Hey, I am a British Undergad student in Mechanical Engineering at a world top 100 university. However, I do not want to stay in this country as an engineer, the remuneration & the way society treats you is crap. I would like to do an MS in Petroleum Engineering in the US then work/live in either Canada or the US. My ideal job is a drilling engineer/supervisor due to the economics/engineering side, the shift work and the remuneration. However, I am a bit worried about the risk I would be taking regarding Hubbert's peak oil theory. I am struggling with the economics of it and what it would mean for those working in the petroleum industry. Would an increase in the price of oil by reducing supply increase pay/prospects of Pet Engineers? Or would there be mass redundancies as the oil price spikes then falls away? In which case it may be better to go and work in an office enviroment as a mechanical engineer - less risky but less reward. Petroleum Engineer would be my dream career and the only thing holding me back is the conflicting reports of how the oil & gas industry will play out over the next 30-40 years. Please help!