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Engineering is everywhere. Engineers keep the world of energy going, from making sure that oil is extracted and processed efficiently, to searching for new ways to make our energy future brighter.

What do engineers do exactly? They explore, design, compute, create, produce, refine, and innovate – just to name a few.  They are big problem solvers with creative minds that can change technology and develop new, safe and efficient energy solutions for the future.

Many different types of engineers work in the energy field. Engineers may work at refineries, chemical plants, office buildings, remote field sites, or on offshore platforms. They may even have the opportunity to experience working in different regions of the world! All are crucial to keeping our world energized, while minimizing the environmental impacts of energy production.


The world of petroleum starts with a basic— yet tough— question: “Where is the oil?” Solving this puzzle requires the right blend of analytical skills, imagination, and a keen ability to make observations.

Geoscientists offer exactly this mix. They are trained to discover, explore, and help develop new oil and gas reserves. It’s not a simple task, since reserves are in places not easily visible or accessible; usually they are thousands of feet beneath the Earth’s surface!

Cutting edge technology. Old-fashioned detective work. Teamwork and imagination. Think you might want a career in geosciences? If you appreciate the natural world, love maps, and are observant and curious, you already have a good start.

Operations and Maintenance

In the energy industry, process operators/technicians play key roles at refineries, chemical plants, onshore and offshore oil & gas exploration and production facilities, and pipelines. With their knowledge of the machinery and processes involved, process technicians keep these facilities operating smoothly. They help keep petroleum moving from its raw form to its many finished products.

The job of process operators/technicians combines physical hands-on work with quick thinking, computer and analytical skills, and teamwork. They also are highly involved in the safety, and environmental aspects of business operations. Process operators/technicians benefit from frequent training in new technologies and equipment coming into their work environment.