Petroleum Engineers

(NOC 2145)

What do Petroleum Engineers do?

Petroleum engineers research, develop, and supervise projects associated with the drilling, completion, testing, and reworking of oil/gas wells.

How to become: Petroleum Engineers

In general, you need a university degree in your chosen field of engineering.

You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.

You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports and to practise as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.

With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Petroleum Engineers

Cape Breton University
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Petroleum Bachelor
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Process Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Petroleum Engineering Bachelor; Honours
Petroleum Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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University of New South Wales
Sydney, AU

Related Program(s):
Engineering (Petroleum) Bachelor; Honours
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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Oil and Gas Safety Engineering (BEng) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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