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Chemistry Careers

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Chemistry Careers
Oil &Petroleum
Overview

Workspace
Oil Refineries
Field Work
Mostly Lab Work
Education
-Foundation in organic and physical, analytical chemistry and a background in chemical engineering
-Ph.D. required for independent research or more senior positions
Citations
"List of Top Petroleum Engineering Schools and Colleges." Web log post. Education Portal. Education Portal, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://education-portal.com/articles/List_of_Top_Petroleum_Engineering_Schools_and_Colleges.html>.
"Oil and Petroleum." Oil and Petroleum. American Chemical Society, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/college-to-career/chemistry-careers/oil-petroleum.html>.
"Petroleum Engineering." Marietta College —. Marietta College, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://www.marietta.edu/Academics/undergraduate_degrees/petroleum_engineering.html>.
"Research by the Barrel." Research by the Barrel. Standford, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://news.stanford.edu/news/multi/features/oil/>.
Intro. Digital image. Stanford University. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2014. <http://stanford.edu/about/images/intro_about.jpg>.
"List of Top Petroleum Engineering Schools and Colleges." Web log post. Education Portal. Education Portal, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://education-portal.com/articles/List_of_Top_Petroleum_Engineering_Schools_and_Colleges.html>.
Marietta College. Digital image. Marietta College —. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2014. <http://www.marietta.edu/175/175_essentials/images/erwin2_1024x768.jpg>.
Millions of Barrels of Oil Stored on Ras Tanura Sea Island. Digital image. Millions of Barrels of Oil Stored on Ras Tanura Sea Island. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2014. <http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/4d7936daccd1d5bc65040000-1200/millions-of-barrels-of-oil-stored-on-ras-tanura-sea-island.jpg>.
"Oil and Petroleum." Oil and Petroleum. American Chemical Society, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/careers/college-to-career/chemistry-careers/oil-petroleum.html>.
Paraguana Refinery Complex. Digital image. Eluniversal. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2014. <http://cdn.eluniversal.com/2013/02/28/12519869_copia.520.360.jpg>.
Paraguana Refinery Complex. Digital image. Paraguna Refinery Complex. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2014. <http://venezuelanalysis.com/files/imagecache/images_set/images/2012/11/amuay20213510_0.jpg>.
"Petroleum Engineering." Marietta College —. Marietta College, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://www.marietta.edu/Academics/undergraduate_degrees/petroleum_engineering.html>.
"Research by the Barrel." Research by the Barrel. Standford, n.d. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://news.stanford.edu/news/multi/features/oil/>
Colina, Wendy, Mrs. "Petroleum Engineer." E-mail interview. 24 May 2014.
A Day in the Life -Petroleum Engineer. Youtube. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2014. <
Salary
$113,500 for chemists
$133,870 for chemical engineers (2012)
Job Outlook
Marietta College
Marietta is the 9th largest undergraduate petroleum engineering program in the United States
Stanford University
Applications of Chemistry in the
Oil & Petroleum
Work Duties

-Develop more efficient ways of turning petroleum into automotive or aviation fuel
-Petroleum characterization, e.g., “fingerprint” oil leaked in a spill to trace its origin
-Monitor quality and increase production yields at existing sites
-Explore potential new sites for drilling activities
-Develop new products from petroleum feedstocks or improve feedstock blends
-Specialists in chemometrics use statistical and computer expertise to put install and use delicate lab instruments online under the hostile conditions of a refinery— including temperature extremes, vibrations from surrounding equipment, continuous operation, and locations that
Price of Oil and Natural Gas
Job Opportunities
Currently demand is strong!
Interview
What do you like about your job
Why did you choose your career
Biggest Challenge in your career
Wendy Higgins Colina

Chemist, Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineering
Video Presentation
Stanford is one of highest ranking schools in the country, Stanford University was ranked second among graduate engineering programs
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