Minor in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

The minor in petroleum and natural gas engineering is for students interested in the drilling and production of oil and gas. It provides an opportunity for students to understand and appreciate the relationship between petroleum and natural gas demand, production and their environmental impact. Students are exposed to the basic courses in petroleum and natural gas extraction, particularly as they relate to drilling, production and characterization.

A total of 18 credits are required for the minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Prescribed Courses: 9 Credits

  • P N G 405 - Rock and Fluid Properties (3 credits)
  • P N G 410 - Applied Reservoir Engineering (3 credits)
  • P N G 440W - Formation Evaluation (3 credits)

Additional Courses: 9 Credits

Select 9 credits from the following courses:

  • P N G 406 - Rock and Fluid Laboratory (1 credit)
  • P N G 411 - Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (1 credit)
  • P N G 420 - Applied Reservoir Analysis and Secondary Recovery (4 credits)
  • P N G 425 - Principles of Well Testing and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • P N G 430 - Reservoir Modeling (3 credits)
  • P N G 450 - Drilling Design and Production Engineering (3 credits)
  • P N G 451 - Oil Well Drilling Laboratory (1 credit)
  • P N G 475 - Petroleum Engineering Design (3 credits)
  • P N G 480 - Production Process Engineering (3 credits)
  • P N G 482 - Production Engineering Laboratory (1 credit)
  • P N G 489 - Engineering Evaluation of Oil and Gas Properties (3 credits)
  • P N G 496 - Independent Studies (1 credit)