Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists eLearning Course - IPAA
The Independent Petroleum Association of America has partnered with Energy Training Resources, LLC to offer a series of eLearning courses on subjects critical to the industry.
Petroleum geology is at the forefront of the oil and gas industry and either directly or indirectly affects every role. The topic has become even more important with the emergence of “unconventional” development because most people don’t fully understand the unique characteristics and challenges of unconventional development.
You don’t need to know anything in advance, but when you finish this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how oil and gas is created by natural “petroleum systems” as well as how the industry uses seismic and other exploration tools to find and evaluate those systems. You will also thoroughly understand the difference between conventional traps and unconventional resources such as organic shale and tight rock.
The course is broken down into convenient-sized modules and the entire course is approximately 10 hours long, depending on your pace. The course is fully narrated, easy to navigate, and makes extensive use of photos, graphics, videos, animations, and examples to explain complicated topics in an easy-to-understand way. Learners can optionally drill down on some topics to learn more and can test their knowledge at the end of each section with our interactive quizzes. There is an optional final exam for anyone needing a completion certificate (a 70% passing score is required).
You’ll be glad that you took this course! It will not only teach you about petroleum geology but will also shed more light on the fascinating world around you.
Continuing Education Units: 10 AAPL RL, CPL, RPL
- Once you have purchased an eLearning course license, you have access to the course information for one calendar year. This allows you to work at your own pace and revisit topics as needed. Limit one license per order. For multiple licenses, contact us.
- AAPL members must take, and pass, the final quiz in order to receive credit for the course. Once you pass the final quiz, you will be emailed the affidavit to claim your credits. You can take the quiz more than once.