Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry

Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry

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You will gain an understanding of:

  • The history of the O&G Industry
  • Job titles, roles, and responsibilities
  • Oilfield terminology
  • Petroleum geology - finding O&G
  • Drilling technique and technology
  • Well completion, including hydraulic fracturing
  • Oil and gas production methods and equipment
  • Gas processing and oil refining
  • Crude oil economics
  • Current events in the news


Cost:  $695 which includes a certificate of completion, a hard copy of the presentation, and a hands-on tour of the NMJC oil and gas production location.  Completion of this training qualifies for 1.6 CEUs.

          Class Schedule: 

October 19 & 20, 2022 - completed

February 7 & 8, 2023 completed

 August 8 & 9, 2023 completed

TBD - call to schedule

 To register click here:  Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry

This course will provide a big picture overview of the oil and gas industry.

This two day course is taught by an industry professional with over 30 years of oilfield experience.

Who should attend:  Personnel working in and with all sectors of the oil and gas industry.

A view of the big picture is extremely valuable for non-technical personnel such as those working in customer service, HR, IT, legal, administration, insurance, and finance.

Business owners will find this valuable as they will gain a better understanding of the needs of their oil and gas industry clients.

For more information or to register contact:

New Mexico Junior College

Director of Oil and Gas Technology

One Thunderbird Circle

Hobbs, NM 88240



As someone who has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years, I can attest that this class was a winner all around. It was invaluable to be able to actually see the equipment that we get claims on all the time!  The field trip was an added bonus. I now have confidence and understanding of terms that prior to your class I was honestly lost!!  THANK YOU!! You were a great instructor and had lots of patience to deal with our tons of questions.
Definitely a class that should be attended by anyone dealing with Oil and Gas insurance and claims!!!  LR  (11-30-18)