Reservoir Engineering Technician
Geological and mineral technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in the fields of oil and gas exploration and production, geophysics, petroleum engineering, geology, mining and mining engineering, mineralogy, extractive and physical metallurgy, metallurgical engineering and environmental protection. They are employed by petroleum and mining companies, consulting geology and engineering firms, and by governments and educational institutions as well as by a variety of manufacturing, construction and utilities companies.
- Assists engineers to determine if a specific site is suitable for the extraction of petroleum of other natural resources;
- Employs various research techniques to decide how best to drill at a specific site;
- Studies how much petroleum is in a specific site and whether the potential supply is worth the cost of drilling;
- Assess potential sites for economic feasibility;
- Verifies that safety rules and regulations are being met;
- Tests extracted material on a continuous basis to ensure it meets quality standards;
- Assists production engineers identify marginal wells by reviewing production data and lease operating expenses;
- Creates and updates daily reports on production quantities;
- Provides regulatory agencies with information on operations and adherence to local regulations.
Two-year college program in geological or metallurgical engineering technology