Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $130,000
What Do Petroleum Engineers Do?
Petroleum engineers design and oversee the production and methods for retrieving oil and natural gas from various depths beneath the earth's surface. Most petroleum engineers work for oil companies. Others work at universities or research facilities.
Some of these engineers work in the field and help prospecting teams make recommendations on drilling sites based upon the cost, effort and feasibility of retrieving the product from where it is discovered. When a site is selected, these engineers …Read more
- Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs.
- Oversee drilling and offer technical advice to achieve economical and satisfactory progress.