Opportunities in Petroleum

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Refine your path to career success!Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding.Opportunities in Petroleum Careersprovides 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 resourcesENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS A: Drilling/production engineer Environmental scientist Chemical plant operator * Process engineer * Independent seller

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Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
How We Use Petroleum Products Every Dayp. 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
Petroleum Explorationp. 15
Related occupations
Leasing lands
Working as a landman or leasing agent
Drilling Wellsp. 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
Producing and Recovering Petroleum from the Groundp. 59
Completing a well
Recovering petroleum from the well
Service and maintenance
Employment opportunities
Getting Petroleum to Marketp. 67
Underground pipelines
Tankers and barges
Tank trucks and rail cars
Employment opportunities
Refining and Marketingp. 77
Refining petroleum
Manufacturing petrochemicals
Employment opportunities in refining
Marketing petroleum
Related Petroleum Occupationsp. 95
Environmental concerns
Environmental scientists
Chemical manufacturers
Science technicians
Miscellaneous employment
Canada's Energy Industryp. 123
Employment opportunities
Labor and skill shortages
For more information
Employment Outlook for the Futurep. 131
Global policies impact industry
A cyclical industry
Working conditions
Job outlook
Preparing for a future in the petroleum industry
Looking for a job
A final word
Key Job-Search Websites, Organizations, and Associationsp. 145
Schools Specializing in Petroleum and Related Curriculumsp. 159
Glossaryp. 169
Bibliographyp. 199
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