Graduate Certificate in Smart Oilfield Technologies


USC Viterbi School of Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Smart Oilfield Technologies is designed for practicing engineers and scientists who enter petroleum engineering related fields and/or who wish to obtain training in specific oilfield technologies related to digital oilfields. Students who begin the certificate as Limited must apply and be admitted to the program prior to enrolling in their fourth 3-unit course. A special Graduate Certificate is issued upon completion of the coursework.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of Green Technology, Oil Industry, Transportation, Mining, Storage, Drilling, and Consulting Firms.

Courses of Interest – Across all Petroleum Engineering graduate degree programs*

PTE 586 | Intelligent and Collaborative Oilfield Systems Characterization and Management
PTE 587 | Smart Completions, Oilfield Sensors and Sensor Technology
PTE 588 | Smart Oilfield Data Mining
PTE 589 | Advanced Oilfield Operations with Remote Immersive Visualization and Control

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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