WHY STUDY PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY?
You’ll be part of a program that is unique to our part of the country. There are only a few petroleum technology programs in the northeast. You’ll gain an understanding of the petroleum industry, environmental and safety regulations, monitoring systems, the physics and mechanics of drilling and processing, and the chemistry and geology of hydrocarbons.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You’ll also take part in hands-on exercises and visit local gas and oil wells as well as area refineries.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY?
With your two-year pet tech degree, you’ll be qualified for positions -- with competitive salaries -- such as hydrocarbon data analyst, wireline operator, environmental technician, geology technician or Global Information Systems technician.
- Completions Technician
- Control Center Operator
- Field Service Technician
- Wireline Technician
- Junior Geologist
- Fracking Technician
- Well Services Technician
- Drill Site Manager
- Operations Technician
- Well Control Technician
- State and Federal Government
- Private Companies
- Environmental Agencies
PET 0206Drilling And Completion 2
This course continues where PET 0106 "Drilling and Completion I" ended. Topics that will be covered include the following: production and stimulation casings and liners, down hole instrumentation (valves, packers, joints, shoes), perforation and stimulation basics, completion fluids (formulation and hydraulics), formation fracture mechanics, advanced well head design, and production and transportation considerations (on site processes).Prerequisites: PET 106
PET 0103Petroleum Geology And Geophysics
This course delves into the intricate world of petroleum geology and petroleum exploration (geophysics). Throughout the class students will learn about reservoir and source rocks, what caprock is and what role it plays within a sedimentary basin. Aspects of sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis will be broadly discussed. In order to find hydrocarbons underground, and to describe the rocks in which it occurs this class will tackle the wonderful world of geophysics. Using physical properties of the rocks recorded by electronic devices the history of hydrocarbons, and under which conditions it formed, can be understood. Prerequisites: GEOL 0101 and PET 0101.
PET 0208Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery
This course provides an understanding of the enhanced hydrocarbon recovery methods used to produce fluids from old, low pressure, nearly depleted oil and gas wells. In class the latest procedures, practices, and equipment used in hydraulic fracturing and artificial lift operations will be discussed. Both surface and downhole mechanical components, and operational issues associated with enhanced recovery methods will be analyzed using traditional calculations and computer simulations. Perforation technology, rock fracturing mechanisms and fracture fluids are the backbone components of enhanced recovery so they will be treated in detail. Rod pumping, gas lift, plunger lift and other related methods of artificial lift will be covered using both theory and practical aspects. Prerequisite PET 0206.
PET 0209Introduction To Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
This course provides a basic understanding of the computer applications generally used to manage the operation of modern well sites and processing facilities. The course is designed to provide an introduction for SCADA-based data collection and automation systems, control of gathering lines, and supervision of processing facilities such as gas and crude oil refineries. Students will utilize software and hardware similar to the one used in by industry in an effort to deliver state-of-the-art background in these systems. The course will provide the knowledge to identify the various system components, redundant backup systems and recognize the benefits and limitations of a SCADA system. Students will be asked to sketch a SCADA system for an industry scenario. Prerequisites PET 0201 and 0203.
I cannot say enough about my positive experiences in the Pet Tech program. I highly recommend any student who has an interest in working in the energy business to look at this program.Justine Stephan-Cole ’17 of Allegany, NY