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PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, Laurea Magistrale (Master of science-level of the Bologna process)
Academic Year 2016/17
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING
Collegio di Ingegneria per l'Ambiente e il Territorio
Campus: TORINO
Program duration: 2 years
Class LM-35 Degree: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Reference Faculty
ORESTE PIERPAOLO   coord.aet@polito.it
Program held in English
 Educational objectives

The scientific subjects specific to petroleum engineering provide the basic knowledge and tools for understanding the technical and engineering subjects that are taught later. Specific engineering subjects include techniques for drilling and completion of oil wells, techniques for exploitation of deposits through extraction of oil and natural gas, and aboveground chemical treatment of oil and natural gas to obtain energy-producing petroleum pro... More...

The scientific subjects specific to petroleum engineering provide the basic knowledge and tools for understanding the technical and engineering subjects that are taught later.
Specific engineering subjects include techniques for drilling and completion of oil wells, techniques for exploitation of deposits through extraction of oil and natural gas, and aboveground chemical treatment of oil and natural gas to obtain energy-producing petroleum products.
The wide spectrum of technical training provides all the necessary tools to enable students to further explore areas of personal interest or specialise in a narrower field during their working lives.
The introductory subjects provide useful background in the economics of resources, environmental reclamation of contaminated sites, risk and safety analysis of equipment and processes.

 Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at training engineers who are able to begin working immediately in the oil sector, which is characterised by the high technical and technological skill level required, and by the interdisciplinary and international dimension that demands specialists who can operate in very different socio-environmental contexts as well as developing their relational and communication skills.
Partly for this reason, the course is give... More...

The programme is aimed at training engineers who are able to begin working immediately in the oil sector, which is characterised by the high technical and technological skill level required, and by the interdisciplinary and international dimension that demands specialists who can operate in very different socio-environmental contexts as well as developing their relational and communication skills.
Partly for this reason, the course is given exclusively and entirely in English.
At the end of the course of studies, petroleum engineers will be able to analyse hydrocarbon deposits both for quantity of reserves and production capacity, and will identify the best strategies for producing oil and/or natural gas based not only on technical feasibility but also economic and environmental sustainability.
The two-year programme prepares students in the basic subject areas of the oil sector, such as geology and engineering of oil and gas deposits, drilling and completion of oil wells, transport and processing of hydrocarbons, as well as background subjects such as rock mechanics, chemistry and economics, or complementary subjects such as geophysics, risk analysis and safety, business organisation, and the environmental impact of both surface and underground activities.
Students┐ formation can be completed through technical training modules or internships.
Course graduates will possess adequate knowledge to perform professional activities in various areas, such as technical and economic feasibility analysis for project proposals for exploration or development of hydrocarbon deposits, definition and management strategies for exploitation of non-renewable resources, including the design and organisation of structures and facilities necessary for production, risk analysis and safety management in prevention and emergency phases.
The professional competences of course graduates, which can be defined according to the different fields of application, will enable them to carry out high-profile technical activities in oil companies, in service companies which acquire and elaborate data and develop projects on behalf of oil companies, and in public administrations involved in the energy sector. The career orientation of graduates, once they have begun working, will also depend on personal predisposition towards speculative or more applicative activities.

The Study program qualifies the following professional profile/s: Roles and skills:
Oilfield engineer   JOB ROLES:

Collaborates on, or is responsible for, an integrated study of an oilfield. She/he interacts with engineers from different disciplines for the characterization of the fluids and the deposit rock, simulates the production behaviour of the oilfield and identifies possible production strategies.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of data that characterize the mineralized formations
- Integrated analysis of production data
- Interpretation of production tests
- Numerical simulation of hydrocarbon deposits (oilfields)
- Teamwork attitude, strong analytical skills, is rigorous and works methodically.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Oil companies
- Oil industry services company
- Public administrations dealing with the energy sector
- Research centres and institutes
 
Drilling Engineer   JOB ROLES:

She/he collaborates in the drafting and/or implementation, or is responsible for, the drilling and completion of oil wells. Has knowledge of procedures and materials.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of data characterizing the formations
- Integrated analysis of drilling data
- Implementation of an oil well drilling program
- Design of a completion of an oil well
- Predisposition for construction works, practical sense and high adaptability

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Oil companies
- Oil industry services company
- Public administrations dealing with the energy sector
 
Production Engineer   JOB ROLES:

She/he helps run, or is responsible for, the production of oil wells and surface installations. Has knowledge of procedures and materials.

SKILLS RELATED TO THE ROLE:

- Integrated analysis of production data
- Identification of production-related issues
- Design and dimensioning of a gas and/or oil treatment plant
- Environmental impact assessment of a plant
- Ability to produce concise reports and build relationships

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

- Oil industry services company
- Oil production and refining companies
- Public administrations dealing with the energy sector
 


Qualifications for further studies Knowledge required to continue studies
   

Expected learning outcomes

The subjects contained in the study program are divided in learning areas and defined by the "Dublin descriptors" shown in the chart on panel A4b - expected learning outcomes.



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