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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Specify and supervise well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery.
    • Test machinery and equipment to ensure that it is safe and conforms to performance specifications.
    • Monitor production rates, and plan rework processes to improve production.
    • Maintain records of drilling and production operations.
    • Analyze data to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production.
    • Assist engineering and other personnel to solve operating problems.
    • Assign work to staff to obtain maximum utilization of personnel.
    • Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, or well surveys.
    • Develop plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment.
    • Assess costs and estimate the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites.
    • Simulate reservoir performance for different recovery techniques, using computer models.
    • Confer with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve design, research, and testing problems.
    • Design and implement environmental controls on oil and gas operations.
    • Supervise the removal of drilling equipment, the removal of any waste, and the safe return of land to structural stability when wells or pockets are exhausted.
    • Interpret drilling and testing information for personnel.
    • Coordinate activities of workers engaged in research, planning, and development.
    • Inspect oil and gas wells to determine that installations are completed.
    • Write technical reports for engineering and management personnel.
    • Evaluate findings to develop, design, or test equipment or processes.
    • Coordinate the installation, maintenance, and operation of mining and oil field equipment.
    • Take samples to assess the amount and quality of oil, the depth at which resources lie, and the equipment needed to properly extract them.
    • Design or modify mining and oil field machinery and tools, applying engineering principles.
    • Conduct engineering research experiments to improve or modify mining and oil machinery and operations.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 125660/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 60.41/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 340
    • Yearly Projected Openings 30

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Scanners
    • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Financial analysis software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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