01 December, 2013

Unconventional Resources


Unconventional Resources is an online course that enables participants to learn about shale gas, shale oil and coalbed methane.

Unconventional oil and gas resources represent a significant resource for the future, particularly as technological innovations make reservoir characterization more accurate, and completion / production techniques more cost-effective.

Key Topics
  • shale gas
  • shale oil
  • coalbed methane
Course Structure

This course is designed to be equivalent to a 3 credit-hour graduate-level seminar. It is a 4-week online course which consists of 4 one-week units that involve readings, multimedia, guiding questions, and assignments for you to do and to email to your instructor. You will receive feedback from your instructor, and upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate.

  • Unit I: Definition of Unconventionals
  • Unit II: Shale Gas
  • Unit III: Shale Oil
  • Unit IV: Coalbed Methane, Other Unconventionals

Required Work: For each unit, readings, research/review of recent articles, and a short paper in response to guiding questions.