Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry

Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry
Event Date: October 18, 2020
Event Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Venue: Online Training
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Cource Objectives:

This wide-ranging and practical industry overview covers each key phase of the exploration and production industry. It offers oil and gas professionals the opportunity to gain a technical and commercial understanding of the industry fundamentals.

What will you learn:

• The scientific origins of oil and gas
• The commercial issues underpinning hydrocarbon exploration and development
• The role of government and its agencies
• Oil and gas terminology
• The technological process of exploration
• The technological process of drilling
• The technological process of production
• The challenges of decommissioning

Who should attend:

This course is extremely popular with personnel from all sectors of the oil and gas industry – government agencies, authorities, operators, contractors and service companies. It is especially valuable for newcomers to the industry and non-technical personnel working in areas like HR, Finance, IT, Contracts and Administration who feel they could benefit from gaining a wider appreciation of the ‘big picture’.

Course content:

This course has been designed to be delivered via a Remote Instructor Led platform and consists of 5 modules. These will be delivered over 2½ days – to allow for introductions the first session will run for 2½ hours followed by four x 2-hour sessions. Each session will have a short break and allow time for questions and discussions.
Petroleum Geology - The Origins of Hydrocarbons:
• Key definitions and brief industry history
• The formation of petroleum
• Oil and gas reservoirs
• Reservoir rock and fluid properties

The Big Picture:

• Ownership & control of Hydrocarbons
• Joint Ventures
• World energy supply and demand
• Classification of reserves
• Oil pricing and market issues
Exploration, Appraisal and Drilling
• Geological and commercial factors necessary for successful exploration
• Seismic surveys
• Drilling rigs
• Equipment and processes involved in drilling a well
Field Development, Economics and HSE
• Onshore/offshore developments
• Shallow/deep water developments
• Key economic indicators used in field development decision making
• Health, Safety and Environmental considerations
Production, Decommissioning and The Future
• Reservoir production including Artificial Lift
• Production and Treatment of Reservoir Fluids
• Maintenance and Logistics
• Decommissioning

• Future issues and challenges

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