Petroleum Services Careers


PETSM students are provided with marketable skills that greatly help them in seeking promotions and advancing to managerial positions. The program works with a host of industry companies, including major oil companies, which actively recruit graduates through on-campus interviews.

The associate degree program prepares students for the more complex technical and lower-to-middle management positions in production and drilling operations.  The bachelor’s degree program courses and work experience prepares students for middle- to upper-level management positions.  Petroleum services graduates are employed by drilling contractors, service companies and major oil and gas companies. Starting annual salaries at $60,000.


Examples of jobs held by current and former students are as follows:

Degree Job Title Employer
Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Services Lease Operator Wood Group PSN
Production Superintendent El Paso Gas Company
Production Tech Valero Refinery
Bachelor’s and/or Associate’s Degree inPetroleum Services Wire Line Operator Halliburton
Drilling Representative Exxon Mobil
Drilling Representative Chevron
Lease Operator Chevron
Associate’s Degree in Petroleum Services Production Operator A Hill Oil Corporation
Production Operator A Chevron
Compliance Coordinator BSEE
Logistics Coordinator Halliburton
Port Captain Montco Boat Company
Lease Operator Danos & Curole


Visit the Nicholls Career Services Web site to get job search tips and post your resume online.

View the Career Guide to the Safety Profession from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation and Board of Certified Safety Professionals.