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Upstream as a Chem E major

Upstream as a Chem E major

Upstream as a Chem E major

Although it seems very rare,what would be the best way that a chemical engineer could get into the upstream sector of the oil industry?

RE: Upstream as a Chem E major

Production chemist?
Process engineer?

RE: Upstream as a Chem E major

Do those require a masters?

RE: Upstream as a Chem E major

Sorry Jay,

Im not from US. Where i come most would be masters but im unsure whats most common other places.

Best regards


RE: Upstream as a Chem E major

ok.Thanks anyway

RE: Upstream as a Chem E major

There are lots of opportunities in the industry. I graduated with my B.S. in ChemE and went to work for an E&P operator as a facilties engineer. There is lots of mechE aspects to the job, but the companies train you. Process Engineers in the natural gas fractionation plants are generally ChemE/MechE. The engineering design firms hire ChemE for process design work. The production chemical vendors hire the degree.

Honestly, the best thing to do is intern during college. That's the way into the industry - you can pick your discipline down the road. But the internship gets you in the door.

RE: Upstream as a Chem E major

Pick any one of the major petro-chem companies - Shell, Exxon, Valero, BASF, DuPont, Invista, Goodyear, ad nauseum/ad infinitum.

With a Chem E, they're hiring.

Good Luck

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