Training

Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry


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11 Feb 2019

This wide-ranging and practical industry overview covers each key phase of the exploration and production industry. It offers oil and gas professionals the opportunity to gain a technical and commercial understanding of the industry fundamentals.

What you will learn

  • The scientific origins of oil and gas
  • The commercial issues underpinning hydrocarbon exploration and development
  • The role of government and its agencies
  • Oil and gas terminology
  • The technical process of exploration
  • The technical process of drilling
  • The technical process of production
  • The challenges of decommissioning

Petroleum geology - the origins of hydrocarbons

  • The formation of petroleum
  • Oil and gas reservoirs
  • Reservoir rock and fluid properties

World energy supply and demand

  • Oil and gas supply and demand
  • Classification of reserves
  • Oil pricing and market issues
  • Non conventional oil, gas and renewables

Ownership and exploitation of reserves

  • Licensing/concessions
  • Joint-venture agreements
  • Production-sharing contracts

Exploration and appraisal

  • Geological and commercial factors necessary for successful exploration and appraisal
  • Seismic surveys

Drilling

  • Drilling rigs
  • Equipment and processes involved in drilling a well
  • Completing a well and preparing it for production
  • Horizontal drilling
  • Well workover operations

Field development

  • Onshore/offshore developments
  • Shallow/deep water developments
  • Gas field developments
  • Aspects of well and facilities design

Petroleum economics

  • Field development decision-making
  • Key economic indicators and their uses

Health, safety and the environment

  • Safety
  • The environment

Petroleum production and treatment

  • Reservoir production mechanisms
  • Artificial lift systems
  • Well stimulation - fracturing, acidising and sand control
  • Production and treatment of reservoir fluids
  • Processing the production from oil and gas fields

Maintenance and logistics

  • Well and facility maintenance
  • Reliability-centred maintenance
  • Corrosion and how it is controlled
  • Transportation of personnel and materials

Decommissioning

  • Possible decommissioning solutions
  • Scope of decommissioning obligations

Future issues and challenges

  • Meeting future energy demand
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Security of supply



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Date of Training

11 Feb 2019

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