Summer 2013 Newsletter : POWD Certification
New Program: A Primer of Oilwell Drilling Certificate
This self-paced, open-book distance learning Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of learners on the go. It provides affordable classroom training content in the comfort of your own workspace. Earn 3 CEUs and a Completion Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin-PETEX.
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New Book: Artificial Lift Methods, 2nd Edition
Newly updated by industry expert William Lane of Weatherford International, this timely book introduces readers to modern lift technologies. The book explores techniques for maximizing production to address the increased global demand for hydrocarbon-based energy. Learn what new lift technologies mean to future generations.
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Interactive Offshore Oil Rig
Available exclusively from PETEX: the Interactive Offshore Oil Rig! This innovative new e-product uses cutting-edge animation to illustrate the inner workings of an offshore semisubmersible oil rig, one of the most powerful and critical units for drilling operations. See and hear about each component of the rig and where it is located. Zoom in for close-ups and exploded views for a clear understanding of the parts of this extremely complex mechanical unit. Includes an online assessment to test learning and earn a Completion Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin–PETEX.
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An In-Depth Overview: Completion and Workover
This Completion and Workover course provides a thorough overview of the planning, organizing and recompletion of old wells, as well as completion and stimulation for newly cased wells. This course, divided into two weeks of in-depth training, includes field trips and course text. Instructors are field experts from Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Baker Oil Tools, Eaton Oil Tools, TIW Corporation, VPSI Group, and US Steel Tubular Products, Inc. Enroll today!
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PETEX Learning and Assessment Center: Now Hosting Training Programs
The PETEX Learning and Assessment Center-Houston is now hosting training courses for some upcoming programs of The University of Texas. We welcome the UT McCombs School of Business and  the UT Center for Lifelong Engineering Education to our state-of-the-art facility. For more information, email or 800-687-7052.
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Coming Soon: PETEX on your iPad
PETEX mobile products on your iPad make distance learning for the oil and gas industry convenient and accessible. Once content is downloaded via the PETEX Mobile Learning App, you can access e-learning content on your iPad anytime, anywhere. Use content offline, track progress and synchronize results to the PETEX website to download a Certificate of Completion. Check back for updates on new mobile products!
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Upcoming Classes

Mass Measurement of Hydrocarbon Fluids
July 15-19
Learn theory, operation and proving practices. Get hands-on instruction with static and dynamic custody transfer operation, pycometer calibration and much more.

Petroleum Measurement
July 29-August 2
September 23-27

Learn methods and techniques for accurate measurement of crude oil and refined products at a fundamental level.

Hydraulics for Pipeline Engineers
August 5-8
Covers basic pipeline hydraulics for engineers including design problems, equipment, and methods of surge control.

Elementary Drilling – Offshore
August 12-15
Covers basic components and drilling practices such as well planning, hoisting, rotating, and circulating systems, and completions. Includes field trips and course text.

Field Handling of Natural Gas for Engineers
August 19-22
Topics include natural gas production, separation, dehydration, conditioning, compressors and much more. Includes course text and NGPSA Engineering Data book(s).

Plant Processing of Natural Gas for Engineers
November 4-7
Illustrates how components, such as dew-point control, gas treating and sulfur recovery, come together for top performance. Includes course text and NGPSA Engineering Data book(s).

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