What is Petroleum Engineering?
Petroleum Engineers recover oil and gas from the earth to satisfy the energy hungry world we live in. Think exploration and drilling, think production and processing, think transport and even think environmental impact. Petroleum engineers work in all those areas and more, with a particular focus on the economics that drive this highly volatile industry.
Studying Petroleum Engineering at UNSW
If you are inspired by the exciting world of gas and oil, then you’ve come to the right place. Almost 30 years ago, UNSW teamed up with key players in the petroleum industry to form the School of Petroleum Engineering. It is now Australia's longest standing undergraduate and postgraduate petroleum industry training school, serving both Australian and international students, like you.
From enhanced oil and gas recovery to looking at unconventional reservoirs and new drilling techniques, the School of Petroleum Engineering carries out world leading research in key areas of vital interest to the international oil and gas industry. The School also conducts research programs in geothermal energy resources and economics of carbon dioxide storage.
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