Regardless of where you live or your current profession, you may earn your engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. The part-time, online engineering program is designed for working adults who are unable to attend traditional, on-campus classes.
Becoming a Petroleum Engineer
If you are wondering if a high-tech career in petroleum engineering is right for you, you should compare your interests, talents and skills to the types of job tasks you will perform.
Are you interested in geology, math, physics and chemistry?
Are you creative and detail-oriented?
Do you have good communication skills?
Do you enjoy working with others?
Petroleum engineers design methods to efficiently recover oil and gas from below the earth. As a petroleum engineer, you may be expected to:
characterize deep geologic formations and their contained oil and gas
design and drill vertical and directional wells
complete wells for production by injecting multiphase fluids
optimize production using reservoir engineering principles
manage projects using business and economic principles
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