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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
Dec 05, 2022 to Jan 08, 2023
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $235.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 14, 2022 to Dec 13, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 14, 2022 to Dec 13, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Dec 14, 2022 to Dec 28, 2022
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
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 06, 2023 to Apr 09, 2023
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $235.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 14, 2022 to Mar 14, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 14, 2022 to Mar 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 15, 2023 to Mar 29, 2023
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
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 05, 2023 to Jul 09, 2023
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $235.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 14, 2022 to Jun 13, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 14, 2022 to Jun 13, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 14, 2023 to Jun 28, 2023
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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