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What non-technical courses would be helpful if I want to make career in Petroleum Engineering?

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RE: What non-technical courses would be helpful if I want to make career in Petroleum Engineering?

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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 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.

Non Technical Courses into Petroleum:
Few of the Non Technical Courses are:

1. Basic Petroleum Technology (BPT)
This course present a non-technical, practical understanding of petroleum industry technology in an interesting, effective and efficient manner. Participants are placed in the position of Reservoir Engineer, and "Our Reservoir" is defined, analyzed and put in production. Next, drill sites are chosen. and they are placed in the position of Drilling/Completion Engineer. and the drilling program for "Our well" is analyzed.
Participation result in greater job confidence, enthusiasm, and productivity.

Course Contents:
i. Reservoir fluid properties
ii. Petroleum Geology
iii. The petroleum Reservoir
iv. Unconventional Resources
v. Exploration Technology
vi. Drilling Technology
vii. Well completion and workover
viii. Production, Operations
viii. Recovery
ix. Surface Processing
x. Offshore Operations
Course is provided by: Petroskills.com

2. Fundamental of Petroleum Refining (FPR):
This exciting programme is designed to introduce non-technical oil industry members to the fascinating field of petroleum refining. Learn how refinery works and how refinery operations affect global oil and product prices

Course Content:
i. Fundamental of crude oil
ii. Petroleum chemistry made easy
iii. Three stages of refining
iv. Atmospheric and vacuum distillation
v. Cracking processes
vi. Catalytic Reforming
vii. Gas plants
viii. Isomerization
ix. Alkylation
x. Hydrotreating
xi. Blending for finished products
xii. Refinery economics terms
Course is provided by: The Oxford Princeton Programme

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