What is the best part of the oil and gas business for a chemical engineer to join?

I am a recent chemical engineering graduate. I was wondering what part of the business of an oil an gas company is the best to join (Downstream-Refining, Upstream-Drilling, Reservoir, Production) in terms of pay, career prospects, and possibilities for growth. Would an initial start in a design company (KBR, Fluor, Jacobs, etc.) be a better choice?

One Response to “What is the best part of the oil and gas business for a chemical engineer to join?”

  1. Judy Says:

    How about getting involved with the chemical additives that are added to gasoline.
    These smaller plants are in higher demand for ChemE’s.
    Heck, then again every company is in demand for them.
    Enjoy making an obnoxious salary.

    Leave the jacobses of the world for the day you get closer to retirement and want to bounce all over the world doing projects.
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    ChemE’s.
    They are masochists anyone that takes that degree for fun has something wrong with their head.
    Temp secretary for an engineering firm for many years.
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