Introduction to The Oil and Gas Industry (CS003A)

Introduction to The Oil and Gas Industry

is e-learn course will provide you with an awareness of origins of hydrocarbons, their journey to market, the basis of oil and gas markets, and key players in this market.

This technical course has been authored by our industry expert and is designed to offer you with just-in-time knowledge related to pipeline integrity management. The courses can be studied as part of your learning journey, or used as a reference library.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

Available to access online 24/7



Estimated 90 minutes



Study on-demand at your own pace



Awareness level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
The Oil and Gas Industry CS003A


What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours

What you will learn

This technical course has been split into two parts: Oil and Gas, and Oil and Gas Business. During these sessions, you will gain insight into:
- Energy
- Hydrocarbons: properties, origins, exploration, extraction, and processing
- Pollution
- Oil and gas reserves, the price of oil
- Oil and gas markets and majors, and ‘OPEC’
- Unconventional energy sources

Meet your subject matter expert


Dr Phil Hopkins

Dr. Phil Hopkins, an independent consultant based in the UK, developed all content for this program. Dr Hopkins has held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas business, and combines this high level management expertise with over 35 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline engineering, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.