Sample Petroleum Engineers Cover Letter

In this PETROLEUM ENGINEERS COVER LETTER, the applicant clearly articulates why he is right for the job. The job posting mentioned needing candidates with very specific experience. This applicant will stand apart because he not only has the specific experience they are looking for, he illuminates it in his cover letter. This company will receive hundreds of Petroleum Engineers cover letters and resumes, but only those applicants who have the savvy to address the specific needs of the company in the cover letter will be called in. Hiring Managers simply do not have the time to fully review every resume.

Jeremy Spill
777 Sludge Blvd
Houston, TX 77073

January 12th, 2006

Roger Antikrist
VP of Engineering
Flexxon Oil
666 Valdiz Rd.
Houston, TX 77076

Mr. Antikrist:

First of all, thank you for taking the time to review my resume. Given the recent political and economic climate, I believe it is especially important to find and recruit the best Petroleum Engineers in the world.

With the world’s oil supply dwindling, it is vital for Petroleum Engineers to locate and extract those oil and gas deposits to ease some of the pressure on the consumer. I also believe it’s incumbent upon the Petroleum Engineers to do this in the most responsible and environmentally sensitive way possible.

The posting mentioned the need for someone with experience working with a petroleum producing company. I have worked with petroleum producing companies since the day I graduated from Texas A&M University. I continued working with Nobile Oil while getting my Masters Degree from Texas A&M. Altogether I have over eight years of experience working with petroleum producing companies.

The posting also mentioned candidates with experience testing and reworking oil and gas wells. About 50% of my time over the past three years has been dedicated to this specific kind of work.

My specific experience melds perfectly with what Flexxon is looking for in Petroleum Engineers. I am available next Wednesday and Friday to interview.


Jeremy Spill