Course Price: € 450

This extensive course covers all the fundamental concepts of production and facilities operations from exploration and drilling through to surface production treatment and export. Topics include; introduction to the petroleum industry, reservoir engineering fundamentals, fluid properties, well performance prediction, an overview of artificial lift systems, production measurement, surveillance and allocation, well integrity and operations, flow assurance and production chemistry, overview of surface production facilities, primary separation systems, oil. water and gas treatment systems and fluids transportation. This course provides a solid and comprehensive foundation for production operators, production engineers or facilities engineers. IChemE accredited course (35 CPD hours).

Who’s it for?

... anyone desiring to learn about the core subjects involved in production operations or for those new to the industry.

Course Price

€ 450

Course length

5 days classroom equivalent.

  1. Identify key reservoir fluid properties from surface and down-hole measurements and explain their application in production operations
  2. Explain the concepts of nodal analysis (inflow and outflow performance) for flowrate prediction and the effect of sensitivity variables. Appraise the selection and operation of key artificial lift techniques
  3. List the key types of production data that are measured and collected and used in production surveillance, allocation and optimisation
  4. List the principal types of formation damage and their treatment. Compare and contrast the various well intervention and stimulation techniques available for production wells
  5. Analyse the various threats to well integrity and flow assurance in production and injection systems and identify the associated key maintenance strategies
  6. Explain the mechanisms and the methods of control for the various forms of corrosion prevalent within the oil and gas industry including the appropriate selection of materials
  7. Describe the objectives, options and layout of surface production facilities for onshore and offshore fields. Explain the selection, sizing and operation of primary separation systems
  8. Identify the main equipment types used in the treatment of oil, water and gas to meet export specifications and explain their operation
  9. List the primary components and function of the various transportation systems required to export oil, gas and water

Introduction to Production Operations

Production systems concepts

Reservoir engineering fundamentals

Reservoir fluid properties overview

Well inflow performance concepts

Well outflow performance concepts

Pressure loss at surface

Well system (nodal) analysis concepts

Introduction to artificial lift systems

SRP diagnosis and troubleshooting

Production measurement

Production surveillance

Production allocation

Well integrity management

Well intervention and sand control

Formation damage and stimulation methods

Production chemistry and flow assurance

Surface production facilities and treatment

Primary separation systems

Oil treatment systems

Water treatment systems

Gas treatment systems

Corrosion control and material selection

    • Courses:

      On completion of the final course exam you will receive a certificate of completion of your course. Recognised by major players in the industry across the world, these certificates will help to confirm your training record and your progress within the profession. Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) approved training course.

    • Skills and competencies:

      Digital badges are awarded upon the successful completion of a set of skills (micro-credentials) that form a competency set for Production and Reservoir Engineers.

    • Earn credits towards a Masters Degree in Petroleum Production Engineering.

      Upon successful completion of a module (set of courses), a certificate will be issued. This can be used as evidence for requesting module exemption under Robert Gordon University’s Recognition of Certified Prior Learning (RCPL) when applying for entry to the M.Sc. in Petroleum Production Engineering. Please note undertaking these Baobab courses does not guarantee RPCL.

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