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Certificate program

Certificate in Smart Oilfield Technologies

The certificate in smart oilfield techniques is designed for practicing engineers and scientists who enter petroleum engineering related fields and/or who wish to obtain training in the specific smart oilfields area. The applicants may enroll at USC as limited status students. They must apply and be admitted to the program before they complete 9 units of the required course work. The certificate program is open to applicants with an undergraduate degree in engineering or sciences who meet the admission criteria as limited students.  For non engineering majors, certain deficiency courses will be required and determined by the program director.

The required courses consist of the following 12 units:



PTE 586: Intelligent and collaborative Oilfield systems Characterization and Management


PTE 587: Smart Completions, Oilfield Sensors and Sensor Technology


PTE 588: Smart Oilfield Data Mining


PTE 589: Advanced Oilfield Operations with Remote Immersive Visualization and Control




Detailed descriptions of each of these courses can be located in the Course Catalog.  These classes are available through the USC Distance Education  Network (DEN).