Petroleum Engineer
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We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Petroleum Engineer to join our Engineering team.

As a Petroleum Engineer, you are responsible for developing methods for extracting oil and gas from the reservoirs. You are also responsible for designing and developing drilling types of equipment. You should utilize various engineering principles and developing plans for extraction.

Discovering new reservoirs of oil and gas field is an essential task for this role.  You will be overseeing the work along with a team of Chemical Engineers, Reserves Engineers, and Drilling Engineers. You will be also researching and developing cost-effective methods for oil and gas exploration. Maintaining a day to day record of production operations on drilling sites will be a compulsory task.

You should hold a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a related field. In addition to this, you should possess a valid professional engineering license. To be successful in this Petroleum Engineer work, you should have excellent analytical skills, amazing problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in a team.

If you think you have all the required skills then do send us your application right away. We will be pleased to meet you in person.


  • Analyzing natural reservoirs and developing the best method for extraction.

  • Designing various drilling equipment for oil and gas companies.

  • Developing strategies and methods to recover oil and gas from fields.

  • Overseeing ongoing production operations which include extracting, drilling as well as transportation.

  • Ensuring all the team members follow the standard environmental and safety regulations at the site.

  • Installing, operating, and maintaining the site drilling and extraction equipment.

  • Serving in collaboration with Reserves Engineers, Production Engineers, and Drilling Engineers.

  • Applying engineering principles and techniques to design numerous petroleum equipment.

  • Supervising the removal of the company’s drilling equipment as well as sealing of the reservoirs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum, Civil, Chemical Engineering, or related Engineering field.

  • Prior experience working as a Petroleum Engineer or a similar position in the Engineering Industry.

  • A valid Petroleum Engineer license will be an advantage.

  • Strong understanding of various drilling procedures and techniques.

  • Willingness to work in remote areas as well as harsh climatic conditions.

  • Ability to work for long working hours.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Amazing numerical skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities as and when required.

  • Phenomenal verbal and written communication skills.

  • Exceptional presentation and reporting skills.

  • A keen eye for detail.

  • Strong work ethic.

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