Given the ongoing search for oil and gas off South Africa’s shores and the urgent need to find energy solutions for the sub-continent, opportunities in the upstream, midstream and downstream of the petroleum industry are very encouraging.
The upstream petroleum industry can employ people with a background in:
Natural sciences - such as studies in geology or geophysics
Engineering - whether petroleum, chemical, civil, mechanical, structural or mining engineering
Technology - such as studies in mathematics, or information technology (systems).