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Who is a Petroleum Engineer?

Petroleum Engineers are commonly known as ‘drilling engineers’ have been reported to be one of the highest-paying professionals

Petroleum Engineers are commonly known as ‘drilling engineers’ have been reported to be one of the highest-paying professionals as they are important in oil and gas production. These professionals are needed in the drilling process or known as the ‘upstream process’, making sure everything runs smoothly and no major accidents occur. Their job is mainly to bring the oil and gas to the surface, estimate its value and extract it in the most cost-efficient way.

Petroleum Engineers are commonly known as ‘drilling engineers’ have been reported to be one of the highest-paying professionals as they are important in oil and gas production. These professionals are needed in the drilling process or known as the ‘upstream process’, making sure everything runs smoothly and no major accidents occur. Their job is mainly to bring the oil and gas to the surface, estimate its value and extract it in the most cost-efficient way.

The pros & cons of being a Petroleum Engineer:

Pros

1.Job security virtually all drilling engineers find employment after graduation.

2.Petroleum engineers command the highest salaries of all engineers.

3.The job is adventurous and exciting because you get to work outdoors.

4.Many opportunities for advancement with experience, drilling engineers progress into sales, supervisory and managerial positions.

Cons

1.The job requires you to move to remote locations or on 0ff-shore drilling rigs without the presence of creature comforts.

2.Degree is difficult to attain unless you have excellent math skills!

3.You may be required to work long hours and could be on-call throughout the day to respond to circumstances that arise on drilling sites.

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