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Petroleum Engineering and Exploration: Explore the World of Energy

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Online, self-paced
6 hours
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No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9.99
  • Certificate of completion - £15.99
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Petroleum Engineering and Exploration is a comprehensive course that introduces students to the world of petroleum and equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the energy industry. The course covers a wide range of topics, including petroleum geology, reservoir engineering, drilling rig systems, and environmental impact.

Students will benefit from the in-depth knowledge and skills gained through the course, enabling them to pursue a career in the energy sector. By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate drilling contracts, analyse reservoir rock and fluid properties, and optimise oil and gas recovery from different reservoir types.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector or looking to expand their knowledge of petroleum engineering and exploration. The course is also suitable for those who are already working in the industry and looking to upgrade their skills.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the key geological factors that impact petroleum formation and distribution.
  • Analyse reservoir rock and fluid properties to determine the feasibility of oil and gas extraction.
  • Evaluate drilling contracts and rig crew to select the most suitable options for a drilling project.
  • Apply reservoir engineering principles to optimize oil and gas recovery from different reservoir types.
  • Develop an understanding of the environmental impact of petroleum production and explore future energy options.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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The Petroleum Engineering and Exploration course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the energy industry, with a focus on petroleum engineering and exploration. The course covers a wide range of topics, including reservoir rock and fluid, well intervention, drilling rig systems, and the future of energy.

Students will learn how to analyse reservoir rock and fluid properties, evaluate drilling contracts and rig crew, and optimise oil and gas recovery from different reservoir types. The course also covers environmental impact and explores future energy options, preparing students for the rapidly evolving energy landscape.

Who is this course for?

  • Recent graduates seeking to pursue a career in the energy sector.
  • Working professionals looking to upgrade their skills and knowledge in petroleum engineering and exploration.
  • Individuals seeking a career change to the energy industry.
  • Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of petroleum engineering and exploration.

Career path

  • Petroleum Engineer - £35,000 - £100,000 per year
  • Drilling Engineer - £30,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Reservoir Engineer - £40,000 - £90,000 per year
  • Geologist - £30,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Environmental Specialist - £25,000 - £50,000 per year
  • Energy Analyst - £25,000 - £70,000 per year

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - £9.99

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Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

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For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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What are CPD hours/points?

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