Extraction of gas/oil
130,280 per year
what petroleum engineers do
Petroleum engineers design methods to extract oil and gas from deposits below the earth’s surface.
Petroleum engineers often work in offices or laboratories.
What is the job outlook for this career?
- Design equipment to extract gas or oil in the most profitable rate.
- Develop ways to inject water, chemicals, gases, or steam into an oil reserve to force out more of the oil.
- Develop plans to drill in oil and gas fields, and then to recover the oil and gas
How do you become this type of engineer
If your interested in studying petroleum engineering will benefit from taking high school courses in math, such as algebra, trigonometry, and calculus; and in science, such as biology, chemistry, and physics.