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

  • To be announced for 2022


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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