The school of petroleum engineering, one of the major schools of Petroleum University of China, was founded in 1953, and renamed as school of petroleum engineering after several name changes,such as drilling and production department, development department and petroleum engineering department.
Through devoted dedication of whole faculty members for last 60 years, the school of petroleum engineering has become an important base for talent training and scientific researches, and has made significant contributions to China petroleum industry. School of Petroleum Engineering (SPE), consists of oil and gas well drilling engineering department, production engineering department, reservoir engineering department, oilfield chemistry department, marine engineering and fluid mechanics department, high pressure water jet research center, and drilling bit research laboratory.
The school has a post-doctor station, 14 researching centers of various levels, 3 doctor degree majors, 4 master degree majors, and two bachelor degree majors. There are 2350 undergraduates, 1200 postgraduates and 130 foreign students in 2011. The faculty consists of 127 full-time teachers, including 1 academician, 50 professors, and 51 associate professors. Some famous experts and scholars at home and abroad are working in our school as honorable professors or guest professors.School of Petroleum Engineering has become an important base for petroleum talents cultivations and scientific researches.