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Engineering & Geoscience Professionals

Engineering & Geosciences professionals


Job Title Job Description  Typical Education  Location
Business Unit Vice President Responsible for financial and operational performance of a specific part of the company.  This position is also responsible for profit and loss, budget, short and long term strategic planning, drilling programs, production and EHS performance. Master's Degree Office
Completions Engineer Determines the optimal method for completing a well and supervises well completions by third party companies. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Office/Field
Completions Superintendent Ensures that well completions are done according to plan and notifies engineers or other field leaders of problems and recommended changes. Bachelor's Degree Field
Drilling Engineer Determines the optimal method for drilling a well and supervises the drilling of wells by third party companies. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Office
Drilling Superintendent Ensures that wells are drilled according to plan and notifies engineers or other field leaders of problems and recommended changes.  Also, produces drilling reports and may supervise movement of drilling equipment. High school/GED;
Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred
Facilities Engineer Designs pipelines, compression and/or gas processing facilities, and supervises contractors. They design offshore platforms that can withstand heavy seas and hurricanes and protect the hundreds of personnel who work there. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Office
Field Engineer
Cased-hole engineers ensure that the well was drilled and cased correctly and assures the quality data that was already acquired by running other tests downhole.  Cased-hole engineers also perforate or put holes in the casing. Associate's Degree Field
Field Engineer 
(Measurement While Drilling (MWD) Engineers)
MWD engineers and directional drillers steer the drill bits, sometimes horizontally, sometimes through multiple reservoirs to maximize the potential of a single well. Bachelor's or Associate's Degree Field
Mud Engineer Mud engineers supply oil companies and their drillers with carefully calibrated drilling fluid (mud) to lubricate the drill bit and minimize damage to the reservoir and other stratigraphic layers below the surface as they drill to the goal depth. Bachelor's Degree Field
Reservoir Engineer Reservoir engineers determine the fluid and pressure distributions throughout the reservoir, the natural energy sources available, the methods most useful in recovering the maximum amount of oil or natural gas, and estimating the amount of oil or natural gas that can be recovered from a reservoir.  Bachelor's Degree Office
Chemical Engineer Individuals with chemical engineering expertise can play many different roles in the oil and natural gas industry – from safety and design to research. Bachelor's Degree Office
Water Systems Engineer Determines optimal strategies and designs facilities for management of waste water associated with drilling and E&P operations. Bachelor's Degree Office
Geologist Geologists explore for crude oil and natural gas, and help develop reservoirs. They identify and examine rocks, study information collected by remote sensing instruments in satellites, conduct geological surveys, construct field maps, analyze information collected through seismic studies, and use instruments to measure the earth's gravity and magnetic field. Bachelor's Degree in Geology
Master's Degree in Geology preferred
Geophysicist Geophysicists use the principles of physics, mathematics and chemistry to study the earth's surface, its internal composition, ground and surface waters, atmosphere, oceans, and magnetic, electrical and gravitational forces.  Bachelor's Degree in Geophysics
Master's Degree in Geophysics preferred
Plant Coordinator First-line supervisor of a gas plant. Bachelor's Degree Field


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