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3000 Level Courses

3301. Energy Industry Fundamentals (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the energy commerce program. History and overview of the energy industry providing basics of oil and gas exploration, production, electricity generation and transmission and emerging alternative technologies. Emphasis on critical thinking and issue analysis. Fall only.

3350. Basic Land Practices (3). Prerequisites: PETR 4303, 3302, and 3402. Petroleum engineering majors and certificate students only. . An overview designed to provide the non-specialist with foundation knowledge of the business and legal aspects of the oil and gas industry.

3365. Energy Markets (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301, 3385, 4395. Focuses on refining, processing, and transportation of hydrocarbons and electricity. Examines fuel on fuel competition, emerging energy markets, and commodity pricing.

3376. Exploration and Production Techniques (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301 and 3385. Exposes students to exploration and production techniques in the energy industry and interfaces these areas with the land functions. Spring only.

3385. Petroleum Land Management (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the energy commerce program. Overview designed to provide a foundation knowledge negotiations, real property and contract law and regulations of the oil and gas industry. Fall only.

3386. Oil and Gas Agreements (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301, 3385, and 4395. Covers contracts utilized in petroleum exploration and production, specifically farmouts, joint operating agreements, gas balancing, secondary recovery, and federal exploratory units. May not be taken concurrently with ENCO 4396.

4000 Level Courses

4312. Energy and Environmental Economics (3).Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301, and 3385. Focus on oil and gas project economics and capital formation. Emphasis on project cost, revenue forecasting, reserve analysis, and financial risk.

4325. Global Energy Perspectives (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301 and 3385. Explores the challenges and resources available to developed nations in meeting the energy demands of the twenty-first century. Focuses on OECD countries primarily in Europe. Summer only, study abroad.

4330. Global Energy Transactions (3). Prerequisites: C or higher in ENCO 3301, 3385, and 4395. Domestic and international transactions, including acquisition and divestiture of producing oil and gas properties.

4362. U.S. Energy Policy and Regulation (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301 and 3385. Focuses on U.S. government policy and regulation and impact on the energy business. Covers federal, state, and local issues. (Writing Intensive)

4373. Energy and Developing Economies (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301 and 3385. Growth in global energy demand will be centered in emerging nations. Course focuses on availability and sustainability of energy resources to meet projected need.

4375. Energy Finance (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301, 3385, 4395, and FIN 3320. Examines elements of finance unique to oil and gas, including reserve-based lending tied to commodity pricing, capital formation and risk management.

4386. Oil and Gas Agreements II (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ENCO 3386. Covers contracts utilized in petroleum exploration and production, including joint operating agreements, federal onshore and offshore leases, and federal exploratory units.

4390. World Energy Project (3). Prerequisites: ENCO 3301, 3385; and permission of instructor. Industry sponsored project to provide basic energy needs in the developing world. Students spend summer session abroad.

4395. Oil and Gas Law I (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301 and 3385. Case law based study of jurisprudence affecting the oil and gas industry. Emphasis is on concurrent ownership, split estates, and oil and gas leases. Spring only.

4396. Oil and Gas Law II (3). Prerequisite: C or better in ENCO 4395. Case law based on the study of jurisprudence affecting the oil and gas industry. Emphasis is on regulation of oil and gas industry and selected current issues in energy law. May not be taken concurrently with ENCO 3386.

4399. Senior Seminar in Energy Commerce (3). Prerequisites: C or better in ENCO 3301, 3385, and 4395; concurrent enrollment in ENCO 3386 or 4396; final year. Capstone course synthesizing with previous coursework advanced concepts in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and relevant negotiating and contract skills.

5000 Level Courses

5315. International Energy Policy and Law (3). Investigates the business environment of non-U.S. OECD economies (e.g., geopolitics and law) related to maintaining adequate energy supply necessary to maintain economic growth and political stability.

5373. Energy and Developing Economies (3). Focuses on availability and sustainability of energy resources to meet global energy demand. Emphasizes opportunities and risks involved with investing in markets centered in emerging economies.Back to Top