Duration of Program 4 years (8 Semesters)


Seats 50*

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

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.


  • Refining engineer
  • Petrochemical engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Process design engineer
  • Shift engineer
  • Chemical equipment engineer
  • Consultant (pollution control, finance, audit, waste management, etc)
Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry
and Mathematics) in Class XII

Examination Pathway:

UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPES-EAT) 

Name of Test Mode of Test Date of Test Test Timings Last Date to Apply
UPES-EAT Online 17-18 July 2021 As per opted Slot  14 July 2021


Non-Examination Pathway:

JEE Main, SAT & Board Merit

(1) 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).


(2) JEE Main cut-off Rank to be announced (on UPES website) after the declaration of JEE Main 2021 results)


(3) SAT Cut off of 50 percentiles and above


(4). Minimum 80% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary Level and Minimum 80% aggregate in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Math’s) at Senior Secondary Level

Through Merit Rank / Cut-off Score


# Upto 20% seats shall be filled through Non-Exam category (10% through JEE Mains and 10% through Board Merit). In case of seats following vacant in this category; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further CBT / Pen Paper / Online test for admission



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


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