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Master of Science in Petroleum Logistics

Logistics entails the organization of the flow of products, services and information from raw materials to the end user. For a large number of industrial and business companies, achieving high quality logistics operations will be the key competitive factor for future success. There is therefore a considerable focus on logistics in the business world. Oil and gas companies are no exception from this. The programme aims to give a thorough analysis and understanding of problems, challenges and solutions associated with all parts of the supply chains dealing with the oil and gas industry; on-shore as well as off-shore: exploration, purchasing, production planning, inventory management and downstream distribution planning. In addition the programme will give an understanding of the energy situation in the world, comparing existing renewable energy sources as well as non-renewable sources both in terms of costs, qualities and availability.

Onyemaechi Linda Okoronkwo


M.Sc. in Petroleum Logistics

"It is a great school, filled with passionate and helpful teachers and friendly students from several nationalities. I have no regrets schooling here what so ever, its created a unique opportunity for me to be a parent and a student at the same time and that's part of what makes Molde University College an outstanding institution."

Logistics as a scientific area rests on a broad spectrum of disciplines such as economics, information/communication technology, business administration, organization and management, as well as quantitative methods based on mathematics, operations research and statistics. All these topics in logistics makes it a challenging area to study.

The programme is taught entirely in English, and is open to students from all countries. This means that students at the programme will have the benefit of belonging to a truly international group of students, and to enhance their language skills, making them ready for logistical careers in a more globalized economy.

Possibility of double degree

HiMolde can in addition offer the MSc in Petroleum Logistics as a double degree in collaboration with the main oil and gas university in Russia: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow . Students following the double degree option of the MSc programme, must undertake study periods at both institutions. Lectures in the first and third semester will then take place in Molde, and the second semester in Moscow.


Learning outcome: 


After completing the programme, the successful candidate is expected to:



  • have good and general knowledge about logistics and supply chain management (SCM) in general.

  • have specialized knowledge about SCM in the petroleum industry.

  • have specialized knowledge about different types of energy sources and the relationship between these.

  • have extensive knowledge of scientific theories and methods relevant to SCM and operational logistics.

  • have advanced knowledge of scientific theories and methods relevant to SCM of the petroleum industry, including a broad knowledge about models and methods in general, and their use in petroleum logistics in particular.



  • be able to use advanced theory and methods to identify inefficiencies in supply chains.

  • be able to propose improvements of organizational/structural changes, and suggest ways of implementing such changes in a supply chain.

  • be able to understand the specific challenges connected to the different supply chains in the petroleum industry.

  • be capable of performing a limited supervised research project within operational logistics, in line with ruling academic standards in the field.


General Competence

  • be able to present and communicate professional issues relevant to logistics.

  • be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills within new areas of research and education.

  • be able to read scientific papers and other scientific work with a critical view.

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