University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
HYDRAULIC FRACING
 

Subject: PET

Course Number : 0208

Course Title:  Hydraulic Fracing

Course Description:

 

The prime goal of Hydraulic fracturing course is to provide information on how fracturing technology works, how this technology stimulates the production of oil and natural gas, and how it impacts environment both inland and offshore operations. Typically, fluids are injected underground at high pressures, the formations fracture, and the oil or gas flows more freely out of the formation. Engineers design a fracturing operation based on the unique characteristics of the formation and reservoir characteristics.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  PET 0101

Course Level: lower level