Nitrogen fracturing helps recover oil from the ground.Nitrogen fracturing helps recover oil from the ground.

Once We've Found It, What Do We Do With It?

Exploration is only a part of the field of Petroleum Geology. There are many technologies available to extract petroleum from the ground and then process it into one of the hundreds of everyday items made from petroleum-based products. This section talks about the structure of a found petroleum accumulation and the technology used to model it for scientists to determine how to best utilize its resources, as well as the refining process, and the end results of that process.