Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Exploration and Production

Oil and Gas Energy

Course Overview

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas exploration and production industry from a historical, current and future perspective for both non-technical and technical staff. The principles of exploration, development and production will be covered and complemented by what is happening in the industry and what the future holds. The full lifecycle of exploration to product delivery will be covered.

Course Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive overview of the oil and gas exploration and production industry
  • To provide a historical, current and future perspective for both non-technical and technical staff
  • To provide an overview of the principles of exploration, drilling, development and production
  • To provide an understanding of what is happening in the industry
  • To provide an understanding of what the future holds
  • To understand the full lifecycle of exploration to product delivery
  • To understand the nomenclature and terminology used in the industry

Course Outline

History and geopolitics of oil and gas

  • Pre-history
  • 1800s to the great wars
  • Post war to present

The role of oil and gas in society

  • The nature of oil and gas
  • Uses for oil and gas

The big picture

  • Upstream
  • Midstream
  • Downstream

Petroleum Geology

  • Geological time
  • Rock types
  • Sedimentary basins
  • Plate tectonics
  • Source rocks
  • Reservoirs
  • Traps and seals

Exploration

  • Gravity and magnetic surveying
  • 2D, 3D and 4D seismic
  • Field valuation
  • Field appraisal

Drilling

  • Drilling basics
  • Casing and completing a well
  • Sampling and testing
  • Well information
  • Well completions

Field development and production

  • Field development planning
  • Lifecycle costing
  • Economic analysis
  • Development drilling
  • Facilities and production
  • Abandonmen

Petroleum contracts, Petroleum economics, Health, Safety and Environment

  • Health considerations
  • Safety considerations
  • Environmental considerations

Alternatives

  • Unconventionals
  • Alternatives to oil and gas
  • Carbon capture and storage (CO2 sequestration)

The future

  • New technologies
  • Where will we find oil and gas in the future?
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