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Petroleum Engineering Job Overview

Petroleum engineers specialize in extracting petroleum products, including oil and gas, from the earth. Their work focuses on design and development of equipment, methods, and techniques. They often work closely with geologists, industrial engineers, and other scientists to analyze the earth’s formation and determine appropriate drilling methods and equipment implementation. Specializations within this field include completions engineers, drilling engineers, production engineers, and reservoir engineers. Typical tasks include:

  • Designing drilling equipment that maximizes profit
  • Developing equipment that extracts more raw materials
  • Ensuring safe and proper equipment installation, operation, and maintenance

Petroleum Engineering Job Education Requirements

Petroleum engineers need a bachelor’s degree in engineering. While a degree in mechanical or chemical engineering may be sufficient, a degree in petroleum engineering is best. Employers also prefer that candidates complete cooperative engineering programs, which provide classroom study and hands-on experience. Some employers may require a master’s degree as well. Petroleum engineers who offer services to the public are required to obtain a license, which requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited engineering program, four years of work experience, and passing scores on both the Fundamentals of Engineering and Professional Engineering exams.

Petroleum Engineering Job Market

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects job growth of 26 percent for petroleum engineers, which is much faster than average growth through 2022. The large number of engineers anticipated to retire over the next 10 years will lead to many job openings. The price of oil also contributes to growth in this field, as costs directly influence the complexity of oil extraction methods. Depleted resources and skyrocketing prices of raw materials drive the need for experienced petroleum engineers to develop methods for drilling in challenging environments and extracting more resources from existing wells.

Petroleum Engineering Job Salary Information

The average annual salary for petroleum engineers is about $130,000, according to the BLS, making this one of the highest paying engineering jobs. The highest 10 percent in this field earn over $187,000 per year. The most lucrative industries are oil and gas extraction, enterprise management, architectural services, and petroleum products manufacturing. Petroleum engineers tend to work longer hours, with typical weeks lasting 50 to 60 hours of work. Much of this extra time can be attributed to travel to and from work sites for regular or emergency visits. When working onsite, petroleum engineers often rotate, with 84 hours on duty followed by 84 hours off duty.

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Our client, a medium sized independent oil & gas exploration & production company has an immediate opening for a Petroleum Engineering Technologist. Responsibilities include: · Providing support to engineering staff · Input of required data to maintain engineering databases · Generating engineering reports · Preparing exhibits for presentation to management, regulatory agencies, etc. Require...
Walker Elliott Balm, FL
Independent oil & gas finance company in North Houston seeking a Reservoir Engineer to step into a Director of Petroleum Engineering role. This company is similar to companies like Denham Capital and Angelo, Gordon & Co. but specializes in investing special projects for small independent oil & gas companies. This person will be a key member in growing the firms business and they will be given equi...
At QRI, Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists work in integrated teams to solve complex Reservoir Management challenges. As a Petroleum Technician, you will be an integral part of the team. Your responsibility will be to build and maintain a centralized database used by the team members to perform their analyses. The datasets required to perform engineering analyses are large, complex and diverse...
Job Description Zachry Exploration, LLC, an affiliated company of Zachry Holdings, Inc., is a privately held, conventional upstream oil and gas exploration and production organization engaged primarily in the Gulf Coast area of the United States. It is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas as are it's affiliated companies. Zachry participates in a wide range of the industrial sector including tradi...
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Job Description: Job is located in Chattanooga, TN. Our client, a medium sized independent oil & gas exploration & production company has an immediate opening for a Petroleum Engineering Technologist. Responsibilities include: Providing support to engineering staff Input of required data to maintain engineering databases Generating engineering reports Preparing exhibits for presentation to ...
Saudi Aramco offers experienced engineers the opportunity to develop and manage world-class fields, reservoirs and reserves. We are looking for experienced professionals to join us at our state-of-the-art Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to manage some of the world’s largest on-shore and off-shore oil and gas fields. Our petroleum engineers conduct pioneering...
Saudi Aramco offers experienced engineers the opportunity to develop and manage world-class fields, reservoirs and reserves. We are looking for experienced professionals to join us at our state-of-the-art Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to manage some of the world’s largest on-shore and off-shore oil and gas fields. Our petroleum engineers conduct pioneering r...
Saudi Aramco offers experienced engineers the opportunity to develop and manage world-class fields, reservoirs and reserves. We are looking for experienced professionals to join us at our state-of-the-art Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia to manage some of the world’s largest portfolio of on-shore and off-shore oil and gas fields. Our petroleum engineers conduct...
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science seeks candidates for teaching positions (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Professor of Practice) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Petroleum Engineering. These are full-time, benefits-eligible faculty positions on the non-tenure track. Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary...
The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science seeks candidates for teaching positions (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Professor of Practice) to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Petroleum Engineering. These are full-time, benefits-eligible faculty positions on the non-tenure track. Competitive candidates will have the training and experience necessary...
Job Title: Laboratory Technician II – Petroleum Engineering/Geology Job Location: Houston , Texas Intertek’s Exploration and Production team provides pioneering analytical and scientific services and consultancy along the entire oil and gas value chain, from reservoir to refinery. Our unrivalled blend of exploration and production solutions range from testing, training, and consultancy to manpow...
Montana Tech THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA Assistant or Associate Professor-Petroleum; Responsible to teach Petroleum Engineering courses, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise and mentor students, and supervise graduate student research. The department is interested in candidates with a background of industry experience in applied drilling, production, and reservoir subjects, with par...
PETROLEUM, CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER Entry to Mid-LEVEL TETRA TECH, INC. Midland, Texas Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—deliver...
Grynberg Petroleum Company, a privately-held oil and gas exploration and production firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado with interests throughout the Rocky Mountain region, is seeking experienced applicants for the position of Petroleum Engineer. The Petroleum Engineer position will report to the company’s President, and will work closely with the company’s executive team. The Petroleum Engine...
Earth Systems Inc. is an environmental consulting and engineering firm that supports regulatory agencies and private clients in the performance of hazardous waste and petroleum assessment and remediation. Our areas of expertise include: Environmental Engineering, Contamination Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Compliance, Property Transfer Assessments, and Permitting. Earth Systems seeks E...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/ This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, G...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/ This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, G...
ABOUT HESS CORPORATION Hess is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. We have a world-class portfolio of assets with industry-leading margins and visible growth in areas where we have proven technical capabilities: Asia Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, onshore U.S. and the West Africa conjugate margin. We are...
Market Share Solutions (Recruiting) Houston, TX
Job Title: Reservoir Engineer / Petroleum Engineer Location: Katy, TX area Compensation: Competitive Base Salary plus Bonus Plan Travel: 20% Required (Occasional Job Sites & Trade Shows) This is an opportunity to join a small, rapidly gorwing, Petroleum Reservoir Technology leader, in a KEY ROLE that will contibute to 600% revenue growth over the next 2 years. Company Overview: The Company p...
JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to: http://www.bsee.gov/ This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, G...

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