Oil and Gas Technology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 14.5 k / Year(s)  
201–250 place StudyQA ranking:11157 Duration:24 months

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In today’s society, we are still using plenty of oil and gas, and we need Chemical Engineers to obtain it. Well-known oil reserves are constantly being supplemented by new findings. Not because we discover new oil and gas deposits, but because experts can optimise the production in a way that allows for use of even small or abstruse oil fields. Studying Oil and Gas Technology, you can contribute to this optimisation.

Insight into the offshore sector

During the Oil and Gas programme, you obtain a profound insight into the offshore sector – from production of offshore installations to equipment and service to the extraction of oil and gas. Moreover, you gain insight into the development of new biofuel from biomass. We can create biofuel in the laboratories within minutes, whereas the development of oil and gas has evolved over milions of years. In terms of onshore, you will be part of projects for development of geothermal facilities.

Geology, process technology, and safety are significant aspects in the study programme. You can prepare for an international career as graduates from Aalborg University Esbjerg are needed all over the world.

The aim of the programme is to reach international engineering standards within:

  • Research and development

  • Planning, production and maintenance

  • Exploitation, transportation, and treatment considering economic and environmental aspects as well as health, safety, and working environment.

Some of the key areas of the programme are:

Oil and gas production

  • Production processes

  • Drilling of oil wells

  • Design of production facilities

  • Hook up and commissioning

  • Maintenance

  • Well stimulation


  • Production plant and processes

  • Storage and transportation

Gas treatment

  • Production plant and processes

  • Storage and transportation

The Master's programme in Oil and Gas Technology consists of four semesters providing you with 30 ECTS each.

In support of the theme-related project work, a number of project-related courses are offered each semester. Furthermore, courses of a more general theoretical nature are part of the curriculum.

Semester structure

1st semester

1st semester deals with processes in the oil and gas industry.

  • Oil and Gas Separation - 15 ECTS
  • Fluid Mechanics - 5 ECTS
  • Colloid and Interface Science Colloid and Interface Science - 5 ECTS
  • Thermodynamics, Separation and Instrumentation - 5 ECTS

2nd semester

2nd semester focuses on process modelling and analysis in oil and gas industry.

  • Oil and Gas Production - 15 ECTS
  • Process Simulation - 5 ECTS
  • Water Treatment - 5 ECTS
  • Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Engineering - 5 ECTS

3rd semester

You can choose between the following options which will all provide you with 30 ECTS:

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Evaluation of Petrophysical Parameters of Oil Reservoirs
  • Production, Separation and Piping of Oil and Gas
  • Ceramics, Sol-gel Processes and Photocatalysis
  • Spectroscopy and Data Analysis
  • Study abroad
  • Long Master’s thesis

4th semester

  • Master's Thesis, 30 ECTS
Students are admitted as Degree Students for the entire M.Sc. programme or as guest/exchange students for single semesters.Candidates who wish to register for the M.Sc. programme in Oil & Gas Technology should possess a Bachelor degree or equivalent in any engineering discipline (e.g. chemical -, civil -, electrical -, process -, or mechanical engineering) awarded by a recognised university or institution of higher education.The Study Board will evaluate all students before entering the MSE curriculum. This evaluation includes transfer of credits from previous studies as well as possible needs for additional training.Please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:IELTS (academic test): 6.5TOEFL (paper-based): 550TOEFL (computer-based): 230TOEFL (internet-based): 80Cambridge ESOL: C1Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
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