Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Careers in Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineers are involved in the exploration and production activities of petroleum. The study covers topics including geology, economics, geochemistry, geophysics, geomechanics, oil drilling, knowledge management, geopolitics, seismology, tectonics, thermodynamics, oil and gas production, reservoir development, well logging, well completion, and pipelines etc.
With the advancement in new technology, Petroleum engineering has become very much useful in the extraction process. Improvements in computer modelling, materials and the application of statistics, probability analysis, and new technologies like horizontal drilling and enhanced oil recovery, have also improved the toolbox of the petroleum engineer in recent decades.

The basic eligibility criteria is 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Maths). There are many BE/BTech program in Petroleum Engineering of four years duration.
M. Tech (Petroleum Engineering) is offered by Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad.

Career Prospects
Petroleum engineering is not very popular stream of engineering study, but it offers quite good job opportunities to the graduates. Fresher’s may find ample scope in public undertakings as well as in corporate sector that deal with petroleum exploration and extraction.

Here is a list of top institutions offering courses in Petroleum Engineering and technology.

  1. Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines University
  2. Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar (IPMG)
  3. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  4. Institute of Petroleum Technology, Gandhinagar
  5. Research & Innovation Centre, Gandhinagar
  6. Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun - 248 005

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