What is Oil and Petroleum Engineering and its scope

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Oil and Petroleum Engineering and its scope

Energy and energy infrastructure are critical to any economy for development and sustainability. India has recognised this fact and has embarked upon a comprehensive strategy to address the concerns of energy security of India. The need for a resource center was anticipated to keep pace with the fast developing and competitive energy industry, to plan for the future and to continuously build requisite intellectual capital and human resource capability. Students who have cleared their 12th class exam with Physics, Chemistry, Maths subjects are eligible for this course.

Subjects of Oil and Petroleum Engineering:

  • Petroleum Operations
  • Thermodynamics & Heat Engines
  • Drilling Engineering & Well Completion
  • Offshore Drilling & Production Operations
  • Petroleum Engineering Economics

Top recruiting industries:

  • Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • ONGC
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell
  • Oil India Limited
  • Gas Authority of India Ltd.
  • Essar Oil
  • GSPC
  • Cairn Energy
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Reliance Energy
  • Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation
  • Bharat Petroleum
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
  • Tata Petrodyne

Further career:

Students who have completed their B.Tech degree in Oil and Petroleum Engineering can either opt for job or they can go for further studies. Students can enroll themselves for ME or M.Tech degree in Oil and Petroleum Engineering.


A student who has completed a B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering degree can get either of these designations-

  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Supervisor
  • Processor
  • Petroleum refining
  • Technical service

Check out the top Indian colleges offering this course.

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