Gain the focused expertise you need to succeed as an oil and gas engineer.

  • Explore engineering science and the principles that underpin the drilling of oil and gas wells.
  • Learn about the essential production technologies and design methodologies.
  • Train in the vital safety and risk aspects of well and production engineering, including environmental impact.

Study part-time and learn flexibly online with a top 7 UK university for Civil Engineering (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Build credits towards a Masters degree

This online course is part of:

You can use the credits you earn on this short course towards either of these MSc qualifications.

What you’ll study

Well Engineering

This first part of the course gives you an overview of a rotary drilling system and associated drilling components. You’ll look at types, selection and characteristics of drilling fluids, and analyse the flow of drilling fluids during the drilling process. You’ll also examine:

  • strategies for the selection and design of casings
  • cementing methodologies
  • design and configuration of completion systems, with an emphasis on safety implications
  • the challenges of directional and horizontal drilling methods and associated technologies.

Production Engineering

The second part of your course introduces you to:

  • wellbore fluid flow with a view to production of resources
  • completion components and methods
  • factors that inhibit oil and gas production
  • practical approaches to production enhancement
  • computer modelling of oil and gas production.

A range of industry-relevant case studies will be used to support your learning.

How you’ll study

Our distance-learning Well and Production Engineering course is delivered flexibly online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

This course is taught at Masters level.

Online learning

Your training is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including:

  • online lectures
  • reading materials
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from experienced engineers and academics who have worked at high levels in industry, as well as experts from major companies operating in the energy sector.

Industry input

Your course also benefits from direct industry input via an Industry Advisory Board. It constantly reviews your course content to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and are up to speed with emerging trends, technologies and career opportunities.

Where this will take you

Towards a Masters

You’ll earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course. You can use these credits towards our:

Build your learning

We offer a range of specialist online Engineering courses you can use to build your skills.

Many carry credits you can build up into postgraduate qualifications, including Masters degrees:

Careers

Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Free careers advice

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world.

You can access our free careers service while you study.

From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Entry requirements

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.

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Cost
£1,115
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