training specialists to the upstream oil and gas industry
 
 

Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

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Course overview

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas exploration and production industry from a historical, current and future perspective for both non-technical and technical staff. The principles of exploration, development and production will be covered and complemented by what is happening in the industry and what the future holds. The full lifecycle of exploration to product delivery will be covered.

The course is designed for

  • Professionals who need to learn about the industry
  • Personnel within the industry
  • Technical support staff entering the industry
  • Technical staff who want to expand their understanding of the industry
  • Students considering the industry as a career

Course outline

Field development and production

Field development planning
Lifecycle costing
Economic analysis
Development drilling
Facilities and production
Abandonment

The big picture

Upstream
Midstream
Downstream

Health, Safety and Environment

Health considerations
Safety considerations
Environmental considerations

Alternatives

Unconventionals
Alternatives to oil and gas
Carbon capture and storage
(CO2 sequestration)

The future

Peak oil
Where will we find oil and gas in the future

The role of oil and gas in society

The nature of oil and gas
Uses for oil and gas

Petroleum Geology

Geological time
Rock types
Sedimentary basins
Mapping
Plate tectonics
Source rocks
Reservoirs
Traps and seals

History of oil and gas

Pre-history
1800s to the great wars
Post war to present

Exploration

Gravity and magnetic surveying
2D, 3D and 4D seismic
Field valuation
Field appraisal

Drilling

Drilling basics
Drilling, casing and completing
a well
Sampling and testing


 

Location Start Date   End Date Cost Trainer Book
Perth 17 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 £2,950 Bernie Maloney
Kuala Lumpur 14 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2017 £2,950 Geof Boyd
London 21 Aug 2017 24 Aug 2017 £2,950 Ron Roberts
Atyrau 6 Nov 2017 10 Nov 2017 £2,950 Geof Boyd
Kuala Lumpur 6 Nov 2017 10 Nov 2017 £2,950 Bernie Maloney
Perth 4 Dec 2017 8 Dec 2017 £2,950 Bernie Maloney
London 11 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017 £2,950 Ron Roberts

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"Great course! The lunch was fab. The booklet is very good, I found it to be very useful, as well as the videos and films."
Marcelle Wynter, Department of Energy and Climate Change

"Very useful course – would be interested in learning of similar courses relating to the oil and gas industry. Very good course booklet and good videos."
Sue Pain, Department of Energy and Climate Change




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