What is Petroleum Engineering?
The combined efforts of petroleum engineers and geologists determine the way reservoirs are depleted and developed, and commonly they have the biggest impact on the field of economics.
Petroleum engineering requires an expert knowledge of many specific disciplines, such as petroleum geology, geophysics, formation evaluation(logging), economics, drilling, reservoir engineering, reservoir simulations, artificial lift systems, well engineering, completions and gas and oil facilities engineering.
Petroleum Engineering is one of the most challenging and difficult fields of engineering, mostly focused on the study of mass production of hydrocarbons typically in the form of crude oil or natural gas. Discovering and Productions are deemed to fall inside the upstream sectors of the massive gas and oil industry. Exploration by scientists and petroleum engineering are the gas and oil industry’s two main subsurface disciplines, which mainly focus on highly maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbon from subsurface reservoirs. Petroleum geophysics and geology focus primarily on provision of a static description of hydrocarbons’ reservoir rocks, and secondarily focuses on estimation of the recoverable volume of the resource using a detailed understanding of the material behavior of water, oil and gas within porous rock at extremely high pressure.