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Q&A with Robert Puls on the University of Oklahoma's new hydraulic fracturing course

Q&A with Robert Puls on OU’s new hydraulic fracturing course
Modified: February 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm •  Published: February 19, 2014

Q&A with Robert Puls

University of Oklahoma course on Fracturing is offered online

Q: Why is the University of Oklahoma offering an online course on hydraulic fracturing (The first 16-week session, taught by professor Robert Puls, began in January. It is available to anyone with Internet access at

A: Oklahoma has been an industry leader in oil and natural gas production and exploration in the United States for the better part of a century. Much of current production and exploration progress have been made possible through hydraulic fracturing. The University of Oklahoma is offering Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources to give learners anywhere around the world the opportunity to access these first-hand resources and industry experts from the state who are leading the efforts. The course also educates students about the role water plays during the fracking process.

Q: Do participants need any particular knowledge of the oil and natural gas industry?

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