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

Entrants to the course will normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2:2 or UK equivalent) in an engineering or relevant science discipline from a British or overseas university.

In addition to the academic qualifications, motivation, industrial experience and personality are taken into consideration.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2½ - 7 years


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