PTRT 1301
Introduction to Petroleum

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. An introduction to the various aspects of petroleum industry including equipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and the various scientific principles.
    2. Addresses a variety of petroleum technologies: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and chemical processing industries.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the concepts of exploration, production, refining, marketing, and transportation.
    2. Describe the terms and phrases associated with the petroleum industry.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Complete course assignments / quizzes
    2. Lab participation
    3. Attendance
    4. Test(s)
    5. Final exam
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Fundamentals of Petroleum, 5th ed. PETEX Publication ISBN: 0-88698-231-6
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates
    1. Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Disclaimer: Schedule, content and grading percentages are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
  7. Grading
    Course homework/quizzes 35%
    Lab participation 35% (10% attendance)
    Test 15%
    Final Exam 15%
  8. Weekly Schedule (Contents subject to change)

Introduction

Introduction:  The Demand For Oil

Chapter 1

Chapter 1.1 Petroleum Geology

 

Chapter 1.2  Petroleum Exploration

 

Chapter  1.2 Continued

 

Chapter 1.3 Mineral Rights and Leasing

 

Test 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 2.1 Drilling Operations

 

Chapter 2.1 Land Rigs

 

Chapter 2.1 OffShore Rigs

 

Test 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 3.1 Production practices

 

Chapter 3.2 Remote Production

 

Chapter 4.1 Transportation

 

Chapter 4.1 Refining and Processing

 

Chapter 5.2 Environmental, Health and Safety Concerns

 

Final

                                     
                                      

 

Last Modified: August 29, 2016