2015-2016 University Catalog
Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry
Three semester hours.
This course provides a survey of the oil and gas industry. Topics include lifecycle of a hydrocarbon, global supply and demand, production facilities, property rights, easements, the oil and gas lease, geology, role of government, and the business of oil and gas. This course is designed to expose students to the oil and gas industry through various topics, which include the initial idea of drilling a well to the final end-user pumping gas in their car; US oil and gas property rights versus other countries; global supply and demand; and driving issues that influences development.
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