The wealth of a nation depends a lot upon its petroleum reserves and the industries based on the numerous oil based products. Even though our country is blessed with only moderate petroleum reserves, the petroleum industry has gone a long way in providing a growth engine to the country's economy. Our petroleum industries are self-reliant in investigating petroleum reserves, extracting the liquid gold and the final refining of the raw material into a variety of finished products. Because of a well-developed petroleum industry, in both the private as well as government sector, there are numerous employment opportunities for professionals from this field of engineering.
Eligibility and course duration
Should have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Math with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate. For all the good colleges the admission is through entrance exams like JEE Mains.
Duration of this undergraduate degree course is four years, split into eight semesters.
More about the course
B.Tech in Petroleum Technology helps you understand the various aspects related to the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas also known as hydrocarbons. For becoming a successful petroleum engineer one needs to be knowledgeable about various other related disciplines. So during the course you will be taught subjects like geophysics, petroleum geology, drilling, economics, reservoir simulation and engineering, well engineering, oil and gas facilities engineering and a few other subjects. As a petroleum engineer you come to know about concepts from both the chemical as well as mining engineering. You also come to learn of computer modelling, probability analysis, statistical applications and new techniques like horizontal drilling and enhanced oil recovery.
Ever since oil was first discovered by mankind, the petroleum industry has been a booming one. Over the years, job seekers have been mainly attracted towards this industry because of the over dependence of most economies on petroleum. Professionals in this industry are very well paid. A lot of opportunities are available for the young graduates in the country as well as abroad. Oil companies in West Asia and the Gulf countries are always on the lookout for well-trained English speaking professionals from India for working in the oil fields there. Those intending to serve the country, for them too, handsome opportunities exist in both the private and public sector. A few well-known companies among them are ONGC, Indian Oil, BPCL, Oil India and Reliance Industries.
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