Petroleum Engineer

Code: 17-2171.00

Also known as: Completion Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Engineer, Operations Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Production Engineer, Project Production Engineer, Project Reservoir Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Reservoir Engineering Consultant

Description: With oil prices steadily rising and finite amounts of natural resources a constant concern, it is even more important to find new ways to extract gas and oil from beneath the earth's surface. Petroleum Engineers are charged with designing and developing new ways to extract gas and oil from underground deposits as well as older wells.Petroleum Engineers must have a Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering or a related discipline, such as chemical or mechanical engineering. If you're planning to enter this field, consider doing cooperative learning programs or internships, where you can gain practical experience as part of your academic curriculum.

Petroleum Engineer

Typical wages

10% $78,620
25% $108,130
Median $137,330
75% $189,030
90% $208,000
10% $37.8
25% $51.99
Median $66.02
75% $90.88
90% $100+

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 2,100