Innovating the future of oil and gas exploration as well as production


A petroleum engineer is a professional who works in the oil and gas industry, is responsible for designing and developing methods for extracting oil and gas from the earth's surface. Petroleum engineers research and analyze geological data to determine the location and potential of oil and gas reserves. 

Moreover, they use advanced computer modeling techniques to create simulations of the reservoirs and estimate their production potential. Petroleum engineers research and analyze geological data to determine the location and potential of oil and gas reserves.


For Bachelor’s

  • BE/B.Tech in petroleum engineering is the best field for students. 
  • JEE Main test is conducted for UG Program. 

For Masters

  • Aspirants need to pass the B.Tech course with at least 60% marks. 
  • Students can opt for ME/M.Tech in Petroleum Engineering.  
  • Seekers need to clear the national level entrance exam (GATE) to get admission in Master’s. 

Job Roles

The field of petroleum engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, this field presents innumerable job profiles. Below mentioned are some job profiles:

  • Drilling Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Completion Engineers

Employment Sector 

  • Petroleum Industry
  • Oil and Gas Industry

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in petroleum engineering field. Following are some talent scouts from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • Essar Oil
  • Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd (HOEC)
  • Essar Oil
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • GAIL


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a petroleum engineer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,50,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹6,00,000 - ₹7,00,000

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹20,00,000


  • Analytical skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Solving Complex Problems
  • Decision making 
  • Teamwork
  • Concentration skills


The scope of petroleum engineering is dynamic and constantly evolving, with opportunities for growth and innovation in the field. Petroleum engineers can expect to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment, with the potential for higher levels of job satisfaction and compensation.


  • Highest paid job
  • Opportunity to Travel
  • Job position is high as compared to other professions
  • Respectable Job


  • Stressful
  • Long hours of work
  • Toughest job
  • A lot of skills are needed