The Faculty of Drilling and Petroleum Engineering was established in 1967, and in 1995, it was renamed the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas. Its activity focuses on petroleum, gas engineering and scientific research, mainly of practical character. Being the only faculty of this kind in Poland, it offers education within fulltime, part-time, doctoral and postgraduate study programmes. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas consists of three departments: Drilling and Geoengineering, Oil Engineering, and Gas Engineering. The works of the Department of Drilling and Geoengineering, concentrate on designing boreholes, optimizing parameters of drilling technology, working out the compositions of drilling muds and sealing slurries, designing tools and devices for on- and off shore boreholes, as well as trenchless techniques. The Department of Oil Engineering is responsible for investigating new geophysical methods, methods of on- and off shore oil and gas production, mathematical modeling and computer simulation of liquid raw materials production, deep and surface geological cartography of hydrocarbon deposits, determining hydrodynamic conditions of hydrocarbon migration and accumulation, verification of hydrocarbon resources, geochemical monitoring of underground gas storage facilities, utilization of sewage and waste water, environmental monitoring, exploration and production of groundwater, activation and renovation of wells and water distribution systems. The scientific and research works conducted at the Department of Gas Engineering focus on natural gas production, underground gas storage, production of natural gas from unconventional deposits, designing gas transfer systems, modelling hydrocarbon deposits production and UGS operation, works related to carbon dioxide sequestration, and analyses of energy systems in Poland. The Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas co-operates with scientific centres in Poland and abroad. A result of this collaboration are European and Polish joint projects, as well as numerous publications, expert reports and patents.
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