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. 

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.

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, to both US and international government officials, on various subjects.

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.