Every new field hand, every new engineer and salesman comes to the oilfield while being "fed by the fire-hose," but how much better would it be for the whole team if new members came with a good foundation of knowledge?


FRAC-BASIC is your boot camp for frac knowledge learned over years of field experience.

Oilfield work isn't like other jobs and it's not just the books in a Petroleum Engineering course. Oilfield work has to be seen.

In this course we will show the components from the bottom up. With pictures and diagrams we start with what an oil and gas well is, what the frac equipment does and how it works, and why it works. This course is comprehensive, including a company man level view of flowback, coiled tubing, and wireline operations.

While we can't get you on an actual frac job today, we can show you how to get started.


This course has been taught in-person to actual frac field hands in Texas, we put it online in 2020 to make it more accessible for everyone.

When you sign up for FRAC-BASIC you now have the option of choosing the online only option or you may also include the companion workbook with your order. The optional workbook is 71 heavy spiral pages so you can record your notes the old-fashioned way and take it out to the field after you are finished with the course. Shipping of the companion workbook is included for US addresses only.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction
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  1 What is an Oil and Gas Well?
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  2 Pressure Pumping Equipment
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  3 Wireline Completions
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  4 Fracturing Principles
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  5 Pumping Methods
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  6 Frac Materials
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Hi, I’m Robert


As an instructor at Eagle Ford Training I work with about 1,000 student workers every year to help get them safely into the oilfield.

My degree in Petroleum Engineering was from the Colorado School of Mines and I've seen every side of the business from completions design to running frac jobs as a company man.

Please enjoy this course put together from years of field experience.

Select a pricing plan and sign up

$20

Online Only

Take the course online

$95

Online Course w/Printed Student Workbook

Take the course online with the printed student workbook included (US adresses only)

Frac Chemicals
Frac Materials


Learn about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

Frac Equipment


See the different pieces of equipment used on a frac job and what they do.

Frac Methods

We show the modern and legacy methods used throughout the hydraulic fracturing process.