Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (Unconventional Resources)

The Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (Unconventional Resources) is designed for those with degrees in Petroleum Engineering and related fields who wish to develop expertise in modern tools and technologies to characterize reservoirs and to exploit unconventional resources.

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

All Courses Required – 12 units total.

PTE 502 | Advanced Reservoir Characterization
PTE 503 | Technology of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Development
PTE 504 | Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers
PTE 572 | Geostatistics (or PTE 591)
PTE 591 | Petroleum Geochemmistry (or PTE 572)

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