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Basic Principles of Petroleum


This course is designed for students who require a basic understanding of the petroleum industry to perform their jobs. It provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of upstream and downstream activities. Students will learn how hydrocarbon deposits are formed, explored for, and produced. Next, students will learn how crude oil and gas are converted from a raw material to finished product and delivered to markets, or traded worldwide, as a commodity.


  • Geology of Petroleum
  • Exploration for Oil and Gas
  • Drilling Operations Basics
  • Production of Oil and Gas
  • Petroleum Refining Process
  • Transportation, Distribution and Delivery of Oil and Gas
  • Marketing Petroleum Products

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