Petroleum Engineering Resources

Petroleum Engineering ResourcesHere, you will find some of the most reputable and reliable resources for the petroleum engineering industry. Everything from industry news, scholarships, to academic journals.

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Recommended Books

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Standard Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
The 3rd edition of this seminal, industry-standard tome. Written by experts, updated constantly since its first print 65 years ago, this is still up-to-date and full of illustrations and information about the entire scope of the industry. A true ‘must-have’.

Schaum’s Outline of Thermodynamics for Engineers
More than 500 fully solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams.

Schaum’s Outline of Organic Chemistry
1806 solved problems and 24 videos. Read the comments on that link if you’re struggling to find the videos. This book is a thorough and understandable aid to improving your chemistry grades.

Schaum’s Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science
788 solved problems and 25 videos. Though plagued by typos, this remains one of the best guides to understanding and passing your physics classes.

Industry Resources

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

The #1 member organization serving professionals in the oil and gas industry. They provide leadership, best practices, and research reports related to exploring, developing, and producing oil and gas. Their mission is to help increase the competency of engineers, scientists, managers, and related professionals as it relates to petroleum engineering.

SPE’s List of Industry Resources

The Society of Petroleum Engineers has its own resource page that list some of their own internal resources, as well as some from third parties. Of particular interest are their salary and training surveys, and they also have info about the various disciplines of this lucrative industry.

Scholarship Listings

SPE Scholarships

This is a great list of scholarships that are either sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers or are from related organizations. You can get information on eligibility requirements as well as a step-by-step process for applying.

University of Houston Scholarships

Many schools have their own petroleum engineering scholarships. If you plan on attending UH’s program, check out this page to get a list of available scholarships.

Energy4Me’s Scholarship List 

Energy4ME , which is affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, has a list of scholarships and fellowships from across the web. Scholarships are from dozens of different organizations – perhaps there is one for you.

Industry News

ScienceDaily Petroleum News

Get the latest news and updates on everything related to petroleum. Includes research from journals, universities, and other related organizations.

University of Pittsburgh Petroleum Engineering News Feed

The University of Pittsburgh does a great job of providing their take on the latest events in petroleum engineering. You can check out their news archive for all of their articles.

University of Houston’s Petroleum Engineering News of Interest

This is the University of Houston’s take on petroleum engineering news around the world written by their staff.

Oil Price News

The internet’s self-proclaimed number one resource for oil and energy news.

Academic Resources


Affiliated with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, PetroWiki provides an extensive resource for all learnings related to petroleum engineering. There’s a TON of information, so you’ll have to check it out for yourself to see what interests you.


OnePetro is an extensive library of technical and academic articles and journals serving the oil and gas industry. You can find the most recent or most downloaded content to further your education.

UL Lafayette’s Library Resource for Petroleum Engineering

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has an online library resource, which includes a dedicated page on petroleum engineering. Search for articles, books, and online journals.

University of Houston’s Library Resource for Petroleum Engineering

This is UH’s own library system where you can search for projects, papers, journal articles, books, and much more.