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Master and PhD’s degree in Oil and Natural Gas Engineering

Oct 28, 2020

About The Program

The discipline of oil and gas exploration,geology and chemical engineering are mutually connected,constitute the oil and gas industry as whole production, scientific research and teaching mechanism. With the development of petroleum industry and the development of new technology, the basics and engineering disciplines involved in this field are becoming more and more extensive.

Since the past 20 years, we have formed the research direction of development geology, reservoir characterization, reservoir description, reservoir simulation, CBM development, heavy oil development, drilling technology and equipment, cementing and completion engineering, etc, and have since portrayed their own advantages in personnel training in terms of academic research and social services.

By offering petroleum programs in our department has made a positive contribution to exploration and development of oil and gas fields, and greatly promoted the development of the discipline both in China and around the world.

Reasons To StudyOil and Natural GasEngineering At CUG

(1)Grasp the basic theory and professional knowledge of oil and natural gas engineering, Students will have strong ability to solve practical problems, to be involved technological or management issues related to oil and gas field as well as engaging in relevant system design and application with good professional quality.

(2)Students will develop strong skilled in reading and writing academic papers; Students will have strong comprehensive ability in analyzing and solving professional problems using appropriate language and skills.

(3)From a solid theoretical foundation, master in oil and natural gas engineering students will have fundamental professional knowledge and necessary experimental skills; maximize proficiency in simulation and application of modern technology to understand the current trend and tendency of development in oil and gas industry; having ability to carry out scientific research, engineering design and teaching in various institutions with high level and quality output results.


Core Courses Include:

Basic Geology,

Oil and Gas Geology,

Petroleum Reservoir Physics,

Petroleum Filtration Mechanics,

Well Drilling Engineering,

Drilling and Excavation New Techniques.

Elective courses include:

Fractal and geological features,

Numerical Reservoir Simulation,

Applied Fluid Mechanics,

Rock Mechanics,

Geology and Geophysics,

Petroleum Economics and Management,

Oil Field Chemistry,

Duration: Master: 3 years PhD: 4 years

Admission requirements

Good attitude towards learning;

Satisfied proficiency in Chinese (HSK4 level)or English(IELTS/TOEFL);

Recommendation from domestic experts in academic and working fields;

Prior Knowledge in petroleum engineering or related disciplines.

(For more details, you can check our website: http://iec.cug.edu.cn.)

Graduation requirements

All postgraduate students are required to submit a thesis in accordance with the University’s Core Regulations. Addition from the thesis, the students must have:

Obtained the required scores;

Got good remarks in professional quality evaluation;

Completed the final presentation (oral defense).

Career Possibility

Drilling engineering

Oil exploitation engineering

Oil reservoir engineering

Institute of Geology

Environment and Resources research center

International Feedback

Name: Ntelo Seraphin Arthur Brunel

Major: PhD Student in Oil and Gas Engineering

From: The Republic of Congo

The faculty and staff at CUG are very friendly and dedicated to enriching student’s life. The International Education College has provided many opportunities for me to explore Chinese Culture and also to satisfy my academic and sporting interests. My advisors are very knowledgeable in their fields and they always encourage me to do well. Student’s life at CUG is very active and I have participated in many competitions and cultural performances over years; I even won first prize in the China Taekwondo Competition twice. I will never forget the wonderful experiences I've had at CUG and the memories I've shared with my friends from all over the world.

Our petroleum engineering program ensures that all students have a good background of math, physics, chemistry, geology, and the engineering sciences. This solid foundation helps the students understand the courses taught in the school, such as; reservoir characterization and modeling, drilling, basin modeling, geological well logging, production engineering, petroleum economics, risk analysis, seismic interpretation and reservoir engineering, not to mention but a few. Related disciplines such as geology, sedimentary environment and facies, and environment management are also offered in the university to help create all round students with a broad knowledge of the field.

The petroleum industry may well be the most complex and demanding industry in the world, because petroleum deposits occur underground, often far below the surface of the earth, and because its contents may be dispersed throughout a spatially and geologically extensive and diverse underground region making petroleum production a complex and economically essential task. As a discipline, petroleum engineering therefore mainly focuses on scientific research and talent cultivation for the industry. Its main research lies on subjective and objective constrains, fundamental characteristics and change rules regarding oil and gas engineering entities like formation, fluid and engineering equipment. All these aspects are fully covered in the university’s prospectus.