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Discover the exclusive online midstream petroleum engineering graduate program, uniquely offered by WVU. Gain insights from top academic and industry leaders to pioneer in a specialized field available solely through our platform.

Master of Science in Midstream Petroleum Engineering

The Midstream Petroleum Engineering online master’s program is groundbreaking and the first of its kind with industry-relevant curriculum, flexibility, and networking opportunities, focusing on the energy industry of tomorrow. This asynchronous online program caters to interested engineering students and professional engineers no matter their location in the United States or around the world. This program answers a growing demand for trained and knowledgeable midstream engineers in the workforce. Join us and become a trailblazer in the dynamic world of petroleum engineering, where innovation meets real-world impact.

What is the importance of midstream engineering?

The midstream sector is a critical component of the oil and gas industry and has become increasingly more significant with the influx of shale development, and the shift in traditional supply and demand markets for natural gas.

This program covers one of the three major stages of oil and gas industry operations. The first stage — upstream — refers to crude oil and natural gas exploration and production. The third stage — downstream — refers to the refining of crude oil into gasoline and everyday products such as cell phone, computers, golf balls, makeup, bottled water, etc. 

Students in the midstream program will learn to perform detailed analysis of the processing, storage, and transportation of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids to optimize their performance. 

What is the starting range in this field?

Graduates from this program can expect their starting salary range to be $80,000 to $100,000.


Oil and Gas companies such as these are hiring our graduates:

Antero Resources logo

EQT logo

BHE - GT&S logo

Williams Logo

TC Energy

Kinder Morgan logo

The Midstream Petroleum Engineering online master’s degree program will provide an educated and knowledgeable workforce for the oil and natural gas industry. With an increasingly high demand for midstream engineers, their role is critically important to the current and future processing, transportation and storage of the more than 100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in place in West Virginia alone. Educating students in vitally important industry provides excellent jobs elevating local economies and improving economic well-being. These improvements and interventions will greatly benefit our state, our nation and in countless ways answer a continuously growing global demand.

Samuel Ameri

Chairperson, Professor
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

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