The Bachelor Degree program offers upper-level courses in oil production, drilling practices, human resources and safety in addition to the technical and supervisory courses on the oil and gas industry’s equipment, practices, problems and computations that are required for the associate degree.
The program includes courses that focus on:
- drilling equipment and practices,
- artificial lift methods,
- human resources management,
- multicultural communication,
- safety and control systems,
- service and repair problems of land and offshore oil and gas wells,
- well control,
- standards established by governmental regulatory agencies,
- safety and health program planning and
- accident prevention.
Petroleum Services Bachelor Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the following competencies directly related to the oil and gas industry and beyond:
I. Interpret and apply federal and state regulations, industry consensus standards and best practices pertaining to the oil and gas industry or operation using appropriate references (e.g., world wide web; industry software; and API references) to acquire necessary data.
II. Explain the three main business segments that include upstream, midstream and downstream operations in the energy industry.
III. Formulate plans and strategies to locate petroleum deposits through the use of contemporary geophysical reservoir techniques.
IV. Design well bore plans, drilling methods that include drilling fluid specifications to control bottom hole pressures and maintain well integrity.
V. Select well completion techniques that includes cementing and other down hole methods to produce at targeted pay zones.
VI. Troubleshoot and solve problems relating to lost circulation, high pressure zones, fishing operations, and coring operations used during well drilling and completion.
VII. Design methods of secondary recovery using artificial lift and water flood application for enhanced oil recovery.
VIII. Complete technical reports and government compliance records relating to production and drilling operations.
IX. Design and evaluate well intervention techniques using industry simulation software to control flow, pressure, temperature and other variables involved in safe and environmentally complaint practices.
X. Design and conduct audits of safety management systems pertaining to the petroleum industry.
XI. Demonstrate leadership ability to be able to effectively work in interact in a team environment involving company initiatives.
XII. Design and conduct industry required operations, along with health, safety and environmental training using effective adult learning techniques.