Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources
This course will provide information on the science of Hydraulic Fracturing, a key process used to extract oil and gas resources, and its relationship with water resources. The purpose of this course is to provide a balanced and comprehensive understanding of the background, processes, and regulations related to Hydraulic Fracturing, its reliance on water and the protections used to safeguard water resources. Students taking this course will gain a fuller understanding of the role hydraulic fracturing plays in the production of oil and gas in the U.S. and particularly in Oklahoma. The course will expose students to industry experts, academic experts and people who regulate oil and gas operations. During this online course students will have the opportunity to review up-to-date policies and new directions in sustainable development of oil and gas resources.

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For-Credit Information for OU Students


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Credit Hours

1 credit hour

OU Students Enroll on ONE
GEOG 3890-995

Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources


Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma

Start Date

January 12, 2015


16 weeks

Day & Time


Bob Puls, Ph.D.
Course Instructor
Bob Puls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and Director of the Oklahoma Water Survey
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