This basic course provides a comprehensive overview of the upstream and downstream sectors of the petroleum industry. Topics covered include formation and trapping of petroleum, geological and geophysical exploration methods, drilling, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering and production engineering. Refining, gas processing and the petrochemical industries are included. The economic and HSE aspects of the industry are considered throughout the course. An overview of the OPEC organisation and supply-demand trends are discussed. The status of the oil industry in the world is emphasised and the roles of the various disciplines in the industry are introduced.
Course Level: Foundation
Designed for you, if you are...
A non-specialist in the oil & gas industry
An HR, finance or administrative person working for or liaising with oil & gas organisations
The course assumes that you have no prior knowledge of oil and gas activities.
How we build your confidence
In this course you have the opportunity to do an extended class exercise, covering the activities from Exploration, Appraisal and Field Development. You will get a budget for seismic and exploration wells and will develop your own prospects, drill exploration and appraisal wells, and perform the reservoir evaluation from the acquired data (OH logs, pressure data etc.).
In addition to the course manual, you will receive the textbook `The Universe of the Oil and Gas Industry from Exploration to Refining: An Integrated Overview for Industry and Academia`, a reference guide to the oil and gas industry.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
How hydrocarbons were generated, trapped and formed hydrocarbon reservoirs
The various geological and geophysical exploration methods
All engineering and development aspects of the industry
The role and contribution of the various disciplines in petroleum development and production projects
Their principal objectives and some key challenges facing most sectors of the petroleum industry
The meaning of common petroleum industry vocabulary with the use of diagrams as appropriate
Applying your knowledge and problem solving skills to industry-related exercises, such as the calculation of original hydrocarbons in place
"Very comprehensive overview, instructor masters brilliantly the course delivery" - Manager Investor Relations at OMV Petrom S.A. "Detailed process descriptions & analogies with real-life situations" - Business Analyst at OMV Austria E&P GmbH "The course is understandable irrespective of the profession or level, this course is very valuable for me." - Financial Analyst at NIS Petrol