The oil and gas Malaysia provides a wide range of interesting employment possibilities, both offshore and in technical areas on land. While employment in this industry is linked with long hours and difficult working conditions, it is also renowned for high pay, the opportunity to travel the globe, and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology.
Despite this, a career in oil and gas does not seem to be appealing to the new environmentally conscious generation. 14% of millennials are uninterested in pursuing a career in the industry owing to its “bad reputation” in terms of environmental and working conditions.
The studies mentioned above provide a strong deterrent for younger generations to follow a career path in this area, but knowledge about job possibilities in any sector is critical for professional orientation.
So, let’s have a look at five potential job options in the oil and gas sector!
- A petroleum engineer is a person who works in the petroleum industry.
- A petroleum engineer is engaged in virtually every step of oil and gas field evaluation, development, and production:
- Petroleum geologists examine subsurface structures for hydrocarbons.
- Computer simulations are used by reservoir engineers to aid in risk assessment.
- Production engineers manage the interface between the reservoir and the well by performing tasks such as perforations, sand control, artificial lift, downhole flow control, and downhole monitoring equipment; and –Drilling engineers are in charge of developing, costing, and supervising the operations required for drilling oil and gas wells.
- Working hours are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although some overtime is often required. Working hours for the offshore section are usually 12 hours on and 12 hours off for two weeks. Then there’s a two- to three-week respite ashore.
2. Engineer in energy
- An energy engineer works in the production of energy from natural resources, such as oil and gas extraction, or from renewable sources of energy, such as biofuels, hydro, wind, and solar power.
- Energy engineers may work from a land-based or on-site office or laboratory.
- In the area of design, research, or development, the usual work schedule is Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 7-day shift schedule may be encountered in power plant or drilling activities.
3. Geologist of Engineering
- An engineering geologist is responsible for assessing natural circumstances such as geological hazards and dealing with variables that may have an impact on engineering operations.
- Engineering geologists are not usually required to work weekends or shifts.
4. Mining engineer
- A mining engineer ensures that mines and other surface and subsurface activities are developed efficiently. Mining engineers participate in all phases of a project. They evaluate the feasibility of new sites before they are developed, supervise mining production operations, and are engaged in the ultimate closure and rehabilitation process.
5. Mudlogger A mudlogger monitors drilling operations and records information about the well state during oil or gas extraction.
- Mudloggers often work 12 hour days, seven days a week, for up to four weeks at a time. However, it is more probable that you will spend two weeks abroad and two weeks at home.
The possibilities do not stop at the conclusion of this article, but extend to every element of operations aboard a drilling rig, offshore platform, seismic vessel, fabrication yard, and conventional office jobs.
The first step toward a greater appreciation of a career in oil and gas may be a more familiarization with the sector’s processes and possibilities on a professional level. On a deeper level, the change may be due to a cultural shift in the sector and/or a shift in the perception of the job market among young applicants.