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I have a degree in Petroleum Engineering. What are the other career options available to me apart from Petroleum jobs?

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RE: I have a degree in Petroleum Engineering. What are the other career options available to me apart from Petroleum jobs?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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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 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 engineer to have some management degree.

Job Prospects (Career Options) after Petroleum Engineering:
Following are the few of the related job areas:

1. Contracting and Procurement:
Offers variety of excellent opportunities for career development both in the procurement function and in the industry.

2. Finance:
Offers you more than just a job - it wants you to flourish with us and develop your career.

3. Human Resources:
HR jobs are crucial to optimize business because they manage one of key asset: our people. Offered across a broad range of business activities, he careers offers excellent development opportunities as well as an exciting, global work environment.

4. IT:
IT jobs are global, at the forefront of innovative IT and offer excellent development opportunities.

5. Legal:
From general counsels jobs to specialist work, careers in the legal department ranks among some of the most rewarding in-house legal jobs in the corporate space.

6. Maritime:
Exciting maritime job and career opportunities are available onshore and with the fleet.

7. Sales and Marketing:
A career in Sales and Marketing develops your skills, and offers the chance for you to enhance customer relationships with one of the world's most valued brands.

8. Supply:
Jobs in Supply help ensure that out business works together to deliver products safety, efficiently, and profitably. With opportunities in leadership and supply chain roles, a career in supply chain is a varied and exciting one.

9. Trading:
Embark on a career within Trading and be a part of a dynamic team working in fast paced and rewarding environment.

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