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To apply under NOC-2145 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Petroleum engineers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Petroleum engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct feasibility assessment studies for developing new oil and gas fields
  • Direct and monitor oil and gas drilling operations
  • Develop drilling programs, select sites and specify drilling fluids, bit selection, drill stem testing procedures and equipment
  • Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing and well surveys
  • Design and select artificial lift machinery, and well and surface production equipment and systems, and specify programs for corrosion control and oil or gas treatment
  • Develop specifications for and monitor and supervise well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery
  • Analyze reservoir rock and fluid data to design optimum recovery methods and to predict reservoir performance and reserves
  • Monitor and forecast oil and gas reservoir performance and recommend oil recovery techniques which extend the economic life of wells
  • Design, develop and co-ordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of subsea well-head and production equipment.

Petroleum engineers may specialize in drilling, production, reservoir analysis or subsea operations.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Petroleum engineers. 

NOC 2145 – Petroleum engineers: example titles.

  • chief engineer, drilling and recovery
  • chief petroleum engineer
  • drilling and recovery chief engineer
  • drilling and recovery petroleum engineer
  • drilling engineer, oil and gas
  • engineer, natural gas
  • engineer, oil and gas drilling
  • engineer, petroleum
  • engineer, petroleum production
  • engineer, petroleum well completion
  • exploitation engineer – oil and gas
  • exploitation engineer – petroleum
  • logging engineer, oil wells
  • mud engineer
  • mud engineer – petroleum drilling
  • natural gas engineer
  • offshore drilling engineer
  • offshore drilling rig subsea equipment engineer
  • oil well logging engineer
  • petroleum engineer
  • petroleum engineer, completion
  • petroleum engineer, drilling and recovery
  • petroleum engineer, production
  • petroleum production engineer
  • petroleum well completion engineer
  • production engineer, oil and gas
  • reservoir engineer, petroleum
  • subsea engineer
  • subsea equipment engineer, offshore drilling rig
  • well logging engineer

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practice as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Additional Information

  • There is mobility between petroleum engineering specializations at the less senior levels.
  • Supervisory and senior positions in this unit group require experience.
  • Engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practice in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.


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