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About Petroleum Engineering
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.
Why Petroleum Engineering?
- Petroleum engineering jobs are projected to grow 10 percent by 2024.
- The average annual salary for petroleum engineers was $147,520 in 2014.
- 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.
- The profession has evolved to solve increasingly difficult situations as conventional reservoirs have been depleted.
- Because petroleum engineering involves all aspects of oil exploration and development, it's a very diverse area of study! From identification and characterization of reservoirs to drilling, completion and production, you'll get an in-depth education about the whole process.
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071