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Petroleum Overview - PTOV 126

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Course Description

This comprehensive course introduces you to the basics of the petroleum industry. Using non-technical language the concepts of oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and petroleum refining are explored. The course covers the fundamental principles and technologies used by petroleum geologists, geophysicists, drillers, reservoir and production engineers in the search of hydrocarbons.

Upon completion you will emerge with a general understanding of the oil and gas industry, its components, processes and technologies, and be able to relate their knowledge to the operations of petroleum production and service companies. You will also tour SAIT's state-of-the-art well site, a functioning oil and gas production facility on campus.

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