The Petroleum Engineering Industry

The Petroleum Engineering industry is at the forefront of the identification and production of hydrocarbons to ensure the worlds energy demands are met. The industry requires a range of skills in engineering and geoscience disciplines. The careers on offer within the Petroleum Engineering industry are diverse and focused around supporting a drilling rig/ production operations. As a Petroleum Engineer you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team for either a exploration and production company or for one of the diverse range of service contractors.

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Petroleum Engineering companies

  • Expro

    Expro’s business is well flow management, providing products and services that measure, improve, control and process flow from high-value oil and gas wells. Market leaders in the offshore and…

  • Aquaterra Energy

    Aquaterra Energy Ltd is a dynamic Offshore Engineering company based in Norwich, Norfolk. Aquaterra has expanded rapidly over the last five years to a current team of almost 100…

  • Tritech International Ltd

    Tritech International Limited began with the aim of producing underwater (subsea) products for the offshore oil & gas industry, military and other worldwidesubsea markets. Markets Tritech work in: Defence…


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Petroleum Engineering career videos

Alastair Bone

Completions Engineer
Find out how being a Completions Engineer makes you one of the key people for getting Oil and Gas out of the well.

Laura McLaughlin

Senior Geologist
Ever wonder who finds the oil and gas? A career as a Geologist is one that is constantly on the hunt for new reserves to keep the worlds energy demands in supply.

Paddy Lisulo

Process Engineer
Looking for a career in Engineering? Hear what skills you should have to enter the exciting field of Process Engineering.


More about Petroleum Engineering

Routes to entry

Find out how to get into Petroleum Engineering! The chances are you are going to need a University Degree; however school and college are also important routes for working towards gaining the skills and knowledge you will require for studying a degree program.

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Petroleum technology

The Petroleum Engineering sector uses some of the most advanced technology in the world to ensure energy demands are met. Find out more about the Technology used and how each technology ensures hydrocarbons and found and captured.

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Technology in focus

Each month we feature a piece of technology central to Petroleum Engineering activity. We take a look at the technology it’s self and the various operational, design, construction and support roles surrounding the technology.

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