Course Description

In this course, you will explore the history of unconventional gas exploration and the development of the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and shale gas industry. You'll gain a deep understanding of the geology of these reservoirs as well as drilling and completion practices as you discover the projected future development of unconventional gas and regulatory and environmental considerations.

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Learner Outcomes

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

  • describe the exploration, drilling and production of CBM and shale gas
  • describe the types of unconventional gas
  • describe coal geology
  • discuss drilling and completion methods for CBM and shale gas
  • discuss environmental and regulatory considerations and future development.


This program was made possible by funding from the Government of Alberta.
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Section Title
Upstream - Unconventional Gas
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Aug 12, 2024 to Oct 06, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $370.00
Required Software
Internet Access
Reading List / Textbook

Course Materials:

All required course materials are included in tuition fees.

Section Notes
There are no prerequisites for this course. 
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