Profession liquid fuel engineer

Liquid fuel engineers evaluate liquid fuel extraction sites. They design and develop methods for extracting liquid fuels from underneath the earth’s surface, these fuels include petroleums, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, non-petroleum fossil fuels, biodiesel and alcohols. They maximise the recovery of hydrocarbon at a minimum cost, pursuing minimal impact on the environment.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Biodiesel

    The vegetable oil or animal fat based diesel fuel made by lipids reacting with alcohols.

  • Natural gas

    The various facets of natural gas: its extraction, processing, constituents, uses, environmental factors, etc.

  • Fossil fuels

    The types of fuels which contain high doses of carbon and include gas, coal, and petroleum, and the processes by which they are formed, such as the anaerobic decomposition of organisms, as well as the ways in which they are used to generate energy.

  • Environmental legislation

    The environmental policies and legislation applicable in a certain domain.

  • Well testing operations

    Testing procedures, such as volumetric flow testing and pressure testing, which describe the ability of the well to produce oil.

  • Petroleum

    The various facets of oil: its extraction, processing, constituents, uses, environmental issues, etc.

  • Alcohol fuels

    The alcohols such as ethanol and methanol used for improving power performance of engines by injecting them into the air intake of forced induction internal combustion engines.

  • Chemistry

    The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.

Skills

  • Report well results

    Document and share well results in a transparent way; communicate results to business partners, auditors, collaborating teams and internal management.

  • Manage production fluid in oil production

    Manage issues and anticipate potential problems arising from fluids involved in the production of oil.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Design natural gas processing systems

    Design equipment and procedures to remove impurities from natural gas in order to ensure the by-products comply to regulations and can be used as fuel.

  • Interpret extraction data

    Process and interpret extraction data and send feedback to the development teams; apply learnings to concrete operational activities.

  • Prepare technical reports

    Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.

  • Monitor extraction logging operations

    Monitor logging operations and oversee formation testing and sampling operations; analyse and interpret results.

  • Control pumping operations in petroleum production

    Control plant operations and gas and oil pumping equipment. Monitor gauges and monitors and control the equipment to make sure the extraction proceeds efficiently and safely.

  • Manage fluid production in gas

    Manage issues and anticipate potential problems arising from fluids involved in the production of oil and gas.

  • Select well equipment

    Select and purchase the appropriate equipment for different functions within the well.

  • Address problems critically

    Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.

  • Manage well interaction

    Understand and manage the process of different wells interacting with one another.

  • Liaise with well test engineers

    Establish relationships with well testing engineers in order to optimise procedures; make real-time decisions on data acquisition issues.

  • Supervise well operations

    Supervise well-site operations and manage the staff, including training and supervision of personnel. Manage a crew that works together as a team; make sure that deadlines are met with in order to maximise customer satisfaction.

  • Manage environmental impact

    Implement measures to minimise the biological, chemical and physical impacts of mining activity on the environment.

  • Design well flow systems

    Design/develop systems that help the well to flow; operate submersible pumps.

  • Determine flow rate enhancement

    Recommend and evaluate flow rate enhancement; understand and safely carry out acid treatment or hydraulic fracturing.

  • Prepare extraction proposals

    Prepare detailed extraction proposals by putting together subsurface information about extraction site and agreement of partners involved.

Optional knowledge and skills

geology plan oil wells prepare well formation evaluation programmes liaise with mine professionals provide petroleum engineering support compile reservoir performance plans fossil-fuel power plant operations types of fuels use reservoir surveillance design the completion for a well in petroleum production