The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering option is concerned with subsurface energy production and storage using the most environmentally conscious and effective methodologies.
Examples of the current research areas that our faculty are engaged in include enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, development of unconventional reservoirs, geomechanics of subsurface reservoirs, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, enhanced reservoir stimulation, unconventional drilling, well completion, fluid transmission lines, geo-storage of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, geothermal energy production, wastewater disposal, and environmental remediation of soil, groundwater, and other geologic media.
- PNG 501: Flow in Porous Media
- PNG 502: Coupled Flow and Deformation in Porous Media
- PNG 512: Numerical Reservoir Simulation
- PNG 518: Design of Miscible Recovery Projects
- PNG 520: Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon Fluids
- PNG 526: Well Stimulation
- PNG 530: Natural Gas Engineering
- PNG 555: Unconventional Resources Analysis
- PNG 566: Reservoir Characterization
- PNG 577: Production and Completions Engineering
- PNG 597: Special Topics
In addition to the EME Core Courses, the PNGE option requires a minimum of 12 credits from the above list. Only PNG 597 may be used here. However, no PNG 596 (Individual Studies) credits may be used within this 12-credit option course count.