Oil and Gas
This course is designed to provide non-engineering petroleum industry technical professionals with a thorough overview of most key aspects of petroleum engineering technology and its applications. The course addresses engineering issues ranging from initial involvement with explorationists, reserves evaluation and field development, production optimization, and all the aspects of well drilling. The sessions will focus on relevant and practical issues; including real case studies.
Duration and Training Method
This is a four-day course, providing 3.2 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits) or 32 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).
Participants will learn to:
- Describe the responsibilities of petroleum engineers and other industry professionals in devising field development plans.
- Identify the geoscience products required by a petroleum engineer.
- Describe key rock and reservoir fluid properties.
- List the steps in drilling and completing a well.
- Discuss reservoir drive mechanisms.
- List several methods to determine reserve volumes.
- Discuss the various factors that influence field development decisions.
- Discuss well performance and challenges to optimizing production.
- List selection criteria for EOR projects.
- Discuss the challenges of developing unconventional resources.
- Explain the components of a field economic analysis.
- Oil and gas reserves breakdown
- The main components of oil/gas field development plans briefing the role of each discipline (engineers, geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicts, landmen, etc.)
- Geologic cycle
- Depositional environment
- Types of reservoir rocks
- Main elements of petroleum reservoirs
- Geological maps
- Rock properties
- Types of rock porosity and measurements
- Definitions of formation permeability and measurements
- Rock wettability and effect on field performance
- Capillary pressure
- Case Study from Ekofish (Norway)
- Hydrocarbon classifications and fluid sampling
- Phase envelops description of oil and gas field
- Physical properties of oil and gas fields
- Methods of fluid sampling and PVT analysis
- Well drilling and completion methods
- Background history
- Well construction/drilling
- Description of rotary systems
- Hoisting system
- Rotary system
- Pipe connection, BOP, tubing and casing hangers
- Top drive method
- Function of drill mud
- Physical properties of drill mud
- Water and oil base
- Mud weight, viscosity, fluid loss
- Types of drill bits
- Design and performance
- Drilling operation/problems
- Stuck drillpipe (mechanical and differential sticking)
- Equivalent circulating density (ECD)
- Swabbing and surging
- Well kicks and blowout
- How to increase rate of penetration (ROP)
- Horizontal/directional well drilling
- Stages of drilling and types of Hz wells
- Design considerations
- Kickoff points
- Types of casing
- Rotary vs sliding drilling
- Downhole motors and geo-steering technique
- Safety considerations
- Types of drilling rigs
- Differences between onshore and offshore drilling techniques
- Open hole, cased hole, and gravel pack
- Process of cementing the casing
- Well perforation
- Mud logging
- Open hole logs
- Logging while drilling (LWD) and measure while drilling (MWD)
- Wireline testing
- Reservoir drives and reserves determination
- Reservoir derives
- Primary and secondary recoveries
- Types of reservoir drives and impact on performance
- Reserves classification and definitions
- Volumetric and material balance methods
- Decline analysis
- Probabilistic method
- Empirical method to estimate recoverable reserves
- Reservoir delineation & development
- Structure of oil companies (past and now)
- Field development considerations
- Micro aspects (well design)
- Macro aspects (number of wells, production profile)
- Impact on field performance
- Different techniques (advantages and disadvantages)
- Benefits of horizontal wells
- Geological, completion, and drilling risks
- Production operations and optimization
- Methods estimating well performance
- Operational problems (diagnostic and remedy methods)
- Equipment used in well testing
- Objectives setting of well testing
- Types of well tests
- Flow/buildup test and analysis
- Formation damage
- Drawdown testing and reservoir limit testing (RLT)
- Case study
- Enhanced Recovery Mechanism
- Oil recovery mechanisms
- Types of EOR and screening
- Planning of a waterflood design
- Monitoring of waterflood project
- Oil sands and thermal recovery (steam injection and in-situ combustion
- Coal bed methane (CBM)
- Shale gas and oil shale and the applications of horizontal wells with multi fracing
- Input data to economic evaluation
- The concept of discounting cash flow
- Various economic profitability indices
- Example of running economics of well drilling
Who Should Attend and Prerequisites
This course is aimed at oil and gas professionals who interact with petroleum engineers. This would include geoscientists, technical assistants, drilling and operations engineers, finance and accounting staff, land and IT staff, and administrative assistants. The course would also benefit new-hire staff who are not familiar with the industry.
Detlef Hallermann earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines, an MBA from the University of Denver, and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is currently Program Leader for the Reliant Energy Trade Center at Texas A&M University, and an Adjunct Professor for Rice University involved in their Continuing Education Programs.
Dr. Hallermann has created programs related to almost all aspects of front and mid-office responsibilities for energy trading, and is well versed in oil and gas acquisitions, energy trading, and risk management.
Affiliations and Accreditation
MSc & PhD Colorado School of Mines - Mineral Economics
MBA University of Denver - Finance
BSc Texas A&M University - Petroleum Engineering
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Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and internationally, including projects in Libya, Yemen, Iran, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina, with special expertise in reservoir engineering/management with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields.
Other interests include well test planning and analysis using state of the art commercially-available software; the implementation of secondary and tertiary recovery schemes; and technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Ibrahim has been a worldwide recognized instructor covering a wide range of petroleum engineering topics. He graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973, and obtained a post-graduate diploma from the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983. Saad is a member of the APEGA, and the SPE.
Affiliations and Accreditation
Post-Graduate Diploma University of Calgary - Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
BSc University of Alexandria - Mechanical Engineering
Member of the APEGGA, SPE and CIM
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