Petroleum Engineer

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.

Work Environment

  • 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.
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