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Exploration & Production Fundamentals: Basic Petroleum Technology

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Exploration & Production Fundamentals training course will provide the participants with an overview of the oil and gas production and related facilities. It will present an overview/fundamental understanding of the wide range of oil and gas production handling and treatment equipment. The training gives emphasis of the calculation of reserves, fluids properties from reservoir through gathering network.

IMPORTANT FEATURES

  • The historical, current and future state of the industry
  • The principles of exploration and production
  • Trends in the industry and their likely development
  • The complete life cyle of exploration and product delivery

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The primary objectives of the Exploration & Production Fundamentals training course are to:

  • Familiarise the participants with global oil & gas related statistics, such as reserves, production, consumption and exports
  • Familiarise the participants with both upstream, middle stream and downstream operations and related facilities
  • Familiarise the participants with various methods and techniques used to explore, drill, produce, treat and transport oil, gas and their products
  • Gain an overview of the typical oil & gas operations facilities from wellhead, flow lines, separators, tanks, pumps and compressors, pipelines, gas treatment and processing, refinery operations, etc.
  • Understand the basic concept with regards to evaluating oil & gas reserves, artificial lift and enhancing recovery
  • Understand the challenge associated with this industry such as offshore operations, horizontal drilling and other safety concerns
  • Get a general feel for basic petroleum economics

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Exploration & Production Fundamentals training course is designed for:

  • Non-petroleum Engineers
  • Administrators & Support Services personnel
  • Data Processing Personnel

The course is also beneficial to all those interested in obtaining a general understanding of the petroleum technology/industry.

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

The Exploration & Production Fundamentals training course include a number of exercises aimed at enhancing each participant capability to understand various techniques used in finding, producing and processing oil & natural gas.

A number of short films will be presented during the course to enhance the participants’ knowledge about the petroleum technology. Additionally, no prior knowledge of the topics covered in the course is required..

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training and measure the skill and ability of participants.

COURSE CONTENTS

DAY 1 – Exploration Activities

  • Description:

    On Day One the course will cover the importance of oil & gas and how to find them

  • KeyTopics:

    • Energy Types
    • Global Statistics
      • Oil & Gas Reserves, Production, Export, and Consumption
    • The Need for Oil & Gas
    • The Upstream Operations
      • Origin of Oil & Gas
      • Reservoir types
      • Exploring for Oil & Gas
      • Seismic Technology

DAY 2 – Oil Wells Overview

  • Description:

    On Day Two the course will cover drilling the well and preparing it for production

  • KeyTopics:

    • Drilling a well
    • Directional Drilling
    • Offshore Drilling
    • Well Testing & Completion
    • Well Stimulation & Workover
    • Rock & Fluid Properties

DAY 3 – Oil Well Production

  • Description:

    On Day Three the course will cover different production schemes, improved recoveries and associated surface facilities

  • KeyTopics:

    • Oil & Gas Production
    • Artificial Lift Methods
    • Recovery Mechanisms
    • Reservoir Simulation
    • Pressure Maintenance
    • Enhanced Oil Recovery
    • Surface Facilities

DAY 4 - Oil & Gas Processing

  • Description:

    On Day Four the course will cover the downstream operations

  • KeyTopics:

    • The Downstream Operations
    • Oil Storage & Transportation
    • Gas Treatment & Processing
    • Refinery Operations & Products
    • Petrochemical Industry

DAY 5 – Operational Concerns

  • Description:

    On Day Five the course will cover various technical concerns related to oil & gas operations.

  • KeyTopics:

    • The Role of Technology
    • Health, Safety & Environment
    • Corrosion Protection
    • Basic Petroleum Economics

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