What does the future of Petroleum Engineering look like?

Hello, I am a Junior in high school. I plan to go to either UT or TAMU to major in Petroleum Engineering. I have been told recently to look at other majors because the future for petroleum engineering looks dim. I was set on petroleum engineering, but with this info i might be changing my mind. I would appreciate if anyone currently studying,or working, in this field could help me out by giving their opinion on the future of petroleum engineering. Thank you.

2 Responses to “What does the future of Petroleum Engineering look like?”

  1. George N Says:

    It’s dim. I interviewed at Haliburton after I got out of school. The place was practically deserted and those still working there were very demoralized. Several there advised me not to get into the industry.

    They offered me a job, but I declined. That was 20 years ago. They’re still around, but the industry still looks bleak.

    Do you really want to be part of that?

  2. nella Says:

    I’m studying it. The field has a great job outlook. The field is expected to grow and demand will grow for petroleum engineers. Just look at this if you don’t believe me: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm