Learn the fundamentals of fluid flow and how to predict reservoir performance.
Reservoir engineering plays a vital role in the offshore oil and gas industry. It allows us to assess the scale of oil and gas deposits, and maximise the economic return from safely extracting them.
This course is ideal if you’re:
- looking to convert from another engineering discipline
- a current petroleum engineer or manager looking to enhance your statistical and computational knowledge and skills.
You’ll learn to evaluate subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs and contribute to planning, simulations and modelling of real-world assets.
Advance your career as a graduate engineer with a university at the heart of the UK energy sector. Access our training and support wherever you're based, with part-time hours to fit around your existing commitments.
The credits you earn on this course count towards our MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering and MSc in Petroleum Engineering, both available to study online.
What will I study?
You’ll learn to use the latest computational techniques applied by industry to handle advanced reservoir engineering problems.
You’ll cover the following areas:
- Reservoir rock and fluid properties
- Fluid flow in porous media
- Reservoir drive mechanisms and material balance equations (MBEs)
- Aquifers and water influx calculations
Am I ready?
This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.
The course is delivered at Masters level. For this course, you’d usually have at least a UK-equivalent:
- 2:1 (upper-second-class) honours degree in Engineering or Applied Mathematics
- 2:2 (lower-second-class) honours degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics and two years’ relevant experience that supports this level of training
- or a 2:1 (upper-second-class) honours degree in Geology, Chemistry or Physics and two years’ relevant experience that supports this level of training.