OSHR 1608 - Dig Deep - Crude Oil & Natural Gas Development

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Do you want the inside scoop on contentious issues such as fracking, global warming, surface vs. subsurface ownership, profit vs. income, and regulation vs. inspection/enforcement?

This course will help you understand the background and procedures for exploration and production of oil and gas including: the geology of oil and gas; techniques used to determine where accumulations might be; drilling wells and developing fields; reservoir engineering and the economics/history of the oil industry.

Readings: Yergin, Daniel, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, 1991 (and later editions), Touchstone, ISBN: 1439110123 or 0671757059. (Approximate paperback price: $13).

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Harry Mueller

Harry Mueller earned his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas, Austin. From 1975 to 2008, he worked in the oil and gas industry with responsibilities for geological research and training and interpretation of field- and well-derived data to aid exploration and production.