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Petroleum Engineering: Courses, Universities & Careers.

Petroleum Engineering is the specific branch in Engineering which solely deals with the extraction of petroleum and natural gas along with the study of the production of hydrocarbons such as natural gas or crude oil. This career is attractive, challenging and quite demanding in the 21st century.

Engineers are getting jobs and are still in demand especially in the field of petroleum. Graduates in Petroleum engineering are called Petroleum Engineers. Engineers study the production of hydrocarbons such as crude oil or natural gas. Petroleum engineering deals with the study, exploration, extraction, and distribution of oil and natural gas reserves available on the earth.

Petroleum is not only good from the perspectives of job opportunities but it is for those who care for the environment. Petroleum engineers provide the world with energy while safeguarding the environment for future generations.

A degree in Petroleum is generations, required to work as a petroleum engineer however candidates having a degree in mechanical or chemical engineering can also work as a Petroleum Engineer.

Petroleum Engineers get the following jobs as:

# Drilling Engineer

# Production Engineer

# Chief Petroleum Engineer

# Offshore Drilling Engineer

# Reservoir Engineer

B.E./B.Tech Courses offered by different institutes
# Petroleum Engineering

# Petrochemical Engineering

# Applied Petroleum Engineering

# Petroleum Refinery Engineering

# Petroleum Reservoir and Production Engineering

Master’s Courses
M.E./M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration,

M.Tech Petroleum Refinery

M.Tech in Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Engineering  

M.Tech + B.Tech in Petroleum – 5 Years Duration( Dual Degree)

How to become Petroleum Engineer:

There is no different way for doing B. Tech in Petroleum. The process is the same as we do B.E. or B.Tech in other fields of engineering like Computer Science etc. Candidates are required to clear the JEE Main exam and for taking admission in IITs, NITs and other prestigious institutions candidates will be required to clear the JEE Advanced.

Similarly, admission to masters is also done through entrance exams. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the most popular test that provides entry to the first-year Master of Technology/Master of engineering courses.

After graduation, you can work with companies like ONGC, SHELL, Gas Authority of India Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporate Limited, NTPC, Reliance Energy. There is no dearth of opportunity in this field- you can find jobs in private as well as government sectors.

Some Top Universities for Petroleum Courses:

  1. University of Alberta, Canada
  2. Missouri University of Science and Technology, United State
  3. Edith Cowan University, Australia
  4. University of Houston, United State
  5. Asia Pacific University, Malaysia

There is no doubt about the fact that Petroleum Engineers do enjoy lavish life on lucrative job profiles. There are many prestigious universities offering a diverse range of courses with excellent mentorship and a healthy study environment. To achieve this target all it needs one’s determination and passion to learn this profession. 

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