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Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering

Program Goals

The Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University has developed a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program focused towards the industry audience. The approached used provides a core body of knowledge of advanced topics in petroleum engineering. Students should be prepared for leadership positions in drilling, reservoir, production engineering and formation evaluation.petroleum engineering image

Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to perform advanced-level tasks in drilling, production, and reservoir engineering. For example, horizontal and multilateral drilling techniques, advanced analysis of production and well test data, prediction of long-term reservoir performance, and advanced tasks in Formation Evaluation (analysis/correlation of well log/petrophysical data)--including geostatistics, non-parametric optimization, etc.

Program Description

The M.Eng. program requires coursework in drilling, production, and reservoir engineering as means of providing depth and breadth in these skills. The M.Eng. is a working degree, one that complements the petroleum engineer's work requirements. However, it also provides challenges that yield a significant growth in technical skills.

Required Courses
PETE 661 Drilling Engineering
PETE 662 Petroleum Production Systems
PETE 663 Formation Evaluation and Analysis of Reservoir Performance
PETE 664 Petroleum Economics and Reservoir Management
PETE 665 Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
PETE 603 Advanced Reservoir Engineering I
PETE 692 Professional Study

Suggested Additional Courses
PETE 608 Well Logging Methods
PETE 611 Applications of Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
PETE 617 Petroleum Reservoir Management
PETE 630 Geostatistics
PETE 689 Special Topics in Geosciences Applications for Petroleum Engineering

Possible Alternative Courses
PETE 602 Well Stimulation
PETE 605 Phase Behavior of Petroleum Fluids
PETE 609 Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes
PETE 616 Engineering Near-Critical Reservoirs
PETE 618 Modern Petroleum Production
PETE 620 Fluid Flow in Petroleum Reservoirs
PETE 648 Pressure-Transient Testing

TOTAL -- 36 hours or 12 courses

Project Report

In addition to coursework, the student is also required to complete a topical report on a particular aspect of a process, technique, or study. This report is supervised by an advisory committee and chair.

Target Audience

The ideal candidate for the Master of Engineering program was either educated (BS degree) as a petroleum engineer or has an engineering education (BS degree) and has worked as a petroleum engineer.

Other students who have degrees in other fields that include advanced mathematics, geosciences, or energy-industry-related study. A strong basis in mathematics is critical to success in the degree.

For Information about the distance learning M.Eng. in Petroleum Engineering, visit The Department of Petroleum Engineering, or contact:

Darla-Jean Weatherford
Phone: (979) 845-2205

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