Careers in Oil and Gas industry in India

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Career in oil and petroleum industry offers myriad of exciting opportunities at both global and domestic levels. Middle East is considered to be the hub for those looking to make a career in this field. The main focus of this job role is on the exploration and processing of the subsurface crude oil as well as refining and distribution of oil and allied products. One should have a strong academic track record as well as attuned to the latest technological developments to be successful in this field. They can work various industries such as oil & gas exploration, petroleum refining, petroleum production and engineering services.  In order to make your career in the oil and gas industry, you will need specialized education in the subject. Engineers, people with relevant technical qualification might seek high paying careers in oil and gas industry.

Oil and Gas Industry Career and Jobs

The oil and gas industry offers a wide range of jobs. There is high demand for drilling crews all over the world because the drilling rigs are continuously functioning. Also skilled workers have ample job opportunities mainly into maintenance operations in various offshore projects.


Petroleum engineers

Petroleum engineers with prospective talents have many job opportunities in eminent oil and gas companies. They ensure the completion of drilling and extraction operations. They are also placed in charge of implementing efficient recovery techniques.



Geophysicists also have abundant scopes in extraction of oil and gas. They are trained professional engineers who head exploration operations and other offshore operations. They are also involved in organizing critical information. Requirements of geophysical prospectors who lead drilling and welding crews, investigate drilling, extraction and exploration activities and leasing activities are high.


Geologists are required by several global companies for studying, preparing and analyzing geological and geographical maps and calculating seismic data for other test drillings in the future.

Radio operators, pilots, sailors and other professionals to operate barges, crew boats and helicopters are often employed in oil and gas industry.

Superintendants of Drilling and Exploration are posts available to serve in supervising roles such as heading explorations drilling etc.


In addition to these there are also employments available in offshore rigs.


List of Oil and Gas companies offering Jobs in India:

Below is the list of oil and gas companies offering best Jobs in India:

  • Indian Oil
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL)
  • Indian Oil
  • Bharat Petroleum
  • Hindustan Petroleum
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Coal India Ltd.
  • Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)
  • Oil India Ltd. (OIL)
  • ESSAR Oil
  • Shell
  • Cairn Energy etc.

Institutes offering Oil and Petroleum Engineering courses in India:

  • ISM Dhanbad, (Jharkhand)
  • JNTU College of Engg. Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University,  Gujarat
  • Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Tamilnadu
  • Maharashtra Inst. Of Technology, Pune


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  • Priya Saxena

    Well written piece! I completely agree with the writer, Oil and Gas is one of the most emerging sectors
    and is getting popular among students. I can clearly see craze among students
    to join core sector specialized Universities like UPES, UTM and that too especially
    in Oil and Gas programs. Top recruiters and companies are showing interest in on campus selection and are offering handsome salary packages to Oil and Gas professionals. This post of yours is quite
    informative for students, keep coming up with such career related articles!