Oklahoma State University's Petroleum Engineering program is geographically well positioned
in one of the most active exploration areas in the country. The College of Engineering,
Architecture and Technology has strong support from local and national oil and gas
operators and service companies giving our students the expertise they need to be
successful in their careers. OSU's petroleum engineers will be hands-on with understanding
of formation rock, applied mechanics, materials, fluid behavior and application of
their effects on reservoir, drilling and completion economics and environmental sustainability.
Students will develop a team-oriented problem-solving attitude that is required in
Dr. Prem Bikkina, associate professor in chemical engineering, has 16 years
of research and teaching experience in petroleum and chemical engineering fields.
A few of his specialty areas include High-pressure high-temperature IFT& contact angle
measurements using different techniques; Coreflooding and microfluidic for various
fundamental and applied aspects of chemical and petroleum engineering; Enhanced oil
recovery using ASP, CO2, CO2 foams, nanofluids, and ionic liquids; Wettability-based
dissolved gas separation and nucleate boiling; Carbon sequestration in saline aquifiers
and depleted oil & gas fields; Characterization of Pickering emulsions; and Multiphase
OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate
students. Oklahoma State University's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs
is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588
for international students.