Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 10

The Students enrolling in this specialisation acquire proper training in petroleum engineering with a primary focus on exploration and production of oil and gas. Students gain a thorough knowledge of all major technical aspects in relation to the entire hydrocarbon value-chain and the strategic techno-commercial issues. The program offers the following three specializations:

    • Reservoir   Engineering
    • Drilling      Engineering
    • Production Engineering


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.


Personal Interview
Minimum 60% marks at Higher and Senior Secondary level (10th and 12th). 2. B. Tech/ BE in Petroleum/ Geo Science/ Gas Engineering/Petrochemical Refining/Petrochemical Engineering/ Mechanical/ Chemical or M.Sc. in Geology with minimum 60% marks. Or equivalent. 
PEO1 Graduates will develop a sound mathematical and scientific foundation to provide Engineering solutions in Gas Production, Processing, and Distribution areas.
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
PEO6 To become a successful Petroleum Engineering professional with deep knowledge of the professional subjects.
PEO7 To integrate, assimilate and analyze the field data for formulating a sound strategy.
PEO8 To inculcate the ability to engage in research and life-long learning and think originally and come out with new technology for efficient drilling and enhancing production through innovative environment friendly methods at optimum cost.
PEO9 To demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct, positive attitude and social responsibilities.
PSO1 Design and analysis of   well   planning   and procedures for drilling and completing wells.
PSO2 Application of reservoir engineering principles and practices for  optimizing   hydrocarbon recovery.
PsO3 Decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty
The M.Tech. Petroleum Engineering prepares the students to be suitable for various roles in the industry as follows

  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Research Associates
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Process Engineer

Suitable Roles offered in Industries:

  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Research Associates
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Process 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.



Course Credits
Petroleum Geology 3
Reservoir Engineering 3
Drilling Engineering 3
Production Engineering 3
Formation Evaluation and well logging 3
Python Programming in Petroleum data exploration 2
Python programming Lab 1
Program Elective I 3
Total 21





Course Credits
Advanced Reservoir Engineering 3
Advanced Drilling Engineering 3
Advanced Production Engineering 3
Offshore Operations 3
Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques 3
Well Intervention and Stimulation Techniques 3
Data Analytics in Upstream 2
Data Analytics in Upstream Lab 1
Program Elective II 3
Total 24





Course Credits
Dissertation I 3
Comprehensive Viva 3
Seminar  3
Term Paper 3
Total 12





Course Credits
Dissertation II 15
Total 15



Program Elective


Program Elective I
  Course Credits
1 Coal Bed Methane, Gas Hydrates & Shale Tech 3
2 HSE Challenges in Petroleum Operations 3
3 Economics & Risk Management in  Oil & Gas Industry 3


Program Elective II - Specialization in Drilling Engineering
  Course Credits
1 GeoMechanics and Drilling Hydraulics 3


Program Elective II - Specialization in Reservoir Engineering
  Course Credits
1 Petroleum Reservoir Modelling & Simulation 3


Program Elective II - Specialization in Production Engineering
  Course Credits
1 Well Testing 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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