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Hi Jason, Nice article. I am a petroleum engineering aspirant who is going to pursue a master of science degree in the field for fall My interest is in reservoir engineering. Also, could you please advise me given your research and your oil and gas industry network, which school should I attend this fall for my masters?

Some of the criteria was objective, and some more subjective. This was a reason for not ranking them from one to ten, I felt that this was too difficult, and too much responsibility.

USC was one of the late cuts from the article, and was a borderline decision. My contacts repeatedly questioned the inclusion, whereas no-one questioned any of the others listed above. Another consideration was department size, and number of students graduating every year. The higher profile petroleum engineering schools graduate two or three times the number of people. Since colleges and universities run as a business, a department three times the size indicates a level of success, and often additional facilities.

Hello Jason, Firstly , Thank you for this article. I am in the process of enrolling for a masters degree in petroleum engineering and this list has given me an insight into the best colleges available along with their respective advantages.

There are two queries i would like to bring up: Are there any major disadvantages to this intake in aspects like availability of off — campus internships, job opportunities, Assisitantship. Thanks for visiting my article and taking the time to ask a question. You should definitely not make decisions based on what I think. That said, I have a few points for you to ponder…. To be able to take action, you need to be near the action. There are definitely friendly, and unfriendly states.

Thank you for the reply Jason, Will keep these points in mind while I continue researching. Hi, Jason, I consider your article very interesting and helpful. However, I would like to receive a suggestion about the best University to pursue a Masters in oil and gas that fits a thesis focusing on oil and gas exploration, drilling and production impacts on sensitivity areas amazon rain-forest, high presence of surrounding aquifers or aquitards and so on.

Due to historic mistakes, political pressures, and public opinion, every school and university is focussed on environmental impact. My advice would be to write an email to each department on your University shortlist, and see what response you get from them.

My guess is that a few responses will show you authenticity and passion for the topic. Thanks for the list. I have a 3 years experience working in Oil fields of Middle East. Please help me with the following queries. A personal decision of this magnitude needs to be fully researched by you.

This article was an overview of the top petroleum engineering schools, and not designed to steer people in any definite direction. You really need to spend a lot of time researching, and asking the Universities themselves regarding specifics. Hello Jason, Great article!!!. I have a question… why Stanford University was not included into de list. Stanford would have been in my top 20, perhaps a top We all know that school history is only a part of the person… Intelligence, persistence and aptitude are all more important.

Hello Austin I appreciate your work. I am a nigerian and I am interested in university of Oklahoma or uchicago for petroleum engineering undergraduate course but I need scholarship can you guide me. Hi Mike, neither drillers. Hello Jason ,thank you for your great work , i like your article. I have a master degree in petroleum engineering like i wanna to start my phd in us in university with high rank, could you pls help me to find the 10 top universities for the postgraduate program.

Thank you so much; Louey Algeria. Hi Louey, Thanks for your kind words, and for taking the time to comment. When I researched this article, I reached out to my network and was able to combine that with online research to create my final ten.

Researching masters degrees is harder than undergraduate ones. Researching doctorates is harder still. We have a laundry list of articles to write about at drillers. I bet that they know exactly who they struggle to compete against to entice new students. Hi Jason Lavis, Thank you for this wonderful article. I am 28years of age and i dream of pursuing a career in the Oil and Gas industry. Taking my age and current workforce changes, do you think it is worth pursuing?

Hi Frank, I doubt that your age would make any difference in of itself. The oil and gas industry seems to be at the start of an upturn at the moment which means that the job market is likely to improve over the next couple of years. These are general observations, and there would be no substitute for you contacting CSM directly. Your future is far too important to consider my personal opinions… Pick up the phone, or write them an email!

Jason can also write something about investing in the Oil and Gas Industry. Something for starters and those already in the game. Not so sure about the topic of investing. I might look at an article on the topic if I can think of an interesting angle though. I would like to pursue petroleum engineering to become a drilling engineer.

Can you please tell me if there is any scholarship conducted for international students? It is regularly recognized nationally for its excellence as a large, public research university and its highly active research culture. The petroleum engineering program at UND, like its medical and legal programs, is the only program of its kind in the state. It exposes students to all aspects of the petroleum engineering industry and balances application, research, and problem solving skills through its comprehensive program.

In an effort to train its graduates to be not only experts in their discipline but also leaders in their careers, UND educates its students to both traditional and nontraditional methods of reserve recovery. It utilizes the nearby Bakken Formation as a training ground as well as numerous laboratories to prepare its students for real-world problems. It features over 30 different undergraduate degrees in engineering and technology.

Even though it is a small school by enrollment, it makes a big impression in the world of science. The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology features an undergraduate petroleum engineering program that enrolls around students annually. In addition to prerequisite courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry, students will take numerous upper-level courses in relevant subjects such as:.

Students interested in petroleum engineering also have the chance to apply for numerous merit-based and need-based scholarships to offset their education costs. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, located in Lafayette, Louisiana, is the largest school in the University of Louisiana system and the second largest university in the state of Louisiana. It was originally founded at the end of the nineteenth century as an industrial school and became a part of the University of Louisiana system in The Department of Petroleum Engineering provides training through both research and applied expertise.

Through the BS in Petroleum Engineering, students acquire experience in oil drilling, natural gas extraction, well design, risk evaluation, and geology. Some of the stand-out upper-level courses for juniors and seniors include:. The department has experienced significant growth and increased notoriety in recent years, and its student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers has been named both the best in the world and in North America. Graduates of the department currently enjoy a placement rate of percent.

Montana Tech, originally established as the Montana School of Mines in with a federal grant of , acres of land, is located in Butte, Montana. It started with twenty-one students and two degrees—mining engineering and electrical engineering—and now enrolls approximately three thousand students and offers 73 different undergraduate degrees, 18 minors, and numerous other certification and pre-professional programs.

Either way, Tech has an excellent placement rate for its graduates. Students will receive extensive training in subjects such as:. Enrollment for all its campuses, which offer nearly degrees, exceeds 32, students, the majority of which study at the main campus in Morgantown.

It has produced numerous scholars of national recognition and pursues an aggressive research agenda. Petroleum engineering students at WVU have exposure to training in both the petroleum and natural gas industries.

Its program is one of only three ABET-accredited programs in the country to feature training in both disciplines. Students interested in either industry receive training in all aspects of the field, from design, application, discovery, production, processing, and transport. This degree is also one of the few programs that offers training up to the doctoral level, and the department features particular expertise in extraction technology. Students receive training in science, engineering, communication, computer technology, drilling, production, and reservoir engineering.

Founded in , it is not one of the oldest schools in the country, but it has made extraordinary strides in that time. It offers over bachelors programs, masters programs, and over 70 doctoral programs in both arts and sciences. Material engineers working in the petroleum industry predominantly use their knowledge and skills to develop better tools for extracting oil and gas from the earth.

This means working with petroleum engineers and geoscientists to test how these tools interact with the substances at a particular reservoir.

Because they almost always work in teams, material engineers must communicate well with others. Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the earth in order to understand its composition and history. In the context of the petroleum industry, geoscientists use their skills to help engineers estimate the size of the deposit at a particular location and to develop the best methods for extracting oil and gas from a particular site.

Those pursuing careers as geoscientists must not only learn all they can about their field, but also be able to adapt to different work environments, from laboratories to deserts and fields. Perhaps most importantly, geoscientists must collaborate well because they often work in teams with other engineers and scientists.

Petroleum engineers research locations to extract gas and oil from beneath the earth. From there, your job duties depend on what kind of petroleum engineer you are. Drilling engineers, for example, manage the drilling process, from calculating costs to maintaining safety throughout an operation.

In addition to an online petroleum engineering degree, those working in the field are encouraged and sometimes required to obtain the Petroleum Engineering Certification PEC.

The PEC is a global credential that testifies to your technical knowledge; because the petroleum industry often involves work outside the United States, the credential is very important for your job prospects.

The test is broken down into two 3. Study materials are available through the SPE website and test-takers are allowed to take certain texts into the exam with them. Though this is a one-time exam, certificate holders are required to maintain their standing by participating in at least 16 hours of continued professional development and education each year.

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For people that fall into the exceptions, there are online options and choices, and these are likely to grow over time.

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The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology features an undergraduate petroleum engineering program that enrolls around students annually. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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