Welcome to Petroleum Engineering Technology
and Safety Management

For 40 years, Nicholls State University has been educating upstream oil and gas professionals in the unique Petroleum Services and Safety Technology degree programs.  We pride ourselves in providing higher education opportunities to non-traditional working students in the oil and gas industry for the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) operations.  Our graduates are now employed around the world in management and leadership positions in the upstream sector including many who have worked and now work for Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement.

The PETSM degree programs are the only known of their kind, uniquely scheduling courses to accommodate rotational work schedules including 7-days-on, 7-days-off and the 14-days-on, 14-days-off. Graduates are elevated to management positions in safety, drilling operations and production operations, or they are employed in the service and supply component of the petroleum industry.


The PETSM Program is accredited by: