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How is Oil and Gas Industry related to Electrical engineering jobs?

I don't understand how oil and gas industry has anything to do with electrical engineering jobs?? Am I not seeing this because currently I am working as a electronics engineer ? This is how I am thinking about this - Oil and gas industry , digs up oil , provides it to our cars and trucks so they can run. Now I don't understand how or where "Electrical engineers" come into play into this ?? Please make me understand. I want to know. P.s: I am an entry level electronics engineer, with a degree in "Electrical engineering" , Currently I am located in Houston, texas.

Asked By: 8051 Microcontroller - 6/30/2009
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The oil and gas industry may more be well known to hire chemical engineers or geologists, but EEs are definitely around. For example, chemical processes in refineries have to be monitored and controlled. The computer network that controls these processes have to be designed and implemented by the help of EEs... More
Answered By: electrical engineer - 7/2/2009
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This website will show you jobs in your discipline in the oil and gas industry. Take a good look at the descriptions to find out what the work could involve, and follow a trail on the internet to see where you could use your skills in your local area. You will need to think about travel at some point though, in this... More
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Answered By: Jane - 6/30/2009
 
Electronics is a narrow field within electrical engineering. You're missing the big picture. Electricity doesn't create itself. Electricity, whether generated by oil or water power, needs to be harnessed and controlled for delivery through the grid. And per your example, gas fuels your car, but also powers the... More
Answered By: PiggiePants - 6/30/2009
 
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