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Petroleum Engineers

Create methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$57.76 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

National Data
Growth rate:  2.6%    Read more about outlook

Education:

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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Job Title Examples:

Drilling Engineer
Production Engineer
Reservoir Engineer

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