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Petroleum Data Technology Certificate

The Petroleum Data Technology Certificate (C2_PDT2) is offered at LSC-CyFair and LSC-Tomball. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

Petroleum Data Technology is an information technology field of study that specializes in measuring, recording, or evaluating geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. Petroleum Technologists work at multiple oil & gas related office positions.  They support Geologists, Geophysicists, Reservoir Engineers, Drilling and Petroleum Engineers, Subsea Engineers or other related professionals in this field.  Graduates of this program are employed for positions that also include process design, data management, well operations and completions, environmental control, offshore and onshore rig operations, reservoir engineering, geological surveys, engineering sales, Research & Development, and drilling equipment manufacturing data management. 

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
PTRT 1301 Introduction to Petroleum Industry 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers OR 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers  
PTRT 1370 Petroleum Geology 3
PTRT 1371 Petroleum Data Management I - Exploration 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
PTRT 1372 Petroleum Data Management II - Drilling and Production 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Databases 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Third Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
PTRT 1373 Exploration and Production I 3
PTRT1 2370 Petroleum Data Management III - Facilities & Performance 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:



Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Petroleum Data Technology Certificate:



  1. Capstone course