The Graduate School at The Petroleum Institute

Introduction

The Petroleum Institute's Graduate School

Welcome to the Graduate School at The Petroleum Institute

The Petroleum Institute (PI) was created in 2001 with the goal of establishing itself as a world-class institution in engineering education and research in areas of significance to the oil and gas and the broader energy industries. The PI’s sponsors and partners include Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and four major international oil companies, such as BP, JODCO, Shell, and Total. The Graduate School was established with the mission to manage and direct Graduate Studies at PI in order to provide quality services that contribute to the achievement of PI’s strategic objectives. The Graduate School is responsible for the day-to-day management of the PI graduate programs, development of new graduate programs, coordination of the recruitment of new graduate students, collaboration with ADNOC and its operating companies to ensure that the graduate programs are in-line with their needs for highly skilled engineers, and enhancement of the collaboration of the Institute with partner universities in the USA, Europe and China. The Graduate School advises and supports PI undergraduate students regarding their plans for graduate studies at PI and abroad while it coordinates recruiting of the graduating Master students by ADNOC and its operating companies.

Master of Engineering degrees are offered in the following areas:

·         Chemical Engineering

·         Electrical Engineering

·         Health, Safety and Environment Engineering

·         Mechanical Engineering

·         Petroleum Engineering

Master of Science degrees are offered in the following area:

·         Applied Chemistry

·         Chemical Engineering

·         Electrical Engineering

·         Mechanical Engineering

·         Petroleum Engineering

·         Petroleum Geosciences

 Fellowships:

The PI offers financial support for highly qualified graduate students for the following three categories:

Fellowship Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (FGR/TA):

The FGR/TA is awarded to highly qualified students. PI Graduate Fellowship holders are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 during the fellowship period.

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (GR/TA):

These students satisfy the criteria for employment as Graduate Assistants but do not meet the highly selective criteria set for the FGR/TA. Students assigned to GR/TA positions are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Highly qualified GR/TA students may transfer to FGR/TA.

Visiting Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (VGR/TA)

 The VGR/TA is a visiting student who is studying at other institutions and co-advised by the PI faculty. He/She is expected to work on his/her research project at PI.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Health, Safety & Environment Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Al Mizhar (Dubai) + 1 more

To produce engineers from a variety of disciplines, with sufficient scientific, engineering and management breadth in the field of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE). [+]

M.Eng in HSE Engineering

Mission

To produce engineers from a variety of disciplines, with sufficient scientific, engineering and management breadth in the field of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), to achieve the goal of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) through Design, by managing risk as they design and implement optimal and cost-effective engineering and operational solutions, within the constraints of regulatory mandate and best practice, to improve productivity and profitability.

 M.Eng. in HSE Program Courses Include

 Industrial Hygiene Engineering

System Safety Engineering and Risk Management Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering Hazard Control in Production Systems Fire Protection Engineering HSE Program Management Environmental Regulatory Compliance Hazardous Waste Management Analysis and Design of Air Pollution Control Systems Analysis and Design of Water Pollution Control Systems Industrial Security and Disaster Preparedness Industrial Noise Assessment and Control Construction Safety Management Environmental Regulatory Compliance Research Methods in HSE ... [-]

MSc

Master of Science (Msc) in Applied Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  United Arab Emirates

To provide a high quality education in applied chemistry, and to produce research chemists with an engineering background who are capable of fulfilling some of the key research and technical needs of the petroleum industry. [+]

M.Sc Applied Chemistry

Mission

To provide a high quality education in applied chemistry, and to produce research chemists with an engineering background who are capable of fulfilling some of the key research and technical needs of the petroleum industry. The program is specifically tailored for the petroleum industry and will help graduates to prepare for successful careers, and meet the needs and expectations of PI sponsors from the oil and gas, and broader energy sectors.

 

Exciting Research in Applied Chemistry

Polymers and Nanomaterials Chemistry Petroleum Production & Process Chemistry Industrial Catalysis Fuels and Alternative Energy Sources Corrosion Science & Physical Chemistry Environmental Science & Water Technology Computational Chemistry Organometallics / Applied Inorganic Chemistry Modern Instrumentation and Applied Organic Chemistry Spectrochemical Studies ... [-]

Master of Science (Msc) in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi + 1 more

The mission of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Petroleum Institute is to provide a world-class education in chemical engineering science and practice, and to produce graduates and future leaders who are capable of meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of PI sponsors from oil and gas, and broader energy industry. [+]

MSc  in Chemical Engineering

 Chemical Engineering

Mission

To provide a world-class education in chemical engineering science and practice, and to produce graduates and future leaders who are capable of meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of PI sponsors from oil and gas, and broader energy industry. In addition, graduates will engage in life-long learning that will enable them to keep abreast of and effectively contribute to their advancement in the profession.

Exciting Research in Chemical Engineering

 

Heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering Process simulation and optimization Gas processing and treatment Alternative energy resources Asphaltene studies and modeling Desalination of sea water through gas hydrates Ionic liquids and applications Thermodynamics and phase equilibria Nanotechnology and its applications Oil spill cleanup and recovery Wastewater treatment Polymer science Polymer composites: synthesis and characterization and applications Rheology of polyolens-graphene composites ... [-]

Master of Science (Msc) in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi + 1 more

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Program is to provide a world-class education in electrical engineering with emphasis on power and control systems engineering that prepares graduates for successful professional careers in ADNOC, with other sponsors, and in the broader energy industry. [+]

Electrical Engineering

 Mission

 To provide a world-class education in electrical engineering with emphasis on power and control systems engineering that prepares graduates for successful professional careers in ADNOC, other sponsors, and the broader energy industry, and a life time of learning that will enable them to continue their education throughout their career.

 Exciting Research in Electrical Engineering

 Real Time Digital Simulation

Stability Improvement with Grid connected Solar Form/Hybrid System Different MPPT Techniques for Photovoltaic System and Designing Improved MPPT  Techniques Considering Cost and Efficiency Control Strategy for Hybrid Power System – Perspective Isolated Networks and Remote areas Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Electrical Methods Smart Grid Applications ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Geology (Petroleum Geosciences)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The educational mission of the PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCES Program at The Petroleum Institute is to provide a high-quality education in petroleum geology and geophysics and to produce graduates for successful and socially and ethically responsible careers in the petroleum industry that meet or exceed the needs and expectations of ADNOC and other industry sponsors. [+]

MSc in Geology (Petroleum Geosciences)

Mission

 To provide a high-quality education in petroleum geology and geophysics and to produce graduates for successful and socially and ethically responsible careers in the petroleum industry that meet or exceed the needs and expectations of ADNOC and other industry sponsors.

 

Exciting Research in Petroleum Geosciences

 

Carbon and Strontium isotope Chemostratigraphy Multi-component seismic data analysis Passive Microseismic and Advanced Gravimetric Monitoring of Reservoirs The structure and evolution of the UAE mountains and foreland basins Rock properties, sedimentological and diagenetic characteristics of carbonate rocks Seismic and EM properties correlation Processing of seismic lab data Stochastic and deterministic inversion of a 4D-seismic carbonate survey Fracture diagenesis of carbonate reservoirs Reservoir characterization The impact of hydrothermal dolomitization on reservoirs evolution Linking diagenesis to sequence stratigraphy Geostatistical prediction of seismic changes due to roduction (4D-seismic geostatistical   model) Evaluation of fluid substitution models in carbonate rocks Chronostratigraphically constrained geological modelling ... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi + 1 more

The mission of the graduate program in mechanical engineering at The Petroleum Institute is to provide graduate students with learning opportunities for acquiring a broad base of mechanical engineering knowledge necessary for advanced work in Mechanical engineering, an in-depth research experience in thermo-fluids and/or mechanics and materials and/or controls and automation, and the necessary skills for life-long learning and professional development. [+]

Mechanical Engineering

 

Mission

To support the advancement of the petroleum and energy industries in the United Arab Emirates through excellence in education and research in the field of mechanical engineering.

 

Exciting Research in Mechanical Engineering

 

Computational transport phenomena Dynamic system and control Flow in fluid handling facilities Machining of polymer composites Waste heat utilization and heat exchangers Mechanics of advanced materials and design Fuel cell technology System safety and ergonomics Mechatronics and Field Robotics Nanotechnology and its applications Multiphase fow Energy: solar cell, heat exchange etc. Thermofuids Computer aided design Virtual prototyping ... [-]

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Our mission is to provide a platform for life-long learning while also emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary approach, ethical conduct, and health, safety & environmental issues. [+]

MSc in Petroleum Engineering

 

Mission

To become a leading international center of excellence in education, training, research and professional service dedicated to serving the competence, training and technology development needs of the petroleum industry, in general, and ADNOC and other allied sponsors, in particular. Our mission is to provide a platform for life-long learning while also emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary approach, ethical conduct, and health, safety & environmental issues.

 

Exciting Research in Petroleum Engineering

 

Prevention of micro-annulus formation & improving mechanical properties and numerical simulation Analysis and selection procedure of drilling bits Downhole flow assurance through electromagnetic method Water production control in fractured formation Development of corrosion inhibition for sub-sea environment Development of threshold polymeric scale inhibitors Use of gas lift system to inject scale and corrosion inhibiting chemicals Borehole collapse and hollow cylinder tests on rock samples Borehole stability analysis Managing scale deposition, prevention, inhibition and dissolution Asphaltene, paraffin and wax deposition challenges in mature oil & gas fields ... [-]