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Petroleum Engineering Fact Sheet Rev1209

Petroleum Engineering Fact Sheet Rev1209

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Petroleum Engineering
Personality Type
What is the
Interests
Holland Code(s): IRC_______________What’s a Holland Code? Take an Interest Inventory On the Web:Sloan Career Cornerstonemp3ONET 
 
What a First-Year Student Needs to Know About This FieldNumber of Credit Hours to graduate:
139.5
 Number of Undergraduate Students in program:
400
 Specialties/Concentrations:
Drilling, Production, Reservoir, Facilities
Department Head:
Dr. Ramona Graves
,
, 303/273-3740
 
Website:
http://petroleum.mines.edu/
 Student Organizations:
 Registration Info:
no special requirements
 
Careers related to this field of study:
Petroleum engineers
search the world for reservoirs containing oil or natural gas. Once theseresources are discovered, petroleum engineers work with geologists and other specialists tounderstand the geologic formation and properties of the rock containing the reservoir,determine the drilling methods to be used, and monitor drilling and production operations. Theydesign equipment and processes to achieve the maximum profitable recovery of oil and gas.Because only a small proportion of oil and gas in a reservoir flows out under natural forces,petroleum engineers develop and use various enhanced recovery methods. These includeinjecting water, chemicals, gases, or steam into an oil reservoir to force out more of the oil anddoing computer-controlled drilling or fracturing to connect a larger area of a reservoir to asingle well. Because even the best techniques in use today recover only a portion of the oiland gas in a reservoir, petroleum engineers research and develop technology and methods toincrease recovery and lower the cost of drilling and production operations.
 
 
Employment Picture:Petroleum engineers
are expected to have
5 percent
employment growth over theprojections decade. Even though most of the potential petroleum-producing areas in theUnited States already have been explored, petroleum engineers will increasingly be neededto develop new methods of extracting more resources from existing sources. Favorableopportunities are expected for petroleum engineers because the number of job openings islikely to exceed the relatively small number of graduates. Petroleum engineers work aroundthe world and, in fact, the best employment opportunities may include some work in othercountries.
RECRUITINGCOLORADO SCHOOL OF MINESPetroleum Engineering DepartmentSTARTING SALARY OFFERS 2008-2009
Low High Average
B.S. $40,000 $110,000 $81,947M.S. $85,000 $115,000 $97,909PhD No Report No Report $97,000 (2008)
 
Employers who have recruited at CSM during the last 3 yearsfor full-time entry-level BS Petroleum Majors
(“BOLD”
indicates on-campus recruiting; “Plain” indicates Job Postings inDiggerNet; companies also recruiting for Internships noted with *.
)
Petroleum
ABS Denbury ResourcesAera Energy LLC * Devon Energy *American Cast Iron Pipe Company
DJ Resources, Inc. *
Anadarko Petroleum *
DOE - Environmental Management
Anvil Corporation *
Dominion Power *Ascend Analytics *
El Paso Corporation *
Ashmin
EnCana Oil & Gas *ATLAS COPCO CONSTRUCTION MINING Energy Corporation of America *Atkinson Const. LLC * Energy Future Holdings *Baker Hughes Inc.
Enerplus Resources *
Bechtel National * Enogex *Bentek Energy ENSCO INTERNATIONALBG GROUP ENSRBHP Billiton * EOG Resources *Bill Barrett Corporation * Epic SYSTEMSBJ SERVICES EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel *Black Hills Corporation * ExxonMobil *
Black Hills Energy Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionBlue Sky Energy
Federal Highway Administration *BOART LONGYEAR COMPANY
 
Fidelity E & P Company *BP * FLUOR
Bureau of Land Management - Wyoming
FORERUNNER *
 
Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation *
Forest Oil Corporation
Calfrac Well Services Corp. *
Gas Technology Institute *
Cannon * global industries offshore *
Central Operating Inc
Gustavson Associates, LLC *CH2M HILL * Halliburton *Chesapeake Energy Corporation *
Heartland Energy Development Corp
CHEVRON * Helmerich & Payne, Inc. *Cimarex Energy Co. * Hess Corporation *Comstock Resources * HighMount E & P *ConocoPhillips * HUNT PETROLEUM
Cudd Energy Services
IHS Inc. *
Dart Energy Corporation *
IntelaDCP Midstream * Intellection

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