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Petroleum Engineering Department

Welcome to the Department of Petroleum Engineering!

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.

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One of the most common questions for prospective students is 'What can I do with a degree in Petroleum Engineering?'

The oil and gas industry is full of opportunities to utilize your petroleum engineering degree in all facets of exploration, drilling, production, but here is a great example of the versatility of the skill set that students will learn and put to use in their career. This article was written by one of our professors, in collaboration with his peers from around the world.→

Why Petroleum Engineering?

  • Petroleum engineering jobs are projected to grow 15 percent by 2026.
  • The average starting salary for Petroleum Engineering graduates is the highest of all the engineering majors ($76,416). See our Career Services Resources page.
  • The average annual salary for petroleum engineers was $132,280 in 2018.
  • Petroleum engineers work in the upstream oil and gas industries around the world as reservoir engineers, drilling engineers and production engineers.
  • Thanks to U.S. predominance in petroleum technology, career opportunities are available all over the world.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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How do environmental, economic and health factors influence regional vulnerability to COVID-19?

Pejman Tahmasebi, Salome M.S. Shokri-Kuehni, Muhammad Sahimi, Nima Shokri
medRxiv 2020.04.09.20059659; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.09.20059659
This article is a preprint and has not been certified by peer review [what does this mean?]. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.

This COVID-19 research was compiled to look at some other parameters that have not typically been considered in other studies, parameters such as the economic conditions, air pollution, age 65+, diabetes, and many others. It is suggestive that age and diabetes are the most significant variables.


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Upcoming Department & RSO Events

Event Date Time Location Event Sponsor Event Name Special Guest(s) Topic Additional Info.
October 1, 2020 11 AM

via Zoom

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UW AADE AADE Speaker Series Efe Ejofodomi, Schlumberger Infill Well Optimization Announcement
October 23, 2020 12 PM

Classroom Bldg #133

via Zoom

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UW AADE AADE Speaker Series Joe Leimkuhler, COO Beacon Offshore Energy An Independent's Perspective on Oil and Gas: Current Trends and Future Implications Announcement
November 4, 2020 11 AM

via Zoom

ID: 945 0067 7017

Pass: 184791

UW AADE AADE Speaker Series Nick Swanson, Drilling Engineer, Schlumberger Overview of Schlumberger Rotary Steerable Technology and Applications for Land-based Rigs in the US

 

Fall 2020 Graduate Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Agency/Institution Hosting Faculty
Aug. 27, 2020 none scheduled
Sept. 3, 2020 Guan Qin University of Houston Professor Hertanto Adidharma Presentation Announcement
Sept. 10, 2020 Hamid Emami-Maybodi PennState University Asst. Professor Morteza Dejam Presentation Announcement
Sept. 17, 2020 Huazhou Li University of Alberta, Canada Asst. Professor Morteza Dejam Presentation Announcement
Sept. 24, 2020 none scheduled
Oct. 1, 2020 Bahareh Nojabaei Virginia Tech University Professor Hertanto Adidharma Presentation Announcement
Oct. 8, 2020 Miao Zhang New Mexico Tech University Sr. Lecturer Tawfik Elshehabi Presentation Announcement
Oct. 15, 2020 Jyotsna Sharma Louisiana State University Professor Hertanto Adidharma Presentation Announcement
Oct. 22, 2020 Yilin Fan Colorado School of Mines Sr. Lecturer Tawfik Elshehabi Presentation Announcement
Oct. 29, 2020 Hadi Nasrabadi Texas A&M University Professor Hertanto Adidharma & Professor Morteza Dejam Presentation Announcement
Nov. 5, 2020 Hamidreza Karami University of Oklahoma Sr. Lecturer Tawfik Elshehabi Presentation Announcement
Nov. 12, 2020 Wen Song University of Texas-Austin Sr. Lecturer Tawfik Elshehabi Presentation Announcement
Nov. 19, 2020 none scheduled
Nov. 26, 2020 none scheduled
Dec. 3, 2020 none scheduled
Dec. 10, 2020 none scheduled

 

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EN 4015
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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)-766-4258
Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu
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