Petroleum engineers work with specialists to understand geologic formations in an area where oil and gas are discovered. They determine proper drilling methods, design drilling equipment, come up with drilling plans, and oversee drilling operations.
A typical day in the life of a petroleum engineer might include: • Analyzing geological information in an office or research laboratory • Generating computer-simulated models of drilling formations and equipment • Ensuring that oil field equipment is properly installed, operated, and maintained • Overseeing drilling site operations.
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