Petroleum Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

The role and function of a Petroleum Engineer includes the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop plans for oil and gas extraction
  • Use and maintain drilling and fracturing equipment
  • Supervise drilling and extractions
  • Research new ways and new sites for oil and gas extraction
  • Analyze formation of rocks and reservoirs
  • Use computer-aided models to enable drilling
  • Determine budget and requirements of projects
  • Supervise and train technical staff
  • Collaborate with geoscientists and engineers to determine geological features

Note that this is not an exhaustive list of Petroleum Engineer duties and responsibilities. Job functions for specific Petroleum Engineer roles may vary, depending on the industry and type of employer.

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