Petroleum Technology/Technician Major

A Petroleum Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in the development and operation of oil and natural gas extraction and processing facilities.

Includes instruction in principles of petroleum extraction and related geology, petroleum field mapping and site analysis, testing and sampling methods, instrument calibration, laboratory analysis, test equipment operation and maintenance, environment and safety monitoring procedures for oil/gas fields and facilities, facility inspection procedures, and report preparation.

 

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Petroleum Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "petroleum" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Petroleum Technology/Technician?

With an associate degree in this program, you may be able launch a career as a technician in the oil, and gas industry.  With additional formal education, career opportunities as a petroleum engineer in the exploration, recovery, development and processing of oil and gas are possible.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Petroleum Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Petroleum Technology/Technician