Midstream activities are basically concerned with the transportation oil and gas from the site of extraction to the refineries. Various activities include treatment of crude oil in order to remove impurities such as water vapor or hydrogen sulfide. Removing impurities and compressing the fluid helps to transport a larger quantity of the crude oil and natural gases.
Midstream activities play an important part in getting the crude oil and natural gas to the refineries and to the end consumers. Once, the petroleum has been through the mid stream sector, it undergoes the final stage of processing in the refineries. The crude oils are refined into gasoline and many other petroleum ready to be sold in the market.
Midstream sector of the industry is full of job opportunities, providing a fast track career growth in the leading multinationals. It includes working for companies that transport oil and natural gas from the drilling sites to the refinery and then on to the consumers. The job demands qualified and trained professionals such as HSE Manager, Operations Technologist, Refinery Designs Engineer, Chemical Engineers, Petroleum engineer and others.
The introduction of innovative technology in the mid stream sector has made process much more efficient and well defined. Hence, the sector requires professionals with specialization in pipe line transportation, refineries, storage etc.
Some of the key job profile in the Midstream Segment of Oil & Gas industry includes: