New Mexico Tech has over 60 years' experience educating petroleum engineers, dating from the 1930's when we were known as the New Mexico School of Mines. Today, with the world's demand for oil still growing, we are at the forefront in petroleum education and technology.
The high demand for trained petroleum engineers is projected to remain well into the 21st century. Starting salaries are among the highest for any field of engineering. Recent New Mexico Tech graduates with bachelor's degrees in petroleum engineering reported starting salaries of $85,000 and higher.
- Come join us for the Josh Kamas 2nd Annual Memorial Golf Tournament August 23, 2014 at the New Mexico Tech Golf course!
Tournament Flyer, Registration Form, Sponsorship Form
- 2014 Wild Well Control Class (left to right). Chijioke Nwachukwu, Steve Vorenkamp (instructor), Russell Moses, Jr, DJ Ojo, Catherine Lindsey, Pat Breslin, Zota Stevens, Riley Breslin, Seth Loggins, Christos Petrides, Charles Nimmer, Eric Angelos, Richard Poythress, Clark Cunningham, Cody Douglas, Ephraim Schofield.
- SPRING 2013 NEWSLETTER.
- Online Resume Portal. Student resumes are posted on a secure site for viewing. If any company would like access, please contact Karen to receive personal login information.
- SPE 12th Annual 49ers Gold Rush Golf Scramble is scheduled for October 17, 2014.
2014 Tournament Information Will Be Posted July 14.
- 2014 SPE Roswell Section, NMT SPE Students, and Friends Race for the Cure. Sunday, September 21, 2014.
- We're on Facebook! "Like" the New Mexico Tech Petroleum Engineering Department page.
- Follow us on Twitter! @NMTPetroEngDept
- All petroleum students will be asked to sign a release form so Karen can release pics and resumes.
- Meeting Tomorrow's Energy Challenges Today -
As a modern petroleum engineer, you'll be expected to perform interdisciplinary activities in the areas of drilling, production, formation evaluation, and reservoir engineering. Accordingly, we have designed New Mexico Tech's program to train you in many areas: geology, hydraulics, engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, physical chemistry, and economics.
The Petroleum Engineering department places particular emphasis on giving you "hands-on" experience as well as classroom education. In four modern laboratories, you'll gain practical experience with drilling fluids, well completions, formation evaluation, and reservoir engineering.
An industry consortium sponsors projects in the area of reservoir characterization and simulation, and our students work and interact directly with industry operations and research staff. In addition, engineers and geoscientists from Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories often work with the Petroleum Engineering department. The
Petroleum Recovery Research Center
(PRRC) is located on campus and is well known in the industry as a research leader in advanced techniques of improved petroleum recovery. Researchers from the PRRC interact extensively with the Petroleum Engineering department.