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Course Description

This course gives you an overview of exploration and drilling as you understand how companies know where to look for petroleum deposits. You'll learn about exploration techniques that lead to prospective areas for oil and gas. You'll also learn how these resources are accessed including the drilling equipment and procedures involved as well as the components and techniques needed to safely drill a well.

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Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe exploration and drilling for petroleum deposits
  • discuss the origins of petroleum deposits
  • describe exploration techniques
  • discuss land survey systems
  • describe drilling equipment and operations.

Notes

This program was made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.
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Section Title
Upstream - Exploration and Drilling
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 04, 2024 to Apr 07, 2024
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $235.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
May 19, 2023 to Mar 12, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
May 19, 2023 to Mar 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 13, 2024 to Mar 27, 2024
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Section Title
Upstream - Exploration and Drilling
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 03, 2024 to Jul 07, 2024
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $235.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 19, 2023 to Jun 11, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
May 19, 2023 to Jun 11, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 12, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course. 

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