The petrochemical engineers can work as petroleum geologists, reservoir engineers, production engineers, drilling engineers among several other profiles.
Petrochemical engineers work in a variety of industries, alongside scientists, mathematicians and administrators. The majority of their work revolves around using creative and analytical thinking to come up with new or more cost-effective processes for producing products. Some of the daily tasks include:
Designing and managing petrochemical processing plants
Supervising technicians and engineers within the plant
Designing and operating environmental control systems
Determining cost-effective processes for commercial production
Working within an office, industrial plant or lab setting.
The top recruiters in this field are as follows:
Geo Enpro Petroleum Ltd.
Oil India Ltd.
Shell Technology Ltd.
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
The average package for fresher will be Rs. 15,000 per month. The package for Diploma holders varies from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,000 per month. Senior engineers earn between Rs 30,000 and Rs 50,000 per month in India. But this emerging field has the vast job opportunities in Abroad. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly wages of materials scientists (including petrochemical engineers) were Rs.48,26,030.00 per annum in May of 2009. The middle 50% earned between Rs.35,87,925.90 and Rs.61,80,684.00. Meanwhile the lowest 10% of forensic science technicians earned less than Rs.26,33,582 while the top 90% earned more than Rs.75,58,176.00 per annum. In Gulf countries, their salary range is little high based on its money value.