The purpose of this paper is to report the results of the supply and demand surveys conducted annually by the SPE Manpower Committee1 

As in previous years, the 1991 Demand Survey was sent to selected employers of petroleum engineering graduates, including major companies, independents, and service companies. A total of 33 companies responded to the survey. Twenty-eight were complete and usable.

Results of the survey indicated that total engineering employment in the upstream petroleum industry is expected to be essentially flat for the next couple of years, although there would appear to be a decline in the number of engineers employed by large producing companies, with corresponding increases by small producing companies and service companies. The supply/demand situation for new petroleum engineering graduates is expected to remain relatively steady.

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