Do petroleum engineers work in new york?

I live near Buffalo, New York. I want to become a Petroleum Engineer, but i heard that there aren’t jobs for that around here. Can someone help me?

3 Responses to “Do petroleum engineers work in new york?”

  1. billrussell42 Says:

    Most are employed near the oil fields, in places like Alaska, Saudi Arabia, etc.

    If you don’t want to travel, pick a different field.


  2. oil field trash Says:

    I am sure there are some in New York but you would more likely end up in Houston, Tulsa, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles or some foreign location.

    Western New York state is a great place but there are a lot of other interesting locations around the US and the world. I know, I’ve been there.

    NOTE: You don’t actually have to be near an oil or gas field to do petroleum engineering work. At one time my company had it headquarters in New York City and there were numerous petroleum engineering working there.

  3. John Says:

    You have to have oil & gas fields in order to have Petroleum Engineering jobs and New York is far from all oil fields and most all natural gas fields. Also, the closest Petroleum Engineering university would be Penn State. There is a new natural gas play called the Marcellus Shale which extends from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and up into New York. However, New York has shut down all drilling at this time as they study the "environmental impact" of any new drilling. This might be remedied by the time you graduate from college.

    In the end the Marcellus Shale will not likely sustain natural gas producing companies for long in New York and you would have to move elsewhere for work or pick another profession.