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Petroleum Production Technology (PTLO)

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 processing industries.

PTLO 104 | INDUSTRIAL SAFETY  (2 Credits)
An overview course for workers of federal/state regulations and guidelines. The OSHA 10 and H2S Safety curricula will be offered online, the First Aid/CPR curricula will be offered through the existing HPER 210 First Aid & CPR course, and the remaining curricula will be covered in class (confined space entry, emergency action plans, lock-out tag -out, and other safety related topics).    

PTLO 120 | RECOVERY & PRODUCTION METHODS  (4 Credits)
Petroleum recovery and production methods associated in the oil & gas industry. 

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 122 | DRILLING & RECLAMATION  (3 Credits)
A study of practices and procedures for drilling operations (vertical, directional, and horizontal drilling). State & federal regulations, well site construction, types of drilling rigs, rig equipment, measurement while drilling (MWD), casing installation and cementing, fishing, and proper procedures to successfully drill a well are discussed. Students will study fundamental operations in the drilling industry; identify the major systems and equipment of a drilling rig; describe specific down-hole problems; and explain solutions. Instruction in volume calculations, hydrostatic pressures, formation pressures, and problems in down-hole drilling operations. Students will also study all phases of reclamation, from the planning phase (state/federal/landowner, requirements/regulations/relations), through the construction, drilling, completion, production, and finally plugging and abandoning phases.

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. & TROUBLESHOOTING  (4 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.