Petroleum engineers are on the cutting edge of ensuring that we have an abundant supply of safe and environmentally friendly oil and gas. Given the constant worldwide demand for energy, there has never been a better time to be a Petroleum Engineer. Petroleum engineering is concerned with the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons such as crude oil and natural gas. Petroleum engineers use their creative and imaginative knowledge of petroleum geology, reservoir behaviour, and basic engineering principles to develop efficient and safe solutions for the exploration, recovery, and transportation of hydrocarbon products trapped underground and in extreme environments.
The Department of Petroleum Engineering (DPET) of Excellence for oil and gas exploration and production is based in Soran, Iraq's Kurdistan Region, and serves regional markets. The Petroleum Engineering degree program stands out because it combines engineering and petroleum geoscience expertise. The program, which has engineering at its core, draws on the University's and local oil and gas industries' well-established expertise in petroleum exploration and geoscience to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the challenges that petroleum engineers and the petroleum energy industry sector face.
Petroleum engineering is a burgeoning field of experts dedicated to delivering the energy that keeps modern civilization afloat. Petroleum engineers look for oil and gas reserves on the surface of the planet. They create the most effective and efficient methods for exposing such resources.
The DPET program at Soran University (SUN) was developed to fulfil the exploration and production demands of the Kurdistan region. In the subject of petroleum engineering, the curriculum incorporates theory, practice, and training.
Our petroleum engineering program prepares students for potential career progression, and graduates should be qualified to work as petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry.
We hope to provide an inspiring learning experience as well as groundbreaking work with a practical focus. Our employees are forward-thinking and creative professionals who contribute their knowledge and excitement to their job. Our rigorous and thought-provoking courses benefit from their expertise, making the Department of Petroleum Engineering and SUN a fascinating and dynamic place to learn. In addition, the Department's ongoing development program guarantees that students have access to some of the region's top facilities and equipment. We have a thriving and rapidly expanding teaching community with expertise in a wide range of fields, including petroleum geology, drilling engineering, reservoir engineering and simulation, engineering production, and other engineering fields like materials engineering, fluid flow, and engineering design.
At DPET we strive that our graduates to attain:
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The language of instruction at the DPET is English for all courses, except the Kurdistan Studies course, where the language of study is Kurdish.