Project Description

What is Production Engineering

Production engineering

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Production Engineering is a specialised field within Petroleum Engineering, focused on the equipment and processes used to refine the oil into a usable form. Production Engineering is generally focused on the day-to-day operations for the daily production of oil. This is in contrast to Reservoir Engineering which takes a much longer term view for oil acquisition and extraction.

Production Engineering can be potentially more dangerous due to the requirement of being located on rigs and near hazardous environments. Production Engineering as a job is specifically on-site with some supervision of machinery and staff working within the process.