Mature Field Management

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


The MSc in Integrated Mature Field Management addresses the current situation within the oil and gas industry where many fields worldwide are now mature and are undergoing further development to extend their operational life. This course aims to develop the numerate, science and engineering skills required to successfully manage mature oil and gas fields in a holistic, safe and cost-effective manner.

This is an industry-led intensive 12 month course of lectures and project work encompassing a wide range of fundamental concepts, principles and theories which are pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. Our courses are designed so that our graduates are technically well prepared through the integration of theory and practice and the application of statistical, scientific and economics skills. Students will also develop personal qualities and professional competencies of petroleum engineers.

Entry Requirements

Masters (MSc) level entry applicants must have one of the following:
Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area; For postgraduate conversion courses, non-related degrees will be considered; Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months


School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society


Life Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy