Master of Technology is a Post Graduation degree course which is also addressed as M.Tech most of the times. M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration is the study of material science, waste disposal, refining and petrochemical production processes, new advancements in the processes, etc. Candidates also get to learn about updates on current refinery problems and to find the solutions for them. The course provides the detailed knowledge and skills for different aspects of refining and petrochemical science and engineering.
The course is suitable for candidates having prior knowledge about prospecting instruments, drilling and mining systems, refining and processing systems, etc.
Candidates who have pursued Bachelor degree in a Technical field like B.E. or B.Tech from a recognized institute and have scored at least 60% marks as an aggregate are eligible for this course. Candidates holding M.Sc. degree in subjects like Geology, Geophysics, Physics, etc are also accepted in some institutes.
Admissions procedure includes entrance tests and these can be national levels like GATE, state level, and even some reputed institutes conduct their own entrance tests for this course. These tests are conducted to validate the knowledge of candidates about the subject.
In all the cases, submission of filled application form enclosed with all other required documents before the last date is mandatory.
The duration of this course is 2 years or 4 semesters. Each semester ends with its own examinations and candidates need to clear all the exams to complete the course.
Further Study options
After completion of this master’s course, candidates interested in higher studies can pursue Ph.D. in Petroleum exploration, Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Management or any other related subject.
The course includes specific topics like Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry, Petroleum exploration geophysics, Well Logging and Electrofacies, Tectonics and structural methods for exploration, etc. Then candidates learn about petroleum drilling and production engineering, subsurface structure and tectonics, well logging and Electrofacies and other related topics.
Some elective subjects like Reflection seismology, Micropaleontology, Geostatistics and instrumental techniques in hydrocarbon exploration, etc.
A dissertation project, industrial training, and some guest lectures are the important part of the course.
These candidates can work as a Land field assistant, Research, Exploration Geology advisor, drilling superintendent, etc as per their choice and interest. They can work in educational institutes for teaching purposed and firms like the Gas Authority of India, ONGC, etc also hiring these candidates.
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