PNG 301
Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

PNG 301: Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


Welcome to PNG 301: Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering!

Quick Facts:

Instructor: Dr. Greg King Professor of Practice, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Course Structure: Online, 8-10 hours a week for 15 weeks

Overview: PNG 301 covers the basics of petroleum and natural gas engineering, including terminology, equipment illustrations, and basic calculations related to all types of engineers who work in the petroleum industry. The intention is that students will learn about the oil industry and to give them a good idea of how each type of discipline in petroleum engineering relates to each other. Another goal is to give students basic information in preparation for potential summer internships.

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