Petroleum Technology

An introduction to the various aspects of petroleum industry including equipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and the various scientific principles. Addresses a variety of petroleum technologies: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and chemical processing industries.

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A study of practices and procedures that are involved in drilling operations. Topics on rig equipment, casing design, fishing, and proper procedures to successfully drill a well are discussed.

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Petroleum recovery and production methods.

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An overview of natural gas processing operations. Topics include fundamentals of gas processing, the scientific principles and how they apply to the process, processing equipment, and procedures.

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Study of instruments, instrument systems, terminology, process variables, and control coops as used in a petroleum environment.

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Drilling and wellbore analysis data to develop a well completion plan.

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Computer applications used in the petroleum industry. Includes the automation of open and closed loop systems.

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Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

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Last updated: 02/19/2019