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Transcript of Petroleum Engineering
A master"s or doctoral degree is necessary for higher paid positions.
Many large companies have formal training programs for beginners.
Recent graduates generally start as assistants to experienced engineers.
Engineers whose work affects public health and safety must be licensed in their state. Requirements for licensing generally include a degree in engineering, several years of work experience in the engineering field, and a passing grade on a test.
Personal Skills, talents, and interests
Petroleum Engineering Job Description, Responsibilities, and Outlook
Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the earth's surface. Petroleum engineers also find ways to extract oil and gas from older wells on a day to day basis.
Education and training necessary
Louisiana State University- Agricultural and Mechanical College
Skills and talents
Good at math
Good bassoon player
Travel the world
Petroleum engineers typically do the following:
Design equipment to extract oil and gas in the most profitable way
Develop ways to inject water, chemicals, gases, or steam into an oil reserve to force out more of the oil
Develop plans to drill in oil and gas fields, and then to recover the oil and gas
Make sure that wells, well testing, and well surveys are completed and evaluated
Use computer-controlled drilling or fracturing to connect a larger area of an oil and gas deposit to a single well
Make sure that oil field equipment is installed, operated, and maintained properly
Petroleum engineers help find oil and gas for the country’s energy needs.
Daily Job Description
The employment is expected to grow 17% from 2010 to 2020, that's about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Even though most of the potential petroleum-producing areas in the United States already have been explored, petroleum engineers will increasingly be needed to develop new methods of extracting more resources from existing sources.
Favorable opportunities are expected for petroleum engineers because the number of job openings is likely to exceed the relatively small number of graduates. Petroleum engineers work around the world and, in fact, the best employment opportunities may include some work in other countries.
University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Tuition and Financial Aid Opportunities
Tuition: nonresident cost; $25,790
Flagship Scholars Award
Act score of 33 to 36 or critical reading and math SAT score of 1440 to 1600 and a 3.0 6-semester high school GPA
$20,000 per year plus additional $1,550 if participating in Chancellor's Student Aide Program
Chancellor's Student Aide
Students work at one of the school's departments
Can work up to 20 hours a week and earn $1,550 per year
University of Wyoming
Tuition and Financial Aid
13 units pre-college curriculum
Minimum 3.0 GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA
Minimum composite ACT score of 20 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 960) required of out-of-state applicants.
High school graduation diploma
General college preparatory program
SAT I or ACT required , SAT II not used
Tuition and Financial Aid
Rocky Mountain Scholars Award
ACT composite score of 27 or more
SAT score of 1210 or more
$6,000 per year
GPA- 3.0 unweighted based on 19 score units: 4 English, 4 math, 4 natural science, 4 social science, 2 foreign language, and 1 fine art
ACT- 22 composite, 18 English subscore, and a 19 math subscore.
SAT- 1030 critical reading and math, 450 critical reading, and 460 critical math
Successfully complete 17 out of 19 credits from the required core curriculum with core GPA of 2.5
23 ACT composite(1050 SAT R+M)
Over all requirements
18 English ACT( 450 SAT reading/verbal)
19 Math ACT( 460 SAT math)
2.0 GPA on 4.0 scale
ACT composite of 23 or greater or
SAT composite of 1050 or greater
2.5 minimum high school cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale
English ACT of 18 or verbal/critical reading SAT of 450
Math ACT of 19 or math SAT of 450
$4,485 each semester for up to 8 semesters
Marathon Oil Corporation
Average Annual Income $138,980
Average Hourly Wage $72.82
Description of Future Lifestyle
Family ( husband + kids)
Vacations on holidays + weekends off.