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Introduction to Oil and Gas

In today’s world, energy production, conservation, and utilization are important issues. Qualified oil and gas workers are essential to support the increased demand in the energy field. In response to these needs, Belmont College is offering Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry. This course will provide students an introduction to the major aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry including its development and influence on society, as well as all stages of drilling and production.


Course Details

Introduction to Oil and Gas

Credit hours: 3 (Tuition and Fees apply)
Start date: January 11, 2016

End date: May 6, 2016
Times: Wednesday’s from 6:00 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
Location: Main Campus

Registration: Please call the Advising Office at 740.695.8505 to make an appointment to register.


Note: If you are a new student, you must fill out a new student application. 


Course Description

This course provides a survey of the oil and gas industry, its history, development, influence on society and world politics, and its current state. The course will cover concepts of petroleum discovery, geology, production, transportation, refining, marketing, and economics.


  • Introduces the petroleum industry from inception to the present
  • Reviews the history of petroleum and natural gas development as a function of changing society and technology
  • Explores the discovery, geologic development, and technology of oil & gas production
  • Introduces the techniques of modern on and off shore exploration and production
  • Reviews domestic and world markets for oil, gas, and their many derivative products
  • Explores current world use, future demand, and alternatives
  • Introduces U.S. and state regulations on the industry