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What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Petroleum Engineering student?

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RE: What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Petroleum Engineering student?

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

Hi

There are a lot of opportunities for petroleum engineers in private and public sector.

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 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.



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.

The type of job a petroleum engineer has will often determine whether how much they work indoors or outdoors. Many petroleum engineers work on job sites, but others work in an office setting. There are strong international travel opportunities for petroleum engineers, as it is very much a global business. Many companies have offices and sites in multiple countries and transfers are common.

As in 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 and Rs 30,000 per month. The salary increases with the experience 20-40 lacs pa.

Hope this helps

All the best
Career counselor

RE: What are the off-campus placement opportunities for a Petroleum Engineering student?

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

Hi,


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 or petroleum engineer does not get over as the oil is produced, rather, it startsat 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 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 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.


Placement Opportunities in Top Companies:
Most of students gets a job offer from Campus itself in Petroleum Engineering field. However, students can have various opportunities to work for top companies from off campus mode based on thier academics.
Few of the companies are:
1. Indian Oil Corporation
2. IBP Co. Limited
3. Lubrcants India
4. Petrosil Group
5. Shiv-vani Universal
6. ONGC
7. Bharat Petroleum corporation Limited
8. Reliance Petroleum Limited
9. Essar Oil Limited
10. Gas Authority of India
11. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
12. Aban
13. Oil India Limited
14. Tata Petrodyne
15. Bongaigaon Refinery
16. Gas Projects (India) Private Limited
17. Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited
18. India LPG
19. Kochi Refineries Limited
20. Oil Gas India

Petroleum Engineers have opportunities to work with most of the Public Sector Gas and Oil Comapnies at an attractive salary packages.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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