The industry of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering can lead to many opportunities all over the world, at every level of oil/petroleum and gas development and production. With the world's thirst for energy being stronger than ever, constant breakthroughs are needed to ensure a balance of sustainable, environmentally friendly and low cost energy is constantly being supplied. As an Oil and Gas Engineer, this will be your chief task.
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Starting salaries in the industry tend to be very high, and can improve further if a PhD is held. Figures are dependent on whether the company is of an international standing or more local, but with experience a graduate can expect to earn well over average starting wage.
Involved in the discovery and maintenance of the world’s oil and gas supply, an Oil, Gas and Petroleum Engineering degree will open a number of different career paths in the energy industry. Whether this means working in an office, a laboratory or out in the field in roles which encompass Oil geology, reservoir engineer, production engineer or drilling engineer, you will not be short of exciting opportunities.
Universities will look for a mathematics grade, alongside one of the sciences. A minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in one of chemical, civil, mechanical, petroleum engineering or earth science is also required.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
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