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Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Petroleum Engineer?

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RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Petroleum Engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh
Excellent academic record along with technical exposure during various project carried out during four years of studies, excellent numerical and computer skills and skills to plan out project and execute them with team spirit is must while looking for a job as petroleum engineer. Petroleum engineers can find employment in national and private oil and gas companies, engineering consulting firms , government agencies ,oil field services , contractor and service companies . Petroleum engineers also have an option to work as consultant after certain years of experience.They can take up various roles depending upon their skills and expertise such as reservoir engineer, technical support engineer, scientist, petroleum technologist , drilling engineer, technical support specialist, tender and quotations analyst, geo sciences pressure expert , exploration geologist or process engineer. Some of the companies that hire petroleum engineers are :-
Indian Oil Corporation
IBP Co. Ltd
Oil Gas India
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Bharat Petroleum
Reliance Petroleum Limited
Essar Oil Limited
Gas Authority of India
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
Oil India Ltd
Tata Petrodyne
Lubricants India
Petrosil Group
Shiv- Vani Universal

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Petroleum Engineer?

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 give 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 doeas 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 degrees.

Job Prospects:
Career prospects are quite attarctive 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 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.

Required skills to become good Petroleum Engineer:
1. Execelent academic record in BTech in Petroleum Engineering is a must.
2. Technical exposure during various projects carried out during the course shows that the candidate can work effectively when exposed to real scenarios.
3. Excellent numerical and computer skills are expected from petroleum engineers as most of the time there would be computer simluation required for further analysis.
4. Skills to plan out project and execute them with team spirit are further requirements.
5. Sound communication skills in English language would enhance the chances of getting International exposure and higher position within the organization.

Top Companies:
Based on Excellent Academic Record, students can have opportunities to work with following top companies:
1. Indian Oil Corporation
2. IBP Co Limited
3. Lubricants India
4. Oil Gas India
5. Shiv-Vani Universal
7. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
8. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
9. Essar Oil Limited
10. Gas Authority of India
11. Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited.

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