Education and Training
Introduction
The Graduate School & Training Center, RIPED (GSTC) was founded in 1984 authorized by Chinese government. It provides training programs leading to Master and Ph.D degree studies, Post-doctoral Programs, as well as for in-service training programs.
 
There are 67 senior research scientists working as advisors to master's degree candidates, and 62 working as doctoral advisors. 12 of them are academician members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
 
GSTC enrolls 24 master's degree candidates and 30 doctoral candidates each year. It also provides a joint degree study program partnered with Peking University, enrolling 6 master's degree candidates and 10 doctoral candidates every year.
 
GSTC training courses are mainly programmed for CNPC staffs. Since its establishment, GSTC has held more than 700 in-service training courses, and approximately 30,000 CNPC staffs are involved.
 


Degree Programs
GSTC is authorized to award master's and doctoral degrees in the two academic areas: (1) Geological Resources & Geological Engineering; and (2) Oil & Natural Gas Engineering. Post-doctoral program is also available for the two subjects.

Master degree (11 disciplines):
  ● Mechanical Design and Theory
  ● Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration
  ● Geodetection and Information Technology
  ● Geological Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Resource Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Well Engineering
  ● Downhole Control Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Field Development Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering
  ● Chemical Engineering of Oil and Gas Field
  ● Information Technology Engineering on Oil and Gas

Doctoral degree (10 disciplines):
  ● Mineral Resource Prospecting and Exploration 
  ● Geodetection and Information Technology
  ● Geological Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Resource Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Well Engineering
  ● Downhole Control Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Field Development Engineering
  ● Oil-Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering
  ● Chemical Engineering of Oil and Gas Field
  ● Information Technology Engineering on Oil and Gas