Opportunities in Petroleum / Edition 1

Opportunities in Petroleum / Edition 1

by Gretchen Krueger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071493077

ISBN-13: 9780071493079

Pub. Date: 04/18/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Refine your path to career success!

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Petroleum Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the petroleum industry.

This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine

Overview

Refine your path to career success!

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Petroleum Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the petroleum industry.

This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine the specialty that's right for you, from scientific research to oil refining to petroleum sales
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the petroleum industry
  • Find out what kind of salary you can expect
  • Understand the daily routine of your chosen field
  • Focus your job search using industry resources

ENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS A:

Drilling/production engineer • Environmental scientist • Chemical plant operator
• Process engineer
• Independent seller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071493079
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 How We Use Petroleum Products Every Day 1

Petroleum: A chemical "black gold."

Petroleum first used to light fires

Natural gas

Colonel Edwin L. Drake and his "folly."

Spindletop boom

Discovering new uses for petroleum

Seven sisters: now there are four

Petroleum industry of the twenty-first century

2 Petroleum Exploration 15

Geoscientists

Related occupations

Leasing lands

Working as a landman or leasing agent

3 Drilling Wells 35

Drilling a well on land

Drilling a well offshore

Types of rigs

Components of a drilling rig

Safety while working on a drilling rig

Opportunities in drilling

Petroleum engineers

Additional jobs in the drilling sector

4 Producing and Recovering Petroleum from the Ground 59

Completing a well

Recovering petroleum from the well

Service and maintenance

Employment opportunities

5 Getting Petroleum to Market 67

Underground pipelines

Tankers and barges

Tank trucks and rail cars

Employment opportunities

6 Refining and Marketing 77

Refining petroleum

Manufacturing petrochemicals

Employment opportunities in refining

Marketing petroleum

7 Related Petroleum Occupations 95

Environmental concerns

Environmental scientists

Chemists

Chemical manufacturers

Science technicians

Miscellaneous employment

8 Canada's Energy Industry 123

Employment opportunities

Labor and skill shortages

Earnings

For more information

9 Employment Outlook for the Future 131

Global policies impact industry

A cyclical industry

Working conditions

Job outlook

Earnings

Preparing for a future in the petroleum industry

Looking for a job

A final word

Appendix A Key Job-Search Websites, Organizations, and Associations 145

Appendix B Schools Specializing in Petroleum and Related Curriculums 159

Glossary 169

Bibliography 199

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