MSc Petroleum Production Engineering

Mode of study
Full time – 45 weeks (September start)
Online distance learning – 3 years 6 months (January start)

This course is aimed at those who already have at least two years’ of oil and gas industry experience, who really want to specialise. It has been developed and supported by experienced industry professionals, using authentic industry applications software, technical standards and engineering practices.

This course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to select equipment, optimise the design and performance of production facilities and manage field and well production operations. You will also cover wells and related production facilities, whether on land, offshore or subsea. In addition to the more technical aspects of the course you will also gain valuable management skills for working in a multidisciplinary team on complex projects such as field developments, field enhancement projects and well rehabilitations.

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The PPE programme gave me a solid understanding of the whole Petroleum Production system, from the reservoir to the process facilities. The course works were very challenging, presenting real data from typical production problems faced by the industry. The excellent tutorials offered on well performance analysis and the organised visit to the artificial lift detriment of a well service company exceeded my expectations for this course

Newton Duarte

MSc Petroleum Production Engineering