The new discoveries of reservoirs are increasingly complex, geologically and technologically. This reality induced a growing demand for innovative technological solutions and for qualified technicians.
It was recently created the “IST – Oil and Gas” platform, the seed for a network of research centres of IST developing research work, directly or indirectly, related to the exploration and production of oil and gas.
The “IST – Oil and Gas” platform has made a survey on the competences of IST that are related to “upstream” and has compiled a portfolio of projects and research lines that is being presented to petroleum companies with the aim of constituting joint partnerships and is the basis for the structure of “IST – Oil and Gas” platform.
For all these reasons starting a PhD programme on Petroleum Engineering is a natural sequence of the strategy and mission of IST on advanced teaching and research in the areas of exploration and management of natural resources.