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Overview:

Petroleum engineers conduct studies for the exploration, development and extraction of oil and gas deposits; plan, design, develop and supervise projects for drilling, completion, testing and re-working of oil and gas wells. They are employed by petroleum production companies, consulting companies, well logging or testing companies in government offices and research and educational institutions.

Tasks:

Petroleum engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct feasibility assessment studies for the development of  new oil and gas fields.
  • Direct and monitor oil and gas drilling operations.
  • Develop drilling programs, select sites and specify drilling fluids, bit selection, drill stem testing procedures and equipment.
  • Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing and well surveys.
  • Design and select artificial lift machinery, and well and surface production equipment and systems and specify programs for corrosion control and oil or gas treatment.
  • Develop specifications for and monitor and supervise well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery.
  • Analyse reservoir rock and fluid data to design optimum recovery methods and to predict reservoir performance and reserves.
  • Monitor and forecast oil and gas reservoir performance and recommend oil recovery techniques which extend the economic life of wells.
  • Design, develop and co-ordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of subsea well-head and production equipment.

Job Titles:

  • Drilling engineer
  • Oil and gas, petroleum engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Completion, production engineer
  • Oil and gas, reservoir engineer
  • Petroleum, subsea engineer

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
  • Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.

Vacancies:

Most of the opportunities are in Alberta.

Pay Scale:

The wages range from $24.04/hr. to $72.12/hr. as per the location.