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UH Energy Micro-Credentialing Programs

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Robotics in Energy

There is a growing demand for robotics systems in production, inspection, and maintenance within the energy industry – both onshore and offshore – driven by the desire to minimize the risk of human exposure to hazardous environments and reduce operating costs. However, a significant gap exists between the current workforce's expertise and the rapidly evolving technologies. Deploying robots in inspecting, monitoring, and maintaining energy assets requires an in-depth understanding of robotic systems, including the ability to identify a specific use case, assess the impact of robotics on the business, and maintain the value of the robot to ensure it continues to operate safely and profitably. 

Rubbers in Extreme Environments

Rubber is a soft material with high extensibility and low modulus. With excellent hardiness to perform in very low temperature as well as moderately high temperature, rubber is used in many critical applications in military, aircraft, subsea etc. and in areas where it faces extreme environments. Proper understanding of its behavior is required in these applications, without which there can be disaster. Rubber is used in many energy applications in the oil and gas industries under extreme conditions and often the failure of rubber forces replacement of a part or the whole unit, thus delaying the process due to shutdown. With changing process conditions and technology, it is essential to understand the behavior of rubber in extreme conditions. This course aims to navigate the science behind rubber, along with an understanding of its challenges, performance in extreme conditions, and solutions to prevent failure and develop better materials.

Upstream Energy Data Analytics Program

NEW SESSION OPENING: SPRING 2022 Energy professionals – current and future – have to gain deeper insights into operational data for making tougher decisions. UH Energy’s new Upstream Energy Data Analytics Program answers this need for the upstream oil and gas industry. Each badge is a 15-hour module, delivered over a 3-week period, and the badges are stackable. The first three badges, which together form the Bronze Belt in Upstream Energy Data Analytics, are available online from UH Energy.

UH Energy is working with UH’s Department of Petroleum Engineering, UH’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, UH Clear Lake and UH Downtown to accelerate the integration of these micro-credential programs with the formal degree offerings at each of these institutions. To learn more about this please visit the WEBPAGE

CCUS Executive Education Program

CCUS is not simply an option but recognized by the International Energy Agency and our own US Department of Energy as a requirement to provide necessary impact to the de-carbonization of our society. Markets such as Oil & Gas, petrochemicals, electric power, hydrogen, and the circular plastics economy all ride on the shoulders of the broad commercial deployment of CCUS. If you are in industry or energy is a significant part of your activities and interests (and that is nearly all of us), this is a course you cannot pass up. You will understand the technology and economics of the value proposition impacts - as well as the challenges to be overcome.

Sustainable Energy Development Program

ONLINE-ONLY SESSION OPENING: SPRING 2022 The world is changing faster than at any time in history – especially in the world of energy. Society today has 3 fundamental expectations for our energy future: It must be affordable, accessible & reliable, and environmentally responsible. These requirements make up the Energy Trilemma. Advancing solutions that simultaneously satisfy all elements of this trilemma are the foundation and essence of Sustainable Energy Development. This is an interactive online program, to equip you – the rising energy professional – with skills, knowledge and expertise to tackle the Energy Trilemma.

The Hydrogen Economy Program

This interactive, online educational program shares insights into the technology, economics, policy, and business drivers and barriers for hydrogen, both in the short term and in the long term. It examines hydrogen’s production, transportation, safety, use, and commercial opportunities. It also includes a capstone project to consolidate the learnings, and to better equip you – the rising energy professional – with skills, knowledge and expertise to thrive in the Hydrogen Economy.

ESG in Energy Program

The energy industry faces challenges in the ESG area that include increased public expectations and actions amidst a global pandemic, growing environmental and climate actions, worker and community health and safety, and acknowledgement of basic human rights for all, and more principled corporate governance. For this reason, UH Energy, at the University of Houston, has developed the ESG in Energy Program, to equip current and aspiring professionals in the energy industry to further their skills in this ever-evolving field.