Would you benefit from an understandable, easy-to-follow overview of petroleum engineering?
Would you like to be able to interact with petroleum engineers and geologist coworkers?
Would you like to better understand the petroleum exploration and production process?

If you answered YES to just one of those questions, this online course is for you!

This course is designed to provide nontechnical support personnel with an overview of the petroleum exploration and production process.
The goal is to arm participants with the terminology associated with petroleum engineering procedures and practices, which will increase understanding of the process and facilitate communication between them and the engineers and geologists with whom they work.

Offered in this incredible ONLINE format…makes it even easier to provide nontechnical personnel in the oil and gas industry the training they need.

This online course was developed by BRIAN S. MUSSO, an experienced and licensed (Texas) Petroleum Engineer with more than thirty-eight years of experience in Project Management, Reserves Assessment and Reservoir Engineering. 20+ Years Associated with Deep Water Exploration, Appraisal and Development. Proficient Project Manager / Supervisor.
Brian managed onshore Workover Programs, such as the Fannett Dome Field (developed 1920’s / 1930’s), to Gulf of Mexico Operations (both shelf and deepwater), to International Operations in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Far East Regions (authorized development of a major Nigerian FPSO Project). He has extensive knowledge in depositional geology and mechanics of reservoir mapping in addition to conducted seminars and presentations to many major US and international petroleum corporations, both US and international government officials, on various subjects.

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. Past participants have included:

  • 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

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


“Great instruction, great content, great course.” Contract Administrative Analyst, Matador Resources
“Brian brings a tremendous energy and passion to teaching…”
“Great – it was presented thoroughly and by someone who is obviously knowledgeable in the industry.” QA/QC Manager, Antero Resources
“(Brian) has a lot of knowledge and experience, but what’s even more important is he has a gift for passing that knowledge and experience on to others.”
“I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the instructor.” Production Analyst, Matador Resources
“…Brian Musso kept my interest the entire time.”


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

Delivery Method & Other Course Information: Online, take-at-your-own-pace program. There are 14 chapters and approximately 11 hours of content. The included 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.

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