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CodeDegree Programme TitleStandard Length of Study
N0724A290004Petroleum Engineering2.0 years
Qualification AwardedMaster degree, Ing.
Level of QualificationSecond Cycle
Access to Further StudiesThe graduates may continue in a Third cycle
Graduation Requirements120 ECTS Credits, Final state examination, Diploma thesis
Mode of StudyFull-time
Programme Director or EquivalentPersonal IDName
KLE028doc. Ing. Martin Klempa, Ph.D.
Course Structure Diagram with ECTS Credits1. year / Winter semester1. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
2. year / Winter semester2. year / Summer semester
30 ECTS Credits30 ECTS Credits
Specific Admission Requirements
Specific admission requirements are determined by the Dean of the faculty. For more information please click here.
Specific Arrangements for the Recognition of Prior Learning
Informal learning - max. 60% of credits gained in prior lifelong learning can be recognized, as determined by the Dean of the Faculty.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Qualification Requirements:
Finished higher education in Bachelor's degree programme.
The Czech educational system is regulated by the Higher Education Act (Act 111/1998). Studies at VSB-TUO are regulated by the Statute of VSB – Technical University of Ostrava.
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the study of the master's study program is the education of a qualified professional, as well as a senior technician applicable in the field of reservoir engineering, resp. senior operating technicians on a drilling rig (drilling of deep wells with a heavy drilling rig or on lighter sets intended for workover, their liquidation or reliquidation). Thanks to comprehensive knowledge of geology and technology of exploitation and storage of hydrocarbons, respectively from the technology of well drilling, graduates will be theoretically and practically able to evaluate the deposit in terms of economic extractability and also solve operational problems of oil engineering, and independently plan and lead exploration and production projects. In the field of oil and gas exploitation and underground gas storage, it is mainly a matter of planning the daily performance of probes, EOR methods and planning and implementation of underground repairs of wells, including their liquidation. In the field of drilling, it is mainly the knowledge of operating individual technologies of drilling rigs (mud engineering, drilling rig machinery, drilling and casing column assemblies, etc.), which will enable the graduate to independently manage drilling exploration and drilling projects.
Key Learning Outcomes
Key Lerning Outcomes are Expressed in following Structure: Knowledge, Skills, General competencies
Oil and gas deposits are one of the world's key energy sources. Worldwide, the high demand for these minerals is maintained, and thus the complexity of geological exploration and especially the effort to optimize the method of exploitation is logically growing. At present, oil and gas exploitation is at great depths and under more difficult geological and climatological conditions. Drilling exploration and drilling is then one of the key disciplines of this industry. Hand in hand with this is the complexity of exploration and exploitation work itself. The master's degree program "Petroleum Engineering" is a comprehensive study program that includes a number of disciplines such as geology, chemistry, physics, mechanics, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, IT technology and more, including good language skills. Graduates of this study program are in great demand worldwide and quality education in these disciplines plays a key role.
Graduates of the master study program "Petroleum Engineering" will be able to: - independently plan, prepare and manage projects related to exploration geological works, projects to increase the yield of hydrocarbon deposits, or prepare projects for drilling and exploration work; - as senior operational technicians manage exploitation wells and plan their exploitation regime; - to manage shift operations on drilling rigs (heavy drilling rigs, workover drilling rigs) in the positions of drillmaster, shiftmaster, mud engineer and operators; - create and interpret various types of static and dynamic hydrocarbon reservoir models based on theoretical knowledge of reservoir modeling; - pass a higher level of Well Control test (organized by the International Well Control Forum) of at least level 5 (Level 5).
General competencies:
Thanks to his knowledge of geology, oil and gas exploitation and drilling, the graduate will be a qualified expert in the field of hydrocarbon exploitation, underground gas storage and drilling technicians. Thanks to their knowledge and skills, the graduate will be prepared for further professional growth in the field of oil and gas exploitation, or in the field of drilling. These are mainly highly qualified professional trainings organized, for example, by the international organization Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples
The Master's study program is based on a strong geological foundation with an overlap to hydrocarbon exploitation technology and deep drilling. The level of knowledge at the end of this study program is a senior middle engineer in the position of reservoir engineer, respectively technician in the positions of the drillmaster, shiftmaster and above in drilling operations. The graduate will be able to plan, actively prepare and independently lead projects given by the mining and drilling industry.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Examination regulations, assesment and grading are described in the Study and Examination Rules.
Course block: Compulsory - all courses are compulsory.
Course block: Choice-compulsory - student has to choose at least one course from the list of courses.
Course block: Optional - student can choose any course from the list of courses.
IMPORTANT: Student has to select so many courses to reach 30 ECTS credits per semester. Rules in detail and convenient selection of courses can be consulted with the programmme director.
Bellow stated courses are assigned for the degree studies only. Students coming to VSB-TUO for an exchange stay must select courses from the List of courses for exchange students.