Many people have a misconception about the job petroleum engineering, they think that finding a job in this field is like looking for a needle in a pail of sand but the truth of the matter is that there is a vast of job opportunities awaiting for these professionals. If you are in your senior high school and you are considering taking an engineering course, you should never be afraid to take the risk of investing your future to be a good petroleum engineer. Once you already have a diploma in engineering, you are assured of landing a job that is fun and exciting.
Here are the top job positions you might be interested to get into once you obtain your engineering diploma:
Oil & Gas Business Development Mgr. – This job pertains to making sure that the project you are assigned to will be successful. You will not only need intelligence, skill and knowledge about the project but most importantly you will need a good tactic in order to make the project work and make it a success. Expect to have long meetings with the CEO or with the company clients with this position as you discuss and give them updates about the project. If you are the kind of person who enjoys working in the field then this job is definitely for you.
Oil & Gas Revenue Accountant – This position requires one to have at least a year or more experience in exploration and production field, work is more concentrated on pipeline numbers. You will be tasked to make sure that there is a total equilibrium between gas and liquid in the project site regardless if it is sold or purchased, extracted from the ground of imported from other countries. This is entirely different from balancing an asset and liability as far as accounting is concerned but the common thing with the 2 is the need of balance of all numbers.
Petro Physicist – As a petro physicist you are tasked to deliver to the company a quantitative analysis of the company’s reservoirs. It is also on your shoulder to ensure that the tools, equipments and other technological gadgets being used by the company is not obsolete. More importantly you are tasked to study and give report regarding rock characteristics. Your main job is to contribute to the betterment of the company’s oil production. Some companies will require a person to have a PhD or a master’s degree in physics or engineering. People who have more or less 12 years experience in such field will never have a hard time finding work at all.
If you want to have a job that pays well you should consider being a petroleum engineer and reap big time monetary benefits.