Petroleum Engineering For Non-Engineers ONLINE Overview

Our ever-popular Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers course is now offered in an incredible ONLINE format…making it even easier to provide nontechnical personnel in the oil and gas industry an overview of the exploration and production process!

This online course is designed to help participants learn the terminology associated with these procedures and practices which will increase their understanding of the process and facilitate better communication with the engineers and geologists with whom they work.

This course is beneficial for those listed below and for anyone needing a better understanding of petroleum engineering in order to be more productive at their job:

  • Engineering Techs
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Landmen
  • Geo Techs
  • Managers
  • Attorneys
  • Regulatory Analysts
  • Marketing/Sales
  • IT Consultants
  • Land Techs
  • Finance Personnel
  • Interns
  • Accountants
  • Executive Assistants
  • Exhibit Booth Personnel


Brian S. Musso

Delivery Method & Other Course Information: Online, take-at-your-own-pace program. There are 14 chapters and approximately 11 hours of content. The included 8 quizzes, engaging exercises, and interesting videos throughout the program, help reinforce the learning material. Upon completion of the course, all participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from The University of Tulsa, Continuing Education for Science & Engineering Department. Participants have 2 months to complete the program. If more time is needed, the login and password will be re-issued for a $100 administrative fee.

Course Chapter Topics

  • Introduction and history of the oil and gas industry
  • Defining hydrocarbons
  • Defining the players in the industry
  • The oilfield lifecycle and reservoir properties
  • Seismic and mapping
  • The GRQ prospect and scoping economics
  • The drilling rig
  • Blow out preventers
  • Well design and cementing
  • Drilling, logging, and evaluating
  • Completions
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • After the frac
  • Facilities

Review Comments:

“Great instruction, great content, great course.”
Contract Administrative Analyst
Matador Resources

“Great – it was presented thoroughly and by someone who is obviously knowledgeable in the industry.”
QA/QC Manager
Antero Resources

“I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the instructor.”
Production Analyst
Matador Resources


  • 11 PDHs (Professional Development Hours)
  • 1.1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

In order to be awarded the full professional development hours/units listed above and receive a Certificate of Completion, you must successfully complete all chapters, quizzes and exercises.

Individual Registrations:

Once your registration and payment are received, TU-CESE will email you a login and password with instructions on how to access the course.

Regular Registration Fee: $795.00/person

Register Here

Company License:

This course is offered by TU-CESE to a company on a license basis. This allows the company to sign-up a group of employees for this course during a specified time frame. Request a Quote for a Company License