Petroleum Production Technology (PROD)

PROD 110. Fundamentals of the Petroleum Industry

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: SPRING
The course provides an overview of petroleum industry operations and how they are interrelated. The course covers petroleum geology, exploration, drilling and production. The course starts with the nature of gas and oil, where we find it, leasing land and contracts, the mechanics and techniques of drilling, testing and completing of a well, surface equipment, seperation, storage, measurement and sales.

PROD 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

PROD 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

PROD 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

PROD 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

PROD 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

PROD 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

PROD 220. Production Equipment

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: FALL
The course is designed to give an overview of basic petroleum industry equipment and how it is utilized in the process. The course will cover wellheads, pumping units, flowlines, 2 and 3 stage separators, heater treaters, stock tanks, central tank batteries, salt-water disposal, vapor recovery units, flaring, pig launchers and receivers and metering. The characteristics, design, operation, and interactions of various pieces of equipment will be addressed.

PROD 230. Well Services

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course will provides a basic overview of well completion, artificial lift, logging and testing, analyzing a well problem, service and workover equipment, fishing, sand cleanout, well stimulation and additional recovery methods. The course covers preparing the well for the workover, equipment used and different types of well servicing and workovers such as pulling rods, pumps, tubing, casing repair, well cleanout and swabbing. Different types of well stimulations used for improved production are discussed. Additional recovery techniques and benefits are covered.

PROD 240. Artificial Lift

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
The course will provide a basic overview of artificial lift that is used to improve production. The course reviews different types of artificial lift; rod pumps, progressing cavity pumps, gas lift, electrical submersible pumps, and hydraulic pumping systems.

PROD 250. Production Safety, Health & Environment

Credits: 4
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course focuses on safe work practices and environmental issues in the petroleum production industry. Among additional topics, the course covers emergency action plans, driving safety, personal protective equipment, control of hazardous energy, slips trips and falls, excavation/confined space, and common safety practices used in the industry. Health hazards and hazard communication are discussed relating to the petroleum production industry. Environmental regulations and concerns specific to the petroleum production industry such as spill prevention control and countermeasures are addressed.

PROD 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

PROD 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

PROD 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

PROD 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

PROD 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.