This course trains the student in the technology of pressure pumping operations as used by the Appalachian petroleum industry for cementing and well stimulation. The course covers equipment and techniques commonly used for cementing and reservoir stimulations. The course also debunks popular but erroneous myths about well stimulations.
This course trains the student in well logging and log interpretation. It also covers maps derived from logging data. The course will use examples of well logs from the northern and southern Appalachian Basin.
This advanced internship builds upon the PTRM 1120 student practicum for the purpose of gaining experience while working as a temporary employee of a company in the petroleum industry. The student must satisfactorily work a minimum of 320 hours to qualify for two credit hours towards the AAS Degree in Petroleum Technology.
This course trains students in the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic systems applicable to the drilling, production, and services industries. Topics such as compressors, actuators, valves, accumulators, filters, air treatment, standard symbols, pumps, basic gas laws of pressure and temperature will be covered as well as the physics and forces in applications. Upon completion, the students will have understanding of gas and oil applications including.
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Applications for Petroleum with Lab
This course introduces the student to the geological theory and science of the Appalachian Basin which not only is the birthplace of the world’s commercial petroleum industry but possibly the most significant source of natural gas and oil in the US for the 21st century. The northern Appalachian Basin covers all or parts of the states of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland.
This course trains students in the fundamentals of electrical, analog, and digital theory and applications used in the petroleum industry. Topics include DC and AC circuit analysis, electromagnetism and analog circuits that are converted to digital inputs. The course gives an introduction to basic applications of digital electronics while continuing an introduction to basic concepts of circuits and systems.
Electrical, Analog and Digital Applications for Petroleum with Lab
This course trains the student in use of orifice measurement to meter gas with applications for field production and operations that are further downstream. The course examines gas laws applicable to measure, orifice measurement hardware, maintenance, and ways to avoid inaccurate results. This two credit hour class has one lecture and three lab hour per week during a semester or the same total number of hours for a condensed format.
This course trains the student in the tasks, methods, and procedures commonly used in well control for drilling, workover, and completion operations. The course covers the behavior of various types of drilling fluid and kicks encountered in well control. It particularly focuses on gas kicks and application of the general gas laws to well control. The course includes balanced, overbalanced, and underbalanced drill and is applicable to liquid based drilling fluids as well as air drilling. Included in this course is a lab using an IADC-approved computerized drilling simulator.
This course trains the student in the application of the science of chemistry to upstream oil and gas operations. Persons taking the course learn the critical role that chemistry plays in all aspects of the production, drilling and services industries.