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RULE §130.486Oil and Gas Production II (One Credit)

(a) General requirements. This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12. Prerequisite: Oil and Gas Production I. Students shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course.

(b) Introduction.

  (1) Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.

  (2) The Energy Career Cluster focuses on Texas's diverse economic landscape, geography and natural resources, including renewable energy potential, transportation system, labor force, and leadership in environmental research.

  (3) In Oil and Gas Production II, students will gain knowledge of the specific requirements for entry into post-secondary education and employment in the petroleum industry; research and discuss petroleum economics; research and discuss the modes of transportation in the petroleum industry; research and discuss environmental, health, and safety concerns; research and discuss different energy sources; and prepare for industry certification. To prepare for careers in oil and gas production, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to oil and gas production and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings.

  (4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

  (5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.

(c) Knowledge and skills.

  (1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected to:

    (A) identify career development, education, and entrepreneurship opportunities in the oil and gas production field;

    (B) identify careers in oil and gas production with required aptitudes in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, language arts, and/or social studies;

    (C) apply technology skills to create an electronic portfolio of skills and abilities;

    (D) apply competencies related to resources, information, interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking, and systems of operation;

    (E) demonstrate knowledge of personal and occupational safety, health, environmental regulations, and first-aid policy in the workplace; and

    (F) analyze employers' expectations, including appropriate work habits, ethical conduct, legal responsibilities, and good citizenship skills.

  (2) The student researches and discusses the modes of transportation and environmental, health, and safety concerns. The student is expected to:

    (A) describe evolution of transportation in the petroleum industry;

    (B) research and access the various ground methods of transportation;

    (C) survey health and safety policies, procedures, regulations, and practices as they relate to transportation in the petroleum industry;

    (D) research and discuss petroleum economics;

    (E) compare marketing, sales, and distribution of petroleum products;

    (F) identify supply chain businesses that create new supplies of oil and gas;

    (G) identify supply creation companies and how they operate;

    (H) discuss the factors in investment decision making; and

    (I) calculate rates of return to evaluate prospects.

  (3) The student researches the different methods of disposing of oil and gas waste and methods of cleanup. The student is expected to:

    (A) discuss the disposal methods of exploration and production wastes;

    (B) identify cleanup methods for blowouts and spills; and

    (C) identify refining processes that minimize environmental impact.

  (4) The student researches and identifies the different energy sources and priorities for the oil and gas industry. The student is expected to:

    (A) research the petroleum industry to identify renewable energy sources;

    (B) present the challenges and priorities of the petroleum industry;

    (C) research the critical technologies needed in the future; and

    (D) research the nontechnical solutions to energy needs.

Source Note: The provisions of this §130.486 adopted to be effective August 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 4190

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