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Department of Petroleum & Gas Engineering



Like all other engineering disciplines, the petroleum and gas engineering program can provide fundamental knowledge to students that are selected from a wide range of subjects, which are essential in petroleum and gas engineering practices. This graduate program is very useful for the specialization necessary to handle specific problems encountered in industry and also inculcates skills required to follow the technological innovations in the field of petroleum and gas engineering.

In light of these necessities, the objectives of the petroleum and gas engineering undergraduate program can be summarized as providing specialization in the fields of Drilling, Production, and Reservoir Engineering. It also covers the fundamental understanding of Enhanced Oil Recovery, Natural Gas Engineering, and geomechanics. It also helps to develop analytical skills and will provide a strong foundation for initiating and conducting research activities.


Implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE) System

In Pakistan, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) are currently moving towards Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in view of its relative points of interest over the traditional education framework. OBE emphasizes the accomplishment of student outcomes. In this way, this education system enhances the quality of education to global standards so that the graduates can meet the market needs. The outcome-based educational technique has been implemented in educational frameworks around the globe, from elementary to advanced education levels. Accreditation bodies like Washington Accord and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) have acknowledged OBE as the main teaching approach. As most engineering programs offered in Pakistan have either acquired or struggling for level-II accreditation. It is the need of the day to build up an exhaustive comprehension of this new standard in Pakistan and be at the forefront of this transformation procedure.



The department of Petroleum & Gas Engineering has well-equipped laboratories required for conducting the laboratory work prescribed for individual courses and for conducting research. The department has the following laboratories:

Petrophysics & Gas Engineering Laboratory

The Laboratory covers the courses like Petrophysics, Petroleum Production Engineering-I, Petroleum Production Engineering-II, Well Logging, and other related subjects. This lab includes Soxhlet Extractor, Dean Stark Distillation System, Capillary Pressure Cell, Gas Permeameter, Helium Porosimeter, Liquid Permeameter System, Manual Saturator, Digital Calliper, Core Holder 1.5'' dia core sample, Electrical Properties System @ ambient conditions, Benchtop Unsteady state Permeameter system BRP350 or equivalent, AMOTT Cell for spontaneous Imbibition Test, AMOTT Cell for spontaneous Drainage Test with Stand. Gas Meters for Wet Test is also available in this lab. This Laboratory also provides the facilities for the practical demonstration of experiments related to the subject like Natural Gas Engineering.

Reservoir Fluids Laboratory

This laboratory provides practical work facilities for courses such as Properties of Reservoir Fluid, Reservoir Engineering-I, Reservoir Engineering-II, EOR, and Well Testing. This lab includes an Educational PVT Cell, Sulphur Content of Petroleum Products Tester (Lamp Method), Petroleum Products Density Tester, Gasometer, Vacuum Pump, HP/HT Density Cell, and High Precision Electronic Balance.

Drilling Engineering Laboratory

This laboratory covers the practical demonstrations related to the subject Drilling Engineering-I and Drilling Engineering-II. This lab includes Weighing Balance, Electric Viscometer, Filter Press, Liquid Pycnometer, Marsh Funnel, Electrical Stirrer, Mud Balance, Dead Weight Hydraulic Filter Press, Sand Content Kit.

Simulation / Computer Laboratory

This laboratory has the latest computers to support all courses requiring computer simulations including Computer Programming and Application Software, Reservoir Simulation, Applied Numerical Methods, and other related courses.

Applied Physics Laboratory

This laboratory covers the subject of Applied physics and fluid mechanics. The set of equipment that is available in this lab are Recording the characteristics of a transistor, Determining the specific charge of the electron, Determining the velocity of sound in gases, Measuring the surface tension using the "break-away" method, Determining the Frequency of AC Supply by CRO.

Applied Chemistry Laboratory

This laboratory provides the facilities for the practical applications of the subject Applied Chemistry, Refinery Engineering, and Chemical Technology of Petroleum. This laboratory includes a workstation of Hotplate with Stirrer, Water Still Merit, Conduct meter, Analytical Balance, Digital Oven, Water Bath: Bath, UV Single Beam Spectrophotometer, Glassware Dryer, Heating Mantle, Magnetic Stirrer Voltage(v) 220V/50HZ, Refrigerator, Laboratory Centrifuge, Conductivity meter, Viscometer, Distillation Apparatus, Abbe’s Refractometer.


The program aims to produce quality petroleum graduates with strong theoretical and practical skills for the oil & gas industry and its related fields in the world, especially in Pakistan.


The curriculum is well-diversified that includes courses like Production Engineering, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Fluid Properties, Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques, Well Testing, Well Logging, Natural Gas Engineering, Reservoir geomechanics, Petroleum Economics, and many other related subjects. In addition to these, strong support of basic sciences courses at different levels is also a part of the curriculum.
In addition to this, actual field data and related problems are included in the courses to inculcate a field-oriented approach in the students. The spread of the course contents is broad enough to groom the graduates for any major area of the petroleum engineering profession.

Summary of Scheme of Studies for B.Sc. Petroleum & Gas Engineering
Total number of courses 43
Total number of credit hours 136
Number of credit hours per semester 16 - 18
Engineering Proportion 65 – 70 %
Non-Engineering Proportion 30 – 35 %


Summary of Domains and Knowledge Areas in Scheme of Studies for B.Sc. Petroleum & Gas Engineering
Domain Knowledge Area Total Courses Total Credit Hours Overall %
Non- Engineering Humanities 6 14 30.88 %
Management Sciences 2 06
Mathematics 3 09
Natural Sciences 7 13
Sub Total 15 42
Engineering Computing 2 6 69.12 %
Engineering Foundation 6 14
Major Based Core (Breadth) 7 26
Major Based Core (Depth) 7 27
Inter-Disciplinary Engineering Breadth 5 15
Petroleum Engineering Project 1 06
Sub Total 28 94
Total 43 136 100.00


1st Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
PG-111 Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering 2 0
HS-122 Pakistan Studies 2 0
HS-113 Islamic Studies / Ethics 2 0
GS-114 Calculus 3 0
GS-115 Applied Physics 3 1
EN-116 Functional English 2 0
ME-117 Workshop Practice 0 2
Total 14 03


2nd Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
HS-121 Communication Skills 3 0
GE-112 Applied Geology 2 1
GS-123 Differential Equation 3 0 Calculus
CH-124 Applied Chemistry 2 1
ME-125 Engineering Drawing 0 2
CS-126 Computer Programming and Application Software 2 1
Total 12 05


3rd Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
HS-211 Technical Report Writing 2 0
GS-212 Complex Variables and Linear Transform 3 0 Differential Equation
CE-213 Fluid Mechanics 2 1
EE-214 Principles of Electrical Engineering 2 1
PG-215 Petroleum Geology and Geophysical Exploration 3 0 Applied Geology
CH-216 Applied Thermodynamics 2 1
Total 14 03


4th Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
PG-221 Unconventional Reservoirs 3 0
CE-222 Mechanics of Materials 2 1
PG-223 Drilling Engineering-I 3 1
PG-224 Petrophysics 3 1
HS-225 Professional Ethics 3 0
Total 14 03


5th Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
CS-311 Applied Numerical Methods 2 1
PG-312 Properties of Reservoir Fluids 3 1
PG-313 Drilling Engineering-II 3 1 Drilling Engineering-I
MS-314 Environment and Safety Management 3 0
CH-315 Principles of Corrosion Control 3 0 Applied Chemistry
Total 14 03


6th Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
PG-321 Reservoir Geomechanics 2 0 Petroleum Geology and Geophysical Exploration
PG-322 Well Logging 2 1 Petrophysics
PG-323 Reservoir Engineering – I 3 1
PG-324 Petroleum Production Engineering-I 3 1
CH-325 Petroleum Refinery Engineering 3 1
Total 13 04


7th Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
PG-411 Natural Gas Engineering 2 1
PG-412 Well Testing 3 1
PG-413 Petroleum Production Engineering-II 3 1 Petroleum Production Engineering-I
PG-414 Reservoir Simulation 3 1 Reservoir Engineering – I
PG-415 Final Year Project-I 0 3
Total 11 07


8th Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
Th. Pr.
PG-421 Final Year Project-II 0 3 Final Year Project-I
PG-422 Petroleum Economics 2 0
MS-423 Project Planning and Management 3 0
PG-424 Principles of Enhanced Oil Recovery 3 1
PG-425 Reservoir Engineering – II 3 1 Reservoir Engineering – I
Total 11 05
Grand Total 103 33

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • PEO1: To inculcate the graduates with up-to-date petroleum engineering knowledge along with essential technical skills to solve complex engineering problems.
  • PEO2: To strengthen graduates with professional skills for developing sustainable engineering solutions in compliance with health, safety, and environmental standards.
  • PEO3: To develop progressive aptitude in individuals with ethical and interpersonal skills who can also work as a team to accomplish multidisciplinary engineering projects.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO's)

Adoption of PLOs

The Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering has adopted the Programme Learning Outcomes defined by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and are supported by our defined PEOs. These PLOs are related to aptitude, awareness, and performance. Students will acquire these skills with the progression of the program.

PLO-01: Engineering Knowledge

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO-02: Problem Analysis

An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PLO-03: Design/Development of Solutions

An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PLO-04: Investigation

An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

PLO-05: Modern Tool Usage

An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PLO-06: The Engineer and Society

An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.

PLO-07: Environment and Sustainability

An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PLO-08: Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PLO-09: Individual and Teamwork

An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

PLO-10: Communication

An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PLO-11: Project Management

An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO-12: Lifelong Learning

An ability to recognize importance of and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.


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Dr. Nasir Khan


Assistant Professor

China University of Petroleum (East China)

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Engr. Akmal Khan


University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

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Engr. Muhammad Arslan


University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

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Engr. Osama Ajaz


China University of Petroleum (East China)

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Engr. Waqas Raza

Lab Engineer

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

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Engr. Ahmed Zafar

Lab Engineer

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore