Montana State University

Montana’s Oil Boom

The Office of Continuing Education at Extended University offers both face-to-face and online learning opportunities:

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  • Certificate Programs
  • Professional Development
  • Summer Field Study Programs
  • Study Abroad
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Jan 15-Mar 26, 2013
Cost: $50.00 for individuals; $100 for group site
Instructor(s): TBA

Course Description:

The course focuses on the economic, social and environmental issues centered around recent energy exploration and development in the Bakken Formation of Montana and North Dakota. It will explore multiple aspects: is it a benefit to the nation’s energy policy and Montana’s economy? How can we factor in the environmental and societal issues that have arisen? The class will also cover the geology of eastern Montana, the nature of oil and gas deposits, the technology of exploration and development of oil fields, and socio-economic impacts of the oil boom in eastern Montana.

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Meeting Place and Times:

Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, 2013
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.





for individuals; $100 for group site
CEUs or OPI renewal units for teachers are available; contact Extended University for details

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

For More Information:

Please contact Extended University, Office of Continuing Education at or (406) 994-6683, toll free (866) 540-5660

How to Register:

Course is full. Wait list is available. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at or (406) 994-6683 or (866) 540-5660 (toll free).

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