In association with the University of Tulsa, USLandGrid is proud to promote this upcoming class by the University of Tulsa here is Denver. Please see details below.
From Rocks to Drill Bits:
How it all Fits Together

June 26-27, 2019
Denver, Colorado
Instructor: Kristie L. Ferguson
Learn how all aspects of the petroleum industry fit together in this interactive two-day F2F program. 

Walk away understanding how it all goes together, from upstream to downstream, including the essential tools of both conventional and unconventional exploration, production and development. 

Lectures are enhanced with exercises on well log correlations, subsurface map interpretations, economic analysis and deal structure assessments; plus the "GeoJeopardy" game reinforces the skill sets introduced.
This Program is PERFECT FOR:
  • Midstream Company Employees: understand upstream and downstream and how they affect your role
  • Engineering & Geological/Geophysical Technicians
  • Landmen, Land Admin, Land Technicians
  • Exhibit Booth Personnel
  • Lease Analysts
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Field Support & Managers
  • Attorneys and Legal Teams
  • Entry-level to 5 year Geologists & Engineers
  • Marketing/Sales Group
  • Financial Analysts & Accountants
  • HSE Personnel
  • New Hires who may be coming from outside the industry
  • IT Support and Managers
  • Interns
  • Human Resources Personnel

Course Topics

  • Geology 101
  • Geological Timescale and Plate Tectonics
  • Sedimentary and Fault Traps: Structures and Mapping
  • Oil vs Gas: How and Where Does it Come From?
  • Geophysics and How it is Used Today
  • Land Acquisition and Requirements to Drill a Prospect
  • Building a Prospect with the Team and Getting it Approved
  • Drilling a Well: Vertical and Horizontal
  • Completing a Well: Fracing Techniques
  • How we Moved from Vertical to Horizontal in the E&P Industry
  • Pumping Money out of the Ground: Production
  • Downstream and Marketing
  • Reserves and Decline Curves: Keeping the Wells Alive
  • The Bottom Line: The Rig Schedule


  • 14 PDHs (Professional Development Hours)
  • 1.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits)

Date, Venue, Time, & Hotel Reservations

  • The course runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day.
  • June 26-27, 2019 * Denver, Colorado
  • Grand Hyatt Hotel – Downtown

Course Fee:

  • BEST DEAL DISCOUNT: $1,395 per person (register before May 8, 2019 to get this deal)
  • Team Discount (2 or more): $1,595 per person
  • Early Enrollment Discount: $1,595 per person (deadline: May 29, 2019)
  • Regular Tuition Fee: $1,895 per person
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