Energy & 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 find new ways to extract oil and gas from older
wells. Petroleum engineers travel to where the reserves are all around the world.
Petroleum engineering often provides the highest earning potential of the engineering
disciplines. New technology is continually emerging and the industry is changing rapidly
to keep pace. However, it is also subject to the fluctuations in the economy. This
creates an industry that is full of both challenges and opportunities.
Petroleum Products are used in all facets of daily life. Some you know, and some you
hadn't thought of as petroleum-based. Click the links below to be surprised!
(excerpted from the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, OOGEEP.org)
At the University of Wyoming, the Department of Energy & Petroleum Engineering has
a long history of contributing to the economic health of the university and the state.
Providing an education built on a solid engineering foundation, and adding the specific
building blocks to make our petroleum engineers some of the best in the industry over
the last 100 years.
As a highly respected community of scholars and practitioners, we are committed to
providing outstanding petroleum engineering education, conducting internationally
recognized research in key focus areas, and improving the well-being of the people
of Wyoming and the world through education, technical innovation and economic development.
- Provide outstanding, contemporary, ABET-accredited education in petroleum engineering
to highly qualified undergraduates who will serve as an economic resource for Wyoming
and the world.
- Provide excellent, research-based graduate educations at the master's and doctoral
levels in petroleum engineering to top students who will drive technical and economic
innovation for Wyoming and the world.
- Conduct internationally recognized research in key focus areas that leads to new technologies
while also enhancing economic development for Wyoming and the world.