Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
About the Department
In recent years, Petroleum Engineering has gained considerable importance due to the vital role of oil & gas sector in the economy of the country. Considering the fact that especially the province of Sindh, is very rich in oil and gas reserves, theDepartment of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineeringwas established at the campus in the year 2010. Sucessfully the first batch (K-10) had been passedout in th year 2014 while the two other batches (K-11 & K-12) had been passedout in the year 2015 & 2016.
The department offers the undergraudate program and the curriculum includes courses in evaluating oil and gas reserves, design well drilling, completion, workover, production and surface facilities, anlayze reservoir performance for production optimization, perform advanced reservoir simulation and visualization, develop new techniques to enhance oil recovery and conduct modern reservoir managment. Additional subjects such as geology, computer application & programming, mathematics are also included in the courses. Oil/Gas field visits are conducted for up-to-date practical knowledge is the key feature of the department.
SPE Student Chapter Mehran University College of Engg & Tech:, Khairpur Mir's is the fifth & Golden student chapter in Pakistan, established on March 25th, 2012 at the department. The SPE chapter promotes and uphold the educational activities and creates healthy environment for the young petroleum engineers to harness their strength in collaboration with the industry.
The Campus has signed an agreement with Petroleum Expert limited on 2014 & 2015. In the agreement, Petroleum Expert limited has donated/sponsored the Integrated Production Modeling (IPM) software equivalent of € 1,105,43.00 to the campus each year. OnePetro Subcription grant has been approved by the OnePetro grant program sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Our Campus/university OnePetro subscription is active till July, 2016 and all the faculty members, students and researcher have an access to OnePetro free of cost in the premises of campus, one of the industry’s largest online technical libraries that allowing researcher to search and download more than 90,000 technical documents from multiple professional societies.
The department also arranges internships during summer vacation to the third and final year students with the coordination of oil & gas / E&P companies operating in Pakistan.
The Seminar library has been established in the department. There are more than 220 title of petroleum text books are available for the students.