To deepen your training, the Master's degree programme in Georesources and Geoenergy Engineering is divided into two innovative tracks:
One of the major challenges of our times is the paradox of a world that will use fossil fuels to meet a large portion of its energy demand for the foreseeable future while the public and political perception ties the petroleum industry to global climate change. Furthermore, this very same industry can significantly contribute to reach net zero and support energy transition through carbon storage as well as green methane or hydrogen storage in geological formations. Thus, it is evident petroleum engineering and scientific foundation are still valid and above all necessary to tackle underground fluid production and injection.
However, a new awareness and new skills with broad knowledge of cross-discipline expertise, including those arising from digital transformation, are also needed to promote a sustainable energy mix. Politecnico di Torino has updated its educational program to enable students to thrive as they transition into an evolving industry, and is committed to train the energy leaders of the future.
As a graduate in the Geoenergy track you will:
- be able to characterise hydrocarbon reservoirs both in terms of the quantity of hydrocarbons in place and in terms of production capacity
- be able to identify the best oil and/or natural gas production strategies based on criteria of technical feasibility but also economic and environmental sustainability
- have fundamental skills in key techniques and technologies in decarbonisation processes (gas storage and CO2 capture) and the possibility of extending your skills with the technical aspects of renewable energies.
Our modern lifestyle increasingly relies on raw materials. From base metals, such as steel and copper for our railway and electricity infrastructures, to the gold and tantalum in smartphones: raw materials are everywhere.
The transition to a climate neutral future requires exponentially growing quantities of rare earth elements for electric vehicles and wind turbines, lithium and cobalt for rechargeable batteries, silicon and gallium for photovoltaics and solar panels. As the world grows faster and becomes more inter-connected, the impact of human activities on the Earth has never been more visible. It is now clear that we need to shift to a more circular and carbon neutral economy in order to responsibly use the Earth’s finite resources, and that such a shift requires knowledge and skills to drive the change.
Politecnico di Torino has accepted the challenge and is ready to train future professionals through its renewed programme in Sustainable Mining. We are ready to mine students’ raw talent and help them shape a more circular and green economy, as well as create sustainable solutions for tomorrow.
As a graduate in the Sustainable Mining track you will:
- have skills related to the production and recycling of strategic raw materials for the ecological transition;
- be able to characterise and estimate the volumes available and producible in a mineral deposit;
- be able to design the works necessary to reach the deposit and extract the useful mineral, ensuring economic efficiency and environmental sustainability and following criteria that ensure the safety of the works and operators involved.