Petroleum Industry Careers Start with Exploration

01/16/2006
Oil and natural gas furnish about three-fifths of our energy needs, fueling our homes, workplaces, factories and transportation systems. In addition, petroleum serves as the raw material for plastics, chemicals, medicines, fertilizers and synthetic fibers. Petroleum is so ubiquitous that we tend to forget how essential it is. But have you ever contemplated a world without oil or natural gas?Similarly, people are essential to the petroleum industry. The industry is so large, encompassing so many segments and activities that it is easier viewed as a collection of industries-that translates into vast needs for people with a variety of backgrounds and interests . . . and that, in turn, transl...
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