drilling engineering

Chevron drilling engineers supervise safe drilling, completion and workover operations at Chevron's rigs to ensure that drilling operations are safe, environmentally conscious and cost-efficient. You'll apply your expert knowledge and skills and receive technical training in the many aspects of safe and environmentally friendly drilling and completion operations.

who we hire

We seek recent college graduates with degrees in:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Petroleum engineering


Chevron drilling engineering jobs are also available for experienced, degreed engineers currently working in the oil and gas industry.

colter, factory coordinator

colter, factory coordinator

Colter explains his role in bringing the wells to life across the Permian Basin.

what you'll do

If you're a recent college graduate, your first drilling engineering assignments will be in the field (working at a rig site) and you'll work on a rotating schedule for about two years. You'll then supervise more complex operations at remote sites. You may also have the opportunity to support well design, planning and rig operations.

If you're an experienced engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing wells in support of a field development
  • Preparing cost estimates and assessing risk
  • Reporting and optimizing operations
  • Applying technology and innovation in directional drilling, mud systems, casing and drill string design, and completions
  • Supervising drilling, completion and workover operations
  • Managing the logistics and reporting of operations

"I wanted to be part of a company that is on the forefront of new developments."


Drilling Engineer

where you'll work

Chevron has operations around the world. As a drilling engineer, you may have the opportunity to work in:

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Eurasia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • North America