Skip to Main Navigation. Each navigation link will open a list of sub navigation links.

Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now
Visit Campus
Download UW Viewbook
Give to UW

Petroleum Engineering Department

Welcome to the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming!

Petroleum engineers are involved in all facets of oil exploration and development, from identifying and characterizing the reservoir through drilling and completion to production. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells. We offer courses that prepare students for careers in petroleum and energy-resource fields. Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment provide higher levels of research capabilities. Our award-winning faculty create innovative and rigorous research opportunities for graduate students.

Learn more >

Why Petroleum Engineering?

  • Petroleum engineering jobs are projected to grow 10 percent by 2024.
  • The average starting salary for Petroleum Engineering graduates is the highest of all the engineering majors ($76,416). See the college’s Career Services Resources page.
  • Petroleum engineers work in the upstream oil and gas industries around the world as reservoir engineers, drilling engineers and production engineers.
  • The average annual salary for petroleum engineers was $128,230 in 2016.
  • Our state-of-the-art equipment provides higher levels of research capabilities and our award-winning faculty create innovative and rigorous research opportunities for graduate students.
  • Thanks to U.S. predominance in petroleum technology, career opportunities are available all over the world.

Download our brochure to learn more >


Department News


Upcoming Department Events

 

Board members around the table image

Industry Advisory Board Meeting, September 13, 2019

Fall 2019 Graduate Seminar Speaker Schedule -

Classroom Bldg. 214 @ 12:20 pm, Thursdays

Date

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Topic

Sept. 5 Dr. Jan Kubelka Assoc. Research Scientist Center of Innovation for Flow Through Porous Media (COIFPM), UW
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Wettability Alteration by Surfactants in Oil/Carbonate Systems
Sept. 12 Dr. Karen Wawrousek Asst. Professor Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UW
Microbial Communities in Oil and Gas Wells
Sept. 19 Stephen Whitaker Sr. Geologist Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
Sept. 26 Dr. Steven Carpenter Director Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute
Oct. 3 Dr. Tawfik Elshehabi Assoc. Lecturer Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, UW
Oct. 10 Dr. Brian Toelle Professor of Practice & Interim Dept. Head Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, UW
Oct. 17 Dr. Vahideh Mirchi Postdoctoral Research Assoc. Center of Innovation for Flow Through Porous Media (COIFPM), UW

Oct. 24

Dr. Abbas Firoozabadi Professor & Director Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Reservoir Engineering Research Institute, Yale University
Oct. 31 Dr. Erdal Ozkan Professor Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Links & More Info

Contact Us

ceas-pete-logo-brown-copy.pngPetroleum Engineering
EN 4015
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4258
Email:
pete-info@uwyo.edu

Follow us:

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon