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How many companies are present in India who hire Petroleum engineers?

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RE: How many companies are present in India who hire Petroleum engineers?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh

Petroleum engineers are employed in jobs which are mainly concentrated in oil and gas extraction, professional, scientific and technical services and petroleum refining. Major oil corporations, both central and state; and innumerable small and independent oil exploration, production, and service companies are the employers for this profession. They may also work for companies that produce drilling equipment, supplies and refining processes. Those with higher degrees can opt for the research field. He/she may join research labs as scientists or research fellow to carry out the R&D processes. Research and development work in petroleum technology is carried on at the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) in Dehradun. They can also find jobs in educational institutions. One with a professional degree in petroleum technology can find employment opportunities in government undertakings.
Top companies that hire petroleum engineer are :-
- Indian Oil Corporation
- IBP Co. Limited
- Lubricants India
- Oil Gas India
- Petrosil Group
- Shiv-Vani Universal
- Bharat Petroleum
- Reliance Petroleum Limited
- Essar Oil Limited
- Gas Authority of India
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
- Aban
- Oil India Limited
- Tata Petrodyne
- Bongaigaon Refinery
- Gas Projects (India) Private Limited
- Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited
- India LPG
- Kochi Refineries Limited

RE: How many companies are present in India who hire Petroleum engineers?

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 attarctive and high paying career option, not much information is available on it. Typically, a petroleum engineering graduate si given the job to discover natural sources of oil and examine the same. Similarly, developing the latest macines and equipments hich can be used in the exctraction 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 an 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 the 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 engineertohave some management degree.

Job Prospects:
Career prospects re quite attractive in petroelum sector as petroleum companies have great influence and offer attractive salaries to employees. The demand form 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.

Top Companies in India:
Top companies who hire Petroleum engineers are:
1. Indian Oil Corporation
2. IBP Co. Limited
3. Lubricants India
4. Oil Gas India
5. Petrosil Group
6. shiv-vani Universal
8. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
9. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
10. Relainace Petroleum Limited
11. Essar Oil Limited.
12. Gas Authority of India
13. Aban
14. Oil India Limited
15. Tata Petrodyne
16. Bongaigaon Refinery
17. Gas Projects (India) Private Limited
18. Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited
19. India LPG
20. Kochi Refineries Limited.

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