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ONLINE: Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry (INT908)


    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.

    Course Structure: 5 modules of max. 2 hours each, delivered over 2½ days
    To allow for introductions the first session will run for 2½ hours followed by four x 2 hour sessions. Each session will have a short break and allow time for questions and discussions.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Drew Leitch

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • Working in any sector of the oil and gas industry: government agencies, authorities, operators, contractors or service companies
    • A newcomer to the industry or non-technical personnel working in areas like HR, Finance, IT, Contracts or Administration who feels you could benefit from gaining a wider appreciation of the ‘big picture’

    How we build your confidence

    This course has been designed to be delivered via a Remote Instructor-Led platform and consists of 5 modules.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • 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 technological process of exploration
    • The technological process of drilling
    • The technological process of production
    • The challenges of decommissioning


    Petroleum Geology - The Origins of Hydrocarbons
    • Key definitions and brief industry history
    • The formation of petroleum
    • Oil and gas reservoirs
    • Reservoir rock and fluid properties

    The Big Picture
    • Ownership & control of Hydrocarbons
    • Joint Ventures
    • World energy supply and demand
    • Classification of reserves
    • Oil pricing and market issues

    Exploration, Appraisal and Drilling
    • Geological and commercial factors necessary for successful exploration
    • Seismic surveys
    • Drilling rigs
    • Equipment and processes involved in drilling a well

    Field Development, Economics and HSE
    • Onshore/offshore developments
    • Shallow/deep water developments
    • Key economic indicators used in field development decision making
    • Health, Safety and Environmental considerations

    Production, Decommissioning and the Future
    • Reservoir production including Artificial Lift
    • Production and treatment of reservoir fluids
    • Maintenance and logistics
    • Decommissioning
    • Future issues and challenges

    Customer Feedback

    "Instructor has done a very good job in delivering the course. Very interactive online training course." - Officer at Ministry of Energy



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