PTEC3301 Petroleum Fundamentals

Course Description

An introduction to petroleum industry technology, equipment usage, and operating procedures.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to: 

  • Explain in general terms how and where petroleum deposits are formed.
  • Define the elements that make up a productive and economic reservoir.
  • Describe the primary activities and equipment needed to drill and complete a well.
  • Distinguish between the various type of produced and marketed fluids.
  • List the methods of transportation of petroleum products.
  • Explain the process of petroleum production (upstream and downstream).
  • Identify the elements of a petroleum production company, whether independent or integrated major.