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Our specialist division work on a significant amount of Oil & Gas engineering jobs both onshore and offshore across the UK and internationally. Our clients send us a variety of roles, often exclusively, meaning that you would hear about our mechanical, electrical, surveyor, subsea, HSE, installation, pipeline and process engineering roles first.
Oil and Gas Engineering Job Disciplines
- Pipelines and Installation
- Quantity Surveyor
- Instrumentation and Controls
- Loss Prevention
- Commissioning and decommissioning
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Types of Oil & Gas engineering
- Petroleum Engineer: The general purpose of a Petroleum Engineer is to maximise the hydrocarbon recovered from the ground, whilst ensuring the effect on the environment and cost is minimised. A Petroleum Engineer could be involved in research, evaluation, development or production working offshore or in an office environment. Their role could also include design, helping to locate Oil & Gas reserves, extraction or processing.
- Reservoir Engineer: The purpose of a Reservoir Engineer is to maximise the value and efficiency of an Oil & Gas project using evaluation and extraction techniques. They use their skills to predict crude oil flow beneath the earth, analysing production to maximise efforts. Typically a Reservoir Engineer will hold a physics, chemistry or mathematics degree.
- Drilling Engineer: A Drilling Engineer will implement drilling programmes and design wells whilst managing teams both on and offshore. They will focus on analysing performance, costs and budgets to ensure everything happens as planned. Typically a Drilling Engineer will hold an engineering or science degree.
- Production Engineer: This role focuses on overseeing the design of equipment and its application during the Oil & Gas process. They monitor reservoir flows, wellbores and design systems so that materials can be effectively extracted. A Production Engineer would come from a scientific degree background.
Benefits of becoming an Oil & Gas Engineer
- Higher rates of pay: Oil & Gas engineers often top the salary charts as the best paid both in the UK and internationally.
- Supply of work: The Oil & Gas market is starting to grow again and with that the contracting and permanent job opportunities are growing alongside this.
- Progression: With the opportunity to contract at a number of businesses and areas, you can quickly build up relevant experience to progress your career and earn the higher rates.
- Freedom: If you decide to work as an Oil & Gas engineering contractor you have the freedom to pick when and where you want to work, giving you the chance to travel the world.
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