Petroleum resource, careers

Two years ago, I had the privilege of speaking during career day at Cypress Creek High School in Northwest Houston, touting the virtues of petroleum engineering as an exciting and rewarding career.With slides and other desktop exhibits provided in the Society of Petroleum Engineers' "Magic Suitcase"-a kit of materials about the oil and gas industry created for career days and similar events-I did my best to pique the students' interest.Using the lures of high-paying jobs, travel opportunities to exotic work locations, having responsibility for assets costing millions of dollars, and the opportunity to work with some of the most sophisticated equipment and science that any field o...

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