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General Information

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering is an engineering discipline that conducts teaching and research on the themes of discovery, production, transport, storage and marketing of oil and natural gas stored in pores or crack systems of natural rocks underground.

The task of the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering is to provide students with basic and engineering education in oil, natural gas and geothermal energy. In addition, it aims to educate innovative and entrepreneurial engineers and researchers who research underground energy sources for the benefit of mankind and solve problems of them with an engineering perspective, respectful to the environment and ethical values, capable of interdisciplinary studies.

The Duration and Content of Education

The education period is 4 years. During the training; in the first two years, while emphasis is being placed on basic science and engineering, in the last two years drilling, production, reservoir and natural gas engineering are being emphasized. The education is done theoretically and practically. To be able to graduate, summer internship is required.

Workspaces and job opportunities

Petroleum and natural gas engineers can find jobs in the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, TPAO and affiliated companies; the companies such as BOTAŞ and TÜPRAŞ; the sectors such as the Mining Exploratory Research Institute, the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) and the major petroleum and natural gas companies of the world.