U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers
Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.
Illustrative examples: Oil Exploration Engineer,
Oil Drilling Engineer,
Natural Gas Engineer
Broad Occupation: 17-2170 Petroleum Engineers
Minor Group: 17-2000 Engineers
Major Group: 17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010