Petroleum Geologist

Petroleum Engineer

Minimum Bachelor of Science in Geology

Will be updated

The tasks a Geologist, Petroleum is expected to perform include:

Exploring and charting the stratigraphic arrangement and structure of earth to locate gas and oil deposits

Studying well logs, analyzing cores and cuttings from well drillings

Interpreting data obtained by electrical or radioactive well logging and other sub-surface surveys to identify earth strata

Examining aerial photographs, and evaluating results of geophysical prospecting

Preparing surface and sub-surface maps and diagrams depicting stratigraphic arrangement

Configuring of earth and probable deposits of gas and oil

Recommending acquisition, retention, or release of property leases or contracts

Estimating oil reserves in proven or prospective fields

Consulting with petroleum engineers concerning drilling and production methods

Ability to interpret geological studies of multiple or varied sites

Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Well-versed with using Global Positioning System (GPS)

Proficient with computer modeling, data analysis and integration

Knowledge of drilling shallow exploratory wells

Will be updated

Ability to think critically

Good interpersonal skills

Research skills


Spatial visualization skills

It is a field job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards exposure to loud noise, extreme temperatures, general fatigue, etc.

Health risks include working in extreme hot and cold weather, exposure to remote sensing instruments in satellites, etc.

For freshers - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 15,500 to INR 20,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Oil & Petroleum Industry

India was the fourth largest consumer of crude oil and petroleum products in the world in 2013, after the United States, China and Japan. The petroleum industry (including oil and gas, and petrochemicals) encompasses and involves several processes globally including exploration, extraction, refining, transportation and marketing the petroleum products. Petroleum and hence petroleum products (fuel oil and gas, petrol and petrochemicals) are vital not just as directly consumable products, but also as raw materials for several other crucial industries, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides and plastics. India projects an increase of the country?s refining capacity to 307.366 MMTPA by 2017 based on its current Five Year Plan (2012-17) to meet rising domestic demands and export markets.

In recent years, major discoveries in the Barmer basin in Rajasthan and the offshore Krishna-Godavari basin by smaller companies such as the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation and Andhra Pradesh Gas Infrastructure Corporation hold some potential to diversify the country?s production.

Employment Opportunities in Indian Oil & Petroleum Industry

By 2015-16, India?s demand for gas is set to touch 124 MTPA against a domestic supply of 33 MTPA and higher imports of 47.2 MTPA, leaving a shortage of 44 MTPA, as per projections by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry of India. Moreover, Business Monitor International (BMI) predicts that India will account for 12.4% of Asia-Pacific regional oil demand by 2015.

The industry employs approximately 3.5 million as skilled and semi-skilled labour. With the projected increase, this figure is expected to increase to 3.8 million in the 2012-2017 plan. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Geologist, Petroleum.

Oil & petrochemical companies across India

Oil & petrochemical refining sites across India