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Practical Petroleum Geology Certificate Program

Practical Petroleum Geology, 2nd ed., is the ideal book for those wishing to gain a better understanding of geology and its importance in the petroleum industry. Now readers can test their knowledge using an assessment tool aimed at reinforcing material from the book.

The Certificate Program is a self-study course designed to teach key terms and concepts that are essential to the oil and gas industry. Topics include basic geologic concepts, sedimentation, petroleum accumulation, exploration, economics, monitoring the well, and field development.

When you purchase this program, you receive Practical Petroleum Geology (in print or e-book) and an online assessment that can be taken as an open-book test at your own pace. The assessment is made up of 215 questions and takes approximately 5 hours to complete after reading the book. If a passing score of 70% is not achieved, you may retake the assessment at no additional cost. Successful completion earns a Completion Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin–PETEX and 3.0 CEUs.

Distance Learning Certificate Programs FAQ

Recommended for all rig personnel, employees of oil companies, drilling crews (both on land and offshore), landmen, and those wanting to learn more about geology and basic geologic principles.

As part of the Certificate Program, the Online Assessment is available for 1 year when the printed book, e-book, or bundle is purchased. Access to our e-products is restricted to one licensed user. If you have a larger group that requires multiple licenses, please contact us directly about volume discounts.

Please note: All online material will be delivered during PETEX regular business hours, 8:00am-5:00pm CST(UTC -6).

Printed Book plus Online Assessment
Catalog No. 1.00220AP - $226.00 for 1 year assessment access

e-Book plus Online Assessment
Catalog No. 1.00220AE - $215.00 for 1 year assessment access


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