Petroleum Engineers


Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.
Also called: Drilling Engineer, Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Production Engineer, Reservoir Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Business
  • management
  • accounting and economics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Python
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Landmark Graphics TOW/cs
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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