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. Catering Engineer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £34000 to £36000 p/a

    Category: Engineering / Technical

    On behalf of our client, Stafffinders are currently recruiting for an experienced Catering Engineer to work in a mobile role in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
    Required -
    1. Electrical background
    2. COMCAT 1,3 & 5
    3. Full clean drivers Licence
    This is a permanent position.
    This vacancy has been advertised on ...

  2. CNC Machinist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £13.00 p/h

    Category: CNC Machinist

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a CNC Machinist to join a local client based in Paisley on an ongoing temporary basis.
    The role will involve -
    - To set and operate machines for production work.
    - To operate machines.
    - To ensure that the quality expectations, as per drawing and planning are achieved.
    - Ensure ...

  3. CNC Programmer

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: CNC Programmer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for an CNC Programmer for a family business based in Paisley on a permanent basis.
    This role will involve -
    To operate and programme CNC Machines with Heidenhain Controls
    CNC Milling
    Work to customers drawings and specifications
    Ability to use a variety of measuring equipment
    Used to ...

  4. Space Planner/Move Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £30000 to £40000 p/a

    Category: Project Manager

    Due to continued growth, our client, are looking to recruit a Space Planner/Manager for their Glasgow site.
    Our client are a market leader who deliver a comprehensive range of office design, space planning, relocation, furniture supply and facility upgrade services.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Manage furniture installations team & design team• Project ...

  5. Estimator

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: £28000 to £32000 p/a

    Category: Engineering / Technical

    Due to continued growth our client have an opening for an experienced Sales Estimator, where you will be based out of one of their offices within the West of Scotland.
    Ideally you will have around 5 years' experience within manufacturing along with proven sales negotiation experience.
    The job purpose is ...

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