Petroleum Production Technology Courses
PTLO 101 Introduction to Petroleum Industry (2 Credits)
"An introduction to the various aspects of petroleum industry includingequipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and the various scientificprinciples. Addresses a variety of petroleum technologies: exploration,drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and chemical processingindustries.
PTLO 120 Recovery & Production Methods (4 Credits)
Petroleum recovery and production methods associated in the oil & gasindustry. Students will be expected to describe natural reservoir drivemechanisms, and artificial lift methods; identify the components of liftsurface systems; identify factors used to select lift methods; and describebasic recovery methods.
PTLO 121 Production Field Technology (4 Credits)
Students will study producing natural resources (oil & gas) from newlydrilled and existing well locations to include, minimum surface equipmentoperations, well-head design, common field terminologies, pressuregauges, location and fluid flow layout, proper use of hand tools andequipment safety devices.
PTLO 130 Oil Field Hydraulics (4 Credits)
This course will cover hydraulics applicable to drilling, completion, andproduction. Emphasis on hydraulic control of equipment to includedirectional control valves, motors, cylinders and system control when usingvarious hydraulic components. Students will understand the application ofhydraulic systems associated with work-over systems and equipment.
PTLO 203 Preventative Maint. and Troubleshooting (3 Credits)
Students will learn skills, techniques and procedures to properly performroutine maintenance and troubleshooting on surface production equipment.
PTLO 244 Special Topics in Petroleum (3 Credits)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation andrelevant to the professional development of the student. This course wasdesigned to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational needand business and industry trends.