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Introduction to Petroleum and Overview of Drilling Systems e-Course

Helps you understand the basics of where petroleum comes from, history of drilling for oil and transporting it, and how crude oil is transformed into valuable products. Learn about some of the major forces driving the oil market, and an overview of the major petroleum industry sectors. Also includes learning about key systems involved in drilling: hoisting, rotating, circulating, power systems, and blowout prevention.
Students will receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units and a Completion Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin.

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This course includes the following modules (Click on each title to view a demo of each):

  • Introduction to Petroleum
  • Overview of Drilling Systems

    Estimated completion time 1.5 to 2.25 hours.

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    Catalog No. 97.C0310 - $99.00 for 6 months


    Continuing Education at UT for 100 years

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