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WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is suitable for those who hold an Honours degree in Engineering or related discipline

at level 2:2 or above and typically have at least two years relevant industrial experience. However those with other qualications but with considerable appropriate relevant industrial experience may be considered. Students from Nigeria should have a 2:1 or above in Engineering or a related discipline. This course is aimed at practising oileld engineers and managers who already have at least two years oil and gas industry experience.

STUDY OPTIONS Blended Model (on-campus lectures & distance learning) START DATE January 2014 September 2014 COURSE DURATION
Full-time 1 year



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MSc Petroleum Production Engineering

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The course is delivered by Robert Gordon University in partnership with Global College Malta. Students will be taught by lecturers from Robert Gordon University at the premises of Global College Malta located in SmartCity Malta. The blended model of tuition is based on a combination of on-campus lectures delivered by RGU staff at GCM and distance learning. The course has been developed and is supported by experienced industry professionals, with reference to authentic industry application software, current technical standards, leading-edge engineering practices and is fully accredited by the Energy Institute (EI). This course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to select equipment, optimise the design and performance of production facilities and manage eld and well production operations. You will also cover wells and related production facilities, whether on land, offshore or subsea. In addition to the more technical aspects of the course you will also gain valuable management skills for working in a multidisciplinary team on complex projects such as eld developments, eld enhancement projects and well rehabilitations. HOW YOU WILL LEARN Those studying on this blended model course will be taught via a combination of guest speakers, tutorials, discussion and online tutorial via our virtual learning environment.

The blended model course uses the same material and content as the full-time oncampus course and is delivered by the same subject specialists, to the same learning outcomes. Individual Project In order to complete the full MSc you will submit an individual engineering research project with an industry focus. This is designed to allow you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained through the course along with integrating and implementing research methods, whilst being of practical relevance. BENEFITS TO YOU This course is fully accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) which ensures the course content is to the highest industry standards providing you with key recognition. This course will also count towards the academic requirements of the EI allowing you to work towards your chartered status. The course will facilitate your progression to a career as an engineer or manager, providing you with the tools and techniques required to manage and operate elds and wells effectively after they are drilled. As part of Robert Gordon University we also have an outstanding employment rate for our postgraduate students at 96%* and have been named Best UK University for Employment**.

BENEFITS FOR YOUR ORGANISATION Those studying on this course will be able to bring new and cross-networked knowledge to the organisation, developing processes and procedures which add real value to the workplace. Employees will be able to take the theory and immediately put it into practice demonstrating the relevance of the material being taught. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Previous graduates generally work as fully qualied petroleum engineers and managers in the upstream oil and gas industry, specialising in the production discipline. YOU WILL LEARN TO: Develop a critical awareness of current industry challenges and available techniques for addressing these Deal with complex issues and incomplete data, both systematically and creatively Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems Show initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making skills Provide clear communication of project conclusions to both specialist and nonspecialist audiences

COURSE CONTENT: Subsurface Wells Facilities Business Essentials Production System Modelling Production Operations Well Completions and Subsea Systems Petroleum Economics and Asset Management Individual Project Report

*HESA 2010/11 **HESA 2012

This course gave me an indepth understanding of an area I previously had very little experience of. The earlier modules provided a good grounding in the well life cycle and production facilities. I particularly enjoyed the more specialised modules later in the course and the MSc Project which provided the opportunity to be tutored by experts who are actively engaged in the upstream oil and gas sector.
Ian Cowe