- Upstream (oil industry)
petroleum industryis usually divided into three major components: Upstream, midstreamand downstream. Midstream operations are usually included in the downstream category.
The upstream oil sector is a term commonly used to refer to the searching for and the recovery and production of
crude oiland natural gas. The upstream oil sector is also known as the "exploration and production (E&P) sector".
The upstream sector includes the searching for potential underground or underwater oil and gas fields, drilling of exploratory wells, and subsequently operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw
natural gasto the surface.
Downstream (oil industry)
Natural gas condensate
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