I am overwhelmed with the opportunity I got to share my experience about the Petroleum Engineering Programme at Ocean Engineering Department, IIT Madras. I believe the Petroleum Engineering Programme offered at IIT Madras is one of the best in India particularly when comes to research in the upstream oil and gas sector. The department provides its scholars with an exciting and well-resourced environment to conduct cutting edge research. One of the best thing about the Petroleum Engineering Programme is the interdisciplinary support that its scholars obtain from various other departments of the institute. During my doctoral study, I had the chance to closely work with many resourced faculties of the institute and scholars from different departments which helped greatly to enrich the quality of my research. Also, it provides its students immense opportunity to visit many top-ranked universities across the globe as a visiting research student through faculty research collaborations or as part of a joined degree programme. The department has given me a chance to learn and grow beyond my expectation for which I am forever grateful.