The petroleum industry involves people of all levels and areas of expertise, in civilian and government sectors, non-profit and for-profit, all over the world. The industry touches our everyday lives in many obvious ways, and petroleum geologists are well aware of the impact their work has on their own lives, as well as the lives of others all around the world. It truly does connect us all.
There are many associations and organizations for petroleum geologists and others involved or interested in the industry. People are brought together by common specialty, geographic location, and other factors.