Top colleges in India
- Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Mumbai
- Indian School of Mines University(ISM), Dhanbad
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Uttar Pradesh
- University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
- Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar
- M. S Engineering College, Bangalore
- L.D College Of Engineering, Ahmedabad
- G.H Patel College Of Engineering, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat
Courses & Eligibility
|Diploma||3 years||Candidates should have passed the 10th with a minimum aggregate of 55% marks with Science and mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects.||State-Level Entrance Exam|
|B.Tech||4 years||Candidates should have passed their 10th and +2 or equivalent examination in Science stream from any recognized Institution with a minimum aggregate mark of 50%||JEE Main, MHT CET|
|M.tech||2 years||Candidates should have a B.Tech/B.E. in chemical/petroleum engineering or any equivalent stream. Candidates who have completed M.Sc. in Chemistry are also eligible.||GATE, JEE Advanced|
- Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
- Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL
- Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL)
- Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd (HOEC)
- Essar Oil
- Lubricants India
- Oil Gas India
- Petrosil Group
- Bharat Petroleum
- Reliance Petroleum Limited
- Gas Authority of India
- Tata Petrodyne
Syllabus and courses
There are also sub-branches of petroleum engineering:
- Probability and Statistics
- Numerical Methods
- Petroleum Exploration
- Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology
- Reservoir Engineering
- Petroleum Formation Evaluation
- Oil And Gas Well Testing
- Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
Candidates aspiring for the courses of Petroleum Engineering, the skills required for the role of an ideal Petroleum Engineer are as:
- The ability to positively apply advanced concepts of the course study to formulate and work over complex petroleum engineering problems.
- The arising interest to understand natural resource recovery of oil and gas exploration, its production and development of the process of extraction.
- Zeal to deal and develop machines with equipment for the extraction of the processing of oil.
- Aptitude for optimization productivity using petroleum engineering principles.
- The successful skills in plans, designs, inspections and active concepts for oil and gas wells.
- Interests over the concepts and process of extraction, production, and processing of the refining, oil and gas pipeline construction, gas utilities and related processes involving for the refining and the transportation.
Career and Job Prospects
Average Salary Per Annum
|Drilling Engineer||Drilling engineers are responsible for planning and executing drilling operations to extract minerals, metal ores, oil and natural gas across a variety of terrains, on land and underwater. You can also find opportunities with engineering consultancies and onshore, offshore and mobile drilling contractors.||10 - 12 lakhs|
|Reservoir Engineer||Reservoir engineers determine the location and amount of fuel in underground reservoirs. Often, engineers work with advanced equipment, such as computer modeling and imaging programs, to locate reserves of oil and natural gas.||6 - 7 lakhs|
|Production Engineer||Production engineers work in the sphere of manufacturing, overseeing the production of goods in many industries at factories or plants. Their main job is to ensure that all products are manufactured with utmost efficiency and quality, according to planned protocols using the appropriate technology.||3 - 4 lakhs|
|Chief Petroleum Engineer||Chief Petroleum Engineer Plans and directs engineering activities of a petroleum company to develop oil fields and produce oil and gas: Formulates programs for developing oil fields, planning schedules for drilling wells and for constructing pumping units, crude-oil treating units, and other production facilities.||5 - 6 lakhs|
Question: Where petroleum engineers work?
Answer: The initial step is the discovery of the source, for the location. Once discovered, the petroleum engineers work, analyze to understand the geologic formation of the reservoir. After the examination and analysis of the rock containing the reservoir, further, the drilling methods are determined, monitored for the extraction operations.
Question: Will there be scope for the petroleum engineers in the coming future?
Answer: The fall of the oil price is by political reasons rather than economic factors. There is downfall under the low price, for which many of the projects suffer the loss. Well, the demand for engineers will be there in the long run. This is so because as compared to other energy resources, petroleum products are cheaper, safer and more feasible than oil and gas. Shale gas, tight oil, and methane hydrate etc, could well sustain the energy demand for the next upcoming few decades.