Coventry University: Petroleum and Environmental Technology

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Energy, Construction and Environment
Study type Taught


**Why choose this course?**

Coventry has a long history of teaching all aspects of engineering technology, from automotive to aerospace. This professionally accredited master’s degree is taught by staff with national and international experience of oil companies and oil and gas service providers in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and New Zealand.

A distinct advantage of our course is the fact that it covers both the key technical components of the upstream petroleum industry, as well as developing complementary expertise in some of the emerging environmental concerns. This gives you the opportunity to graduate as an oil and gas specialist with an environmental bias, much valued by potential employers.

You will be exposed to the major components of the upstream operation including: reservoir engineering, reservoir simulation, drilling engineering, petroleum processing and gas technologies. In addition, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the environmental impacts of oil and gas projects, developing skills in environmental monitoring and how to manage environmental pollution, such as oil spill response and remediation, water and waste water treatment.

We offer cutting-edge facilities, including training in sector-leading PETREL and ECLIPSE reservoir simulation software and Petex Integrated Product Modelling (IPM), which is used by over 350 oil and gas companies across the world and was donated to us by Petex.

**Key Course Benefits**
* You may get support to attend and present your work at SPE student paper contests at national, regional and international levels.

* Successful completion of this course can set you on the path to gaining chartered professional status, meeting the entry requirements towards becoming a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI).

* Other accessible software includes ADIOS-2, GNOME, OSCAR, Amarile RE-Studio, CMG, IHS Kingdom, Petroleum Experts IPM, Weatherford WellFlo, Pansystem and Honeywell Unisim Design Suite.

* Inspirational expert guest lecture programme, which in the past has featured the former Vice President of BP (Engineering), former President of SPE International and industry professionals from StatOil in Norway.

* Join the vibrant Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), which organise several student-led activities and events, such as field trip to Wytch Farm oil field in Dorset, Schlumberger Gould Research center in Cambridge, Weatherford Drilling Evaluation Centre in Aberdeen - Scotland, and inter-university competition (PetrolBowl) at SPE meetings around the world.

* Course team includes members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Petroleum Exploration of Great Britain (PEXGB), Society for Sedimentary Geology, The Reservoir Engineer Network, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, British Hydrological Society with the Institution of Civil Engineers, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, British Society for Geomorphology.

**Accreditation & Professional Recognition**
This course is accredited and recognised by the Energy Institute.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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