Petroleum engineers work to improve oil and gas extraction and production processes and determine when tool designs need to be replaced and changed. They also oversee drilling processes. Petroleum engineers require several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training or vocational training. They earn approximately $65.95 an hour, and the need for Petroleum Engineers typically grows at a much higher than average rate - at about 15% or more per year.
Positions related to petroleum engineers include logistics engineers, mining and geological engineers, validation engineers, energy engineers, and geoscientists.