About

Petroleum and gas engineering is one of the most famous engineering disciplines, and its graduates are a rare currency for major oil companies and companies because of the importance of this specialization, which is related to the world's main energy source. Petroleum and gas engineering deals primarily with the full engineering applications related to Petroleum and gas, from exploration, extraction, refining and transfer and finally to the manufacture of products derived from this crude.

Vision

To be a world-class provider of education and research for the oil and gas industry, to play a leadership role in providing new technologies in order to increase the petroleum reserves of Yemen.

Mission

To provide a modern petroleum & Gas engineering education with proper balance between theory and practice and to graduate petroleum engineers prepared for life-long learning and capable of being productive contributors for the oil and gas industry.

Objectives:

Graduates from this department It will be characterized by:

- The ability to applying the knowledge gained in the Petroleum and Gas Engineering technology. 

- Mastering appropriate professional skills specialized and good use of appropriate technology to serve his professional practice in the field of Petroleum and gas industry.

- Identify problems and propose appropriate solutions, communicate effectively and the ability to lead teams through a professional work system.

- Develop decision-making skills in the acquired knowledge and employ resources available in Petroleum and gas technology and related industries effectively. 

- Demonstrate awareness of their role in community development and environmental conservation and act in a manner that reflects the commitment to integrity and credibility.

- Adhering to customary professional rules and develop himself academically and professionally so that he is able to learn continuously and acquire new knowledge.

Program Outcomes:

- Competency in mathematics through differential equations, linear algebra, probability, and statistics; and engineering subjects including strength of materials, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics; and ability to apply these courses to practical Petroleum & Gas engineering problems.

- Having knowledge of Petroleum & Gas Engineering up to the mark of professing any of the three main branches of the Petroleum & Gas Engineering which are Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering and Drilling Engineering.

- Ability to design and conduct different Petroleum & Gas laboratory experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret laboratory and field data.

- Competency in Petroleum & Gas engineering including design and analysis of well systems, procedures for drilling and completing wells, characterization and evaluation of subsurface geological formations, design and analysis of systems for producing, injecting, lifting and handling fluids; application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for optimizing resource development and management; use of project economics and resource valuation methods for design and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty. 

- Ability to work and interact effectively in groups/teams which have diverse personalities, cultures, and backgrounds. 

- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve practical Petroleum & Gas engineering problems. 

- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

- Ability to develop effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

- Ability to evaluate potential risks, i.e. consequences and probabilities of engineering solutions which may affect the society and environment. 

- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in independent-learning and life-long learning.

- Knowledge of contemporary issues related to the petroleum industry. 

- Ability to use computer software such as spreadsheets, mathematics packages, word processors, reservoir simulation models, and design packages in solution of Petroleum & Gas engineering problems. 

Duration of study:

The Petroleum and Gas Engineering program requires a regular study of at least four years of study and completion of 162 credit hours  

Study Plan

The students of the Petroleum and Gas Engineering Department receive a set of knowledge that focuses on all the theoretical and practical details in this field, which qualify them as specialists in exploration, drilling, production and oil field management through basic and applied courses in oil and gas reservoir engineering, production engineering, Oil and gas transportation and petroleum geology. The study also include simulation, modeling and management of oil & gas reservoirs, as well as a focus on the use of computer applications in the fields of oil and gas engineering. In the formulation of the courses, great importance was given to practical training both in the Department's laboratories and in the specialized companies in the fields of the oil and gas industry.  

Level: 1. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Arabic Language I 2 - - 2 2
2 Mathematics I 2 - 2 3 4
3 Academic English I 2 - - 2 2
4 Computer skill 2 2 - 3 4
5 Engineering Drawing 1 4 - 3 5
6 General Chemistry 2 2 - 3 4
7 Engineering Physics 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 1. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Academic English II 2 - - 2 2
2 Mathematics II 2 - 2 3 4
3 Islamic Culture 2 - - 2 2
4 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 2 1 1 3 4
5 Engineering Mechanics I 2 - 2 3 4
6 Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Engineering 2 - 2 3 4
7 Introduction to Geology 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 1. Summer Semster

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Arabic Language II 2 - - 2 2
2 Fluid Properties 2 2 - 3 4
3 Computer Programming 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 2. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Engineering Mechanics II 2 - 2 3 4
2 Mathematics III 2 - 2 3 4
3 Fluid Mechanics 2 1 1 3 4
4 Drilling Engineering I 2 - 2 3 4
5 Reservoir Rocks Properties 2 2 - 3 4
6 Petroleum Geology 2 - 2 3 4
7 Technical English for Oil and Gas Engineering 2 - - 2 2

Level: 2. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Mathematics IV 2 - 2 3 4
2 Strength of Materials 2 - 2 3 4
3 Drilling Engineering II 2 2 2 4 6
4 Reservoir Engineering 2 - 2 3 4
5 Petroleum Geophysics 3 - - 3 3
6 Well Logging 3 - - 3 3

Level: 2. Summer Semster

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Leadership and Communication Skills 2 - - 2 2
2 Engineering Thermodynamics 2 1 1 3 4

Level: 3. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Ethics & Social Responsibility 2 - - 2 2
2 Engineering Statistics 2 - 2 3 4
3 Project Management 2 - - 2 2
4 Well design and Completion 2 - 2 3 4
5 Petroleum Formation Evaluation 2 2 2 4 6
6 Transport and Storage of Oil and Gas 2 - 2 3 4
7 Natural Gas Engineering 2 - 2 3 4

Level: 3. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Research Methods 2 - - 2 2
2 Summer Training
3 Processing and Liquefaction of Gas 2 - 2 3 4
4 Petroleum Production Engineering I 2 - 2 3 4
5 Oil and Gas Marketing and Resource Management 2 - - 2 2
6 Reservoir Modeling and Simulation 2 2 - 3 4
7 Reservoir Management 2 - 2 3 4
8 Petroleum Refinery Engineering 2 - 5 3 4

Level: 4. Semster: 1

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Elective I - - - 3 -
2 Graduation Project I 2 4 - 4 6
3 Safety in Oil and Gas 2 - - 2 2
4 Well Testing 2 - 2 3 4
5 Petroleum Production Engineering II 2 2 - 3 4
6 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering 2 2 - 3 4

Level: 4. Semster: 2

# course Theory Practical Tutorials Credit Contact
1 Elective II - - - 3 3
2 Graduation Project II 2 4 - 4 6
3 Oil and gas Economics 2 - - 2 2
4 Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery 2 - 2 3 4
5 Petroleum Software Programs 2 2 - 3 4

Job Opportunities

Oil and gas engineers work in a variety of professions in local and international oil and gas companies, as well as services companies that support oil and gas industry. Graduates of this specialization can work in the following fields:

- Reservoir engineers: by working through the use of advanced computer simulation models to determine the best operations of oil and gas extraction and determine the type and location of wells and production facilities.

- Drilling engineers, who work with geologists and contractors by supervising drilling operations at sites.

- Production engineers, developing processes and equipment to improve oil and gas production from reservoirs or supervise the operation of such equipment.

- Working in oil services companies in different fields.

- Education and training in universities and oil institutes.

- Consultation.