PETRO is the new oil and gas division of Lamont's corporate affiliates program. Its mission is to develop industry consortia and partnerships that foster new discoveries and technologies for the benefit of science and enhanced oil and gas production.

Lamont scientists have made major advances in the Earth Sciences -- such as plate tectonics, basin modeling, and gravity gradiometry --which have benefited the industry. PETRO builds upon Lamont's established thirty-year relationship with multinational, service, and foreign national oil companies.