Oil and Gas Exploration Technology

This program has been designed to satisfy the needs of the oil and gas industry for qualified, skilled and well trained Geophysical Information Technologists. It offers the knowledge and training of information technology essential in oil and gas exploration industries. In addition, the program will expose the students to geophysical methods used to solve engineering and environmental problems and concerns.

The program emphasizes on computer training and digital data collection, manipulation and interpretation. It also covers the fundamental of petroleum and natural gas exploration data and technology. Technical communications and professional ethics are also included in the courses. Extensive use of leading edge software packages is considered in order to provide the industry with graduates who are well trained in the most current data base and mapping applications.

Career Prospects

Exploration Information Technology technician can work as:

  • Geophysical Exploration Technician
  • Seismic Data Processing Technician
  • Oil and Gas Information Technician

Technicians with expertise in Oil and Gas Technologies have job opportunities in various leading oil and gas related industries such as: Schlumberger, STRACO, Marafiq, Chevron, Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery (SAMREF), Shoaibi Group, Saudi Aramco Company, Baker Hughes, TAACA, and host of other private consultancy offices.