admissions criteria for graduate degree in petroleum engineering from US

<p>hello everybody. i have completed my bachelor's in petroleum engineering from a reputed institute in india. could somebody please suggest what would be the requirements for admission in a reputed graduate school of petroleum engineering like ut austin, tamu etc?</p>

<p>my credentials are:
1)top 15% in my undergraduate class
2) currently working in halliburton as a cementing engineer
3) not taken GRE yet, but plan to take it next year. confident of getting>1400</p>

<p>i want to get a job in production or reservoir engineering after graduation. will my work experience as a service company engineer deter my chances of admission in good graduate programs and getting good jobs thereafter?</p>