PTRT 1312
Petroleum Regulations

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Regulatory requirements and structures associated with the petroleum industry.
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify selected state and federal regulations associated with the petroleum industry.
    2. Describe appropriate responses to these selected state and federal regulations.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Homework
    2. Test(s)
    3. Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: None, will use online resources   
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule:
    1. Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
WEEK 1 Introduction to oil and gas regulations in Texas
WEEK 2 Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)
WEEK 3 RRC (continued)
WEEK 4 Texas commission on Environmental Quality ( TCEQ)
WEEK 5 Test 1
WEEK 6 Introduction to Environmental Protection Agency
WEEK 7 Oil Spill and Hazardous Substance Releases
WEEK 8 Oil Spill Prevention Compliance Monitoring
WEEK 9 Hydraulic Fracturing (EPA)
Week 10 Test 2
WEEK 11 Storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gases
WEEK 13 Offshore regulations
WEEK 14 Foreign policies
WEEK 15 Pre-final weeks
WEEK 16 Final


Class/Lab Assignments


Open Note Exams


Final Exam




Last Modified: August 19, 2015