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Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering


The Department of Petroleum Engineering offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy. The MS program was started in 1982 and the PhD program in 1985, and both programs feature multinational student enrollment. The Programs are designed to broaden the student's knowledge in all areas of Petroleum Engineering and to strengthen and deepen the student's understanding in one or more areas of specialty. Particular emphasis is placed on developing the student's research skills and on achieving professional competence in the areas of specialization. The current areas of research and study include Drilling Engineering, Formation Evaluation, Production Engineering, and Reservoir Engineering.

The Department has modern and well-equipped laboratories for teaching and advanced research among which are Drilling Fluid Flow Loop Lab, Drilling Fluid Lab, Quantitative Analysis Lab, Stimulation and Formation Damage Lab, Core Preparation Lab, Rock Mechanics Lab, Enhanced Oil Recovery Lab, Fluid Properties Lab, Rock Properties Lab, Oil Well Cementing Lab, Production Lab, Thin Section Lab, Drilling Simulation Lab, and Well Logging Lab.

Program Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to the department must satisfy the general admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies. In particular, applicants must hold a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering equivalent to KFUPM current program, when applying for a Master’s degree. Applicants with a degree in other engineering or closely related engineering sciences will, upon admission, be required to take deficiency courses with no graduate credit.