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Petroleum Production Technology

PTLO 101 | Introduction to Petroleum Industry  (2 Credits)
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 process ingindustries.

PTLO 120 | Recovery & Production Methods  (4 Credits)
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 Credits)
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 Credits)
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 Maint. and Troubleshooting  (3 Credits)
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 Credits)
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.