Canada – Job Trends – Petroleum Engineer
Posted on December 30, 2020
Petroleum engineers perform studies for the discovery, production and exploitation of oil and gas deposits; and are involved in the planning, design, development and supervision of projects for the drilling, completion, testing and supervision of projects for drilling, testing and re-working of oil and gas wells.
They can find employment in petroleum companies, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutes.
Petroleum engineers-NOC 2145
The median wage for this profession is approximately 58 dollars per hour and the maximum wages for this profession is in the Canadian province of Alberta where it is 58.9 dollars per hour.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||30.77||41.35||69.71|
|Prince Edward Island||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- Management skills
- Co-ordination and organization
- Analytical skills
- Analyze information
- Inspection and testing
- Research and investigation
- Communication skills
- Professional communication
- Advice and consultation
- Engineering and Technology
- Applied technologies
- Law and Public Safety
- Public Safety and Security
- Manufacturing and Production
- Processing and Production
Mathematics and Science
- Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
3-year job prospect-The job prospect in the next three years for petroleum engineers is undetermined in most provinces of Canada.
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Good|
|Prince Edward Island||Undetermined|
There will be more job openings than job seekers for this position in the next ten years. Vacancies may not get filled due to skill shortage.
- A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or in a related area of engineering is required.
- A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline.
- Licensing of skilled engineers by a provincial or territorial association is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer.
- After graduation from an approved training program and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice exam, they are eligible for registration.
Professional license requirements
Before you start working, you may need to get a professional license from a regulatory authority. This requirement can vary with each province.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta|
|British Columbia||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba|
|New Brunswick||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Northwest Territories||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Nova Scotia||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia|
|Nunavut||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists|
|Ontario||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Professional Engineers Ontario|
|Prince Edward Island||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers of Prince Edward Island|
|Québec||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan|
|Yukon||Petroleum Engineer||Regulated||Engineers of Yukon|
- Studies on feasibility assessment for the production of new oil and gas fields
- Guide and register drilling operations for oil and gas
- Develop drilling programs, select sites and identify drilling fluids, selection of bits, procedures for drill stem checking, and equipment
- Guide and track completion and assessment of wells, well monitoring, and well surveys
- Plan and select artificial lift machinery and equipment and systems for well and surface output, and define programs for corrosion control and treatment of oil or gas
- To optimize oil and gas recovery, establish requirements for and monitor and supervise well modification and stimulation programs
- Analysis of data from rock and fluid reservoirs to prepare optimum recovery methods and predict the effectiveness of reservoirs and reserves
- The design, construction and coordination of subsea well-head and production equipment installation, maintenance and operation
- Petroleum engineers can specialize in drilling, manufacturing, analysis of reservoirs or subsea activities
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