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can you become petroleum engineer with mechanical engineering degree?

hi everyone, so right now i'm in first year engineering, and i was thinking of becoming a petroleum engineer. Problem is i find the petroleume ngineering degree at my school is too limited. I heard that people with chemical engineering and mechanical engineering degrees can also work as petroleum engineers. For example, i met a couple of drilling engineers that have mechanical engineering degrees. Is that true? also, how easy would mechanical engineer be able to find a job?? like if i just graduated without work experience, let's say after 4 years, hopefully economy will get better, how long wouldi it take for me to find job? k thanks.

Asked By: - 11/21/2012
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In general chemical engineers can work as petroleum engineers in some companies if they have additional training. You seldom see mechanical engineers working as petroleum engineers. Remember most petroleum engineers are involved in evaluating and optimizing oil and gas reservoirs. Some can work as drilling engineers... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 11/21/2012
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Yup - I know someone that is.
Answered By: Go with the flow - 11/21/2012
 
To be a Petroleum Engineer specifically, you probably need more of a chemistry background than your mechanical engineering degree will give you. But in the Petroleum Industry in general there is a lot of work for mechanical engineers. It's hard to predict the future, but I'd say that your chances of finding work and... More
Answered By: sam n - 11/21/2012
 
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