enhancement
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Gel treatments
  • Drilling
  • Well completion performance studies
  • Geomechanics of petroleum recovery

You’ll have access to the newest and best laboratory equipment used to study the many problems encountered in oil and gas production, as well as support research.

Petroleum lab equipment includes:

  • Gas porosimeters and permeameters
  • Liquid permeameters
  • Viscometers
  • Tensiometers
  • An HPTP core flooding cell