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he Petroleum Engineering course was first offered in 1975 by the Petroleum Engineering Department, UTM. Many graduates now work not only in Malaysia but also in many parts of the world. They work in various kinds of challenging environments; in offshore areas, deserts, deep in dense jungles, cold regions and some are so remote that they are almost completely cut off from outside world.
Petroleum engineers go to all over the places on Earth where petroleum reservoirs are known to exist. They define and develop the reservoirs, and produce oil and gas with maximum profitable recovery. Petroleum engineering isn’t just one job but it also allows one to specialize in several different specialties, each with its own unique challenges and rewards.