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 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.

Co-Delivered Courses by Partner Industries


UPES’ curriculum framework is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. Along with the core subject, students have the option to choose from subject-focused specialisations. They are also allowed to choose minor/exploratory subject from other schools at UPES that are: School of Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Law, School of Business, School of Health Sciences, School of Design, School of Modern Media, and School of Liberal Studies.

Further, based on the multifaceted needs of the global workplace and evolving lifestyles, the curriculum offers Signature and Life-Skills courses through School for Life. To round off this learning experience, students are required to do mandatory internships in the social sector, government/public sector, and industry. The combinations available for students to pick and choose from are endless, ensuring both depth and width of knowledge.


PSO1 Integrate geological and geophysical data for carrying out prospective mapping of hydrocarbons.
PSO2 Understand, operate and design various types of drilling rigs.
PSO3 Carry out maintenance of reservoirs.
PSO4 Carry out hydrocarbon production from reservoirs.


PEO1 Students will have the competence and technical knowledge to analyze petroleum engineering problems and provide solutions that will meet the requirements of all stakeholders.
PEO2 Students will strive for up-gradation of their knowledge by way of advanced training and educational degrees etc. in a related field.
PEO3 Students will compete aggressively and effectively in the industry to advance their careers so that they will exhibit the highest standard of professional and ethical behaviour.
PEO4 Students will accept higher responsibilities and assume leadership roles in the petroleum industry and allied sectors.
PEO5 Students will contribute to the welfare of society and the environment by taking sound professional and responsible technical decisions.


Minimum 50% Marks in Class X and XII. Minimum 50 % in PCM (Physics/Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class XII

Minimum 10+2 basic qualifications in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry stream. The selection of the eligible candidates is through entrance examinations (JEE or UPESEAT).

UPESEAT / JEE Mains / Board Merit / SAT


Examination Pathway:

Name of Program Name of Test Mode of Test Test Dates Last Date to Apply
B.Tech. UPESEAT Centre Based / Online Test will be conducted as per govt. guidelines 3-5 July, 2022 30 June, 2022


Non - Examination Pathway:

Eligibility Criteria Admission Criteria
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 2022 results)
(3) SAT Cut off - 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

  • The B.Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering UPSTREAM prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows: 

    • Reservoir Engineer 
    • Drilling Engineer 
    • Production Engineer
    • Oil & Gas Consultant 


    Suitable Roles offered in Industries: 

    • Production Engineer 
    • Petroleum Engineer 
    • Drilling Engineer 
    • Research Engineer 
    • Technical Sales Engineer 

    The demand for petroleum engineers, both in the public sector as well as the private sector, is quite high all world over due to the increasing demand for hydrocarbons as a fuel source. Petroleum engineers get a wonderful chance to work with some of the biggest companies namely Reliance Industries Ltd., Exon Mobil, British Petroleum, ONGC, Schlumberger, Shell, OIL, Gas Authority of India Ltd., Oil India Limited, Halliburton Services, Essar Oil, etc. An entry-level engineer can be employed for a packaging range of INR 5 lacs- INR 27 lacs. 

    Another promising area is the IT and consulting companies such as Accenture, Wipro, Infosys, Enverus and TCS with one of their verticals focused on Oil & Gas. The remuneration is quite high in core technical jobs, especially with big companies. High oil prices will always be a determining factor for job opportunities in this sector.  

    Therefore, various career opportunities are present for Petroleum Engineers in different roles including Public and Private sectors i.e. 


    Public Sector Companies 

    • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC),  
    • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL),  
    • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL),  
    • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) 
    • Oil India Limited (OIL) 
    • MRPL 
    • Petronet LNG 

    Private Sector Companies 

    • Schlumberger 
    • Vedanta 
    • Baker Hughes 
    • Exxon Mobil 
    • Shell  
    • Halliburton 
    • British Petroleum 
    • HLS Asia 
    • Weather ford 
    • Reliance Industries Ltd. 
    • Reliance Energy 
    • Oceaneering 
    • Essar Oil 
    • Infosys 
    • Accenture 
    • Cognizant 
    • Wipro 
    • Wipro Energy 
    • TCS 
    • Tech Mahindra 
    • Cyber-Tech 
    • Global Data 
    • MECL 
    • L & T Tech 
    • Tech Mahindra 
    • Focus Energy
    • Adani 
    • Enverus. 



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: 

  • Field Work & Industrial Visit. 
  • Design and Review individual Course Plans at the beginning of the session 
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring 
  • Real-world/Project-based assignments 
  • Quality Laboratory Experience
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner 
  • Slow Learners Support 
  • ICT enabled Classroom (Wi-Fi, 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). 
  • FDP/Industry Attachment Program for Faculty members (Abhigyat) 
  • The state of the art facility in the department includes, Drilling fluid & Cementation lab, Reservoir & Production engineering lab, Fluid mechanics lab and a High computational lab (equipped with the latest Software viz., Landmark, Petrel RE, Eclipse and CMG etc.)  

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