Course Price: € 80

This comprehensive introduction and overview of the petroleum industry provides insight and facts ranging from global energy statistics to exploration, drilling, wells and production systems. Through engaging, guided tutorials and practical training you’ll develop a skills-set you can implement into your further learning and career.

Who’s it for?

. . . anyone new to the industry or for non-technical staff who wish to learn about the key activities involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas fields.

Course Price

€ 80

Course length

1 day classroom equivalent.

  1. Identify energy types and units and discuss global oil and gas production and reserves
  2. Explain how reservoirs are formed and list the important rock and fluid properties
  3. Describe the exploration process and the information that can be gained from testing wells
  4. Review how wells are drilled and the type of equipment used to make them safe for production
  5. Explain field development production systems and how these relate to water depth

1. World Energy Overview

  • Introduction to Power, Energy and Work
  • Energy types and units
  • World Energy Overview - Global Consumption
  • World Energy Overview - Oil Production and Reserves
  • World Energy Overview - Gas Production and Reserves
  • QUIZ - World Energy Overview

2. Petroleum Industry Overview

  • Petroleum Industry history and current oil production
  • World oil reserves overview
  • Historical crude oil prices

3. Petroleum Rocks and Fluids

  • Petroleum geology - introduction and source rock
  • Petroleum geology - migration and traps
  • Reservoir rock properties overview
  • Reservoir fluid properties overview
  • Crude oil refining
  • QUIZ - Introduction to the Petroleum Industry (1)

4. Exploration and Drilling

  • Exploration introduction
  • Exploration methods
  • Seismic surveying processing and interpretation
  • Drilling and wells

5. Well and Production Systems

  • Well evaluation and testing
  • Wellbore equipment (completions)
  • Production systems
  • QUIZ - Introduction to the Petroleum Industry (2)

6. Production Systems Concepts

  • Production System Concepts (Part 1)
  • QUIZ - Production system concepts (1)
  • Production System Concepts (Part 2)
  • QUIZ - Production system concepts (2)

7. References

  • Introduction - World energy overview
  • Introduction - Petroleum industry overview

8. Final course examination

  • EXAM - Introduction to Petroleum Production
    • 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. Accreditation from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is in progress.

    • 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. Coming Soon

      Upon successful completion of a module (set of courses) a certificate will be issued which will enable the user to apply to Robert Gordon University (RGU) to take the formal assessments (coursework and written examination), successful completion of which will give credit towards their M.Sc. in Petroleum Production Engineering.

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