The petroleum industry is a vital part of energy production, ensuring a comfortable and consistent lifestyle for billions of people around the world.
Petroleum is a non-renewable natural resource, so the industry is faced with the inevitable depletion of the world’s supply. Providing for the world’s future energy needs poses great challenges, including a growing world population, a higher standard of living in developing countries and the resultant increase in pollution. Together with the need to stem global warming, these issues place great demands on future energy development by petroleum engineers.
The petroleum industry must maintain its role as a leader in the quest for responsible use of the world’s natural resources and, therefore, must employ only the best engineers. Today’s petroleum engineers must be well-versed in both technical and interpersonal skills, enabling them to work efficiently and effectively anywhere in the world.