Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 50*

*Total Seats in B.Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering (Upstream)

The B. Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering Upstream Spl in Specialization in E&P Data Management.

In the upstream oil and gas industry, digital transformation is changing how business is performed. Digital transformation of E&P proprietary data could save the industry as much as $1 billion each year while boosting production up to 8 percent. E&P data stored in warehouses on various old media technologies cannot be accessed on today’s platforms, and that signifying missed opportunities. Oil and gas organizations possess a wealth of subsurface information. Optimal use of E&P data differentiates production plateaus from fresh income-generating insights using historical data. Companies can forego around nearly 8 billion dollars a year in non-productive time as their geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and data managers spend up to 70 percent of  time filtering mountains of well (onshore and offshore) cores, logscans, and subsurface seismic data in many current and defunct software applications and databases.
Storage, management and organization of giant volumes of hard-copy proprietary records and media archives, and locating and accessing the specific data required for analysis, interpretation and processing, is unwieldy and challenging. This inefficiency renders only 1% of the existing data of any value.

Digitizing and transforming these valuable data into safe cloud-based data, puts priceless E&P information at the geoscientist’s and data manager’s disposal. It is stored privately and securely in the cloud. Digitized geoscience data, when combined with data analytics can be instantly read, interpreted, indexed, manipulated, verified and accessed with smart-tools incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning. Therefore, legacy data can be mined to discover useful patterns for prompt and wise decisions.

Co-Delivered Courses by Partner Industries


The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.


PSO1 To learn various hydrocarbon exploration methods, hydrocarbon source and cap rock characterization techniques, field surveying and mapping the surface and sub-surface features to help finalize a pilot plan for exploration drilling.
PSO2 To learn various types of drilling rigs and its components such as power systems, fluid circulation systems, well control systems, well monitoring systems, rotary systems, hoisting, drill string assemblies, cementation, directional drilling, and the economics for finalizing a drilling plan.
PSO3 To learn various reservoir-well completions, methods of lifting hydrocarbon and other wellbore fluids to the surface by reservoir energy and/or artificial means, maintain efficient well production, stimulate reservoir, and design surface facilities required for oil and gas separation and preliminary processing and transportation.
PSO4 To characterize and model conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs to estimate both the reserves and the production potential under natural and improved recovery methods for optimum development of a field
PEO1 Graduates will develop a sound mathematical and scientific foundation to provide Engineering solutions in petroleum exploitation.
PEO2 Graduates will have successful careers in leading Oil and Gas industries.
PEO3 Graduates will interact with leading researchers and academicians of Oil and Gas areas, to participate in lifelong learning and R&D
PEO4 Graduates will acquire lateral thinking and leadership skills to become industry leaders.
PEO5 Graduates will contribute to the welfare of the society /environment by taking professionally responsible decisions
Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII
Through Board Marks & JEE Scores


Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)


Valid JEE Score with 50% marks  with Minimum 50% marks at Higher& Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 50% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) at Senior Secondary level (12th class)



Last date to apply: 7 Oct. 2021


The B. Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering Upstream Spl in Specialization in E&P Data Management prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows

  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Upstream Data Analyst
  • Upstream Data Process Engineer

Suitable Roles offered in Industries:

  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Upstream Data Analyst
  • Upstream Data Process Engineer
  • Technical Sales Engineer

The curricula for the program have been framed in consultation with industry, academia, alumni and parents to make the students industry ready on graduation.



Category Course Credits
Life Skills Life Skills 1 2
Life Skills Life Skills 2 2
Major Mathematics I 4
Major Physics I 4
Major Object Oriented Programming 3
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering 3
Major Object Oriented Programming Lab 1
Major Basic Electrical and Electronics Engg Lab 1
Major Physics I Lab 1
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 1 3
Life Skills Life Skills 3 2
Major Chemistry I 4
Major Mathematics II 4
Major Workshop Practices 2
Major Engineering Graphics 2
Major Chemistry I Lab 1
  Total 18





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 1 3
Life Skill Life Skill 4 2
Major Thermodynamics and Phase Behavior 2
Major Geological and Geophysical methods of Exploration 3
Major Introduction to Petroleum Operations 2
Major Introduction to Geology 3
Major Mechanics of Drilling Engineering 3
Major Geology Lab 1
Life Skill Social Internship 0
  Total 19





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 2 3
Life Skills Life Skills 5 2
Major Drilling Engineering and well construction 3
Major Transport Phenomena in Geosystems 3
Major Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology 3
Major Fluid Mechanics in Petroleum Engineering 3
Major Fluid Mechanics Lab 1
Major  Python Programming 1
   Python Lab  1
  Total 20





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 3 3
Life Skills Life Skills 6 2
Exploratory Exploratory 2 3
Major Reservoir Engineering I 4
Major Production Engineering and well completion 4
Major Reservoir surveillance and management 3
Major Drilling Fluid and Cementation Lab 1
Major Specialization Course I 3
Major Project 1 2
  Total 25





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 4 3
Exploratory Exploratory 3 3
Major Advanced Production Engineering 4
Major Well Testing and Well Stimulation 3
Major Reservoir Engineering II 4
Major Artificial Lift Technology 3
Major Industrial Visit 0
Major Formation Evaluation and Well Logging 3
Major Specialization Course II 3
  Total 26





Category Course Credits
Signature Course Signature 5 3
Exploratory Exploratory 4 3
Major Reservoir Modelling and Simulation 3
Major Offshore drilling and Production Operations 3
Major Geo Mechanics 3
Major Industrial Internship​ 0
Major Project 2​ 3
Major Specialization Course III 3
  Total 21





Category Course Credits
Exploratory Exploratory 5 3
Signature Course Signature 6 3
Major Project 3 6
Major Specialization Course IV 3
  Total 15





Course Credits
Introduction to E&P Data Management 3
Computational Methods in Petroleum Engineering 3
Petroleum Data Analytics and Management 3
Artificial Intelligence in Petroleum Industry 3


We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience:

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session
  • Course Completion Report (CCR)
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring
  • Real world/Project based assignments
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner
  • Slow Learners Support
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector)
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Industry led Courses.
  • Certification Courses
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification
  • NPTEL lectures
  • Prototype development
  • Use of Virtual labs
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International).
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International).
  • Semester Exchange Program.
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat)

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