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Department of Petroleum Engineering

The Department of Petroleum Engineering is a leading centre for education of petroleum engineers and for petroleum engineering research. There is a close relationship with the International Research Institute of Stavanger.

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The department has about 60 faculty members and staff. Current enrolment is about 40 PhD students, 110 master students, and 350 undergraduate students.

The main areas of expertise are

The department offers students a great academic learning environment with various research activities and facilities, geological field trips, excursions, detailed laboratory investigations, e.g., analysis of the Ekofisk field chalk, and close contact and cooperation with the oil industry and its operations.

The department of petroleum engineering participates in these research centres:


Geoscience program wins prize for best learning environment

The master program in Petroleum Geoscience Engineering was awarded the University of Stavanger's prize for best learning environment 2017 - get more information here (in Norwegian).

Awards for geoscience students

Master student Victoria C. F. Pettersen and PhD student Sayyid Suhail Ahmad won the first and second place for their articles at one of Europes biggest conferences within petroleum related geology – get more information here (in Norwegian).

Norway's best geoscience program

The study program "Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering" was elected to be the best geoscience program in Norway – get more information here (in Norwegian).