Production Technology with Hands-on Lab

This course trains the student in tasks, methods, and procedures commonly used in the production of oil and gas in the Appalachian Basin. Major topics included in this course includes two, three, and four phase flow, production surface equipment, artificial lift, gauging tanks, thieving tanks, preparing oil to be run, gas dehydration, and gas measurement. The course also includes wellhead construction, and skills needed to use pipe cutters, threaders, tongs, and wrenches. Also included in the course is the maintenance of stuffing boxes, compressors, packing glands, and chemical injection systems.