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Petroleum Engineer Resume

A petroleum engineer is responsible for devising methods in order to improve the production of oil and gas wells. Petroleum engineers have to determine if new or modified tool designs are needed or not. These skilled workers supervise the drilling procedures and provide technical advice in order to ensure an increased satisfactory progress. Petroleum engineers have to evaluate the costs and to estimate the economic value of oil and gas wells, to see if a drilling site is economically viable. These professional workers have to analyze data and to recommend the best placement of wells in order to enhance production. Among the duties mentioned above, a petroleum engineer also needs to supervise well modification and stimulation programs, coordinate and evaluate the evaluation of wells, to test them and to conduct various surveys.


Your petroleum engineer resume can start with your contact details: full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. The next section of your petroleum engineer resume can contain the objective statement that has to describe what position you are looking for and what skills and qualifications you have for the job. In the next section, you can add your skills. Mention some general skills as well as some skills, which you have gained in your experience as a petroleum engineer: great communication skills used to communicate in an efficient manner with other departments. In the following section, you have to add your professional work experience. This section has to run chronologically from your last to your current position. Present what your duties and tasks were in every position and add the name of the position you worked for, the name of the company and its location as well as the period of employment. Your last section has to focus on your education. Again, you have to add education from the last training or

qualification. When listing your education remember that you have to add the name of the degree, the name of the school you attended to and the location of the school. Here, you can also mention additional workshops or courses that are relevant for a petroleum engineer.

Petroleum engineers are required to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and to be able to work with the right technical tools.

Petroleum Engineer Resume Sample

Contact Information
Name: Damian Salvatore
Address: 946 Pike Street
Marital Status: Married
Birth date: 26.04.1977


From my experience, I can state that a petroleum engineer is responsible for devising methods in order to improve the production of oil and gas wells


Seeking to obtain a challenging and rewarding position as a petroleum engineer in a growth-oriented company, where I can utilize my strong communication and organizational skills and my solid educational background


Dynamic petroleum engineer with ten years experience in drilling, engineering and the design of various types of oil and gas well; with strong interpersonal and communication skills used to establish and maintain strong relations with the working staff

Skills and qualifications

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with working staff
  • Time-management skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of reservoir engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to multi-task and to work in a face-paced environment

Work Experience

Petroleum Engineer, Black Hills Corporation, Denver, CO, 2006- present
Duties and responsibilities

  • Evaluated the costs and estimated the economic value of oil and gas wells
  • Monitored the production rates and planned rework processes
  • Evaluated data and recommended the best placement of wells
  • Supervised well stimulation programs in order to maximize the oil recovery
  • Helped engineering personnel to solve various operating problems

Petroleum Engineer, The Barracuda Group, Houston, TX, 2002-2006
Duties and responsibilities

  • Developed and implemented plans for oil and gas field drilling
  • Responsible for maintaining records of drilling operations
  • Wrote technical reports for the engineering personnel
  • Assigned work to the engineering staff and verified their performance


Master's Degree in Petroleum Engineering, New York University
Bachelor's Degree in Petroleum Engineering, New York University

Achievements and associations
Dean's Lister, New York University

Areas of interest
Petroleum Engineering

References available upon request

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