Reservoir Engineering Technician

Reservoir engineering technicians work under the supervision of reservoir engineers to determine whether or not specific areas should be tapped for the extraction of petroleum or other natural resources. According to the website ww2.prospects.ac.uk reservoir engineering technicians utilize various research techniques to determine how to drill where to drill and when to drill. Their biggest concerns when studying potential reservoir locations are safety and supply factors. They work to determine if particular locations can be accessed while at the same time minimizing risks to humans and the environment they study how much petroleum is available to withdraw and they analyze whether or not the potential supply is worth the cost of drilling. Reservoir engineering technicians work together with geologists petroleum experts and various types of petroleum and reservoir engineers to analyze various situations and scenarios. They may have to travel to various potential reservoir sites to gather research observe locations and visualizing how a drilling operation would function. It is essential that reservoirs be able to produce a significant amount of natural resources in order to make it cost effective for a drilling operation to commence. Therefore reservoir engineering technicians help to assess potential sites for economic feasibility. Additionally once drilling has begun they may be responsible for helping to maintain equipment verifying that safety rules and regulations are consistently being met and running continuous tests on the extracted material to ensure that it meets quality standards. The educational requirement for a reservoir engineering technologist is an associate’s degree and although not required certification is available through various engineering associations. The website www.salaryexpert.com states that the yearly salary for reservoir engineering technician ranges from $30231 to $66600.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $48415.5
High Salary: $66600
Low Salary: $30231
Tasks: Analyzes the production potential of a petroleum reservoir.
Determines the best drilling and extraction methods.
Identifies potential drilling risks.
Attempts to maximize reservoir yields.
Also Called: Reservoir Engineering Technologist
Oil and Gas Engineering Technician
Petroleum Engineering Technician
Petroleum Technologist
Additional Resources: http://ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/reservoir_engineer_job_description.jsp
http://www.ehow.com/about_7504365_job-description-reservoir-engineer.html
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