This course considers the technical and commercial influences on Field Development Planning within the global oil and gas industry. It takes into account the need for understanding field development choice, resource size, facility choice and cost. The course is orientated to developing the multi-discipline skills required for Field Development Planning.
Course Structure: 5 modules of 3 hours each, delivered over 5 days Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 3 hours in length with multiple breaks.
Course Level: Skill Duration: 5 days Instructor: Pete Smith
Designed for you, if you are...
A reservoir / petroleum / production / facility / drilling engineer
How we build your confidence
This is a five-session online course with lectures supported and illustrated by worked examples, case studies and follow-up exercises, group exercises and quizzes to give assurance that key learnings are accomplished.
Since participants may have different levels of background in petroleum economics and statistics there are additional pre-reading modules to ensure that the fundamental understanding of these topics has been established prior to the course.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in:
Understanding the purpose of Field Development Planning
Critically analysing the principal technical and commercial features of oil and gas properties
Having a deeper understanding of the role of risk and uncertainty when making field development planning decisions
Understanding all aspects that appertain to Field Development Planning, including resource size, resource location and reservoir production support mechanism
Assessing the impact of field development choices on facility selection, sizing and costing
Resolving the technical aspects into holistic understanding of the commercial worth of assets
Developing a comprehensive understanding of how a field development project is managed the through key stage gates.
Managing the risk of the Field Development cost, schedule and operability through-out field life
Session1 - Estimating Resources
The concept of value
Geological issues - defining the static reservoir model
Hydrocarbon issues - 'the fluids'
Reservoir dynamic modelling
Session 2 - Estimating Costs
Field development definition
Well test analysis
Developing a drilling schedule
Session 3 - Estimating Value
Gas and gas condensate fields
Commercial evaluation/fiscal regulations
Onshore oil field development example
Offshore and deepwater oil field development examples
"The structure was good with quizzes in the morning and go through exercise and then the lecture. The instructor was very knowledgeable and added interesting cases along the way to support the material." - Petroleum Engineer at Danish North Sea Fund
"This course is one of the best courses I have attended. Really useful for my everyday work. And I have learned a lot! Great trainer!" - Reservoir Engineer at SASOL
"Really enjoyed the course! Thank you. Great teaching! Pete was very engaging and his experience and case studies from his work experience were very interesting." - Senior Geologist at Brunei National Petroleum Company
"Course provided the detailed understanding of Field Development Planning in a holistic sense." - Exploration Manager at SASOL