student in a lab


The petroleum and energy engineering (PENG) curriculum is served by well-equipped laboratories of the science and engineering departments in addition to the specialized petroleum and energy engineering laboratories. The following labs and equipment are available.

The laboratories are also equipped to serve senior graduation projects and undergraduate research projects as well as faculty and research assistants projects.

Rock Lab

The lab has equipment to measure a number of rock properties and some rock/fluid interactions.

  • Helium Poroimeter
  • Drying Oven
  • Dean Stark Extractor
  • Steady-State Gas Permeameter
  • Bench Top Relative Permeameter 
  • Electrical Properties System Atmospheric 
  • Capillary Pressure Desaurator
  • Manual Saturator
  • Immersed Bulk Volume Setup
  • Retort oven for Rock
  • Sieve Analysis System
  • Polarized Microscopes 

Fluid and PVT Lab


The lab has the equipment to measure a number of fluid properties and some rock / fluid interactions.

   * Fluid Analyzer System for Black Oil PVT Studies

  • HPHT PVT Cell with Window
  • Equilibrium Flash Separator
  • Manual Gasometer
  • HPHT Rolling Ball Viscometer
  • High-Pressure Displacement Pump
  •  * Hydrometer Sets
     * Pycnometers

Drilling Lab

These labs are split into two labs; the first to simulate the drilling operation and well control process while the second handles a group of mud and cement tests.

  • Drilling Simulator Lab

    Drilling and Workover Simulator
    Water Distiller

  • Drilling Fluids Lab

    Mud Balances
    Marsh Funnel Viscometer
    Fann Viscometers
    Analog Resistivity Meter
    API Filter Presses
    HPHT Filter Press
    HPHT Consistometer

Computer Simulation Lab

The lab has specialized petroleum engineering bundles of software to model the entire development phases of a given field starting at exploration and ending by the optimized production scheme.  

Schlumberger Software
  • Eclipse 
  • Techlog 
  • OilField Manager
  • Petrel 
  • Merak 
Kappa Software
  • Ecrin
Interactive Petrophysics (IP) - LR Software
Halliburton - Landmark Software

  Engineer's Desktop

  • Casing  Seat
  • Casing Wear
  • Compass
  • Data Analyzer
  • EDM AutoSync Client
  • OpenWells
  • Profile
  • Stress Check
  • Well Cost
  • Well Cat
  • Well Plan
 Emerson - Roxar Software      
  • Mette
  • RMS
  • Tempest
 GOHFER Software
 OpendTect Software

Production Lab

The lab includes few pieces of equipment to perform some measurements that are of importance to oil and gas production, transportation and storage. It also houses some other devices in the fields of renewable energy and electrochemistry. 

Oil and Gas
  • Flash Point Testers
  • Drop Point Testers
  • Foam Tester
  • Basic Photovoltaic Training System
  • Basic Fuel Cell Technology Training System
  • Bench-top Windmill
  • Potentiostat 

Plug Preparation Lab

The lab has two machines that are used to prepare plugs from rock samples.    

  • Plugging Machine

  • Trimming Saw and End-Face Grinder