82.12 Petroleum Engineering
Working in the upstream sector of the oil and natural gas (O and NG) industry, petroleum engineers are responsible for the technical and economic analysis leading to the appraisal, development, and production of O and NG reserves. Petroleum engineers apply scientific principles to the challenge of drilling wells into underground formations, and to provide safe and efficient production of O and NG reserves. They appraise the value of the resource and manage the reservoir to maximize returns. Petroleum engineering encompasses skills from a broad array of scientific disciplines, including geology and chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering.
Most graduates find work in the Canadian O and NG industry, while some choose to work overseas. Others work in areas where their training has given them appropriate skills, such as in underground contaminant flow. Our undergraduate degree program is the only accredited petroleum engineering program in Canada.