Can anyone explain the detailed difference between a facilities engineer and process engineer?

Struggling to understand this one as process engineer's and facilities engineer's responsibilities overlap, and want to understand exactly the difference between the two. Any insight on facility design standards, specifications, codes for oil and gas facilities would also be really helpful This is in reference to the oil and gas industry, particularly in upstream. Want to understand the difference between a facilities and process engineer's input to projects at the conceptual and basis of design stage. As I understand it both are looking at the design and sizing of the same equipment, compressors, eductors, pipelines etc. so want to understand, where exactly the job responsility is split. Thanks in advance!

Asked By: eddie b - 7/15/2009
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It really depends on the company you are working for as to what either type of engineer does. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have carried both titles at one time or the other. The difference is really only in the name. At one time my boss asked me which title I wanted to have since my job always fit in... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 7/15/2009
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A facility engineer is responsible for the design and maintenance of the facility, the buildings and all they contain, such as structural, electricity, heating, etc... More
Answered By: billrussell42 - 7/15/2009
A process engineer is responsible for the technical parts of managing a process, like an oil refinery, a chemical plant. He/she will need to understand thermodynamics, mixing technology, heating and some chemistry... More
Answered By: David W - 7/15/2009
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