B.Tech/BE Petroleum Engineering

The B.Tech/BE Petroleum Engineering is a 4-years undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters.  The course involves designing and developing methods to extract oil and gas deposit below the earth’s surface. The course learns the innovative process of extraction such as mining, drilling etc. The course also teaches the students about petroleum geology and geophysics which focus on the provision of a static description of the hydrocarbon reservoir rock. The course also trains the students on the estimation of the recoverable volume of this resource with a detailed understanding of the physical behaviour of oil, water and gas within the porous rock at very high pressure.

The students with the B.Tech Petroleum Engineeringspecialisations will be studying the following topics during their course duration

Engineering Mathematics Engineering Physics
Engineering Mechanics Basic Electrical Engineering
Introduction to Computing Engineering Drawing
Engineering Chemistry Engineering Thermodynamics
Basic Electronics Engineering Introduction to Data Structure and Algorithms
Mechanical Engineering Geology for Petroleum Engineers
Drilling Fluids and Cement Drilling Technology
Petroleum Production Operations Elements of Reservoir
Surveying Theory Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
Sedimentary & Petroleum Geology Directional Drilling
Petroleum Formulation Evaluation Advanced Numerical Methods
Oil & Gas Well Testing Offshore Drilling and petroleum Production Practice
Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry Industrial Engineering and Management
Petroleum Engineering Design Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
Reservoir Modelling and Simulation Pipeline Engineering
Petroleum Exploration-Geophysical Oil & Gas Marketing and Resources Management
Transportation and Marketing of Petroleum and Petroleum Products Well Performance and Intervention
Drilling System Design Oil and Gas Processing System Design
Coal Bed Methane- Gas Hydrates & Share Gas Oil Advanced Offshore Engineering
Deep Sea production System  

Salary Package

The fresh B.Tech Petroleum Engineering students will usually start their careers with a salary package of around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The pay scales increase according to their experience.The salaries also depends upon the skills and academic performance of the students.

Job Roles

Some of the job roles available for B.Tech Petroleum Engineering

  • Drilling Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Chief Petroleum Engineer

Top Colleges offering B.Tech Petroleum Engineering course are:

  • Presidency University