to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, petroleum engineers hold about
21,900 jobs in the
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:
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.