The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering is a leading Centre of Excellence in GeoEnergy Engineering and Applied Geoscience, recognised for the quality of our teaching, training, and research. Our activities build on our proud heritage of integrating geoscience and engineering to understand the subsurface for the benefit of the energy industry. We pioneer world-class research and training cross a broad range subsurface energy challenges, encompassing oil and gas, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, and renewable energy storage to deliver innovation for the low-carbon transition, sustainable energy, and responsible resource management. We offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, all uniquely tailored to the wider energy industry, in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment which provides a stimulating place for learning and research.
The Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering (IGE) is exclusively postgraduate offering masters programmes in a variety of subject areas, locations and modes of study. Have a look at our world-class programs that are constantly updated to meet the requirements of the industry and government and to prepare our students for an academic career.
We are delivering a new MSc programme in Subsurface Energy Systems (SES) that will educate you about unlocking energy resources with a low carbon footprint. This will be a steppingstone for your career in industry, government, non-government organisations (NGOs) or academia.
The programme addresses key concepts in subsurface energy and CO2 storage, geothermal energy or transitional gas while integrating geoscience, engineering, political and societal aspects. It will appeal to geoscientists, reservoir engineers, governmental stakeholders and all those interested in the management of subsurface reservoirs used to switch from a fossil fuel-driven economy to a decarbonised one, using natural gas as a transitional energy resource. Its production from unconventional reservoirs comes with environmental risks that we have to assess and control. This degree is delivered jointly by The Lyell Centre and the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering.
The Applied Petroleum Geoscience (APG) MSc is one of the top training programmes for geoscientists working in the oil and gas industry. With strong links to our Reservoir Evaluation and Management, Petroleum Engineering, Mature Field Management and Subsurface Energy Systems programmes, this programme is unique, offering a fully integrated understanding of the oil and gas industry, from exploration to production.
The bulk of the world’s hydrocarbons come from producing assets – so-called ‘mature fields’. In turn, these supply the bulk of the world’s energy. Managing these assets is therefore a central aspect of global energy supply, and will become more so as the world’s giant fields become progressively more mature. Most industry jobs in exploration and production will be in this arena, requiring a talented workforce to fill them for decades to come.
We have therefore created a new Master’s programme to address this need. The topical content is necessarily broader than the existing IGE programmes, embracing not only geoscience, reservoir and well engineering but also surface engineering and the linkage between them in the form of Integrated Asset Management (IAM).
Petroleum engineering is central to safe, efficient and sustainable development of oil and gas assets to meet global energy and resource demands.
Since its establishment in 1975, the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering has delivered its internationally renowned petroleum engineering MSc programme, providing thousands of graduates with the knowledge and skills to tackle the oil and gas industry’s most challenging problems across the globe. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploration and extraction of petroleum resources.
The MSc in Reservoir Evaluation and Management (REM) teaches students how to be successful subsurface geoscientists and engineers, able to build models that can provide good predictions of hydrocarbon reservoir behaviour. The success of these models requires a good understanding of both the geology and engineering of the reservoir. The REM programme, with its combination of geoscience and engineering, provides students with the ability to identify those aspects of the reservoir which have the greatest impact on hydrocarbon recovery. Our graduates typically go on to careers in petroleum geology, geomodelling or reservoir engineering.
Most development decisions in oil companies are based on the predictions of computer models of the subsurface. We teach our students the most effective ways to combine the geology, geophysics and reservoir engineering disciplines in order to develop and run computer models which provide the most robust predictions.