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Overview of Shale Gas

COURSE NO: P02-004
Overview of Shale Gas
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides a basic definition of shale gas, explains how it is produced, and discusses the challenges associated with its production.


Natural gas production from “shale” formations (fine-grained sedimentary rocks with relatively low permeability that can be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas) is one of the most rapidly-growing trends in U.S. domestic energy exploration and production. In some cases, this fast expansion has resulted in natural gas drilling and production activity in parts of the country that have seen little or no activity of this type in the recent past.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for engineers who want to gain a basic understanding of Shale Gas.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding what is shale gas
  • Knowing where is shale gas found in the United States
  • Gaining insight into the importance of shale gas in the United States
  • Learning about hydraulic fracturing
  • Familiarizing with the challenges associated with shale gas production
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review “Overview of Shale Gas”, which is based on the document Natural Gas from Shale: Questions and Answers, published by the U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Fossil Energy.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 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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