Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Energy is a key component to people's everyday lives; and a secure energy future requires a balance between environmental impact and affordable supply. In petroleum engineering, students learn to evaluate potential oil and gas reservoirs, oversee drilling activities, select and implement recovery schemes, and design surface collection and treatment facilities. Geosystems engineers and hydrogeologists are concerned with the development and use of engineering approaches in the management of water resources in addition to oil and gas, as well as environmental restoration of contamination sites and other processes related to the subsurface. Petroleum and geosystems engineers are able to address and solve important issues that will lead to energy security and thus are in high demand.
Research and Education Programs
Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM)
The Center for Subsurface Modeling investigates high-performance parallel processing as a tool to model the behavior of fluids in permeable geologic formations such as petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, groundwater aquifers and aquitards and in shallow bodies of water such as bays and estuaries.
Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements
Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.
At a Glance
- 2 U.S. News & World Report ranking of PGE's undergraduate program.
- 1 U.S. News & World Report ranking of PGE's graduate program.
- $85k The average starting salary for a petroleum engineer is $85,442.