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. MIG Welder

    Location: Prestwick

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Production

    Stafffinders have a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to work for a long-standing company on a temp to permanent contract.  Due to an increased workload our client in the Ayrshire area are looking for MIG Welders.
    This is a work shop-based role in a busy production environment and we are ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Support Engineer 2

    Location: Gourock

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Marine Engineer

    Staffinders are recruiting for Support Engineers on behalf our clients who multi-award-winning ship management specialists.
     
    The role is shore based providing technical support, conducting maintenance planned and preventative, repairs of all equipment and vessels and supporting breakdowns where appropriate.
     

    Time Served diesel mechanic or experienced motorman
    Maintenance engineering or small ...

  4. Mechanical Engineer

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Marine Engineer

    Staffinders are recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer on behalf our client who multi-award-winning ship management specialists, providing essential services and logistical support.
     
    Reporting to the Mechanical Specialist your new role will be mobile however periodic attendance will be required when the vessels are in annual dry dock, you will be ...

  5. 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 ...

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