M.Sc. On Campus

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, Production and Process Engineering, and Reservoir 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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Exact application periods:

- Nordic counties: 1st February - 15th April

- Non-EU: 10th December - 10th January

- EU: 1st February - 1st March


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible for this study programme, 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.

All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

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

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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