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Petroleum engineers conduct studies for the exploration, development and extraction of oil and gas deposits; and plan, design, develop and supervise projects for the drilling, completion, testing and re-working of oil and gas wells. They are employed by petroleum producing companies, consulting companies, well logging or testing companies, in government, and research and educational institutions.
drilling engineer, oil and gas, petroleum engineer, petroleum engineer, completion, production engineer, oil and gas, reservoir engineer, petroleum, subsea engineer.
- Conduct feasibility assessment studies for developing new oil and gas fields
- Direct and monitor oil and gas drilling operations
- Develop drilling programs, select sites and specify drilling fluids, bit selection, drill stem testing procedures and equipment
- Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing and well surveys
- Design and select artificial lift machinery, and well and surface production equipment and systems and specify programs for corrosion control and oil or gas treatment
- Develop specifications for and monitor and supervise well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery
- Analyze reservoir rock and fluid data to design optimum recovery methods and to predict reservoir performance and reserves
- Monitor and forecast oil and gas reservoir performance and recommend oil recovery techniques which extend the economic life of wells
- Design, develop and co-ordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of subsea well-head and production equipment.
Petroleum engineers may specialize in drilling, production, reservoir analysis or subsea operations.
Outlook & Prospects for Petroleum Engineers in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||<Not assigned>||2011-12-19|
A Working in Canada Report for this occupation is available separately for each of the regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Please click the "Back" button and select one of the areas of Newfoundland and Labrador, such as:
- Avalon Peninsula
- South Coast - Burin
- West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador
- Notre Dame - Central - Bonavista Bay
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board expects the Terra Nova oil field to be operational until 2027, extended from the previous date of 2020, as a result of the extensive upgrades to the life of the project
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- The provincial government and Vale NL Limited announced an amendment to the Voisey's Bay Development Agreement to include an underground mine at Voisey's Bay. Once the mine is sanctioned in 2015, there will be hundreds of construction jobs.
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- A two-day workshop was held at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's to discuss challenges and new opportunities for research and innovation for onshore and offshore safety for workers
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- A Norwegian company, Kvaerner was awarded a contract worth $1.5B to work in partnership with Peter Kiewit Infrastructure to construct the Hebron gravity-based structure (GBS) in Bull Arm. The engineering work will be completed in St. John's.
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