Petroleum Engineer Jobs in Australia

Petroleum Engineer - If your profession is Petroleum Engineer in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 233612 then you are currently in demand by employers in Australia.

Petroleum Engineer is listed on the Medium and Long term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

As the occupation features on the MLTSSL as an occupation in demand in Australia, it is possible to apply for any of the visas in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.

Visas in this category include the Skilled Independent 189, the Skilled Nominated 190 or the 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visas. In addition there is also the opportunity of applying for a number of employer sponsored visas if you have a firm offer of employment.

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Petroleum Engineer

Plans and directs the engineering aspects of locating and extracting petroleum and natural gas from the earth.

Tasks:

  • conducting preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with prospectors, Geologists, Geophysicists, other mineral scientists and other engineers to determine the resources present, the feasibility of extracting the reserves, and the design and development of the extraction process
  • preparing operation and project cost estimates and production schedules, and reporting progress, production and costs compared to budget
  • determining the most suitable methods of ore extraction taking account of such factors as depth of overburden, and attitude and physical characteristics of deposits and surrounding strata
  • preparing plans for tunnels and chambers, location and construction of mine shafts, layout of mine development and the application of appropriate mining techniques, often using computer modelling
  • assessing the natural, technical, financial and safety risks associated with the phases of the project development, construction and operations
  • determining the safety of processes, order of extraction and safety of mine walls, evaluating the risk of slippage and advising on the prevention of slippage and rock falls
  • planning and coordinating the utilisation of labour and equipment consistent with efficiency targets, statutes, safety guidelines and environmental conditions
  • planning and conducting research and providing advice on engineering operations for the exploration, location and extraction of petroleum and natural gas
  • determining location for drilling
  • deciding on types of derrick and equipment including seabed platforms
  • devising methods of controlling the flow of oil and gas from wells

Specialisations:

  • Mud Engineer
  • Petrophysical Engineer

Minimum Requirements:

  • Registration or licensing may be required

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