Petroleum Engineer

Overview:

Petroleum engineers design and oversee the production and methods for retrieving oil and natural gas from various depths beneath the earth’s surface. Most petroleum engineers work for oil companies. Others work at universities or research facilities.

Tasks:

  1. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice to achieve economical and satisfactory progress.
  2. Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs.