Software Package - CMG
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Field Trip - Structural Geology
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Saint Francis University (SFU) offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE). Our PNGE program incorporates a Franciscan approach with real world experience as an integral component of learning coupled with a vital liberal arts education. Small size classes and
strong relationships with faculty are signature advantages of the learning environments established for undergraduate students at SFU. Our students develop a wide variety of skills required to be successful in the rapidly growing field of engineering through classroom learning, field trips, lab operation, academic and industrial research project activities, leadership in professional student chapters, and more. Our graduates are qualified to either work in oil and gas operation companies, oil and gas service companies, government (e.g., Department of Energy), and academic/research institutes, or go to graduate school, or open their own business related to the oil and gas industry.
students conduct research in small
teams advised by PNGE faculty
members. Many students begin research as freshmen. Students can work with multiple
faculty on different projects over their four years. With finishing a good
job, students can also receive funding to present their research at regional, national, and international
conferences, and have the opportunity to publish their work in peer-view journals as a leading author.
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Laboratories Rock Property Lab PVT Lab Drilling Fluids LabProfessional Software Packages Petrel with Mangrove from Schlumberger CMG from Computer Modeling Group Ltd. Petra and VirtuWell from IHS Ltd. ArcGIS from Esri Ltd.PNGE Research & Service Center Our PNGE students can be involved in real industrial projects through our Intelligent Reservoir & Service (iRRS) Center.
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Our PNGE program also attaches great importance to learning opportunities beyond the classroom. We offer two field trips every year: geological field trip for freshman to study the structural geology and well site trip for all-level students to understand drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and/or completion. We also strongly recommend and help our students to find internship position in oil and gas companies and energy-related government position. The SFU SPE Student Chapter and AAPG Student Chapter are led by our students to develop their leadership, community service, and industrial network.
Our PNGE program has established a strong industry advisory committee board with nine high-level, experienced experts, providing strong support. We also received valuable donations from oil and gas industrial companies for professional software (>$1,000,000.00), and drilling and completion equipment. Industrial experts are frequently invited to our seminar course at every Friday afternoon. Engineering department also host career fair Meet & Greet specific for engineering students annually.Learn more about Industry Support
Researchers from Saint Francis University, the University of Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania State University have found that exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia may put residents at risk of non-cancer health illnesses.
Three students in the petroleum and natural gas engineering major at Saint Francis University were awarded scholarships worth $2500 each.
When the temperatures reached an abnormal high of over 70 degrees Fahrenheit in February, many professors headed outdoors with their classes. Professor Joseph Goodwill took things a step further. For his Environmental Transport Processes class (ENVE 312), he took his Junior Engineering students and some special equipment outside.
Seven members of the ASMR student chapter helped to
plant almost 2,000 bare-root plants at a Clearfield, PA wetland site.
Event offers students a chance to talk one-on-one with potential engineering employers.
Saint Francis University School of Science, Environmental Engineering Program,
and Center for Watershed Research & Service is pleased to welcome Fulbright
Scholar Dr. Ruben Mamani from Bolivia to campus.
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Desmend, an incoming freshman in the petroleum and natural gas engineering program, is no stranger to Saint Francis University. Participating in the University’s Upward Bound Program, he was one of only 1,000 scholarship recipients, out of 53,000 applicants across the U.S.
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Thanks to a generous donation from Gwin Dobson & Foreman Consulting Engineers the Environmental Engineering department has an Armfield hydraulic flume to use in classroom teaching and in student research.
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