Ref No: OG 106 Program Name: Petroleum Engineering for Non-Petroleum Engineers

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09 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 Port Louis, MU $ 5,250Registration Closed
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This course addresses the basic technical aspects of petroleum industry. It also addresses the detailed economic, risk, fiscal and commercial issues from the perspective of a spectrum of potential corporate participants in large and small international upstream oil and gas projects.

Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to understand the following:

  • Where and how oil and gas accumulates in reservoirs in the Earth’s crust
  • Prospecting and drilling techniques used to find, develop and produce oil and gas
  • What is best practice in the upstream industry
  • About existing and new technologies that facilitate and optimize technical recovery and maximize commercial returns for oil and gas companies
  • How to overcome the technical issue and challenges that confront upstream operators
  • Key upstream performance indicators used to judge finding, development and operating phases of activity
  • Which negotiating and bidding strategies to use in different circumstances
  • Fiscal and contract issues that impact long-term viability of oil and gas field development
  • How risk and cost factors are monitored and managed in typical exploration and production projects

 Target Audience

 This course designed for all non-petroleum engineers who work in the petroleum industry.

 Training Methodology

 The course will include videos from E & P projects across the world and exercises to reinforce learning.

 Program Content

Day 1

  •  Introduction to the Petroleum Industry
  • Terminology
  • Oil & gas reserves calculation methods
  • Hydrocarbon types and properties
  • Porous and Permeable Rocks
  • Three Types of Rocks
  • Porosity
  • Permeability
  • How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed
  • Erosion and Transport
  • Sedimentation
  • Subsidence
  • Cementation

 Day 2

  •  Hydrocarbon Traps
  • Reservoirs
  • Oil Floats
  • Natural Gas Reservoirs
  • Geological Structures Become Hydrocarbon Traps
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Contour Mapping
  • Contour Maps
  • Exploration well
  • Surface Mapping, Gravity and Magnetic Surveys
  • Surface Mapping

 Day 3

  • Geophysics
  • Basement Rocks
  • Magnetic Surveys
  • Gravity Surveys
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Seismic Exploration
  • Reconnaissance and Detailed Surveys
  • The Seismic Survey
  • Offshore Seismic
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Drive Mechanisms
  • Fluids Properties
  • Reservoir Behaviour
  • Well Behaviour

 Day 4

  • Drilling
  • A Wildcat Well
  • Drilling the Well
  • Drilling Technology
  • Casing the Well
  • Logging the Well
  • The Drill Stem Test
  • The Blowout Preventer
  • Drilling Rigs
  • Type of Onshore Rigs
  • Types of Offshore Drilling Rigs
  • Drilling Operations
  • Well completion and Work Over
  • Well Test Design and Interpretations
  • Production Technology
  • Petroleum Recovery Methods
  • Artificial Lift Methods
  • Production Optimization

 Day 5

  • Field Development and Production operations
    • Oil and gas processing technologies and facilities
    • Extracting value from natural gas liquids (NGLs) and condensates
    • Quality, safety and environmental issues
    • Deepwater and sub-sea facilities
    • Artificial lift and enhanced oil recovery
    • Financial and non-financial measures of finding and development
    • Operations, maintenance and corrosion control
    • Export pipelines and terminals
  • Petroleum economics
  • Asset evaluation methods
  • Field life cycle


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