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Masters of Petroleum Engineering (courses only)
The University of Houston Petroleum Engineering Program offers a Master of Petroleum Engineering.
We do not recommend students with non engineering degrees to apply for the petroleum engineering masters program. The background necessary from the math, science and engineering academic preparations of the undergraduate engineer are essential. The master's program cuuriculum assumes high competency in those areas and successful students attest to that premise. All program participants not holding a Petroleum Engineering degree will be required to complete the following prerequisite courses.
|PETR 5361||Introduction to Petroleum Engineering|
|PETR 5328||Petroleum Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria|
|PETR 5362||Reservoir Engineering I|
|PETR 5364||Origin and Development of Oil and Gas Reservoirs|
|Prerequisite not counted for graduate credit towards degree|
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering: Twenty-four (24) credit hours of approved courses beyond the introductory level in Petroleum Engineering plus six (6) credit hours dedicated to a Masters Thesis. (Offered on Special Basis and Limited Availability)
Additional credit hours in prerequisite courses are required when the previous degree is not in Petroleum Engineering.
Students may elect whether to complete the Non-thesis Option, requiring 36 credit hours of approved courses beyond the introductory level in Petroleum Engineering, or the Thesis Option, requiring 24 credit hours of approved courses beyond the introductory level in Petroleum Engineering plus 6 credit hours dedicated to the Master Thesis. (Offered on Special Basis and Limited Availability). A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained for graduation.
|PETR 6304||Evaluation of Petroleum Bearing Formations I|
|PETR 6314||Pressure Transient Test|
|PETR 6330||Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing|
|PETR 6368||Well Drilling & Completions I|
|PETR 6372||Petroleum Production Operations|
|Advanced Level Courses|
|PETR 6302||Reservoir Engineering II|
|PETR 6308||Advanced Petroleum Production Operations|
|PETR 6310||Petroleum Production Economics|
|PETR 6312||Evaluation of Petroleum Bearing Formations II|
|PETR 6316||Well Drilling & Completions II|
|PETR 6320||Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes|
|PETR 6324||Theory of Reservoir Modeling|
|PETR 6325||Integrated Reservoir Characterization|
|PETR 6326||Applied Reservoir Simulation|
|PETR 6350||Natural Gas Engineering|
|PETR 6380||Project Management|
|PETR 6387||Drilling & Completion of Complex Well Arch.|
|PETR 6397||Business and Technical Communication*|
|*not counted for graduate credit towards degree|