Petroleum engineering students perform meaningful research towards the advancement of oil and gas recovery while gaining technical knowledge and weighing ethical considerations.

Solving For Petroleum's Industry

Your Career in Petroleum Engineering


Petroleum engineers extract oil, gas and other resources from the Earth, and they do it all over the world. They plan and supervise the drilling of wells, evaluate oil and gas production, and predict future production from the Gulf of Mexico to the coasts of Singapore. Aside from everyday gasoline, petroleum is also used in  different fuels, and its byproducts are found in everything from car tires to toys.

Career as a petroleum engineer

S&T petroleum engineering grads work all over the world in the areas of drilling, production, and reservoir engineering of oil and gas fields.

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The unique structure of our department benefits our research efforts and provides students with unique opportunities for collaboration and multi-disciplinary understanding.

Research in petroleum engineering focuses on exploring, drilling, and extracting hydrocarbon resources, and explores topics such as mechanical earth modeling, CO2 sequestration, and enhanced oil recovery.

Laboratory-focused research is offered in all of these specialty areas. For more information, check out the following research topics:

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