# GATE PE Syllabus 2025: Petroleum Engineering

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Explore the comprehensive GATE Petroleum Engineering (PE) syllabus for 2024 to kickstart your exam preparation and achieve success.

GATE PE Syllabus 2024 – GATE 2025 exam will be conduct by IIT, Roorkee on dates 1, 2 and 8, 9 February, 2025. Here we have provided latest Petroleum Engineering syllabus & paper pattern for GATE 2024 aspirants.

All candidates with Petroleum Engineering subject are advised to download this latest syllabus before starting their GATE 2024 exam preparation.

### GATE 2025 Highlights

 GATE 2025 Conducting Body IIT, Roorkee GATE 2025 Exam Date 1, 2, 8, 9 February, 2025 GATE 2025 Total Subjects 30 GATE 2025 Exam Mode ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) GATE 2025 Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes) GATE 2025 Total Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65 GATE 2025 Total Marks 100 GATE 2025 Question Type MCQ, MSQ, NAT

### GATE Petroleum Engineering Paper Pattern 2024

Paper SectionsMarks Distribution
Subject Questions85% of the total marks.
General Aptitude15% of the total marks.

### GATE Petroleum Engineering Exam Pattern Details 2024

 Particulars Details Mode of Exam Online Number of Questions 65 Duration of Exam 3 hours Pattern of Questions General Aptitude – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Engineering Mathematics & Core Subject –  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) Marking Scheme For MCQ’s – Exam Paper carry 1 mark and 2 marks for questions with 13 and 23 negative marking for incorrect answers respectively. For NAT – No marks will be deducted. Number of Sections Section 1- General Aptitude Section 2 – Engineering Mathematics and Technical Questions. Topic wise weightage General Aptitude – 15% Engineering Mathematics – 15% Technical Questions – 70%

### GATE Petroleum Engineering Syllabus for General Aptitude 2024

 Topics Syllabus Verbal Aptitude English grammar Vocabularies Reading and comprehension Narrative sequencing Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation 2 &  3-dimensional plots Maps & tables Numerical computation & estimation that includes ratios, percentages, powers, exponents & logarithms Permutations & combinations Mensuration & geometry Elementary statistics & probability Analytical Aptitude Logic: Deduction & induction Analogy Numerical relations & reasoning Spatial Aptitude Transformation of shapes like translation, mirroring , rotation & scaling  Assembling &  grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns (2 & 3 dimensions)

### GATE Petroleum Engineering Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics 2024

 Topics Syllabus Linear Algebra Linear dependence and independence Vector space Matrix algebra, eigenvalues and eigen vectors Solution of linear equations- existence and uniqueness Rank . Calculus Mean value theorems Theorems of integral calculus Evaluation of definite and improper integrals Partial derivatives, maxima and minima Multiple integrals, line, surface and volume integrals  Taylor series Differential Equations First order equations (linear and nonlinear) Higher order linear differential equations Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations Methods of solution using variation of parameters Complementary function and particular integral Partial differential equations Variable separable method initial and boundary value problems Vector Analysis Vectors in plane and space Vector operations Gradient, divergence and curl Gauss’s, Green’s and Stokes’ theorems. Complex Analysis Analytic functions Cauchy’s integral theorem Cauchy’s integral formula, sequences, series, convergence tests Taylor and Laurent series, residue theorem. Probability and Statistics Mean, median, mode, standard deviation Combinatorial probability Probability distributions Binomial distribution Poisson distribution Exponential distribution Normal distribution Joint and conditional probability.

### GATE Petroleum Engineering Syllabus for Core Subjects 2024

 Subject Content Petroleum Exploration Classification and description of some common rocks with special reference to clastic and non-clastic reservoir rocks Origin, migration and accumulation of Petroleum Petroleum exploration methods. Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology Well planned Drilling method Drilling rigs Rig operating systems. Drilling fluids function and properties Drilling fluid maintenance equipment. Oil & gas well-cementing operations Drill bit types and their applications Drill string & Casing string function Operations, selection & design Drilling problems , their control & remedies. Directional drilling tools Directional survey Application of horizontal, multilateral, extended reach, slim wells. Reservoir Engineering Petrophysical properties of reservoir rocks Coring and core analysis Reservoir fluid properties. Phase behaviour of hydrocarbon system The flow of fluids through porous media. Water and gas coming Reservoir pressure measurements Reservoir drives Drive mechanics Recovery factors Reserve estimation techniques. Petroleum Production Operations Well equipment. Well-completion techniques. Well production problems and mitigation. Well servicing & Workover operations. Workover & completion fluids Formation damage Well stimulation techniques. Artificial lift techniques. Field processing of oil & gas. Storage and transportation of petroleum and petroleum products. Metering and measurements of oil & gas. Production system analysis & optimization. Production testing. Multiphase flow in tubing and flow-lines. Nodal system analysis. Pressure vessels Storage tanks Shell and tube heat exchangers Pumps and compressors LNG value chain. Offshore Drilling and Production Practices Offshore oil and gas operations ocean environment Offshore fixed platforms Offshore mobile units Station keeping methods like mooring & dynamic positioning system. Offshore drilling from fixed platform, jack-up, ships and semi submersibles Use of conductors and risers Offshore well completion. Deep water applications of subsea technology Offshore production Oil processing platforms Water injection platforms Storage SPM and SBM transportation and utilities Deep water drilling rig Deep water production system Emerging deep water technologies. Petroleum Formation Evaluation Evaluation of petrophysical of sub-surface formations: Principles applications of SP Advantages and disadvantages of SP Resistivity, radioactive, acoustic logs and types of tools used. Evaluation of CBL/VDL, USIT, SFT, RFT. Production logging tools, principles, limitations, deepwater, and applications. The special type of logging tools. Casing inspection tools (principles, applications, and limitations) Formations micro scanner (FMS) NMR logging principles Standard log interpretation methods. Cross-plotting methods. Oil and Gas Well Testing Diffusivity equation, derivation & solutions. The radius of investigation. Principle of superposition. Horner’s approximation Drill Stem Testing. Pressure Transient Tests – Drawdown and buildup- test analysis, Wellbore effects, Multilayer reservoirs, Injection well testing, Multiple well testing, Interference testing, Pulse testing, Well-test analysis by use of type curves, Gas well testing. Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry Health hazards in Petroleum Industry- Toxicity, Physiological, Asphyxiation, Respiratory and skin effect of petroleum hydrocarbons and Sour gases. Safety System- Manual & automatic shutdown system, Blowdown systems, Gas detection system, Fire detection and suppression systems, Personal protection system & measures. HSE Policies Disaster & crisis management in the Petroleum Industry. Environment – Environment concepts, Impact on the ecosystem, air, water, and soil, The impact of drilling & production operations on the environment, Environmental transport of petroleum wastes, Offshore environmental studies, Offshore oil spill and oil spill control, Waste treatment methods. Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques Basic principles and mechanism of EOR Screening of EOR process Concept of pattern flooding Recovery efficiency Permeability heterogeneity Macroscopic and microscopic displacement efficiency. EOR methods – Chemical flooding, Miscible flooding, Thermal recoveries (steam stimulation, Hot water & steam flooding, in-situ combustion) and Microbial EOR. Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering Coal bed methane Shale gas Oil shale Gas hydrate Heavy oil and Petroleum Engineering

### GATE Petroleum Engineering Syllabus & Exam Pattern FAQs

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1. i have done Btech in instrumentation engineering AND want to appear for gate in PE …is it possible.

regards

2. Hello
Sir,
Can u tell about reference book which is more beneficial for P E examination. Is there any book of MCQ for Petroleum stream.

• Hello ashok,

This is the first time when petroleum engineering is added in GATE papers list. So it is not possible to provide you weightage marks for petroleum engineering.

• Hello ashok,

This is the first time when petroleum engineering is added in GATE papers list. So it is not possible to provide you cut-off marks for petroleum engineering.

• Hello jacky,

Try to get as much as marks possible. Because petroleum engineering would not have much seats in PSUs.

• Hello rahul,

Currently we dont have certain info about any such coaching institute. If we find any we will notify you here.

3. Sir
could u please tell me minimum how much one has to score to get a call from ongc or iocl for petroleum engineering paper? I know PE is included for the first in gate so nothing definitive cannot be said,but a good guess from an experienced person will be halpfull…thnk u..

• Hello jacky,

Analysis is always based upon previous years papers analysis, level of paper and many more factors but if there is no paper then there is no analysis.

• Hello Abhishek,

This is the first time when petroleum engineering is added in GATE papers list. So it is not possible to provide you cut-off marks for petroleum engineering.

4. Dear Sir,

Can you please tell me what kind of pattern will we have for PE GATE 2016. Will it be more of conceptual based (theoritical) or it will be numerical? What do you think about it?

Thanks

• Hello Rahul,

GATE exam is known for mix of theoretical as well as numerical questions in the paper. So you have to prepare both of these very well.
You may get idea from any subject which is closely related to this subject and was in the list of GATE paper since very long time.

5. Hi,

I am a recent graduate of Geoscience Engineering from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, UPES. I have done extensive work in Drilling Fluids and am planning to give GATE through PE.

Am I eligible for giving GATE through PE and apply in PSUs?

Regards
Agam

6. I have completed my Btech In Applied Petroleum Engineering. Can you please tell me is there any coaching institute which conducts classes for Petroleum Engineering for Gate 2016, or if they have some course material or sample papers. Anything which can help me in my perparations?

• Hello Shubham,

Currently we dont have certain info about any such coaching institute. If we find any we will notify you here.
We will upload study material related to all engineering streams. wait few more days.

7. sir, i firstly appreciate your work. I’m presently studying 3rd year B.Tech petroleum engineering. I had 2 doubts about gate. may i eligible for gate 2016 and can we get those gate reference books freely ???…….

8. hello Sir!
1) is there any coaching or crash course for Petroleum Engineering?
2) what are the companies names which are recruiting thru gate 16 pe along with their min elgibility?
3) i have got first class on the degree but not as aggregate, am i eligible for ongc?

9. Sir , I did b tech in petroleum engg n m tech in exploration geophysics .. so what paper hv more scope n Wht paper I wl choice for gate exam …

10. Sir, I have finished my B.tech Biotechnology. I want to opt PE as my core for M.tech
I want to know if that is possible and also can you please suggest me how can I prepare for GATE exam.
I have tired looking for GATE coaching centres but I could no find any.

11. First of all I would really like to thank the admin for this outstanding platform he created. Secondly, I would like to exhort all my fellow PE graduates (those preparing for GATE ’16) to join me on Whatsapp 9575820208. From 25th September i am going to start discussions on Drilling and Reservoir. The sessions would be intense and powerpact.

• Hello krishna,

Petroleum engineering was not part of GATE till 2015. It become part of GATE from 2016. So only new notifications of any PSU/organization can only tell that they will recruit Petroleum engineers or not. Whenever any company will recruit at national level for Petroleum engineering we will notify here on this blog.

12. sir ,can you plesae tell me the number of company will recruit petroleum engg.through gate 2016 and their name.

• Hello ravi,

Mainly oil and gas based companies will recruit petroleum engineers through GATE 2016. There would be nearly 4-5 such companies.
Whenever any company will release their notification through GATE 2016 we will notify here on this blog.
You please keep visiting below page for PSUs through GATE 2016.
PSUs 2016 Application : http://www.gate2016.info/psus-2016-application/

• Hello Abhishek,

Currently we don’t have any such paper if we find any we will post here.
Please be regular with this forum for GATE 2016 related information.