What are the job prospects after doing PhD in petroleum engineering?

I do not want to work as a professor after doing PhD in petroleum engineering. I want to work for a petroleum company. Is this possible?

One Response to “What are the job prospects after doing PhD in petroleum engineering?”

  1. icprofit6000 Says:

    I did a quick web search and found several job that required a PhD

    http://www.gulfoilandgas.com/webpro1/Jobs/joblist.asp?nid=10304

    Petroleum engineers are expected to have employment growth of 18 percent over the projections decade, faster than the average for all occupations. Petroleum engineers increasingly will be needed to develop new resources, as well as new methods of extracting more from existing sources. Excellent opportunities are expected for petroleum engineers because the number of job openings is likely to exceed the relatively small number of graduates. Petroleum engineers work around the world, and in fact, the best employment opportunities may include some work in other countries.