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Petroleum Engineering Overview - The Field - Preparation - Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast - Professional Organizations - Overview PowerPoint - Overview Podcast


Employment
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers hold about 21,900 jobs in the United States.

Petroleum engineers work mostly in oil and gas extraction, professional, scientific and technical services, and petroleum refining. Employers include major oil companies and hundreds of smaller, independent oil exploration, production, research institutes, and service companies.
Most petroleum engineers work where oil and gas are found. Large numbers are employed in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, and California, including offshore sites. Many American petroleum engineers also work overseas in oil-producing countries.

The following is a partial list of employers of petroleum engineers:

Oil/Gas Producing Companies and Equipment Manufacturers U.S. Federal Government

Research Institutes

Other Employers

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 


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