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Petroleum Fundamentals

3.3 CEUs, 35 CPEs for TX Accountants (no prerequisites required), 24 CEs for TDI Licensees, 27 CEs for TX Landmen

Covers the basics of petroleum, starting with industry terminology, geology, exploration, and leasing. Reviews drilling, production, transportation, equipment usage, and operating procedures upstream, midstream, and downstream. Addresses safety, economics and regulatory concerns.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Petroleum geology and exploration
  • Aspects of leasing
  • Drilling rig components and personnel
  • Routine and non-routine drilling operations
  • Well control
  • Production operations
  • Petroleum transportation offshore and onshore
  • Refining and processing
  • Macroeconomic outlook of the upstream oil and gas business
  • Recommended For

  • New employees
  • Attorneys
  • Insurance, finance, accounting, and administrative personnel
  • Anyone who needs a fundamental overview of the petroleum industry.
  • Recommended book: A Dictionary for the Oil and Gas Industry, 2nd Edition

  • Included with Course

  • Catered lunch daily; beverages and snacks provided
  • Industry field trip
  • Course materials including instructor presentations
  • Publication: Fundamentals of Petroleum, 5th Edition
  • Course also available in a customized condensed version for on-site training.

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    • Feb 26, 2018–Mar 2, 2018 - Instructor-Led Class in Houston
    • Jun 11, 2018–Jun 15, 2018 - Instructor-Led Class in Houston
    • Nov 5, 2018–Nov 9, 2018 - Instructor-Led Class in Houston

    Cost: $2,695


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