Abadan Faculty of Petroleum
Faculty of Petroleum (Shahid Tondgouyan) was first established in 1939 under
the name “Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT)” to train skilled
technical staff for Iranian oil industry in Abadan. The educational programs
have been developed and updated ever since according to the demands of the
industry. Our mission is to educate engineers for the petroleum industry at
the undergraduate and graduate levels and perform research that enhances the
state-of-the-art in petroleum technology. Currently, the Abadan Faculty of
Petroleum engineering admits undergraduate and graduate students in various
fields related to professions in oil industry:
Technical Protection Engineering
Department of Petroleum Exploration Engineering
Petroleum Geoscience course pathway meets industry's demands for skilled
personnel by training graduates with specialist, research-based knowledge in
appraisal, development and production as well as the fundamentals of
reservoir engineering. The course also introduces the tools to undertake a
sedimentary basin analysis to characterize a trap as a hydrocarbon
reservoir, calculate the reserve and estimate the economic worth of the
prospect. The main course subjects include geoscience topics, such as
geophysics, geochemistry, structural and petroleum geology, mineralogy and
petrology, and petroleum engineering topics including reservoir engineering,
petrophysics, rock and fluid properties, drilling operation and reservoir
Graduates of the program must demonstrate the following:
Becoming familiar with oil
field data comprising well data, seismic, test data, pressure data, economic
Being able to produce
depositional facies maps, reservoir, sources and seal maps.
Becoming familiar with basin
modeling to determine hydrocarbon charge.
Being able to prepare a plan
for the optimal execution of exploration operation.
Being able to calculate the
hydrocarbon reserve using deterministic and stochastic methods.
Being aware of the various
skills, disciplines, techniques and tasks used in the appraisal, development
and operation of an oil and gas field.
Having a basic grounding in
Petroleum Economics to assess the value of a prospect.
Department of Technical Inspection Engineering
Department of Technical Inspection Engineering was established in 1991 at
Petroleum University of Technology. This department supervises Bachelor of
Science and Master of Science in Technical Inspection Engineering degree
programs. The mission of the department of Technical Inspection Engineering
has three elements:
To provide excellent
instruction and design experiences essential for graduates to enter the
practice of technical inspection for petroleum industry.
To conduct research that
generates, communicates, and applies new knowledge for the betterment of
To foster a spirit of
service and leadership among students and assist the public in addressing
issues concerning the use of resources, protection of the environment, and
development of infrastructures.
Being able to perform
technical inspection of pipelines and machinery.
to define technical inspections policies and formulate the
respective plans considering operational programs of the districts.
Reviewing incidents and
accidents in pipelines, pump stations, installation, and advising solutions
Performing inspection and
quality control of plans in construction phase.
Overseeing oil products
delivery, measurement, and control.
Studying and formulating
methods of maintenance, repair and operation of installation, and machinery
of the company.
Performing crude oil and oil
products quality and quantity controls.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Training of chemical engineers is an important issue for the oil and gas
industry in Iran due to the existence of oil and gas reservoirs, the need to
convert the produced oil and gas into chemical and petrochemical products,
and the importance of environmental pollution and process control. Students
learn to use a combination of mathematical, physical and chemical science
concepts within a rigorous engineering design framework, graduating with a
unique set of skills highly valued by a wide range of employers in industry,
academia, and the government.
Graduates of the program
must demonstrate the following:
Ability to apply knowledge
of chemical engineering fundamentals to identify and solve chemical
- Ability to identify and
solve problems related to safety and environmental issues as an integral
part of the chemical engineering profession.
Ability to perform
step-by-step design of engineered systems and chemical processes.
Ability to apply mathematics
relevant to engineering and the physical and chemical sciences to identify
and solve technical problems.
Ability to design and
conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
The knowledge of computers
and information technology necessary to function effectively as chemical
Understanding of current
technological issues related to chemical engineering.
Department of Safety and Technical Protection Engineering
the number of incidents is increasingly growing in different parts of
societies, organizations ought to have a modern safety program to counter
this trend. Many organizations are now taking steps to increase awareness
and improve knowledge of employees related to health, safety and the
environment. The aim of this course is to provide high quality training to
the students and employees and help them to increase their level of
knowledge to internationally recognized HSE standards. Increased level of
awareness towards HSE concepts inculcates a sound Health & Safety culture
within an organization which positively affects its productivity and
performance with reduced risk levels.
Ability to evaluate soil and air pollutions protection
Ability to design Fire & Gas detection and protection
Ability to design and operate water& waste water
Ability to implement & evaluate Health, Safety &
Environment Management Systems.
(HSE MS), such as HSE policies evaluate, HSE risk
assessment, audit of HSE MS.
The knowledge of General& Process safety design.
Laboratories and Research Center (Shahid Shahryari)
The laboratories and Research Center of Abadan
Faculty of Petroleum Engineering in Petroleum University of Technology is a
technology oriented center for fundamental, scientific and applied research
in oil and gas industry. The aim of the research center is:
Cooperation of various
research centers, Institutes and departments in order to improve the quality
of research projects for the upstream and downstream petroleum industry.
development for oil and gas industry at the national and international
Definition and execution of
industrial and research projects for oil and gas industry.
Reservoir studies and
cooperation in oil and gas field development.
Recognition of new
technologies in oil and gas industry and localization of them.
Organization of applied and
specific workshops for the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry.
Center for Corrosion
Evaluation Research Laboratory
Research Center for
Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering
Center for Coating Research
Mineralogy, Petrology, Photo geology …)
Mechanical and Physical
The Informatics and Computer Center
The general access computer facilities provide
convenient and secure on-campus computing facilities for the registered
students and academic and non-academic staff. We strive to provide
up-to-date and relevant software, hardware and technical support that adapt
to the developing computing needs of the Abadan Faculty of Petroleum
Engineering campus community. The campus has two well-equipped computer
sites with over 60 networked PCs with high-speed Internet.
The library of this faculty was founded 70 years
ago and is one of the oldest libraries in Iran.
Attempts have been made to help
lecturers and students have easy access to their required information and
resources such as books, journals and articles. The current materials in the
library are presented in the following table:
Online access to
well-known international journals and E-books
The faculty has its own sports complex with a
futsal pitch, fully equipped gym, sports hall for playing chess and table
tennis, wrestling ring and volleyball and basketball courts. In addition,
there is a swimming pool with all additional facilities such as Jacuzzi and
sauna. All students accommodated in on-campus dormitories and faculty staff
can use these sporting facilities.