Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering
The Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (acronym: RGNf), constituent part of the University of Zagreb, is a higher education institution which organizes and conducts academic studies while engaging in the scientific work in the domain of engineering sciences, including the scientific fields of mining, petroleum and geological engineering. It is the only faculty in the Republic of Croatia that operates in the field of mining engineering, petroleum engineering and geological engineering pertaining to technical sciences and one of two faculties operating in the field of geology pertaining to natural sciences.
The Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering is the institution that can offer solutions to a whole range of problems and challenges faced by modern society, such as the growing need for natural resources, finding solutions to the energy crisis, the utilization of alternative sources of energy, karst exploration, exploration of the effect of climate change and the possibilities of their mitigation, soil and drinking water protection as well as the protection of all other elements of the environment, predicting the risks from natural disasters and human activities and mitigation of their consequences.
The Faculty also cooperates with various state institutions, associations and economic entities. That cooperation is necessary for the Faculty to participate in different cultural events in the city and region, to be informed about the labour market, to participate in preparing various regulations related to the area of its study programmes, to organize practical work for its students in different organizations and for numerous other reasons. That cooperation is visible in the participation in exchange programmes, joint organization of scientific conferences, summer schools, research projects, cooperation in publishing scientific journals, in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programmes and the exchange of students and teachers.
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Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering and Energy
The Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering and Energy is where the new Master study programme will be implemented. Areas of interest of the employees of the Petroleum Engineering Department are design, production and well completion, oil and gas production, processing, storage and transportation, hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoir development, environmental protection in petroleum engineering and energetics. Members of the Department published results of their research in domestic and international scientific journals and presented them at numerous international conferences.
- Professors: 12
- Teaching assistants: 7
- Research associates: 2
The academic activities of the department include two specialized research laboratories and computer lab.
The Wellbore fluids laboratory has an educational and scientific research purpose and is equipped with various equipment to demonstrate different properties of drilling fluids and cements used in drilling operations. The laboratory is equipped with instruments and devices that make possible: (1) drilling fluid preparation, drilling fluid additives testing and the determination of drilling fluid properties according to API Spec 13A and recommended practice for laboratory testing of drilling fluids RP 13B, and (2) cement slurry preparation and the determination of cement slurry properties, according to API Specification 10 A and API Recommendation 10 B.
Laboratory for routine and special core-analysis is equipped with helium porosimeter, several permeameters and different core holders as well as capillary measurement (MICP, porous plate) apparatus. Students of Reservoir Engineering module will gain practical experience in measurement od mass transport and heat transport properties. Student projects will be encouraged, as by now Arduino technology and compatible sensors are used along with additive technologies (3D printing) to construct new parts and modify or invent new technical solutions for measurement and interpretation mass and heat transport properties.
BS, MS and PhD students are also encouraged for innovative and scientific work. One example is Digital Core Physics (DRP), where students successfully modeled porosity and capillary pressure based on CT-scans of small core samples.