Petroleum Chemical Engineer

Petroleum Refining Engineer

Hydrocarbon Engineer

Minimum Bachelor in Chemical Engineering

Will be updated

The tasks a Chemical Engineer, Petroleum is expected to perform include:

Developing new or improved techniques for treatment

Refining of petroleum extracts and its by-products

Designing and supervising construction, installation and operation of equipment and plant

Conducting test runs and surveying refining equipment and plant operations

Working out material and energy balances as well as economic evaluation of balances

Preparing process designs, cost estimates, technical reports and technical data

Observing and recording refining operating data for analyzing plant performance

Recommending measures to improve operating efficiency

Checking product quality, deviation and following up difficulties in blending, viscosity, vapour pressure and other specifications

Analyzing losses and calculating material and energy balance

Deciding or recommending product pattern after studying market requirements

Preparing drawings of process designs and other engineering drawings as required

Proficient in financial and economic evaluation

Competent in preparing drawings of process designs and engineering designs

Knowledge of material and resource management

Well-versed with products and their quality standards

Proficient in following safe practices at the plant

Knowledge of preparing process designs and assisting in preparation of complete designs

Will be updated

Physically fit


Alert and attentive

Strong research and analytical skills

Good problem-solving skills

It requires one to be on their toes

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not 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?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg ( OL) and One Arm (OA)

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

Occupational hazards may include back aches, infection, allergies, slips and falls, general fatigue, nausea, suffocation, burns, nervousness, vision and hearing problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to hazardous by products of oil and gas and radioactive materials, electrical equipment, repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsexperience INR 44,000 to INR 46,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsexperience INR 54,000 to INR 56,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsexperience INR 63,000 to INR 65,000 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 Chemical Engineer, Petroleum.

Petroleum and petrol refining companies across India

Petroleum and petrol refining sites across India