Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers Online Course

This course is designed to provide nontechnical support personnel an overview of the exploration and production process.  The goal of the course is to arm participants with the terminology associated with petroleum engineering procedures and practices, which will increase understanding and facilitate communication between them and the engineers and geologists with whom they work.  Approximately 11 hours of content, including quizzes, exercises, and additional videos, make up this “at your own pace,” on-line class.  Upon completion of the course, each participant will be sent a certificate showing the earned 11 PDH credits and 1.1 CEU credits.

Course Outline

·     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

Prerequisites:  None.

Advanced Preparation:   None.

Program Level:    Beginner


Who Should Attend:  Any non-technical employee working or interested in the Oil and Gas Industry.  This includes accountants, managers, attorneys, administrative support, human resources personnel, landmen, computer programmers, draftsmen, engineers and geophysicists without geological training.


Delivery Method:  On-Line.  In total, the course has about 11 hours of recorded lecture and videos that reinforce the material.  In addition, there are 8 quizzes inserted throughout the course, as well as several engaging exercises.

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

Registration:  This course is available for individual online registration on our website.  You can request a quote for in company offerings by clicking the “Request a Quote” button or email marie-boyd@utulsa.edu for individual registration.

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Refunds and Cancellations:  No refunds will be granted once the course has been paid for and the login information has been sent to the participant(s).  For more information regarding refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 918-631-3088.