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  • 1) Plans and directs engineering activities of a petroleum company to develop oil fields and produce oil and gas: Formulates programs for developing oil fields, planning schedules for drilling wells and for constructing pumping units, crude-oil treating units, and other production facilities.

  • 2) Coordinates projected activities with civil, electrical, and other engineering departments.

  • 3) Directs, through subordinate workers, selection, installation, use, and repair of oil field equipment.

  • 4) Directs PETROLEUM ENGINEERS in engineering work concerned with drilling new wells and producing flow of oil or gas from wells, in maintaining well logs, and in other engineering activities.

  • 5) Directs laboratory and field research to develop new or to improve old methods and equipment for recovery of oil and gas.

  • 6) Keeps abreast of new developments in petroleum engineering.

  • 7) Selects, trains, and promotes engineering personnel.

  • 8) May direct mechanical, civil, electrical, and other engineering activities.

  • 9) May direct engineering and drilling activities in developing geothermal field and be designated Director, Geothermal Operations.




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Job Number: 1789