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Petroleum Production Technology Courses

Petroleum Production Technology


TECH 103              Direct and Alternating Current Circuit Analysis                                                                           4

Fundamentals of direct current circuit and alternating current circuit operations including a study of Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. Investigate series, parallel and series/parallel resistive networks, transformers, circuit resonance, phasors, and capacitive/inductive circuit analysis techniques. Power distribution, metering, loading, and electricity for industry topics will be introduced.                    

TECH 104              Industrial Safety                                                                                                                                 2

An overview course for petroleum and industrial workers of federal/state regulations and guidelines which require OSHA certification safety training. Topics include the 29 CFR 1910, 1926 standards such as confined space entry, emergency action plans, lockout/tagout, as well as H2S respiratory, medic first aid, and other safety related topics. Completers will receive OSHA-10 certification.                  

TECH 105              Digital Logic and Circuit Analysis                                                                                                  4

An entry level course in digital electronics to include analysis of numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, clocking and timing circuits reinforced with laboratory exercises. Basic encoding, decoding, controlling, multiplexing and de-multiplexing will be covered. Troubleshooting techniques of various digital circuits using schematic diagrams will be introduced.                     

TECH 143              Programmable Logic Controller Fundamentals                                                                        4

An entry level course in industrial programmable logic controllers to include analysis of ladder logic diagrams, programming, Boolean operations, timers, counters, and I/O interface reinforced with laboratory exercises. Basic control applications and fail safe operations will be covered. Troubleshooting techniques of various programs and circuits using schematic diagrams will be introduced.              

TECH 200              Process Control & Instrumentation                                                                                               3

An advanced course of study in the application, properties, function, and control of an industrial process. Various processes will be analyzed including liquid level, flow rate, and pressure. Troubleshooting, wiring, and schematic reading skills will be gained through hands-on experimentation. PID and PLC control concept will be covered. Open and closed loop processes will be covered.                         

TECH 210              SCADA Fundamentals                                                                                                                      2

An overview study of the various aspects of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) found in industry including; equipment, systems, methods of communication, operations, security, and control techniques. The application of SCADA technologies in: the oil and gas industry, power generation and transmission grid, water and waste water treatment, and chemical processing industries will be investigated. Trends in SCADA will be discussed.
TECH 220              Control System installation and Troubleshooting                                                                       4

Various industrial process, electro-mechanical, and pneumatic system control; software and hardware installation protocols will be explored.  Bringing a system up to specification and system testing of PLC based control applications. Troubleshoot systems using test equipment, schematics, diagrams, and manuals.                 

TECH 222              Networks and Wiring                                                                                                                          2

An overview study of the various computer networks, protocols, systems, and communication/control techniques found in industry including; Ethernet, TCP/IP, Modbus, DeviceNet and others. Computers and PLC systems will be interfaced and communication protocols followed to establish control link. Students will also solder wires, build harnesses and make physical connections via multi-wire cable, coax cable, and CAT5 cable. Switches, routers and other network hardware will be discussed.

PTLO 101              Introduction to Petroleum Industry                                                                                                    2

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.

PTLO 120              Recovery & Production Methods                                                                                                      4

Petroleum recovery and production methods associated in the oil & gas industry. Students will be expected to describe natural reservoir drive mechanisms, and artificial lift methods; identify the components of lift surface systems; identify factors used to select lift methods; and describe basic recovery methods.

PTLO 121              Production Field Technology                                                                                                            4

Students will study producing natural resources (oil & gas) from newly drilled and existing well locations to include, minimum surface equipment operations, well-head design, common field terminologies, pressure gauges, location and fluid flow layout, proper use of hand tools and equipment safety devices.

PTLO 130              Oil Field Hydraulics                                                                                                                             4

This course will cover hydraulics applicable to drilling, completion, and production. Emphasis on hydraulic control of equipment to include directional control valves, motors, cylinders and system control when using various hydraulic components. Students will understand the application of hydraulic systems associated with work-over systems and equipment.

PTLO 203              Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting                                                                          3

Students will learn skills, techniques and procedures to properly perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting on surface production equipment.  
PTLO 244              Special Topics in Petroleum                                                                                                            3  

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.