Oil and Gas engineering jobs

There is a wide range of job opportunities available in the oil and gas industry and one of the key areas of employment is in oil and gas engineering.

The work of an engineer in the oil and gas discipline usually involves the professional design, operation, quality control, construction, maintenance and optimisation of the systems that are critical during the exploration, production, processing and transportation of petroleum.

Petroleum engineer jobs

Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from below the earth’s surface and are responsible for developing plans to drill into oil & gas fields.

Jobs in the petroleum engineering discipline include:

  • Completions Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer

Civil engineer jobs

Civil engineers are responsible for overseeing the design and construction of pipelines, plants and well sites.

Jobs in the civil engineering discipline include:

  • Structural Engineer
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Inspection Engineer

Chemical engineer jobs

Chemical engineer careers are an important part of the upstream petroleum industry, as they are involved with activities such as process design and development, production enhancement in plant operations, inspection, corrosion control and quality control.

Jobs that are common in the chemical engineering discipline include:

  • Process Control Engineer
  • Inspection Engineer
  • Chemical Process Engineer

Mechanical engineer jobs

Jobs in the mechanical engineering discipline involve designing machinery and petroleum production equipment, analysing the dynamics of mechanical systems and planning and managing projects. They also carry out design and analysis work on oil and gas components such as heaters, pumps, compressors, rotating equipment, pipelines, engines, and fans.

Jobs in the mechanical engineering discipline include:

  • Rotating equipment engineer
  • Piping engineer
  • Mechanical maintenance engineer

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