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Major Occupational Groups: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | K
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MOG A—Professional Occupations
Engineers, Architects, and Surveyors
Analyze factors to plan appropriate methods to recover maximum oil and gas in oil field operations, including tool design. Study geological surveys, earth samples, and other data and advise on type of equipment to be used for drilling new or old wells. Oversee drilling of new or old wells. Devise methods for bringing wells into production. Regularly prepare and conduct special studies on subjects such as salt water encroachment. May be designated as a gas engineer if work is concerned only with natural gas production. (Work requires knowledge equivalent to at least that acquired through completion of a 4-year college engineering program.)

Last modified: October 16, 2001