CURRICULUM

Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Services

  • Exploration and Production Concentration (PSEP)
  • Safety Technology Concentration (PSST)
  • CLR – Computer Literacy Requirement
  • GER – General Education Requirement
  • OCR – Oral Communication Requirement
  • UR – University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR*COURSE NAMECOURSE NUMBERREQUIREMENTCREDIT HRS
1ENGL101GER3
1ENGL102GER3
1Freshman Seminar Course UR1
1MATH101GER3
1MATH Elective GER3
1PSET121 3
1PSET241 3
1PSET171 3
1Physical Sciences Elective**GER3
1Physical Sciences Elective**GER3
1SATC101 3
1Oral Communication Elective OCR3
2ENGL Literature Elective GER3
2HIST Elective GER3
2Humanities Elective GER3
2Biological Sciences Elective GER3
2Computer Literacy Elective CLR2
2PSET231 3
2PSET301 3
2SATC112 3
2SATC220 3
2SATC230 3
2SATC or PSET Elective  3
3Fine Arts Elective GER3
3Writing Intensive Elective300-level or aboveGER3
3Concentration CourseSee below 3
3Concentration CourseSee below 3
3Concentration CourseSee below 3
3SATC240 3
3SATC440 3
3SATC or PSET Elective300-level or above 3
3Approved Electives***300-level or above 3
4PSET305 3
4Concentration CourseSee below 3
4Concentration CourseSee below 3
4Concentration CourseSee below 3
4Concentration CourseSee below 3
4PSET401 3
4PSET452 3
4Social Sciences Elective GER3
4Social Sciences Elective GER3
 TOTAL HOURS  120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)
**Physical Sciences Electives (6 hours) must be in the same discipline. GEOL 101 and 203 are recommended for Petroleum Services majors.
***Electives can be from any 300- or 400-level physical or life science, technology, engineering, math, or business course.

Safety Technology Concentration (PSST)
SATC 325
SATC 375
SATC 380
SATC 385
SATC 420
SATC 450
SATC 480

Exploration and Production Concentration (PSEP)
PSET 310
PSET 331
PSET 371
PSET 381
PSET 384
PSET 431
PSET 477

COURSES

PETROLEUM SERVICES TECHNOLOGY (PSET 15.09)

PSET 100. Freshman Seminar for Petroleum Services Majors. 1-0-3. Open to Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management majors only. Designed to aid students in handling rotational work schedules and adjusting to university life. This Includes petroleum and safety career opportunities. (Satisfies university freshman seminar requirement.) (15.0903)

PSET 121. Petroleum Computational Methods. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: MATH 101.  Create charts, graphs, and tables using computational software with emphasis on algebra, geometry and trigonometry to solve applied problems in the petroleum industry. (15.0903)

PSET 171. Well Drilling. 3-3-0. Introduction to well drilling equipment, processes and types of well drilling operations on land, offshore and deep-water developments.  (15.0903)

PSET 231. Gas Production. 3-3-0. The equipment, instrumentation and problems involved in the controlling, treating, measuring, and testing of natural gas. (15.0903)

PSET 241. Oil Production. 3-3-0. Mechanical, hydraulic, and other methods to control problems associated with free flowing and artificially lifted well fluids. Emphasis on subsea equipment, operations and Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) deep-water vessel operations. (15.0903)

PSET 290. Special Problems. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.  Introduction to research methods under faculty supervision. Emphasis on defining research problems, literature review, collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data. For PETSM majors. May repeat once for credit if selected research topic differs. (15.0903)

PSET 295. Petroleum Seminar Capstone. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head for graduating students in the Petroleum Services Associate of Science. Analysis and synthesis of knowledge and skills obtained in their studies relative to a career in upstream oil and gas industry. Course requires a summative portfolio and formal competency assessment. (15.0999)

PSET 301. Human Resources Utilization in the Petroleum Industry. 3-3-0. Concepts and principles of management and communication as they relate to the utilization of human resources within the petroleum industry. (15.0999)

PSET 302. Intercultural Communications. 3-3-0. Dimensions of cultural variability and psychocultural factors which help explain differences in communication across cultures. Emphasis is also on skill-building in intercultural communications, with culture-specific attention to those cultures with which petroleum services graduates are likely to interact in international oil markets. (15.0999)

PSET 305. Economics of the Petroleum Industry. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: PSET 121. Concepts of economics as applied to the petroleum industry. (15.0999)

PSET 310. Safety and Control Systems. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 121 and PSET 231. Pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical control, and safety systems with embedded course lab exercises. (15.0903)

PSET 330. Oral and Written Communications Applied to the Petroleum Industry Offshore Division. 3-3-0. Explores the use of language as a tool of management and subordinates in the petroleum service industry, especially in the off-shore division. Students focus on the vertical and lateral internal flow of communication through verbal interaction and written reports which are generated in for small group discussions, meetings, conferences, and research. (15.0903)

PSET 331. Methods of Artificial Lift. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 121 and PSET 231. Artificial lift methods employed in the extraction of well bore fluids. Includes gas lift, hydraulic, electrical and rod pumping design, installation, and operation. (15.0903)

PSET 371. Drilling Fluids. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 121 and PSET 171. Nature and control of drilling fluids as applied to drilling practices with embedded course lab exercises. (15.0903)

PSET 381. Well Completion, Service and Workover. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 121 and PSET 171. Well completion practices including safety devices, fracking, sand, and horizontal control. Emphasis on operations of service and repair of oil and gas wells using rigs, wireline, coil tubing, and snubbing technologies. (15.0903)

PSET 384. Well Control. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 371. Factors leading to well kicks, methods of controlling these factors: the equipment and procedures used to control kicks with embedded course lab exercises. (15.0903)

PSET 401. Cooperative Work Experience. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Supervised industrial work experience, externship or internship related to academic studies. Students must arrange an externship or internship prior to enrolling. (15.0903)

PSET 402. Cooperative Work Experience. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Supervised industrial work experience, externship or internship related to academic studies. Students must arrange an externship or internship prior to enrolling. May be repeated once for credit if selected work plan differs. (15.0903)

PSET 431. Rock and Fluid Properties. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 121, 231 and 241. Directed study of chemical, physical and behavioral properties of hydrocarbon and other fluids in the reservoir and reservoir rock properties. Includes embedded labs. (15.0903)

PSET 452. Senior Seminar & Research Methods. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head for PETSM graduating seniors. Research of approved topic under faculty supervision. Emphasis on developing a hypothesis, designing path of investigation, collecting and analyzing data, writing a research report and making a formal presentation. Course includes formal competency assessment of program goals. (15.0903)

PSET 477. Well Evaluation, Methods, and Procedures. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: PSET 121 and PSET 171. Equipment methods and procedures used to evaluate the wellbore and the productivity of production wells. (15.0903)

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY (SATC 15.07)

SATC 101. Governmental Regulatory Agencies. 3-3-0. Fundamentals of the regulatory rulemaking process, standards of machines, equipment, material, employees, power sources, as established by Occupational Safety and Health Act, Bureau of Safety Environmental Enforcement, United States Coast Guard, Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and Environmental Protection Agency. (15.0701)

SATC 112. Loss Control. 3-3-0. Accident prevention with emphasis on risk identification, risk assessment, controls, auditing and program management.  Includes reporting, recordkeeping, investigation, worker compensation, cost factors and remedial factors. (15.0701)

SATC 220. Safety, Health & Environmental Training. 3-3-0. Design, development, delivery and management of safety, health and environmental management training programs.  Emphasis on adult learning principles, learning objectives, lesson plans, skills in conducting group meetings, organizing and presenting technical information and human communications. (15.0701)

SATC 230. Drug Abuse in Industry. 3-3-0. History, scope, and effect of alcohol and drug laws and regulationrelated workforce problems. Scope and cost of these problems with signs, causal theories, and treatment as related to company programs. Roles of supervisors and management of workplace DOT and non-DOT Drug and Alcohol testing programs are explored. (15.0701)

SATC 240. Marine Accident Prevention. 3-3-0. Accident prevention as related to the maritime aspect of the petroleum industry. Emphasis on domestic and international jurisdictions governing safety and environmental management and marine operations. (15.0701)

SATC 290. Special Problems. 3-3-0. Permission of department head.  Introduction to research methods with selected problem under faculty supervision. Emphasis on defining research problems, literature review and collecting, analyzing, recording, and interpreting data. For PETSM majors. May be repeated once for credit if selected research problem differs. (15.0701)

SATC 295. Safety Seminar Capstone. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head for graduating students in Safety Technology Associate of Science. Emphasis on preparation for professional licensure and certification.  Course includes formal competency assessment of program goals. (15.0701)

SATC 325. Disaster Management and Recovery. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Concepts and principles of risk assessment and mitigation, emergency planning, response and recovery to man-made and natural disasters including hazardous materials releases, civil disturbances, mass casualty disasters, flooding and hurricanes. Topics include Incident Command Systems (ICS), mutual aid, training, preparedness and communications. (15.0701)

SATC 350. Industrial Safety. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Protective equipment, housekeeping, fire protection, machine control. Emphasis on accident-prevention factors related to the petroleum industry. Includes drilling, production, crane operations, and transportation. (15.0701)

SATC 375. Industrial Hygiene. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Industrial hygiene practices, engineering controls and medical surveillance programs for petroleum occupational exposures. Course includes embedded lab exercises for exposure sampling procedures and strategies for determination of occupational exposure limits. (15.0701)

SATC 380. Ergonomics. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Ergonomics principles and applications of the science involving human capacities and limitations to the design of workplaces, jobs, tasks, tools, equipment, and the environment. Emphasis on cumulative trauma, disorders, defining, ergonomics, analysis of ergonomic risk factors in the workplace and designing engineering and administrative control strategies with embedded course lab exercises. (15.0701)

SATC 385. Hazardous Materials Management. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Management practices, standards, regulations and permitting for hazardous waste handling, transportation, storage, cleanup and disposal activities. Special emphasis on emergency responder safety management practices. (15.0701)

SATC 420. Management Systems. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Analysis and application of standards criteria, methodologies, and continuous improvement practices involving ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ISO (International Standards Organization) environmental, safety and health and quality control management systems applicable to the global petroleum exploration and production industry. (15.0701)

SATC 440. Environmental Technology. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Environmental monitoring and assessment of source pollutants applicable to safe and environmental-friendly petroleum exploration and production with embedded course lab exercises. Emphasis on water and air environmental permit management. (15.0701)

SATC 450. OSHA I. General Industry Safety. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. General industry safety and health standards as required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students may obtain the OSHA 10 Hour – General Industry Student Course Completion Card subject to OSHA Outreach Training program rules and PETSM department guidelines. (15.0701)

SATC 480. OSHA II. Construction Safety. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: SATC 101. Construction industry safety and health standards as required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students may obtain the OSHA 10 Hour – Construction Student Course Completion Card subject to OSHA Outreach Program rules and PETSM department guidelines. (15.0701)