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Oil and Gas Technology

Oil and Gas Technology

Oil and Gas Technology

In today’s society, we are still using plenty of oil and gas, and we need Chemical Engineers to obtain it. Well-known oil reserves are constantly being supplemented by new findings. Not because we discover new oil and gas deposits, but because experts can optimise the production in a way that allows for use of even small or abstruse oil fields. Studying Oil and Gas Technology, you can contribute to this optimisation.

Insight into the offshore sector

During the Oil and Gas programme, you obtain a profound insight into the offshore sector – from production of offshore installations to equipment and service to the extraction of oil and gas. Moreover, you gain insight into the development of new biofuel from biomass. We can create biofuel in the laboratories within minutes, whereas the development of oil and gas has evolved over milions of years. In terms of onshore, you will be part of projects for development of geothermal facilities.

Geology, process technology, and safety are significant aspects in the study programme. You can prepare for an international career as graduates from Aalborg University Esbjerg are needed all over the world.

The aim of the programme is to reach international engineering standards within:

  • Research and development
  • Planning, production and maintenance
  • Exploitation, transportation, and treatment considering economic and environmental aspects as well as health, safety, and working environment

This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.

Some of the key areas of the programme are:

Oil and gas production

  • Production processes
  • Drilling of oil wells
  • Design of production facilities
  • Hook up and commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Well stimulation

Refineries

  • Production plant and processes
  • Storage and transportation

Gas treatment

  • Production plant and processes
  • Storage and transportation

 

as a student at aau you encounter …

PROBLEM based learning (PBL)

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a successful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well prepared for your future career. Learn more about PBL.

TEAMWORK

When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.

COLLABORATION WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.

YOUR TEACHER DOES RESEARCH

At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.

WORLD-CLASS LABORATORIES

The laboratories at Aalborg University are of the highest standard, and they play an important role in teaching. You will work under the best laboratory conditions with access to the latest technology, which is vital for your benefiting from the teaching.

Studying in Esbjerg

Formerly known primarily for its fishing industry, Esbjerg has developed into a city with to universities and more than 60 higher study programmes. Furthermore, Esbjerg has a lot to offer in terms of culture and leisure activities. It is not difficult to find affordable accommodation near campus and Esbjerg is cheaper to live in than most of the other university cities in Denmark. Learn more about student life in Esbjerg.

RATED FOR EXELLENCE

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.
 

learn more about Pbl at aau