Texas petroleum engineering students working on simulations

In petroleum engineering, students will learn to solve problems and design new processes and workflows in the oil and gas production and services industries. Students use advanced computer technologies and methods to learn to evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs, oversee drilling activities, select and implement recovery schemes, and design surface collection and treatment facilities. Texas Engineering graduates work in traditional petroleum engineering careers for oil and gas companies, as well as emerging careers in pollution clean­up, underground waste disposal (including the subsurface injection of carbon dioxide to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases) and hydrology.

Programs offered:

Bachelor's  Master's  Ph.D.

What do petroleum engineers do?

Petroleum engineers are equipped with the technological expertise to bring oil and natural gas from deep within the earth to the surface for delivery to processing facilities, providing energy for the world while working to mitigate the effects of using hydrocarbons. They invent new techniques to recover natural resources from the earth and apply environmentally sound production methods. Even as we develop important sources of alternative energy, oil and natural gas will remain essential.