YP: Today’s Petroleum Engineering Professional Registration Process
Please join us for the Young Professional Group's April Luncheon. Gary Bing Wines will be presenting on the following topic:
TODAY'S PETROLEUM ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION PROCESS
Today’s Professional Registration process involves eight distinct steps for the Petroleum Engineer. The first step is obtaining a college degree. The second step is applying to take the Fundamental Exam (FE) – usually in the last year in college. The third step is taking and passing the Fundamental Exam. The fourth step is obtaining a minimum of four years of industry experience. The fifth step is applying with a state board to take the Professional Exam (PE) in Petroleum Engineering. The sixth step is getting approval from a state board to take the PE Exam.
The seventh step is taking and passing the common national Petroleum Engineer Exam. The eighth and final step is obtaining a state board recognized Professional Engineering stamp.
The Petroleum Engineering PE Exam first arrived in 1973 and has seen many changes over the years. It was an objective style exam for over twenty years. Now it is a full multiple choice exam. The overall pass rates have averaged 70% over the past fifteen years. The PE Registration requirements have also improved and stiffened over the past two decades. The post-Macondo effect was seen, for the first time, on this past year's Petroleum PE Exam.
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