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Faculty of Engineering & Technology



Faculty of Engineering & Technology

 

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning

 

This program introduces the concepts of reservoir and drilling engineering design and their applications to petroleum and natural gas projects. It helps identifying and formulating problems in reservoir engineering and petroleum and natural gas extraction while providing practical solutions. This program prepares students to assume responsibility in the technical and managerial areas within the oil and gas industry.

 

Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

The Petroleum Industry
Rock & Fluid Properties
Oil & Gas Properties
Petroleum & Gas Production
Transport & Fluid Mechanics
Natural & Synthetic Fossil Fuels
Reservoir Engineering
Well Evaluation & Completions
Environmental Risks
Geotechnical Engineering
Petroleum Refinery
Process Improvement Management
Petroleum & Gas Extraction
Drilling Optimization
Oil Recovery Techniques
Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
Petroleum Industry Management

 

 

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning = 51 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning = 51 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning = 51 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning = 51 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
This course is suitable for company training. More info...

 

The Petroleum Industry
Petroleum industry is classified into four broad sectors: exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; transport; refining; and marketing and distribution.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Rock & Fluid Properties
This course examines reservoir rock and fluid properties, flow behavior in reservoir rocks, behavior of gas in underground storage caverns, and their interrelation.
Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali

Oil & Gas Properties
This course examines oil and gas properties, their physical and chemical characteristics as well as their behavior and interrelation.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Petroleum & Gas Production
This course presents fluid transfer operations of the earth; production of petroleum, natural gas, and water; and storage of natural gas. It explores the current problems related to technological and economic aspects of the petroleum industry and engineering.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Transport & Fluid Mechanics
This course studies continuity, momentum, energy equations, laminar and turbulent flow in pipes, rheology, flow in porous media, filtration, and fluidization. It provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transport; with development of equations of change and application of microscopic and macroscopic balances to a variety of chemical engineering problems.
Academic Supervisor : Ranvir Aggarwal

Natural & Synthetic Fossil Fuels
This course studies the reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas. It deals with petroleum processing and refining; coal, oil shale, and tar sand; and gasification and liquefaction of coal. It explores the methods used to evaluate the natural and synthetic properties of oil and gas.
Academic Supervisor : Ranvir Aggarwal

Reservoir Engineering
This course deals with the analysis and prediction of reservoir performance by using material balance and steady and non-steady state flow equations. It applies the principles of reservoir analysis to the determination of reservoir behavior.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Well Evaluation & Completions
This course studies the mathematical basis for pressure analysis, theory, and practice of pressure testing techniques. It explores methods used to complete and perforate cased wells, in addition to stimulation methods, hydraulic fracturing, and acidizing.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Environmental Risks
This course examines and compares different types of environmental risks and hazards from natural disasters (tornados, earthquakes, and meteorite impacts) to acute and chronic health effects caused by exposure to radiation and toxic substances. It emphasizes the principles controlling the hazardous phenomena and develops methods for making reasoned assessments of the threats impact to health and wealth.
Academic Supervisor : Vicente Enrique Martín Olmos

Geotechnical Engineering
This course explains the characteristics of geological materials; soil and rock classifications; physical, mechanical, and hydraulic properties; stress principles; soil and rock improvement; seepage, consolidation; stress distribution; and settlement analysis. It discusses shear strength, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability, and underground construction. It examines the design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, tunnels, and other earth and rock structures.
Academic Supervisor : Miguel Ángel Fernández Sánchez

Petroleum Refinery
This course presents the modern and integrated petroleum refinery. Each oil refining process is explained, covering operating description and conditions, catalyst selection, product yields, and the relationship between process parameters, unit performance, and product output and properties.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Process Improvement Management
This course focuses on the technical and teaming skills necessary to achieve quality-processes. Topics include: understanding quality, the improvement cycle, quality tools, eliminating complexity from work, and implementing quality in processes, activities, and organizations. It also covers statistical process control and methods employed in the assurance of product conformance to quality specifications. It provides an analytical approach to solving problems in quality engineering process design and costs.
Academic Supervisor : Earle Taylor

Petroleum & Gas Extraction
This course presents the design and implementation of the systems used in the extraction of oil and gas. It considers the numerical simulation of petroleum reservoir processes by the use of models, scaling criteria, and network flow.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Drilling Optimization
This course explores the procedures for optimizing fluid properties, hydraulics, bit weight, and selection. It covers additional topics of balanced drilling conditions are stressed; design of continuous and intermittent gas lift systems, multiphase flow, and inflow well performance; design and analysis of oil-field drilling operations and equipment; well-control procedures; and measurement of drilling fluid properties.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Oil Recovery Techniques
This course examines advanced oil recovery techniques including water flooding, in-situ combustion, steam injection, hot-water injection, and miscible-phase displacement. It also studies the formulation and analytical solution of the problems of steady state fluid flow and the transient fluid flow in porous media.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering
This course explores petroleum engineering project design, including reservoir and drilling, and the identification, formulation, and solution of advanced problems in reservoir engineering, e.g., cross-flow problems, dual porosity problems, etc. It also evaluates surface production processes, fluid separation, storage, measurement, treating, custody transfer, transmission, disposal, corrosion, and other operations.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

Petroleum Industry Management
This course strikes a balance between the technical, environmental, economic, and social aspects of managing the different sectors in the petroleum industry. It provides a road map for managing any type of project related to the oil and gas production and market.
Academic Supervisor : Luis Fontanet Sallan

 

Admission - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AAEE - Australasian Association for Engineering Education

AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists

ABPIP - Associação Brasileira dos Produtores Independentes de Petróleo e Gás

ACIEP - Asociación Española de Compañías de Investigación, Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos

ACP - Association des Consultants Pétroliers

AFPM - American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufactures

AGA - American Gas Association

AGGEP - Asociación de Geólogos y Geofísicos Españoles del Petróleo

AIMMPE - American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers

APICOM - Association of Petroleum Industry Cooperative Managers

APLA - Asociación Petroquímica y Química Latinoamericana

ARPEL - Asociación Regional de Empresas de Petróleo y Gas Natural en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education

AXPC - American Exploration & Production Council

ECEEE - European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

EIA - U.S. Energy Information Administration

ENGC - Engineering Council (UK)

EP - Euro Petrole

FEBRAE - Federação Brasileira de Associações de Engenheiros

IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors

IAENG - International Association of Engineers

IESF - Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France

IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology

IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies

IOGP - International Association of Oil and Gas Producers

IPAA - Independent Petroleum Association of America

IPIECA - Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues

LACCEI - Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions

NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers

PPDM - Professional Petroleum Data Management Association

PS - PetroStrategies

SEFI - Societé Européene pour la Formation des Enginieurs

SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists

SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 

SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers

SPEE - Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers

SPWLA - Society of Professional Well Log Analysts

SWE - Society of Women Engineers

UFIP - Union Française des Industries Pétrolières

USOGA - US Oil & Gas Association

WFEO - World Federation of Engineering Organizations

 

 

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