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Course Description

This course provides an overview of exploration and drilling. Learn how we know where to look for petroleum deposits and about exploration techniques that lead us to prospective areas for oil and gas. We will discuss how to access these resources, drilling equipment and procedures. The components and techniques to safely drill a well are also described.

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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
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Section Title
Upstream - Exploration and Drilling
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Feb 01, 2022 to Mar 07, 2022
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $225.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 11, 2021 to Feb 09, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 11, 2021 to Feb 09, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 10, 2022 to Feb 24, 2022
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook
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
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 07, 2022 to Apr 10, 2022
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $225.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 11, 2021 to Mar 15, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 11, 2021 to Mar 15, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 16, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook
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
Online Asynchronous
Dates
May 01, 2022 to Jun 04, 2022
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $225.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 11, 2021 to May 09, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 11, 2021 to May 09, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 10, 2022 to May 24, 2022
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course. 

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