The westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Black Sea to the southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The economic and political association of 27 European member states, the European Union (EU) has developed a single market through which a standardized system of laws apply, and under this union, sixteen member states have adopted the euro as its common currency. In 2006, the EU had a gross inland energy consumption of 1,825 million tonnes of oil equivalent, with nuclear energy as the primary source of energy produced in the region. Currently, the EU imports around 82% of its oil and 57% of its natural gas resources.
Surveying can mean several different things as it relates to the oil and gas industry. When discussing oilfield surveying, this usually refers to checking and creating the legal boundary for drilling operations. Surveyors will use a variety of techniques including GPS systems, hand tools, and sketches to create such boundaries. Surveyors may also be responsible for checking ownership of properties, and registering any updates with the proper legal authorities. Surveyors typically spend most of their time in the field and will travel extensively for these positions.