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 Digital oilfield training is the panacea for intricacies of today’s oilfield business. There is scarcity of digitally trained workforce in E & P sector, which is major roadblock in the adoption of digitalization in the oil and gas industry.

Keeping this in mind, UPES offers digital oil field specialization to B Tech students of petroleum engineering. Digital oilfield concept blends business process management with digital technologies for workflow automation, productivity maximization, and cost reduction, resulting in O&G operation risk minimization.

A thorough implementation of digital oilfield can aid E&P as well as service companies enhance operational efficiency, production optimization, data integration, teamwork, and workflow automation. Furthermore, productivity gains can be achieved through enriched understanding of the subsurface, long-distance monitoring of drilling and completion operations, and logistics optimization.


Admissions Closed for 2021

Co-Delivered Courses by Partner Industries

Academic Framework

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Graduates will develop a sound mathematical and scientific foundation to provide Engineering solutions in petroleum exploitation.


Graduates will have successful careers in leading Oil and Gas industries.


Graduates will interact with leading researchers and academicians of Oil and Gas areas, to participate in lifelong learning and R&D


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)



Admissions Closed for 2021

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

Suitable Roles offered in Industries:

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



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 Digital Oilfields 3
Big Data and Analytics for Upstream 3
AI ML for Oilfields 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
  • Industrial Visits
  • 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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