For a petroleum engineer, the oil and gas industry provides for a well-paid career. There are much scope for career progression too. As a petroleum engineer one has to work mostly in oil and gas fields and deal with the exploration, extraction and production of crude oil or gas. The field also deals with processing and refining of the crude oil into useful products in the oil refineries. Petroleum engineers decide upon the best techniques to drill and extract the oil or natural gas. They also provide solutions for underperforming oil wells. They get into designing and developing new tools and techniques to extract oil from very deep wells. This is an industry with great significance, as the whole world is highly dependent on oil.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in class XII with Physics, chemistry and Math from a recognized board or university. Admission to the course is through entrance exams.
Duration of this undergraduate course is 4 years.
More about the course
Over the years, courses on petroleum engineering is getting quite popular with budding engineers. The attractive opportunities both in the country and in the Gulf countries are attracting many from the student community. These courses teach you every aspect about this field from exploration to drilling, extraction and production of oil and gas. You are taught about the installation procedures, operation of the drilling equipment and their maintenance. Other than these one has to learn how to monitor the yield, do modifications or perform stimulation programs for those wells which are not performing well.
A range of topics are covered during these courses. Some of them are geology, geophysics, geochemistry, geomechanics, thermodynamics, drilling, tectonics, seismology, well completion, reservoir development, extraction of oil & gas, pipelines and a few more.
Petroleum engineering is an extremely well-paid career option. One gets to work in various areas related to oil and gas industry. You get work in exploration, oil & gas fields, refineries, laboratories and other related areas. There are companies in the government and the private sector which are involved in oil and gas exploration and in the refining business. Some of the names from the government sector are ONGC, OIL, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL, etc. Reliance and Essar oil are big names in the private sector. After this course you can even opt for postgraduate courses such as M.E./M.Tech. If interested in research, you can further go for PhD.
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