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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:


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).

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