Fundamentals of Petroleum Production Operations

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Fundamentals of Petroleum Production Operations
2.0 credits LSOP-111: Production Field Tech
Students will study producing natural resources (oil and gas), from newly drilled and existing well locations to include: minimum surface equipment operations, wellhead design, common field terminologies, pressure gauges, location and fluid flow layout, proper use of hand tools, and equipment safety devices. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095, ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-113: Surface Equipment P & M
Students will learn skills, techniques and procedures to properly perform routine preventative maintenance on surface production equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and MATH-095 or appropriate English and Math Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-114: Wellhead Operation & Design
To provide students with techniques and procedures to correctly identify different wellhead designs and preventative maintenance routines. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Math-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits LSOP-181: Professional Field Experience I
This course allows students to observe tasks being performed in an actual field location environment, including documentation of oil and gas and operating production equipment from the well head to the sales line. This will include observing field technicians, doing basic field and office operations. Completion will introduce students to normal operating conditions for high pressure and low pressure gas wells in preparation for participation in LSOP 281.
Prerequisites: Take LSOP-111, LSOP-113, SAFE-114, SAFE-139, COSC-125 OR COSC-137.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-201: Basic Oil Measurement & Gauging
Students will study Basic methods for gauging and correctly documenting Hydrocarbon or oil tanks, inclusive of State and Federal regulatory requirements. This will include producing natural resources (oil) from newly drilled and exiting well locations. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-202: Basic Field Gas Measurement
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of gas measurement. Includes dry flow meters and remote telecommunication units (RTU's). Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-203: Intro to Wireline & Swab Techniques
Students will be introduced to wireline benefits and experience an introduction to swabbing techniques. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-205: Beam Lift & Chemical Pump
An introduction to beam lift systems design and operation. Operation and usage of chemical injection pump. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-206: Reduced Production Rates
Introduce the student to the causes and prevention of unexpected reduced production rates. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-207: Intro Plunger Lift
An introduction of plunger lift systems and operation. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-226: Adv Separator Valve Training II
Students will receive comprehensive training involving the repairing and operation of separator and other common surface equipment valves and used in the oil and gas industry. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
0.5 credits LSOP-230: Theory of Line Locating
Students will receive basic theory training in theory of line locating inclusive of buried utility lines and well location flow lines in partnership with industry. PowerPoint presentation, lecture and minimal equipment training. Students will be required to understand and retain information provided by Lecture and PowerPoint presentation and be able to walk long distances inclusive of steep inclines. Also must be able to perform basic math functions. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
9.0 credits LSOP-281: Professional Field Experience II
This course allows students to participate in a professional field environment, including making adjustments to surface equipment, managing natural gas flow pressures and learning the general production operations from the well head to the sales line. This will include working with field technicians and undertaking the following: turning on shut-in wells, gauging tanks, lighting burners on separators and dehydrators, and operating laptop computers to document daily activities. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 9.0 credits LSOP-299: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

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