Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering


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For more information about degree offerings, visit the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering webpage.

The School also offers the undergraduate degree program. Its objectives are to produce a petroleum engineer who is capable of working as a drilling and completions, production, or reservoir engineer; to develop the ability to analyze, synthesize, and design open-ended petroleum engineering systems using available engineering tools; to understand the associated uncertainties and evaluate the economic and social impact; and to develop the ability to synthesize inputs from various sources and articulate technical concepts.

Mission

The mission of the graduate program in petroleum engineering is to provide graduate students the technical knowledge and research experience that will enable them to become leaders in a technical service, research and development, or university environment.

Graduate Academic Programs

The graduate faculty of petroleum engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Engineering (M.E.) , Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) , and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  degrees. The degree programs are designed to produce graduates with a high level of competence in the broad field of petroleum engineering. The curriculum covers the essential areas of drilling, production, and reservoir engineering. Graduate research is conducted in reservoir simulation, well test analysis, reservoir characterization, multiphase flow in pipes, mechanics of tubulars, directional drilling, drilling fluids, cuttings transport, formation damage, artificial lift, separation technology, and improved oil recovery.

Program Goals

To train petroleum engineers to solve open-ended problems while understanding the associated uncertainties.

Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Engineering graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate advanced technical skills in petroleum engineering or related area.
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethical, environmental, and societal awareness.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Master of Science in Engineering graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate advanced research skills in petroleum engineering or related area.
  • Conduct an independent research work in petroleum engineering or related area.
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethical, environmental, and societal awareness.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Doctor of Philosophy graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the professional skills needed to become competent researchers, university professors, and scientists in petroleum industry and/or academia.
  • Synthesize, critique, apply, and extend major theories and methods and/or perform advanced engineering systems design in petroleum engineering or related area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to direct teams towards state-of-the-art in their research.
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethical, environmental, and societal awareness.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Faculty

Chair
Mohan Kelkar

Professors
Mustafa Onur
Mehmet Evren Ozbayoglu
Cem Sarica
Ovadia Shoham
Hong-Quan Zhang

Associate Professors
Eduardo Pereyra
Rami Younis

Assistant Professor
Jun Lu

Graduate Program Advisor
Hong-Quan Zhang

Programs

    Master’sDoctoral

    Courses

      Petroleum Engineering

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