Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas | Production Engineering

Well Production Operations

Course Code: EC028
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration:
3 hours

Self-paced e-learning

Fee from: GBP £300.00


In this course you will learn about Oilfield Production Operations from the wellhead to the point of sale. The learner will be introduced to equipment selection, function and modification and how these decisions relate to the wider E&P lifecycle, the broader production system and the regulatory environment in which they are operating. The course discusses function and malfunction, routine operations and common day to day activities as well as introducing the unique language used in Production Operations. This course is designed to familiarise learners with the basic aspects of crude oil and natural gas production and the common processes and equipment used in gathering and processing for operations.

Course Code: EC028
Duration: 3 hours
Fee From
GBP £300.00 (exc. Tax)
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Training Method

This is a self-paced e-learning course. Learning materials are structured into short sections, each including interactive text and image content, animations, video, and audio. An end of course quiz is scored to provide the learner with their learning progress. Approximately 3 hours learning time.

Course Overview

Participants will

  1. Learn how the petroleum system and global economics can affect field production and development decisions.
  2. Recognize the characteristics of crude oil and natural gas that impact flow and processing.
  3. Illustrate the range of surface facilities available, including oil and gas separators, injection systems and water disposal systems.
  4. Discuss uncertainty around production and development design.
  5. Develop an understanding of production optimisation and how to successfully model production outcomes.
Overview of Oil and Gas Production Systems

This module will introduce the concept of Production Systems. The learner will consider the different influences of the petroleum system and the wider economic climate when designing a suitable production system. Risk and uncertainty relating to the production system design will be discussed as well as the range of different production system designs that may be suitable at upstream, midstream and downstream phases of a field lifecycle. 

Oil and Gas Treatment Systems

This module introduces the learner to the characteristics of crude oil and natural gas that impact flow and processing and therefore must be understood when producing and treating hydrocarbons. The module will demonstrate that production of hydrocarbons is accompanied by production of water and the separation, storage, treatment and disposal of the produced water will be discussed alongside typical oil and gas treatment processes. Finally drains, flares and vent systems will be introduced alongside best practice with respect to local regulations and the environment.

Injection Systems and Production System Optimisation

The final module in this course teaches about injection systems, including waterflooding, gas, steam and CO2 injection. The learner will develop an understanding of where and when these are used and the factors to consider when designing an injection system. The module will also cover gas storage and the relationship between storage and demand. Finally, production optimisation will be discussed alongside how to successfully model production outcomes to meet a desired objective.

CEU: 0.3 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 3 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
RPS is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. We comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognised internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
We issue a Certificate of Attendance which verifies the number of training hours attended. Our courses are generally accepted by most professional licensing boards/associations towards continuing education credits. Please check with your licensing board to determine if the courses and certificate of attendance meet their specific criteria.