Chapter 3: Defining Problems and Brainstorming | Career Activity

Petroleum Engineers

Petroleum engineers work to find sources of oil and natural gas to supply millions of people with energy. The United States is highly dependent on these energy sources. Petroleum is not an everlasting source of energy, so engineers must always try to develop more efficient methods of locating and extracting it. As petroleum engineers design more complex ways of extracting fuel, they must also be aware of the danger of an oil spill and the drastic effects it can have on the environment.

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