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Mining, oil and gas studies include all operations involved in the exploration, evaluation and extraction of minerals, metals, petroleum and fossil fuels from earth. Mining engineers investigate mineral resources and are responsible for planning and supervising the construction of mines. Petroleum and gas engineers evaluate crude oil and gas reservoirs and oversee drilling operations. Professional engineers in these fields are involved in all phases of extraction, from discovery, feasibility studies, optimisation of extraction, construction and maintenance of mines and wells, to the safety of the crew and evaluating effects on the environment.

Engineering schools and departments offer a wide range of concentration tracks within the area of mining, oil and gas. Typically, students and graduates of mining, oil and gas degrees choose a particular specialisation such as raw materials, processing, reservoirs, drilling and completion, production, mine management, and more.

Oil engineers spend a good amount of time in offices and laboratories, but also at mining or drilling sites. Their job can involve extensive travelling.

Graduates and professionals in mining, oil and gas work in the extraction industry, but also in research and development, legal advising, education, manufacturing and machinery design, or managerial positions. Example roles include mine manager, drill planner and designer, technical service manager, production engineer, government inspector, petroleum attorney, investment analyst, chief executive.

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Suggested Masters in Mining, Oil & Gas

M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering

The MSc in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s most challenging problems. Upon graduating students will be able to understand, frame and solve the most complex of upstream problems in today’s petroleum industry.

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining

The international master´s degree programme in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining (MRSM) from University of Oulu is a two-year programme focusing on education in mining-related subjects. The programme provides master’s degrees in two fields: geosciences and engineering.

Finland
M.Sc. Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy

The MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy programme explores ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and enabling integration with cleaner, sustainable alternatives. Giving you engineering and commercial skills that are very much in demand worldwide, the programme offers you the chance to make a substantial contribution to reducing emissions in your country and beyond.

Netherlands
M.Sc. Applied Petroleum Geoscience

Achieving this MSc will help raise your profile as a skilled, confident and versatile petroleum geologist with high standards of professional judgement. The Applied Petroleum Geoscience master is delivered by University of Derby.

United Kingdom