Data Analytics for Petroleum Industry - Certificate

There is a growing trend towards the use of data analytics in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. With the large-scale deployment of sensors in exploration, drilling, production, asset management, supply chain, and various commercial operations, oil and gas industry has become a massive data intensive industry. Analyzing seismic and micro-seismic data, improving reservoir characterization and simulation, reducing drilling time and increasing drilling safety, optimization of the performance of production pumps, improved petrochemical asset management, improved shipping and transportation, and improved occupational safety are among some of the applications of data analytics in oil and gas industry. Oil and gas industry needs petroleum engineers, geophysicists, geoscientists, and managers to be better equipped with data analytics skills.

This certificate program will appeal to students majoring in geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, statistics, computer science, and business. With the data analytics skills, students will become more competitive in the job market of the oil and gas industry. Students in statistics or business will acquire domain knowledge in the oil and gas industry and will obtain experience working with real world data. This certificate will equip these students with the skills and experiences for employment in the oil and gas industry.