Certificate in petroleum and chemical engineering
Petroleum engineers look at ways to extract oil, gas and other natural resources through the use of wells. Individuals interested in working as petroleum engineers are mechanically inclined and enjoy working outdoors.
Inside Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum engineers assess the cost, impact and potential of drilling operations to extract oil, gas and other natural resources from underground. They design new methods for extracting these resources that also address safety, environmental and economic concerns. Petroleum engineers also look for ways to improve production through advanced techniques and technology. They must be able to work effectively with other engineers in the installation of drilling equipment, the interpretation of test drills and the creation of computer simulations that can help identify construction and production issues.