Petroleum engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. Petroleum Engineering is a branch of science which deals with the study of extraction of crude oil and natural gas present on the deposits found below the surface of Earth. Students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Petroleum Engineering study about the designing aspect of oil and gas reservoirs used for storage and transportation.
Despite the low number of potential job openings for petroleum engineers, the field is always in short supply of qualified entry level professionals. Freshers may find ample scope in public undertakings as well as in corporate sector that deal with petroleum exploration and extraction. Many specialists in this field also work in research labs as scientists.