The Department of Petroleum Technology was established in 1969 to cater to the need of the oil industries for proficient manpower. The Department belongs to the School of Earth, Atmospheric Sciences, Environment& Energy of DibrugarhUniversity. Today it focuses primarily on the upstream petroleum sector with an insight to the latest technological developments.
The department was given the recognition by Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, as one of the Centres of Relevance and Excellence (TIFAC-CORE) in India, under Mission REACH (Relevance & Excellence in Achieving New Heights in Educational Institutions) in 2000. The United States – India Education Foundation of the Government of USA and the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India awarded one of the four prestigious India-led Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative project awards in the third round 2014 Grants to the Department of Petroleum Technology of Dibrugarh University with the Department of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, USA. This initiative will aim to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education.
The department have different lab facilities like Core Preparation Lab, Core Analysis Lab, Drilling Lab, Petroleum Geology Lab, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Lab for its students and research scholars along with it are the library and computer facilities.