Petroleum Engineer Assistant

Also known as: Oil and Gas Engineer Assistant, Offshore Engineer Assistant.

As an Assistant to the Petroleum Engineer, you will help plan and manage the recovery of oil and gas from petroleum reservoirs.


  • Assist in determining what type of drilling equipment and method of drilling would be the most efficient and cost effective, and plan the locations for drilling;
  • Assist in estimating the economic potential of oil and gas reserves by directing the testing of boreholes;
  • Assist in research and provide advice on engineering operations for the extraction of petroleum or natural gas;
  • Determine methods of controlling the flow of oil or gas from wells and keep records of production;
  • Understand operating equipment, environmental problems and the treatment of oil to remove sediment and water;
  • Conduct operations and activities in accordance with environmental policies and codes;
  • Work safely and use any equipment provided for health and safety purposes; and
  • Monitor the necessary safety procedures and facilities for personnel working on the project.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities;
  • Willing to contribute and adhere to the safety requirements of the operation;
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Aptitude for computing and design;
  • Practical and creative;
  • Able to work without supervision; and
  • Able to accept responsibility.


$80,000 - $135,000