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Overview of Exploration and Production (E&P)

Exploration and Production (E&P) is also known as the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. E&P is the process of looking for oil and natural gas deposits and taking measures to extract these resources from the earth for commercial sale. Once producing areas are located, E&P companies employ various technologies and strategies to drill into the earth, extract crude oil and/or natural gas from the ground, and prepare it for transportation via pipeline, truck, or train to a refinery or processing plant.  

 

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