In partnership with the Denver Petroleum Club, this certificate is designed to educate professionals within the energy industry and those on the periphery, about the complete lifecycle of oil and natural gas resources. This three-day certificate program is offered every April and September.

Benefits of the program include:

  •   Gain a strong understanding of the multiple processes, technologies, and components used by geologists and engineers to find and produce fossil fuels.
  •   Study the relationships between land, finance, marketing, and government, and public relations.
  •   Learn from experts about key areas such as land and surface issues drilling, upstream marketing, and risk management.

The goal of the course is to provide a high-level understanding of the multiple processes, technologies, and components used by geologists and engineers to find and produce fossil fuels.

Curriculum

Topics covered in this course explore everything from geology to accessing land to drilling to managing risk.

Participate in an extensive oil rig tour and an energy exploration game that challenges you to prepare an investment strategy, lease land, acquire permits, drill, and produce.

Course coverage includes:

  • Geology
  • Land management and finance
  • Engineering
  • Marketing, trading, and geopolitics
  • Environmental, health, and safety

Tuition and How to Apply

Admission to this course is open to anyone with an undergraduate degree, and there are no prerequisites to register. Tuition costs $1,500 and includes lunch and transportation to energy site tours. Denver Petroleum Club members receive a $250 discount. For any questions, please contact Michele Motley at michele.motley@ucdenver.edu or 303-315-8066.

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