Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry and explores challenges currently being faced by practicing petroleum engineers.


Norway is recognized worldwide as a leader in the advances of offshore petroleum. With Stavanger being the oil capital of the North Sea, the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger has close ties with the local and international industry. University degrees in Petroleum Engineering have been offered by our institution since 1977 and is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education. Numerous events, conferences, and company presentations are organised in the city and at the university throughout the year, which allows the students to build a network within the industry.

The programme provides an excellent basis for PhD studies for those who wish to pursue a career in education or research.

Specialisations offered within the MSc in Petroleum Engineering

  • Well Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Natural Gas Engineering

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionFaculty of Science and Technology - University of Stavanger
Fields of studyEngineering and engineering trades (others)
Tagsnatural resourcesengineeringoil and gas
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