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Oil and Gas Management

Coventry University
On campus
 1299 Points
1 Year

Program Description

Professionally accredited by the Energy Institute*, the leading chartered professional body for the international energy industry, MSc Oil and Gas Management has been developed in collaboration with industry; with input from organisations and companies such as SPE International, Cuadrilla Resources Ltd, Petromall Ltd and Subsea Engineering News, who currently sit on our Industry Advisory Board.

Our extensive industry links mean that you could benefit from technical site visits (subject to availability, travel costs may be borne by the student), which have previously included the National Engineering Laboratory, Equinor (formerly Statoil), GE and Baker Hughes, as well as a range of free to attend expert guest lectures, which has previously included the former Vice President of British Petroleum.

The longest running of Coventry University’s degrees in the field of oil and gas, this MSc in Oil and Gas Management was designed specifically with the aim of building management capacity within the petroleum industry.

We will show you the complexities of management within the extractive industry and provide you with the opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the interconnections between the different value chains within the oil and gas industry, to help to prepare you for careers with a wide range of potential employers, which could include national and multinational energy companies, consultancies, energy ministries and international agencies.

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Global Professional Development - Consultancy

Global Petroleum Industry – Perspective and Prospects

Oil Spills Science, Response and Remediation

Petroleum Contracts, Economics and Geopolitics

Health and Safety in the Oil and Gas Industryy

Project and Quality Management in the Energy Industry

International Oil and Gas Trading

Investment Analysis and Decision Making in the Petroleum Industry

Sustainability in Petroleum Exploration, Production and Transportation

Post Graduate Transition Skills for Oil and Gas Students

Field/Lab Based Learning

Master/Consultancy Project


This course was developed to meet the demand for management professionals in the oil and gas industry, capable of demonstrating leadership, strategic thinking, managing risk and adding value to a business. As such, upon successful completion of the course, you should have access to a wide range of potential careers in the ‘downstream’ side of the sector, as:

  • planning managers
  • project managers
  • risk analysts
  • senior inspection managers

Successful completion of this course provides a possible route into many careers within the global oil and gas industry, where demand for qualified staff is high. Roles include:

  • engineers and drill crew
  • experienced geoscientists
  • exploration engineers
  • exploration and appraisal specialists
  • senior planners
  • contract managers
  • HSE advisors
  • subsea engineers
  • subsea filters and flow assurance engineers
  • operators
  • technicians
  • reservoir engineers
  • senior drilling engineers
  • senior commercial roles, such as head of business development managers, country managers and sales managers

Many of our past graduates have gone on to work for well-known companies like Shell, Chevron, Saudi Aramco, GNPC, SINOPEC, NNPC, TPDC, HIS and CNOOC, for universities both here in the UK and abroad, various international consultancies and the Petroleum Ministries of Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Oman, UAE, Nigeria and Angola, to name just a few.


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