Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction Technician

Petroleum Extraction Technician

Natural Gas Extraction Technician

Minimum - B.Tech / B.E. in Petroleum

Will be updated

The tasks a Petroleum and Natural Gas Technician is expected to perform include:Recording pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of oil and gas well boreholes of producing wells Determining further drilling producing procedures

Directing workers in assembling wire-line hosting gear and attaching line to instruments

Giving directions to Hoist Operator to lower clinograph

Determining variation of well from vertical line

Informing Rotary Driller of variations from vertical line

Determining the rate of flow of oil from well

Lowering thermometers and other instruments with accompanying recording devices through tubing, casing, drill pipe, etc.Measuring, converting, recording and interpreting data for use by engineering personnel and management

Determining drilling or production procedure

Proficient in using special surface instruments and interpreting findings

Well-versed with reading depth of well from recording wheel

Knowledge of using depth bomb to record pressure at various depths

Knowledge of reading chart recordings

Proficient in calibrating recording devices

Knowledge of repairing and maintaining instruments

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem solving ability

Team player

Good analytical skills

Hard working

Good planning skills

Competitive awareness and benchmarking

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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?Maybe

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, respiratory problem, etc.

For candidates with 2 - 4 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 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.This will have a positive effect on the job opportunities available for Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction Technician.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India