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Can Petroleum engineers work for public sector organizations?

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RE: Can Petroleum engineers work for public sector organizations?

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma
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Career Counselor & Volunteer at Manovikas Kendra
  • Hyderabad


Yes , there are lot of opportunities for petroleum engineers in public and private sector.Petroleum engineering, being a rare field of engineering study, offers quite good job opportunities to the graduates. Freshers may find ample scope in public undertakings as well as in corporate sector that deal with petroleum exploration and extraction.

A Petroleum engineer's work involves bringing oil or gas from the reservoir to the surface economically, safely and with minimum damage to the reservoir and facilities.

Other activities include management of material resources and contractor relationships and also supervising drilling personnel. They work in multidisciplinary teams alongside other engineers, scientists, drilling teams and contractors.

Apart from opting for professional career, one can also do research work for further development of the field. He/she may join research labs as scientists or research fellow to carry out the R&D processes.

Top Companies
Most petroleum engineers work where oil and gas are found. Some of the companies are Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance industries, ONGC , Bharat Petroleum, Reliance Petroleum Limited , Essar Oil Limited , Gas Authority of India , Hindustan Petroleum Corporation , Oil India Limited, Tata Petrodyne , Gas Projects (India) Private Limited, Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited , India LPG , IBP Co. Limited , Lubricants India , Oil Gas India , Petrosil Group, Kochi Refineries Limited etc.

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RE: Can Petroleum engineers work for public sector organizations?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane


Greeting's for the day!!!

Despite the fact that petroleum engineering is an attractive and high paying career option, not much information is available on it. Typically, a petroleum engineering graduate is given the job to discover natural sources of oil and examine the same. Similarly, developing the latest machines and equipments which can be used in the extraction and processing of oil is part of the job of a petroleum engineer. Petroleum engineers have global career and are hired by global oil companies.

The petroleum engineering is divided into 2 parts:
1. Upstream Sector:
Consists of activities like exploration, production, and exploitation, of oil and natural gases. After gaining a qualification in petroleum engineering, the engineers work in the exploration and production activities of petroleum and other related products. Using the latest drilling technology and geophysics for the exploration of oil reservoirs, they exploit the same for maximum output.

2. Downstream Sector:
Consist activities such as refining, marketing and distributing of petroleum products. Production is not the only work carried out in a petroleum company and the job of petroleum engineer does not get over as the oil is produced, rather, it starts at this stage. Refining process is crucial for an oil product as then only it can be used. Marketing and distributing department may require a petroleum engineer to have some management degree.

Job Prospects:
Career prospects are quite attractive in petroleum sector as petroleum companies have great influence and offer attractive salaries to employees. The demand for petroleum and petroleum products is only expected to increase and the increase would lead to creation of new jobs. In fact, there is a great demand of efficient petroleum engineers and almost every young graduate in petroleum engineering gets a job offer from petrol and gas companies from India and Overseas.

Whereas private petroleum companies offer attarctive salaries to petroleum engineers, government sector oil companies are not far behind in terms of paying attractive salaries and bonuses to employees.

Pay Packet:
As in the every other industry, remuneration in petroleum engineering is determined according to the knowledge, skills, qualification, capabilities, and experience of the candidate. Moreover, if the candidate is from top notch engineering college he may get a job which can pay salary between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month. People working in petroleum producing MNC's get median annaul salary of around $100,000.

Public Sector Companies in Petroleum Industry:
There are number of public sector organizations where the petroleum engineers work:
1. Indian Oil Corporation
2. Oil Gas India
4. Bharat Petroleum Corporations Limited
5. Hindustan Petroleum Corporations Limited
6. Gas Authority of India
7. Oil India Limited

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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