what do you have to do and how do you get a job in oil/gas exploration or a job in petroleum?

Im in my senior year of high school and ive been interested in the field of natural resources and petroleum. im wondering what type of degree i have to major in college to get a job in exploration. do i become a petroleum engineer? can someone tell what id have to go through to have that as a career.

2 Responses to “what do you have to do and how do you get a job in oil/gas exploration or a job in petroleum?”

  1. oil field trash Says:

    The area of exploration is populated with geologists, physicists, mathematicians and computer programmers. Petroleum engineers mainly work with oil reservoirs after they are found or when a potential reservoir is discovered but not proven

  2. Nick S Says:

    Nowadays it’s not too many schools that offer petroleum engineering, but the most closely related field is simply chemical engineering. You learn all the separations theory and such and any engineering field gives you better problem solving abilities. Many of the petroleum education departments are known as "Chemical and Petroleum Engineering" for instance.

    On top of this you’ll probably want to do awesome in undergraduate. In my senior year only those with above a 3.5 got invited for interviews with Exxon.