Petroleum Engineering is a subset of CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. Petroleum engineers focus on designing and developing new methods and technology for digging the earth’s surface to extract gas and oil. They obtain either crude oil or natural gas from the ground. Moreover, petroleum engineers search and discover innovative methods to extract gas and oil from older wells all over the world. They generally work with expert geologists. After the determination of drill site, Petroleum engineers supervise and plan the drilling operations. As a petroleum engineer, you will add to meeting the energy requirements while safeguarding the environment.

Academic Entry Requirement

  • Grade 12 – Science Stream (Maths compulsory)
  • Graduation – Pursue B.Tech in Chemical Eng./ Petroleum and Pursue B.Tech + M.Tech (Dual Degree)in Chemical Engineering
  • After Graduation – Pursue M.Tech
  • After Post Graduation – Pursue Ph.D.

Degree In

  • E./B.Tech in Petroleum Engineering
  • Tech in Petrochemical Engineering
  • Tech in Applied Petroleum Engineering
  • Tech in Petroleum Refinery Engineering
  • Tech in Petroleum Reservoir and Production Engineering
  • E./M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration
  • Tech Petroleum Refinery Engineering
  • Tech in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Engineering

Who can hire?

Petroleum and oil companies, Oil exploration organizations, Private Oil Industries, Refineries, Gas companies, Petroleum Research Institutions and Universities etc. can hire Petroleum Engineers.

Professional Career

Petroleum engineers take all responsibility and supervise important projects earlier than those in other field of engineering. The gas and oil industry offers higher salaries than all other industries. Salaries vary on position and knowledge required for the job, training and experience. As compare to onshore, employees at offshore operations normally earn higher wages. At least a bachelor degree is required in the geology and engineering Jobs areas.