Petroleum Engineer Jobs

Petroleum engineer jobs search the world for reservoirs containing oil or natural gas. Once these resources are discovered petroleum engineer jobs work with geologists and other specialists to understand the geologic formation and properties of the rock containing the reservoir, determine the drilling methods to be used and monitor drilling and production operations.

Petroleum engineer jobs design equipment and processes to achieve the maximum profitable recovery of oil and gas. As only a small proportion of oil and gas in a reservoir flows out under natural forces, petroleum engineers develop and use various enhanced recovery methods. These include injecting water, chemicals, gases or steam into an oil reservoir to force out more of the oil and doing computer-controlled drilling or fracturing to connect a larger area of a reservoir to a single well.  Currently the best techniques in use today recover only a portion of the oil and gas in a reservoir therefore petroleum engineers research and develop technology and methods to increase recovery and lower the cost of drilling and production operations.

How do you become a Petroleum Engineer?

To become a petroleum engineer, a bachelors degree must be held, although some employers may ask for a masters degree. This degree can be in petroleum engineering, chemical engineering or mechanical engineering. These courses are likely to involve basic sciences such as chemistry, calculus, differential equations and physics. 

Petroleum engineers salary will vary depending on skills and demand. They can expect to earn between £55,000 and £95,000.

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  1. Senior Electrical Engineer - Dalgety Bay

    Location: Dalgety Bay

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electrical

    We currently have a full time vacancy at our clients site in Dalgety Bay, for a Senior Electrical Engineer.
    Main Job Responsibilities
    To oversee all aspects of electrical design on multi-discipline design and build projects, from concept right through to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specifications and current regulatory standards ...

  2. CNC Turner/Fitter

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Workshop

    We have urgent vacancies for experienced CNC Manual Turners for our client in Ayrshire who are a market leader where the core business is repairs and overhauls.
    The successful candidates should have a good knowledge of CNC/Manual lathes and be competent at working within a team and individually.
    Experience ...

  3. CAD Technician

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Design/CAD/Drafting

    We are currently looking for an experienced CAD Technician to join our clients team in their busy Glasgow office.
    This is a full time role for which the post holder would be required to provide support on nominated projects promoting the use of efficient workflows on all phases of the ...

  4. Mechanical Fitter

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: £27000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Mechanical

    Our client are a rapidly expanding contractor working in the water sector.
    They have a large number of projects coming up which means they are recruiting for Mechanical Fitters to joing their existing team.
    You will be field based and work on various frameworks across Scotland.
    The vacancies will be ...

  5. Sheetmetal Worker/Fabricator

    Location: Kilmaurs

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Maintenance Engineering

    Candidates should be experienced in all types of Fabrication and Welding to a high standard with an emphasis on Stainless Steel TIG.
    You must have the ability to read from Engineering drawings and work on your own initiative in a workshop environment and on Customer premises.
    Our client require people ...

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