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Petroleum Land Management Certificates and Courses

From landing your first job to advancing your career in the energy field, MSU Denver’s Petroleum Land Management (PLM) courses and certificates prepare land and land administration professionals for long-term success in the oil and gas industry. Our curriculum is a partnership with Petroleum Education Workshops.

Each course is one-month long and available entirely online.

You can choose to take one of our nine online courses, or combine for a full certificate. There are three certificates offered. 

View the full list of certificates and courses offered



Professional Land Management

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Provides a comprehensive understanding of the petroleum land management (PLM) field. Find more information on the course description webpage

Division Order Analyst

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Trains you how on to carry out vital tasks, including calculating the interest in a well, curing complex title problems, and handling substantial amounts of suspended funds. Find more information on the course description webpage

Lease and Title Analyst

Title Certificate
Prepares you to become analysts overseers, maintainers, and guardians of the company’s assets - the foundation of every oil and gas exploration. Find more information on the course description webpage.

About the Instructor


Terrill WilliamsTerrill Williams instructor

Terrill Williams is the founder and owner of Petroleum Education Workshops LLC, a leading educational and training center for the oil and gas industry. He is a well-known speaker, instructor, and educator in the oil and gas industry having a career that has spanned over 40 years. He has worked in the trenches, both in land and land administration. His unique instruction, resource materials, and training style reach hundreds of land professionals each year. 

Terrill has authored several industry books including: Calculating your Division of Interest, Mastering Lease Obligations, Rightly Dividing your Division of Interest, Basic Contracts for the Land Professional, Introduction to Petroleum Land Management, Property and Mineral Ownership, A Comprehensive Study of the Oil and Gas Lease, Curing Land Title, Petroleum Land Practices, and Critical Legal Concepts for the Land Professional.


Program Update

To better meet the demand of the participants in the Petroleum Land Management (PLM) program, the decision has been made to put several courses on hold to focus on the high demand courses and certificates. Find more information on the course description webpage

If a course that you need to complete a certificate is not listed on the schedule, please reach out to Andrea Pazos at as soon as possible so we can assist you in completing your certificate.

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