Midstream Recruiting Done Right
The midstream sector can include some elements of both the upstream and downstream sectors. However, the main component of midstream is the gathering system. Gathering systems are oil and natural gas storage areas where raw produced products are held until they can be transported, via pipeline, railcar or tanker truck to the refinery, where they are turned into marketable petroleum products.
Midstream activities include the processing, storing, transporting and marketing of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids.
Midstream Descriptions & Job Profiles
Refineries, Petrochemicals, and Environment & Safety Aspects.
Oil refining is the process of turning Crude oil into Gasoline and many other products which involves the work of various people including HSE Manager, Operations Technologist, Refinery Designs Engineer, Chemical Engineers, Petroleum engineer and other profiles.
Using the above mentioned manpower, Crude oil in the refineries is processed to obtain the following products of daily use :
- Petroleum gas – Petroleum gas is used for heating, cooking and making plastics.
- Naphtha -It is the intermediate that will be further processed to make gasoline.
- Gasoline – Used as fuel in most motor vehicles.
- Kerosene – Fuel for jet engines and tractors; starting material for making other products Gas oil or
- Diesel distillate – Used for diesel fuel and heating oil; starting material for making other products
- Lubricating oil – Used for motor oil, grease, other lubricants
- Heavy gas or Fuel oil – Used for industrial fuel; starting material for making other products
- Residuals (coke, asphalt, tar, waxes)- starting material for making other products.
Petroleum Engineers and factory technicians are involved in separating crude oil into various components (called fractions), using the differences in boiling temperature. This process is called fractional distillation.
Chemical Engineers use newer techniques of Chemical processing on some of the fractions to make others, in a process called conversion. Chemical processing, for example, can break longer chains into shorter ones. This allows a refinery to turn diesel fuel into gasoline depending on the demand for gasoline.
Refineries must treat the fractions to remove impurities. Refineries combine the various fractions (processed, unprocessed) into mixtures to make desired products. For example, different mixtures of chains can create gasolines with different octane ratings
The products are stored and managed on-site by the Facilities Engineer Lead, Reservoir Engineer, and other workmen until they can be delivered to various markets such as gas stations, airports, and chemical plants. In addition to making the oil-based products, refineries must also treat the wastes involved in the processes to minimize air and water pollution taken care of by the Pollution control engineer, waste management professionals and health and safety engineers.
- Completion Engineer
- Completion Operations Engineer – Rotational
- Senior Petroleum Engineer
- Senior Engineer
- Completions Engineer with ESP
- Facilities Engineer Lead
- Piping, Valves and Vessel Engineer
- Staff Petroleum Engineer
- Asset Engineer
- Pipeline / Storage Engineer
- Health and safety manager
- HSE – On/Offshore Specialist
- Quality Manager
- HSE Management Consultant
- Engineers (Upstream/Downstream/EPCC)
- Safety Engineer
- Senior Fire Protection Engineer
- Senior Completions Engineer
- Optimization Engineer
- Production Manager
- Advanced Engineer
- Applications Engineer Advisor/ Multilateral / Expandable Systems
- Product Line Leader – Optimization & Control
- Piping Design Engineers
- Entry-level Field Engineer
- Senior Multiphase Flow Assurance Engineer
- Reservoir Engineer
- Pollution control engineer
- HSE Auditor (Design)
- EHS Team Member- DSC653 (Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer)
- Regulatory Manager
- HSE Engineer
- Safety Advisor
- Engineers (Piping)