Petroleum Engineering

By Bryant Frihart


Petroleum engineering is the process of finding oil by building drills and putting the oil to practical use for the public. They also try to predict how much oil is in the area. I want to be a petroleum engineer because they get paid a lot and that is what my dad is.

What do they do?

They travel across the world finding where they can find any oil. And once they find oil, they build rigs to dig out the oil from the ground. Also they control where natural gas moves around in the city and suburbs.

What's the pay?

When starting out, petroleum engineers get paid about $80,000, but can get about $175,000 once they get higher up.

A bachelors degree is just enough to get a job in this field of engineering.