Why Petroleum Engineering?

In today’s society, hydrocarbons still represent the most important energy source as well as a key element for synthetic material and many pharmaceutical products.

One of the most exciting professions in the world, Petroleum Engineering provides a host of different workplaces such as drilling rigs in the Atlantic, secluded deserts or the deep jungle. Advance your career in a mega city with an international enterprise or in a small town as an independent consultant.

Even in times of crisis, the employment rate remains above average. Facing an increasing pressure to provide clean energy, new promising opportunities like sustainable drilling and production processes as well as geothermal energy storage and recovery emerge as viable, future-proof strategies.

Job prospects

Work offshore to challenge yourself or apply engineering design in an office
Enjoy perks such as a high salary, adventurous lifestyle and lots of traveling
Get a job in a variety of countries around the world even in times of crisis

Broad education

Combine mechanical and energy engineering with geosciences
Deepen your knowledge in drilling, production or reservoir engineering
Venture into petroleum economics and business development strategies


Workforce is shifting to highly skilled specialists due to advancing technology
Knowledge is applied to obtain energy of different sources such as geothermal
New reservoirs are found while more efficient solutions increase production


State-of-the-art cross-disciplinary research leads to sustainable processes
New technologies enable eco-solutions such as Bio Enhanced Energy Recovery
Significant push for environmentally friendly processes and 100% recycling