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Petroleum Engineers

Create methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production.

Quick Facts


$67.10 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  15.2%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Research advanced engineering designs or applications.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Analyze physical, survey, or geographic data.
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Drilling Engineer
Production Engineer
Reservoir Engineer

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