This course trains the student in considerations that go into designing a well completion. The course cover the following topics: choices for casing program design, how best to access the petroleum reservoir(s), stimulating the reservoir(s), and the eventual means of artificial lift.
Well Completions Design and Operations with Hands-on Lab
This course equips students with crucial habits necessary to be successful and effective communicators and team players not only in their technical profession but in their personal life as well. Although this course uses many illustrations from the Petroleum Industry, the principles and concepts are applicable to other difficult technical industries. Role-playing scenarios simulate real industry environments such as a drilling location, a production location, and a well servicing location.
Soft Skills/Leadership Skills for Technical Professions
A summer internship is a 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 the student in the operation of sucker rod pumping (SRP), also called beam pumping, for the purpose of extracting liquids from oil, gas, and/or water wells. The course examines the various options associated with SRP as well as methods to minimize operational issues. SRP is the most common form of artificial lift accounting for 85 percent of the wells in Appalachia and the rest of the world.
This course trains the student in the operation and troubleshooting of Free Plunger Lift (FPL) wells. Persons taking the course learn the proper application of FPL technology, applications of differing types of plungers to meet well conditions, and how to limit plunger arrival failures. In addition students learn the terminology and function of FPL components as well as basic calculations associated with FPL.
This course trains the student in the tasks, methods, and procedures commonly used in drilling for oil and gas in the Appalachian Basin. It covers fluid and air drilling. Fluid drilling includes water, oil, and synthetic based fluid systems. Topics addressed in the course include hoisting, circulating, and rotating systems, and considerations for safely operating those systems. The course also covers events associated with routine drilling as well as special operations.
This course trains the student in proper and safe ways to use lifting equipment and rigging hardware in the handling of machinery, supplies, and loads. This course uses the Crosby Rigging Training Manual. Students receive the Crosby Rigging Certification for Land-Based Oil and Gas Applications upon successful completion of the class. The course trains students in load handling applications that would be appropriate when using hoists, rig-up trucks, cranes, forklifts, manlifts/aerial platform lifts and standard gin-pole trucks.
This course covers standard First Aid/CPR with specific topics applicable to the upstream gas and oil industry including how to handle amputations, impalement, eye injuries, severe burns, and snake and animal bites as well as insect stings and bites. In this training, students also learn basic first aid skills such as checking the airway, breathing, and circulation; recognizing and treating illnesses; controlling bleeding through the use of dressings, compression, and pressure points; the use of PPE; and the problem of blood-borne pathogens.
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.
This course covers a foundational overview of best industry practices and guidelines for health, safety, and environmental issues facing the petroleum industry. Students will gain practical knowledge in a variety of topics to help them stay healthy, keep safe and protect the environment to allow them longevity in the petroleum industry. Hazard recognition is the study of OSHA standards and regulations as applicable to the oil and gas industry.
Health Safety and Environment - Hazard Recognition