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About the Course

The oil and gas industry has an enormous impact on all aspects of daily life. Individuals, corporations, and national governments make financial and policy decisions based on the cost, use, and availability of these two natural resources. This two-week course looks at the two most fundamental aspects of the oil and gas industry, its operations and markets, each of which is addressed as a separate module in the course. In the operations module, the course provides an overview of the production of oil and gas, from initial exploration to final transport. The second module focuses on the forces that drive the industry's operations, the oil and gas markets, including the cost of wells, seasonal impacts on prices, and the role of oil reserves. After every lesson, learners will take short quizzes to test their newly acquired knowledge, participant in crowd-sourced discussions about global markets, and complete a final project....

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May 4, 2020

It was simply excellent! Very clear and comprehensive. Really gave a good overview of the oil and gas sector. The professor's voice was also very clear. He was well spoken. I learned a lot. Thank you!


May 9, 2020

From this course I have learn much more information regarding the drilling sites, production , reservoir contents and more specially Economic price rise and fall in this industry. I thank to Coursera

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By Daniel K

Feb 17, 2022

Хороший курс. Я окончил Тюменский Индустриальный Университет по разработке и эксплуатации нефтегазовых месторождений и курсы основ нефтегазавого дела в Политехе Санкт-Петербурга, и могу констатировать, что уровень преподаваемых материалов Университета Дьюка полезнее, легче и усваиваемее. Дополнил свои знания, и с пользой провел время. Очень внятный и понятный преподаватель. Рекомендую этот курс.

By Neeraj K

Nov 1, 2016

This course sets the tone for knowing essentials of Oil and Gas. Its biggest advantage is that it provides a structured knowledge so that we know what to know about the industry. I would strongly recommend to anyone who has interest in knowing essentials of oil and gas. Though, I would recommend that the course should have more inputs about markets like China and India and some policy coverage.

By Larry W

Aug 7, 2016

I have enjoyed this course immensely, thought due to some personal issues I didn't quite get to put the amount of time into it that I had hoped to. I found it very enlightening regardless and believe it has given me a better understanding of the environment which I work around. I greatly appreciate our professor, Coursera, and Duke University for having put this together and made this possible.

By Lenis G

Dec 9, 2021

A complete overview of the oil & gas industry, that has widened my tiny knowledge of the sector, which only concerned exploration stage. I highly recommend this course to everyone, especially if they want to work in this industry. Excellent course Duke university; Prof. Lincoln explains comprehensively and concisely, using daily-life examples, so everyone can catch the ideas expressed by him.

By milagros c

Jun 19, 2020

Muy buen curso. Explica de una manera muy sencilla lo mas importante de la industria del petróleo y del gas, desde la exploración hasta cómo y por qué fluctúan los precios de los hidrocarburos. Tomé el curso justo después de la caída de precios por la pandemia del coronavirus y toda la teoría del curso tuvo coherencia con la realidad de lo que estábamos viviendo. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

By Stanley P

Dec 9, 2019

What is Oil & Gas and how does the industry vital to the economic well being of a country function? This course provides an in depth understanding of the market and its operations. I love the details presented in the course and filled in the gaps of my knowledge related to the industry that I currently work in. Excellent resource to mold the knowledge base of oil & gas professional.

By Ratnadeep M

Jun 22, 2020

The course is perfectly designed for beginners to get a basic about the oil and gas industry and know how the things work. Overall it was a great learning experience. Course instructor Lincoln Pratson has rightly given all the possible knowledge in basic level, I would like thank him for his utmost efforts. Thank you Coursera for providing such a platform for learning and development.

By Robin S K

Jul 18, 2021

The beauty of this course is it is short but give vital informations. This course give complete overwview of Oil & Gas Industry, right from the exploration to selling of final petroleum products like gasoline and diesel on fuel stations. I want to thanks professor Lincoln Pratson for teaching such complicated concepts in laymans language. He tailored this course professionally.

By Andrew S

Mar 25, 2021

Good overall introduction to O&G. As an upstream O&G professional, it was useful for learning more about the midstream and downstream aspects of the business.

My only suggestion would be to fix some graphics so that oil charts as a green line, condensate / natural gas liquids plot as orange, dry natural gas plots as red, and water plots as blue (internal industry conventions).

By Salil N

May 2, 2020

The course was well structured. I got an idea of various processes relating to oil and gas industry such as exploration, drilling and production in case of oil and gas industry operations. Along with this, oil and gas markets are explained. This part basically covers things like what are benchmarks, how to decide price of oil and gas, what is the future of oil and gas, etc.

By Vishal T

May 6, 2020

I'm overwhelmed by learning this course. This course from Duke University is worth to learn. Coursera is the awesome platform with the help of which I'm able to learn this beautiful course. I'll be always thankful to both. This course is designed beautifully and very nicely. It is knowledgeable and interesting. It will refresh your concepts and add the things to knowledge.

By Alicio A P G

Nov 7, 2018

The entire course is really stimulating, giving you sufficient knowledge on the topic. There is enough guidance and resources, so that you make the most of it. Additionally, the final assignment makes leads you to a further research, giving you a deep insight of at least one company related to the oil and gas industry. Highly recommended... do not think twice, go for it!

By Khomar R S

Feb 23, 2021

This course has been a must in my study guides because in this modern time we have a world of companies thats growing at a fast rate and in these field of oil and gas is one of the fasting growing and expanding compaines within the world. This has motivated me for a bright future and im grateful for the start it has given me to gain as much as i can from the coureses.

By Faisal S

Aug 27, 2020

Course content is managed in a best possible way and gives beginners a chance to have decent knowledge of the Oil and gas field ,industry, extraction methods and ultimately its market .Assignment is a distinguished and the key element in this course to explore my knowledge regarding Oil and gas companies and in targeting specified companies for job positioning.

By Laxman R P

May 10, 2018

A great course indeed! It covers all important aspects and has also successfully removed many myths regarding the industry and its operations. Pictures and illustrations explain the topics in a nice manner. Nicely designed quizzes and Project makes it a complete course for beginners and also for mid-level practitioners of the industry. Highly recommended!

By Abhi S

Mar 12, 2022

It's really an Amazing course. Course Training material is very rich in terms of technical data and analysis. And it is very well written in a systematic manner. It gave me an insight about the part of Oil & gas industry that I couldnt learn being in a Oil & gas industry from past 8 years. Thank you Team Cousera & Duke University for your time & Efforts.

By Bourolias V

Oct 14, 2016

All courses and videos had a very good connectivity and included all the necessary information about oil and gas. I think this course helps even someone who has know idea about oil and gas learning about the operations and markets on this field. To conclude it was a pleasant course with spherical ideas and a very efficient way of testing what you learn.

By Nicolas G

Jul 12, 2017

Very enjoyable course, with easy to understand explanations and graphics provided by professor Pratson. Although coming from a field engineering job in the industry, I learned many things I did not know during my 3 year tenure in the Colombian plains working for a service company. Very recommended for first comers and for veterans who want a refresher.


Sep 24, 2020

Coursera oil and gas are very fun and adds to my knowledge as a chemical engineering student at one of the Parahyangan Catholic Universities. The material and delivery are easy to understand, besides that the material presented is quite complete and includes a pdf so that if one day is needed, you can read and re-read the pdf. Thanks, Duke University.

By Ann I

Feb 20, 2023

This was a very good course! I had no background with the oil and gas industry and feel like I could hold my own in a conversation on the topic now. Some of the assignments were a bit of a challenge but I enjoyed that. Anyone taking the course in the future be sure to view the video content a few times and take notes so you can pass the quizzes.

By Do H A

Jun 8, 2020

Highly recommend for you guys. This course not only focuses on overall technical of upstream, midstream and downstream sector of Oil and Gas Industry but also presenting its valuable commercial knowledge . I surely recall what I learned before and broaden my horizon. Thank you very much, Duke University and Mr. Lincoln for providing this Course.

By daniel i

Feb 21, 2020

I first of all want to thank the Management of Duke University for this privilege of learning. It's been an amazing time with Professor Lincoln Praston. I have learned and have gained knowledge in this field and i look forward to impact positively all that I have learned to the growth of the Oil & Gas Industry at large.

Thank You Coursera!!!!!!!

By AbdulGaniyu Z

Sep 16, 2019

Am thankful for the opportunity given to me, the course was enlighten i got to understand how the oil and gas industry operate from the upstream, downstream, and midstream. I want to appreciate my lecture Mr. Lincoln Pratson and coursera for there support when i failed my first assignment i got encourage email not to give up.

Thank you

By sajjad A

Nov 14, 2019

The course was very informative and i learned a lot new things which will help me in future and simply the coursera is a phenomenal learning site and specially offer me financial aid Thanks a lot. The Teachers are very talented and full of knowledge very cooperative and also thanks to Duke University for providing such a enrich courses.

By Hadijani S

Jun 13, 2022

This course was very insightfull about the vsrious stages available on the Oil and Gas Industry , with good practical examples on the different topics discussed throughout the training , the questionaire is very helpfull to allow students to revise and grow in terms of knowledge on the different disciplines around Oil and Gas industry/