donor3

 

e-chug
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

  • Distinguished Professor: Anderson
  • Professors: Lee, Teufel Langdon Taylor Endowed Chair
  • Associate Professors: Bretz, Chen (Chair of the Department), Engler, Weinkauf
  • Adjunct Faculty: Balch, Buckley, Grigg, Huang, Kelly, Martin, Lorenz, Parkinson, Plisga, Ruan, Seright, Taber, Warpinski

Petroleum and natural gas engineering is a broad-based discipline primarily concerned with the development, exploration, and conservation of oil and gas resources. Petroleum and natural gas engineers plan and supervise drilling and well-completion programs, design and select drilling and production equipment, optimize the production of oil and natural gas, estimate reserves, and manage oil and gas properties.

The oil and gas industry is a progressive and highly technical business, which offers opportunities to young engineers, both in the United States and abroad. A petroleum and natural gas engineering graduate may obtain a responsible position with an oil company, establish a consulting business, or become an independent oil producer.

The Petroleum Engineering program offers two options for a Master of Science Degree—with thesis or independent study—and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. All graduate students are required to register for and attend the Graduate Seminar (PETR 570) each semester it is offered. Exceptions may be made only with approval of the student’s advisor and the department chair.

Students without a B.S. in petroleum engineering will be required to undertake a course of study to prepare them as petroleum engineers. Further details of the departmental requirements can be found at www.nmt.edu/~petro.

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Thesis Option

The master’s program requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis. The courses are designed to advance the student’s knowledge in topics of petroleum engineering. The research thesis provides a means to do independent and analytical thinking on a specific subject. The student’s course of study must be approved by the student’s advisory committee and the department chair and must fulfill the general requirements for the master’s degree.

Independent Study Option

Candidates for the non-thesis Master of Science option must complete a total of 36 credit hours, of which a minimum of three (3) credit hours must be independent study (PETR 590). At least 18 of the credit hours must be from graduate-level Petroleum Engineering courses, excluding PETR 581 and 590. The student’s course of study must be approved by the student’s advisory committee and must fulfill the general graduate requirements for the master’s degree without thesis. The final outcome of the independent study is to submit a formal paper followed by an oral presentation to the advisory committee.

Tech Hosts Workshop On Induced Earthquakes

Tech Hosts Workshop On Induced Earthquakes

SOCORRO, NM. April 17, 2014 – New Mexico Tech is hosting a first-of-its-kind workshop that will address the relationship between petroleum drilling and earthquakes, or “induced seismicity.” The event...

Regents: Tuition Increasing 5 Percent; Wages by 3 Percent

Regents: Tuition Increasing 5 Percent; Wages by 3 Percent

SOCORRO, N.M. April 17, 2014 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents heard about fundraising efforts, a tuition increase, new funding opportunities for the Magdalena Ridge Observatory and approved the ...

Tech Pygmies Fall in Championship Rugby Match

Tech Pygmies Fall in Championship Rugby Match

SOCORRO, N.M. April 8, 2014 – The University of New Mexico captured the Rio Grande Rugby Football Union 2013-2014 collegiate championship on a blustery Saturday with a 19-5 victory over New Mexico Tec...

Global Village Day, International Potluck

Global Village Day, International Potluck

SOCORRO, N.M. April 8, 2014 – The annual Global Village Day will feature international students, fine dining and dance and music performances on Thursday, April 10. The day’s events start with displa...

Three Engineering Students Win Technical Writing Contest

Three Engineering Students Win Technical Writing Contest

SOCORRO, N.M. April 7, 2014 – Three Mechanical Engineering students – Corey Smith, Kevin Hill, and Colton Fascitelli – were selected as winners in an international contest called The Briefing Tech Wri...

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2011 JoomlaWorks Ltd.