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# 39 B-dul BUCURESTI, PLOIESTI, Zip 100680
Tel.: +40-244-573171/int. 221
Fax: +40-244-575847, E-mail: foraj@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro


The Drilling – Production Department was founded  in 1948 at the same time with the Petroleum and Gas Institute and the Faculty of Drilling and Oil Production; the first head of the department was  Assoc. Prof. Eng.  M. Constantinescu in  1952; the department divided into The Drilling Department (having as heads of the department Assoc. Prof. Eng. A. Miliutin and Prof. Dr. Eng. D. Tocan) and The Production Department (having as head Prof. Dr. Eng. G. Ioachim, Member of the Romanian Academy) functioning under this form until 1974. Whrn the Insitute changed the location to Ploiesti, only one department was preserved, having as heads Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. L. Bulau, Prof.Dr.Eng. C. Beca, Prof.Dr.Eng. E. Soare, Prof.Dr.Eng. C. Popa, Prof.Dr.Eng. G. Iordache and beginning with 2004 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng.  V. Grigore.

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Virgil GRIGORE – Head of the Department
  • Prof.Dr.Eng. Neculai MACOVEI
  • Prof.Dr.Eng. Florea MINESCU
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Florinel DINU – Scientific Secretary
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Serban NICOLESCU

The Dilling Production Department, the only one in the country, has always had presigious staff, who assured the training of the graduates in the petroleum field.
the subjects taught during the years by the teaching staff have always been updated and enriched, in accordance with the scientific and technological progress of the petroleum field. Some of the courses, such as: Well Drilling, Petroleum and Gas Production, Production Economy and Design, Hydrocarbon Reservoir Physics,  have a permanent character, being taught starting with the foundation of the department.  Other courses, such as: Drilling Fluids, Rock Mechanics, Off-shore Drilling, Special Drilling, Gas Production, Secondary Exploitation of Petroleum Reservoirs, Underground Water Exploitation and Use have been taught as a result of the progress in the corresponding fields, being imposed for practical reasons as well.
When the Master’s Degree Programmes were established, the teaching staff of the department started to offer lectures on specialized fields, such as: Directional Well Drilling, Directional Well Completion, Accidents and Issues Dealing with Directional Wells Drilling, Physisical- Chemical Interactions within the Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Petroleum Extraction by means of Directional and Horizontal Wells, Gas Extraction, Treatment and Storage,Off-shore Well Exploitation, Well Productivity Stimulation, Natural Gas Treatment. 
The training offered to the students takes place in optimal conditions as the department possesses well-equipped  laboratories.

  • Computer Network -  Drilling
  • Computer Network – Petroleum Production
  • Computer network – Natural Gas Production
  • Graphic station used for geophysics
  • HP LaserJet, HP DeskJet , Epson, Canon printers
  • HP ScanJet 3c , AV 360 C scanners
  • Minolta EP 30, Xerox copymachines
  • Nec, Plus, Sony, BenQ, Mitzubishi videoprojectors
  • Novascope projector
  • Pentium IV, 512MB RAM, 3 GHz, HDD100Gb computers
  • Notebook Toshiba Satellite, HP, Compaq, Dell, Webboy
  • Well Control Simulator
  • PIPE SIM Simulator, OFM 2006 from Schlumberger
  • Drill Sim 50 and Drill Sim 5000 Well Control Simulator
  • Porosity meter -  VINCI
  • Permeability meter - VINCI
  • Reoviscosity meter type Broockfield


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Virgil GRIGORE e-mail: vgrigore@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Prof.Dr.Eng. Avram LAZAR e-mail: lavram@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Prof.Dr.Eng. Mihai Pascu COLOJA e-mail: mpcoloja@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Prof.Dr.Eng. Mihai GHEORGHITOIU e-mail: ghemih@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Prof.Dr.Eng. Neculai MACOVEI e-mail: nmacovei@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Prof.Dr.Eng. Florea MINESCU e-mail: fminescu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Maria CRISTESCU e-mail: mcristescu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Florinel DINU e-mail: flgdinu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Serban NICOLESCU e-mail: nserban@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Maria PATRASCU e-mail: mpatrascu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Mariea MARCU e-mail: mradulescu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Mihail IONESCU e-mail: mionescu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Maria POPESCU  e-mail: mgpopescu56@yahoo.com
Lecturer Dr. Eng. Petru CIOBANU e-mail: ciobanu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Lecturer Dr. Eng. Constantin NICOLESCU e-mail: cnicolescu_ro@yahoo.com

Prof.Dr.Eng. Corneliu POPESCU e-mail: cpopescu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Prof.Dr.Eng.George IORDACHE  e-mail: giordache@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Personal tehnico-administrativ:  
Eng. Marian BADOIU email: mbadoiu@mail.upg-ploiesti.ro
Eng. Iuliana Veronica GHEŢIU – Secretary of the Deaprtment  email: itigau@yahoo.com
Eng. Augustin MESCH  
Technician Mihail RADU  
Technician Doru NICOLAE  
Technician Eugeniu MARINESCU  
Technician Georgeta TOMA  
Mechanic locksmith Gheorghe MOSCALIUC  


The scientific research activity of the department focuses on:
a) Oil and gas well  drilling design and optimization;
b) Tubing, cementing and completion technologies design of horizontal wells;
c) Drilling  and mechanic coring optimization with small wells;
d) New procedures for cementing and consolidation of high diameter wells;
e) Technological state design for hydrogeologic drilling;
f) Well functioning analysis and optimization of working conditions;
g) Technologoical state design of natural eruption wells, artificial eruption wells and pump casing;
h) Work condition design of wells using unconventional production systems; elicoidal pumping, hydraulic pumping, electro-centrifugal pumping;
i) Prevention and control of sand flood; well stimulation;
j) High angles, horizontal and offshore well exploitation;
k) Natural gas well exploitation conditions;
l) Natural gas compression and storage technological state design;
m)Optimal technology for the evacuation of water from natural gas wells;
n)Simulation of gas and condensed gas reservoir exploitation in order to optimize and select the appropriate equipment;
o) Natural gas measuring methods taking into account their humidity;
p) The study of different types of interaction: fluid-fluid and rock-fluid;
r) Saturation redistribution for abandoned wells;
q) The study of phase equilibrium for condensed gas systems;
s) Evaluation of physical properties of rocks and reservoir fluids;
t) Chemical methods for increasing the production rate of petroleum reservoirs;
u) Fluid transport and storage systems design; v) Modern methods used for depollution of soil containing hydrocarbons;
x) Research regarding pollution resulted from drilling and ways of improving the environment quality;
y) Anti-corrosive protection of well equipment and pipelines.

  • Oil and Engines School, The French Oil Institute, France
  • Oil University of Beijing, China
  • Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
  • Technical University  BERGAKADEMIE of Freiberg, Germany
  • Stavange Universityr, Norway
  • Technological Science University of Cracow, Poland
  • Schlumberger GeoQuest Technologies, Hanover, Germany
  • Faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringof Al-Baath University of, Syria
  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • GlobalSantaFe, USA
  • Baker Hughes, USA


Industrial Partners
  • S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A. Mediaş
  • S.N.T.G.N. TRANSGAZ S.A. Mediaş
  • S.C. PETROM S.A. Bucureşti – Grup OMV
  • S.C. PETROMSERVICE S.A. Ploiesti
  • DISTRIGAZ SUD S.A. Bucureşti
  • E-ON GAS ROMANIA Targu Mureş
  • DISTRIGAZ VEST S.A. - Oradea
  • CONPET S.A. Ploieşti
  • S.C. DAFORA S.A. Mediaş
  • S.C. FORAJ SONDE S.A. Targu Mures
  • I.C.P.T. Câmpina
  • I.C.P.G.N. Mediaş
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Economy and Commerce
  • PETROSTAR S.A. Ploieşti
  • Schlumberger Romania, Bucuresti
  • MI Swaco Romania, Bucuresti
  • Mud-Data ROM Ploiesti
Last modifications: 06.06.2007 10:58