Now working at Midwestern Oil and Gas Limited, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru started her career as an upstream petroleum analyst with Deloitte & Touche’s Petroleum Services Group. A graduate of Imperial College London, where she earned her master’s degree in petroleum engineering in 2001, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru is the daughter of Chief Michael Ibru, a noted entrepreneur in her native Nigeria.
A career in petroleum engineering offers a wide array of benefits. In the United States, petroleum engineering is considered a growth industry, achieving above-average growth according to information published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The demand for qualified individuals in this sector is also reflected in the average pay petroleum engineers receive, which was on average $129,990 per year as of 2015.
Petroleum engineering graduates are also offered variety in their careers and are capable of working in diverse roles, such as reservoir, production, and drilling engineering. Furthermore, as petroleum engineers are in demand all over the world, the probability of visiting new places while working in the role is high.