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Transcript of Petroleum Engineering
About Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum engineering is a smaller branch of mechanical engineering which deals with the innovation and production of materials used in the mining and production of natural oil and gas (petroleum).
What Petroleum Engineers do
Petroleum engineers innovate (make something new and creative, improve) machinery used in oil drilling and gas production, such as oil drills, wells, lift systems, etc.
Where they work
Petroleum engineers work in oil drilling sites or in the offices of companies they work for. These companies include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Conoco and many other oil corporations.
Petroleum engineering is one of the highest paid fields of engineering, The U.S. yearly salary average for petroleum engineers is $108,062. Although depending on the company, they can be paid up to $250K a year.
Petroleum engineers need at least a bachelor's degree in that field that has been approved by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Schools in Washington that provide this are mostly all online. There no notable campuses that teach this field in Washington state.