Your programme of study
Do you have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry or a substantive element within the subject and are you wondering what to study next to get into a specialised field? An oil and gas chemist is a highly skilled, highly paid professional with a vital impact on the world's energy industry production both now and in the future. You would not only look at the production side of energy exploration but you are looking at bioremediation, analysis, flow risk, natural gas and in depth analysis to ensure that energy producers supply the correct quality constantly.
You also get involved in corrosion prevention in terms of facilities and development of a new supply of chemical products to ensure improved production and remediation techniques are applied. This is a highly skilled profession with international applications across global facilities often working within interdisciplinary teams. The programme draws on expertise at Aberdeen which has been known for its energy production since the 1970s. This has allowed for both strong academic rigour and industry input to develop a consistently high standard of industry relevant vocational advanced degrees specifically for the oil and gas industry. Programmes are run from the university or online from Aberdeen where it is possible to do this. Aberdeen, Scotland is located at the heart of the European oil and gas industry and on a par with Houston, Texas in terms of knowledge and skills in the city.
The programme addresses a growing need for environmental responsibility looking at production and refining materials, energetics and environmental impact remediation in a constantly evolving oil and gas environment and within a constantly changing regulatory environment internationally.
Courses listed for the programme
Materials for the Oil and Gas Industry
Processes, Materials and Bioremediation for the Energy Industry
Chemistry at Interfaces and Enhanced Oil Recovery
Analytical and Instrumentation Methods
Flow Assurance and Oil Field Chemicals
Chemistry of Refinery and Natural Gas
Applied Analytical and Instrumental Methods
Industrial Engagement and Applications
Extended Research Project
Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/206/oil-and-gas-chemistry/
Why study at Aberdeen?
• The programme is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and high commended as an exceptional programme
• You are taught by a research intensive university with close interaction with the oil and gas industry
• The department was ranked 1st IN Scotland for Chemistry research impact (REF 2014)
• Your skills will enable you to perform a wide variety of industrial processes
Where you study
• University of Aberdeen
• Full time
International Student Fees 2017/2018
Find out about fees: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-living-costs-287.php
*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.
View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/finance-funding-1599.php https://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/
Living in Aberdeen
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• Your Accommodation
• Campus Facilities
• Aberdeen City
• Student Support
• Clubs and Societies
Find out more about living in Aberdeen: https://abdn.ac.uk/study/student-life
Living costs https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/finance.php