Marietta College offers -- Dr. Robert W. Chase, Chair, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering & Geology

Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Admission inquiries
Office of Admission 800-331-7896

To inquire about this program, contact:
Dr. Robert W. Chase

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Marietta is the 9th largest undergraduate petroleum engineering program in the United States, and because we don't have

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Petroleum Engineering

Starting salaries for petroleum engineers are the highest of all engineering disciplines. Add

Working on teams in an industry-style setting, seniors in the program work through a comprehensive, integrated engineering design project. The project begins with a discovery well drilled in the Enterprise Field, moves through drilling, reservoir, production, and facilities tasks, and concludes with the design of a waterflood installation. Non-technical professional components that include on social, economic, and environmental issues complement the project, thus reinforcing the premise that the liberal arts background our students receive prepares them to think beyond just the technical side of the petroleum business.




You'll have access to

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All petroleum engineering majors take the following courses:

  • Petrophysics
  • Core Analysis Laboratory
  • Drilling and Completion Fluids
  • Well Control and Casing Design Laboratory
  • Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Production Systems Engineering I
  • Production Systems Engineering II
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Enhanced Recovery
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Transient Pressure Analysis
  • Senior Capstone Design Seminar

click to expandRequirements for

Chemistry 131 and 133; Computer Science 210; and Petroleum 216, 301, 302, 317, 341, 343

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Paul Daniell

Ben Ebenhack

David Freeman

Veronica (Rocky) Freeman

Tej Gautam

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click to expandSuccessful Alumni

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Jake Double '14

Sarah Mayo '15

Eric Onacila ’15

Nicole Schaly '14

click to expandScholarship Opportunities

The David A. Bartlett Memorial Scholarship assists qualified students majoring in petroleum engineering.

The Harry H. Beren Scholarship is awarded to worthy students in the Edwy R. Brown Department of Petroleum Engineering who need financial assistance.

The Alan Adrian Hardwick Boggs Scholarship provides assistance to a deserving student pursuing

The Robert L. Brace Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to

The Robert M. Cunningham Petroleum Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to

The Doy C. Deem Scholarship aids qualified students in petroleum engineering.

The Paul Fulton Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to students majoring in petroleum engineering or geology and provide support for student research projects.

The Eggleston-Ekas Scholarship assists deserving students at Marietta, with