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Production Operations

Exploration and Production Process Basics

Description

This workshop describes the petroleum value chain from prospect identification, to project commissioning and to final abandonment. Participants will leave this course with a firm understanding of the petroleum industry. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the relationships and dependencies across the E and P industry.

The course offers a fresh look at a range of critical, inter-related topics and will be taught with the modern learner in mind.  Multiple tools, such as peer-based learning, internet resources, hands-on exercises, in-depth team workshops, and group discovery sessions, will be used to ensure learning retention and recall.  Participants work as members of multi-disciplinary teams using real oil-field data in interactive workshops that illustrate technology/business concepts. Each team will be held accountable for the results of their interpretations in a safe, constructive learning environment.  Other skills will be learned in short hands-on exercises that reinforce the learning points from the lectures.  Lecturers are widely-experienced oil field professionals who can share experiences from a number of technical settings and organizational approaches to give the students a broad view of the industry and its participants.

The extended workshops conducted through the two weeks of the course include an exploration/discovery workshop, an appraisal workshop to define the static and dynamic models for a new discovery and a facilities workshop in which the students fit the facilities to their newly-defined discovery. Uncertainties, risk management, business practices, and project management lessons are learned through these team events.


Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will learn about:

  • Exploration/production overview
  • Basic petroleum geology principles
  • Basic petroleum geophysics principles
  • Log interpretation basics
  • Drilling basics
  • Basic reservoir engineering
  • Basic production engineering
  • Basic facilities engineering
  • Business principles governing E/P

Target Audience

Newly hired engineers and geoscientists


Production Operations Outline

The course covers the following topics:

  • Opportunity identification
  • Elements of petroleum environment
  • Play to prospect to field technologies
  • Concessions and contracts
  • Find and define an asset
  • Appraise an opportunity
  • Build a field development plan
  • Facilities gas, oil, design, construction, processing, maintenance, decommissioning
  • Building an effective team
  • Company/industry processes and procedures

  
  

Ref Location From To Cost
PO10 Kuwait 5-4-2020 9-4-2020
DW02 Kuwait 5-4-2020 9-4-2020