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Facilities Engineering: Things I Wish I’d Known when I Started

COURSE NO: P07-002
COURSE PROVIDER: David Simpson, P.E.
Facilities Engineering: Things I Wish I’d Known when I Started
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the key concepts related to facilities engineering in an attempt to make the esoterica of the onshore upstream gas portion of the industry more accessible to engineers. 


Any study of an industry faces the related dilemmas of “where to start?” and “what level of prior knowledge can be assumed?” It is certainly safe to assume that anyone who picks up this course is comfortable with the concepts of algebra, but how about Newton’s laws of motion? The general laws of thermodynamics? Kinematics? Organic chemistry? How much fluid mechanics can be assumed?


There are no clear answers to these questions, but there are a few concepts that are used across all engineering disciplines in Oil & Gas that tend to get lost in the noise. This course is focused on removing the veil of complacency from several of these ubiquitous concepts so we do not need to revisit them multiple times in further studies.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to petroleum and mechanical engineers and professionals who are interested in learning more about facilities engineering and the core concepts used in the industry.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the basics of facilities engineering and the key concepts used in the industry 
  • Understanding and differentiating between the different fluid terminologies
  • Familiarizing with the traditional oilfield units used in the industry
  • Learning about the major fluid characteristics and their most important properties
  • Covering general topics in fluid mechanics, including statics, hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy
  • Gaining an overview of dynamics, the different equations used, and various parameter measurements
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Facilities Engineering: Things I Wish I’d Known when I Started”, which is prepared by David Simpson, P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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