The aim of the All Nations University’s Oil and Gas Engineering programme is to train indigenous engineers who can participate in the development of Ghana’s Oil and Gas industry. In a competitive world of constant change, developing countries like Ghana risk further marginalization unless critical manpower needs are trained locally to protect national interests.
With the discovery of oil in large quantities, it was prudent to encourage Ghanaians in the private sector to set up Oil and Gas engineering institutions to support the socio-economic development of the nation and also to equip the country with oil and gas engineers who would compete effectively with other nationals in this aggressive market.
The Oil and Gas Engineering is a field combining engineering and the earth sciences. Oil and gas engineering is a sub-field of petroleum engineering. Petroleum engineering focuses on using knowledge about the earth's physical attributes to find hydrocarbon sources. Oil and gas engineers work for the energy industry to find the most likely spots for oil and gas deposits. The education required for these fields is the same. In fact, most Oil and Gas engineers have degrees in Petroleum Engineering, though some also study Geology, Physics and other sciences.
In a society where we are still using considerable amounts of oil and gas, it is imperative to train engineers to extract and process it. Well-known oil reserves are constantly being supplemented by new findings. Not because we discover new oil and gas deposits, but because experts can optimise the production in a way that allows for use of even small or scarce oil fields. Studying Oil and Gas Technology, will enable you to contribute to this enhancement.
During the Oil and Gas programme, you obtain a profound insight into the offshore sector – from production of offshore installations to equipment and service to the extraction of Oil and Gas. Moreover, you gain insight into the development of new biofuel from biomass. We can create biofuel in the laboratories within minutes, whereas the development of oil and gas has evolved over milions of years. In terms of onshore, you will be part of projects for development of geothermal facilities.
Our Bachelor of Engineering in Oil and Gas is designed to provide undergraduates with core skills in the process engineering, geology and geophysics disciplines as well as more specialised topics in petroleum extraction and refining. At the end of the degree will enable them to work effectively within the multidisciplinary teams that they are likely to join within the oil industry.
There is a huge demand for petroleum engineering staff within the oil industry, and the overall trend in oil prices is likely to be upwards for the foreseeable future. Oil has become a high-value resource, where, increasingly, specialist solutions are needed in both extraction and processing. We believe that the jobs market for Oil and Gas engineers will remain buoyant for many years to come.