Petroleum Engineering is a field of engineering which deals with the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either natural gas or crude oil, which produces various gases for automobiles and other industrial uses. This field required a detailed understanding of the physical properties of oil, gas and water along with the processes includes in the exploration and processing of crude oils.

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering covers diverse topics including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Economics, Thermodynamics and many others. This discipline of engineering overlaps with other major courses in engineering such as mechanical, chemical and civil.

The course is included with designing, developing and maintaining methods to extract oil and gas which are found below the earth’s surface. A petroleum engineer on his course time learns to innovate the processes of extraction like mining, drilling etc. There are two specializations under the Petroleum engineering course, which are Petroleum Upstream and Petroleum Downstream Engineering. Apart from this, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling Engineering and Production Engineering are the three sub-branches of Petroleum Engineering.

Some of the top engineering institutes offering Petroleum Engineering course are IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, ISM Dhanbad, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Dehradun, MIT Pune, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar etc.

How to Join

One who wants to join Petroleum Engineering should pass the qualifying examination with an aggregate score of 50-60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. After completing the same, the student has to appear for the Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE - Main) to get admission into one of the top college or universities in India.

Most of the engineering colleges in India offer admission to students based on the JEE Main examination. It is a national level entrance examination done by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the national level apex authority responsible for the regulation and control of all engineering colleges and courses available in India. AICTE is the statutory authority responsible for proper planning and coordination on the development of the technical education system in India.

Career Prospects of Petroleum Engineers

The increasing demand for oil all over the world and scarcity of oil well has led to the surge pricing of oil around the world. High oil prices increased the exploration and production of oil, which in return increased the demand for experienced petroleum engineers. One of the main opportunity is working in an oil refinery for a petroleum engineer. 

Some of the top recruiters of Petroleum engineers are Reliance Refinery, Essar, Cochin Refinery, etc. and public government enterprises like ONGC and OIL. Apart from job opportunities in India, there are always requirements for Petroleum Engineers in Gulf countries. 

Petroleum engineers are one of the top paid engineers among other technical courses. The average salary of a petroleum engineer ranges up to ₹ 8 lakh per year. Experience and knowledge are strong factors which determine your position and pay scale in this job. 
 

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GOVT. ENGINEERING COLLEGE, BARTON HILL
GOVT. ENGINEERING COLLEGE, BARTON HILL
Thiruvananthapuram
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RAJAGIRI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
RAJAGIRI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Ernakulam
  • Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RSET), Kakkanad, Kochi, is a premier educational institution offering excellence in engineering education and research. RSET is affiliated to the A.P. J. Abdul Kalam Technological University, Trivandrum, Kerala from the 2015 admissions onwards, and had been affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala from 2001 to 2014. and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
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GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE IDUKKI
GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE IDUKKI
IDUKKI
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YOUNUS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
YOUNUS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Kollam
  • The Younus College of Engineering & Technology (YCET) was started in the year 2002, by Fathima Memorial Educational Trust, at Manakkad, Vadakkevila, Kollam -10, 4km east of Kollam Railway Station and walkable distance from Pallimukku junction on N.H.47. YCET is a Self financing Engineering College in the private sector, recognised by Govt. of Kerala and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. YCET is affiliated to the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. We are com
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VELAMMAL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
VELAMMAL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
MADURAI
  • The college has a well established infrastructure with 162 experienced faculty members. Among them 40 are with Ph.D and 51 are pursuing Ph.D. Research and Development is given more importance in the college. The total research grant received from funding agencies like AICTE, DST, DRDO, MNRE, MSME and ISRO is Rs. 487.45 Lakhs. The college has excelled in academics consistently. It has produced 45 University Ranks in UG (2012-16) and 13 University Ranks in PG (2014-16 batch). Placement is also gi
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KALASALINGAM ACADEMY OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
KALASALINGAM ACADEMY OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
VIRUDHUNAGAR
  • Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE) formerly Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering was established in 1984 by the pioneering Kalasalingam Anandam Ammal Charities. Located at the pristine foothills of scenic Western Ghats, the college obtained the Deemed to be University status in 2006. The Institution has been serving the society for thirty four long years and it caters to the needs of the students from all walks of the society. KARE offers UG programmes, PG programmes a
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VEL TECH RANGARAJAN DR.SAGUNTHALA R AND D INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VEL TECH RANGARAJAN DR.SAGUNTHALA R AND D INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THIRUVALLUR
  • Vel Tech is well-known for its renowned educational practices, which has been recognized and endowed with several awards. The founders of the Institution, Col. Prof. Vel. Dr. R. Rangarajan Chancellor & Founder President and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan Foundress President believes in Education for All despite their financial means which will promote and uplift the society. In accord to their vision, Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship scheme was started and has supported students since the inceptio
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PSN ENGINEERING COLLEGE
PSN ENGINEERING COLLEGE
TIRUNELVELI
  • PSN College of Engineering and Technology(PSNCET), Tirunelveli, was established by the PSN Educational and Charitable Trust in the year 2001under the leadership of Dr. P. Suyambu a multi – tasked personality with admirable academic brilliance. The College is located at Melathediyoor, 12km away from Tirunelveli unfolding its grandeur over 27 acres of land. The College exhibits an attractive panorama conducive to education and research due to its serene surroundings covered by last rows green tre
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MILITARY COLLEGE OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
MILITARY COLLEGE OF ELECTRONICS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
RANGAREDDI
  • Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering is an AICTE approved college for polytechnic and Government institution affiliated to State Board of Technical Education situated at Trimulgherry Post, Secunderabad, Rangareddi, Telangana. MCEME , Secunderabad was established in the year 2002.
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