The Institute of Petroleum Engineering was established in 1975 to satisfy the industry's growing requirement for professional petroleum engineers. This was the year in which oil was first produced from the North Sea.
The diverse academic disciplines of the staff of the Institute enables both research and teaching to be pursued in the multi-skill environment essential to the modern oil and gas industry. The Institute has, and will continue to pursue relevant research and to develop new courses to meet the needs of the industry with which it is so closely associated.
We are based in the main Heriot-Watt University campus in Edinburgh, the beautiful capital city of Scotland, but we are a truly international institution with teaching and research work carried out across the globe.
The Institute is situated off Research Avenue South, Edinburgh campus. Information on methods of transport and how to get here can be found from the Maps & directions to Edinburgh Campus web page. You will also find useful links on how to get here under the 'See also' column on the right of this page.
When you arrive please make your way to the Enterprise Oil building reception area where if you have not already arranged to be met there is a telephone where you can contact our secretarial staff on ext. 3543 or 3545 for assistance.