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Petroleum engineering is primarily concerned with the economic extraction of oil, gas and other natural resources from the earth. This is accomplished through the design, drilling and operation of wells and well systems, and the integrated management of the underground reservoirs in which the resources are found.
Petroleum engineers locate, recover, and maintain the worlds oil and gas supplies. They are the innovators who use cutting-edge technology to create new methods of discovering and drilling for oil. Although there are various job descriptions, petroleum engineers all serve one function-to provide the world with energy, while safeguarding the environment for future generations.