What is petroleum engineering? Learn about the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University and hear directly from a student in the program.
So I got into the industry to start with because of some family connections. But as soon as I worked my first internship I knew it was my own interest that helped me pursue that. Even as I've only been in the industry for a year, I suppose, working internships but I've already seen how much we've come in just a year. I see a lot of potential there. I really enjoy the being part of the discipline interface between all of the disciplines within the oil and gas industry, and there's some really cool engineering projects that I've seen happen then some huge industry wide projects that I see developing. Howdy, my name is JP Jones, and I'm a member of the petroleum engineering department at Texas A&M University.Laura Simmons:
The Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering is the oldest petroleum engineering department in Texas and we are ranked number one in the nation for undergraduate programs by the U.S. News and World Report. Energy is a major concern of the world's population and oil and gas currently supply 70% of energy needs. It will continue to play a major role in powering the world while sustainable and renewable energy sources evolve. We are looking for innovators and problem solvers who have a knack for business and respect for the environment. Our students study a wide variety of disciplines from technology to geosciences to economics, in order to improve the finding development and production of oil and gas resources. Our students are going places, often traveling the globe while responsibly drilling into producing from and physically and fiscally managing the reservoirs that support the energy needs of billions of people.JP Jones:
There's no day that's the same, you know, in the oil and gas industry and this being part of, you know, people consider the cyclicalness of the industry as a bad thing. But I really find it beautiful, I think, if you can ride the waves. And we're every time we come up on a wave, we're making a lot more progress than they did on the last.Laura Simmons:
Learn more about the petroleum engineering department by visiting engineering.tamu.edu/petroleum.