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The New Mexico Institute of
Mining and Technology

Undergraduate Program

NMT Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum and natural gas engineering is a broad-based discipline primarily concerned with the development, exploration, and conservation of oil and gas resources. Petroleum and natural gas engineers plan and supervise drilling and well-completion programs, design and select drilling and production equipment, estimate reserves, and manage oil and gas properties.

The oil and gas industry is a progressive and highly technical business which offers opportunities to young engineers, both in the United States and abroad. A petroleum and natural gas engineering graduate may obtain a responsible position with an oil company, establish a consulting business, or become an independent oil producer.

In general, a petroleum and natural gas engineer may find employment with any industry or state or federal institution which requires a specialist in activities related to producing and injecting fluids by means of wellbores.

Of the 277 current students in the department, 238 are undergraduate students.


Many petroleum companies with cooperation SPE and AADE provide scholarships wanting to study in the field of petroleum engineering. Scholarships

NMT Petroleum Engineering Curriculum