Petroleum, Oil & Gas

Petroleum, oil and gas engineering jobs

Petroleum, oil and gas engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons which can either be crude oil or natural gas, in an economical and environmentally safe manner.

With the world’s demand for oil and gas still growing, engineers divide themselves into several types: reservoir engineers, drilling engineers and production engineers, including subsurface engineers. Typical duties including evaluating reservoirs, using reservoir description and modelling techniques, overseeing drilling operations, designing integrated strategies for primary and improved recovery schemes and designing hydrocarbon production and treatment facilities.

The role requires a good knowledge of many other related disciplines, such as geophysics, petroleum geology, formation evaluation, drilling, economics, reservoir simulation, and artificial lift systems. Improvements in computer modelling, materials and the application of statistics, probability analysis and new technologies like horizontal drilling and enhanced oil recovery have greatly enhanced the job of a petroleum engineer in recent decades, and now play a major role in oil and gas engineering.

Engineers must integrate geological data with production data in order to understand the past performance and to predict the future performance of a given reservoir.

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Air Products

Air Products is a leading supplier of industrial gases, equipment and services

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AMEC is the leading UK provider of nuclear services. Our experience spans several decades in the UK, France, Canada and North America.

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Aquaterra Energy

At Aquaterra Energy our highly qualified engineering teams design and supply Drilling Riser Systems and specialist Offshore Structures.

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Assystem UK

Assystem is a leading international group in the field of Engineering and Innovation Consultancy.

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Ausenco is a growing company with big ambitions. We set the standard for ingenious engineering and project management solutions for the resources and energy sectors.

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Babcock International Group

Babcock is a leading international provider of airport solutions delivering the design and operation of baggage systems, airport IT systems and the management of operation critical fleets and ground support equipment (GSE).

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Coldharbour Marine

Cold Harbour Marine specialises in the design and supply of leading technologies to the world maritime market

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esave was established in 1999 by two senior industry staff with a combined expertise of almost 40 years.

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Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The (IOM3)

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse.

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JN Bentley Ltd

JN Bentley Ltd is part of the global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald, and offers clients full feasibility, design and construction services throughout the UK.

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The Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) Group regulates the gas and electricity industries in Britain.

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Petrofac E&C (Europe) provides consultancy, engineering and project management services for the design and delivery of oil & gas facilities.

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Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company which employs close to 10,000 experts in 22 countries.

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RWE npower

RWE npower is a leading integrated UK energy company and is part of the RWE Group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies.

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SABIC is a truly global organisation with 33,000 people working in more than 40 countries. In many ways, we are already part of your life.

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Schlumberger is the leading oilfield services provider, trusted to deliver superior results and improved exploration and production performance for oil and gas companies around the world.

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As a leading global engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's major challenges.

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The National Industrialization Company (TASNEE) was established in 1405H, corresponding to 1985, as the first joint-stock industrial company fully owned by the private sector.

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URS Corporation is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world.

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Welding Institute, The (TWI)

The Welding Institute is the leading professional engineering institution for the registration of people involved with welding and joining all over the world.

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