The Petroleum Engineering department aims 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 the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (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 and environmental issues.
The major arears of specialization in Petroleum Engineering students to develop their career are:
Graduates of Petroleum Engineering have huge opportunities of job placement with secure employment in the energy sector both in National and Independent Oil companies, oil and gas service companies. These include but not limited to the following:
Research activities of Petroleum Engineering Department have always been at a very high level due to the strong boost and continuous support received from ADNOC and other International Oil Companies as well as by Oil Service Companies who provide access to their state of the art software packages. New faculty receive a Start-Up Fund to help them kick start their intended research work while existing faculty receive funding for their research after approval of their proposals. All the research was funded in the past by the ADNOC Oil Subcommittee and in the last 7 years or so, nearly AED 50 million research fund has been made available. Significant external networking with various high level research centers around the world is continuously sought. Currently research funding is sought after internal competitive funds as well as from external funding agencies, in the country, the region and around the world.
Research emphasis has been in the following area: