Why choose Petroleum and Natural Gas engineering at WVU?
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Department at WVU is one of only four programs
like it in the nation recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology. West Virginia is located in the largest formations of shale oil and
gas activity in the Marcellus and Utica regions, which provides optimum educational
and practical opportunities only available to WVU students. Thanks to our proximity
to oil and gas activity, students are able to secure permanent positions with some
of the highest starting salaries of all graduates. Equipped with real-world simulation
laboratories, our research helps to maintain the United States position as the
largest oil and gas producer in the world. Students are exposed to best industry
practices through expert instruction, site visits, undergraduate research, mentorships,
industry networking, internships, and participation in professional associations.