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Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineers may work on specific production-related problems in a technical area or may work as broad technical problem solvers within an organization. Petroleum engineers are required to utilize complex technologies. Exploration and production projects are sophisticated and the financial and physical risks must be integrated into engineering design of specific exploration and production systems to make them work.

Career Opportunities

  • Completion Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Hydrology Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer

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Job Listings:

National Index of Engineering Jobs and Resources
Engineering Central
Just Engineers
NationJob Network
Biotech Jobs
OK Job Match

Career Planning:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Organizations and Associations:

Society of Petroleum Engineers
American Association of Drilling Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers
American Association of Drilling Engineers
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts


The University of Oklahoma Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering