Petroleum Engineering

University of Stavanger

24 months
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MSc in Petroleum Engineering at University of Stavanger is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry and explores challenges currently being faced by practicing petroleum engineers.


MSc in Petroleum Engineering at University of Stavanger is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education. Numerous events, conferences, and company presentations are organised in the city and at the university throughout the year, which allows the students to build a network within the industry.

The programme provides an excellent basis for PhD studies for those who wish to pursue a career in education or research.

Specializations offered within this study programme is Drilling and Well Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, and Production and Process Engineering.


Successful candidates from this programme will be able to design and plan different types of wells and well operations, and to analyze and solve different well problems. In addition, individuals will be able to formulate strategies and have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology within the oil industry.

The programme, which has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry, qualifies for a broad range of positions within drilling and production, both operators and service companies. The programme qualifies the candidate for other industry positions where drilling is performed, such as mining, underground water and geothermal applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • PVT of Petroleum Reservoirs and Fluids
  • Directional Drilling and Flowing Well Engineering
  • Computational Reservoir and Well Modeling
  •  Modern Well Design
  •  Automated Drilling and Modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Norwegian citizens and applicants residing in Norway with advanced Norwegian language, without a bachelor's degree from the Nordic countries (Deadline 1 March)
  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree from the Nordic countries(Deadline 15 April)




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

International applicants can apply for the following spesialisations within this programme:

  • Drilling and Well Engineering
  • Natural Gas Engineering (Production and process engineering from 2020)
  • Reservoir Engineering

A specialisation may be cancelled if there is a lack of qualified applicants.

In order to be eligible for these specialisations, a Bachelor's degree in the following disciplines is required:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geosciences with at least 20 ECTS credits in petroleum engineering courses

Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering must document that they have taken petroleum engineering courses. These courses include, but are not limited to: geology, geosciences, drilling, reservoir technology, oil and gas production, well logging, drill and well fluids, thermo- and fluid dynamics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740  per semester. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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