Mining Engineer Petroleum and Gas

Mud Engineer

Reservoir Engineer

Production Superintendent

Minimum B.Tech in Chemical or Petroleum

Preferably atleast 4-7 years of relevant experience

The tasks a Mining Engineer, Petroleum and Gas is expected to perform include:

Planning, organizing and supervising work of extracting, storing and transporting petroleum and gas

Supervising geographical and geophysical surveys and studying earth samples and other data

Recommending appropriate techniques for drilling oil and gas wells

Advising on spacing and location of wells, position and size of casing, location of cementing points, etc.

Devising well completion methods on basis of test results and sub-surface engineering features

Recommending optimum production methods consistent with conservation practices and exploitation of field

Utilizing suitable surface and sub-surface equipment and maintaining it

Formulating and controlling compositions of drilling fluids

Obtaining coreandsub-surfacesamplingofreservoirfluids

Maintaining accurate records of oil, gas, and water production for engineering, royalty, tax and other purposes

Knowledge of testing flow, pressure, etc. of petroleum or gas

Well-versed with various physical and chemical treatment of wells Knowledge of dehydrating oil by physical and chemical processes

Proficient in calculating reserves of petroleum and gas by studying core and fluid samples

Well-versed with various surface and subsurface equipments

Proficient in geographical and geophysical surveys

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem solving ability

Team leader

Good analytical skills

Motivation skills

Good planning skills

Competitive awareness and benchmarking

Relationship building skills

It is a field job

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

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and Both Leg (BL)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, minor accidents, fatigue, hearing problems, musculoskeletal problems, etc.

For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 35,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines. It is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounts for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce, and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.These factors indicate good job prospects for Mining Engineer, Petroleum and Gas, and other professionals in the industry.

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