What are the job opportunities for Petroleum Engineers?

The knowledge and skills of SUN graduates incorporate concepts like as effective communication, critical thinking, and project management, which are essential in most jobs. Petroleum engineering studies and the practical program at SUN provide you with these and other skills that may be used to any employment situation. Apart from your crude oil and natural gas knowledge, you will graduate with the confidence and skills that come with finishing a difficult degree and fully engaging in university life. Nonetheless, the following fields are prominent job options for DPET graduates, including;

  • Design equipment to extract oil and gas from onshore and offshore reserves deep underground

  • Develop plans to drill in oil and gas fields, and then to recover the oil and gas

  • Develop ways to inject water, chemicals, gases, or steam into an oil reserve to force out more oil or gas

  • Make sure that oilfield equipment is installed, operated, and maintained properly

  • Evaluate the production of wells through surveys, testing, and analysis

Oil and gas deposits, or reservoirs, are located deep in rock formations underground. These reservoirs can be accessed only by drilling wells, either on land, or at sea from offshore oil rigs.

Once oil and gas are discovered, petroleum engineers work with geoscientists and other specialists to understand the geologic formation of the rock containing the reservoir. They then determine the drilling methods, design the drilling equipment, implement the drilling plan, and monitor operations.

The best techniques currently being used recover only a portion of the oil and gas in a reservoir, so petroleum engineers also research and develop new ways to recover more of the oil and gas. This additional recovery helps to lower the cost of drilling and production.

The following are examples of types of petroleum engineers:

Lifelong Learning

Completing the requirements for studying and graduating from the Department of Petroleum Engineering (DPET) is only the first step in a beginner petroleum engineer's career, as it can lead to a future engineer specializing in more specialized, precise fields and a real source of professional success for your life at all levels in the petroleum industry. The petroleum industry's area of development in exploration, drilling, and production techniques, as well as access to them, provides you with the chance for large-scale continuing education to meet various demands in your future professional field. Where you can use computer technology and specialized software to broaden your talents and target new skills that your resources require, allowing you to expand.

Careers for Petroleum Engineers