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 Department Chair's Foreword

​​​​​​The Petroleum Engineering Department is one of the departments under the Faculty of Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering.  The department offers 1 undergraduate programme (BEng Petroleum Engineering), 2 postgraduate programmes by taught course: MSc. Petroleum Engineering and MSc Drilling Engineering and 2 postgraduate programmes by research: MSc Petroleum Engineering and PhD in Petroleum Engineering.
The BEng Petroleum Engineering programme stresses the development of strong fundamentals in mathematics, sciences and engineering followed by a thorough coverage of fundamental petroleum engineering courses such as Introduction to Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geoscience, Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Well Test Analysis and others. Courses in geology provide an understanding of the geological structures and conditions favourable for petroleum deposits. The fundamental courses in petroleum engineering which illustrate the application of the engineering principles to the type of problems and solution methods used in the petroleum industry.
In the later years of study, students will have the opportunity to major in one of these selected areas: 
  • ​Reservoir Studies
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Production Technology
Prior to completion of study, students are required to complete various projects ranging from engineering design, field development project (FDP), and individual projects selected from actual oil and gas field data and relevant industrial problems.

The aim of this webpage is to give readers information about our activities in terms of academic, research and outreach.  There is also  information on the number of staff and their strength based on the above core competences.  

It also helps to promote and create awareness of what our department offers in terms of academic requirements, attract more applications within the country, region and world at large, and attract partners to collaborate with us in various academic, research and consultancy areas in Petroleum Engineering. I have the honour, therefore to call upon esteemed readers, potential students, stakeholders and all those willing to collaborate with us to closely read and disseminate this information to a wider audience who will be attracted and interested to work closely and effectively with us.
Thank you and we welcome you to join our efforts.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Khaled Abdalla Elraies