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Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Engineering is a doctoral level full time degree course of 3 years duration which is divided into six semester of six month each. The main job of a petroleum engineer is to refining petroleum products, converting crude oil into a usable petroleum product. Their most important job is to remove crude oil from the earth. The PhD in Petroleum Engineering course deals with the innovation and exploration of the process of oil and gas extraction. In this course, students are provided with knowledge related to Mining Engineering and Advanced Geology. The eligibility criteria for PhD is a 55% minimum aggregate in Masters Degree (MSc, M. Tech). Mostly the admission process for the colleges or universities is Personal Interview and Entrance Test for some universities. After completing this course there are various job roles in petroleum engineering such as Petroleum Geologist, Conservationist, Process Engineer, Senior Research Associate, and Assistant Professor. PhD in Petroleum Engineering graduates’ average annual salary can be from 6.5 to 10 LPA. PhD in Petroleum Engineering : Entrance Exam Most Universities take direct admission on experience or Bachelor’s or Master's degree marks, entrance examination is conducted only by few universities which is followed by merit screening. Some of the popular entrance examination for PhD in Petroleum Engineering are 1) UGC NET : It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the University Grant Commission 2) GATE : Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level exam conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and IIT Council. 3) DBT JRF : DBT JRF is conducted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India to grant fellowships to candidates who want to pursue a Ph. D. PhD in Petroleum Engineering Job Prospects Petroleum engineering is a branch of engineering course that studies the production of crude oil or natural gas. Petroleum engineers work towards the production and exploration of oil and gas. Career in this field is not only very lucrative but also challenging. At present, more than 16 lakh people in India are directly or indirectly connected with this region. A large number of Indian petroleum engineers are also working abroad. The top three nations will create more jobs in this field which are China, India, US. Given below some of the most popular job options available for PHD in Petroleum Engineering * Petroleum Engineer * Process Engineer * Biotechnologist * Research Biologist * Biotechnical Research Manager * Petroleum Geologist * Assistant Professor. * Seismic Data Acquisition Scientist * Energy Manager * Production Engineer * Quality Control Manager Job Sector in Petroleum Engineering * ​Oil India Limited * ​Hindustan Petroleum Limited * gas company * Bharat petroleum * Reliance Industries * Essar oil Limited * gas Authority of India * oil and natural gas Commission * private Oil and Gas Limited * petroleum research institution * Hindustan Oil exploration Company Limited * Forest Institute of India * Climate Change Department

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