Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering study in the UK

Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering in the UK

Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering Courses in the UK

Introduction to Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering

The industry of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering can lead to many opportunities all over the world, at every level of oil/petroleum and gas development and production. With the worlds thirst for energy being stronger than ever, constant break throughs are needed to ensure a balance of sustainable, environmentally friendly and low cost energy is constantly being supplied. As an Oil and Gas Engineer, this will be your chief task.

Starting salaries in the industry tend to be very high, and can improve further if a PhD is held. Figures are dependent on whether the company is of an international standing or more local, but with experience a graduate can expect to earn well over average starting wage.

Careers in Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering

Involved in the discovery and maintenance of the world’s oil and gas supply, your degree will open a number of doors in the energy industry. Whether this means working in an office, a laboratory or out in the field in roles which encompass Oil geology, reservoir engineer, production engineer or drilling engineer, you will not be short of exciting opportunities.

What are the entry requirements for Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering?

Universities will look for a mathematics grade, alongside one of the sciences. Study in any of the following subjects will help increase a student’s chance of an offer:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Earth Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

For international students wishing to study Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required at most universities.

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Where can I study Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering in the UK?

To learn more about some of the best Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking UK universities below:

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