Scope of Petroleum Engineering in Production


Petroleum Engineering is one of the rare branches of Engineering which attracts the youth of today. Petroleum Engineering includes the production of petroleum which is an upstream of energy sector. This engineering sector is very useful in the extraction process of petroleum.

The Petroleum Engineering has emerged as a unique field through the constant improvements in computer modelling and probability analysis. The course has paved the way for the emergence of petroleum production. The mining as well as the distillation process can be done only with production engineers as the process requires complex production methods.

There are many courses available in this field of study. They are Diploma/Under Graduate /Post Graduate courses. The study of Petroleum Engineering covers various relevant topics. They are:

  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomechanics
  • Geophysics
  • Oil drilling
  • Geopolitics
  • Knowledge management
  • Seismology
  • Tectonics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Well logging
  • Well completion
  • Oil and gas production
  • Reservoir development
  • Pipelines

Role of a Petroleum Engineer

The mining of petrol is one of the most important aspects of petroleum engineering. A petroleum engineer should properly plan, design and execute the mining of petroleum. The Petroleum Engineer is also responsible in managing the material resources as well as supervising the drilling processes.

Universities/Colleges offering courses in Petroleum Engineering

These are the various institutes that offer courses in Petroleum Engineering across the country.

  • Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Indian School of Mines University
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  • Institute of Petroleum Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar (IPMG)
  • Research & Innovation Centre, Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun

Career Prospects

Petroleum Engineering offers excellent career opportunities to the graduates. The scope for freshers in public firms is very high. The corporate sector also provides ample space for the fresh graduates to set in. The various fields offered in this sector include the exploration, extraction and production of petroleum.

This field always suffers in short supply of professionals. Due to the ever increasing demand of safe sources of energy, it is worth to gain a degree in the field of Petroleum Engineering. This field also faces certain challenges similar to the other fields. These challenges can be successfully overcome by applying the technical skills that has evolved during the period of study. One can also join hands with the research field by implementing new ideas which in turn contributes to the growth of this industry



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16 Responses to “Scope of Petroleum Engineering in Production”

  1. 16

    i m going to join petroleum engineering…do this course have a great scope in india…wt will my annual income..?

  2. 15
    S. Shrinivasan:

    feature of petroleum engg. & job opportu. for after 3 year, basic salary, scope of petroleum enng.

  3. 14

    My son is going to write EMCET test on 12th May12 for Engineering and i would like to know which course is having better job prospects. He is interested in Aeronautical if he did not get this which is the next better field. Please suggest me.

  4. 13
    Osama bin gyasi:

    Sir, I am btech petroleum student. Sir what should i to do after btech. Join the job or pursue mtech petroletm from india or abroad.

  5. 12
    Rajesh AMET:

    I’m doing B.E Petroleum Engineering in AMET university, Chennai.I want to know that,what are the knowledges needed to be a perfect petroleum engineer?
    How’s the scope in India?
    i’m waiting for ur reply….

  6. 11
    amit agrawal:

    sir, pls inform me ,,,is petrolium enginering is very good branch nd is branch me scop kitna hai feature me job ki problm to nai hai na???

  7. 10
    amit kumar:

    i’ve Bsc(phyisc,math),2007,now i must do petroleum engg.
    Plz how do its ,

  8. 9

    is there any petrolium course of two years after 10 th?

  9. 8
    Ubani kelechi:

    I love maths&physics so much,but i don’t know if i should go petroleum engineering

  10. 7
    manish agarwal:

    hello i m presently studying in 12 science with physics ,chemistry and maths and i want to do petroleum engineering in india. please can you help me to give information about the best college in india. and how can i take admission in that college. please give your opinions

  11. 6
    swapnil parvatkar:

    What is the scope for petroleum technology after B.Sc in geology in pune

  12. 5

    just i havce passed 12 science i want to do enginnering in petroleum can u plz tell me the institute for it

  13. 4
    pvs prasad:

    what is the employment potential for a candidate with the following qualification? in pipe engineering in robotics

  14. 3
    akanksha singh:

    i hav given my 12th and CET exams and i’am sure that am going to score very less marks so please advice me if petroleum eng is good for me or else suggest me some other field which is suitable for me

  15. 2

    Can you tell me which is the best college in india for studying petroleum engineering.

  16. 1
    Anivesh jain:

    If i dont want give any exam(cat/mat)for entrnce so wat i do..And wats your fees.