Master course in
Georesources and Geoenergy Engineering
The oil and gas industry is morphing into the energy industrySo, is this the end of an era or a new start for petroleum engineers? 
One of the major challenges of our times is the paradox of a world that will use fossil fuels to meet a large portion of its energy demand for the foreseeable future while the public and political perception ties the petroleum industry to global climate change. Furthermore, this very same industry can significantly contribute to reach net zero and support energy transition through carbon storage as well as green methane or hydrogen storage in geological formations. Thus, it is evident petroleum engineering and scientific foundation are still valid and above all necessary to tackle underground fluid production and injection.
However, a new awareness and new skills with broad knowledge of cross-discipline expertise, including those arising from digital transformation, are also needed to promote a sustainable energy mix. Politecnico di Torino has updated its educational program to enable students to thrive as they transition into an evolving industry, and is committed to train the energy leaders of the future.
Graduates' profile
As a graduate in the Geoenergy track you will:
  • be able to characterise hydrocarbon reservoirs both in terms of the quantity of hydrocarbons in place and in terms of production capacity
  • be able to identify the best oil and/or natural gas production strategies based on criteria of technical feasibility but also economic and environmental sustainability
  • have fundamental skills in key techniques and technologies in decarbonisation processes (gas storage and CO2 capture) and the possibility of extending your skills with the technical aspects of renewable energies.
Here some interviews with our alumni or professionals of the sector (new videos coming soon)
Michel Cancelliere
Petroleum Engineer
Maria Giulia De Donno
Petroleum Engineer