Engineering is a vast field with many branches. One of the latest and most prosperous branch is Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is the field of engineering which deals with the activities related to extraction of crude oil and natural gas present below the surface of Earth. For a career in petroleum engineering the course consists of drilling techniques, refining crude oil and turning them into useful petrol products. They also teach the designing of oil and natural gas reservoirs.
Petroleum engineering (B.E/B. Tech) is a 4- year course and the eligibility criteria is as follows – The candidate should have passed 10+2 exam with minimum 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Also, he/she should clear either the national entrance examination or independent exams conducted by the college itself.
Top five petroleum engineering colleges in India
- Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad- B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering
- University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun– B. Tech. in Applied Petroleum Engineering with Specialization in Gas
- NIMS University, Jaipur- B. Tech in Petroleum Engineering
- Andhra University, Vizag- B. Tech. Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Engineering
- Presidency University, Bangalore- B. Tech. in Petroleum Engineering
Top five recruiting companies are –
- Indian oil
- Oil and Natural gas Corporation (ONGC)
- British Petroleum
- Petro China
- Exxon Mobil
The scope of Petroleum engineering
A Petroleum engineering graduate can work in the following designations-
Reservoir engineers – They optimize production and storage of oil and gas resources
Drilling engineers – They manage the technical aspects of drilling, extraction and injection of walls.
Production engineers – They manage the interface between the reservoir and the well which includes monitoring equipment, evaluating lift methods, choosing a suitable surface element for optimum flow control.
Since the energy demand is surging up, both national and international companies have increased recruitment drives for petroleum engineers.
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