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Inspiring training coursesProduction Technology, Artificial Lift, Reservoir Engineering, Integrated Production Modeling, Unconventional Reservoir Analysis
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Fundamental building blocks. Concepts not equations. Concise explanations. Compelling, short video tutorials (3 to 5 min.) with transcripts you can search, wherever and whenever you need them.
Learn how concepts are put into practice in the real world. Practical software video tutorials using industry standard software (Petroleum Experts IPM and KAPPA Workstation) to illustrate well, reservoir and field modelling and analysis.
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A selection of our most popular courses
This course provides an overview of the Petroleum Industry from global energy statistics to exploration, drilling, wells and production systems. 1 day classroom equivalent.
This course covers the theory and practice of well performance and prediction. Topics include production systems concepts, units and datums, fluid properties, inflow and outflow performance and nodal analysis. 2 days classroom equivalent.
This course covers the theory and practice of artificial lift design and diagnosis. Topics include an overview of artificial lift systems, selection criteria and detailed reviews of gas lift, ESP and PCP systems. 3 days classroom equivalent.
This comprehensive course covers all the fundamental concepts of reservoir engineering including fluid and rock properties, well inflow performance, fluid flow in porous media, reservoir drive mechanisms, performance trend analysis, material balance and analytical aquifers, well testing and pressure transient analysis, reserves estimation. 5 days classroom equivalent.
This extensive course will enable participants to understand the concepts and practical applications of modelling naturally flowing and artificial lift (ESP and Gas Lift) wells with Prosper, surface network modelling with GAP, reservoir modelling with MBAL and full field performance prediction with GAP and MBAL. 10 days classroom equivalent.
This course covers the properties, characteristics and analysis techniques for unconventional reservoirs. Key topics include completion design, application of artificial lift systems, well surveillance and production forecasting for the transient flow conditions encountered in unconventional reservoir systems. 2 days classroom equivalent.
From reservoir to separator to pipeline
Well inflow and outflow
Well performance prediction
Artificial lift systems
Production measurement and surveillance
Well intervention and stimulation
Flow assurance (wax, asphaltene, hydrates, scale)
Surface production facilities
Rock and fluid properties
Fluid flow in porous media
Reservoir drive mechanisms
Performance trend analysis
Material balance and aquifer influx
Pressure transient analysis (PTA)
Unconventional Reservoir Analysis
Rock and fluid characteristics
Fluid flow regimes in horizontal, fractured wells
Decline curve analysis for transient flow
Rate transient analysis (RTA)
Well performance workflow for unconventional reservoir analysis
Field and well analysis applications with Citrine, Topaze and Rubis
Integrated Production Modelling
Well modelling applications (Prosper)
Artificial lift design and diagnosis (Prosper)
Reservoir modelling applications (MBAL)
Field modelling applications (GAP)
Full field performance prediction (GAP + MBAL)
On-the-job performance support, when and where needed
Comments from our clients
This is exactly what I have been looking for since I started learning about Production Engineering – the fundamental concepts very well explained and concise. I am not aware of any text book that it explains anywhere near as well.Chevron Production Engineer
I would like to express my gratitude for your online course. It is an outstanding learning system in its own class and a unique opportunity for us professionals and carrier starters to deepen and better organize our professional knowledge, understand and deal better with the everyday engineering tasks that are challenging us.
During my university studies I had already learned a lot about the theory of petroleum engineering themes, but you could discuss and present the whole topic in a way which made the practical understanding and usage of petroleum engineering subjects for me easier.Uniper Energy Reservoir Engineer
The content is excellent and easy to understand even to a non-PT or RE. I love the simplicity and authentic nature of the lectures.
The transcripts are very good for following your lectures in a ‘note’ form. Real world examples and applications help the user relate to his/her job.Shell Geologist
The site is user friendly and interactive. I really liked the fact that the history of views, searches, etc is always stored. Your way of explaining everything by getting back to the basics, to the most fundamental equations and illustrating them by real examples, I just loved it!
I think for me as a junior this is a great training to have, especially that it covers thoroughly the petroleum system starting from geology, reservoir to production.
However, this is as well an excellent refresher for non junior engineers. This is because as the daily work absorbs the engineer, he steps away from the fundamentals. So, a cyclic refresher is of a great help and the site is very useful in this regard.OMV Production Engineer