petroleum engineer


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petroleum engineer

[pə′trō·lē·əm ‚en·jə′nir]
(petroleum engineering)
An engineer whose primary objective is to find and produce oil or gas from petroleum reserves.
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There are many great university programs to choose from if you want to become a petroleum engineer.
Nasser is a long-standing member of the prestigious Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
He also has a track record of working with the higher education sector, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and in managing technology projects.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional organization whose mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources and related technologies for the public benefit and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
Saudi Aramco petroleum engineers Umar Al Nahdi and Shamsuddin Shenawi say the return on MRC wells is significant, citing the fact that they can reduce well design and optimisation time from weeks to days thus minimising costs and capital investments while producing higher oil and gas recovery rates.
He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and serves on the boards of many Saudi Aramco subsidiaries and affiliates.
An independent reserve analysis performed by Randy Moseley, Certified Petroleum Engineer, in November 2005, estimated that the property, from current production zones, contains reserves of approximately 2,500,000 mcfg and 400,000 barrels of oil.
and more recently a Senior Petroleum Engineer with Aethon I LP (a Hunt family partnership), Marting brings extensive water flood, reservoir valuation analysis and reservoir engineering experience to the Company.
Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (Oxy Qatar) and the Qatar Society of Petroleum Engineers (QSPE) recently hosted a 'motivational workshop' for Young Petroleum Professionals (YPPs) at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center.
Editors Chin, Zhou, Feng, and Yu present petroleum engineers, reservoir engineers, petroleum geologists, researchers, and students and faculty of university petroleum engineering programs with a collection of contributions covering formation testing for wireline and MWD/LWD reservoir analysis.
A more likely scenario is a big crunch, similar to the 1980s when oil prices first caused high demand for petroleum engineers then abruptly declined, leaving a generation gap in the energy industry.
He is also a longtime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and in early 2008, he was elected a member of the SPE Industry Advisory Council.

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