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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Petroleum Production Engineering

Programme code:MSC-PPEUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr D Harbottle Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

At least a good second class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering or a related science/engineering discipline. Appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will also be considered.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Programme specification:

The major distinctiveness of the programme is in its coverage of, and focus on, downstream petroleum industry activities. Other existing MSc programmes tend to focus on so-called upstream activities, such as reservoir engineering, although there is also some coverage of drilling and production topics. The programme will concentrate mostly on downstream drilling and production activities, although there will inevitably be some related geological topics (particularly in the drilling sections), and these aspects are expected to prove popular with suitably qualified students who wish to convert from a science or engineering background.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE5000MResearch Project (MSc)60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
CAPE5420MFuel Processing15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE5600MAdvanced Drilling and Production Technology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5601MDrilling and Production Technology30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE5620MUnconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5630MFlow Assurance and Oilfield Chemistry15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE5047MRock Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits of optional modules

CAPE5335MComputational Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5345MDistillation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE5735MPetroleum Reservoir Engineering15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:15:49


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