This program introduces the concepts of the reservoir and drilling engineering design and their applications to petroleum and natural gas projects. It helps to identify and formulate problems in reservoir engineering and petroleum and natural gas extraction while providing practical solutions. This program prepares students to assume responsibility in the technical and managerial areas within the oil and gas industry.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example Electrical Engineering - Energy Engineering - Energy Science - Petroleum & Natural Gas Production - Petroleum Industry Management - Renewable Energies.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Energy Engineering. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
Natural & Synthetic Fossil Fuels
This course studies the reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas. It deals with petroleum processing and refining; coal, oil shale, and tar sand; and gasification and liquefaction of coal. It explores the methods used to evaluate the natural and synthetic properties of oil and gas.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliGeotechnical Analysis
This course reviews geotechnical testing, modeling, and analysis to evaluate prediction versus performance in geotechnical engineering. It also explores the role of rocks and soils as engineering materials, as well as the distribution of rocks at or below the surface; hydrologic influences, geologic exploration of engineering sites, mapping, underground excavations, slopes, reservoirs, and dams sites.
Academic Supervisor: Abbas Abbaszadeh ShahriOil & Gas Properties
This course examines oil and gas properties, their physical and chemical characteristics as well as their behavior and interrelation.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliTransport & Fluid Mechanics
This course studies continuity, momentum, energy equations, laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, rheology, flow in porous media, filtration, and fluidization. It provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transport; with the development of equations of change and application of microscopic and macroscopic balances to a variety of chemical engineering problems.
Academic Supervisor: Ashraf Elsayed MohamedWell Evaluation & Completions
This course studies the mathematical basis for pressure analysis, theory, and practice of pressure testing techniques. It explores methods used to complete and perforate cased wells, in addition to stimulation methods, hydraulic fracturing, and acidizing.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliRock & Fluid Properties
This course examines reservoir rock and fluid properties, flow behavior in reservoir rocks, the behavior of gas in underground storage caverns, and their interrelation.
Academic Supervisor: Mina BenjoualiPetroleum Refinery
This course presents the modern and integrated petroleum refinery. Each oil refining process is explained, covering operating description and conditions, catalyst selection, product yields, and the relationship between process parameters, unit performance, and product output and properties.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliPetroleum & Gas Production
This course presents fluid transfer operations of the earth; production of petroleum, natural gas, and water; and storage of natural gas. It explores the current problems related to technological and economic aspects of the petroleum industry and engineering.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliPetroleum & Gas Extraction
This course presents the design and implementation of the systems used in the extraction of oil and gas. It considers the numerical simulation of petroleum reservoir processes by the use of models, scaling criteria, and network flow.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliReservoir Engineering
This course deals with the analysis and prediction of reservoir performance by using material balance and steady and non-steady-state flow equations. It applies the principles of reservoir analysis to the determination of reservoir behavior.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliDrilling Optimization
This course explores the procedures for optimizing fluid properties, hydraulics, bit weight, and selection. It covers additional topics of balanced drilling conditions are stressed; design of continuous and intermittent gas lift systems, multiphase flow, and inflow well performance; design and analysis of oil-field drilling operations and equipment; well-control procedures; and measurement of drilling fluid properties.
Academic Supervisor: Abbas Abbaszadeh ShahriOil Recovery Techniques
This course examines advanced oil recovery techniques including water flooding, in-situ combustion, steam injection, hot-water injection, and miscible-phase displacement. It also studies the formulation and analytical solution of the problems of steady-state fluid flow and the transient fluid flow in porous media.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah EsmaeiliPetroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
This course explores petroleum engineering project design, including reservoir and drilling, and the identification, formulation, and solution of advanced problems in reservoir engineering, cross-flow problems, dual-porosity problems. It also evaluates surface production processes, fluid separation, storage, measurement, treating, custody transfer, transmission, disposal, corrosion, and other operations.
Academic Supervisor: Abdollah Esmaeili
Admission requirements - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.