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Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production - A Comprehensive Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry (INT07)


    This course takes participants through all the major stages in the life of an oil or gas field, from gaining access to opportunity, through exploration, appraisal, development planning, early and late production and finally to decommissioning.
    Participants are provided with a current and comprehensive introduction to the upstream industry. The course is therefore useful to industry professionals who want to be better informed about the basic technical and commercial methods, concepts and terminologies and who want to develop an understanding how decisions are being made during planning and execution of projects.
    The course also demonstrates the role and interdependencies of the many different disciplines contributing to the oil and gas industry.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Frank Jahn

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A technical oil or gas professional aspiring to improve your understanding of issues outside your core discipline
    • A commercial, HR or HSE professional involved in oil or gas operations
    • An employee supporting oil and gas projects

    How we build your confidence

    The course is based on presentations, discussions and supported by animations and video clips. Short group projects are added if appropriate.
    Participants will be able to monitor their learning from this course by conducting a questionnaire at the beginning and the end of the course (‘Alpha and Omega test’).

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • Stages of common upstream projects
    • Technology, concepts, methods and terminology used in the oil and gas industry
    • Risk and uncertainty
    • Decision making processes


    • Overview of the upstream oil and gas industry: current issues
    • The field life cycle
    • Petroleum agreements and bidding
    • Exploration
    • Drilling engineering
    • Safety and the environment
    • Reservoir description
    • Volumetric estimation
    • Field appraisal
    • Reservoir dynamic behaviour
    • Well dynamic behaviour
    • Surface facilities
    • Production operations and maintenance
    • Project and contract management
    • Petroleum economics
    • Risk and uncertainty
    • Managing the producing field
    • Managing decline
    • Decommissioning



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