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10 Top Global Cities for Petroleum Engineers

The demand for petroleum engineers is expected to grow by 17 percent by 2020. A growing job field, petroleum engineering provides favorable employment prospects and a highly competitive salary. Below are some of the top cities around the world for petroleum engineers. This list is based on a careful analysis of the cities’ respective output and commercial importance in the subject sector.

1. Houston, Texas

Home to more than 5,000 energy-related firms, Houston is considered by many as America’s energy capital. Almost half of the economic base employment is in energy-related sectors including oil and gas extraction, oilfield services and oilfield machinery manufacturing. Most of the workforce in Houston are either directly or indirectly employed in the energy industry.

The prospects for Houston couldn’t be better as according to a recently International Energy Report, United States is projected to be the world’s top oil producer by 2016.

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Petroleum Engineering Jobs in Houston, Texas

2. Calgary, Canada

Often referred to as the “Energy Capital of Canada”, Calgary is Canada’s fastest growing economic region. Calgary is home to the majority of Canada’s oil and gas production companies, major pipeline operators, oilfield service and drilling companies, and energy-related engineering and consulting firms.

With over 2, 500 petroleum engineers working in the city, Calgary has the second largest concentration of employment and expertise in the oil and gas sector in North America. Many technologies developed in Calgary for Canada’s challenging geological and environmental conditions are now deployed around the world.

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3. Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Located in the heart of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, Port Harcourt is the capital of the Oil and Gas Industry in the Gulf of Guinea and indeed Africa. Port Harcourt holds the largest accumulation of heavy and light industry technology in Nigeria and the West African sub-region. Petroleum production and export play dominant roles in Nigeria’s economy, accounting for more than 80% of the country’s gross earnings. All the international Oil and Gas companies that operate in Nigeria have their operational bases in the city. The oil and gas industry is supported by a vibrant commercial sector, with an expanding import /export trade.

4. Stavanger, Norway

Since the discovery of North Sea oil in Norwegian waters during the late 1960s, exports of oil and gas have become important contributors to Norway’s economy. Perhaps one symbolic feature that is indicative of Norway gas export capacity is the Ormen Lange Natural pipeline which supplies Britain with 20% of its natural gas needs. Further, Norway is estimated to supply 1/3 of Europe’s gas needs. Stavanger, commonly known as Europe’s Energy Capital, has benefited immensely from Norway’s booming oil industry. Stavanger hosts all major international operators and approximately 280 oil service companies. This convergence of industry players has resulted in one of the strongest energy economies in the world.

Half of the total Norwegian oil and gas industry is located in Stavanger, employing over 45, 000 people in the petroleum sector.

5. Tomsk, Russia

Tomsk, a little innovation island in the middle of Russia, is one of the top ten regions in production of oil and gas. Most deposits belong to two main Russian companies; however, foreign companies are also very active in the region. The emergence of many innovative companies servicing oil and gas industry is the result of a combination of a rich economy and educational potential. Major Russian oil and gas producing companies have also established their educational centers in Tomsk.

6. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, is the capital of major companies in the oil & gas. Petrobas, a partly state-owned company, is a dominant player in the industry alongside other foreign companies that include Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Statoil and Frade Japo, a Japanese consortium.

The city has by far the largest oil and gas reserves in the country. The pre-salt discoveries may well surpass 70 billion barrels, driving up the economy of the entire region and attracting foreign investors to consider Rio de Janeiro as their strategic partner. Engineering companies and architects from every corner of the globe are buying up land in anticipation of the enormous economic expansion that the oil discovery has brought to the area.

7. Daqing, China

An important center for the petrochemical industry in China, Daqing has served as the country’s energy capital since the 1960’s. The Daqing Field is still the top oil producer in China with the presence of both large and small petrochemical companies. However, the dwindling reserves of the oil fields have raised an important question: how long will the Daqing oil field sustain its production levels? Technological upgrades and innovation are considered the keys to tackling the problem. Dubbed the underground brains of the oil field, Daqing Exploration and Development Research Institute is home to more than 1800 scientists and engineers in the field of oil exploration.

8. Villahermosa, Mexico

Dynamic activity makes Villahermosa the hub for oil and gas operations in the South of Mexico. The axis of Mexico’s oil and gas industry, Villahermosa handles 95% of Mexico’s crude oil exports. Oil and gas exploration and production activities are the mainstay of Villahermosa’s economy. This condition is being reinforced by the important set of exploration and production projects that are being developed both, offshore and onshore, in Southeast Mexico. Some of the O&G companies with premises in Villahermosa are: Pemex Exploration and Production, Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, among others.

9. Doha, Qatar

The base to the headquarters of the country’s largest oil and gas companies, including Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas and RasGas, Doha’s oil and gas reserves provide a solid foundation to the Qatari economy. Doha’s economy is built on the revenue the country has made from its oil and natural gas industries.

The majority of the country’s oil and gas resources are owned and operated by the state-owned company Qatar Petroleum (QP) in partnership with major international energy companies. The country’s vast reserves of natural gas are exported in the form of liquefied natural gas.

10. Dammam, Saudi Arabia

After spending decades as fishing and pearl diving villages, the life in the Dammam tri-city Metropolitan was transformed dramatically with the discovery of oil in 1938. The discovery of oil in the Dammam Metropolitan and the development of the Saudi petroleum industry drew both local and foreign investments to the Eastern city. Currently Dammam holds under its lands and waters, the world’s largest oil reserve and the world’s fourth largest gas reserve. The Saudi petroleum industry, represented by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, leads the world’s petroleum industry and is considered a vital component in the world’s energy industry.

Petroleum Engineering Jobs

# Name Location Posted
1. Welding Engineer Muscat MA 1/23/2020
2. Plant Manager Muscat MA 1/23/2020
3. General Practitioner New Plymouth TKI 1/23/2020
4. Sr. Environmental Project Engineer – Hydro Geology Charlotte NC North Carolina 1/22/2020
5. Urgent Need: Front End (React) Developer (Final interview is on-site) Houston TX Texas 1/22/2020
6. Group Senior Production Analyst (Fix term) Budapest PE 1/22/2020
7. Field Development Leader Budapest PE 1/22/2020
8. Civil Engineer Ontario CA California 1/20/2020
9. Data Analyst – Chemistry/Chemical Engineering (Vallejo, CA) Vallejo CA California 1/20/2020
10. Environmental Field Technician Denver CO Colorado 1/19/2020
11. Field Mechanic Gillette WY Wyoming 1/19/2020
12. Engineer with Pressure Vessel Experience Houston TX Texas 1/19/2020
13. Mechanical Design Engineer Swindon ENG 1/19/2020
14. Production Chemist Aberdeen SCT 1/19/2020
15. Automation Engineer Darlington ENG 1/19/2020
16. Project Engineer Dagenham ENG 1/19/2020
17. Engineering Technician (Alc RPA 785708 cls 31Jan20) Alconbury ENG 1/19/2020
18. Sponsorship Imperial College – MSc Petroleum Engineering London ENG 1/19/2020
19. Senior Petroleum Engineer Denver CO Colorado 1/19/2020
20. DIRECTOR-PETROLEUM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER Midland TX Texas 1/19/2020
21. Water Resources Hydrologist Salinas CA California 1/19/2020
22. Scientist, Metabolic Engineering Alameda CA California 1/19/2020
23. Geologist Baker City OR Oregon 1/19/2020
24. Engineer, Fixed Equipment Anchorage AK Alaska 1/19/2020
25. Engineer, Fixed Equipment Christiansted VI Virgin Islands 1/19/2020
26. Engineering Technician (Petroleum) Rawlins WY Wyoming 1/19/2020
27. Hardware Development Engineer København D84 1/19/2020
28. Electronics Technician Cameron Park NSW New South Wales 1/18/2020
29. E&I Technician Darwin NT Northern Territory 1/18/2020
30. Principal Petroleum Engineer Melbourne City Centre VIC Victoria 1/18/2020
31. Principal Petroleum Engineer Melbourne VIC Victoria 1/18/2020
32. Outside Sales Representative Bakersfield CA California 1/16/2020
33. Production Engineer (Linux Clustering) Fremont CA California 1/16/2020
34. Field Service Engineer/ Technician (m/w/d) Ellerbek SH 1/13/2020
35. Pre-Sales Support Offenbach HE 1/13/2020
36. Product Business Leader – Modular Systems (m/w/d) Wiesbaden HE 1/13/2020
37. Leiter Einkauf / Site Supply Chain Manager Salzkotten NW 1/13/2020
38. MECHANICAL ENGINEER Celle NI 1/13/2020
39. HSES Manager (m/f/d) Hamburg HH 1/13/2020
40. Geologe Petroleumingenieur Hamburg HH 1/13/2020
41. Product Business Leader – Modular Systems (m/w/d) Mainz-Kastel HE 1/13/2020
42. Hydrogeologist/ Engineer (wissenschaftliche(n) Mitarbeiter_in (w/m/d) Göttingen NI 1/13/2020
43. Lead Program Manager Wiesbaden HE 1/13/2020
44. Production Engineer (Linux Clustering) Fremont CA California 1/12/2020
45. Sr Reservoir Simulation Engineer Houston TX Texas 1/12/2020
46. Manager HSE Muzaffarabad PJK 1/11/2020
47. GM Marketing and Commercial Karachi PSD 1/11/2020
48. Executive Director General Islamabad PIS 1/11/2020
49. Sales & Service Engineer Rawalpindi PPB 1/11/2020
50. Civil Engineers Shikarpur PSD 1/11/2020

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# Name Location Posted
1. Geosteering/Geologist Technical Analyst/Sales – Oil and Gas Software Brisbane QLD Queensland 1/23/2020
2. Graduate and/or Project level Hydrogeologist Milton QLD Queensland 1/23/2020
3. CV Crane and Well Test Operator (FIFO Casual) Adelaide SA South Australia 1/23/2020
4. Oil & Gas Project Delivery Manager Melbourne Western Suburbs VIC Victoria 1/23/2020
5. Technical Manager – Petroleum and Gas Brisbane QLD Queensland 1/23/2020
6. Graduate and/or Project level Hydrogeologist North Sydney NSW New South Wales 1/23/2020
7. Plant Inspection and NDT Material and Metallurgy Specialist Whyalla SA South Australia 1/23/2020
8. Document Controller (3 mths / Up to $3k) / Offshore / Oil & Gas Jurong S00 1/23/2020
9. Document Controller Kuala Lumpur M14 1/23/2020
10. Safety Supervisor /Executive Port Dickson M05 1/23/2020
11. scaffolder Port Dickson M05 1/23/2020
12. Executive – Quality, Health, Safety & Environment Kota Kinabalu M12 1/23/2020
13. BDM (Oil & Gas Industry) Kuala Lumpur M14 1/23/2020
14. Data Analyst (Retail Operation) Kuala Lumpur M14 1/23/2020
15. Head of Operation (Oil & Gas Industry) Kuala Lumpur M14 1/23/2020
16. UK, Ireland and EU graduates Kuala Lumpur M14 1/23/2020
17. QC INSPECTOR-Machining Pontian M01 1/23/2020
18. Repair & Maint Tech (Oil & Gas/Oil Svs) Experienced Para-Professional Rembau M05 1/23/2020
19. Natural Gas and Oil burner mechanics needed Brooklyn NY New York 1/22/2020
20. Chemist – Research and Development (Oil and Gas) Minneapolis MN Minnesota 1/22/2020
21. Offshore Oil and Gas Production “A” Loop Operators – Venice, LA – 14/14 Boothville-Venice LA Louisiana 1/22/2020
22. Cable Splicer/Vault Worker (Network Specialist) Tampa FL Florida 1/22/2020
23. Process Engineer – Oil and Gas Midland TX Texas 1/22/2020
24. Program Manager/Technical Lead – Oil and Gas West Jordan UT Utah 1/22/2020
25. Customer Service | Sales & Marketing | Competitive Nature Walnut Creek CA California 1/22/2020
26. Operator – Service Desk Manila P00 1/22/2020
27. NDT Inspector Pasig P00 1/22/2020
28. Ec Gas- Delivery Rider Manila P00 1/22/2020
29. Accounts Payable Analyst Taguig P00 1/22/2020
30. Fuel / Petroleum Marker (willing to be assign in VisMin) Makati P00 1/22/2020
31. GAS STATION CLERK-PASIG Pasig P00 1/22/2020
32. Analyst Procurement and Contracts Taguig P00 1/22/2020
33. Marketing and Planning Section Head(Oil and Lubricant)-Makati City Makati P00 1/22/2020
34. Trackside Scientist (m/f/d) Hamburg HH 1/21/2020
35. Gas Forward Trader (m/f/d) Düsseldorf NW 1/21/2020
36. Business Processes Consultant – Energy and Natural Resources Berlin BE 1/21/2020
37. Business Processes Principal Consultant – Energy and Natural Resources (f/m/d) Walldorf BW 1/21/2020
38. Marine Surveyor (Materials and Components) Hamburg HH 1/21/2020
39. Underwriter Energy – Oil & Gas (Property) München BY 1/21/2020
40. (Junior) Developer (f/m/d) for Oil and Gas – Joint Venture Accounting Walldorf BW 1/21/2020
41. Engineer (w/m/d) für PCS 7 Automatisierungslösungen im Bereich Oil & Gas Onshore Erlangen BY 1/21/2020
42. HSE Manager – Kalundborg – Closing Date 3rd February 2020 Kalundborg D85 1/21/2020
43. Student Assistant for TCS Legal København D84 1/21/2020
44. Postdoc in Functional Modelling using Multilevel Flow Modelling Kongens Lyngby D84 1/21/2020
45. Lead Metallurgist – Brøndby – Closing Date 3rd February 2020 Brøndby D84 1/21/2020
46. Postdoc in PVT modelling and compositional simulation Kongens Lyngby D84 1/21/2020
47. Customer Service | Sales & Marketing | Competitive Nature Walnut Creek CA California 1/20/2020
48. Change Management Consultant (Oil & Gas) Singapore S00 1/20/2020
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