Overview : Geosystem Exploration and Petroleum GeoEngineering (GEPG)
The Geosystem Exploration and Petroleum GeoEngineering (GEPG) program, as an Interdisciplinary Area of Specialization under the Geotechnical and Earth Resources Engineering (GTE) field of study, was conceived to respond to the high demand in the region for professionals skilled in prospecting for mineral resources, petroleum exploration and production, nearshore reclamation, and offshore construction as well as other infrastructure development works.
Exploration technologies for onshore and offshore geosystems are integrated in the curriculum. Students with orientation toward oil and gas industry will be trained specifically on Petroleum Geoengineering and will deal mostly with issues in the upstream sector. GEPG will put an emphasis on petroleum facility development. It will expose students to emerging issues in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering related to site investigation and testing, oil tank foundation, gas pipeline construction as well as other petroleum infrastructure works. More than just offering an international environment for higher education and a pool of teaching faculty who are experts from the academe and the industry, the new field would allow students to take in courses in information and computational technology as well as management science, areas where modern geoengineers feel they are inadequately trained.
A four-year bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Geological, Geophysical, Petroleum, Mechanical and Civil Engineering.