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2018-19 Upstream Training and Development Guide

NEW in 2018-19
• Advanced Practices in Exploration and Development of
Unconventional Resources (pg 16)
• Advanced Project Management Workshop (pg 57)
• Applied Environmental Management Systems (pg 46)
• Applied Occupational Health and Safety Management
Systems (pg 46)
• ArcGIS Pro Essentials for Petroleum (pg 50)
• Artificial Lift for Unconventional Wells (pg 41)
• Computer-Based Subsurface Mapping (pg 9)
• Management Systems Lead Auditor (pg 46)
• Managing Non-Technical Risks (pg 51)
• NEW PetroAcademy Virtual/Blended Learning Options:
- Basic Drilling, Completion, and Workover Operations
(pg 6)
- Basic Geophysics (pg 15)
- Basic Reservoir Engineering (pg 29)
- Completions and Workovers (pg 37)
- Production Technology for Other Disciplines (pg 38)
Message from the CEO
A competent workforce has always been critical for our industry’s success, but it MULTI-DISCIPLINE TRAINING
is even more important with challenging product prices. Doing more with less is 6 Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations – BDC
how we can thrive in hard times, but that requires a very competent workforce. (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course)
6 Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices – BE
This guide presents the industry’s most comprehensive workforce development 5 Basic Petroleum Technology – BPT
programs – focused on building competent people. PetroSkills brings together 5 Basic Petroleum Technology Principles (Virtual/Blended
course) - BPTP
industry-driven and industry-approved programs that deliver flexible, practical, 7 Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources – HOED
fit-for-purpose training and development. This guide can help you find ways to 7 Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources – SRE
6 Field Study – Heavy Oil Resources – HOFS
advance your technical competence and build your company’s value. 7 Overview of Heavy Oil Resources – HOOV
6 Overview of the Petroleum Industry – OVP
Since the first offerings of Production Operations 1 and the Campbell Gas
Course® over 50 years ago, PetroSkills instructor-led training programs have set GEOLOGY
the standard for excellence from subsurface to downstream. This guide presents hundreds of sessions offered
worldwide by top industry experts in each technical discipline across the value chain. Our competency-based 8 Geology Progression Matrix
11 Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings – ESS
programs are designed and delivered under the direction of the PetroSkills Alliance which includes some 8 Basic Petroleum Geology – BG
of the top petroleum companies worldwide, working together, to offer an industry-driven and vetted set of 11 Basin Analysis Workshop: An Integrated Approach – BA
courses, products and services. 9 Carbonate Reservoirs – PCR
12 Compressional and Transpressional Structural Styles – CPST
9 Computer-Based Subsurface Mapping - CSM
NEW courses to look for in this edition include: 12 Deep-water Turbidite Depositional Systems and Reservoirs – DWT
• Advanced Practices in Exploration and Development of Unconventional Resources (EDUR) - see 12 Development Geology – DG
12 Geochemical Techniques for Solving Reservoir Management and
page 16 Field Development Problems – GTS
• Advanced Project Management Workshop (APMW) - page 57 10 Geochemistry: Tools for Effective Exploration and Development
• Applied Environmental Management Systems (AEM) - page 46 – MGT
10 Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil
• Applied Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (HSM) - page 46 Reservoirs – HORC
• ArcGIS Pro Essentials for Petroleum (GISP) - page 50 10 Geomechanics for Heavy Oil – HOGM
• Artificial Lift for Unconventional Wells (ALUW) - page 41 13 Integrated Carbonate Reservoir Characterization – ICR
9 Mapping Subsurface Structures – MSS
• Computer-Based Subsurface Mapping (CSM) - page 9 13 Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic and Engineering Analysis
• Management Systems Lead Auditor (AUD) - page 46 – FR
13 Operations Geology – OG
• Managing Non-Technical Risks (MNTR) - page 51 10 Petroleum Systems Analysis - PSA
In addition to our instructor-led programs, our digital learning solutions and professional services continue to 10 Production Geology for Other Disciplines – PGD
13 Prospect and Play Assessment – PPA
lead the industry. This guide outlines our electronic solutions ePilot™, ePetro™, ActiveLearner®, Compass® 9 Sandstone Reservoirs – SR
and PetroCore® - see page 4 for more details. 11 Sequence Stratigraphy: An Applied Workshop – SQS
11 Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration – ST
We are also proud to announce the expansion of our blended/virtual learning program, PetroAcademy™.
This unique course model delivers the same competency development as our face-to-face courses via
virtually delivered Skill Modules™, available from anywhere in the world. 14 Geophysics Progression Matrix
17 3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization – SARC
The following blended/virtual courses are available now and we will be adding more throughout 2019. For 16 Advanced Practices in Exploration and Development of
more information, see the back cover, or Unconventional Resources - EDUR
17 Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy: A Sequence – Wavelet Analysis
• Applied Reservoir Engineering – page 29 • Completions and Workovers - page 37 Exploration – Exploitation Workshop – ADS
• Basic Drilling, Completion, and Workover • Foundations of Petrophysics - page 24 17 Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir
• NODAL Analysis Workshop – page 39 Characterization – ASAF
Operations - page 6 16 AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications – AVO
• Basic Geophysics - page 15 • Production Operations 1 – page 37 15 Basic Geophysics – BGP (Also available as a Virtual/Blended
• Basic Petroleum Technology • Production Technology for Other Disciplines - course)
Principles – page 5 page 38 16 Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: A Basin Scale Regional
• Scale Identification, Remediation, and Exploration Workshop – ISS
• Basic Reservoir Engineering - page 29 15 Seismic Acquisition Technology in a Regulatory Era – SATR
• Casing Design Workshop – page 20 Prevention Workshop – page 44 15 Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology – SSD
14 Seismic Interpretation – SI1
I hope you find this guide useful. If there is any way that we can help you, your team, 16 Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion – SVDC
or your organization, please don’t hesitate to contact me personally at, 17 Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional
Plays – FAMS
or contact our Customer Service Department at +1.918.828.2500.
Ford Brett
18 Well Construction / Drilling Progression Matrix
CEO PetroSkills 18 Basic Drilling Technology – BDT
19 Casing and Cementing – CAC
20 Casing Design Workshop – CDW (Virtual/Blended course)
21 Cementing Practices – Cementing II – CEP
Cover Image: 21 Deepwater Well Engineering – DWE
22 Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling – DHD
22 Drill String Design and Optimization – DSD
Shotover River Mouth, 19 Drilling Fluids Technology – DFT
19 Drilling Practices – DP
Queenstown, New Zealand. 20 Fundamentals of Casing Design – FCD
22 Managing Wellsite Operations – MWC
20 Offshore Drilling Operations - ODO
22 Practical Drilling Skills - PDS
21 Primary Cementing – Cementing I – PCE
23 Solids Control Systems – SCS
21 Stuck Pipe Prevention – Train Wreck Avoidance™ – SPP
19 Well Design and Engineering – WDE


24 Petrophysics Progression Matrix 37 Production Operations 1 – PO1 (Also available as a 57 Essential Leadership Skills for Technical Professionals – OM23
27 Applied Rock Mechanics – ARM Virtual/Blended course) 58 Essential Technical Writing Skills – ETWS
26 Capillarity in Rocks – CIR 38 Production Technology for Other Disciplines – PTO 59 Making Change Happen: People and Process – MCPP
27 Cased Hole Formation Evaluation – CH (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) 59 Managing and Leading Others – MLO
25 Coring and Core Analysis – CCA 44 Sand Control – SNDC 59 Meeting Management and Facilitation for the Petroleum Industry
24 Foundations of Petrophysics – FPP (Also available as a 44 Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention Workshop – MMF
Virtual/Blended course) – SIR (Virtual/Blended course) 58 Negotiation Skills for the Petroleum Industry – NSPI
26 Integration of Rocks, Log and Test Data – ILC 38 Surface Production Operations – PO3 59 Presentation Skills for the Petroleum Industry – PSPI
25 Mudlogging – MDLG 45 Surface Water Management in Unconventional Resource Plays 58 Team Building for Intact Teams – TB
26 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Petrophysics – NMRP – SWM 58 Team Leadership – TLS
25 Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs – PUR 39 Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation – URCS
26 Shaly Sand Petrophysics – APS 45 Water Management in Heavy Oil Resource Operations – HOWM INTEGRATED - HEAVY OIL
27 Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation of Dipmeters and 38 Well Stimulation: Practical and Applied – WS
Borehole-Imaging Logs – SSI
25 Well Log Interpretation – WLI (Virtual/Blended option coming 7 Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources – HOED
soon) HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT 6 Field Study – Heavy Oil Resources – HOFS
27 Wireline Formation Testing and Interpretation – WFT 10 Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil
46 Applied Environmental Management Systems – AEM Reservoirs – HORC
RESERVOIR ENGINEERING 46 Applied Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – 10 Geomechanics for Heavy Oil – HOGM
HSM 7 Overview of Heavy Oil Resources – HOOV
46 Competent Person Fall Protection – FPST 33 Reservoir Modeling of Heavy Oil Resources – HORM
28 Reservoir Engineering Progression Matrix 45 Water Management in Heavy Oil Resource Operations – HOWM
29 Applied Reservoir Engineering – RE (Also available as a 47 Fundamentals of Process Safety – PS2
Virtual/Blended course) 46 Management Systems Lead Auditor - AUD
29 Basic Reservoir Engineering – BR (Also available as a 47 Risk Based Process Safety Management – HS45 UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES
Virtual/Blended course)
31 Capillarity in Rocks – CIR OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
30 Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals – EORC 40 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing – AHF
34 Decline Curve Analysis and Diagnostic Methods for Performance 16 Advanced Practices in Exploration and Development of
Forecasting – DCA 49 Applied Maintenance Management – OM21 Unconventional Resources – EDUR
30 Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals – ORE 49 Maintenance Planning and Work Control – OM41 27 Applied Rock Mechanics – ARM
31 Enhanced Oil Recovery with Gas Injection – EORG 41 Artificial Lift for Unconventional Wells - ALUW
34 Gas Reservoir Management – GRM 6 Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices – BE
32 History Matching and Reservoir Optimization – HMRO PETROLEUM DATA MANAGEMENT 5 Basic Petroleum Technology – BPT
34 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis and Design – HML1 37 Completions and Workovers – CAW
32 Integrated Reservoir Modeling – GRD 50 ArcGIS Coordinate Reference Systems for Petroleum – GISC 22 Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling – DHD
34 Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic and Engineering 50 ArcGIS Data Management for Petroleum – GISD 7 Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources – SRE
Analysis – FR 50 ArcGIS Essentials for Petroleum – GISE 24 Foundations of Petrophysics – FPP
35 New Opportunities in Old Fields – NOF 50 ArcGIS Pro Essentials for Petroleum – GISP 43 Gas Production Engineering – GPO
32 Oil and Gas Reserves Evaluation – OGR 49 Introduction to Data Management – IDM 34 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis and Design – HML1
32 Reservoir Characterization: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach 49 Seismic Positioning Data Management – SPDM 45 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation
– RC – HML2
30 Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines – REO 40 Hydraulic Fracturing Applications – HFU
31 Reservoir Fluid Properties: Preparation for Reservoir Engineering PETROLEUM BUSINESS 10 Petroleum Systems Analysis - PSA
and Simulation Studies – RFP 25 Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs – PUR
33 Reservoir Management – RM 52 Advanced Decision Analysis with Portfolio and Project Modeling 37 Production Operations 1 – PO1
33 Reservoir Management for Unconventional Reservoirs – RMUR – ADA 55 Project Management in Upstream Field Development – FPM2
33 Reservoir Modeling of Heavy Oil Resources – HORM 51 Basic Petroleum Economics – BEC3 33 Reservoir Management for Unconventional Reservoirs – RMUR
33 Reservoir Simulation Strategies – RSS 52 Cost Management – CM 45 Surface Water Management in Unconventional Resource Plays
35 Streamlines: Applications to Reservoir Simulation, 52 Economics of Worldwide Petroleum Production – EWP – SWM
Characterization and Management – SRS 51 Expanded Basic Petroleum Economics – BEC 35 Unconventional Resource and Reserve Evaluations - URRE
35 Unconventional Resource and Reserve Evaluation - URRE 53 Fundamentals of International Oil and Gas Law – IOG 39 Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation – URCS
31 Waterflooding A to Z – WF 53 International Petroleum Contracts – IPC 17 Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional
30 Well Test Design and Analysis – WTA 51 Introduction to Petroleum Business – IPB Plays – FAMS
51 Managing Non-Technical Risks - MNTR 19 Well Design and Engineering – WDE
PRODUCTION AND COMPLETIONS 53 Petroleum Finance and Accounting Principles – PFA 30 Well Test Design and Analysis – WTA
ENGINEERING 52 Petroleum Risk and Decision Analysis – PRD
53 Strategic Thinking: A Tool-Based Approach – STT
36 Production / Completions Engineering Progression Matrix 60 INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES
40 Acidizing Applications in Sandstones and Carbonates – ASC
40 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing – AHF PROCUREMENT / SUPPLY CHAIN
45 Applied Water Technology in Oil and Gas Production – PF21 PETROSKILLS SPECIAL FEATURES
41 Artificial Lift Systems – ALS
54 Contracts and Tenders Fundamentals – SC41
41 Artificial Lift for Unconventional Wells - ALUW 2 PetroSkills Alliance
55 Cost/Price Analysis and Total Cost Concepts in Supply
41 Beam Pumps – BP 3 In-House Training
Management – SC64
38 Coiled Tubing Interventions – CTI 4 PetroSkills Solutions - Competency Development
54 Effective Materials Management – SC42
37 Completions and Workovers – CAW (Also available as a Virtual/ 5 PetroAcademy - Blended Learning Solutions
54 Inside Procurement in Oil and Gas – SC61
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54 Strategic Procurement and Supply Management in the Oil and
40 Downhole Remediation Practices for Mature Oil and Gas Wells 23 Unconventional Course Progression Matrix
Gas Industry – SC62
– DRP 35 ePetro - Online Learning for Petroleum Professionals
55 Supplier Relationship Management – SC63
41 Electrical Submersible Pumps – ESP 42 Testimonials - Our Participants Say It Best
43 Flow Assurance for Offshore Production – FAOP 47 ePilot - HSSE e-Learning
43 Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation – FD PROJECT MANAGEMENT 48 Field Trips
42 Gas Lift – GLI 70 Tip of the Month
43 Gas Production Engineering – GPO 71 PetroSkills Conference Center
43 Gas Well Deliquification – GWD 57 Advanced Project Management – FPM62 72 In-House Training
45 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation 57 Advanced Project Management II – FPM63 Inside Back Cover Regional Contacts and Registration
– HML2 57 Advanced Project Management Workshop - APMW Inside Back Cover CEU/PDH Certificates
40 Hydraulic Fracturing Applications – HFU 56 Managing Brownfield Projects – FPM42 Back Cover PetroAcademy - Blended Learning Solutions
39 NODAL Analysis Workshop – NAW (Virtual/Blended course) 55 Petroleum Project Management: Principles and Practices – PPM
39 Performance Analysis, Prediction, and Optimization Using 56 Managing Project Controls for Contractors and Owners - PC21
Nodal Analysis – PO2 56 Project Management for Engineering and Construction – FPM22
42 Plunger Lift – PLS 55 Project Management in Upstream Field Development – FPM2
44 Production Chemistry – OGPC 56 Risk Management for Upstream Capital Projects – PMRM
44 Production Logging – RMP
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Basic Petroleum Basic Petroleum

Technology Technology – BPT
Principles – BPTP
PetroAcademy This course provides the participant with an

understanding of basic petroleum technology in

the context of the Petroleum Value Chain and
Blended Learning Solutions PetroAcademy
Asset Management, from exploration to
abandonment. Unconventional shale (tight oil and
gas) and conventional oil and gas are covered.
BLENDED LEA RNING The participant will understand how and when
Reduced time to competency geoscience and engineering professionals use
technology to determine and then optimize the
This course will be delivered virtually through
Eliminated travel expense PetroAcademy providing participants with the
economic value of an oil and gas field. This
enables the participant to maximize their
knowledge they need at their convenience. professional and administrative contribution in
Flexibility—less time away from work This course provides the participant with an
their organization. Participants first learn and
understand why various global oil and gas
understanding of basic petroleum technology production types and plays (unconventional and
Learning applied at point of need in the context of the Petroleum Value Chain,
from exploration to abandonment. The
conventional) have different value. The participant
learns which technologies are used by the
participant will understand how and when geoscience and engineering departments during
PetroAcademy Blended Learning Programs may include activities geoscience and engineering professionals use each stage of the asset life cycle and WHY! This
technology to find, then determine and optimize E&P lifecycle context accelerates an
such as reading assignments, self-paced e-Learning, virtual the economic value of an oil and gas field. This understanding of basic petroleum technologies
instructor-led sessions, discussion forums, group exercises, enables the participant to maximize their and the oil industry. This learning is achieved
case studies, quizzes, field trips, and other activities. These professional and administrative contribution in through guided discussions, videos, animations,
their organization. and progressive team exercises utilizing ‘Our
continuous development activities increase knowledge retention, Reservoir’ and ‘Our Well’ as working models.
reduce time to competency, and provide just in time learning at Those who need to achieve a context and
This course is appropriate for those who need to
the point of need. understanding of E&P technologies, and the achieve a context and understanding of E&P
role of technical departments in oil and gas technologies in conventional and unconventional
Blended Learning Program Example: operations. An understanding and use of fields, and/or the role of technical departments in
oilfield terminology is developed. oil and gas operations, and/or be able to
understand and use the language of the oilfield.
Virtual Instructor-Led YOU WILL LEARN
• Historical petroleum occurrences and usage
Training Session • The objectives and processes of the • The E&P Process and how it differs in
exploration phase of the E&P asset life cycle conventional vs unconventional plays, the role
• The objectives, processes, and economic of each technical department and specialist,
PetroCore® and the technologies used
metrics of the appraisal phase of the E&P
Reference Articles assest life cycle • The economic value and properties of
• Basic reserves and production value reservoir fluids
Moderated concepts • Petroleum geology for exploration and
• The Earth's structure, continental drift, and production
Discussion Forum • About oil and gas reservoirs, both
plate tectonics role in oil and gas exploration
• Rock types and classification in an oil and conventional and unconventional, and
understand the key differences
E-Learning gas context
• Exploration and appraisal technologies
• The relationship between depositional
• Drilling operations for exploration,
environments and geological settings
development and production
• Exploration concepts • Production - well completions and production
• Elements of a successful petroleum system technology
• Key differences between unconventional and • Reservoir recovery mechanisms through
conventional petroleum systems primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery
• Features of structural contour and isopach • Surface processing of produced fluids
• The basic reservoir rock properties and the COURSE CONTE N T
significance of core samples World hydrocarbon production and consumption
• The roles involved in exploration review including reserves, benchmarks, and the
• Rig type classification and selection for impact of shale resources • Reservoir fluid
onshore and offshore drilling properties • Petroleum geology • The
• and more... petroleum reservoir, conventional and
unconventional • Exploration technologies for
COURSE CONTENT conventional and unconventional reservoirs
E&P industry and asset life cycle • Petroleum including initial reserve estimates and
geology • Hydrocarbon reservoirs • Rock and consequent field development • Drilling and
fluid properties • Surface/subsurface operations • Well completions and workovers •
exploration • Drilling operations and well Production operations • Reservoir recovery
completions • Production operations mechanisms • Surface processing

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

HOUSTON, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4140
Self-paced, virtual course 11-15 MAR 2019 $4225
- start anytime. 8-12 JULY 2019 $4225
7-11 OCT 2019 $4225
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 3-7 DEC 2018 $4970
18-22 NOV 2019 $5120
LONDON, UK 5-9 NOV 2018 $4790+VAT
NEW ORLEANS, US 6-10 MAY 2019 $4170

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Basic Petroleum Basic Drilling,
Overview of the Field Study – Heavy Oil
Engineering Practices Completion and
Petroleum Industry Resources – HOFS
– BE Workover Operations
OVP presents an overview of the Petroleum This course is a basic introduction to most This course presents the basics of drilling and FIELD TRIP
Industry from the point of view of the Asset Life aspects of the Petroleum Engineering discipline, completion operations, plus post-completion This course is geologically and technically
Cycle. Participants will gain an understanding of which includes reservoir, production, and drilling enhancement (workovers). Participants will learn focused but instructed in such a manner that all
Exploration, Appraisal, Development and engineering as well as related topics. This to visualize what is happening downhole, disciplines and experience levels will
Production phases with particular emphasis course lays the groundwork for further discover what can be accomplished, and learn understand. Technologies for mining and in-situ
being placed on actions they can personally specialized training in advanced courses for oil how drilling and completion can alter reservoir production of bitumen from the Athabasca oil
take within each phase to support value company and service company personnel. The performance. Learn to communicate with sand region are reasonably recent commercial
creation. Through use of lecture, multimedia course focuses on the field and application drilling and production personnel. No experience
applications and the future levels of production
and class interactive exercises, a breadth of approach and includes classroom exercises, or prerequisites are required.
face uncertainty because of highly debated
upstream business acumen will be delivered fundamental engineering problems, and basic
DES IGNED FOR environmental challenges. The field course
covering economic, business, geoscience and field exercises. Basic Petroleum Engineering
Technical, field, service, support, and takes the participant to the rock; explaining
engineering topics. Discussions will include Practices will set the foundation for technical
supervisory personnel desiring to gain an complex relationships and issues emanating
topics related to all types of resource plays professionals with regards to technology and its
awareness of wellbore operations. Excellent for from the depositional and structural framework.
including deepwater, shale oil/gas and engineering applications. The course starts out
enhanced oil recovery technologies. with a brief introduction of the history and cross-training of other technical disciplines such
current state of the oil and gas industry. Next, as reservoir and facility engineers, geoscientists,
DES IG NE D F O R Anyone of any discipline who wants a hands-on
reservoir fluids, petroleum geology, and supervisors, service personnel, and anyone who
Both technical and business oriented understanding of the Athabasca Oil Sands.
petroleum reservoirs are discussed. Then, interacts with drilling, completion or workover
professionals who are either new to the engineers.
various facets of exploration technology, drilling Y OU WILL LEARN
upstream oil and gas industry or experienced in
engineering and operations, well completion • How to understand the depositional and
one part, but could benefit from a wider point of Y OU WILL LEA RN
technology, and production technology are stratigraphic framework of the McMurray
view. OVP will likewise deliver for non-industry • How to comprehend drilling and workover
covered before finishing with surface processing Formation
personnel a broad, basic knowledge set of reports
of produced fluids. • How to understand the structural setting and
multiple E&P topics. Legal, Financial, • What can be done within open-hole
and cased wells, as a part of reservoir relationships of timing, emplacement and
Accounting, Management, and Service DESI GN ED FOR
management preservation of Alberta's bitumen/heavy oil
Company team members will certainly benefit. Engineers, engineering trainees, technical
• How drilling practices can optimize cash flow resource
YO U W IL L L E A R N managers and assistants, technicians, • The complex lithologic heterogeneities of the
and ultimate recovery
• The critical importance the industry plays geologists, geophysicists, chemists, physicists, McMurray and their effect on mining and in-
• How to communicate with drilling and
on the world's economic stage, including service company personnel, sales situ production
production personnel
discussions of pricing, global reserves and representatives, and data processing personnel. • To appreciate the challenges and progress
key short/long-term energy trends. COURS E CONTENT of environmental preservation efforts for the
• Business and exploration elements critical Overview of the drilling process • Language of development and production of Alberta's
• Basic petroleum geology drilling, completing, and well intervention • Drill bitumen resource
to the success of organizations in search of
• Reservoir fluid and rock properties string components: bits and accessories •
new reserves
• Fundamentals of reservoir fluid flow Drilling fluids and hydraulics • Hole problems, COURS E CONTE N T
• Methods by which new field prospects are
• Oil and gas reservoir classification, definition, stuck pipe, side-tracking and fishing • Cores and Overview of the geology, history and
evaluated and risk factors assessed (Geology,
delineation, and development coring • Electric logging, MWD, LWD • Casing development of Canada oil sands • McMurray
Geophysics, Petrophysics)
• Unconventional resources design and installation • Primary and remedial oil sand stratigraphy • Depositional details of
• How exploration rights are acquired (Land
• Fundamentals of drilling, well completion, and cementing • Directional, horizontal, multilateral the McMurray formation • Overview of
themes, International Concessions)
production operations and under-balanced drilling • Wellhead structural evolution and bitumen resources • Oil
• The basic process for drilling and evaluating
• Basics of casing design and primary equipment and trees • Options for completions sand mining methodology • Environmental
an exploration well (Drilling, Petrophysics, and workovers • Tubing, packers and completion
cementing challenges for Alberta's bitumen resources •
Testing) equipment • Safety and flow control devices •
• Primary and enhanced recovery mechanisms Current status and future plans for reclamation
• Major steps required to appraise a new Open hole completions • Perforating • Coil
• Surface operations mining activities
discovery and estimate its commerciality tubing operations • Wireline techniques • Well
(Reservoir Engineering) C OU RSE C ON T EN T stimulation - surfactants, solvents, acidizing,
• Strategies to maximize the value of an oil or Reservoir fluid properties • Petroleum geology • hydraulic fracturing • Formation and sand control
gas field asset Reservoir properties and evaluation • - mechanical retention, chemical consolidation,
• How geology and reservoir management Unconventional resources • Exploration and gravel packing • and more...
plans are used to guide new field technology • Drilling engineering • Well
development completion, stimulation, and workover • Well
• Major steps in the design, construction, and testing and formation damage • Production
commissioning of facilities operations • Recovery methods BDC is also available as a self-
• Basic technical and operational steps
required to produce an oil or gas field
Surface processing paced, virtual course which
(Production Engineering) is an enhanced version of the
• Types of opportunities to optimize older fields face-to-face public session.
and increase production
The business of E&P • Hydrocarbon origin • PETROSKILLS.COM/VIRTUAL-BDC
Exploration - acquisition of exploration/
development rights • Exploration - prospect
generation and evaluation • Appraisal - asset
characterization and reserve quantification • 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Development - drilling, completion, and facilities ABERDEEN, UK 18-22 FEB 2019 $4935+VAT
• Produce Asset - recovery optimization BAKERSFIELD, US 13-17 MAY 2019 $4170
CALGARY, CAN 23-27 SEPT 2019 $4170+GST
strategies 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) DALLAS, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4140
ABERDEEN, UK 13-17 MAY 2019 $4980+VAT 14-18 OCT 2019 $4170
DENVER, US 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4140 DENVER, US 8-12 JULY 2019 $4220
16-20 SEPT 2019 $4265 HOUSTON, US 3-7 DEC 2018 $4140
HOUSTON, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4140 8-12 APR 2019 $4225
10-14 JUNE 2019 $4270 26-30 AUG 2019 $4225
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 22-26 JULY 2019 $5165 9-13 DEC 2019 $4225 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) LONDON, UK 3-7 DEC 2018 $4790+VAT KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 15-19 OCT 2018 $4970 FORT MCMURRAY, CAN† 26-28 AUG 2019 $6015+GST
HOUSTON, US 17-18 SEPT 2018 $2485 9-13 DEC 2019 $4980+VAT 21-25 OCT 2019 $5120
28-29 OCT 2019 $2555 OKLAHOMA CITY, US 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $4215 LONDON, UK 12-16 AUG 2019 $4935+VAT † includes field trip

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Overview of Heavy Oil Evaluating and Evaluating and

Si rece con
to able
gn iv te
Resources – HOOV Developing Heavy Oil Developing Shale


up e nt
Resources – HOED Resources – SRE
This course is sufficiently detailed and widely Cold production, oil sands mining and in-situ This course will cover current practices for
focused to appeal to a broad audience, thermal production methodologies are important evaluating, drilling, and completing these
including non-technical, administrative, and contributors to the world’s oil production. The challenging reservoirs. Discussions and
business groups, as well as scientists and course takes an unbiased practical approach to exercises will include a focus on the limitations
engineers, seeking an introduction to the
business of heavy oil. Heavy oil is a large
component of the world's oil resource.
the applications, citing benefits and limitations.
The course provides an overview and details of
specific occurrences of the geology, evaluation,
of many of the current tools and technologies.
Information and opportunities for many current
and international shale plays will be described.
Available to You
Commercial mining and current in-situ thermal development and commerciality of heavy oil/in- The participant should leave the course with a
production methodologies are important situ oil sands resources. Each attendee should foundational understanding of value-adding
contributors to the world's oil production. These come away with a great foundational knowledge shale gas resource practices and an insight into
technologies are reasonably recent commercial of the business of evaluating and developing determining the critical reservoir and stimulation
applications, and the future levels of production heavy oil resources. parameters used to predict a potential
face uncertainty because of highly debated commercial resource play.
environmental challenges. This course takes an DESI GN ED FOR
unbiased practical approach to the recent Anyone from any discipline who needs a better DES IGNED FOR
commercial applications of commercial mining understanding of heavy oil/oil sands resources, Reservoir, production and completion engineers,
and in-situ thermal production of heavy oil but more specifically designed for geoscientists petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, and
resources, citing benefits and limitations. The or engineers with a need to better understand other professionals who desire a thorough
course provides an overview of the aspects of the challenges of evaluating and developing overview of shale resource development.
the geology, development and commerciality of heavy oil/oil sands resources.
heavy oil resources. This course contains Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO • Describe the resource potential and economic
exercises and class problems to support the
• Evaluate and develop heavy oil/oil sands importance of shale gas and shale oil
resources • Describe the similarities/differences between
DES IG NE D F O R • Understand the importance of heavy oil/ shale gas, tight gas, and coalbed methane
Anyone from any discipline who needs a better oil sands resources in today's world energy • Recognize and describe shale play
understanding of heavy oil resources. market differences and critical reservoir properties to
• Contrast heavy oil/oil sands resources identify the sweet spots
YO U W IL L L E A R N as compared to conventional and other • Estimate gas and oil in place
• The geologic and engineering challenges to unconventional resources with aspects of • Apply different resource evaluation
finding, developing, and producing heavy oil finding, developing, and producing techniques recognizing the advantages and
resources • Understand the geology, critical attributes, disadvantages of each technique
• About the importance of heavy oil resources and commerciality of the Canadian heavy oil/ • Apply drilling, completion, and stimulation Keep current and
in today's world energy market
• How to evaluate the challenges and
oil sands
• Collect the appropriate data and evaluate the
technology to shale gas and shale oil
ensure you always
opportunities for understanding and
improving the environmental footprint
critical geologic and reservoir parameters of
various types of heavy oil/oil sands resources
• Evaluate and forecast individual well and
reservoir performance
have the latest
required to develop and produce heavy oil • Recognize and evaluate the environmental • Determine how to estimate well reserves in information by
• The contrast between heavy oil resources
challenges required to develop and produce
heavy oil/oil sands resources
both PDP (proved developed producing) and
PUD (proved undeveloped) categories joining our email
versus conventional and other unconventional
resources with aspects of finding, developing,
• Understand the process and methodology to
evaluate, select, plan, design, and implement COURS E CONTENT
and producing a heavy oil/oil sands recovery project Current shale plays and their global impact •
• The process and methodology to plan, • Become knowledgeable of the worldwide Reservoir characterization and evaluation:
design, implement, and evaluate heavy oil distribution and geologic setting of the more organic quality, rock quality and mechanical
• About the geology and commerciality of the
significant heavy oil occurrences quality properties; geological setting; rock
properties; petrophysical considerations; the
You Will Receive:
C OU RSE C ON T EN T role of seismic data in field evaluation • Drilling:
Canadian Oil Sands
Bitumen and heavy oil introduction and vertical vs. horizontal wells; pilot holes; fluids;
• Complimentary learning and
• About the world-wide distribution and
geologic setting of the more significant heavy definitions • Comparison of conventional and MWD and LWD; wellbore sizes and lateral; development resources
oil occurrences including Venezuela unconventional reservoirs • Worldwide heavy drilling challenges; mechanical considerations •
oil/oil sands resources and occurrences • Completions: cased vs. open hole; perforation • Information on new courses and
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Geology and overview of Venezuela and Trinidad schemes; stimulation design and instructors
Comparison of conventional and unconventional heavy oil resources • Introduction of United considerations; case histories • Field trials and
reservoirs • Worldwide heavy oil resources and States heavy oil occurrences (Utah, California, pilots: strategies for implementing a pilot • Additional public course
occurrences • Bitumen and heavy oil definitions and Texas) • Geology, history, and development program to optimize well drilling, completion,
and introduction • Geology, history, and of Canada heavy oil/oil sands • Heavy oil/oil understanding Stimulated Rock Volume (SRV)
locations and dates
development of Canada oil sands • Oil sand sands characteristics and development using microseismic, fiber optics, production
characteristics and development strategies • Oil strategies • Oil sands mining details and logs, and other resources • Production
• Invitations for PetroSkills
sand mining details and reclamation • Oil sands reclamation • Environmental challenges for oil forecasting and reserve calculations: events and conferences
in-situ project review • Introduction of Steam sands resources • Heavy oil and in-situ oil sans volumetrics; performance analysis; simulation;
Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) • Other recovery process review • Introduction to Steam resource development; decline curve analysis;
commercial thermal in-situ methodologies • Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) • Other handling uncertainty in estimates • Logistics,
Environmental challenges for heavy oil commercial thermal in-situ methodologies • pad design, field development, water resources
resources • Geology and overview of Venezuela Commercial application of Cold Heavy Oil and the social license Simply go to
and Trinidad heavy oil resources • Commercial
application of Cold Heavy Oil Production with
Production with Sand (CHOPS) in Canada and
other non-thermal heavy oil recovery methods •
Sand (CHOPS) in Venezuela • Introduction of Field examples and development strategies of
United States heavy oil occurrences (Utah, heavy oil and in-situ oil sands recovery projects 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
California and Texas) • Overview of thermal well completions and DENVER, US 5-9 NOV 2018 $4240
production facilities • Reserves and economics 11-15 NOV 2019 $4320
HOUSTON, US 12-16 AUG 2019 $4325
LONDON, UK 2-6 SEPT 2019 $5035+VAT
MIDLAND, US 10-14 JUNE 2019 $4270
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) PITTSBURGH, US 29 APR-3 MAY 2019 $4320
CALGARY, CAN 22-23 AUG 2019 $2520+GST CALGARY, CAN 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $4270+GST * plus computer charge

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Geology Basic Petroleum
Geology – BG
Course Progression Matrix
What is Basic Petroleum Geology? For all
practical purposes it closely resembles the
The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Geology courses in this section are structured within each topic, from
freshman level course that a non-science major
Basic to Specialized. On either side of the Geology section, you will see courses in associated disciplines for cross-training. These at a university would take to satisfy the science
matrices are ideal for building training plans for early-career staff or finding the right course to build upon existing knowledge requirement. Presentation is oriented toward
and experience. topics of interest to the petroleum industry.
While high school chemistry and physics might
As demonstrated by the FIELD TRIP icon next to our course titles, many of our courses include field trips. These courses bring
help in understanding a very few selected
material from the classroom into the field and allow participants to get an up-close view of geological concepts. topics, the course is designed for those with no
technical training (and those who studiously
The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network: avoided science in school). Primary objectives of
the course are to broaden your geological
Mr. Jeff Aldrich Dr. James Granath Ms. Randi Martinsen Dr. John Sneider vocabulary, explain selected geological
Mr. Peter Bartok Mr. Andrew Harper Dr. Mark McCaffrey Mr. Mehrdad Soltanzadeh principles and processes, and describe how
Dr. Steven Boyer Dr. Howard Johnson Dr. Tim McMahon Dr. Tom Temples certain petroleum reservoirs and source rocks
Mr. Satinder Chopra Mr. John Keasberry Mr. James Morse Dr. William Wade are formed.
Mr. John Dillon Mr. Jeff Lelek Mr. Larry Moyer
Dr. Michael Grammer Mr. Larry Lens Dr. John Pigott Petroleum industry personnel in need of basic
geological training, including engineering,
Geophysics Geology Petrophysics Production geophysical, technical support, and
and Drilling administrative personnel.
Wireline • About plate tectonics and petroleum

Advanced Formation Naturally • About geological time and history

Seismic Testing and Fractured • The fundamentals of rock formation and
Stratigraphy Interpretation Reservoirs deformation
(Page 17) (Page 26) (Page 13)
• The essentials of various depositional
environments and the reservoirs created
by them
Integration of • The distribution of porosity and permeability
Rocks, Log and in reservoirs produced in different
Test Data
(Page 25) depositional environments
Compressional • How rock characteristics are related to
and Deep-water Structural and modern geological processes and applied to
Transpressional Turbidite Stratigraphic

Structural Depositional Interpretation of the ancient record

Styles Systems and Dipmeters and • About petroleum reservoir and source rocks
Introduction (Page 12) Geochemical Reservoirs Basin Analysis Borehole-Imaging Reservoir • Of petroleum origin, migration, and trapping
to Seismic
Techniques for (Page 12) Workshop Development Logs Characterization
Stratigraphy (Page 11) Geology (Page 26) (Page 33) • How to correlate electric logs and recognize
(Page 16)
Analysis of Solving Reservoir (Page 12) depositional environments on logs
Structural Management Integrated
Traps in and Field Carbonate Prospect Petrophysics of Integrated • How to make contour maps and cross
AVO, Inversion, Extensional Development Reservoir and Play Operations Unconventional Reservoir sections
Attributes Settings Problems Characterization Assessment Geology Reservoirs Modeling
(Page 16) (Page 11) (Page 12) (Page 13) (Page 13) (Page 13) (Page 24) (Page 32) • Elements of geophysics and exploration
• How geology bears directly on engineering
Subsurface COURS E CONTE N T
Mapping (Page 9)
Minerals and rocks • Plate tectonics •
Mapping Geological time • Weathering and erosion •
Structures Well Log Deposition • Diagenesis • Reservoirs •
(Page 9) Interpretation Structural geology and petroleum • Origin,
(Page 24)
ArcGIS migration, and trapping of petroleum
Well Test Design

Sequence Geomechanics for Heavy Oil (Page 10) Coordinate Coring and and Analysis
Stratigraphy Reference Core Analysis (Page 30)
(Page 11) Carbonate Systems for (Page 24)
Reservoirs Petroleum
Geochemistry: (Page 50) Production
Structural Tools for (Page 9) Foundations of Technology for
Styles in Effective Petroleum Production ArcGIS Petrophysics Other Disciplines
Seismic Petroleum Exploration and Sandstone Systems Analysis Geology for Essentials for (Page 23) (Page 38)
Interpretation Exploration Development Reservoirs (Page 10)
Other Disciplines Petroleum (Also available as a (Also available as a
(Page 15) (Page 11) (Page 10) (Page 9) (Page 10) (Page 50) Virtual/Blended course) Virtual/Blended course)

Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7)

(Page 15) Basic Drilling
(Also available as a Technology
Virtual/Blended course) (Page 18)

Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil Reservoirs Basic Reservoir

(Page 10) Engineering

(Page 29)
Basic Petroleum Geology (Page 8) (Also available as a 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Virtual/Blended course) HOUSTON, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4140
Petroleum Geology for Early Career Geoscientists and Engineers (see website) 13-17 MAY 2019 $4335
LONDON, UK 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4790+VAT
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) 7-11 OCT 2019 $5045+VAT
Basic Petroleum Technology Principles (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended course)
Computer-Based Carbonate Reservoirs Sandstone Reservoirs Mapping Subsurface
Subsurface Mapping – PCR – SR Structures – MSS


NEW This rigorous workshop is a must for This course is essential for geoscientists and Not just a collection of rules of thumb, this class
For geoscientists, contour maps have long been geoscientists dealing with exploration for and engineers involved in the exploration and presents the fundamental concepts and
one of the most common tools used to convey exploitation of carbonate reservoirs. The development of clastic reservoirs. It focuses on techniques required to accurately construct
information. In the modern petroleum industry, seminar emphasizes the complexity of methods that can be used to improve the structure maps in 3D so that you will get the
contour maps are generally derived from grids carbonate porosity. Its modification and prediction of reservoir size, shape, trend, and most out of your data. Principles and techniques
created in interpretation software packages. evolution will be discussed in a sea-level driven quality through detailed analysis of depositional are illustrated by solving numerous exercises by
Maps, or the grids themselves, are used to sequence stratigraphic framework. Case environments. The sedimentary characteristics hand (with drafting tools and a calculator) using
evaluate prospectivity, estimate prospect histories and exercises from around the world of each of the principal clastic depositional strategies and workflows analogous to those
volumes, pick drilling locations, and are the will be utilized throughout to illustrate important systems are presented in detail, using examples that participants will use back at the office using
inputs for basin models, and static reservoir concepts. These exercises and case histories from recent environments, outcrops, cores, computers. Participants will be prepared to
models. Despite the importance of these maps give the participant experience in developing wireline logs, and test/production data from oil develop more accurate structural models of
and the underlying grids, there is often a poor viable exploration and exploitation strategies for and gas fields in various parts of the world reservoirs, avoid dry holes, find new traps in old
understanding of how the grids are generated carbonate terrains. (United States, North Sea/Atlantic, Africa, Middle fields, extract the maximum information from
and what the implications may be for the final In 2013 a new book, Carbonate Reservoirs, was East, Far East, etc.). Practical exercises are exploration wells, and validate or recognize
map. The underlying theme in this course is to prepared by Drs. Moore and Wade specifically taken from each of the principal depositional errors in existing interpretations. Dr. Richard
think about what you are mapping. Common to accompany this course and is furnished to all settings and involve detailed mapping, Groshong's book, 3D Structural Geology, is
gridding algorithms and parameters are course participants. interpretation of core and log characteristics, included with the course materials.
reviewed, with an emphasis on their strengths and integration of data from FMI logs. Emphasis
is placed on the application of fundamental DES IGNED FOR
and weaknesses for different geological DESI GN ED F OR
Exploration and development geologists, sedimentary principles (modern, ancient, and Development geoscientists and those exploring
problems and input data sets. Participants are
exploration and development managers, and subsurface) to actual subsurface data so that mature areas; early-career geoscientists and
asked to generate a variety of maps from
geophysicists as well as engineers with some the participants can immediately use the technologists who make structure maps; those
different input data types, seeing the impact
geologic background will benefit. information in their exploration and development who need to judge the validity of maps and
that varying parameters can have on a single
activities. cross sections.
input data set. Participants will also utilize
various methods of quality control, grid editing, YOU WI L L L EARN H O W TO
and grid manipulation (operations). • Recognize basic characteristics of carbonates
important to reservoir development Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, • Recognize common contouring pitfalls
• Understand how sequence stratigraphy reservoir and production engineers, exploration- • Find thickness in deviated wells
can be applied to carbonates and mixed production managers, all team members • Use thickness maps to interpret structure
Geoscience professionals and support staff who
carbonate-siliciclastic systems involved in reservoir characterization, and • Construct predictive cross sections
generate structure, isochore, and other
• Understand the complexities of carbonate technicians working with clastic reservoirs. The • Apply the best techniques for projecting data
subsurface maps using interpretation or
pore systems course provides a refresher in new concepts in • Make fault maps and integrate them with
mapping software.
• Recognize the nature of carbonate porosity this field for geoscientists at a foundation level. horizon maps
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO modification during diagenesis and the role of • Build a complete 3D interpretation
• Understand the impact of different algorithms sea-level and climate in porosity modification YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO • Recognize valid and invalid fault surfaces
on output maps and gross reservoir heterogeneity • Interpret clastic depositional environments • Interpret folds and faults from dipmeters
• Determine appropriate choice of algorithm • Develop viable exploration and exploitation using data from cores, cuttings and wireline • Construct juxtaposition (Allan) diagrams for
and gridding parameters for different data strategies in carbonate terrains by working logs (including FMI) fault trap and seal analysis
types and geologic scenarios with subsurface datasets • Apply new sequence stratigraphic concepts • Map structures with multiple overlapping
• Create structure, thickness, and attribute to clastic reservoirs faults
grids using different techniques C OU RSE C ON T EN T • Correlate wells using knowledge of
depositional environment COURS E CONTE N T
• Quality control and edit grids and contours Basic nature of carbonates • Carbonate facies
models • Basic concepts of sequence • Predict reservoir size, shape, trend and Manual and computer contouring techniques •
• Use grid operations to manipulate existing
stratigraphy • Relationship of stratigraphic quality Using dip in mapping • Different measures of
grids and create new grids through simple
patterns to changes in subsidence rates • thickness • Thickness in deviated wells •
and complex operations
Sequence stratigraphic models including the COURSE CONTENT Thickness maps • Dip-domain cross sections •
• Generate Combined Risk Element Maps
ramp, the rimmed shelf, the escarpment Genetic stratigraphic analysis • Depositional Data projection • Trend and plunge of folds on
• Generate detailed gross rock volume grids
margin, the isolated platform, and the mixed architecture • Basins and units • Wireline logs tangent diagrams • Composite-surface maps •
C OUR S E C O N T E N T carbonate-siliciclastic shelf • Characteristics of and conventional cores • Seismic and sequence Fault shapes and displacement distributions •
Introduction to mapping • Contouring review • carbonate pore systems • Diagenesis, porosity stratigraphy • Recognition of depositional Relationships between stratigraphic separation
Coordinate system overview • Gridding evolution, and porosity distribution at the time of systems • Process-response facies models • and heave & throw • Faults on isopach maps
introduction • Gridding algorithms overview • burial • The fate of early-formed porosity during Integrated genetic stratigraphy • Analysis of Mapping across faults • Structural quality-
Creating structure maps from well data • burial • The potential value of dolomitization, clastic depositional systems • Alluvial fan • control techniques • Multiple-surface map
Creating maps from seismic data • including by hydrothermal processes • The Fluvial • Eolian • Deltaic • Shoreline • Shelf • compatibility • Map validation using implied
Incorporating faults in structure maps • problem of H2S in carbonate reservoirs • Deepwater systems • Incised sequences • fault contours • Finding faults and fault
Creating isochore/attribute maps from well data Natural fractures in carbonates • Case histories Shelf margins and linked downslope systems • orientations with SCAT analysis of dipmeters •
• Grid quality control • Grid editing • Grid and exercises from the Americas, Europe, and Characteristic log patterns • Flow units • Soft linked and hard linked faults • Relay and
operations • Creating and combining stoplight Asia • Exploration and exploitation strategies in Prediction of reservoir size, shape, trend, quality branching fault patterns • Mapping sequential
maps • Volumetrics carbonate and mixed terrains • How to select optimum well locations • cross-cutting faults
Lateral continuity and quality of seals •
Sedimentary controls on porosity, permeability,
saturation • Reservoir exploration and
production case histories • Exploration and
production scaled case histories

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

CALGARY, CAN 3-7 DEC 2018 $4190+GST
21-25 OCT 2019 $4270+GST
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) DENVER, US 22-26 JULY 2019 $4320
DUBAI, UAE 11-15 NOV 2018 $5340+VAT
HOUSTON, US 8-12 APR 2019 $4325
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 23-27 SEPT 2019 $5220 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 17-21 NOV 2019 $5445+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4240
LONDON, UK 2-6 DEC 2019 $5035+VAT HOUSTON, US 12-16 NOV 2018 $4265 4-8 MAR 2019 $4325 HOUSTON, US 1-5 APR 2019 $4325
* plus computer charge 11-15 NOV 2019 $4355 LONDON, UK 3-7 JUNE 2019 $5035+VAT * plus computer charge

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Geochemistry: Tools for Geomechanics for Petroleum Systems Production Geology for
Effective Exploration Heavy Oil – HOGM Analysis – PSA Other Disciplines – PGD
and Development – MGT


Undiscovered reserves in prolific, mature basins This course introduces an integrated workflow This course addresses the fundamentals of the Have you ever wondered why it seems like
and bypassed petroleum in developed fields are for reservoir containment evaluation and Petroleum System, and a holistic view of how Geologists rarely give you a straight answer?
key targets for increasing reserves at minimal caprock integrity assessment in thermal it works, which is essential for geoscientists Are there never-ending qualifiers tacked to the
cost. Geochemical tools can dramatically operations such as SAGD and CSS in heavy oil and engineers involved in today’s challenging answers they provide? "Usually, for the most
improve discovery and development success by reservoirs. The essential fundamentals of conventional and unconventional exploration part, chances are, often, almost all the time,
identifying and characterizing these targets in petroleum-related rock mechanics will be and development projects. The elements maybe, could be, should be, can be, it
both conventional and unconventional systems. presented, and the processes of data collection, of the Petroleum System Charge, Trap, and depends..." What do you do with the ranges of
Participants learn to interpret geochemical logs, geomechanical characterization, and building Reservoir, are described systematically within the interpretations offered? This course will
map organic facies variations, identify petroleum Mechanical Earth Models (MEMs) will be the framework of play and prospect evaluation. clear these questions... you will understand
systems using multivariate data, predict vertical discussed in details with an emphasis on data The charge element begins with the deposition what makes the production geosciences tick;
and lateral variations in oil quality and gas-to-oil uncertainty. The course provides a of the source rock and the establishment of you will be able to phrase the appropriate
ratios, and how to integrate geochemical, comprehensive picture of the geomechanical its volumetric potential, or feedstock, for the questions, and then you will be able to deal with
geological and engineering data to identify behavior of heavy oil fields in response to system. Charge access involves converting this the answers. This course assumes the
reservoir compartments, allocate commingled thermal operations and shows how different potential to expelled volumes, making, and then participant has some understanding of
production, identify completion problems, and modeling approaches may be implemented to moving, the volumes from source bed to trap/ elementary geology, but it will provide a review
monitor flood progression. The class gives predict this behavior and its associated reservoir. In the case of some unconventional of key geological principles and environments of
special attention to three key applications of oil geomechanical risks. It presents the application reservoirs, this is within or adjacent to the deposition, all keyed to focus on the practical
fingerprinting to unconventional reservoirs: (i) of modeling in mitigating the adverse effects of source bed itself. A trap receives charge and impact of geological models and uncertainty on
Characterization of frac height, (ii) Quantification these risks and determining safe-operating petroleum columns build along its edges, until appraisal and development. Without a common
of the contribution of multiple formations to criteria such as maximum operating pressure. the container limit of the critical weak point understanding between geologists and
commingled production contacted by the Different aspects of field monitoring and real- is reached, or it spills. Reservoir rock storage engineers, there can be no real communication
induced fractures and (iii) Identification of ‘cross time updating are discussed. and deliverability are modified by mechanical or teamwork in reservoir development and
talk’ between wells completed in adjacent and chemical compaction, and fluid properties, production activities.
formations. The course also explains how to C OU RSE C ON T EN T
fundamentally affecting project economics.
optimize development by predicting vertical and Reservoir containment evaluation • Caprock DES IGNED FOR
Fluid properties further impact economics via
lateral variations in API gravity and viscosity. integrity assessment • SAGD and CSS in heavy Production/completion/reservoir engineers,
the product value itself. This 5-day class uses
oil reservoirs • Fundamentals of petroleum- financial staff, professional staff from disciplines
new purpose-designed materials, and draws
related rock mechanics • Processes of data other than geology, and managers involved with
Exploration and development geologists, on a global database and familiarity with many
collection • Geomechanical characterization • reservoir management, and development/
geophysicists, geochemists, petroleum different styles of producing basin, play, and
Mechanical Earth Models (MEMs) production, who might require an understanding
engineers, managers, and technical personnel. accumulation.
of geological data, its variability, and the effects
No background in geochemistry is needed. 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
DES IGNED FOR of the data, and its interpretation, on their
CALGARY, CANADA 1-3 OCT 2018 $3130+GST
7-9 OCT 2019 $3205+GST Geologists, geophysicists, and petrophysicists projects and jobs. This course is also
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO appropriate for geologists early in their career
• Characterize exploration risk in conventional * plus computer charge
working on basin, play, prospect or reservoir
evaluation, and reservoir engineers seeking a development that are slated for production or
and unconventional petroleum systems development positions.
• Integrate geochemical, geological and bottom up understanding of the genesis of their
engineering data to identify reservoir
Geological and reservoir, or field. The course provides a
compartments, allocate commingled Geophysical refresher in new concepts in this field for
• Understand the sources of geological data
production, identify completion problems, and geoscientists at a fundamental level.
Characterization of Heavy and the interpretation of that data, including
monitor flood progression to optimize field maps, cross-sections, electric logs, and
development Oil Reservoirs – HORC Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
seismic sections
• Assess frac height in unconventional • Employ Petroleum System concepts as
BASIC 3-Day a holistic approach to risk and volume • Recognize the relationships between
reservoirs, and identify ‘cross talk’ between paleo-environmental interpretations and the
frac networks in adjacent wells estimation in play, prospect, and reservoir
As both heavy oil and bitumen are a global evaluation practical application of these interpretations
• Quantify the abundance of frac water vs
resource, they are fast becoming an asset base • Predict and confirm source rock distribution to field development
formation water in the produced fluids from
for many energy companies. Economic from rock and fluid data, and estimate • Recognize and appreciate uncertainty in
recently drilled unconventional wells
development of heavy oil reservoir requires volumetric potential geological and geophysical data/interpretation
• Use geochemical tools, including TOC,
Rock-Eval pyrolysis, vitrinite reflectance, accurate characterization of the rocks as well as • Predict the temperature, timing, volumes, • Understand the uncertainty surrounding the
geochemical logs, gas chromatography, the fluids contained therein. As heavy oil compositions and phases expelled from geologist's interpretation
stable isotope ratios, biomarkers, mud gas properties are different from conventional oil, its kitchens, and the controls exerted by • Recognize ways in which geological data is
isotope data, and mud gas compositions exploration and production requires special hydrodynamics and capillarity on migration presented for evaluation in integrated asset
• Determine if hydrocarbon ‘stray gases’ seismic strategies and rock physics models. from source bed to trap/reservoir teams
found in an aquifer are, or are not, related to Geophysical characterization of heavy oil • Describe a trap in terms of the critical weak • Understand and more realistically evaluate
petroleum drilling activities in a given area reservoirs is therefore at the heart of production points on its edges geological data and interpretation
• Design geochemical studies and collect of this resource. • Estimate column heights containable by • Understand geological interpretation impact
samples those edges on production and and con
• Recognize pitfalls in geochemical C OU RSE C ON T EN T
• Understand the Petroleum System controls
interpretations Mechanisms for the formation of heavy oil • COURS E CONTE N T
on reservoir rock quality
General phase behavior of hydrocarbons and Correlation and stratigraphy • Structural
• Understand reservoir and reservoir fluid
C OUR S E C O N T E N T heavy oil • Properties of heavy oil and rock interpretation • Seismology • Clastic/carbonate
properties that govern deliverability, well
Assess source rock quality, maturity, and physics analysis • Geophysical approaches to deposition including an introduction to
recovery, and economics (rate, product value)
petroleum-generating potential • Applications of characterization of heavy oil reservoirs • Unconventional Reservoirs • Reservoir geology
mud gas isotope data and mud gas Measuring and monitoring heavy oil properties Reservoir characterization and modeling •
compositions • Assess reservoir continuity, • Methods of extraction of heavy oil (CHOPS, Volumetrics • Well planning • Reservoir
lateral and vertical changes in oil gravity and SAGD, etc.) • Challenges for heavy oil appraisal • Field development • Uncertainty
viscosity • Geochemical assessment of frac production • Seismic monitoring of hot and cold analysis
height • Geochemical allocation of commingled heavy oil production • Optimization of Canadian
production • Case studies • Determining the heavy oil production through reservoir
origin of hydrocarbon gases found in aquifers characterization • Environmental issues • 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Jeopardy exercises on each of these units HOUSTON, US 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4240
9-13 SEPT 2019 $4325
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 12-16 NOV 2018 $5070
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 18-22 NOV 2019 $5220
HOUSTON, US 26-30 NOV 2018 $4240 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) LONDON, UK 22-26 JULY 2019 $5035+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
18-22 NOV 2019 $4435 CALGARY, CAN 27-29 MAY 2019 $3145+GST MIDLAND, US 1-5 APR 2019 $4270 HOUSTON, US 10-14 JUNE 2019 $4325

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Basin Analysis
Sequence Stratigraphy: Structural Styles in Analysis of Structural
Workshop: An
An Applied Workshop Petroleum Exploration Traps in Extensional
Integrated Approach
– SQS – ST Settings – ESS
– BA
FIELD TRIP Even with the best of data, the correct FIELD TRIP Basin analysis demands an integrated approach
interpretation of a subsurface structure usually from explorationists. It can be both inappropriate
Sequence stratigraphy, based on sedimentary Extensional structures provide some of the
requires recognition of the fundamental and misleading to suggest that the tectonic-
response to changes in relative sea level gives world's largest known oil reservoirs and remain
characteristics of the assemblage in which it thermal-sedimentologic evolution of any one
the explorationist and the development one of the major frontier plays of the immediate
occurs and the range of trap styles to be basin is an established fact, or even that all
geoscientist a powerful new predictive tool for future, both onshore and, particularly, in deep
expected. This course provides an overview of basins submit to the same simple and equivocal
regional basin analysis, shelf to basin water offshore. 3D seismic has revolutionized
all hydrocarbon-bearing structural assemblages models. This five-day course provides the theory,
correlation, and reservoir heterogeneity. Perhaps structural mapping. However, the most realistic
and their associated trap types. The processes methods, and practice for participants to develop
most importantly, sequence stratigraphy gives geologic interpretation of these structures is
that produce the structures and control their and optimize their own individual basin
the geoscientist a superior framework for the only as good as our ability to recognize and
styles are interpreted in terms of basic rock- evaluation and modeling modus operandi.
integration of geologic, geophysical, and exploit the fundamental characteristics of the
mechanical principles. Classic outcrops, Incorporated as practical problems for workshop
engineering data and expertise. The particular forms that are possible. This course presents
physical models, 2D and 3D seismic, and analysis and significant group discussion are
strength of this seminar is the application of outcrop, subsurface, seismic sections, and
mature-field log-based interpretations from case histories from throughout the world utilizing
these basic principles to actual subsurface data model analogs that will provide the starting
around the world provide analog examples for geologic, geophysical, and geochemical data. In
sets gathered into a series of well-founded point for structural interpretation in a wide range
practical interpretation. Participants will learn addition, students construct and interpret their
exercises. In recent courses the data sets of extensional environments. Interpretations are
the major structural trap geometries and the own geohistory subsidence curves using
included Miocene delta complexes in Venezuela, validated by restoration and comparison to
structural concepts for predicting the geometry BASINMOD, the industries standard computer
Cretaceous incised valleys in the US, Paleozoic balanced models. This course covers the latest
where data are absent, misleading, or software for basin modeling. Each participant
mixed carbonate clastic basin floor fans and low restoration techniques and the use of predictive
conflicting. The principles of section balancing should bring a hand calculator to class.
stand prograding complexes in the US, and kinematic models appropriate for rifted and
and restoration are covered as tools for
Jurassic basin floor and slope fans in France. other extensional and transtensional areas. The DESIGNED FOR
validating interpretations and for documenting
instructors of this course are happy to accept Geoscientists who require a practical familiarity
DES IG NE D F O R structural evolution. Practical interpretation skills
examples from your company for analysis in the with the application of a variety of state-of-the-
Geologists, geophysicists, biostratigraphers, and are developed in numerous exercises, most of
class as one of the demonstration exercises. art conventional and unconventional tools of
engineers (with some knowledge of geology) which use seismic data.
Please contact PetroSkills for a list of the hydrocarbon evaluation to sedimentary basins.
needing a fundamental understanding of the information and support data required, as well
principles and applications of sequence as the necessary lead-time. YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Exploration geologists, geophysicists, engineers,
stratigraphy. • Systematically assess the evolution of a
and geoscience managers.
DES IGNED FOR basin's petroleum system criticals through
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Exploration and development geologists,
YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO space and time through a non-linear parallel
• Identify unconformities and sequence geophysicists, engineers, and managers
• Recognize all the different hydrocarbon- approach integrating geology, geophysics,
boundaries responsible for the interpretation and drilling of
bearing structural styles in map and and geochemistry
• Identify parasequences and utilize in extensional structures.
cross- section • Deconstruct a basin through space and time
• Distinguish the characteristics of each and build predictive basin models useful in
• Identify incised valleys Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
structural style on seismic reflection profiles exploration
• Visualize and interpret deep water fans and • Distinguish the characteristics of extensional
• Recognize the arrangement of structural • Evaluate the geomechanical fundamentals
their geometries and transtensional deformation for both
styles and traps within structural families controlling a basin's burial history through
• Recognize seismic signatures of deep water basement-involved and thin-skinned styles
• Apply mechanical-stratigraphic concepts to tectonic subsidence analysis
deposits • Apply mechanical-stratigraphic principles
understand and predict trap geometry • Determine the thermal history of a basin
• Relate sequence stratigraphy to basin governing the formation and evolution of
• Use restoration and balance to validate and its importance upon source maturity
architecture and relative sea levels extensional structures and apply restoration
an interpretation and show the structural dynamics
• Build predictive stratigraphic models and balancing techniques
evolution • Relate organic source quantity and quality to
• Utilize sequence stratigraphy to develop • Predict structural geometry from sparse or
sedimentary processes and environments
exploration/production strategies C OU RSE C ON T EN T inconsistent data using kinematic models
• Delineate migration pathways through space
Comparative structural geology • Structural • Recognize typical extensional and
C OUR S E C O N T E N T and time
families and styles • Mechanical principles transtensional petroleum-trapping geometries
Seismic geometries • Unconformities • Relative • Characterize the essentials of reservoir and
governing fold and fault geometry • Predicting seal quality
sea level • Eustasy • Parasequences and their COURS E CONTENT
structure from stratigraphy • Folding vs. faulting • Construct and analyze petroleum events chart
stacking patterns • Parasequences as a Extensional structural styles and their plate
• Palinspastic restoration of cross sections • • Geovalidate the model
correlation tool • Relationship of stratigraphic tectonic habitats • Models for rifting and
Structural validation criteria • Sequential • Rank and quantify petroleum system risk
patterns to changes in subsidence rates as passive continental margin evolution •
restoration and growth history • Regional deterministically and stochastically using
driven by regional and earth scale tectonic Transtensive structures • Detached and
arches and domes • Compaction and substratal Monte Carlo methods
processes • Cycle hierarchy • World-wide cycle basement-involved styles • Map patterns • Half
solution • Wrench faults: simple, convergent, • Construct and analyze a decision tree
chart and its application • The sequence grabens and full grabens • Footwall uplift •
and divergent • Conjugate and domino-style • Classify basins for optimizing their exploration
stratigraphic model • LST sequence Pre-inversion normal faults • Ramp-flat and
strike-slip regimes • Thin-skinned fold-thrust and development
boundaries, incised valleys, slope fans, basin listric-fault related structures • Rotated block
belts • Fault-related folds • Duplexes •
floor fans, and prograding complexes • TST with keystone graben style • Structural
Basement-involved contraction • Vertical and COURSE CONTE N T
incised valley fill, source rock and reservoir seal validation criteria • Selecting the best balancing
rotational block uplifts • Inversion: dip-slip to Introduction to the Petroleum System and
• HST alluvial, deltaic, shoreline complexes and and restoration technique • Flexural-slip
strike-slip • Thin-skinned extension • Petroleum System Criticals • Geomechanical
shelf sands • Sequence stratigraphy in a mixed restoration and predication • Vertical and
Basement-involved extension • Half-graben and fundamentals of basin formation • Burial history
clastic/carbonate province • Exploration and oblique simple shear • Rigid-block restoration •
full graben rift systems • Domino-style curve • Tectonic subsidence analysis •
production scaled case histories and strategies Area-depth technique for section validation,
extension • Diapirs • Salt sheets • Roho and Geothermics: steady state and rifting • Organic
depth to detachment, bed-length changes and
counter-regional pseudoextensional fault geochemistry: quantity, quality, and maturity •
fault prediction • Effect of detachment-zone
systems • Plate-tectonic habitats of structural Migration pathways • Reservoir-traps-seals and
thickness • Transition from horizontal to vertical
assemblages • Tectonic synthesis and analogs • Critical points • Basin classification •
displacement • Extensional drape folds •
exploration project Quantifying uncertainty, minimizing risk, and
Trishear models of drape folds • Sequential
making decisions • Synthesis
restoration of growth structures • Fracturing in
extensional structures
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 1-5 APR 2019 $4425
DENVER, US † 5-9 AUG 2019 $4495 LONDON, UK 8-12 JULY 2019 $5135+VAT
HOUSTON, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4240 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) PARIS, FRANCE 19-23 NOV 2018 $4990
7-11 OCT 2019 $4325 HOUSTON, US 22-26 OCT 2018 $4260 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 25-29 NOV 2019 $5135
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 17-21 JUNE 2019 $5220 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 12-16 NOV 2018 $5090 LAS VEGAS, US † 14-18 OCT 2019 $4720 SINGAPORE 22-26 JULY 2019 $5320
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Geochemical Techniques
Compressional and Deep-water Turbidite Development Geology for Solving Reservoir
Transpressional Depositional Systems – DG Management and Field
Structural Styles – CPST and Reservoirs – DWT Development Problems
Compressional and transpressional structures This course provides a unique opportunity to Successful field appraisal, development, and During field development and production,
provide some of the world's largest known examine modern, ancient, and subsurface management requires a fundamental numerous problems can be solved through
hydrocarbon reservoirs and remain major examples of data from turbidite reservoirs. The understanding of the reservoir pore space integration of geochemical, geological, and
frontier plays. 3D seismic has revolutionized process of iteration of data types, including distribution. Participants learn, through engineering data. Geochemical approaches for
structural mapping, but making the most analog data that was collected expressly to hands-on exercises, to compile a development solving these problems are appealing for several
realistic geologic interpretation of these solve subsurface issues, will be offered to plan that emphasizes optimal recovery. reasons. 1) They provide an independent line of
structures requires an ability to recognize and validate subsurface interpretations. The course Emphasis is placed on rock, log and test data to evidence that can help resolve ambiguous
exploit the fundamental forms. This course combines review of state-of-the-art and distinguish reservoir and non-reservoir rock geological or engineering data. Example:
presents outcrop, subsurface, seismic sections, historical theories for turbidite and debris-flow properties. Structural, stratigraphic, deposition geochemical data can reveal whether small
and model analogs that provide structural deposition and process including many case and diagenetic concepts are used to locate drill differences in reservoir pressure reflect the
interpretation in a wide range of compressional studies of reservoir architecture and sand-body sites and describe reservoirs. The input required presence of a barrier between the sampling
and transpressional environments. quality and distribution with an introduction to to construct a geologic reservoir model is points. 2) They are far less expensive than
Interpretations are validated by restoration and new concepts, ideas, and methods in turbidite reviewed. Participants learn the importance of engineering alternatives. Example: geochemical
by comparison to balanced models. This course reservoir geology. Participants will be introduced modifying development plans as a field allocation of commingled production costs only
covers the latest restoration techniques and the to the limitations of conventional models for becomes more mature. Techniques for mature 1-5% as much as production logging. 3) They
use of the predictive kinematic models for turbidite reservoirs and taught how to build field rejuvenation are discussed through case have applicability where other approaches do
thrust-fold belts. enhanced predictive models using a histories. not. Example: geochemical allocation of
combination of subsurface, outcrop, and commingled production can be performed on
DES IG NE D F O R modern sea-floor data. Through practical DESIGNED FOR highly-deviated or horizontal wells and on wells
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and exercises and discussions, participants will Reservoir, development, and exploration with electrical submersible pumps - well types
managers responsible for the interpretation and experience the relative importance of a broad geologists; geophysicists; petrophysicists; log not amenable to production logging. This course
drilling of compressive and transpressive range of subsurface data. 3D seismic data from analysts; petroleum engineers; and experienced explains how geochemistry complements other
structures. a range of locations will illustrate the quality and technicians. reservoir management tools. Case studies and
level of reservoir resolution possible when using exercises illustrate key points. Computer-based
modern data. Modern sea floor data from exercises illustrate the utility of certain key
• Distinguish the characteristics of • Select optimum drill sites for field
several turbidite basins will be available and software packages. Sampling pitfalls and
compressional and transpressional development
participants will receive instruction on sources of contamination are discussed. The
deformation including distinguishing thin- • Use log and rock data to identify reservoir
interpretation. Criteria for identification and course will NOT cover PVT (Pressure-Volume-
skinned and basement-involved styles rock, non-reservoir rock, and pay
interpretation of injected sandstones will be Temperature) relationships or equation of state
• Identify the fundamental characteristics of the • Determine fluid distribution in a field and
discussed. Special note: sessions in Nice and calculation.
wrench assemblage identify reservoir compartments
Kilkee will include field trips. The seven-day
• Identify the characteristics of inversion • Estimate field reserves through the life of DES IGNED FOR
sessions will be combined field and classroom
structures a field Development geologists, petroleum engineers,
based sessions. There will be four days in the
• Use the area-depth relationship to validate • Characterize carbonate and clastic rocks by managers, and technical personnel.
classroom with lecture material and oilfield
cross sections and predict sub-resolution productivity
exercises on exploration and production, and
structures • Construct geologic reservoir models Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
three days in the field examining spectacular
• Apply mechanical-stratigraphic principles • Determine field drive mechanism • Use mud gas isotopes to identify and
deepwater sections of either the Annot
to predict the formation and evolution of • Apply seismic analysis to reservoir characterize pay zones
Sandstone Formation in Nice, Ross Sandstone
structures development • Use the geochemistry of produced fluids
Formation in Kilkee, or the Point Lobos
• Apply restoration and balancing techniques • Determine depositional characteristics to (oil, gas, water) and/or core material to:
Submarine Canyon and Pigeon Point Formation
• Predict structural geometry from sparse or optimize development identify missed pay, assess reservoir
in Monterey, California. For Nice session, a
inconsistent data using kinematic models • Compile a development plan compartmentalization, allocate commingled
moderate degree of physical fitness is required.
• Recognize typical oil-field locations • Use economic techniques to evaluate production, identify completion problems
For Kilkee, the going is easier in the field.
and geometries in compressional and different development plans (tubing leaks, poor cement jobs, etc.),
transpressional structures DESI GN ED FOR characterize induced fractures (e.g., fracture
COURSE CONTENT height), monitor the progression of floods
Exploration and production geologists and
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Characteristics that impact field development • (water, gas, or steam), predict vertical and
geophysicists, stratigraphers, reservoir
Compressional structural styles and their plate- Determining recoverable hydrocarbons • lateral variations in fluid viscosity and gravity,
engineers, and petrophysicists.
tectonic habitats • Wrench assemblage • Reservoir fluid properties • Influence of and identify the geological processes which
Transpressive structures • Detached (thin- YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO capillarity reservoirs • Volumetric reserve control fluid properties in a given field
skinned) styles including forearc, backarc, • Interpret turbidite depositional environments estimation and calculation • Stratigraphic • Use certain key software packages (including,
collisional, and deep-water thrust-fold belts • using data from cores, cuttings, and wireline influence on production • Controls on reservoir PeakView, ReserView, OilUnmixer, Excess
Basement-involved styles including logs rock, barriers, and hydrocarbon distribution • Pressure calculations, etc.)
compressional drape folds, predictive models • Prepare predictive facies maps Describing reservoir rock in carbonate and
for rotated blocks, and subthrust plays • • Apply modern stratigraphic concepts to clastic rocks • Determining recoverable COURS E CONTE N T
Inversion • Structural validation criteria • turbidite reservoirs hydrocarbons • The impact of drive mechanism Using fluid compositions as natural tracers for
Selecting the best balancing and restoration • Predict reservoir size, shape, trend, and • Seismic applications • Development drilling: tracking fluid movement and
technique • Flexural-slip restoration • Area- quality optimizing hydrocarbon recovery • Economic compartmentalization • Understanding
depth technique for section validation, depth to impact on field development • Subdividing the processes that cause compositional differences
detachment, bed-length changes, and fault C OU RSE C ON T EN T reservoir into working units • Reservoir pore between fluids (e.g., differences in source
prediction • Fault-bend folds • Fault-tip folds • Review of turbidite settings, processes, models space configurations • Building a static facies, source maturity, biodegradation, water
Fault-propagation folds • Detachment folds • • Turbidite systems at outcrop • Rock analogs reservoir model using deterministic and washing, evaporative fractionation, etc.) •
Buckle folds and the break-fold model • for the subsurface (including injected sands) • stochastic techniques • Key factors affecting Integrating geochemical, geological, and
Duplexes • Triangle zones • Growth folds • Modern deepwater systems • Alternative the development of fractured reservoirs • engineering data to identify missed pay,
Fracturing in compressional structures • reservoir geometrics • Seismic character of Impact on barriers on field development • characterize reservoir compartmentalization,
Summary of oil and gas fields deepwater systems • Borehole/wireline Secondary and tertiary field development • allocate commingled production, identify well
characteristics • Significance and use of various Rejuvenating old marginal fields
tools • Correlation of reservoir units • Predictive completion problems, predict fluid viscosity/
models for sand distribution • Critical data input gravity, and monitor floods • Basics of oil, water,
to reserve models • Definition of pay gas, and mud gas compositional analyses
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
BAKERSFIELD, US 8-12 APR 2019 $4370 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 22-26 OCT 2018 $4340
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 4-8 NOV 2019 $4425 HOUSTON, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4340
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 24-28 SEPT 2018 $4340 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 8-12 JULY 2019 $5320 24-28 JUNE 2019 $4425
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Naturally Fractured
Integrated Operations Geology Prospect and Play
Reservoirs: Geologic
Carbonate Reservoir – OG Assessment – PPA
and Engineering
Characterization – ICR
Analysis – FR
This course will review the controls on At the end of this integrated course, participants This fully revised and updated course is a fully This course covers geologic and engineering
carbonate reservoir heterogeneity from the pore will be able to contribute effectively to the modern approach to defining prospect and play concepts, methodology, and technology used to
architecture scale to the geometrical attributes preparation of planned wells and their volumetrics, uncertainties in defining these characterize, evaluate, and manage naturally-
at reservoir-scale and how these parameters concurrent operations during the exploration, volumes and the risk that the accumulation fractured reservoirs. Applications and limitations
can be incorporated and integrated into the appraisal, and development phases. As exists. This course offers the industry quantitative, of geologic and engineering procedures and
development of viable petrophysically-based geoscientists, petroleum engineers, well probabilistic play and prospect assessment tools are discussed. Field examples and case
reservoir models for carbonates. In-class engineers, and production technologists are procedures that are consistent and repeatable studies demonstrate the importance of
exercises are used to reinforce the potential increasingly assembled in asset, project, or allowing for direct comparisons play to play or integrated geologic and engineering studies in
integration of various data sets to provide operational teams they must not only prospect to prospect. In addition, the methods developing effective, economical reservoir
students with experience in carbonate reservoir understand each other in technical matters, but offer measures of the play prospectiveness based management strategies for different types of
characterization. should also contribute to each other's efforts in on the number and resource size distribution of reservoirs.
these aspects: a driller should know why it is potential future fields. Tools include
DES IG NE D F O R comprehensive assessment forms for prospects DES IGNED FOR
important to cut a core or log a particular
Exploration and development geoscientists, and plays, and graphs, data tables, and Engineers and geoscientists interested in a
interval despite potential drilling problems, and
petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, guidelines for making all assessment decisions. multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and
geostatistical modelers and research/ geoscientists should understand drilling
operations and their inherent hazards and predicting the overall effect of natural fractures
development staff. DESIGNED FOR
problems. All should be able to understand and on subsurface fluid-flow and subsequent
All exploration team members and leaders
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO prepare daily drilling reports with a full reservoir performance.
including geologists, geophysicists,
• integrate various aspects of carbonate rocks appreciation of the various subjects. Cuttings, geochemists, analysts, reservoir engineers,
cores, logs, and well tests should be analyzed, Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
for improved carbonate reservoir architecture economists, planners and managers who
cross-correlated, and compiled to mesh with • Detect and predict subsurface natural
and flow unit characterization make business decisions based upon
prognoses and existing data to effectively fracture occurrence and intensity from cores
• Apply knowledge of petrophysical, exploration data.
sedimentological petrologic tools to manage the impact on the field development and well logs
characterize and evaluate carbonate reservoirs plan. Correct procedures in tendering and YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO • Determine fractured rock properties affecting
• Recognize and better understand well log contracting should be followed to minimize the • Calculate geological risk and uncertainty in reservoir performance
responses in carbonate systems and to learn duration of the operations and to maximize the exploration prospects • Design and analyze pressure transient tests
to utilize data from formation evaluation tools quality of the operations services provided. • Determine prospect resource volume in naturally-fractured reservoirs
to determine reservoir quality Understanding of all operations should greatly estimates • Evaluate reservoir performance in naturally-
• Identify potential stratigraphic variations in improve the effectiveness of the Operations • Assess resource distribution in a play fractured reservoirs
carbonate pore architecture and its effect on Geologist. Note: A basic knowledge of geology • Understand the differences between • Develop and apply numerical simulation
permeability and/or petroleum geology is advisable if not stochastic and probabilistic estimates and models to fluid-flow in naturally-fractured
• Better understand the relationship of primary required to fully appreciate the course contents. have the knowledge to know when to one or reservoirs
depositional facies, sequence stratigraphic the other. • Apply coupled geomechanics/fluid-flow
framework, and diagenetic history to pore DESI GN ED FOR • Predict the number and size distribution of behavior to reservoir management strategies
architecture and reservoir quality All geoscientists, petroleum engineers, well potential future fields in a play in naturally fractured reservoirs
• Better understand fracturing in carbonates, engineers, and technical personnel, who in the • Describe and calibrate risks associated with • Evaluate the impact of natural fractures on
relating fracture density, aperture, length to course of their career will attend or direct discovering a successful play hydraulic fracture stimulation
facies, lithology, and diagenesis subsurface and wellsite operations.
• Distinguish controls on carbonate reservoir COURSE CONTENT COURS E CONTE N T
heterogeneity, sub-reservoir to reservoir scale YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Geological controls of oil and gas occurrence • Characterization of natural fractures and
• Better understand carbonate reservoir • Plan and prepare for a drilling location and for Review of common assessment methods • fracture systems • Influence of mechanical
heterogeneity and the value of 3D geological services Application of volumetric prospect assessments: stratigraphy and structure on fracture
geostatistical model building to better manage • Identify drilling operations and geological techniques, comparative data, and graphs to development • Detection and prediction of
the development of carbonate reservoirs drilling hazards estimate input factors, such as trap volume, subsurface natural-fracture occurrence and
porosity, net/gross saturation, hydrocarbon fill intensity from cores and well logs • Fractured
• Understand and apply logging services
C OUR S E C O N T E N T fraction, formation volume factors, and recovery rock properties affecting reservoir performance
• Understand well testing services
Importance of understanding the various scales efficiencies • Probability methods • Risk • Classification of naturally-fractured reservoirs
• Evaluate drilling reports analysis • Hydrocarbon charge assessment:
of heterogeneity in carbonate reservoirs • • Describe drilling cuttings and cores with reservoir examples and potential
Carbonate deposition, diagenesis, mineralogy, procedures for estimating possible amounts of
• Evaluate the impact on the field development production problems • Naturally-fractured
rock textures, and pore types • Carbonate rock oil and gas generated, migrated, and trapped in
plan prospects • Prospect assessment workshop • reservoirs: fluid-flow, well performance and well
and carbonate pore system classification • • Prepare and compile operations reports testing, reservoir performance, numerical
Carbonate rock properties and core analysis • Play assessment techniques: estimating the
possible numbers, sizes, and associated risks simulation • Geomechanics/fluid-flow •
Well log response, limitations, and strengths in C OU RSE C ON T EN T Behavior and stimulation of naturally-fractured
for potential fields, with useful data on field
carbonates • Determination of lithology, Petroleum geology and its systems • Operations reservoirs • Effects of natural fractures on
densities, field-size distributions, oil versus gas
porosity, and permeability • Fracture geology: prospect to well planning, provision of reservoir permeability, anisotropy, drainage area,
relationships, and dependent versus
identification and distribution • Porosity/depth geological services • Wellsite geology: independent risks • Play recognition and and waterflood sweep efficiency
relationships in limestone and dolomite geological sampling, sample analysis, and well mapping: play classification and subdivision,
reservoirs • Importance of sequence stratigraphy, cutting, and core description •
and play maps that high-grade the most
boundaries to development of pore architecture Structural geology: fractures, faults, borehole
favorable areas with minimal geologic risks •
• Variations in carbonate pore architecture and geology • Drilling Operations: bits, fluids, casing
Play assessment workshop: projects supplied
its effect on permeability • Relationship of and cement, drilling problems and well control,
either by the instructor or by participants,
primary depositional facies, sequence directional drilling, geosteering • Logging
operations: acquisition, tools, quick look worked by teams and reported to the entire
stratigraphic framework and diagenetic history group • Aggregation of assessment results:
to pore architecture and reservoir quality • interpretation, MWD/LWD, geosteering • Well
testing and fluids: reservoir properties, rock and summing, derisking, and preparation for
Controls on reservoir heterogeneity, from sub- economic analysis • Limitations, pitfalls, uses,
fluid interaction, permeability, averaging, data
reservoir to reservoir scale • Value of analogs and discovery concepts: the philosophy of
gathering and interpretation • Impact on FDP:
for development of petrophysically-based judging and using assessment results and the
case histories • Tendering and contracting •
reservoir models • Value and limitations of 3D Reporting: geological data, petrophysical data, importance of basic geologic concepts
geostatistical models to understand reservoir pressure data • Exercises: cores, cuttings, quick
heterogeneity and architecture look, pressures, daily drilling report 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 11-15 MAR 2019 $4425
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HOUSTON, US 24-28 JUNE 2019 $4595 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 26-30 NOV 2018 $5170 LONDON, UK 15-19 JULY 2019 $5135+VAT HOUSTON, US 14-18 OCT 2019 $4525
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Geophysics Seismic Interpretation
– SI1
Course Progression Matrix
Can I observe the reservoir on seismic? How
The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Geophysics courses in this section are structured within each topic, large is the reservoir? Did the well cut a fault?
from Basic to Specialized. On either side of the Geophysics section, you will see courses in associated disciplines for cross- Can seismic help me tie a set of wells? What
kind of a structural trap did I drill into? Is the
training. These matrices are ideal for building training plans for early-career staff or finding the right course to build upon structure valid or a seismic artifact? Are these
existing knowledge and experience. reflections real or multiples? How can I combine
structural and stratigraphic interpretations to
The first two courses in this section, Basic Geophysics – BGP and Seismic Interpretation – SI1, are two of our most develop a structural and depositional history?
How does seismic data acquisition and
popular and build the foundation of the discipline. For unconventional plays, be sure to check out Use of Full Azimuth
processing impact my interpretation? Will my
Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional Plays – FAMS on page 17. Also, be sure to take a look at our new well encounter hazards such as abnormal
course, Advanced Practices in Exploration and Development of Unconventional Resources – EDUR, on pressure or shallow gas? The participant learns
page 16. to answer these and related questions by
gaining an understanding of the seismic system,
its limitations and pitfalls, and by interpreting 2D
The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network: and 3D seismic examples of structural and
M r . P eter B artok M s . N ancy H ouse D r . W alter L ynn D r . J ohn P igott stratigraphic features associated with actively
M r . B ob B rune M r . J ohn L ogel D r . K en M ahrer D r . T om T emples producing hydrocarbon areas.
M r . S atinder C hopra D r . H eloise L ynn D r . D avid M uerdter DESIGNED FO R
Geologists, geophysicists, and engineers who
want to use seismic data for petroleum
Reservoir, exploration and/or production. Familiarity with
Geology Geophysics Petrophysics Production geological terminology will be helpful.
and Drilling
• Understand the seismic process, interpret
3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization (Page 17) seismic sections, develop a geologic model,
and prepare maps
Applied Seismic • Relate the subsurface stratigraphy to well

Anisotropy for
Fractured Reservoir data
Characterization • Identify different structural styles from
(Page 17) Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy (Page 17)
seismic data
Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Applied Rock • Create a basic stratigraphic framework using
Unconventional Plays (Page 17) Mechanics (Page 26) seismic stratigraphy

• Basics: geological controls on the
propagation, reflection, and refraction of

seismic waves
Advanced Practices in Exploration and Development of Unconventional Resources • Data acquisition and processing with
Basin Analysis
Workshop (Page 11) (Page 16) emphasis on its potential impact on
Prospect and Play AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy Characterization • 2D and 3D interpretation techniques
Assessment (Page 13) and Applications (Page 16) (Page 16) (Page 33) • Seismic interpretation of different structural
styles: extensional, compressional, strike-slip,
inverted, salt, and gravity dominated basins
Adv Practices in Mapping Subsurface • Seismic velocities
Seismic Imaging of E&D of Unconven- Structures (Page 9)
Subsurface Geology tional Resources • Sequence stratigraphy and seismic facies
(Page 15) (Page 16) analysis
ArcGIS Coordinate • Acoustic impedance
Reference Systems
Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion for Petroleum • DHI's
Well Log

(Page 16) (Page 50)

Interpretation • AVO
(Page 24)
Seismic Acquisition ArcGIS Essentials
Technology (Page 15) for Petroleum Production
(Page 50) Foundations of Technology for
Petrophysics Other Disciplines
Production Geology Seismic Positioning Seismic Geomatics: Geodesy (Page 23) (Page 38)
for Other Disciplines Data Management Interpretation and Cartography (Virtual/Blended (Virtual/Blended
(Page 10) (Page 50) (Page 14) option available) option available)
(Page 49)

Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7)

Geology for Early
Career Geoscientists
and Engineers
(see website)

Basic Petroleum
Geology (Page 8)
(Virtual/Blended option Basic Drilling

coming soon) Technology (Page 18)

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil Reservoirs (Page 9)
Basic Reservoir CALGARY, CAN 17-21 JUNE 2019 $4270+GST
Engineering (Page 29) HOUSTON, US 25-29 MAR 2019 $4325
Basic Geophysics (Page 15) (Virtual/Blended option available) KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 23-27 SEPT 2019 $5220
LONDON, UK 5-9 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) 18-22 NOV 2019 $5035+VAT
Basic Petroleum Technology Principles (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended course)

Basic Geophysics – BGP Seismic Acquisition Seismic Imaging of

Technology in a Subsurface Geology
Regulatory Era – SATR – SSD


This course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the Around the world, we are in an age of Basic seismic imaging principles and
data and what they specifically represent. One of the key goals of the course is to explain increasingly more stringent challenges for techniques are introduced at the outset of the
the large and confusing amount of jargon that is used by the geophysical community when seismic acquisition to meet regulatory class to establish the purpose, underlying
they use seismic data. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories requirements. Meanwhile, the acquisition of principles, parameterization, and limitations of
that concretely illustrate the principles in the course material. These are updated with geophysical data has become increasingly more the various processing steps leading to final
every course presentation to keep up with the rapidly developing technology in this field. diverse, with a broad range of operational seismic images provided by current state-of-
Each section of the course is supported with a classroom exercise. The course participants practices and technologies utilized. Regulatory the-art imaging techniques. The course focuses
are given a thumb drive that contains the case histories, class exercises, and all of the and environmental issues are assuming a key on 3D seismic data. By the end of the course,
extensive PowerPoint animations used in the classroom. driving role in seismic source design, in source the participant will understand and appreciate
strength, in footprint/impact of surveys, and the many steps leading to final interpretable
other ways. To meet evolving requirements, images and will be able to recognize possible
creative new technologies and practices will be problems introduced or not mitigated by the
needed. There are a number of highlights in processing flow. Moreover, the participant will
Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and understand how seismic acquisition and data
current seismic acquisition technology trends.
anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a processing steps affect seismic amplitudes to
basic level or to communicate with others that use it. This course provides the broad technical
background for these highlights, and for the assess their validity as input to various post-
creative design of surveys to proactively address imaging seismic attribute and inversion
regulatory and environmental requirements. processes.
Y OU W I L L L E A R N Participants are encouraged to bring along DESIGNED FOR
• How seismic data represent subsurface rock parameters including the relative structure, information and questions regarding any special Seismic interpreters, geophysicists, geologists,
lithology, and pore filling material or unusual surveys from their experience. and exploration team members who use
• How land and marine seismic data are acquired and processed to produce both two-
seismic data and need to understand the
and three-dimensional seismic images DES IGNED FOR
purpose and implications of the data acquisition
• The limits of vertical and horizontal resolution inherent in the seismic data Geophysicists who work in seismic acquisition, and processing steps that lead to the final
• How seismic data are used to measure reservoir parameters and how data guide seismic interpreters, seismic processors, seismic images and derivative attributes. Also,
reservoir development; this includes a detailed discussion of AVO and other seismic engineers with involvement/interest in seismic the course is appropriate to early-career
attributes surveys, and the full scope of E&P staff with processing geophysicists seeking a rigorous
• The various approaches to seismic imaging and how the velocity model relates to this interest in seismic acquisition and HSE issues. foundation of the principles of data processing
Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO and seismic imaging.
• How new technologies including seismic inversion have helped us define rock properties
including pore filling material, pore pressure, water saturation, and fracture orientation • Describe technology concepts behind the full YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
• How to value developments such as time lapse seismic surveys for reservoir monitoring scope of different types of surveys acquired • Assess and determine data processing flows
purposes today for a variety of acquisition and reservoir
• Recognize the many interwoven technical and scenarios
operational factors in successfully designing • Determine the most cost-effective imaging
and executing surveys, with an emphasis on or migration technique given acquisition and
COUR S E C O N T E N T the diversity and limitations of technologies
• The nature of seismic data structural scenarios
used • Recognize various noises and how best to
• What is wave propagation • Understand commercial, regulatory, and
• What causes seismic reflections and how they relate to rock properties including pore mitigate them
environmental issues, allowing participants • Assess and appreciate the sensitivity of data
filling material to undertake an advocacy role in dealing with
• The wavelet in the seismic data and its limit of resolution processing parameters on final images
these increasingly more important issues • Estimate the vertical and lateral resolution of
• Seismic velocities as they relate to rock properties and the imaging process • Understand the many choices and risk
• The relationship between seismic velocities and pore pressure the processing and attribute products
factors that come into play while successfully • Understand and examine data acquisition and
• Pore pressure prediction acquiring data of optimal value for E&P
• Seismic data processing and seismic migration processing quality control displays
• Prestack, poststack, time and depth imaging COURS E CONTENT • Ask appropriate questions during data
• Direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO Land sources, receivers, recording systems, processing steps
• Seismic inversion for rock and fluid properties survey design, noise, multicomponent, HSE, and • Communicate effectively with specialists in
• Seismic attributes permitting • Marine sources, streamers, seismic data acquisition, processing, and
• Time lapse reservoir monitoring (4D seismic surveys) recording, vessels, survey designs, HSE issues interpretation
• Recent developments in seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation • Transition zone and ocean bottom seismic • • Appreciate and evaluate the trade-offs
Ancillary topics such as navigation, geodesy, between costs, turn-around time, and
mapping, data storage, selected wave sophistication of processing and imaging
BGP is also available as a self-paced, virtual course propagation topics • Specialty surveys such as steps
which is an enhanced version high-resolution site surveys, micro-seismic, 4D, COURSE CONTE N T
downhole seismic, and permanent reservoir
of the face-to-face public session. monitoring • Commercial, regulatory, and
Review of basics of reflection seismology: wave
propagation and seismic amplitudes • Seismic
environmental issues imaging techniques and principles • Overview
2 3 AP R - 1 9 J U N 2 0 1 9 $3900
of 3D seismic data acquisition and quality
18 JUN - 14 AUG 2019 $3900 control • Improving seismic resolution:
1 0 SE P - 6 N OV 2 0 1 9 $3900 deconvolution, inverse-Q filtering, and spectral
whitening • Velocity estimation, velocity field
PETROSK ILLS.C OM / BLE N DE D- BGP building, and velocity uncertainty implications •
Near-surface problems and solutions: seismic
datums and statics corrections • Noise
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) identification and suppression: coherent noises,
DENVER, US 11-15 MAR 2019 $4220
multiples, linear noises, and incoherent noises •
HOUSTON, US 26-30 NOV 2018 $4140 Advanced seismic imaging techniques: pre-
22-26 APR 2019 $4225 stack time and pre-stack depth migration •
29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $4225 Migration velocity analysis techniques
18-22 NOV 2019 $4225
LONDON, UK 22-26 OCT 2018 $4790+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
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Advanced Practices Introduction to Seismic
Seismic Velocities and in Exploration and AVO, Inversion, and
Stratigraphy: A Basin
Depth Conversion – SVDC Development of Attributes: Principles
Unconventional Resources Scale Regional Exploration
and Applications – AVO Workshop – ISS
This course will teach you how to use velocity NEW The subject of direct hydrocarbon indicators and One of the most revolutionary, most effective,
information and structural inputs to build a In this course, participants will learn and AVO has rapidly expanded to include AVO yet most under-utilized tools introduced into
consistent velocity model and/or calibrate ones practice the techniques used by various inversion, offset AVO inversion, and 4D AVO exploration this century is that of seismic
that have been created during seismic data disciplines to evaluate unconventional inversion. A significant part of the course deals stratigraphy. It is not a tool exclusive to
processing. This class is designed for the resources. The objective is to understand the with rock physics as it relates to the other topics geophysicists, nor is it a tool only for geologists.
interpreter so that he or she understands the significance and limits of the various tools in in the course. Further insight into the seismic Seismic stratigraphic techniques are based
theory and practice of how to estimate depths order to optimize integration, improve data is supplied by looking at seismic attributes. upon an integration of firm, well-established
from older time-migrated data, as well as how communication, and allow for greater efficiency The technology has provided the interpreter with geological and geophysical fundamentals. When
to quality control (QC) and calibrate newer in follow-up projects. In addition to covering the a very new and exciting package of tools that properly applied, seismic stratigraphy provides a
PSDM data. Also covered in this class are when techniques, many of the exercises and problems allow us to look at the seismic image as being powerful foundation for geohistory analysis,
to reprocess the data and how to communicate use data from active producing unconventional truly representative of both the rock properties helping describe a basin's evolution and the
with the processor in order to produce the best basins. Several spreadsheets are provided to and the pore filling material. This course is resulting effects upon its spatial and temporal
velocity model and depth image. allow for quick look reviews. intended to provide the users with a clear and variation in hydrocarbon potential. Seismic
useable understanding of the current state of stratigraphy chronostratigraphically constrains
D E S IG NE D F O R DESI GN ED FOR these technologies. The focus of the course is both the sedimentological and fault-mechanical
Early-career geoscientists and engineers, Geoscientists, engineers, and managers who on both understanding and application. stratigraphy of a basin. Furthermore, it can
especially seismic interpreters, and anyone who need an enhanced understanding of Exercises: Each topic in the course outline is provide a predictive model extrapolated beyond
needs to understand the basic theory and assessment techniques for unconventional reinforced by an exercise that gives the the borehole as to aspects of the quality of
procedures for creating velocity models and resources and how to integrate them. participants many practical and simple methods potential reservoirs and seals, their sedimentary
converting seismic data from time to depth. This of integrating the course material into their environments of deposition, and in some cases,
is a foundation level course. It is neither YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO everyday work. even their paragenesis. In this rigorous
designed nor paced for the experienced velocity • How to use engineering and geoscience workshop, participants pragmatically apply the
modeler or processor. methods to analyze unconventional well data DESIGNED FOR seismic stratigraphic method to optimizing their
• To reduce risk by understanding the strengths Geophysicists, geologists, explorationists, exploration efforts by working in teams on
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W TO and limitations of various assessment tools seismic interpreters, technical support
• How to effectively collect and integrate data projects selected from diverse settings around
• Understand the various types of velocities, personnel, seismic data processors, exploration,
their calculation, and the validity of their from multiple sources the world. Areas for the projects include
production, and acquisition managers who need borehole-constrained seismic data drawn from
interpolation and extrapolation • The essential functions of each key discipline
a clear understanding of the details of such regions as the Alaska North Slope, Gulf of
• Compare, quality control, smooth, and in order to become a valuable member
of the integrated team, contributing and implementation and application of this Mexico, Red Sea, Southeast Asia, South
combine the various velocity types into an
integrated velocity model communicating effectively technology. America, and Western Africa.        
• Validate model quality by examining the YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
changes in velocity needed to tie the seismic C OU RSE C ON T EN T DES IGNED FOR
Introduction to shale classification, mineralogy, • Clearly understand how hydrocarbons affect Geophysicists, geologists, explorationists, and
• Use the model to convert horizons, faults, and
seismic data from time to depth physical and chemical attributes • Determining the seismic image managers who are interested in an introduction
• Understand at an introductory level, how porosity, permeability, and water saturation in • Use direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO in or review of the theory and application of
velocity models are used for other studies unconventional reservoirs • Biostratigraphy, the assessment of projects contemporary seismic stratigraphic techniques
such as forward modeling and pore-pressure sequence stratigraphy, and anoxia in • Understand the limits of seismic resolution to exploration.
prediction unconventional reservoirs • Petrophysical and • Integrate these technologies into an
geophysical techniques in unconventional interpretation project Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
COUR S E C O N T E N T reservoirs; rock physics and brittleness • • Better understand the nature of the seismic • Apply geophysical fundamentals to
Velocity: definition and comparison of the many Geochemistry, kerogen typing, thermal effects, image as it relates to hydrocarbons uncovering the geological information
types of velocity including average, interval, RMS, and reserve estimation • Physical parameters • Utilize the information available in the embedded within seismic
stacking, migration, P-wave, and S-wave • affecting unconventional resources: capillary literature from experts in this rapidly • Understand the premises behind the Vail
Velocity Inputs: accuracy and regional extent of properties, pressure, seal capacity, etc. • Using developing part of seismic imaging seismic sequence paradigm
each, including check shots, VSPs, sonic logs, global and regional stress maps • Application of • Construct and interpret chronostratigraphic
time/depth functions, well picks and pseudo the Mohr circle • Determination of frac gradients COURSE CONTENT charts, sea level curves, and seismic facies
velocities, seismic velocities, and horizons for Seismic fundamentals as they relate to defining maps
• Leak-Off Test (Minifrac) and microseismic •
structural control • Synthetic Seismograms: the appearance of hydrocarbons in the data •
Water disposal and aquifer contamination • • Interpret clastic and carbonate depositional
creation, upscaling, and tie to seismic data. An inventory of direct hydrocarbon indicators,
Advanced synthetics including synthetic gather Economic evaluation of unconventional reservoirs system responses to allocyclic and autocyclic
• Volumetric assessment considering free and including AVO • Risk rating prospects that processes and the effects upon reservoir
creation, Zoeppritz equations, AVA, and AVO • display AVO anomalies • Understanding rock
Matching Synthetics to Seismic: calibrating the adsorbed gas • Risk assessment, common risk architecture and seal potential
segment (CRS) analysis properties and the effect of pore filling material • Systematically reconstruct a basin's
seismic data to the well data • Seismic Velocities:
semblance analysis, velocity picking, multiples, • AVO and how it relates to the typical geohistory which provides the critical
and how seismic velocities differ from well production zones around the world with various foundation for its petroleum system analysis
velocities • Migration and Migration Velocities: ages and depths of burial • Various methods of and effective exploration
introduction to pre- and post-stack algorithms, displaying AVO effects in the seismic data •
tomography, and iterative velocity analysis • Acquisition and processing considerations to COURS E CONTE N T
Velocity Model Building: workflows to integrate display hydrocarbons as a pore filling material • Introduction: philosophy and history •
stacking velocities, time/depth curves, well picks Various approaches to seismic modeling and Geophysical fundamentals • Breaking out
associated with seismic horizons (pseudo- fluid replacement • Rock properties and pore operational sequences • Introduction to fault
velocities), and structure from horizons • filling material from seismic inversion • Spectral interpretation • Chronostratigraphy construction
Time-to-Depth Conversions: vertical stretch, decomposition and seismic attributes as other and interpretation • Sea level curves,
inverse raytracing, migration, and uncertainty • ways of extracting reservoir information from accommodation space, and cycle orders • Vail
Introduction to Advanced Topics: anisotropy, pore- the seismic image • Methods of combining sequence theory and sequence hierarchy •
pressure prediction, geostatistics, and forward attributes as they relate to prospectivity Carbonate sequences • Siliciclastic sequences
modeling • Seismic facies • Paleo-environmental analysis
• Geohistory reconstruction • Optimizing
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
DUBAI, UAE 9-13 DEC 2018 $5340+VAT
22-26 SEPT 2019 $5445+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 6-10 MAY 2019 $4325 DUBAI, UAE 9-13 DEC 2018 $5440+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 22-26 OCT 2018 $5070 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 8-12 DEC 2019 $5545+VAT HOUSTON, US 24-28 SEPT 2018 $4390
18-22 NOV 2019 $5220 DENVER, US 22-26 APR 2019 $4420 HOUSTON, US 29 APR-3 MAY 2019 $4425 21-25 OCT 2019 $4525
LONDON, UK 3-7 SEPT 2018 $4890+VAT HOUSTON, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4340 LONDON, UK 15-19 JULY 2019 $5135+VAT KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 29 JUL - 2 AUG 2019 $5420
* plus computer charge 21-25 OCT 2019 $4425 * plus computer charge LONDON, UK 24-28 JUNE 2019 $5235+VAT

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Advanced Seismic Applied Seismic Use of Full Azimuth
3D Seismic Attributes Stratigraphy: A Sequence
Anisotropy for Seismic and Microseismic
for Reservoir – Wavelet Analysis
Exploration – Exploitation Fractured Reservoir for Unconventional Plays
Characterization – SARC – FAMS
Workshop – ADS Characterization – ASAF
The primary objective of this course is to gain Seismic stratigraphy is a powerful tool for This course is designed to enable you to For surface seismic, participants will learn to
an intuitive understanding of the kinds of exploration and exploitation. The methods used perform professional geophysical work to evaluate azimuthal seismic in fractured
seismic features that can be identified by 3D in this workshop do not rely upon either evaluate fractured reservoirs and/or reservoirs reservoirs or resource intervals needing hydro-
seismic attributes, the sensitivity of seismic cosmetic processing or interpretation as an art; that require hydrofracturing to produce. The fracturing. The course presents reflection
attributes to seismic acquisition and processing, instead, practical methods of seismic emphasis of the lectures is steered to the seismic and microseismic acquisition-design,
and how independent seismic attributes are stratigraphy are employed as a science, based participants' work assignments. Field data case processing, interpretation, and integrating
coupled through geology. We will also discuss upon firm, tested principles that are applied to a histories and laboratory data illustrate the support data narrow-azimuth seismic, well logs,
alternative workflows using seismic attributes spectrum of tectonic structural styles and principles and practices of calibrating azimuthal production tests, VSPs, and core work. For
for reservoir characterization as implemented by depositional environments. Participants learn travel times and azimuthal prestack amplitudes microseismic, participants will learn the
modern commercial software and practiced by how to make seismic modeling-interpretation against independent measurements of in-situ strengths, weaknesses, limitations, and benefits
interpretation service companies. Participant judgments as a basis for seismic-facies and horizontal stresses, and natural fractures that of microseismic imaging of hydraulic fractures.
discussion centered around case studies, reflection character analysis. Case studies for flow fluids. The course covers acquisition design
attribute recipes for particular objectives, exploration and development incorporate 2D and Q/C, azimuthal processing, interpretation, DES IGNED FOR
reservoir workflows and seismic attribute and 3D seismic data with well data selected and modeling to test different interpretations. For surface seismic, experienced geoscientists
jeopardy exercises will be the main focus of the from around the world. Each participant should The skills that you will learn also involve working seismic to evaluate unconventional
course. bring a hand-held calculator to class. integrating the support data - well logs, resources, and/or fractured reservoirs that
production testing, VSP, core work - with your require hydraulic stimulation. For microseismic,
DES IG NE D F O R DESI GN ED FOR all professionals using microseismicity to plan,
Geophysicists, geologists, and explorationists reflection seismic data. This includes identifying
Seismic interpreters, processors, stratigraphers monitor, evaluate, and diagnose stimulations will
who have completed the PetroSkills course, the effects of the two types of seismic
and structural geologists, reservoir engineers, find this course useful.
Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: An anisotropy on seismic data. You will learn how to
and students of geophysics.
Exploration Workshop: A Basin Scale Regional employ anisotropy to accomplish your reservoir-
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Workshop, or have comparable training and related goals. Seismic anisotropy is everywhere
• Specify what geologic and/or engineering
• Use attributes to enhance subtle faults and desire a challenging workshop, which will in the layered sedimentary rocks, but in the
questions need to be asked about your
folds, as lithologic indicators, and quality improve exploration and development skills. past, geophysicists have often ignored it,
reservoir and your play
control the choice of processing parameters sometimes because they didn't collect the data
• Specify the geophysical data that need to
• Evaluate and exploit attribute expressions that reveal its presence, and other times
• Evaluate rock-fluid information from wavelet be acquired; design acquisition; specify the
for different depositional environments to because they didn't understand the benefits
analysis (frequency, velocity, Q. seismic processing sequence
better characterize reservoirs by adopting that properly recorded and processed
attributes, and AVO) • Interpret the final processed data and test
appropriate workflows and multi-attribute anisotropic data provide. The class is usually
• Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different interpretations
tools designed as lectures in the morning, with field-
geovalidation using and misusing synthetics, • Identify the support data required for the
• Identify geological features highlighted by data analysis in the afternoons. If the course is
seismic inversion, and VSP successful fracture and in-situ horizontal
attributes, limitations to seismic processing taught as an in-house course, with your own
• Determine fault mechanical stratigraphy stress characterization
through attributes that may result in smeared properly acquired and properly processed 3D
through proper interpretation of fault imaging • Extract engineering benefits and meaning
attribute images from multi-azimuth and data, then software applications useful for
• Understand the differences, weaknesses, and from microseismic data
multi-offset data, limits of attribute analysis fractured reservoir analysis will be used during
strengths of both the Vail with the Galloway • Appraise the utilities, capabilities, and
on data that have been poorly imaged and the class.
sequence paradigms and when to optimally limitations of microseismic imaging
good and bad color display practices employ them DESIGNED FOR • Develop insights and fundamental questions
• Develop sea level curves from Working, interpretation geophysicists and other for microseismic projects
micropaleontology geoscientists assigned to evaluate fractured • Identify the support data needed to give a
Types of attributes • Impact of seismic data
• Construct detailed seismic facies maps and reservoirs or reservoirs requiring hydro- complete picture of the results
quality on seismic attributes • Methods for understand their relationship to Walter's law fracturing to produce. • Weigh field deployment options
preconditioning of seismic data • Introduction of • Classify deltas based upon their seismic • Assess stimulation designs
various algorithms for attribute computation, characteristics YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
their limitations and performance strengths • • Differentiate basin floor fan facies and • Ask necessary geotechnical questions COURS E CONTE N T
Attribute expression of structure and parasequence sets about your reservoir and play; identify the Fundamentals of reflection seismology; seismic
stratigraphy in terms of tectonics and diapirism, • Interpret clastic and carbonate depositional geophysical data needed to answer those anisotropy - its causes and uses • Issues,
clastic and carbonate depositional systems and system responses to allocyclic and autocyclic questions; design acquisition and processing goals, and pitfalls in seismic full-azimuth
geologic hazards • Multi-attribute analysis tools processes and the effects upon reservoir procedures; quality-check during processing; acquisition • Seismic data processing -
• Reservoir characterization workflows • architecture and seal potential interpret the final processed data; model nonazimuthal and azimuthal • Interpretation of
Physical demonstration of attributes on real • Optimally interpret parasequence set fairways different interpretations. azimuthal interval velocities and azimuthal
seismic data for exploration • Identify the support data required for amplitudes for in-situ stress and natural
• Geophysically characterize reservoirs for successful fracture / in-situ stress analysis. fractures; evaluation • Fundamentals of seismic
optimizing development Recognize seismic anisotropy, its causes, modeling for anisotropy, especially common
and what happens to projects that ignore assumptions in different modeling packages •
C OU RSE C ON T EN T Microseismic: opening statements and
ubiquitous anisotropy. Identify the two types
Review of philosophy and epistemology • discussion, historical background, Yeoman
of seismic anisotropy, and how each appears
Application of geophysical fundamentals (wave science 101 • Hydraulic fracture technology, in-
in seismic data.
theory, attributes, frequency substitution, and situ and other studies of hydraulic fracture
• Use anisotropy for your benefit. Classic
coherency) • Amplitude variation with offset geometries • Earthquake seismology and
(lithologies, fluids, gases, porosities, and analysis of azimuthal anisotropy requires
seismic reflectors, that is, your reservoir must hydraulic-fracture-induced microseismology •
pressures) • Fault mechanical stratigraphy •
be within a sedimentary rock sequence. If The means and the methods of microseismic
Vail and Galloway sequence theory and
your reservoir is in fractured basement rocks, imaging • Examples I: results - the dots •
application • High resolution sea level curve
you will learn practical techniques to evaluate Examples II: interpretation and integration •
generation from micropaleo • Shallow and deep
the reservoir and guide the drilling program. Pitfalls, benefits, FAQs • Wrap-up discussion
water siliciclastic sequences • Seismic facies
and paleo-environmental analysis • Reservoir • Bring your properly acquired and recorded
scale geophysics using the wavelet • Imaging dataset(s) - they could demonstrate the
hydrocarbons • Geohistory reconstruction • principals of the morning lectures.
Optimizing exploration and development COURSE CONTENT
Fundamentals seismology • and more...
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
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LONDON, UK 1-5 OCT 2018 $5140+VAT 28 OCT-1 NOV 2019 $4690 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
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Well Construction / Basic Drilling
Drilling Technology – BDT

Course Progression Matrix BASIC 5-Day

The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Well Construction/Drilling courses in this section are structured within each topic, from This course addresses the technology used to
Basic to Specialized. On either side of the Well Construction/Drilling section, you will see courses in associated disciplines for cross-training. drill wells from a fundamental view point.
Equipment and procedures involved with drilling
The first two courses in this section are two of our most popular and build the foundation of the discipline. Basic Drilling Technology oil and gas wells are described for those who
– BDT provides a basic overview of the drilling process, while Well Design and Engineering – WDE on page 19 integrates all are interested regardless of academic
background. The overall drilling process is
major well design technologies. If you need to build a foundation around directional and horizontal wells, be sure to see Directional,
presented along with definitions and
Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling – DHD on page 21. Also, be sure to check out our exciting deepwater course Deepwater descriptions of drilling equipment. This provides
Well Engineering - DWE on page 21. the vocabulary to understand the drilling
process. The various components and
The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network: procedures are discussed in greater detail with
explanations of the basic science concepts
Mr. Peter Aird Mr. Richard Carden Mr. Steve McKeever Dr. Don Schmidt Mr. Larry Wolfson which guide these processes. Subjects include
Mr. George Armistead Mr. Kevin Cuyler Mr. Steve Metcalf Dr. Subhash Shah Mr. Dick Wright descriptions of drill bits, directional drilling,
Mr. James Bobo Mr. Mark Hackler Mr. Hector Moreno Mr. Marc Summers drilling fluids, solids control, cementing, casing,
Mr. Jerry Calvert Mr. Aaron Klein Dr. Leon Robinson Mr. Bob Westermark well bore stability, well control, measurement-
Production and Petroleum Business while-drilling techniques, stuck pipe, lost
G&G Petrophysics Health, Safety,
/ Reservoir Well Construction / Drilling and Professional
Environment circulation, and well bore hydraulics. Some
Engineering Development
technology enhancements are included to
all participants, with or without a science
Horizontal and background. A discussion of clay mineralogy

Multilateral helps understand well bore instability and

Applied Rock Completions and drilling fluids. A discussion of pressure and
Mechanics Stimulation pressure effects helps explain many of the
(Page 26) (Page 45) Solids Control Systems (Page 23) procedures and problems associated with
drilling wells. Rocks behave differently under
pressure and understanding this behavior helps
Drill String Design and Optimization (Page 22) in understanding drilling performance. Some
Cementing Practices - Cementing II discussions of drilling include mathematical
(Page 21) explanations for those involved with the
engineering aspects of drilling operations;
Managing Wellsite Operations (Page 22)

however, the concepts and intent of these

Practical Drilling Skills (Page 22) mathematical equations will be explained in
Petroleum simple terms. After all various components and
Directional, Horizontal, and Project procedures are discussed, the information
Multilateral Drilling (Page 22) Management: contained in morning reports is explained and
Formation Principles and
Damage Casing Design Workshop Practices used as a summary of the course content.
(Page 43) (Page 20) (Virtual/Blended course) (Page 56)
Deepwater Well Engineering (Page 21)
Petroleum and production engineers, completion
engineers, geoscientists, managers, technical
Production supervisors, service and support personnel, entry
Technology level drilling engineers, drilling operations
for Other Well Design and personnel, drilling office support staff.
Disciplines Engineering Stuck Pipe Prevention - Train
(Page 38) (Page 19) Wreck Avoidancetm (Page 21)
(Also available as a Y OU WILL LEARN
Virtual/Blended course)
Fundamentals of Casing Design • About drilling equipment and how it is used

Foundations of (Page 20) Applied • Drilling terminology and abbreviations

Completions and
Workovers Petrophysics Environmental • Keys to planning a successful well
(Page 37) (Page 23) Primary Cementing - Cementing i Management • Common drilling problems and avoiding them
(Also available as a (Also available as a (Page 21) (Page 47)
Virtual/Blended course) • How to read a morning report
Virtual/Blended course) Petroleum
Drilling Fluids Technology (Page 19) Risk and Applied HSE • Technology behind info in a morning report
Production Evaluating and Developing Shale Decision Analysis Management
Operations i Resources (Page 7) Drilling Practices (Page 19) (Page 52) (Page 47) COURS E CONTE N T
(Page 37) Drilling process and equipment • The language
(Also available as a Mudlogging Offshore Drilling Operations (Page 20) Team Leadership Applied Safety of drillers - understanding their terminology •
Virtual/Blended course) (Page 24) (Page 58) (Page 47)
Understanding the abbreviations and acronyms
associated with drilling • Rig equipment and types
• Types of drill bits • MWD • Drill strings • Drilled
Technical Writing solids management • Mud tank arrangements •
Skills (Page 58) Drilling fluid properties • Well control • Cementing
Basic Petroleum
Geology (Page 8) Casing and • Casing design • Hole problems (stuck pipe, lost
(Virtual/Blended Cementing Essential circulation) • Well control • Directional drilling
option coming soon) (Page 19)
Skills for operations and tools • Safety
Basic Reservoir Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations (Page 6) Professionals

Engineering (Page 57) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

(Page 29) Basics of
Basic Drilling Technology (Page 18) HOUSTON, US † 26-30 NOV 2018 $4315
Introduction to Environmental 22-26 APR 2019 $4500
Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices (Page 6) Data Management Management 15-19 JULY 2019 $4500
(Page 49) (See Website)
16-20 DEC 2019 $4500
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) Basics of HSE LONDON, UK 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4790+VAT
Basic Petroleum 16-20 SEPT 2019 $5035+VAT
Economics Management
Basic Petroleum Technology Principles (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended course) (Page 51) (Page 46) † includes field trip

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Casing and Cementing Well Design and Drilling Fluids Drilling Practices – DP
– CAC Engineering – WDE Technology – DFT


This course builds a firm foundation in the Well Design and Engineering integrates all LAB VISIT The two-week course is designed for engineers
principles and practices of designing, planning major well design technologies from pre-spud and field personnel involved in the planning and
This course is designed for engineers and field
and conducting successful casing and cement to TD. Participants are actively engaged in every implementation of drilling programs. The
personnel involved in the planning and
jobs. The course uses a process-based aspect of the technical activities required to seminar covers all aspects of drilling technology,
implementation of drilling programs. The
perspective that takes participants from initial deliver a cost-effective well plan while also emphasizing both theory and practical
seminar covers all aspects of drilling fluids
casing depth and size selection, casing and liner gaining valuable perspective on how the overall application. Drilling is a complex operation
technology, emphasizing both theory and
design procedures, casing running practices, process should be managed in a dynamic team requiring the marriage of different technologies
practical application. Hands-on laboratory
and planning and executing primary cementing environment. The workshop content is often and disciplines. Today's drilling personnel must
exercises are included in the five-day Houston
through remedial cementing and plugging customized to address technologies and have a working knowledge of all these
sessions. Drilling is a complex operation
operations. In addition to the necessary practices that may be specific to a project or disciplines in order to effectively drill a well. The
requiring the marriage of different technologies
technical information and procedures, the operational situation. The single most important course provides all the fundamentals necessary
and disciplines. Today's drilling personnel must
course is laced with considerable practical, goal of the workshop is to draw the linkages to drill a well whether it is a shallow well or a
have a working knowledge of drilling fluid in
experience-based content. Participants will be between the design topics and to leave the complex, high pressure well. Computer
order to effectively drill a well. The course
furnished Dr. Byrom's textbook, "Casing and participants with an understanding that each programs are used to design many aspects of
provides the fundamentals necessary to drill a
Liners for Drilling and Completion," and decision has influence on those that follow. the modern well and the course will provide the
well, whether it is a shallow well or a complex,
computer spreadsheets to facilitate routine Intensity mounts as the course progresses and participants with the theory behind most
high pressure well. This course is valuable for
calculations. each design topic builds on those that came programs along with practical implementation.
anyone who needs to understand the
before. Design iterations are commonly Participants are required to bring a scientific
DES IG NE D F O R fundamental aspects of drilling fluids.
required, and seemingly unrelated decisions calculator. For in-house courses, the instructors
Personnel responsible for planning, overseeing, push the teams into situations of uncomfortable DES IGNED FOR of this course will accept examples from your
and conducting casing and cementing operational risk. On the last day, each team Drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, tool company for analysis in the class as one of the
operations; operator and service personnel. presents their completed design before the pushers, managers, and technical support demonstration exercises. Please contact
class and an invited panel of industry personnel involved with drilling operations. PetroSkills Training for a list of the information
professionals. A scientific calculator is required and support data required, as well as the
• Selection of casing sizes and setting depths and a laptop computer is strongly Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO necessary lead-time.
to achieve well objectives recommended. • Use clays and polymers to achieve desired
• Determination of casing loads for design mud properties DES IGNED FOR
purposes DESI GN ED FOR • Apply water chemistry to the treatment of Drilling supervisors, drilling engineers,
• To design casing properties to meet burst, Drilling engineers, completion engineers, and drilling fluids toolpushers, managers and technical support
collapse, and tensile strength requirements drilling supervisors involved with drilling • Perform complete water-based fluid as personnel.
• To conduct casing running operations safely operations and well planning. well as non-aqueous fluid tests using API
and successfully Recommended Practice 13B/ISO 10414-1*
• Specification of cement slurry properties and YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO • Review drilling data and plan the well
• Evaluate and apply the results of an API
volumes to meet well objectives • Understand the responsibilities of a well • Incorporate completion plans into the drilling
drilling fluids report to maximize drilling
• Determination of best procedures for planner as a designer and project manager plan
operations and minimize non-productive time
attaining successful primary cementing • Review offset analysis and data gathering • Drill a well cost effectively and maximize
• Identify critical drilling fluid contaminants and
• To conduct stage jobs, squeeze jobs, and set • Understand the influence of completion penetration rate
prescribe corrective treatments for effective
cement plugs design and production requirements on well • Evaluate stuck pipe problems and avoid
drilling fluid management
design potential problems
C OUR S E C O N T E N T • Calculate the chloride concentration of the
• Identify trajectory design issues and their • Evaluate and maintain drilling fluids
Selecting casing and hole sizes • Setting depths drilling fluid in order to maintain wellbore
influence on torque and drag, wellbore • Optimize hole cleaning
• Casing loads • Selecting casing and stability
stability, and future intervention • Design casing, drill string and BOP/wellheads
connections • Casing stress calculations • • Select non-aqueous fluids to meet drilling
• Develop specific casing design skills including • Evaluate and implement cementing programs
Cement and cement additives • Selecting requirements and environmental concerns
casing point selection; design load case • Design and implement bit and hydraulics
appropriate slurries • Mud removal and cement • Manage non-aqueous drilling fluid systems
development; burst, collapse and tension programs
placement • Stage cementing, squeezes, and • Minimize formation damage to optimize well
calculations; controlling load and safety factor • Incorporate directional drilling and deviation
plugs • Preventing gas migration • Cementing producibility
determination and select appropriate size, control
calculations • Cementing equipment • Well • Evaluate options for drilling fluid waste
weight and grade • Recognize and evaluate well control problems
head equipment management
• Perform cement slurry and displacement
volume calculations COURS E CONTE N T
• Complete drill string and BHA designs and Planning including requirements for the
Composition and properties of water-based
failure prevention assessment for each completion and testing, AFE preparation • HSE
drilling fluids • Analysis of API water-base mud
hole section, and review for directional well at the rig site • Cost control, evaluating
and non-aqueous drilling fluid report •
applications alternative drilling methods and maximizing
Identification and treatment of drilling fluid
• Understand different bit types and penetration rate • Hole cleaning, sloughing
contaminants • Composition and properties of
applications, and perform calculations to shale, lost circulation, stuck pipe and fishing
water-based and non-aqueous drilling fluid
support bit run economics operations • Drilling fluids • Lifting capacity of
systems • Selection of water phase salinity for
• Optimize hydraulics for each hole interval drilling fluids, pressure losses in the circulating
borehole stability • API water-based and non-
based upon wellbore, fluids and drill string system and ECD • Maximizing hydraulics in the
aqueous drilling mud tests* • Adjustment of
configurations planning phase and at the rig • Bit selection
non-aqueous drilling fluid properties •
• Compile risks to well delivery, and develop and application • Casing and drill string design,
Managing invert emulsion fluid systems: rig
mitigations and contingency plans selection of casing seats, BOP equipment •
preparation and displacement • Non-aqueous
• Develop minimum rig capability specifications Cement, cement additives and displacement
drilling fluids designed for environmental
to deliver well requirements mechanics • Deviation control, directional
• Present and defend a well plan to drilling and horizontal drilling • Pressure control,
management *Based on laboratory availability routine and special problems • Project post
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
ABERDEEN, UK † 12-16 NOV 2018 $5140+VAT
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 11-15 NOV 2019 $5285+VAT
DUBAI, UAE 25 AUG-5 SEPT 2019 $9990+VAT DENVER, US 8-12 APR 2019 $4320
HOUSTON, US 5-16 NOV 2018 $7970 DUBAI, UAE 14-18 JULY 2019 $5445+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
4-15 NOV 2019 $8325 HOUSTON, US † 15-19 OCT 2018 $4415 CALGARY, CAN 27 MAY-7 JUNE 2019 $7475+GST
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 17-28 JUNE 2019 $9990 21-25 OCT 2019 $4500 DUBAI, UAE 9-20 DEC 2018 $9370+VAT
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) LONDON, UK 15-26 OCT 2018 $9210+VAT LONDON, UK 3-7 JUNE 2019 $5035+VAT 8-19 DEC 2019 $9530+VAT
HOUSTON, US 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $4225 7-18 OCT 2019 $9690+VAT † includes lab visit HOUSTON, US 12-23 AUG 2019 $7570

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Fundamentals of Casing Offshore Drilling
Design – FCD Operations – ODO
Casing Design Workshop – CDW
Casing design is an integral part of a drilling This course is designed to familiarize personnel
engineer's work scope. This course provides a with unique aspects of offshore operations,
comprehensive overview of the design process, structures, and vessels, and how drilling rigs

emphasizing the working stress approach interact with them over the life of an asset. All
currently used in the industry. On completion of styles of rigs are analyzed, including bottom-
this course, successful participants will be able BLENDED LEA RNING supported and floating, mobile and fixed.
to select casing points, identify tubular C OU RSE DESC RI PTION Advantages and disadvantages of specific rig
requirements and loads, and design and specify applications are considered when clarifying
the required casing string. Through a selection criteria, especially HSE performance,
combination of lecture and extensive hands-on
INTERMEDIATE - Virtual Instructor-led Training
technical capabilities, and full-cycle efficiency.
examples, the fundamentals of casing design Casing design is an integral part of a drilling
- Online Learning Activity/Reading
are imparted to the attendees. Estimation of engineer's work scope. This workshop provides - Exercise(s) DESIGNED FOR
standard and special loads is covered in detail. a comprehensive overview of the design Operator staff including engineering,
Standard theories of strength and failure are process, emphasizing the working stress Hours geoscience, operations supervision and
discussed as well as advanced considerations Week Subject technical support, and HSE, drilling contractor
approach currently used in the industry. Upon (Approx)
for combined loads. In addition, safe handling, completion, participants will be able to select rig crew and technical support personnel, and
running, and hanging practices are covered. casing points, identify tubular requirements, 1 1 Opening Session: Overview service company and logistics support
Participants will be furnished Dr. Byrom's loads, and present a design which incorporates personnel.
textbook, 'Casing and Liners for Drilling and life cycle considerations. Estimation of
2.5 Introduction to Casing Design YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Completion,' and computer spreadsheets to standard and special loads is covered in detail. • Identify differences between onshore and
facilitate routine design calculations. Standard theories of strength and failure are offshore operations
discussed as well as advanced considerations 2 3 Select Casing Depth and Sizes • Clarify HSE and other risks associated with
for combined loads. Topics related to safe offshore operations (helicopter operations,
Drilling engineers, service personnel involved in
handling, running and hanging practices will boat operations, crane and deck operations,
developing well plans, and managers interested 0.5 Select Casing Depth and Sizes
additionally be covered. simultaneous operations, emergency
in learning about the well design process.
DESI GN ED F OR response)
Engineers, site supervisors, and technical 3 Calculate Collapse and Burst • Identify offshore structures commonly used
• Select casing setting depths based on pore Loads in the oil and gas industry and their typical
managers responsible for casing design and/or
and fracture pressure data as well as other applications (bottom-supported or floating,
review of the casing design for the full life
criteria fixed or mobile, moored or dynamically
cycle of the well. Participants should have at 1 Calculate Collapse and Burst
• Determine casing and bit sizes, and positioned, single use and multi-use
least one year of drilling-related experience
alternatives for contingencies and special Loads structures)
AND be in a role that requires that they
clearance situations • Identify various styles and designs of marine
perform a detailed casing design.
• Identify and define load cases to meet risers, subsea and surface BOPs, wellheads
specific design requirements 3 Casing Load Determination
YOU WI L L L EARN H O W TO and trees
• Apply standardized design factors to meet • Incorporate well objectives and offset data • Determine differences between various rig
specific design requirements and identify to assure wellbore integrity through its life 3 3 Make Preliminary Casing types and how they interact with offshore
the controlling design load for each string cycle Selection, Adjust for Axial Loads structures over the life of an asset (platform
in the well • Incorporate risk mitigation strategies into rigs, barge rig, jackup rig, semi-submersible,
• Use and understand casing and connection well design drillship)
specifications and select casing to satisfy the • Apply alternative design approach to 1 Make Preliminary Casing • Identify operational effectiveness differences
controlling design requirements address unanticipated torque/drag forces, Selection, Adjust for Axial Loads between various configurations of rig
• Understand the limits of single load etc. equipment, especially multiple activity centers
specifications and adjust the basic design for • Conduct pre-job safety analysis and identify • Specify rig selection criteria
combined loading effects
3 Casing Selection for Collapse,
potential well control trouble spots • Clarify logistical drivers for drilling and
• Design casing for high pressure fracturing in Burst, and Axial Design completion operations
• Walk through key equipment and hazards
horizontal wells associated with running, landing and
• Apply practical safe handling, running, and cementing casing 4 Calculate Combined Load Effects, COURSE CONTE N T
hanging Adjust and Make Final Selection Surface and subsurface characteristics unique
C OU RSE C ON T EN T to the offshore environment • HSE consider-
COUR S E C O N T E N T Introduction to casing design • Select casing ations for offshore and how it impacts planning,
Goals of casing design • Types of oilfield depth and sizes • Calculate collapse and burst 1 Calculate Combined Load Effects, operations, and logistics • Design options for
tubulars and connections • Casing point loads • Casing load determination • Make Adjust and Make Final Selection offshore and onshore installations (platforms;
selection and size determination • Load preliminary casing selection, adjust for axial FPSOs, risers, and pipelines; wellheads and
estimation methods for casing and liners • loads • Casing selection for collapse, burst, trees; shorebase; how these choices impact rig
Typical design factors • Theories of strength and axial design • Calculate combined load
1 Final Casing Design with selection and project economics) • Drilling rig
and failure (standard collapse, burst, axial; yield effects, adjust and make final selection • Final Combined Loads styles (design capabilities, advantages and
basis for combined loads) • Design examples casing design with combined loads • disadvantages, rig selection criteria, multiple
and exercises for all key loads and strings • Additional load considerations • Workshop activity centers to compress the critical path, rig
4 3 Additional Load Considerations
Casing handling, running, and hanging practices wrap-up strategy) • Well construction sequences
(surface and subsea wellheads, casing and
1 Additional Load Considerations cementing program strategies, drilling fluids
selection, wellbore stability, NPT avoidance) •
Transition to completion/intervention (barrier
3 Workshop Wrap-up maintenance, job sequencing, intervention
5 2 Optional session - Creating
Detailed Design for Portfolio Well

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) Virtual Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 19-23 AUG 2019 $4325 25 MAR - 18 APR 2019 $4325 PETROSKI L L S. COM/
19 AUG - 19 SEP 2019 $4325 See website for dates and locations.
* plus computer charge CASI N G-DESI GN -WORKSHOP

Primary Cementing – Stuck Pipe Prevention Cementing Practices – Deepwater Well

Cementing I – PCE – Train Wreck Cementing II – CEP Engineering – DWE
Avoidance™ – SPP
Cementing is a key factor in the well The Stuck Pipe Prevention Train Wreck Cementing is a very important phase of the well This is a five-day course designed to promote
construction plan. The base cement used in the Avoidance workshop provides the most construction plan. Operating company understanding of well design and engineering
designing of cement slurries may or may not be comprehensive coverage in the industry for personnel must have a good working knowledge capabilities unique to the deep water
API class cement. The operating company and understanding and preventing the underlying of cements, cementing additives, and environment. Participants are actively engaged
the service company personnel should have a causes of Stuck Pipe, Wellbore Instability, Loss placement procedures. The use of temperature in the skills and activities required to deliver a
good working knowledge of cement slurry Circulation, and other sources of non-productive modeling, computer programs used for job cost-effective well plan, while also gaining
design, cement additives, and placement time (NPT) in drilling operations. The workshop design, and placement of the cement has valuable perspective on the role of a DW drilling
procedures. The majority of the operating also focuses on correct responses by individuals caused some operating companies to retain a engineer as a project manager. Suggested
companies do not have cement testing and teams, early warning signs, and minimizing cement service company representative on a course prerequisites include 3+ years'
laboratories; therefore, the laboratory testing is the impact to drilling operations. Through world- full-time basis to assist in the overall cementing experience in drilling and 2+ years in a well
conducted by service companies. This course is class presentations, practical discussion, and operations. The operator is critical to the planning role for onshore or shallow water
designed to give a good understanding of how the best reference and instructional materials success of the job. This course covers the applications.
the cement slurries are tested and under what available, delegates hone their knowledge of importance of the cement sheath integrity DESIGNED FOR
conditions depending on given well parameters. basic drilling technology and how it relates to during the life of the well, which will require Experienced drilling engineers, drilling
This course will also cover casing hardware avoiding NPT. additional mechanical properties of the cement supervisors, and other petroleum professionals
(both internal and external), cement blending, sheath than just the unconfined compressive that are new to deep water (DW) who will
cement additive blending (dry and/or liquid), on- DESI GN ED FOR strength in many cases. The parameters that become involved or responsible for DW well
site mixing equipment and job execution on Entire drilling and completions team, including the cement sheath will be subjected to must be planning or oversight of non-operated DW wells.
location. operator, drilling contractor, and service considered. There are a number of joint industry The ten day, Well Design and Engineering (WDE)
companies. Agendas are typically customized to projects addressing this area of work. The course, or its equivalent, is highly recommended
DE S IG NE D F O R address topics relevant to the team. course covers the use of cement formulations, as a pre-requisite.
Operating and service company personnel cement additives, casing hardware, cement
responsible for planning, designing, laboratory YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
blending, on-site mixing equipment, and a well-
testing, overseeing, and executing cementing • Identify mechanisms and risk factors that • Understand and manage technologies,
planned job procedure. Cementing guidelines
operations. lead to stuck pipe incidents practices, and design methodologies unique
that aid in overall job performance will be
• Anticipate, prevent, recognize, and resolve to the DW environment
stuck pipe due to wellbore instability, hole • Analyze and utilize offset well data important
• Design cement slurries using API and/or field cleaning, differential sticking, and wellbore DES IGNED FOR for DW planning and well design
adapted procedures and laboratory testing geometry Operating company and service company • Identify key issues and risks related to
procedures • Assess mechanics of wellbore stresses and personnel responsible for planning, overseeing, floating operations and rig selection
• Use cement additives in designing cement the impact on wellbore stability and executing cementing operations. • Manage challenging logistics and unique
slurries to improve job success and/or reduce • Analyze trends to identify early warning signs equipment/supply chain issues
overall job costs of developing wellbore problems Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO • Clarify the potential impact of geohazards,
• Design cement jobs to include casing, multi- • Use hole cleaning factors in both vertical and • Use cementing additives properly to improve such as shallow gas and water flows,
stage, liner, and tie-back strings deviated wellbores and reduce job costs hydrates, salt, and tar
• Design and perform remedial (squeeze) • Apply mechanics of jars and how to use them • Interpret laboratory test results • Identify well control constraints and calculate
cement jobs to include selection of tools effectively • Perform primary cementing operations to kick tolerance
• Design cement plug slurries and selection of • Implement effective drilling and tripping include: casing cementing, liner cementing, • Develop specific casing design skills,
tools to improve overall job success practices multi-stage cementing including impact of metocean environmental
• Make cost-effective choices in planning • Conduct squeeze jobs and selection of conditions on structural pipe design, casing
C OUR S E C O N T E N T fishing operations squeeze tools point selection, annular pressure buildup
Basic cements • Cement additives • Laboratory • Perform cement plug operations to improve design strategies, and use of US GOM Well
testing • Casing hardware • Blending C OU RSE C ON T EN T overall job success Containment Screening Tool
equipment • Mixing equipment • Primary Stuck Pipe Prevention • Rock mechanics • • Assess DW cementing technologies and
• Interpret cement sheath evaluation logs
cementing • Remedial cementing • Plug Wellbore stress • Wellbore instability • Trend make appropriate choices for a DW well
cementing recognition • Hole cleaning • Differential COURS E CONTENT • Develop designs for DW drill strings, BHAs,
sticking • Wellbore geometry • Tripping The overall cementing operation • Primary and landing strings
practices • Fishing practices cementing • Remedial cementing • Plug • Clarify well design issues for both riserless
cementing • The use of cement additives • and post-riser phases of well construction
Laboratory testing • Casing hardware • Cement • Define drilling fluids for a DW well; assess
sheath integrity • Cement sheath evaluation • and address any unique issues
• Compile risks to well delivery; develop
Mixing equipment • Special cement systems •
mitigations and contingency plans
Cement guidelines • Current documents
• Consider abandonment requirements in well

Floating drilling rigs and equipment • Unique
challenges of deepwater • Shallow hazards •
Deepwater planning cycle • Subsea BOP
equipment • Subsea well control issues •
Structural pipe design for bending • Riserless
drilling • Casing shoe depth considerations in
DW • Annular pressure buildup in casing strings
• Regulatory requirements • Subsea cementing
process • Subsea wellheads and trees •
Hydrates • Drilling fluid issues in DW • Slip
crushing for drillstring design • Landing string
design • Salt drilling • Relief well planning for
DW • DW risks • Abandonment of subsea wells
• Awareness of the basics of Managed Pressure
• Drilling and other emerging technologies
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16-19 SEPT 2019 $4070 2-4 DEC 2019 $3245 28 OCT-1 NOV 2019 $4600 HOUSTON, US 13-17 MAY 2019 $4425

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Directional, Horizontal, Drill String Design and Managing Wellsite Practical Drilling Skills
and Multilateral Drilling Optimization – DSD Operations – MWC – PDS


This course builds a firm foundation in the We have been presenting Drill String Design Managing Wellsite Operations is an interactive This course teaches how to listen to the well,
principles and practices of directional drilling, workshops for over 12 years for all types of course that teaches participants to successfully perform simple tests on the rig, and make
calculations, and planning for directional and operations around the world. We are constantly manage wellsite operational plans, resource proper decisions unique to each well. The intent
horizontal wells. Specific problems associated updating our materials to reflect the latest time management, and control measures. is to eliminate visible and invisible Non-
with directional/horizontal drilling such as technology applications for both near-vertical Interpersonal skills associated with the art of Productive Time (NPT). Visible NPT includes
torque, drag, hole cleaning, logging, and drill and high-angle well designs while maintaining a managing the Johari window through active stuck pipe, conditioning drilling fluid, lost
string component design are included. thorough grounding in the fundamentals. listening and conducting crucial conversations is circulation, etc. Invisible NPT is often far more
Participants will receive instruction on planning Workshop content is often customized to exercised throughout the course. This course expensive and includes drilling much slower
and evaluating horizontal wells based on the address customer-specific operational situations brings together documented case histories of than is possible, wearing out the bits
objectives of the horizontal well. The basic and software applications. Course tuition complex well operations and techniques to prematurely, and bad cement barriers.
applications and techniques for multi-lateral includes a copy of DS-1 Drill String Design manage associated human factors. Participants Considerable attention is devoted to correcting
wells are covered in the course. Additionally, Standard 4th Ed. Vol.2. will learn to build effective teams by assuming drilling fluid properties and controlling filter cake
they will become familiar with the tools and roles in class exercises of the company quality. This eliminates many seen and unseen
techniques used in directional drilling such as DESI GN ED FOR representative, rig contractor, and supplier
Operator, drilling contractor, and service obstacles for drilling a trouble-free hole as
survey instruments, bottomhole assemblies, personnel. Critical issues are identified to cheaply as possible. This involves proper drilling
motors, steerable motors, and steerable rotary company engineers; drilling supervisors and improve safety and reduce trouble time.
superintendents. This is an intensive technical fluid processing in the surface tanks. No
systems. Participants will be able to predict Improving the facilitation of wellsite action discussion will be presented of fishing tools,
wellbore path based on historical data and workshop. A calculator is required and a laptop planning, rig instructions, and work processes is
is strongly recommended. Class size is typically they should rarely be needed after this course.
determine the requirements to hit the target. exercised to improve operator, contractor, and Bring a calculator, you will need it.
limited to 18-20. service provider performance metrics.
Drilling, production and operations engineers, YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO DES IGNED FOR
• Place the drill string design process in Experienced people on drilling rigs who want to
field supervisors, toolpushers, managers, and Drilling and completion well supervisors, wellsite drill cheaper, specifically drilling rig personnel,
technical support personnel. context with other planning and operational engineers, superintendents, operations
considerations drilling engineers, drilling rig supervisors, tool
managers, senior drilling contractor, and wellsite pushers, drilling managers, and service
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W TO • Refresh underlying physics of drill string service personnel.
• Make survey calculations failures and mechanical properties of drill company personnel. This course is NOT
• Interpret TVD, polar and rectangular string materials Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO recommended for inexperienced personnel or
coordinates, and vertical section • Clarify performance properties of drill string • Manage key relationships between surface – people not directly involved with actual drilling
• Interpret dogleg severity and the problems components and how to apply design subsurface parts of the well program operations. You should have completed the
associated with dogleg severity margins • Manage technical and interpersonal skills Basic Drilling Technology course or have several
• Plan a two-dimensional directional well • Design cost-effective BHAs and match them associated with complex operations years of drilling experience to gain the most
• Plan horizontal wells based on the objectives to your bit • Manage self and rig team situational from the course.
of the well • Gain specific application experience analyzing awareness and competencies YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
• Determine the best multi-lateral completion common load cases for both near-vertical • Manage communications to improve wellsite • Calibrate a mud logger's gas unit curve
for an application and high-angle situations: tension loads, performance and build effective rig teams • Interpret gas unit curves
• Determine declination and non-magnetic torque loads, combined tension-torque loads, • Manage the well monitoring program to • Determine pore pressure
drilling collar selection fatigue loads, buckling loads reduce lost time risks • Select the correct nozzle sizes and flow rate
• Apply the best survey instrument for the job • Understand the basis for industry software to make the fluid strike the bottom of the
• Directionally drill with rotary BHAs, jetting, design tools, including torque and drag, COURS E CONTENT
Rig team priorities and success measures • hole with the greatest force possible or the
whipstocks, motor, steerable motors, and casing wear, and hydraulics greatest power available
rotary steerable systems • Identify drilling tools and operational practices Focusing on wellsite challenges, distractions,
and sensitivities • Managing reports and rig • Select drilling fluid yield point needed to clean
• Drill horizontally underbalanced to reduce both torque and drag and casing the vertical portion of the well
• Interpret torque and drag and determine what wear documentation • Rig meetings and drills • Well
monitoring, limits, alarms, and suspension of • Extend the life of drill bits and have the
factors will affect the torque and drag • Diagnose and mitigate vibration to reduce maximum drilling rate by determining the
• Determine cementing requirements for drill string damage and failure operations • Reducing unscheduled events,
technical limits, and drilling/completing well on flounder point of a roller cone or PDC bit
directional wells • Optimize your drill string inspection program • Avoid poor cementing jobs by creating a thin,
using the latest industry standards paper techniques • Managing complex
COUR S E C O N T E N T situations associated with tripping, slick, compressible filter cake
Applications for directional drilling • Directional C OU RSE C ON T EN T displacements, and testing • Decrease vibration which seriously impacts
profiles • Extended reach wells • Survey Drill string and BHA failure prevention • Low- PDC bit performance by eliminating drilled
calculations and accuracy • Dogleg severity angle design applications • High-angle design solids
calculations and problems associated with applications • Torque, drag, and casing wear • Arrange equipment for a proper PIT
doglegs • Planning directional and horizontal mitigation • Vibration monitoring and avoidance • Read Pressure Integrity charts
wells • Horizontal drilling methods and • Drill string handling and inspection • Evaluate dull bits to select the best next bit
applications • Logging high angle wells • Hole- • Understand well bore instability
cleaning • Multi-laterals • Types of survey COURSE CONTE N T
instruments • Tools used to deflect a wellbore • Interpretation of mud logger gas units •
Torque and drag calculations • Cementing Determining pore pressure • On-site hydraulic
optimization • Selecting proper bit loading
(weight on bit and rotary speed) for the fastest,
cheapest hole • Interpreting pressure integrity
tests • Hole problems (such as, stuck pipe, lost
circulation, and ballooning) • Borehole stability
• Operating guidelines • Drilling fluid properties
necessary to maximize drilling performance •
Discussion of polymers in drilling fluids • Solids
control equipment arrangement to assure best
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) drilled solids removal
DENVER, US 15-19 JULY 2019 $4420
HOUSTON, US 3-7 DEC 2018 $4340
29 APR-3 MAY 2019 $4425 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
9-13 DEC 2019 $4425 HOUSTON, US 8-12 JULY 2019 $4585 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
OKLAHOMA CITY, US 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4290 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 15-19 OCT 2018 $5320 HOUSTON, US 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4340
23-27 SEPT 2019 $4370 14-18 OCT 2019 $5480 9-13 SEPT 2019 $4425 See website for dates and locations.

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Explore the Unconventional.
Solids Control Systems

Drilling fluids containing too many drilled solids Unconventional Course Progression Matrix
increase trouble costs or visible and invisible
volumes of drilling fluid, as well as cementing
problems and barrier failure.
All drilling fluid surface treatment systems MULTILATERAL WELLS:
should have three identifiable sections: Suction, ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Addition, and Removal. The suction section - HML1
must blend the fluid so that the mud weight in SPECIALIZED
the drill pipe is the same from top to bottom for RESERVOIRS: ADVANCED HORIZONTAL AND
reliable well control. Tank volumes, agitation, ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES MULTILATERAL WELLS:
mud guns, and additional procedures are - CMR COMPLETIONS AND
discussed to ensure a homogeneous fluid.
are large. Solids control starts with cuttings PLAYS - FAMS MECHANICS - ARM EVALUATION - URRE FRACTURING - AHF
removal at the drill bit to eliminate regrinding
and reduced drilling rate. Removal of drilled
solids requires an understanding of the SURFACE WATER
performance of shale shakers, hydrocyclones, MANAGEMENT IN
mud cleaners, and centrifuges. PETROPHYSICS OF RESOURCE PLAYS - SWM

Analysis procedures applicable for all drilling UNCONVENTIONAL

rigs, large and small, as well as any drilling fluid,
will be discussed. Procedures will be presented

Only people interested in eliminating non- ARTIFICIAL LIFT FOR
productive time while drilling; such as: drilling - ALUW
engineers, drilling rig supervisors, tool pushers,
drilling managers, operating company personnel UNCONVENTIONAL
and reservoir engineers. RESOURCES COMPLETION
• Evaluate the effect of drilled solids on the

total cost of a well PRODUCTION

• Remove drilled solids expeditiously from OPERATIONS 1 - PO1
beneath the drill bit
• Transport drilled solids to the surface DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE
• Arrange each component of a drilling fluid PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
processing plant for proper performance - PO4
• Determine the Equipment Solids Removal
• Evaluate the effect of drilled solids on drilling EVALUATING AND DEVELOPING SHALE RESOURCES - SRE DEVELOPMENT -
fluid properties
• Minimize drilling fluid discarded

Analysis of different aspects of drilling affected BASIC PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY - BPT
by drilled solids • Solids transport capabilities of
a drilling fluid • How shale shakers separate
drilled solids • The new API shaker screen
designation and how it works • Types of motion
of shale shakers • How hydrocyclones and
centrifuges separate drilled solids • How
equipment should be arranged on a drilling fluid Breakthroughs in technology have placed unconventional resources at the center of the US E&P and
processing plant • Selecting the proper Midstream sector growth. Interest continues to expand internationally. PetroSkills Unconventional
centrifugal pump impeller • Mud tank agitation Resource offerings enable participants to develop and hone critical competencies associated with
• Mud gun placement • Degasser operation the development and management of shale oil/gas, tight gas, and coalbed methane resource plays.
and objective • Guidelines for effective drilled Challenges with developing unconventional resources require enhanced project management
solids removal • Trip tank operation • expertise, more cost-effective testing and completion protocol, enhanced production operations
Calculating Solids Removal Efficiency • techniques, and greater efficiencies in the process and treating of produced fluids and gases.
Evaluating mud cake compressibility •
Developing a thin, slick compressible filter cake Count on PetroSkills to help build your organizational capability in the Unconventionals.
in a well bore, maintaining a homogeneous fluid
to fill drill pipe

See website for dates and locations. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS,
Petrophysics Foundations of
Petrophysics – FPP
Course Progression Matrix
Petrophysics is fundamental to all aspects of the
The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Petrophysics courses in this section are structured within each topic, from petroleum business. Principles, applications,
and integration of petrophysical information for
Basic to Specialized. On either side of the Petrophysics section, you will see courses in associated disciplines for cross-training.
reservoir description will be discussed in depth.
These matrices are ideal for building training plans for early-career staff or finding the right course to build upon existing Through a combination of class discussion and
knowledge and experience. exercises/workshops, participants will learn how
to conduct competent quick-look evaluations.
Using data from open hole logs, logging-while-
Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP on page 24 and Well Log Interpretation - WLI on page 25 are essential as drilling, and core data you will evaluate porosity,
foundation Petrophysics courses. We are also happy to offer two newer courses, Mudlogging – MDLG on page 25 and permeability, and saturation in a variety of
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Petrophysics – NMRP on page 26. reservoirs. Knowing how to integrate
petrophysical information with other data
sources will improve participants' ability to
assess technical risk when examining
The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network: hydrocarbon opportunities.

Dr. Ahmed Badruzzaman Ms. Laura Foulk Mr. Roberto Peveraro Dr. Carl Sondergeld
Geoscientists and engineers with less than
Dr. Andrew Chen Mr. Paul Gardner Mr. Steve Sadoskas Dr. John Spivey twelve months' experience using petrophysical
Dr. Amr Elewa Mr. Bob Lippincott Dr. Robert Skopec Dr. E.C. Thomas data and other technical staff at all experience
Mr. Eric Foster Mr. David Patrick Murphy Dr. John Sneider Dr. Jack Thomas levels wanting a fundamental background in the
petrophysics discipline.

Geology and Reservoir Production
Geophysics Petrophysics Engineering and Drilling • Understand and apply a basic level of theory
and operation of major petrophysical tools
from core and log sources for improved
saturation calculations

Cased Hole Naturally

Applied Rock Formation Fractured • Apply basic open hole logging, borehole
Wireline Formation Testing and Interpretation (Page 27) Mechanics (Page 27) Evaluation (Page 27) Reservoirs (Page 34) seismic, image, and LWD/MWD
• Analyze and integrate log, core, geoscience,
and engineering well data for well and field
development projects
• Select petrophysical tool combinations for
Capillarity in specific applications
Rocks (Page 26) • Assess the impact of petrophysical analyses
on technical uncertainty estimates of
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Petrophysics (Page 26)

Shaly Sand Petrophysics (Page 26) COURSE CONTE N T

Fundamental concepts of petrophysics •
Integration of Rocks, Log and Test Data (Page 26) Depositional systems and petrophysical
rock parameters • Nature of porosity and
Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation of Dipmeters permeability • Basic rock properties; theory
and Borehole-Imaging Logs (Page 27) Production
Logging (Page 44) and quicklook techniques • Mudlogging •
Reservoir Core analysis, acquisition, interpretation, and
Operations Characterization
Geology (Page 13) Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs (Page 25) (Page 33) quality checks • Theory and basics of resistivity,
radioactivity, acoustic tools • LWD/MWD versus
open hole logging • Determination of rock types
using core and logs • Petrophysical impact on
economic uncertainty • Evolving petrophysical
Coring and Core technologies • Overview of cased hole logging
Well Log Interpretation (Page 25) Analysis (Page 25)
Carbonate Production
Reservoirs (Page 9) Technology for

Foundations of Petrophysics (Page 24) (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) Reservoir Other Disciplines
Engineering for (Page 38)
FPP is also available as a
Sandstone Other Disciplines (Also available as a
Reservoirs (Page 9) Mudlogging (Page 25) (Page 30) Virtual/Blended course) self-paced, virtual course
which is an enhanced version
Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7)
of the face-to-face public
Basic Geophysics
(Page 15)
(Also available as a Basic Drilling,
Virtual/Blended course) Completion and
Basic Reservoir Workover

Engineering (Page 29) Operations (Page 6) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Basic Petroleum Geology (Page 8) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon)
HOUSTON, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4240
18-22 MAR 2019 $4390
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) 30 SEP-4 OCT 2019 $4390
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $5070
Basic Petroleum Technology Principles (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended course) 21-25 OCT 2019 $5285
LONDON, UK 26-30 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT
2-6 DEC 2019 $5100+VAT

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Well Log Interpretation Coring and Core Mudlogging – MDLG Petrophysics of

– WLI Analysis – CCA Unconventional
Reservoirs – PUR


The most universal, comprehensive, and concise LAB VISIT Mud logging, also known as surface logging, is Petrophysics is central to the integration of a
descriptive documents on oil and gas wells are the creation of a detailed record of a borehole wide spectrum of related geoscience and
logs. They impact the work of almost every oilfield More than three-quarters of current additions to
by examining the bits of rock or sediment engineering disciplines. However, students
group from geologists to roustabouts to bankers. the world's reserves come from better
brought to the surface by the circulating drilling should also be familiar with at least two or more
Familiarity with the purposes and optimum management of existing reserves. Core-based
medium (most commonly mud). Mud logging is of the following topics: horizontal well drilling,
applications of well logs is essential for people measurements offer the most tangible and
usually performed by a third-party mud logging wireline logging and log analysis, coring and
forging their careers in the oil business. The direct means of determining critical reservoir
company. This provides well owners and core analysis, petrophysics, geophysics,
instructor uses a novel approach to help parameters. Core analysis can play a vital role in
producers with information about the lithology geochemistry, formation testing, rock
participants develop a good grounding in field equity or unitization and is often considered
and fluid content of the borehole while drilling. mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, and petroleum
understanding and applying well logging to be the ground truth to which other
techniques. General principles of physics are Historically it is the earliest type of well log. economics.
measurements are compared (e.g., wireline
presented to explain the functioning of modern logging). Using a multidisciplinary approach, DESIGNED FOR DES IGNED FOR
logging tools. Wherever possible, the physics of participants are taken through the steps New hire geologists and geophysicists; and Geoscientists involved with the evaluation and
logging measurements is related to everyday tools necessary to obtain reliable core analysis data
and applications. Participants develop an reservoir, petroleum, and drilling engineers. exploitation of unconventional reservoirs
and solve formation evaluation problems. including tight gas sands, shale gas, and coal-
appreciation for the constraints and limitations of Throughout the course, participants are given YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
operating in the borehole environment. A number bed methane.
hands-on problems and practical laboratory and • Make well to well correlation
of actual log examples are related to basic
field examples, which reinforce the instruction. • Understand well drilling Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
principles in the description of reservoir properties
such as porosity, mineralogy, formation factor, *Laboratory visit with core analysis • Understand mud logging equipment • Interpret petrophysical data gathering from
saturation, and hydrocarbon type for essentially measurement demos (where feasible). • Calculate the lag time and advanced volumes unconventional reservoirs from both core
clean reservoirs. Cross-plotting and calculations and log data
DESI GN ED FOR • Describe the formation cuttings • Assess TOC and maturity indicators
reconnaissance techniques quickly and efficiently
discriminate between water, oil, and gas. Petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, exploration • Integrate the cuttings evaluation with the • Evaluate measurement provided by service
Participants gain realistic experience by working and development geologists, core and log drilling parameters companies
in teams on a comprehensive log interpretation analysts, geophysicists, drilling and completion • Interpret all the acquired geological and • Gauge gas-in-place and reserves in
exercise. engineers, and oil company research and engineering data at the rig site unconventional reservoirs
development staff. • Evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of the • Recognize consequences and magnitudes of
D E S IG NE D F O R formation shale anisotropy
Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO
• Deal with drilling mud rheology and • Interpret NMR and capillary pressure
engineers, technicians, or anyone interested in a • Design coring programs and maximize core
hydraulics measurements made on shale
solid understanding of the principles of borehole recovery
• Handle, process and describe cores • Interpret microstructural imaging of shale
geophysics. • Preserve core to minimize rock alteration
• Evaluate different types of pressure
• Take and analyze sidewall cores COURS E CONTE N T
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W T O • Handle formation pressure to minimize
• Use cores to estimate porosity, permeability, Overview of unconventional reservoirs •
• Identify reservoirs borehole risks
and fluid saturation (basic core analysis) Geochemistry of unconventional rocks • Special
• Determine mineralogy, porosity, and saturation • Understand special core analysis (e.g.,
in various lithogies COURSE CONTENT coring and core analysis techniques for
wettabililty, relative permeability, capillary Introduction • Petroleum geology • Rig types unconventionals • Wireline logging of
• Recognize the importance of electrical pressure, and reservoir fluid distribution
properties of earth materials and their components • Drilling and completing unconventional reservoirs • Assessment of
for reservoir engineering and petrophysical a well • Sampling and cuttings analysis • formation organic content (TOC) and maturity •
• Highlight oil mobility
• Interpret pressure profiles evaluation) Volume calculations • Advanced sample Gas-in-place and reserve and flow potential
• Understand optimum tools and logging • Prevent/spot errors in core analysis vendor evaluation • Formation pressures • Borehole estimates • Geomechanics and fracturing
programs reports (quality control) problems
• Apply quick-look methods of formation • Select samples for special core studies
evaluation • Correlate core and log data

Logging objectives • Invasion profile • Challenge of Coring and core analysis objectives • Coring
borehole geophysics • Passive electrical properties hardware and maximizing core recovery • Core-
of earth materials • Resistivity measuring tools, handling, wellsite procedures, and preservation
normal, induction, laterolog • Reservoir/non- methods • Sidewall coring and analysis •
reservoir discrimination • Matrix-sensitivity logs, Organizing effective laboratory programs •
GR, SGR, Pe • Depth measurements and control • Porosity, permeability, and fluid saturation •
Borehole calipers • Porosity-mineralogy logs, Unconventional Reservoir Analytical Protocol •
density, neutron, sonic • Porosity determination in Quality control in core analysis • Petrography
clean formations • Formation resistivity factor • and mineralogy • Special core analysis sample
Conductivity of shales • Porosity log crossplots and selection and statistical data analysis • Core-log
mineralogy identification • Partially saturated rock correlation (includes nmr log calibration,
properties and Archie Equation • Linear movable oil
acoustic, nuclear, and electrical properties) an
plot • Reconnaissance techniques, Rwa, FR/FP,
logarithmic scaler • Porosity-resistivity crossplots • introduction to rock mechanics • Wettability,
Permeability relationships • Nuclear magnetic relative permeability, capillary pressure, and
resonance • Use of pressure measurements • reservoir fluid distribution • Data integration in
Computerized log evaluation • Sidewall coring • reservoir simulation • Final problem: design of
Recommended logging programs coring and core analysis program

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

ABERDEEN, UK 25 FEB-1 MAR 2019 $5065+VAT
CALGARY, CAN 29 APR-3 MAY 2019 $4300+GST
DENVER, US 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4240
9-13 SEPT 2019 $4350
DUBAI, UAE 7-11 APR 2019 $5475+VAT
HOUSTON, US 10-14 DEC 2018 $4240
18-22 FEB 2019 $4355 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
17-21 JUNE 2019 $4355 HOUSTON, US † 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4415
16-20 DEC 2019 $4355 6-10 MAY 2019 $4500
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $5250 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS † 22-26 OCT 2018 $5170 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
LONDON, UK 12-16 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT LONDON, UK † 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $5285+VAT HOUSTON, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4240 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
11-15 NOV 2019 $5065+VAT † includes lab visit 30 SEP-4 OCT 2019 $4325 HOUSTON, US 8-10 JULY 2019 $3305

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Capillarity in Rocks Integration of Rocks, Nuclear Magnetic Shaly Sand
– CIR Log and Test Data – ILC Resonance (NMR) Petrophysics – APS
Petrophysics – NMRP


The course provides detailed knowledge of how This course provides the background necessary NMR today is a must-have technology for many This course tackles the important and nontrivial
capillarity affects hydrocarbon distribution in a to address the more complex reservoir companies because of the value-added to problem of practical formation evaluation in shaly
reservoir rock, and how the magnitude of evaluation and productivity challenges within formation-evaluation. Some of the applications sand provinces. The presence of clay minerals
capillary forces can be used to deduce valuable exploration, field appraisal, and field include: Matrix-independent, 'sourceless' and shale laminations strongly affects the
information about rock properties including pore development. The key fundamentals of rock porosity, low-resistivity/low-contrast, fresh-water physical properties of the reservoir rock and
throat sizes, pore network geometry, porosity, properties, logging tools, and engineering data reservoirs, and carbonates. NMR completes the induce significant effects on the response of most
and permeability. required to solve these problems are reviewed. formation-evaluation story for many companies logging tools; these perturbations often result in
The concepts are illustrated with a series of real now using the technology regularly because it low resistivity/low contrast pay zones that can be
DES IG NE D F O R world examples that become increasingly either validates conventional log and test data or significant hydrocarbon producers but are often
Geoscientists, petrophysicists, reservoir complex as knowledge is gained in the class. it independently provides an answer unavailable overlooked. A properly designed analytical
engineers, and research and development staff Emphasis is placed on solving problems in a from other sources. Certainly, in many program (cores and logs) for the evaluation of
who want to gain fundamental insight into the workshop format. instances, the absence NMR data too frequently shaly sands can add significant reserves in
capillary properties and hydrocarbon distribution leaves the formation-evaluation story existing fields and can allow for the rapid
in reservoir rocks. DESI GN ED FOR incomplete and uncertain. This four-day, identification of potential by-passed pay zones in
Petrophysicists, petroleum reservoir engineers, PetroSkills NMR Petrophysics course will exploration wells. The course is practical and
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO geologists, and geophysicists who have a basic provide geoscientists and engineers with a participants are given laboratory and field
• Select the appropriate capillary pressure understanding of petrophysics, geology, and basic to intermediate skill-level for using NMR problems to emphasize the instruction. At the end
measurement method for a set of desired engineering and need a more advanced data in reservoir characterization workflows. of the course, the participants will be able to
results understanding of how to integrate the different Course design is a balance between information identify and evaluate pay intervals in shaly sands.
• Closure correct a set of mercury/air capillary data sets together to more completely transfer, discussion, training, and practical
pressure data understand reservoir performance. It is DES IGNED FOR
exercise. The expectation is that participants will
• Fit and analyze capillary pressure data using recommended that participants have a basic Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists,
return to their jobs with the skill-set shown
Thomeer, Leverett-J, and Brooks-Corey methods knowledge of logging fundamentals. The basics engineers, and explorationists involved in all
• Determine the representativeness of a set of logging will be reviewed in the class. phases of reservoir evaluation in shaly sand
of capillary pressure curves within a zone DESIGNED FOR provinces.
of interest YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Geoscientists and engineers interested in
• Estimate permeability from a mercury/air • Identify clastic and carbonate rock types learning how NMR technology fits within the Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
capillary pressure curve based on productivity differences reservoir characterization/reservoir modelling • Determine the nature, volume, and
• Calculate pore throat sizes from a capillary • Determine the key reservoir rock parameters workflow and how to use the data to best distribution of clay minerals and shales in
pressure curve needed for a more accurate reservoir advantage. shaly sands and their impact on the analyses
• Create a synthetic capillary pressure curve evaluation of cores and logs
and estimate the air permeability from a • Use cuttings, sidewall cores, and cores to YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO • Integrate petrographic, core, and log data to
petrographic analysis determine reservoir parameters • Understand how NMR works for petrophysical significantly improve reservoir evaluation in
• Obtain values for interphase tension • Design an integrated interpretation applications shaly sands and other rock types containing
• Convert mercury/air capillary pressure curves • Calculate Vclay • Understand the language of NMR technology significant amounts of microporosity
to hydrocarbon/water capillary pressure curves • Calculate porosity using porosity logs in (mnemonics) • Bring order out of chaos on porosity-
• Determine saturation-height distribution in a complex lithologies • Use NMR data for core and log applications permeability cross-plots using rock typing
single-pore system rock or in a multiple- pore • Determine what percentage of porosity • Understand how NMR fits into predictive • Evaluate effective and total porosity, fluid
system rock contributes to production rock-typing schemes saturations, and producibility of shaly sands
• Determine irreducible water saturation • Calculate Sw using different methods • Plan core and log acquisition programs using time-tested specific methods
• Estimate the length of a transition zone • Determine pay and pay classes • Identify data quality indicators and what they • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of
• Determine clay-bound water using Klein-Hill- • Tie rock and well log information to mean advanced logging tools for characterization
Shirley method production performance • Use core data for log calibration of shaly sands
• Compare/contrast capillary pressure data • Use contractor deliverable to produce an
with NMR data C OU RSE C ON T EN T interpretation COURS E CONTE N T
• Determine the maximum column of Objectives of integration • Key rock properties • Fit NMR data with conventional log data Review of log interpretation techniques in clean
hydrocarbon that a specific sealing layer can for formation evaluation • Impact of depositional • Process raw data formations • Core analyses and applications of
sustain without leaking environment and rock properties • specific core tests • Petrographic analysis (thin
Petrophysical rock type • Texture, porosity, and COURSE CONTENT section, X-ray diffraction SEM/EDS) for shaly
C OUR S E C O N T E N T permeability • Clay impact • Summary of basic Basics of NMR technology • NMR Core Analysis sand evaluation • The nature of clay minerals
Capillary pressure applications in reservoir logging tools • Subsurface rock sampling • Use • Rock typing from NMR core data and its and shale laminations and how they are
characterization • Rock properties from mercury/ of subsurface pressure data and evaluation • relationship to logs • Pore geometry and what it distributed in shaly sands • Influence of clay
air capillary pressures • Capillary pressure data Relative permeability • Capillary pressure means for the interpretation of NMR data • minerals and shale laminations on petrophysical
representativeness • Capillary forces in reservoir application to pay determination • Basic NMR logs • Job planning • Log quality control properties • Occurrence of clay minerals and
rocks; their measurement • Capillary pressure methodology for an integrated interpretation • • Working with NMR data (various exercises shale laminations in reservoir rocks and relation
data fitting methods • Representing a large Rock typing • Catalog approach • Clastic and throughout the course) to depositional environment and diagenesis
number of capillary curves (averaging) • carbonate rock types • Important reservoir rock Integration of petrographic, core, and log data
Permeability from capillary pressure curves and parameters • Cementation and saturation for evaluation of shaly sands • Effects of clay
petrography • Saturation-height functions • components CEC fluid sensitivity • Review of minerals and shale laminations on log
Surface phenomena, capillarity, wettability, and production profiles • Overview of pressure responses in shaly sands: various methods of
shale content evaluation • Models for porosity
interphase tension • The competition between transient analysis • Calculation of Vclay/Vshale
and saturation determination: total and effective
capillary and gravity forces • Relationships calibration of core and logs • Calculation of
porosity; and Archie, Waxman-Smits, Dual
between initial and residual saturations • porosity using porosity logs in complex
Water and Juhasz saturation methods •
Interpretation of single and multiple pore system lithologies • What is effective porosity • Prediction of permeability and producibility from
rocks • Clay-bound water • Capillary pressure Calculation of SW using different methods • logs in shaly sands: identification of bypassed
vs. NMR • Seal capacity Determining pay and pay classes pay • Use of advanced logs (NMR, BHI,
Dipmeters) integration with core data for
purposes of evaluation
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 24-26 OCT 2018 $3225 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
29 APR-1 MAY 2019 $3305 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) DENVER, US 29 APR-2 MAY 2019 $3965 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
23-25 OCT 2019 $3305 ANCHORAGE, US 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4290 DUBAI, UAE 3-6 NOV 2019 $4980+VAT HOUSTON, US 12-16 NOV 2018 $4415
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 22-24 JULY 2019 $3975 HOUSTON, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 12-15 AUG 2019 $3975 4-8 NOV 2019 $4465
LONDON, UK 16-18 DEC 2019 $3835+VAT 11-15 NOV 2019 $4425 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 10-13 DEC 2018 $4635 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 3-7 SEPT 2018 $5245
* plus computer charge LONDON, UK 5-9 AUG 2019 $5135+VAT * plus computer charge LONDON, UK 1-5 JULY 2019 $5175+VAT

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Structural and Stratigraphic
Applied Rock Cased Hole Formation Wireline Formation
Interpretation of Dipmeters
Mechanics – ARM Evaluation – CH Testing and
and Borehole-Imaging Logs
– SSI Interpretation – WFT
FIELD TRIP Understanding the stress, strain, and failure This course teaches skills necessary to practice Formation testing and sampling tools (FTs) with
mechanics of rocks and their response to earth the art and science in accurately determining wireline and while-drilling are widely used in
Dipmeters are micro-resistivity logs that detect
stresses can lead to enormous economic remaining hydrocarbons using modern dual- exploration/appraisal and reservoir development
the orientations of bed boundaries and borehole
benefits in all phases of petroleum reservoir detector and emerging multi-detector pulsed projects. Over the past two decades, modern
elongations. Borehole-imaging logs provide
development. Over the last ten years, rock neutron (PN) tools. The latter can compute tools, such as MDT, RCI, RDT, and FRT, have
video, density, gamma-ray, acoustic, and/or
mechanics has emerged as a critical technology multiple petrophysical parameters emerged to become as one of the critical
electrical images of the borehole face.
capable of lowering financial risk in drilling and simultaneously and delineate gas better, formation evaluation means in drilling projects
Dipmeters and borehole images can be run in
well completions, qualifying exploration and especially in low porosity, but add to data and with high cost/risk and high reward
water-based or oil-based mud; on wireline or
development opportunities, and improving interpretation complexity. The course discusses environments. In recent years, FT tools while-
LWD. They are used structurally to detect, orient,
hydrocarbon productivity. Rock mechanics is a measurement-to-interpretation techniques used drilling provide alternatives of formation testing
and quantify natural and induced fractures,
vital decision-making tool for high-angle and by various players and thus offers an insight into at earlier timing, flexible operational sequences
faults, fold axes, unconformities, and in situ
horizontal drilling, unconventional reservoirs, their effectiveness in conditions of increasing in complicated wellbores access to reservoirs.
stress. Stratigraphically, dipmeters and borehole
deepwater drilling, massive hydraulic fracturing, wellbore and formation complexities. The user FT pressure data and fluid samples are acquired
images are used to identify paleocurrent
and completing poorly cemented formations. will gain a better understanding of why tools for predicting hydrocarbon resource sizes and
directions, bounding surfaces, facies, thin beds,
Borehole instability, casing shear, subsidence, from different service companies, often accessing key development uncertainties. This
net-sand, and secondary porosity. The key
stuck pipe, and sand control issues cost the recording similar raw data in near-identical course is designed to satisfy the interdisciplinary
objective of dipmeter and borehole-image
petroleum industry many billions of dollars conditions, may differ significantly in their needs of geoscientists, petrophysicists, and
interpretation is to describe structural and
annually. New theory and experimental methods predictions. The course will help users of the reservoir engineers with an increasing use of FT
stratigraphic features encountered by a
as well as straightforward computer modeling technology make targeted tool choices, plan data. Practical and hands-on exercises are
wellbore, commonly in the absence of core. This
techniques have provided insight into logging jobs better, and perform in-house worked in the class.
course provides numerous hands-on exercises
developing prospects in complex geological interpretation if needed.
and case studies that emphasize DES IGNED FOR
basins and harsh drilling environments. In
sedimentologic, stratigraphic, and structural DESIGNED FOR Geoscientists, petrophysicists, wellsite
Applied Rock Mechanics, students are provided
applications of these widely run, but generally Geologists, formation evaluations specialists, supervisors, reservoir engineers, and geodata
with basic theory, laboratory demonstrations,
underutilized logging tools. completion, reservoir and production engineers, technologists of multidisciplinary formation
hands-on exercises, and computer modeling
demonstrations. In addition to a comprehensive and managers who may be making technology- evaluation and development teams engaging in
manual, software is provided for the student to and tool-choice decisions. explorations, appraisals, and field development
Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, and
perform wellbore stability calculations. The activities.
team members involved in reservoir YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
characterization. practical application of rock mechanics is
• Determine adequacy of PNC capture vs. C/O Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
emphasized. Applied Rock Mechanics is
logging methods for saturation calculation, • Apply formation testing and sampling:
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO designed to familiarize engineers and
especially through complicated well bores technologies, applications, and limitations
• Interpret dipmeters and borehole-imaging geoscientists with the necessary tools for
and in complex formations • Understand how FTs work; configure tool
logs and understand the physical principles immediate field application.
• Calculate water and steam saturations from strings and design/ plan a test program
behind them
DESI GN ED FOR Pulsed Neutron Capture (PNC) Logs • Perform QA/QC pressures and sampling data
• Detect and quantify faults and fractures,
Petrophysicists, drilling engineers, completion • Correct petrophysical calculations for the in real-time
determine in situ stress orientations, improve
engineers, exploration and development influence of shaliness • Interpret pressure gradient data for fluid
horizontal well placement, provide input into
geologists, reservoir engineers, core and log • Distinguish gas/steam from liquids densities and contact levels
flow simulations
analysts, geophysicists, and oil company • Compute oil saturation directly from Carbon/ • Understand reservoir connectivity/continuity
• Determine paleocurrent orientations, define
research and development staff. Oxygen technique and compartmentalization
stratigraphic compartments, quantify
• Locate water entry and judge zonal • Quantify uncertainties of data interpretation
vuggy porosity, detect thin beds, analyze
YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO communication results
depositional characteristics, interpret image
• Determine the stress, strain, and failure • Judge where specialty methods, such as • Interpret graphical techniques (scatterplot,
mechanics of rocks Log-Inject-Log to estimate remaining oil vs. excess pressures, normalization)
• Apply image data in reservoir characterization
• Apply rock mechanics concepts and generate residual oil saturation, pseudo-density, etc., • Design and interpret Mini-DST and VIT data
C OUR S E C O N T E N T economic benefits in all phases of reservoir may not work
development • Make appropriate tool choices COURS E CONTE N T
Applications and types of dipmeters and
• Perform interpretation QC and plan logging Why formation testing and sampling • How FT
borehole images • Data acquisition and
C OU RSE C ON T EN T jobs tools work; measurement principles; test types;
processing • Quality control and artifacts •
Introduction to rock mechanics and drawdown mobility; data quality QA/QC •
Generation and use of stereonets and rose
geomechanical principals • Basic mechanics • COURSE CONTENT Pressure fluid gradient and contact level
diagrams • Quantitative analysis using
Rock mechanical properties • Pressure, Basics and application of nuclear logging in interpretation principles • Graphical pressure
cumulative dip plots, vector plots, and SCAT
stresses, and loads • Geomechanics and general (briefly) and cased-hole logging in interpretation techniques: scatter-plot for
plots • In situ stress from borehole breakout
structural geology • Wellbore and field particular • Attributes of various modern dual- gradient, FWL, and compositional gradient;
and drilling induced fractures • Horizontal wells
measurement of in-situ (earth) stresses • detector and emerging multi-detector excess pressure plot for compartmentalization;
• Identification and classification of fractures,
Overview of common rock mechanics tests (lab cased-hole logging tools used in the industry • normalization plot for depleted reservoir •
faults, sub-seismic scale faults, micro-faults,
demonstrations) • Stress orientation techniques Cased-hole application of pulsed neutron Multiple well pressure trends for reservoir
and unconformities • Fracture spacing and
• Elastic, plastic, and viscous models of rock capture (PNC) methods in clean and shaly compartmentalization, continuity, and extent •
wellbore bias correction • Thin bed analysis and
behavior • Borehole stability • Sand control • formations, carbon/oxygen logging in low or Qualification and quantification of interpretation
net-sand counts • Carbonate porosity and
Fracture mechanics • Unconventional reservoir variable salinity conditions in water and steam uncertainties • Mud filtration phenomena
facies interpretation • Sedimentology from
applications • Reservoir engineering floods where PNC methods do not work, and dynamics; dynamic gradient; supercharging;
borehole images: burrows, cross beds, scoured
applications • Wireline log predicted mechanical direct neutron (PNN) methods to Locate oil/ wettability/capillary effects • Optical property
surfaces, slumps • Determination of
properties • Data integration water, gas/liquid, or steam/liquid contacts • measurement of reservoir fluids and
paleocurrent directions • Interpretation of
Compute water, oil and gas/steam saturation (in contamination control; sampling principles and
borehole images in various depositional settings
steam floods), and residual saturation using log- fluid sample QA/QC procedures; in-situ fluid
• Application of image data in geocellular
inject-log methods • Application of above in PVT analysis • Permeability test; mini-DST and
modeling and reservoir characterization •
open-hole completions • Differences in VIT; practical aspects of well productivity and
Integration of image data with core, mapping,
saturation interpretation methods across deliverability potential estimates
seismic, petrophysical, and production data
vendors • Oxygen activation to locate water
entry • Job planning and best practice
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) parameters for successful monitoring
DENVER, US † 1-5 OCT 2018 $4615
7-11 OCT 2019 $4735 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 13-17 MAY 2019 $4565 HOUSTON, US 3-5 DEC 2018 $3285 HOUSTON, US 15-18 OCT 2018 $3965 DUBAI, UAE 16-20 JUNE 2019 $5645+VAT
† includes field trip 18-20 NOV 2019 $3365 14-17 OCT 2019 $4055 HOUSTON, US 22-26 APR 2019 $4525

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Reservoir Engineering
Course Progression Matrix

The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Reservoir Engineering courses in this section are structured within each topic, from Basic to Specialized. On either side of the
Reservoir Engineering section, you will see courses in associated disciplines for cross-training. These matrices are ideal for building training plans for early-career staff or finding the right
course to build upon existing knowledge and experience.

Basic Reservoir Engineering – BR leads off the section as a perfect basic overview for anyone working with reservoir definition, development, or production. The next course,
Applied Reservoir Engineering – RE on page 29, represents the core of our reservoir engineering program and the foundation for all future studies in this subject.

The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network:
Mr. Jeff Aldrich Mr. Greg Ernster Mr. Timothy Hower Mr. David Patrick Murphy Dr. George Slater
Dr. Rosalind Archer Dr. Chris Galas Dr. Chun Huh Dr. Grant Robertson Dr. John Spivey
Dr. Asnul Bahar Mr. Curtis Golike Dr. Russell Johns Ms. Deborah Ryan Dr. Dave Waldren
Dr. Rodolfo Camacho-Velazquez Mr. Mason Gomez Dr. Mohan Kelkar Dr. Helmy Sayyouh
Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta Dr. Ton Grimberg Mr. Stanley Kleinsteiber Mr. Richard Schroeder
Dr. Mojdeh Delshad Dr. Greg Hazlett Dr. Larry W. Lake Mr. John Seidle
Dr. Iskander Diyashev Mr. Richard Henry Dr. Kishore Mohanty Mr. Rod Sidle

Geology and Production Petroleum Business Health, Safety,

Geophysics Petrophysics Reservoir Engineering and Drilling & Professional Development Environment


Resource and Reserve
Evaluation (Page 35)
Chemical Enhanced
Decline Curve Oil Recovery
Streamlines: Applications to Reservoir Gas Reservoir Analysis (Page 34) Fundamentals
Simulation, Characterization Management (Page 34) (Page 30)

Applied Rock and Management (Page 35)

Mechanics (Page 26) Horizontal and
New Opportunities Multilateral Wells: Enhanced Oil Horizontal and
Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic in Old Fields Analysis and Design Recovery with Gas Multilateral Wells:
Wireline Formation and Engineering Analysis (Page 34) (Page 35) Injection (Page 31)
Testing and (Page 34) Completions and
Interpretation Stimulation
(Page 26) Coalbed Methane Reservoirs: Advanced Analysis Techniques (see website) (Page 45)

Integration of
Rocks, Log and Reservoir
Test Data (Page 25) History Matching Management
and Reservoir (Page 33)
Production Optimization (Page 32)

Logging (Page 44) Oil and Gas

Reservoir Modeling of Integrated Reserves Evaluation
Capillarity in Heavy Oil Resources Reservoir Modeling (Page 32)
Rocks (Page 31) (Page 33) (Page 32)
Reservoir Formation Damage:
Petrophysics of Reservoir Reservoir Management for Causes, Prevention
Unconventional Simulation Characterization Unconventional and Remediation Petroleum Project
Reservoirs (Page 24) Strategies (Page 33) (Page 32) Reservoirs (Page 33) (Page 43) Management (Page 56)

Well Test Enhanced Oil

Coring and Core Design and Analysis
Analysis (Page 24) Recovery
(Page 30) Fundamentals
(Page 30)
Well Log Reservoir Fluid Properties: Preparation Production
Geomechanics Interpretation
for Heavy Oil for Reservoir Engineering Waterflooding Operations 1 Economics of Applied HSE
(Page 24) and Simulation Studies (Page 31) Worldwide Management

(Page 10) A to Z (Page 31) (Page 37)

(Also available as a Petroleum (Page 47)
Foundations of Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines (Page 30) Virtual/Blended course) Production (Page 52)
Production Geology Petrophysics (Page 23) Applied Safety
for Other (Also available as a
Disciplines (Page 10) Applied Reservoir Engineering (Page 29) (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) Production Petroleum Risk (Page 47)
Virtual/Blended course) and Decision
Technology for
Other Disciplines Analysis (Page 52)
Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7) (Page 38) Applied
(Also available as a Team Leadership Environmental
Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources (Page 7) Virtual/Blended course) (Page 58)
Management (Page 47)

Essential Leadership
Skills for Technical
Petroleum Geology Basic Drilling, Professionals
for Early Career Completion

(Page 57)
Geoscientists and and Workover
Engineers (see website) Basic Reservoir Engineering (Page 29) Operations (Page 6) Expanded Basic
Petroleum Basics of HSE
Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices (Page 6) Economics (Page 51) Management (Page 46)

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Basic Reservoir Applied Reservoir Engineering – RE

Applied Reservoir
Engineering – BR
Engineering – RE


This course is designed to help the participants This course represents the core of our reservoir engineering program and the
develop a more complete understanding of the foundation for all future studies in this subject. Numerous engineering practices PetroAcademy

characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs, from are covered, ranging from fluid and rock properties to simulation and field
fluid and rock characteristics through reservoir development planning. Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to perform
definition, delineation, classification, calculations and make graphs is desirable. Reservoir engineering is also BLENDED LEA R N IN G
development, and production. Data collection, presented in the context of a modern, multi-disciplinary team effort using
integration, and application directed toward supporting computer technology. An extensive manual and set of references are
maximizing recovery and Net Present Value are included. Are you ready to attend a PetroSkills Applied Reservoir Engineering - Virtual Instructor-led Training
stressed. Basic reservoir engineering equations course training class, school or short course? This is the best time to register. - Online Learning Activity/Reading
are introduced with emphasis directed to
parameter significance and an understanding of Week Hours Subject
the results. Engineers or geoscientists who will occupy the position of reservoir engineer, (Approx)
and any other technically trained individual who desires a more in-depth
DES IG NE D F O R 1 1.0 Orientation Webcast
foundation in reservoir engineering than is offered in the one-week Basic
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines courses. 1.0 This is Reservoir Engineering - Online Learning
engineering trainees, technical managers,
technical assistants, technicians, chemists, YOU W I LL L EARN HOW TO 2 9.0 Reservoir Rock Properties - Online Learning
physicists, technical supervisors, service • Determine critical properties of reservoir rocks fluid (oil, water, and gas) PVT
1.5 • Session 1
company personnel, sales representatives, data
processing personnel, and support staff working • Calculate hydrocarbons initially in place using several methods 3 1.5 Reservoir Fluid - Session 1
with reservoir engineers and wanting to • Assess reservoir performance with dynamic techniques
understand the process of reservoir definition, • Determine the parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time 11.0 • Online Learning
development, and production, or engineers • Analyze well tests using standard well testing principles and techniques 1.5 • Session 2
newly placed in a reservoir engineering position • Characterize aquifers
that want a first reservoir engineering course at • Determine reservoir drive mechanisms for both oil and gas reservoirs 4 1.5 Reservoir Flow Properties Fundamentals -
the Basic level. • Apply oil and gas field development planning principles Session 1
• Forecast production decline
YO U W IL L L E A R N 9.0 • Online Learning
• How to collect and analyze the data needed C OU RSE C ON T EN T
1.5 • Session 2
for reservoir engineering tasks Asset life cycles, professional roles, hydrocarbon reservoir descriptions •
• Fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media Porosity, permeability, compressibility, capillary pressure, wettability and relative 5 3.0 Reservoir Material Balance - Online Learning
• How reservoirs are characterized by fluid type permeability, averaging reservoir property data • Phase behavior of reservoir
and drive mechanisms fluids, gas properties, oil properties, water properties, PVT sampling, and 6 1.5 Reservoir Material Balance - Session 1
• The basis for reservoir fluid distribution understanding PVT laboratory reports • Calculate original hydrocarbons in- 4.0 • Online Learning
• About oil and gas well performance and place with volumetric methods, build hydrocarbon volume vs depth
pressure buildup analysis relationships, and review reserve booking guidelines • Oil recovery material 1.5 • Session 2
• About oil displacement and optimizing balance, Havlena-Odeh method, gas material balance, volumetric, compaction,
reservoir performance
7 2.0 Decline Curve Analysis and Empirical
water drive, and compartmentalized reservoirs • Oil well testing: radial flow
• The basics of enhanced oil recovery theory, wellbore storage and skin, drawdowns, buildups, curve shapes, type Approaches - Sessions 1 and 2
• How oil and gas in place can be estimated curve solutions, pseudo steady state, steady state, average pressure estimates, 11.0 • Online Learning
and recovery predicted PI and IPR relationships • Gas well testing: pressure, pressure squared, real
gas pseudo pressure solutions, rate sensitive skins, multi-rate testing, gas well 8 6.0 Reserves and Resources - Online Learning
C OUR S E C O N T E N T deliverability • Hurst van Everdingen, Carter Tracy, and Fetkovitch methods of
Reservoir fluid properties • Coring practices and 4.0 Pressure Transient Analysis - Online Learning
aquifer analysis and description • Immiscible displacement: fluid displacement
reservoir rock properties • Fundamentals of process, fractional flow, Buckley Leverett, Welge • Description of coning, 9 4.0 Rate Transient Analysis - Online Learning
fluid flow • Reservoir fluid distribution • cusping, and over/under running, critical rates calculations, breakthrough times,
Reservoir classification • Reservoir drive horizontal well applications • Gas reservoirs: volumetric, water drive and 10 3.0 Reservoir Fluid Displacement - Online Learning
mechanisms • Oil and gas well performance, compaction drive-oil reservoirs: water drive, water flood, gravity drainage, gas
including inflow and outflow concepts • 11 2.0 Reservoir Fluid Displacement - Sessions 1
cap expansion, combination drive, naturally fractured and critical reservoir fluid and 2
Pressure buildup analysis • Oil displacement reservoirs • Gas field developments: characteristics, deliverability issues,
concepts • Estimation of oil-in-place and gas- contracts, planning tools - oil field developments: development phases, 7.0 • Online Learning
in-place • Recovery techniques reservoir characterization, sweep and recovery, production policies • Reservoir
simulation: why simulate? Various simulation models, simulator types, setting 12 4.0 Enhanced Oil Recovery - Online Learning
up a simulator model 13 2.0 Improved Oil Recovery - Session 1
BR is also available as a
self-paced, virtual course 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 4.0 • Online Learning
which is an enhanced version ABERDEEN, UK 1-12 APR 2019 $8810+VAT 14 4.0 Reservoir Simulation
of the face-to-face public ABU DHABI, UAE 18-29 AUG 2019 $9530+VAT
session. CALGARY, CAN 15-26 OCT 2018 $7360+GST 15 4.0 Reservoir Surveillance - Online Learning
DENVER, US 13-24 MAY 2019 $7575
1 0 SEP - 16 N OV 2018 $3900 HOUSTON, US 5-16 NOV 2018 $7445 1.5 Reservoir Surveillance Fundamentals -
(See web s ite for 2019 d a tes. ) 11-22 MAR 2019 $7570 Session 1
PETR O SK ILLS.C OM/ BR- BLE N D E D 15-26 JULY 2019 $7570
11-22 NOV 2019 $7570 6.0 • Online Learning
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 22 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $8890 1.5 • Session 2
7-18 OCT 2019 $9135
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) LONDON, UK 3-14 DEC 2018 $8580+VAT 16 6.0 Reservoir Management - Online Learning
ABERDEEN, UK 3-7 DEC 2018 $4790+VAT MIDLAND, US 10-21 SEPT 2018 $7360
9-13 DEC 2019 $4935+VAT 2-13 DEC 2019 $7475 1.5 • Session 1
ABU DHABI, UAE 6-10 OCT 2019 $5345+VAT
BAKERSFIELD, US 19-23 AUG 2019 $4170
* plus computer charge 3.0 Reservoir Management Fundamentals -
DENVER, US 29 APR-3 MAY 2019 $4220 Online Learning
HOUSTON, US 26-30 NOV 2018 $4140
18-22 FEB 2019 $4225 RE is also available as a self-paced, virtual course which is an 1.5 • Session 2
17-21 JUNE 2019 $4225
2-6 DEC 2019 $4225 enhanced version of the face-to-face public session.
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 8-12 OCT 2018 $4970 T O LE AR N M O R E , VI S I T
LONDON, UK 20-24 MAY 2019 $4935+VAT 10 SEP 2018 - 18 JAN 2019 $6985
(See website for additional 2019 dates.)
Reservoir Engineering Well Test Design and Enhanced Oil Recovery Chemical Enhanced Oil
for Other Disciplines Analysis – WTA Fundamentals – ORE Recovery Fundamentals


This course gives the non-reservoir engineer a This course stresses practical application of well One-third to one-half of the original oil-in-place This course gives an overview of oil recovery
better understanding of reservoir engineering test theory to design and interpret pressure may remain in a reservoir as it reaches processes that involve the use of polymer,
practices and limitations. The course is designed transient tests. An integrated approach to well abandonment due to its economic limit. This surfactant, alkali, gel, and a combination of
to provide a good understanding of reservoir test interpretation is emphasized throughout the course covers the recovery improvement them. Furthermore, it reviews reservoir
engineering processes, the required data, and course. Class exercises involving hand possibilities that present themselves at all engineering fundamentals and describes the
the limitations on the engineers' analysis and calculations and simple spreadsheet stages in the reservoir life cycle. It thereby principles for a variety of chemical enhanced oil
interpretations. The course also provides persons applications will reinforce the concepts enables one to timely select the most beneficial recovery processes. The current status of these
who are already well trained in the other illustrated by both synthetic data sets and real method and set realistic expectations on technologies is discussed and guidelines are
upstream petroleum industry technical field examples. Participants will be able to apply production behavior changes and recovery presented for initial screening for each process
disciplines with an understanding of the current the knowledge and skills they gain in this course improvement. The impacts of the selected corresponding to particular field conditions.
state-of-the-art practice of reservoir engineering. to their job assignments upon course method on personnel training, technology Examples of laboratory and field performances
completion. transfer, and facility modification are also are presented. Simulation exercises are used for
DES IG NE D F O R covered. It utilizes case studies from projects each process.
Engineers and geoscientists now working in an DESI GN ED FOR around the world; their analyses and
asset environment where they need to better Engineers and geoscientists who want to interpretations aid the participant in DES IGNED FOR
understand the practices and limitations of the understand well testing principles and understanding of the material. Engineers, geoscientists, management
methods and procedures employed by the interpretation techniques to design, analyze, personnel or other technical personnel with at
reservoir engineers with whom they work. report, evaluate results or intelligently participate DESIGNED FOR least a B.S. degree and some experience in
Participants should have three or more years of in the well testing process. Previous experience Engineers responsible for sustaining or reservoir engineering. The course benefits
technical experience in the upstream petroleum increasing oil and gas production and
in production and/or reservoir engineering is individuals who are responsible for the design,
industry. enhancing oil recovery from reservoirs under
recommended. Previous experience in well implementation and management of chemical
primary depletion, pressure maintenance by
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO testing is helpful but is not required. EOR projects. However, the contents of this
water or gas injection, and enhanced oil
• Utilize the tools and techniques of the recovery schemes. Also, other professionals and course are also beneficial for other technical
YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO personnel involved in numerical simulation
reservoir engineer managers participating in the above effort on a
• Analyze drawdown and buildup tests in oil studies, screening, and planning of EOR
• Apply the principles of reservoir engineering multi-disciplinary team who need to gain better
• Develop reservoir, well performance and and gas wells applications. This course may interest new
understanding of various conventional and
asset management options • Identify flow regimes using the log-log recruits as well as experienced professionals
emerging technologies.
diagnostic plot who want to gain a better understanding of the
C OUR S E C O N T E N T • Describe characteristic pressure behavior for YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO concepts, practices, benefits, and limitations of
Distribution of Reservoir Properties: structure, common bounded reservoir geometries • Develop recovery expectations from chemical EOR methods.
fluid contacts, water saturation, and pressure • • Identify well test data affected by various reservoirs under primary depletion or
Rock Properties: porosity, permeability, capillary wellbore and near-wellbore phenomena pressure maintenance utilizing water or Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
pressure, and relative permeability • Fluid • Design a well test to meet desired objectives immiscible gas injection • Evaluate benefits and limitations of different
Properties: phase behavior of reservoir fluids; • Estimate average drainage area pressure • Determine reasons and causes for less than chemical EOR processes
properties of gas, oil, and water; PVT Sampling; • Analyze well tests in hydraulically fractured theoretically possible recovery • Select laboratory tests and perform scoping
and PVT laboratory reports • Volumetric wells, horizontal wells, and naturally fractured • Choose appropriate methods for improving simulations for pilot and field designs
Calculation of Initial Hydrocarbons in Place: oil in reservoirs oil recovery from reservoirs under primary • Screen these techniques for particular fields
place, gas in place, addressing uncertainty depletion or pressure maintenance utilizing • Set expectations on incremental oil recoveries
using probabilistic methods, reserve booking C OU RSE C ON T EN T water or immiscible gas injection and the economics
practices, and reservoir recovery efficiencies • Introduction to well testing • Radial flow • Log- • Enhance oil recovery beyond waterflooding or • Determine impact of these recovery
Material Balance Methods: oil reservoir material log type curve analysis • Pressure transient immiscible gas injection project techniques on production facilities and
balance, Havlena Odeh method, gas testing for gas wells • Flow regimes and the
material balance, volumetric, compaction, water • Understand mechanisms responsible for personnel training
log-log diagnostic plot • Bounded reservoir recovery improvement in various EOR
drive, and compartmentalized reservoirs • Fluid
behavior • Wellbore and near-wellbore methods COURS E CONTE N T
flow and well performance: radial and linear
flow, transient, pseudosteady state, steady state phenomena • Well test interpretation • Well test • Important variables that control recovery Review of areal and vertical sweep efficiencies
flow regimes, productivity of vertical and design • Estimation of average drainage area improvement in various EOR methods • Heterogeneity and vertical sweep efficiency •
horizontal wells • Aquifer influx • Immiscible pressure • Hydraulically fractured wells • • Select EOR methods using screening criteria Residual oil saturation • Enhanced Oil Recovery
Displacement: fluid displacement process, Horizontal wells • Naturally fractured reservoirs • Use designing procedures - theoretical, (EOR) methods • Chemical EOR methods •
fractional flow, Buckley Leverett, Welge, water laboratory tests, and field pilots Polymer flooding - polymers and their properties
under running, and gas overriding • Coning and • Plan and implement EOR processes • Laboratory screening • Polymer flood field
Cusping: description of process, critical rates, employing the proper empirical, analytical, design and example field results • Overview of
using horizontal wells • Reservoir Types and and simulation tools reservoir simulators for polymer flooding •
Drive Mechanisms: gas reservoirs - volumetric, • Forecast rate-time and recovery-time Example simulations • Surfactant/polymer (SP)
water drive and compaction drive; oil reservoirs behavior under various EOR methods and methods • Surfactant-brine-oil phase behavior
- solution gas drive, water drive, water flood, analyze reservoir performance • Microemulsion properties • Capillary
gas cap expansion, combination drive, naturally • Assess risks and ways to minimize their desaturation and oil mobilization • Laboratory
fractured and critical reservoir fluid reservoirs • impact on project economics screening • Field examples and designs •
Reservoir Simulation: why simulate, types of • Monitor reservoir/well behavior Reservoir simulators for SP • Example
simulators and simulation models, setting up a simulations • Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer (ASP)
simulation model, conducting a simulation study COURSE CONTENT
methods • Effect of alkali on phase behavior •
• Field Development Planning: characteristics, Reservoir life cycle and recovery process • Life
planning tools, deliverability issues, determining under primary recovery phase: recovery targets Laboratory screening • Field examples and
a well count and rate forecast and ways to improve • Life under secondary designs • Reservoir simulators for ASP •
recovery phases: immiscible gas injection, Example simulations • Performance Control/
waterflooding, recovery targets, ways to improve Water Shutoff Methods • Overview of
• Life under enhanced oil recovery phase: conformance control options (i.e. bulk gel, CDG,
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) increasing complexity, cost/benefit consideration PPG, Bright Water) • Gel properties •
ABERDEEN, UK 26-30 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT • Miscible methods • Chemical methods • Laboratory screening • Field examples and
18-22 NOV 2019 $5035+VAT Thermal methods • Technical challenges: designs • Reservoir simulators for conformance
DENVER, US 8-12 JULY 2019 $4320 current and future R&D directions, facilities control methods
HOUSTON, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4240 modifications and personnel training
28 OCT-1 NOV 2019 $4325 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 12-16 NOV 2018 $5070 HOUSTON, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4265
2-6 DEC 2019 $5220 7-11 OCT 2019 $4325 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
THE HAGUE, NLD 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4890 LONDON, UK 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4915+VAT HOUSTON, US 26-30 NOV 2018 $4265 HOUSTON, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4440
23-27 SEPT 2019 $5035 9-13 SEPT 2019 $5035+VAT 9-13 DEC 2019 $4325 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $4525
* plus computer charge * plus computer charge LONDON, UK 12-16 AUG 2019 $5035+VAT * plus computer charge

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Reservoir Fluid Properties:
Enhanced Oil Recovery Waterflooding A to Z Capillarity in Rocks
Preparation for Reservoir
with Gas Injection – WF – CIR
Engineering and
– EORG Simulation Studies – RFP
This course gives a comprehensive This course goes beyond the usual description Waterflooding has long been proven as the The course provides detailed knowledge of how
understanding of immiscible gas and of reservoir fluid properties. The underlying simplest and the lowest cost approach to capillarity affects hydrocarbon distribution in a
compositionally enhanced recovery processes purpose is to be able to prepare the most maintaining production and increasing oil reservoir rock, and how the magnitude of
and the important variables that influence the accurate possible set of values of fluid recovery from an oil reservoir. However, these capillary forces can be used to deduce valuable
gas flooding process. The course contains both properties for use in other engineering benefits may fall far short of the expectations information about rock properties including pore
theoretical and practical material so that an calculations. An understanding of the unless the time-tested concepts and practices throat sizes, pore network geometry, porosity,
engineer can apply learned knowledge to his/ advantages of the application of both laboratory are clearly understood and judiciously and permeability.
her unique reservoir. The course discusses data and correlations will be provided. Extensive implemented. These concepts and practices
process optimization to reduce production costs exercises are used to illustrate the principles aim at process optimization - reducing DES IGNED FOR
while maximizing oil recovery and income. and to test the consistency of measured data. production cost while minimizing waste and Geoscientists, petrophysicists, reservoir
Compositional simulation using equations-of- Accordingly, participants are encouraged to maximizing oil recovery and income. This course engineers, and research and development staff
state are used to demonstrate how to optimize bring their own PVT laboratory data to is light on theory but heavy on proven and who want to gain fundamental insight into the
gas design parameters for water-alternating- deconstruct in class. Equations of State successful practices. Published case histories of capillary properties and hydrocarbon distribution
gas floods. Published case histories from calculations are introduced, and a tuning projects around the world are reviewed to in reservoir rocks.
around the world are reviewed to provide an exercise is conducted on commercial software. provide an understanding of divergent points-of-
understanding of what works where, what fails, view, what works where, what fails when, and
DESI GN ED FOR • Select the appropriate capillary pressure
and why. The course is supplemented with the why. This training covers all elements of a
Reservoir, production and facilities engineers measurement method for a set of desired
SPE Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery waterflood project from A to Z - from source
who have a need to model the flow of oil, gas results
textbook and the monograph on Practical water selection to produced water disposal and
and water through reservoirs, wellbores, and • Closure correct a set of mercury/air capillary
Aspects of CO2 Flooding. everything in between. Participants are grouped
surface facilities. pressure data
into small multi-disciplinary teams. All
DES IG NE D F O R • Fit and analyze capillary pressure data using
classroom discussions and problem-solving
Petroleum engineers who want an in-depth YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Thomeer, Leverett-J, and Brooks-Corey methods
sessions are handled in an asset management
knowledge of immiscible and miscible gas • Identify the type of fluid in a particular • Determine the representativeness of a set
team format. Simulation studies are done in
flooding techniques. The participant should have reservoir and predict how that fluid will of capillary pressure curves within a zone
class to evaluate basic waterflooding physics as
some basic knowledge of flow through porous behave during production of interest
well as to optimize the development of a
media and should already understand water • Read and QC PVT Reports • Estimate permeability from a mercury/air
hypothetical field.
flooding fundamentals, including black-oil PVT • Use laboratory data to determine values capillary pressure curve
behavior, Buckley-Leverett flow, and of fluid properties for use in engineering DES IGNED FOR • Calculate pore throat sizes from a capillary
optimization of well placement based on calculations, including Equation of State Reservoir, production, facilities, and operations pressure curve
reservoir characterization. • Use correlations to determine values of fluid engineers who are involved with some aspects • Create a synthetic capillary pressure curve
properties in the absence of laboratory data of a new or existing waterflood project; and estimate the air permeability from a
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO • Select the best available fluid property geoscientists and professionals who want to get petrographic analysis
• Distinguish rock and fluid characteristics that correlations for oils, gases, and oilfield waters a better feel for the entire process of planning, • Obtain values for interphase tension
influence gas flooding recovery • Shape PVT data to get the best results out of development, management, and recovery • Convert mercury/air capillary pressure curves
• Understand key factors and process analytical and numerical software optimization of a waterflood project. to hydrocarbon/water capillary pressure curves
fundamentals that affect volumetric sweep • Determine saturation-height distribution in a
and displacement efficiency C OU RSE C ON T EN T Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO single-pore system rock or in a multiple- pore
• Estimate key parameters through problem Fluid fundamentals • Dry gas models • Brine • Distinguish rock characteristics and fluid system rock
assignments and spreadsheets models • Wet gas models • Dead oil models • properties that control displacement of oil and • Determine irreducible water saturation
• Specify components of a well-designed gas Black oil models • Volatile oil models • Gas thereby control oil recovery • Estimate the length of a transition zone
flooding process condensate models • Fluid sampling • • Predict incremental oil recovery and develop • Determine clay-bound water using Klein-Hill-
• Evaluate each field project based on physical Laboratory tests • Reading a PVT report • production and injection profiles using a Shirley method
principles and select the proper solvent and Quality checks on a PVT report • Corrections to variety of tools. • Compare/contrast capillary pressure data
injection scheme laboratory data • Equations of State • Tuning • Estimate injection water requirements in with NMR data
• Use compositional simulation to address Equations of State terms of volumes, timing, and composition • Determine the maximum column of
basic recovery mechanisms and perform • Create early warning systems for flood hydrocarbon that a specific sealing layer can
process optimization management and optimize oil recovery sustain without leaking
• Identify problems, key parameters, and trends through new and existing technologies
from field case studies • Specify components of a well-designed COURS E CONTE N T
waterflood plan Capillary pressure applications in reservoir
C OUR S E C O N T E N T characterization • Rock properties from
Reservoir characterization and phase behavior • COURS E CONTENT mercury/air capillary pressures • Capillary
Flow regimes and sweep • Immiscible gas/ Overview and terminology • Effect of rock pressure data representativeness • Capillary
water flood mechanisms • First contact properties • Effect of heterogeneity and forces in reservoir rocks; their measurement •
miscibility mechanisms • Multi-contact anisotropy • Effect of fluid properties • Capillary pressure data fitting methods •
miscibility mechanisms • Reservoir simulation, Wettability • Capillary pressure • Relative Representing a large number of capillary curves
WAG design, and performance forecasting • permeability • Physics of water displacing oil • (averaging) • Permeability from capillary
Performance and monitoring of field projects Statistical forecasting • Analytical forecasting • pressure curves and petrography • Saturation-
Numerical forecasting • Injector monitoring • height functions • Surface phenomena,
Producer monitoring • Integrated monitoring • capillarity, wettability, and interphase tension •
Effect of water impurities • Surface processing The competition between capillary and gravity
of injection and produced water • Water shut- forces • Relationships between initial and
off • Pattern rotation • Natural and hydraulic residual saturations • Interpretation of single
fractures • Horizontal well applications • and multiple pore system rocks • Clay-bound
Downhole separation • Enhanced waterfloods • water • Capillary pressure vs. NMR • Seal
Waterflood planning • Many case histories capacity

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28 OCT-1 NOV 2019 $4270 HOUSTON, US 24-26 OCT 2018 $3225
CALGARY, CAN 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4190+GST 29 APR-1 MAY 2019 $3305
9-13 SEPT 2019 $4270+GST 23-25 OCT 2019 $3305
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History Matching and Integrated Reservoir Oil and Gas Reserves
Characterization: A
Reservoir Optimization Modeling – GRD Evaluation – OGR
– HMRO Multi-Disciplinary Team
Approach – RC
This course is designed to cover state-of-the-art As the oil companies define business units and Key objectives of this course are to learn various The modern team approach to Reservoir
techniques/workflows for history matching asset teams, it is becoming increasingly compliant methods of preparing reserves Characterization describes productive zones
geologic and reservoir models for both important that all the team members estimates, learn to estimate and understand the more reliably through the integration of
conventional and unconventional reservoirs. The understand the workflow in developing impact of economics on those estimates, and disciplines, technology, and data. Increase your
course will discuss manual and assisted history integrated reservoir description for that asset. A properly classify those reserves using the proven reserves, discover by-passed pay,
matching methods and also, inverse modeling proper development of reservoir description is current reserves definitions. Recent case reduce development time and costs, improve
techniques and the pros and cons of the helpful in managing daily operations of the studies, SEC audit questions, and class production rates, and rejuvenate old fields
methods. The production/history data can be in asset, as well as long-term planning. Integration problems are used extensively to develop an through the skills learned in this course.
the form of pressure or rate transient tests, involves using all the available information about understanding of those skills and include ethical The course is process-based and focuses upon
tracer tests, multiphase production history, or the reservoir to develop better understanding of issues that arise when calculating and reporting understanding the applicability of
interpreted 4D seismic information. Field the reservoir. This process is inherently reserves. measurements and interpretations from the
examples will be presented to illustrate the interdisciplinary and requires understanding of participant's discipline to other adjacent
current state of the art and limitations. The use all the disciplines. Although soft skills are DES IGNED FOR
Geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, disciplines, understanding information from
of history matched models for optimizing important in working in an interdisciplinary other disciplines, and the uncertainties and risks
reservoir development and management team, this course concentrates on the hard reserves managers, bankers, and government
officials involved in reserves reporting, reserves involved in its gathering/interpretation,
strategies will be discussed. The course will skills required to develop a realistic reservoir awareness of the latest technologies and
involve a combination of theoretical discussion, description. Starting with collecting information auditing, and reserves estimations.
working principles evolving on the cutting edge
practical applications, and computer exercises and assessing the need for additional data, the of the industry, managing a complex project to
using public domain software to provide the course will cover all the topics from structural solve business problems in the most efficient
• Correctly interpret and apply the SPE-PRMS
participants with hands-on training on the and geological modeling, estimation of reservoir manner, particularly when working in a difficult
reserves definitions and principles
workflows that can be applied using available petrophysical properties using geostatistical environment (multi-disciplinary teams, sponsors
• Interpret and apply the SEC Modernization
commercial software. tools, upscaling to simulator model and finally, and bosses outside your expertise, cross
of Oil and Gas Reporting definitions and
proper history matching and future predictions purposes from disciplines), and working with
D E S IG NE D F O R guidelines
in the presence of uncertainties. This course is both probabilistic and deterministic multiple
Practicing geoscientists and engineers • Generate compliant reserves estimates and
important to reservoir modelers involved in any working hypotheses throughout a hydrocarbon
performing geologic modeling, reservoir reports using either set of definitions
phase of the description work. This is intended project
simulation, and optimization studies. • Understand and use various traditional
to expose various geoscientists and engineers
engineering and geoscience techniques to During the course, particular attention will be
to the entire process of integrated reservoir
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W TO satisfy reserves reporting requirements paid to uncertainties and risks. It will be shown
description and the geostatistical tools that can
• Recognize the difficulties and sources of error • Incorporate modern, reliable technology into how these can be handled and their impact on
be used to achieve the goals. The course will
in history matching your reserves estimates the economics of hydrocarbon projects. The
develop improved appreciation of the other
• Define limitations of various techniques • Document your reserves estimations instructor is willing to accept examples from
disciplines' needs as well as the necessity of
for both conventional and unconventional • Prepare for an SEC, third party, or bank audit your company for analysis in the class as one of
the feedback during the integration process.
reservoirs of your work the demonstration exercises. It is also possible
The instructor of this course is willing to accept
• Apply theory of streamlines and streamline- • Successfully defend your estimates during to design a course specifically for your own
examples from your company for analysis in the
assisted history matching for waterflooding an audit company around such a case study. Please
class as one of the demonstration exercises.
• Understand the background and theory of • Conduct a thorough audit of another party's contact PetroSkills for a list of the information
commercially available assisted/automatic DESI GN ED F OR reserves report and support data required, as well as the
history matching tools and algorithms Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, necessary lead-time.
• Apply concepts of experimental design/ COURS E CONTENT
petrophysicists or others involved in reservoir
response surface/surrogate models Purpose and uses of reserves estimates • DESIGNED FOR
• Use learnings from case studies for a Types of reserves studies • How to read and Geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers,
systematic procedure for history matching YOU WI L L L EARN H OW TO understand a reserves report • SPE-PRMS production engineers, petrophysicists,
and well placement optimization in a mature • Develop the work flow in the reservoir reserves definitions • SEC reserves definitions exploration and production managers, team
field, well rate optimization/allocation in a integration process • Compliant reserves estimation methods using: leaders, and research scientists.
mature field, and well completion optimization • Evaluate and quantify uncertainties in various analogies, volumetric analysis, performance
for an unconventional reservoir sources of data analysis, and material balance • Supplemental YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
• Use permeability predictions, facies • Build a geo-cellular model using geostatistical compliant estimation techniques incorporating: • To develop a business proposal for any
identification, and upscaling tools and upscale it to capture essential probabilistic analysis and simulation • Reservoir Characterization project
• Use commercial tools for history matching heterogeneities Economics and reserves • Special reserves • To apply the concept of correlation length to
• Develop criterion for objective history estimation topics - reserves reporting in low understand reservoir continuity
COUR S E C O N T E N T matching permeability reservoirs, shale gas reservoirs, • To define hydraulic flow units in a reservoir
History Matching: fundamentals and workflow • • Utilize seismic data in different phases of CBM, and EOR projects • To assess the economics of oil and gas
Simulation equations • Reservoir Simulation: reservoir description and integrate them projects across their entire life cycle
background • History Matching: mathematical using geostatistics • To carry out the integrated Reservoir
background • Drainage volume calculations and • Use various description tools in a judicious Characterization process
completion optimization • History matching of manner
unconventional reservoirs • Practical • Use public domain software to apply many of COURSE CONTE N T
considerations • Streamline-based history the techniques discussed in class Business value drivers and selection criteria •
matching • Streamline Simulation • Streamlines: The scale and resolution of data • Variograms,
C OU RSE C ON T EN T correlation length • Time, rock, and flow units •
mathematical background • Streamlines:
applications • Streamline-based history matching Basic statistical principles • Spatial modeling • Seismic attributes • Upscaling, streamline
• History matching and uncertainty analysis • Structural modeling • Estimation of properties simulation • Decision trees; value of information
Experimental design and surrogate models • at well locations • Conditional simulation • • Giving and receiving feedback • The future of
Multiscale history matching with grid coarsening Facies/rock type modeling • Petrophysical Reservoir Characterization
• Case Study: history matching and rate properties simulation • Ranking of realizations •
optimization • Case Study: history matching and Construction of simulator input model • History
well placement optimization • History Matching: matching • Future predictions and
new developments quantification of uncertainty

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16-20 SEPT 2019 $4425
11-15 NOV 2019 $4425 9-13 DEC 2019 $4425 DENVER, US 29 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $4475 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 26-30 NOV 2018 $5170
LONDON, UK 5-9 AUG 2019 $5135+VAT LONDON, UK 13-17 MAY 2019 $5135+VAT HOUSTON, US 18-22 MAR 2019 $4480 25-29 NOV 2019 $5320
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Reservoir Management Reservoir Management Reservoir Modeling of Reservoir Simulation

– RM for Unconventional Heavy Oil Resources Strategies – RSS
Reservoirs – RMUR – HORM


The principles of sound reservoir management This course in unconventional reservoir As conventional oil reserves decline, more This course is designed to give an introduction
are presented with emphasis on practical management is aimed at all petro-technical emphasis is placed on heavy oil and bitumen. to the fundamental and practical aspects of
applications. Actual case histories are used to professionals who have little experience with Heavy oil and bitumen are plentiful in many modern reservoir simulation. Particular
study both successes and failures. An these resource types but who wish to quickly developed oil provinces, as well as in areas with emphasis is placed upon the available data and
interdisciplinary synergistic approach to efficient learn some key elements and issues associated no conventional oil. As with conventional oil, the its integration into a data set that reflects a
reservoir management is detailed with the goal with the exploitation of unconventional reservoirs reservoir engineering aspects of the coherent model of the reservoir. These aspects
of optimized profitability. The significance of (tight gas, tight oil, and shales). The course is built development of heavy oil and bitumen is aided are reinforced with small practical examples run
each component and the importance of timing around the role of the reservoir engineer and, by modeling of various kinds. For heavy oil and by groups of the course participants. The course
and cost/benefit analysis are emphasized. hence, concerns itself with the integration and bitumen, the modeling is complicated by the is organized in morning lecture sessions and
Reservoir management models for optimum use of information to make well rate and high oil viscosity and the need for enhanced oil afternoon practical sessions.
field development and field operating plans are recoverable volumes estimates, making decisions recovery techniques, usually involving heating of
analyzed. The interdisciplinary reservoir on desirable data collection, and planning the reservoir to produce the oil at commercial DES IGNED FOR
management approach shows how each answers to common questions such as choice of rates. In this course, modeling is understood as Reservoir and petroleum engineers who will be
technology or function contributes to the plan initial development spacing and the value of a part of reservoir engineering and includes the actively using reservoir simulation.
and how checks and balances are developed. subsequent infill drilling. Attendees should leave use of analogues and analytical modeling, as
this course with an improved understanding of Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
well as numerical simulation. The emphasis is
DES IG NE D F O R unconventional reservoir exploitation. • Apply the principles of reservoir engineering
on numerical simulation, but analytical
Reservoir, production, and operations engineers, to numerical modeling
DESI GN ED FOR techniques are also examined in some detail,
geologists, geophysicists, managers, • Set up, run, and analyze the results for
All petro-technical professionals who have little since they provide considerable insight into the
experienced technicians, and service company single-well, pattern, and full-field models
experience with unconventional reservoirs but recovery process. The emphasis of the course is
personnel responsible for improving the • Prepare fluid and rock property data in the
who need or desire to start developing some on HOW to perform a successful heavy oil
performance of petroleum reservoirs. manner required for simulation studies
understanding of important basic concepts and simulation study, including factors to be
• Identify and eliminate causes of numerical
methods associated with these resource types. considered, pitfalls to avoid, testing of models,
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO problems
The course is focused on reservoir management examination of output, and ensuring results are
• Apply the principles of sound reservoir • Perform a history match
issues for tight gas, tight oil and shale reservoirs. reliable.
management • Use the matched model to predict future
• Use the interdisciplinary synergistic approach CBM reservoirs are not addressed. performance under a variety of assumptions
to efficient reservoir management YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO Petroleum and reservoir engineers who will be
• Include each reservoir management COURS E CONTE N T
• Plan solutions to common reservoir actively working on studies, and be involved in
component and the importance of timing and Buckley Leverett displacement • One
management problems for unconventional assessing the results of studies.
cost/benefit analysis dimensional water oil displacement • Model
• Develop checks and balances Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO components, types, and modern gridding
• Apply approaches to estimate rate and
recoverable volumes for wells prior to • Select the type of modeling required to meet methods • Two dimensional displacement •
C OUR S E C O N T E N T development in an unconventional reservoir the aims of the study Grid orientation and refinement • Routine and
Definition of reservoir management: an • Use classical and current non-simulation • Design different types of modeling studies special core analysis • Single phase up-scaling
integrated, interdisciplinary team effort • Goal methods for estimating wells rates and to achieve the aims of the study (feasibility, of geo-cellular model parameters
setting, planning, implementing, monitoring, and recoverable volumes using production data operating strategy, development plan,
evaluating reservoir performance • Field from unconventional reservoirs ultimate recovery, etc.)
development and field operating plans to • Better understand the limitations of these rate • Collect and select the data for the study
optimize profitability • Efficient monitoring of and recoverable volume prediction methods • Incorporate field observations into the study
reservoir performance • Minimizing drilling of • Address the development of a life-of-field (production data, pressure data, 4D seismic,
unnecessary wells • Wellbore and surface surveillance plan for an unconventional observation well data)
systems • Well testing and automated reservoir • Set up, run, and test the model(s)
production systems • Economic impact of • Better understand the use, design and analysis • Assess the adequacy of the history match(es)
operating plans • Identifying and acquiring of pressure transient tests appropriate for • Create and run different development options
critical data, data acquisition, and analysis • the characterization of unconventional well/ and assess the results
Maximizing economic recovery and minimizing reservoir systems (DFITs & PBUs) • Assess the results of third party studies (in-
capital investment, risk, and operating expenses house or external)
• Timing of field implementation of reservoir C OU RSE C ON T EN T
management plan • Case histories and analysis Reservoir Management and the role of the COURS E CONTENT
• Importance of reservoir characterization and reservoir engineer • Unconventional reservoirs: Introduction (definitions of heavy oil, types of
drilling and operating plans • Primary recovery, quality recognition and development life-stages • study, types of modeling, design of study, grid
pressure maintenance, and secondary and A review of the fundamentals of volumetric in effects, binary screening) • Basic reservoir
tertiary recovery • Responsibilities for team unconventional reservoirs • Rate and recoverable engineering and reservoir characterization
members volumes prediction: before development • Rate (overview of reservoir engineering techniques
and recoverable volumes prediction: after and their limitations for heavy oil, types of
development • Pressure transient testing: geological models, introduction to geostatistical
appropriate methods; design and analysis • Life-
models) • Rock and fluid data for heavy oil (oil
of-field surveillance planning • Solving common
viscosity, thermal properties of reservoir,
unconventional reservoir management problems:
temperature dependence of relative
setting initial spacing • Solving common
unconventional reservoir management problems: permeability, etc.) • Non-thermal recovery of
valuing and planning infill drilling • Solving heavy oil (cold heavy oil production with sand,
common unconventional reservoir management chemical flooding, VAPEX, immiscible gas
problems: development drilling sequence • flooding) • Thermal recovery using steam (cyclic
Reservoir simulation versus non-simulation tools steam stimulation, steamflood, steam-assisted
• Uncertainty issues gravity drainage) • Thermal recovery without
steam (in-situ combustion, electrical heating,
hot water flood, steam with additives)
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DENVER, US 12-16 NOV 2018 $4340
21-25 OCT 2019 $4420
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DENVER, US 5-9 AUG 2019 $4450 LONDON, UK 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4990+VAT HOUSTON, US 8-12 JULY 2019 $4425
HOUSTON, US 4-8 MAR 2019 $4455 MIDLAND, US 4-8 MAR 2019 $4370 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) LONDON, UK 1-5 OCT 2018 $4990+VAT
LONDON, UK 24-28 JUNE 2019 $5165+VAT OKLAHOMA CITY, US 19-23 AUG 2019 $4370 CALGARY, CAN 13-15 MAY 2019 $3265+GST 7-11 OCT 2019 $5135+VAT
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Decline Curve Analysis Horizontal and Naturally Fractured
Gas Reservoir
and Diagnostic Methods Multilateral Wells: Reservoirs: Geologic
Management – GRM
for Performance Analysis and Design and Engineering
Forecasting – DCA – HML1 Analysis – FR
Decline curve analysis has been called the most Natural gas production has become a major The complex, interdisciplinary decisions in This course covers geologic and engineering
commonly used and misused technique for part of every petroleum company's asset base advanced well projects are emphasized in this concepts, methodology, and technology used to
forecasting future production and remaining and continues to grow in importance throughout course. The application and benefits of characterize, evaluate, and manage naturally-
reserves. This course will give the learner a better the world. This course will help participants horizontal and multilateral wells are analyzed. fractured reservoirs. Applications and limitations
understanding of how fundamental reservoir understand the engineering drivers on gas The process of candidate screening and of geologic and engineering procedures and
properties and drive mechanisms affect the reservoir management and how a gas selection, involving geological, reservoir, and tools are discussed. Field examples and case
shape of the production decline curve and how to reservoir's value can be maximized through production characteristics are considered, as studies demonstrate the importance of
avoid many of the mistakes commonly found in sound engineering practices. A full spectrum of well as constraints on drilling and completion integrated geologic and engineering studies in
decline curve forecasts. The course also gas reservoir engineering techniques is options. Methods to predict well performance developing effective, economical reservoir
examines the use of modern production decline addressed and their application to a large and recovery from horizontal and multilateral management strategies for different types of
type-curves to evaluate reservoir properties and variety of gas resource management options is wells are presented with integration of inflow reservoirs.
predict future performance. discussed. and wellbore flow performance for individual
and multilateral wells. Well completion options DES IGNED FOR
DES IG NE D F O R DESI GN ED FOR and its impact on well performance for Engineers and geoscientists interested in a
Engineers or technical assistants who are Engineers actively involved with the operation horizontal and multilateral wells are multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and
responsible for making forecasts of future and management of gas reservoirs; summarized. The improvement by well predicting the overall effect of natural fractures
production using decline curves analysis. geoscientists working with gas reservoirs in field stimulation (multistage hydraulic fracturing and on subsurface fluid-flow and subsequent
Economists, managers, or geoscientists who are
development and expansion planning would matrix acidizing) is evaluated. Economic and risk reservoir performance.
interested in developing a greater working
also benefit from attending this course. analysis are also presented with a number of
knowledge of decline curve methods and how to Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
make better forecasts will also benefit from this COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS: case histories to highlight the performance and
benefits of horizontal wells and the elements of • Detect and predict subsurface natural
course. “Very good practical approach to the material - fracture occurrence and intensity from cores
course is highly recommended.” risk and uncertainty at the initial design stage.
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO and well logs
“Instructor did a great job relating the theory to • Determine fractured rock properties affecting
• Use the exponential, hyperbolic and harmonic DES IGNED FOR
potential applications.” reservoir performance
decline curve equations “Exercises were practical and useful.” Geologists, reservoir engineers, production and
• See the relationships between reservoir completion engineers, and development, asset, • Design and analyze pressure transient tests
recovery mechanisms and decline curve types YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO and project managers. in naturally-fractured reservoirs
• Identify and understand how the transient flow • Evaluate gas reservoir data and prepare this • Evaluate reservoir performance in naturally-
period can lead to overestimation Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO fractured reservoirs
data for engineering calculations
• Use multiple methods to avoid overestimating • Apply frequently used gas reservoir • Identify the applications of horizontal, • Develop and apply numerical simulation
reserves engineering techniques multilateral, and intelligent wells from models to fluid-flow in naturally-fractured
• Recognize reservoir performance • Perform production decline type curve geological and reservoir aspects reservoirs
characteristics based on field examples analysis and use other advanced reservoir • Assess multidisciplinary inputs for successful • Apply coupled geomechanics/fluid-flow
• See the impact of reservoir heterogeneities calculations such as simulation screening of advanced well projects behavior to reservoir management strategies
such as faulting, permeability variance, and • Solve reservoir engineering calculations • Predict horizontal and multilateral well in naturally fractured reservoirs
layering through the use of many practical exercises productivity with integrated reservoir flow and • Evaluate the impact of natural fractures on
• Account for changing operating conditions well flow models hydraulic fracture stimulation
• Perform analysis on a multi-well basis without C OU RSE C ON T EN T • Evaluate formation damage and well
introducing common errors Gas reservoir fluid properties: gas condensate completion effects on advanced well COURS E CONTE N T
• Use alternative methods including diagnostic sampling and understanding laboratory reports performances Characterization of natural fractures and
performance plots (e.g., log WOR vs. Np, • Gas reservoir fluid flow and well testing: • Diagnose problems in advanced wells and fracture systems • Influence of mechanical
Stagg's, P/Z vs. Gp, etc.) for rate and reserves deliverability testing and non-darcy flow, testing conduct the necessary sensitivity analyses stratigraphy and structure on fracture
analysis for hydraulically fractured wells, horizontal wells, • Evaluate well stimulation treatments, development • Detection and prediction of
• Use advanced decline curve and production and gas condensate reservoirs • Determination including multiple-stage fractured horizontal subsurface natural-fracture occurrence and
data analysis for reservoir characterization of original gas-in-place: material balance well performance and matrix acidizing results intensity from cores and well logs • Fractured
techniques for various drive mechanisms and • Intelligent well concept, design and field rock properties affecting reservoir performance
C OUR S E C O N T E N T applications • Classification of naturally-fractured reservoirs
Conventional decline curve equations: reservoir types, alternate plotting techniques,
production decline type curves • Gas flow in • Minimize technical and economic risk in with reservoir examples and potential
exponential, hyperbolic and harmonic rate versus advanced well projects production problems • Naturally-fractured
time and rate versus cumulative production wellbores and pipelines: the gas production
system, pressure drop in wellbores and reservoirs: fluid-flow, well performance and well
relationships, selecting the proper equation based COURS E CONTENT testing, reservoir performance, numerical
on reservoir properties and drive mechanisms • flowlines, restrictions to gas production •
Prediction of future performance and ultimate Technical and economic benefits of advanced simulation • Geomechanics/fluid-flow •
The effects of transient production: how to well systems • Reservoir applications for various Behavior and stimulation of naturally-fractured
recognize transient production, how transient recovery: decline curves, coupled material
balance and deliverability techniques, reservoir well types • The screening of applications for reservoirs • Effects of natural fractures on
forecasts can overestimate remaining reserves, advanced well applications • Geological structure
simulation, gas well spacing and infill drilling • reservoir permeability, anisotropy, drainage area,
how to properly constrain transient forecasts • characteristics • Classification of advanced wells
Special topics • Reservoir management of and waterflood sweep efficiency
Forecasting during displacement processes:
water-drive gas reservoirs, predicting gas • Reservoir inflow performance at different
using trends like water-oil ratio and versus
condensate reservoir performance, coalbed boundary conditions • Wellbore flow and
cumulative oil production to estimate ultimate oil
methane reservoirs integrated well performance • Commingled
recovery, converting these trends into an oil rate
versus time forecast • Difficult situations: layered production and cross flow in multilateral wells •
and compartmented reservoirs, downtime, Formation damage in horizontal and multilateral
workovers, changing facility conditions and facility wells • Well completion and combined effect of
constraints, forecasting groups of wells, common completion and damage on well performance •
mistakes • Production decline type-curves: Well stimulation evaluation by productivity
introduction and historical background, how to improvement • Optimal design of stimulation •
use modern Fetkovich type-curves for forecasting Reservoir simulation considerations •
production • Brief discussion of unconventional Applications of intelligent completion in advanced
gas/oil reservoir decline analysis and production wells • Risk identification and assessment

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
BAKERSFIELD, US 5-6 NOV 2018 $2575 HOUSTON, US 24-28 JUNE 2019 $4525
4-5 NOV 2019 $2640 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 15-19 JULY 2019 $5420
HOUSTON, US 10-11 JUNE 2019 $2675 LONDON, UK 3-7 SEPT 2018 $5090+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
OKLAHOMA CITY, US 22-23 JULY 2019 $2640 2-6 SEPT 2019 $5235+VAT HOUSTON, US 14-18 OCT 2019 $4525
* plus computer charge * plus computer charge See website for dates and locations. LONDON, UK 15-19 JULY 2019 $5235+VAT

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Streamlines: Applications
New Opportunities in
Old Fields – NOF
to Reservoir Simulation,
Unconventional Resource
and Reserve Evaluation Need Effective
Characterization and
Management – SRS
– URRE e-Learning?
Don't buy or sell a producing property before
This course is designed to cover introductory
This five-day advanced course is designed to
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taking this course! There is nearly always upside and advanced concepts in streamline expose attendees to the understanding and
in mature oil and gas fields that may be technology and its applications for reservoir application of the latest approaches, techniques,
particularly profitable because of existing wells characterization, reservoir management/ and requirements being applied to reserves
and infrastructure. The keys to successful optimization and field development strategy. evaluation within unconventional resources.
exploitation of new opportunities include 1) This course is not limited to streamline Particular focus is given to actions and
recognition of the new opportunities, 2) simulation but exposes the power of streamlines methodologies that are necessary to enhance
quantification of the reserves, 3) evaluation of in general. A copy of the SPE textbook the reserve categorization. Discussion and class
alternative methods of exploitation, and 4) Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice examples will emphasize the testing protocols
economic analysis of depletion scenarios. Case along with streamline simulation software will necessary within the exploration, appraisal, and
studies and class problems address each of be provided to each course participant. development phases of the resource life cycle.
these key items and illustrate how new
DESI GN ED FOR The course is based around the Petroleum
opportunities can be recognized and evaluated
Practicing geoscientists and engineers. No Reserve Management System (PRMS).
for many different types of oil and gas reservoirs.
The computer-based problems will provide the formal training in reservoir simulation is required Variations needed to conform to other national
standards such as the SEC, NI-51, SORP, NPD,
delegate with utility programs and solution
templates that can be used in the real world.
other than knowledge of basic mathematics.
Chinese, as well as other standards, is taught as Online Learning for
• Apply the fundamentals of streamlines
a stand-alone module. A majority of the offering
is focused on shale oil and shale gas resources, Petroleum Professionals
Reservoir and production engineers, and streamline simulation, and analyze the with selected coverage of tight gas, coalbed
development geoscientists, asset team leaders, advantages and limitations over conventional methane, and coal seam gas plays also being Ideal for both technical
acquisition and divestiture managers, and other simulation included, depending on participant interest.
technical personnel involved in evaluation and • Simulate flow and visualize results at the and business-oriented
exploitation of reserves in mature fields. geologic model scale DES IGNED FOR professionals, this online
• Calculate swept areas and drainage volumes Reservoir engineers and geoscientists working e-learning series incorporates
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W T O • Optimize infill wells in integrated teams in unconventional
• Recognize production and reservoir • Perform reservoir surveillance and flood assessments. Managerial staff requiring an topics across the value chain
characteristics of old fields that indicate the optimization using streamlines understanding of unconventional reservoir including:
potential for increasing reserves and value • Integrate streamlines with finite-difference reserve and resource evaluation standards will
• Understand whether existing recovery factors simulators also benefit. Modern Oil & Gas Industry
are consistent with those than can be realized • Validate upscaled and upgridded geologic
with effective utilization of the natural drive models Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO E&P Asset Life Cycle
mechanism(s) and the appropriate use of • Perform streamline assisted history matching • Differentiate reserve estimation approaches
improved recovery methods of reservoir models within shale oil\gas, tight gas, CBM\CSG, and Reservoirs
• Identify under-performing wells or field areas • Apply streamline simulation for complex hybrid plays
and recommend appropriate intervention
Petroleum Geology
reservoir geometries and flow processes • Compute gas\oil in place and estimated
• Determine the upside potential of a field, ultimate recovery in unconventional resources Exploration and Appraisal
distinguishing between incremental reserves C OU RSE C ON T EN T • Design a data collection program appropriate
and reserve acceleration Basic governing equations • Line source and within the exploration, appraisal and Drilling Operations and Systems
• Examine alternative re-development sink solutions • Streamfunctions and development phases of an asset life cycle
strategies by studying case histories and streamtubes • Tracing streamlines in 3D • The • Apply analysis of core analysis, well test data, Well Completion / Stimulation
working example industry problems streamline time of flight and its significance • and proximate analyses to enhance reserve
Use of streamlines with finite-difference models estimation Production Technology
C OUR S E C O N T E N T • Streamline simulation • Flow simulation • Describe the advantages and disadvantages
Why Opportunities Emerge: nature of reserves through geologic models • Streamline vs. finite between various reserve estimating Hydrocarbon Recovery
growth; operating practices and their effect on difference • Analytical/numerical solutions techniques including decline curve, rate
new opportunities; the contribution of evolving along streamlines • Modeling gravity and cross- Surface Processing
transient, and the probabilistic approach
technology • Recognizing Opportunities: streamline mechanisms • Compressibility
reservoir characteristics and production effects • Mapping and material balance errors
• Differentiate between various reserve and Midstream Overview
resource accounting methods
performance indicative of new opportunities, • Practical considerations and limitations •
unraveling limited data, linking operator Flow visualization • Primary recovery and
• Differentiate between prospective resources, Pipelines and Storage Systems
practices to new opportunities • Reserves contingent resources and reserves
drainage volume calculations • Swept volume Gas Processing Overview
versus Upside Potential: review of reserve calculations and optimizing infill wells pattern • Summarize the concepts of ‘reasonable
classification, risk assessment, value of new balancing/rate allocations • Improved certainty’ and ‘reliable technology’
• Create a unconventional reserve growth Refining Fundamentals
information, data quality control and integration waterflood management • Waterflood field
• Reservoir Heterogeneity and New tracer interpretation • Hybrid methods •
• Minimize unconventional reserve write-downs
Introduction to Petrochemicals
Opportunities: categories of heterogeneity and Miscible flood modeling and predictions •
their implications for new opportunities, Model ranking and uncertainty assessment
Steam Cracking
reservoir compartmentalization, application of dynamic • Reservoir characterization upscaling/
3D seismic in old fields, identification of net pay, upgridding • Streamline-based history matching Fundamentals of unconventional reservoirs • Introduction to Solvents
fractured reservoirs • Exploitation Opportunities: • History matching: workflows • Assisted The Petroleum Reserve Management System
reservoir enhancement through fluid injection, history matching of finite-difference models • (PRMS) • Probabilistic analysis as applied to
redevelopment of mature waterfloods, infill Streamline-based sensitivity computations unconventional resources • Exploration data
drilling, its utility, application, and value; production • Data integration • Field case collection programs • Prospective resource
horizontal and multilateral wells including their studies • Advanced topics discussion and evaluation • Appraisal data collection programs
use in displacement projects, re-completions in wrap-up • Fractured reservoir modeling and • Contingent resource evaluation • Reserve
stratified reservoirs, de-bottlenecking gathering applications • Corner point geometry and faults data collection programs • Reserve evaluations
systems, produced water management, co- • Compositional modeling • Time step and • Reserve portfolio management • Alternate
production of water for improved recovery stability considerations • Front tracking evaluation approaches • Ethics and public
methods • Streamline vs. finite difference: information releases
advantages and limitations
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
BAKERSFIELD, US 1-5 APR 2019 $4470 DENVER, US 24-28 JUNE 2019 $4520
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17-21 NOV 2019
22-26 OCT 2018
16-20 DEC 2019
22-26 OCT 2018

21-25 OCT 2019
17-21 JUNE 2019

21-25 OCT 2019
25-29 MAR 2019
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Production and Completions Engineering
Course Progression Matrix

The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Production and Completions courses in this section are structured within each topic, from Basic to Specialized. On either side
of the Production and Completions section, you will see courses in associated disciplines for cross-training. These matrices are ideal for building training plans for early-career staff
or finding the right course to build upon existing knowledge and experience.
Production Operations 1 – PO1 leads off this section on page 37 and represents the core foundation of the production engineering course curriculum and is the foundation
for future studies in the discipline. The next course, Completions and Workovers – CAW, is an introduction to many facets of completion and intervention technology, and is
one of our most popular courses. For all of your Hydraulic Fracturing needs—both applied and advanced—see page 40.

The following instructors have been approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network:
Dr. Ahmed Badruzzaman Dr. Shari Dunn-Norman Mr. Larry Harms Mr. John Martinez Mr. Bob Nichol Mr. Richard Schroeder
Dr. Omar Barkat Dr. Dale Fitz Mr. Aaron Horn Dr. Howard McKinzie Dr. Phil Notz Dr. Subhash Shah
Mr. Paul Barry Mr. Rafael Gay-de-Montella Dr. Satish Kalra Mr. Jeffrey McMullan Mr. William Ott Mr. Kyle Travis
Mr. Michael Berry Dr. Ali Ghalambor Dr. Mohan Kelkar Mr. Steve Metcalf Dr. Carlos Palacios Mr. Hugo Vargas
Mr. Larry Britt Mr. Dan Gibson Dr. James Lea, Jr. Mr. Patrick Moran Dr. Cliff Redus Mr. Bob Westermark
Dr. Iskander Diyashev Mr. Mason Gomez Mr. Diego Londono Mr. Manickam Nadar Mr. Kenneth Saveth Mr. Scott Wilson

Data Management,
Geology, Petroleum Business,
Well Construction / Health, Safety,
Geophysics, and Reservoir
Drilling Production and Completions Engineering Facilities and Professional Environment
Petrophysics Development


Horizontal and

Horizontal and Multilateral Wells:

Multilateral Wells: Completions and
Applied Rock Analysis and Design Stimulation Advanced Hydraulic
Mechanics (Page 26) (Page 34) (Page 45) Fracturing (Page 40)

Sand Control Hydraulic Fracturing

Gas Production (Page 44) Applications (Page 40)
Engineering (Page 43)
Surface Water Management in Unconventional Gas Lift (Page 42)
Flow Assurance for Resource Plays (Page 45)
Offshore Production Plunger Lift (Page 42)
(Page 43) Production Chemistry
(Page 44) Beam Pumps (Page 41)

Production Logging
(Page 44) Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, Electrical Submersible
and Remediation (Page 43) Pumps (Page 41)
Petrophysics of Reservoir Water Management
Unconventional Characterization in Heavy Oil Resource Acidizing Applications in Sandstones and Gas Well Petroleum Project
Reservoirs (Page 24) (Page 33) Operations (Page 45) Carbonates (Page 40) Deliquification (Page 43) Management (Page 56)
NODAL Analysis Workshop (Page 39) (Virtual/Blended course)
Scale Identification, Remediation and
Prevention Workshop (Page 44)
(Virtual/Blended Course)

Performance Analysis, Prediction, and Optimization Using Nodal Analysis (Page 39) Fundamental and
Practical Aspects of
Coiled Tubing Interventions (Page 38) Produced Water
Treating (see website)
Operations and Downhole Remediation
Development of Practices (Page 40) Artificial Lift Applied Water

Surface Production for Unconventional

Technology in Oil and
Systems Unconventional Resources Completion and (Page 41)
Gas Production
Production Geology (see website) Stimulation (Page 39) (Page 45)
for Other Disciplines Applied HSE
(Page 10) Artificial Lift Gas Conditioning and Management (Page 47)
Completions and Workovers (Page 37) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) Systems (Page 41) Processing (See Website)
Foundations of (Also available as a Applied Safety
Petrophysics (Page 23) Production Technology for Other Disciplines (Page 38) (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) Virtual/Blended course) (Page 47)
(Also available as a Well Test Design
Virtual/Blended course) and Analysis (Page 30) Production Operations 1 (Page 37) (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) Oil Production & Applied Environmental
Processing Facilities Team Leadership Management
Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7) (See Website) (Page 58) (Page 47)

Casing and Cementing Introduction to Data

Basic Reservoir (Page 19) Management (Page 49)
Engineering (Page 29) Concept Selection
and Specification of EssentialTechnical
(Also available as a Virtual/ Basic Drilling Surface Production Well Stimulation: Production Facilities
Blended course) Technology (Page 18) Operations (Page 36) Practical and Applied (Page 38) Writing Skills (Page 58)
in Field Development
Projects (See Website) Essential Leadership

Basic Petroleum Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations (Page 6) (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) Skills for Technical
Geology (Page 8) Basics of
Overview of Gas Professionals (Page 57) Environmental
Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices (Page 6) Processing (See Website) Management
Basic Petroleum (See Website)
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) Economics (Page 51)
Basics of HSE
Basic Petroleum Technology Principles (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended course) Management (Page 46)

Completions and Production Operations 1 – PO1

Workovers – CAW Production Operations 1
– PO1


An integrated introduction to many facets of PO1 represents the core foundation course of PetroSkills' production engineering
completion and intervention technology. The curriculum and is the basis for future oilfield operations studies. Course participants will

material progresses through each of the major become familiar with both proven historical production practices as well as current
design, diagnostic, and intervention technologies technological advances to maximize oil and gas production and overall resource recovery.
concluding with some common remedial measures BLENDED LEA RN IN G
The course structure and pace apply a logical approach to learn safe, least cost, integrated
and well abandonment. The course focuses on the WORKSHOP STRU C TU RE
analytical skills to successfully define and manage oil and gas operations. Applied skills
practical aspects of each of the technologies, using guide the participant with a framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas - Virtual Instructor-led Training
design examples - successes and failures - to
business decisions. Currently emerging practices in the exploitation of unconventional - Online Learning Activity/Reading
illustrate the key points of the design and the risks/
uncertainties. The overall objectives of the course resources including shale gas and oil, and heavy oil and bitumen complement broad,
specific coverage of conventional resource extraction. Hours
focus on delivering and maintaining well quality. Week Subject
DESI GN ED FOR 1 1 Orientation Webcast
Graduates or engineers with experience, engaged Petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff,
drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field 4 Production Principles
in drilling operations, production operations,
workover, and completions; petroleum engineering technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting 2 Well Performance and
in both the service and operating sectors a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a Nodal Analysis Fundamentals
well-rounded foundation in production engineering. 1.5 • Session 1
YOU W I LL L EARN HOW TO 5 • Online Learning
• Develop a high level completion strategy for wells
in a variety of situations • Recognize geological models to identify conventional and unconventional (shale oil and 1.5 • Session 2
• Select tubing, packers, and completion flow gas and heavy oil) hydrocarbon accumulations 3 Onshore Well Completion
control equipment • Understand key principles and parameters of well inflow and outflow
4 • Conventional
• Appraise/design a flow barrier strategy • Build accurate nodal analysis models for tubing size selection and problem well review
• Identify key design considerations for vertical and • Design and select well completion tubing, packer, and other downhole equipment tools
4 • Unconventional
inclined wells, horizontal, multilateral, HPHT, and • Plan advanced well completion types such as multilateral, extended length, and 4 4 Primary and Remedial Cementing
unconventional resource wells intelligent wells
• Select intervention strategy/equipment 4 Perforation
• Design both conventional and unconventional multi stage fractured horizontal wells
• Identify key features/applicability of the main • Apply successful primary casing cementing and remedial repair techniques 5 4 Rod, PCP, Plunger Lift, and Jet
sand control and well stimulation options • Select equipment and apply practices for perforating operations Pump
• Assess/specify concerns/remedial measures for • Plan well intervention jobs using wireline, snubbing, and coiled tubing methods
formation damage/skin removal 6 Reciprocating Rod Pump
• Manage corrosion, erosion, soluble and insoluble scales, and produced water handling
C OUR S E C O N T E N T 1.5 • Session 1
Basic well completion design, practices, and • Apply well completion and workover fluid specifications for solids control and filtration
strategies • Well quality and integrity • Safety • Employ the five main types of artificial lift systems 5 • Online Learning
aspects of well design • Wellheads, trees, • Identify formation damage and apply remedial procedures 1.5 • Session 2
subsurface safety valves, and flow control • Design and execute successful carbonate and sandstone reservoir acidizing programs 7 1.5 Gas Lift and ESP Pump
equipment • Material selection guidelines based • Understand the causes of sand production and how to select sand control options
on corrosion and erosion conditions • Interpretation • Understand the proper use of oilfield surfactants and related production chemistry 8 Gas Lift Fundamentals
of inflow and tubing performance to aid tubing • Identify and successfully manage organic paraffin and asphaltene deposits 1.5 • Session 1
size selection • Tubing design and selection • • Choose cased hole production logging tools and interpret logging results 5 • Online Learning
Considerations for designing deviated horizontal, • Understand modern conventional fracture stimulation practices 1.5 • Session 2
multilateral, and multi zone reservoir completions • Understand multistage, horizontal well shale gas and shale oil massive frac job design
• Basic completion principles and considerations and operations 9 ESP Fundamentals
for subsea, HPHT, and unconventional wells • • Review heavy oil development and extraction including mining operations and current 1.5 • Session 1
Perforating job selection and design • Formation modern thermal processes 5 • Online Learning
damage mechanisms and remediation •
Stimulation design considerations • Sand control
1.5 • Session 2
options and their selection • Wireline, coiled tubing, Importance of the geological model • Reservoir engineering fundamentals in production 10 4 Formation Damage and
and hydraulic workover rig operations • Snubbing operations • Understanding inflow and outflow and applied system analysis • Well testing Remediation
methods applicable to production operations • Well completion design and related Matrix Acidizing Fundamentals
equipment • Primary and remedial cementing operations • Perforating design and 1.5 • Session 1
CAW is also available as a applications • Completion and workover well fluids • Well intervention: wireline, hydraulic 5 • Online Learning
self-paced, virtual course which workover units, and coiled tubing • Production logging • Artificial lift completions: rod
1.5 • Session 2
is an enhanced version of the pump, gas lift, ESP, PCP, plunger lift, and others • Problem well analysis • and more...
11 4 Flow Assurance and Production
face-to-face public session. Chemistry
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
18 SEP-16 NOV 2018 $4200 4 Sand Control
(See website for 2019 dates.) CALGARY, CANADA 20-31 MAY 2019 $7750+GST
DENVER, US 17-28 JUNE 2019 $7850 12 Sand Control Fundamentals
HOUSTON, US 22 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $7470 5 • Online Learning
4-15 MAR 2019 $7845
22 JUL-2 AUG 2019 $7845
1.5 • Session 2
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 28 OCT-8 NOV 2019 $7845 13 4 Hydraulic Fracturing
ABERDEEN, UK 18-22 MAR 2019 $5540+VAT KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-18 OCT 2019 $9410
CALGARY, CANADA 12-16 AUG 2019 $4695+GST LONDON, UK 3-14 DEC 2018 $8605+VAT
4 Production Problem Diagnosis
DENVER, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4660 2-13 DEC 2019 $9085+VAT and Intervention Planning
8-12 APR 2019 $4745 MIDLAND, US 22 APR-3 MAY 2019 $7750
DUBAI, UAE 7-11 APR 2019 $5990+VAT 14 4 Production Logging
HOUSTON, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4665 * plus computer charge Production Logging
18-22 FEB 2019 $4760
15-19 JULY 2019 $4760
7-11 OCT 2019 $4760 PO1 is also available as a self-paced, virtual course which is 1.5 • Session 1
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 3-7 SEPT 2018 $5420 an enhanced version of the face-to-face public session. 5 • Online Learning
19-23 AUG 2019 $5740
LONDON, UK 12-16 NOV 2018 $5380+VAT
1.5 • Session 2
10 SEP 2018 - 11 JAN 2019 $6990
13-17 MAY 2019 $5540+VAT 11 MAR - 21 JUN 2019 $7595 T O LE AR N M O RE , VI SI T
11-15 NOV 2019 $5540+VAT
27 MAY - 20 SEP 2019 $7595
MIDLAND, US 3-7 JUNE 2019 $4695
16 SEP 2019 - 17 JAN 2020 $7595 PETROSKILLS.COM/PO1-BLENDED
Production Technology Well Stimulation: Surface Production Coiled Tubing
for Other Disciplines Practical and Applied Operations – PO3 Interventions – CTI
– PTO – WS


PTO is an asset team course, as it introduces a Too often in today's dynamic oil and gas This course presents a basic overview of all Coiled Tubing is one of the most common
broad array of important daily Production industry, not enough attention is paid to the typical oilfield treating and processing technologies used for well intervention on a
Technology practices. Terminologies, details of well stimulation treatments. This can equipment. Participants should learn not only daily basis throughout the oil industry during
expressions, axioms, and basic calculations result in poor and/or less than optimum results. the purpose of each piece of equipment but drilling, completion, and mainly production
regularly utilized by production techs are Those involved in the planning, execution, and how each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic phases of oil and gas wells around the world.
covered. Emphasis is upon proven technology evaluation of stimulation treatments need to understanding of the purpose and internal This course covers the surface and pressure
required to effectively develop and operate an have the background and training in the basics workings of all types of surface facilities and control equipment, the bottomhole assembly
asset in a multidiscipline development so better decisions can be made resulting in treating equipment. A major goal of this course components, the details of the different types of
environment. Practical application of technology is to improve communication among all interventions performed with Coiled Tubing and
more gas down the line or oil in the tank! This
is emphasized. Nodal analysis examples to disciplines, the field, and the office. Better how to deal with fatigue and corrosion.
assess well performance are set up. Well practical course is designed for those involved communication should enhance operational
in all aspects of well stimulation. To be better Participants will also learn to calculate the string
completion equipment and tools are viewed and efficiencies, lower costs and improve production operating limits and the volumes and rates
discussed. Exercises include, basic artificial lift able to make decisions it is important to have a economics. Example step-by-step exercises are
basic understanding of the types of formations during nitrogen interventions. The final part
designs, acidizing programs, gravel pack worked together with the instructor to drive
and basic reservoir properties with which we presents an extensive coverage of emergency
designs, and fracturing programs. Shale gas home the important points. Daily sessions
deal. For this reason, time is spent in the early responses and contingencies to deal with in a
and oil development challenges are thoroughly include formal presentation interspersed with a
explained. Horizontal and multilateral technology portion of the course setting the geological and good number of questions, discussion and wide variety of scenarios. A generous amount of
reservoir property stage for vertical, horizontal, time is spent in practical exercises, and technical
is presented. problem solving.
and multilateral wells prior to developing the concepts are enhanced with pictures, videos and
DES IG NE D F O R DESIGNED FOR numerous real field cases and problems.
basic formation damage, acidizing, and
Exploration and production technical All field, service, support, and supervisory Participants will gain the knowledge to actively
hydraulic fracturing concepts. The course
professionals, asset team members, team personnel having interaction with Facilities and efficiently participate in Coiled Tubing
includes acidizing and fracturing quality control,
leaders, line managers, IT department staff who Engineers and desiring to gain an awareness interventions's planning, design, and/or
conducting the treatment, monitoring pressures,
work with data and support production level understanding of the field processing of execution.
and other critical parameters during and after
applications, data technicians, executive production fluids. This course is excellent for
the treatment. An important part of the course is DES IGNED FOR
management, and all support staff who require cross-training and delivers an understanding of
a more extensive knowledge of production class teamwork whereby the attendees divide Drilling, completion, production, surface/
all the fundamental field treating facilities.
technology and engineering. into teams to evaluate and select optimum subsurface, operations, and field engineers; and
stimulation treatments. These exercises bring YOU WILL LEA RN service company managers, supervisors and
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO out many important parameters discussed • A practical understanding of all the operators.
• Apply and integrate production technology during the course. This subject is briefly covered fundamental field treating facilities: what they
principles for oilfield project development in the PetroSkills Production Operations 1 are, why they are needed, how they work Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
• Choose basic well completion equipment course (Foundation Level) as well as in the • The properties and behavior of crude oil and • Plan, design, manage, and execute coiled
configurations Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and natural gas that govern production operations tubing interventions
• Perform system analyses (Nodal Analysis™) Remediation (Intermediate Level) course. • Field processes for treating and conditioning • Improve the overall operational performance
to optimize well tubing design and selection However, this course focuses in more detail on full wellstream production for sales or final during coiled tubing interventions
• Perform basic artificial lift designs the basics of stimulation than either of the two disposition • Select or recommend coiled tubing equipment
• Apply the latest shale gas and oil extraction previously mentioned courses. • The basics of oilfield corrosion prevention, for given field conditions and applications
technologies detection, and treatment • Select the proper pressure control equipment
• Understand the chemistry and execution of DESI GN ED FOR • Internal workings of separators, pumps, for any particular well condition
sandstone and carbonate acid jobs Those involved in the planning, execution and compressors, valves, dehydrators, acid • Calculate the appropriate size of accumulators
• Design sand control gravel pack completions evaluation of well stimulation treatments in gas treatment towers, and other treating for a coilded tubing unit
• Evaluate well candidate selection to conduct conventional as well as unconventional plays, equipment • Select the most commonly used downhole
a hydraulic fracturing campaign including the shales. This includes completion, • A wide range of produced fluid measurement tools and explain their function
• Apply new production technology advances and metering devices • Calculate and define coiled tubing string limits
production, reservoir, and drilling engineers;
for smart well completions • A description of treating equipment whether • Recognize, prevent, and manage corrosive and
• Maximize asset team interaction and field supervisors; production foremen; located on the surface, offshore platform, or
engineering technicians; and geologists. sour conditions and their impact
understand the dynamics between production sea floor • Work safely with liquid nitrogen
technology and other disciplines YOU W I LL L EARN • Calculate nitrogen volumes required for a given
• How to select stimulation techniques best application
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Properties of fluids at surface • Flowlines,
suited for various formation types and • Take appropriate actions during emergency
Role and tasks of production technology • piping, gathering systems; solids and liquid
Completion design • Inflow and outflow situations limits • Oil - water- gas - solids - contaminants responses and contingencies
performance • Artificial lift well completion systems • To apply basic non-acid and acidizing • Separation and treatment • 2-3 phase
concepts COURS E CONTE N T
(beam pump, gas-lift, ESP, PCP, plunger lift) • separators, free water knockouts, centrifugal,
• To apply basic hydraulic fracturing concepts Introduction • Surface equipment • Pressure
Formation damage and well acidizing • Perforating filter • Storage tanks, gun barrels, pressure/
practices • Sand control • Hydraulic fracturing • vacuum relief, flame arrestors • Stabilizers • control equipment • Bottomhole assembly
Shale gas and oil development • and more... C OU RSE C ON T EN T Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, components • Pumping operations •
Geological/basic reservoir properties • hydrates, salts • Dehydrators • Water treaters: Mechanical operations • CT drilling operations
Formation damage - how and why it happens • SP packs, plate interceptors, gas floatation, • Coiled tubing strings • Operational limits •
PTO is also available as a self-paced, Non-acid damage removal techniques • coalescers, hydrocyclones, membranes • Acid Life estimation (fatigue) • Corrosion • String
virtual course which is Acidizing - objectives, types, additives • gas treatment: coatings, closed system, management • Checklists • Nitrogen •
Acidizing placement techniques and the chemicals, solvents, conversion; stress cracking Emergency responses and contingencies
an enhanced version of • Valves: all types; regulators • Pumps/
pressure chart • Quality control and safety •
the face-to-face public session. Hydraulic fracturing materials and their Compressors: centrifugal, positive displacement,
importance to success, including gel and slick rotary, reciprocating, ejectors • Metering: orifice,
4 MA R -2 4 MAY 2019 $420 0 water treatments • The frac chart • Hydraulic head, turbine, and others • Corrosion/Scales:
2 0 MAY - 2 3 AU G 20 2019 $4200 fracturing quality control and safety • Energized inhibition and treatment
9 SEP - 6 D E C 2019 $420 0 fluids - application and safety
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) DUBAI, UAE 16-20 DEC 2018 $5240+VAT
15-19 DEC 2019 $5345+VAT
HOUSTON, US 19-23 AUG 2019 $4350 HOUSTON, US 5-9 NOV 2018 $4140
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 10-14 DEC 2018 $5095 11-15 NOV 2019 $4225
25-29 NOV 2019 $5245 LONDON, UK 24-28 JUNE 2019 $4935+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
THE HAGUE, NLD 5-9 NOV 2018 $4915 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) MIDLAND, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4090 DUBAI, UAE 7-11 OCT 2018 $5340+VAT
22-26 JULY 2019 $5060 HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4140 16-20 SEPT 2019 $4170 6-10 OCT 2019 $5445+VAT
* plus computer charge 12-16 AUG 2019 $4225 SAN ANTONIO, US 15-19 JULY 2019 $4170 HOUSTON, US 5-9 AUG 2019 $4325
Performance Analysis,
Prediction, and
Resources Completion
and Stimulation – URCS
Optimization Using Nodal NODAL Analysis Workshop – NAW
Analysis – PO2
This course will focus on some of the key Nodal analysis views the total producing system
elements of well completions and stimulation as a group of components potentially
practices as they apply to horizontal wells in encompassing reservoir rock/irregularities,

tight and unconventional reservoirs. completions (gravel pack, open/closed

Optimization studies will be shown and used to perforations, open hole), vertical flow strings,
highlight the importance of lateral length, restrictions, multi-lateral branches, horizontal/hilly BLENDED L E A RN IN G
number of fractures, inter-fracture distance, terrain flow lines/risers, integrated gathering COURSE DESCRIPTION
fracture half-length, and fracture conductivity. networks, compressors, pump stations, metering
These results will be used to discuss the various locations, and market/system rate/pressure
completion choices such as cased and constraints. An improper design of any one INTERMEDIATE
- Virtual Instructor-led Training
cemented, open hole with external casing component, or a mismatch of components, Well Inflow/ Outflow NODAL Analysis is an
packers, and open hole pump and pray adversely affects the performance of the entire - Online Learning Activity/Reading
integral part of a production or completion
techniques. This course also will address key system. The chief function of a system-wide engineer’s work scope, and is often applied - Exercise(s)
risks to horizontal wells and develop risk analysis is to increase well rates. It identifies throughout a well’s life to maximize value -
mitigation strategies so that project economics bottlenecks and serves as a framework for the from the beginning of the completion design
can be maximized. In addition, tight and design of efficient field wide flow systems, process through underperforming well Hours
Week Subject
unconventional gas field case studies will be including wells, artificial lift, gathering lines and diagnostics. This workshop provides a (Approx)
used to illustrate the application of these design, manifolds. Together with reservoir simulation and comprehensive overview of this analysis
optimization, and risk mitigation strategies for analytical tools, Nodal analysis is used in planning technique, emphasizing real world application
horizontal wells in tight and unconventional gas new field development. Software is used through multiple problems from different 1 1 Kick-off Session: Overview
reservoirs. extensively during the class. However, if the perspectives.
attendee chooses not to supply his/her own
DES IG NE D F O R software, nodal analysis, and gas deliverability Upon completion, participants will be able to
Petroleum and production engineers, planning programs can be provided. approach a problem recognizing potential 4 Online Activity Overview
completion engineers, stimulation engineers, solution methods, prepare data for the
geologists, managers, technical supervisors, DESI GN ED FOR analysis, identify sources of error, perform an
service and support personnel. Production, operations, and reservoir engineers; analysis with industry software, and present a
senior technicians and field supervisors with an holistic recommendation. Topics related to
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO engineering background.
2 3 Inflow/Outflow Models in SNAP
perforating, components of skin, matching
• Use key multi-disciplinary tools for transient test data, outflow limitations,
successful completions and stimulations in YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO selecting artificial lift, liquid loading, and
unconventional resources • Apply nodal analysis concepts viewing the incorporating fluid PVT properties will be
• Understand the importance of geo-mechanics total producing system as a whole from covered. 4 Exercises
and rock mechanics to the success of the reservoir rock through the completion,
transverse multiple fractured horizontal wells well bore and gathering system, to the DES IGNED FOR
in unconventional resources market while honoring system rate/pressure Operating Company and Service Company
• Understand unconventional resource play constraints engineers and technical managers responsible 3 Components of Skin Perforating
completion options and selection processes • Avoid improper design where any one for performing or reviewing well systems
• Apply principals and design of well component, or a mismatch of components, analysis from at least one perspective
stimulation treatments in unconventional adversely affects the performance of the (perforating design, tubing sizing, post
resources entire system stimulation evaluation, etc.). Participants 4 Exercises
• Employ critical data needs and collection • Perform a system-wide analysis to increase should be in a role that requires that they
techniques with minimal operational impact well rates by identifying bottlenecks and regularly perform or are required to technically
design an efficient field-wide flow system, review well inflow/outflow analysis.
C OUR S E C O N T E N T including wells, artificial lift, gathering lines,
Geo-mechanics: what makes an unconventional and manifolds Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO 3 3 Outflow Basics, Advanced
shale reservoir prospective • Introduction to the • Use nodal analysis, together with reservoir • Recognize the application and limitations of Outflow, HZ and Frac
completions and multiple fracture stimulated simulation and analytical tools, for planning traditional well systems analysis
horizontal wells • Horizontal well objectives in new field development • Identify data requirements for a meaningful
Unconventional Reservoirs • Basis of fracture analysis
design in horizontal wells • Horizontal well C OU RSE C ON T EN T • Accurately model the various components of 4 Exercises
stimulation objectives • Completion planning for Nodal Analysis Overview • Inflow Performance: skin, including perforating
horizontal wells • Horizontal well risks and risk Basics, well-test pros and cons, best models for • Assess outflow performance, including liquid
mitigation strategies • Horizontal well case all well types, IPR curves • Completions: loading, tubing constraints, and artificial lift
histories Modeling basics, flow patterns in gravel packs, • Confidently approach well systems analysis 2 Artificial Lift and Transient tests
pressure drop in perforations, gravel packs and from multiple perspectives and select the
wellbore, optimal perforation density • Tubing correct diagnostic strategy for your well
Performance: Videos of flow patterns, flow conditions
dynamics, logging in horizontal wells, slugging
6 Integrated Problem Set
and pressure changes in all completion types,
friction drop in horizontal wells, unloading
techniques and examples • Flowlines: Pressure
drop models, bottlenecks in a gathering
network, line loops and jumpers, gathering 4 1 (Optional) Delta 1 and Delta 2
systems • Forecast: Field forecasts, economic
optimization, evaluation of options • Artificial
Lift: Gas lift design, ESP and other methods
basics • Liquid in gas streams, what is a dry 1 Workshop Wrap-Up
gas well, loaded wells, predicting temperatures

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
CALGARY, CANADA 26-30 AUG 2019 $4270+GST DENVER, US 12-16 AUG 2019 $4345
DENVER, US 1-5 APR 2019 $4320 HOUSTON, US 3-7 JUNE 2019 $4350
18-22 NOV 2019 $5245
7-11 OCT 2019 $4325 See website for dates and locations. N ODAL - V IRTUAL
PITTSBURGH, US 22-26 JULY 2019 $4320 * plus computer charge
Downhole Remediation Hydraulic Fracturing Advanced Hydraulic Acidizing Applications
Practices for Mature Oil Applications – HFU Fracturing – AHF in Sandstones and
and Gas Wells – DRP Carbonates – ASC
Downhole Remediation for Mature Oil and Gas The course reviews the basic concepts of Although acidizing is the oldest method of well
Wells is presented from a practical point of view. hydraulic fracturing and the broad applications This advanced course is designed for those who stimulation, it is often applied with mixed
Discussions include decision processes for of the technique. Fracturing technology benefits have a practical understanding of the results. It remains, however, a valuable tool for
selection, design, and application of methods and limitations in all types of sandstone and applications of hydraulic fracturing and want to improving well productivity. The key to acidizing
that are supported by field experiences and carbonate reservoirs are explained. It considers expand their knowledge. The course will provide success is in the understanding of how it works,
research results. Principal focus is production- the critical components of the fracturing the details and discussion of fracturing concepts the optimum conditions for its application, and
related near wellbore damage and remedial process, and it expands on the steps and data usually accepted or assumed in fracturing proper evaluation of well response after the
water control practices. input requirements to effectively select applications. The strengths and limitations of acidizing treatment. The instructor will present
stimulation candidates, plan, design, and various approaches to fracturing treatment many of the practical aspects of acidizing
DES IG NE D F O R implement hydraulic fracturing treatments. The design will be covered. Attendees should leave applications and help provide a better
Asset managers, drilling and completion use of modeling as an important tool to design the advanced course with a better understanding of acidizing as a tool for
engineers, petroleum engineers and geologists, and analyze treatments, how it can be understanding of the hydraulic fracturing enhancing well performance.
independent producers, production managers effectively used in practical applications, and its process and how it relates to post-frac well
and engineers, reservoir managers and limitations are explained. In addition to the performance. DESIGNED FOR
engineers, field supervisors, company technical presentation, the course contains Engineers and other personnel involved with the
executives and officials, field personnel with DES IGNED FOR daily operation and management of producing
many practical exercises and class problems Production, operations, and completions
operating and service companies. based on case histories. oil and gas wells; production engineers and
engineers who are actively involved in hydraulic reservoir engineers involved with well
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO DESI GN ED FOR fracturing applications and desire a more in- stimulation applications would also benefit from
• Diagnose and develop removal and Production, reservoir, and drilling engineers, and depth understanding of hydraulic fracturing attending this course.
prevention techniques for wellbore damage others who have a basic understanding of theory and applied concepts. It is designed for
due to scale, paraffin, asphaltenes, corrosion, hydraulic fracturing and need to enhance their engineers that have some fracturing experience YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
and erosion knowledge about fracturing concepts and or those who have already attended the • Assess a well's need for stimulation
• Understand sources, causes, and effects of applications. PetroSkills intermediate level Hydraulic • Recognize the strengths and limitations of
water production Fracturing Applications course. acidizing
• Design remediation applications (both YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO • Investigate production problems from
mechanical and chemical) for reducing • Identify what are the data requirements Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO the standpoint of damage removal and
excess water production and steps to implement to properly design • Better understand rock properties and rock improvement in well production
• Design sand control applications and hydraulic fracturing treatments mechanics related to fracturing applications • Apply acid treatments strategically to improve
understand how to fix damaged screens and • Evaluate and select stimulation candidates, • Better understand fracturing fluid mechanics success
gravel packs and apply hydraulic fracturing concepts and proppant transport • Approach acidizing applications from a
• Understand how and when to apply remedial to various types of reservoir conditions to • More effectively design fracturing treatments practical viewpoint
cementing practices and what tools and job optimize well productivity through better understanding of factors • Recognize opportunities for enhancement of
considerations are critical • Recognize opportunities for substantial influencing hydraulic fracturing applications acidizing treatments using non-acid fluids
• Apply these techniques to a specific well production improvements by application of • Use pre-frac injection test data and real-
problem that you bring into the classroom effective hydraulic fracturing treatments time fracturing treatment data in fracturing COURSE CONTE N T
from your current field assignment • Collect pertinent well data and information applications to define fracture parameters Well stimulation objectives • Types of formation
to plan, design, implement, and evaluate and improve frac treatment design damage • Influence of skin factor • Production
C OUR S E C O N T E N T fracturing treatments for the most common • Consider factors influencing post-frac improvement with skin removal • Well
Production-related near wellbore damage • types of reservoirs fracture conductivity and well cleanup stimulation and reservoir management •
Scale • Paraffin • Asphaltenes • Corrosion • • Realize the strengths and limitations of • Realize the strengths and limitations of Perforating techniques and well stimulation •
Erosion • Well diagnostics • Removal hydraulic fracturing theory as it relates to field existing hydraulic fracturing technology and Acidizing for well stimulation • Chemistry of
techniques • Prevention techniques • Wellbore applications fracture models sandstone acidizing • Chemistry of carbonate
stabilization • Understanding unwanted water • Become an active participant in the different • Expand fracturing applications to fit a wider acidizing • Acid additives • Treatment diversion
production • Extent of the problem • Causes phases of typical hydraulic fracturing range of reservoir types and conditions • Acid fracturing • Rules of thumb • Types of
and effects of water production • Monitoring treatments acids • Sandstone acidizing guidelines •
and evaluation techniques • Diagnostics • COURS E CONTENT Carbonate acidizing guidelines • Re-stimulation
Defining required attributes and placement C OU RSE C ON T EN T Rock properties and fracture mechanics related of acidized wells • QA/QC in acidizing
controls • Fitting solutions to problems • Introduction to the fracturing process and to the fracturing process • Fracturing fluid applications • Safety precautions
Remedial water control • Challenges and mechanics • Fracture design concepts and mechanics • Proppant transport • Pre-frac
solutions • Environmental considerations • In- methodologies • Fracturing fluid additives and injection test analysis • Fracture closure •
wellbore control • Near-wellbore techniques • proppant • Strengths and limitations of Fracture monitoring and fracture measurement
Matrix applications • Fractures and voids • fracturing applications • Production increase • • Fluid leak-off • Re-fracturing considerations •
Water control • Bringing it all together • Factors involved in field implementation • Acid Review of existing fracture modeling software •
Engineered process • Initial screening • vs. proppant fracturing • Frac packing concepts Evaluation of post-frac well performance
Reservoir characterization • Simulation • Case • Waterfracing concepts • Horizontal well
studies fracturing • QA/QC of fracturing treatments •
Methods to evaluate fracturing treatment

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

BARCELONA, SPAIN 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4890
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
9-13 SEPT 2019 $5095 DENVER, US 8-12 APR 2019 $4520
HOUSTON, US 10-14 DEC 2018 $4240
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 8-12 JULY 2019 $4525
16-20 DEC 2019 $4385 HOUSTON, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4340 MIDLAND, US 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4390 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 8-12 JULY 2019 $5280 7-11 OCT 2019 $4425 9-13 SEPT 2019 $4470 HOUSTON, US 13-17 MAY 2019 $4425

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Artificial Lift for
Artificial Lift Systems Beam Pumps – BP Electrical Submersible
Unconventional Wells –
– ALS Pumps – ESP


This course blends lecture, hands-on exercises, NEW This course will allow the user to become ESPs have advantages over some of the other
and seminar teaching styles to enhance familiar with the beam pump system and when artificial lift methods because they can generate
learning. Participants work with software that This course addresses artificial lift methods and it should be used. It has been said that beam a higher formation drawdown, and achieve a
allows them to design and analyze artificial lift practices for unconventional wells for oil and pumping is the most economical form of higher rate. However, their performance is
designs, which points the way to improved gas producers, as well as associated industry artificial lift and should be used when it is impacted by gas interference and formation
efficiency, higher production and less downtime service providers and contractors. The focus of economically possible. It is the most common sand production, both of which have to be
due to failures. Participants learn how to design the course is optimizing value from upfront well form of lift compared to ESP/ Gas Lift/ addressed when setting ESPs in production
and troubleshoot rod pumping, continuous gas planning through the end of life of Hydraulic/ PCP pumps. All components will be wells. This course will familiarize the user with
lift, and electric submersible pump systems. unconventional wells by selecting, installing and described in detail including the prime mover, the ESP system and it's optimum application. All
Other methods such as PCP, plunger lift, jet operating artificial lift effectively. Upon belts/ sheaves/ gear box, PRs, wellhead/ components will be described in detail. The
pump, hydraulic pump, and intermittent gas lift completion of this course, the participant will stuffing box, sucker rods/ sinker bars and course uses computer software for numerous
are presented as viable AL techniques. understand how to choose and implement downhole pumps. Design and analysis will be design and analysis class problems. Some films
Participants gain experience in solving problems artificial lift and be able to utilize best practices done using industry computer software. Films will be shown to illustrate the installation,
by hand and also by using industry computer to resolve and reduce issues and challenges will be shown mostly illustrating either new operation, and removal of failed equipment, new
software. Troubleshooting is an important part of that frequently occur during the life cycle of products or best practices. A few problems will products, and best practices. Comparisons are
artificial lift operations and several typical unconventional wells. The course focuses on be solved by class participants each day. made to other lift methods to help facilitate AL
surveillance problems are solved. The class optimizing production and recovery by ensuring Comparisons with other systems to select the method selection. Problems addressing solids,
includes pictures and videos of the most the proper artificial lift technology is used in best system for a given well, whether it may be gas handling and viscosity are addressed. Best
important equipment components being conjunction with optimum surface pressure and beam pumping or another method of lift; practices are stressed throughout so that a long
applied. The course emphasizes techniques to related facilities in a holistic approach. example problems will also be shown lasting system can be developed for maximum
maximize production. New developments at Participants will understand the steps necessary throughout the class. Problems addressing profit. SCADA controls and VSDs are discussed.
various stages of application are also covered. A to develop an effective artificial lift strategy for solids, gas handling, and viscosity are Participants will learn the function of the various
discussion of modifications necessary for wells specific to areas/plays. All participants will addressed. Best practices are stressed components, and the concerns about
horizontal or unconventional wells for all be asked to bring a challenge they are currently throughout so that a long lasting system can be installation, operation, and removal of failed
methods of lift is included. Examples of how facing in artificial lift for unconventional wells developed for maximum profit. New material will equipment. Participants will be able to evaluate
these techniques are being applied in producing and will present the challenge (Day 2) and their also be presented on beam pumps and rod the design of a system for current and future
unconventional wells are presented. Distinct path forward based on what they have learned protection in horizontal wells, placement of conditions, analyze an installed system, and
features of all lift methods are presented (Day 5). pump, deviation surveys, and performance of many other operational concerns of the ESP
allowing the attendee to know how to select the DESI GN ED F OR gas separators. New methods of deepening the system. New developments are added to the
best lift for well or field conditions. Production and artificial lift engineers. It will be point of intake for horizontal and unconventional course as they become available to the industry.
valuable for engineers (working for operators, wells are presented with field cases. One Although the course uses industry computer
DES IG NE D F O R personal computer is provided, at additional software for design and analysis, much of the
Engineers, technicians, field supervisors, and service companies or as consultants) who may
have artificial lift knowledge on conventional cost, for every two participants. material is devoted to best practices, which is
others who select, design, install, evaluate, or useful to both engineers and technicians. The
operate artificial lift systems. wells or individual lift methods that want to DES IGNED FOR
expand their ability to deliver more optimal common practice of using ESPs in
Engineers and field technicians who are unconventional wells with sharply declining
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO holistic artificial lift solutions specific to responsible for the selection, operation, and
unconventional wells and the latest practices. production rates is also discussed.
• Techniques to maximize oil production maintenance of beam pumping systems
economically with artificial lift systems DES IGNED FO R
• Make basic PVT properties and inflow YOU WI L L L EARN H O W TO Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
• The importance of identifying and agreeing Engineers and field technicians who are
performance calculations related to artificial • Design for best efficiency, economical responsible for the selection, operation, and
lift on the objectives of production optimization optimum production, longer life between
and artificial lift early in the well planning maintenance and monitoring of ESP systems.
• Understand and apply multiphase tubing and failures, best energy efficiency and safe
pipe flow principles cycle operations considering field constraints Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
• Select the appropriate artificial lift system by • The critical differences and requirements for • Maintenance and monitor using POC's (on/off • Economically maximize oil production using
examining the drawdown potential of each applying artificial lift to unconventional vs. and VSD types) ESP systems
method, the initial and operating expense and conventional wells • Identify components of the system and select • Identify components of the ESP system and
the range of production and depth possible • The effect of changing Inflow Performance optional components for best operation their function, and how to select optional
with each method; special problems such as Relationship (IPR) over time, how to construct characteristics components and add-ons
sand/scale/deviation etc. are discussed with and profitably use relevant IPR curves • Design and analyze a system using computer • Design and analyze a system using computer
each method • Benefits and challenges of applying software software
• Specify components and auxiliary equipment Systems Nodal Analysis in artificial lift for • Monitor with SCADA systems • Implement best practices for longer system
needed for each system unconventional wells • Apply best practices for longer system life life
• Know what best practices are available to • The strengths and weaknesses of each major • Improve power efficiency of the system
extend the life of equipment and installed artificial lift method used COURS E CONTENT • Manage gas, solids, corrosion, and viscosity
lift systems • Challenges and issues in operating artificial Reservoir considerations • Overview of artificial in the produced fluids
• Apply basic design and analysis concepts lift and how to troubleshoot/mitigate them lift • Design and analysis of the beam pump • Compare to other artificial lift methods
• Design and operate system features for each • How to select an effective artificial lift method system • Prime mover • Belts • Sheaves • • Monitor systems and the types of sensors
method under harsh conditions for individual wells Gear box • Unit • Polished rod • Wellhead/ that are available
• How to analyze staging of artificial lift stuffing box • Rods • Pump • Tubing • Artificial
C OUR S E C O N T E N T methods over time to enhance value lift efficiency • Heavy oil considerations • Gas COURS E CONTE N T
Overview of artificial lift technology • Criteria for • and more... separation/handling • Best practices for Introduction to artificial lift and electrical
selection of artificial lift system • Reservoir operation • Component design • System submersible pumping • Introduction for
performance: inflow and outflow relationships • C OU RSE C ON T EN T analysis • Pump off controllers reservoir and production considerations •
Artificial lift screening • Economic analysis Artificial lift objectives, value, rate and recovery, Description of all components of the electrical
includes initial and operating costs, production cost • Differences between conventional and submersible system starting at the surface •
potential, etc. • and more... unconventional wells • Applying Nodal Analysis Installation considerations and cautions •
for artificial lift selection in unconventional wells Design of an ESP system to fit current and
• and more... future well conditions • and more...

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

CALGARY, CANADA 8-12 APR 2019 $4295+GST 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 10-14 DEC 2018 $4265 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
DENVER, US 1-5 APR 2019 $4320
15-19 JULY 2019 $4350 HOUSTON, US 23-27 SEP 2019 $4325 MIDLAND, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4290
LONDON, UK 14-18 OCT 2019 $5060 MIDLAND, US 25 FEB - 1 MAR 2019 $4270 28 OCT-1 NOV 2019 $4370
* plus computer charge OKLAHOMA CITY, US 15-19 JUL 2019 $4270 See website for dates and locations. * plus computer charge

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Gas Lift – GLI Plunger Lift – PLS
Gas lift is one of the most widely used artificial
lift techniques. Participants will investigate the
impact of tubing sizing, gas lift valve selection,
There are about 400,000 gas wells in the USA
and most are liquid loaded. Solving this problem
may increase production as much as ~40%.
gas lift mandrel spacing, gas lift valve design, Plunger lift is a very popular method of gas well
casing pressure, surface choke size, gas dewatering as it is initially inexpensive and can
volume, etc., on well design and operation. last a long time with no outside energy required
Participants practice mandrel spacing design for most wells. The components of plunger
and gas lift valve design, surveillance, and systems are described and the cycles of each
optimization at the well and field level using method are shown in detail and tools for
actual field data including the use of software analysis are provided to participants. Methods
programs. After attending this course, of analysis include analysis by shape of the
participants will be able to identify, diagnose, SCADA traces of CP, TP, rate, and LP. Also,
analyze, and solve gas lift problems. Computer analysis of the cycles is facilitated by use of a
software will be used/demonstrated during the provided spreadsheet that allows determination
course. The class includes pictures and videos of the cycle slug size, the CP required to lift it at
of most important equipment components while the correct speed, the minimum time for shut-in
being applied, to further participant for the plunger to fall, the maximum liquid
understanding. The course emphasizes possible, the cycle times, and other information
techniques to maximize production. New on the plunger cycle. Proven methods of how to
developments at various stages of development adjust cycles to increase production is

“The instructor proctiv vided a holistic and and application are also covered. presented. Other details of plunger lift operation
hen sive per spe e to the course material. are presented with the focus on trouble free
compre and taught with clarity DESIGNED FOR cycles and more gas production. Continuous
He was ver y eng agi ng, Production engineers and operations staff
ion s. ” (bypass), conventional, gas assisted and casing
through dem ons trat responsible for designing gas lift installations plunger lift are presented. Special equipment
JESSICA BASIC GEOPHYSICS • and/ or performing surveillance and optimization and techniques used in unconventional or
on wells using gas lift; appropriate for staff at all horizontal wells are discussed. The course will
levels of gas lift expertise and has been given consist of slide presentations, example
with good results to both production engineers problems, and discussion. A few videos will be
new to gas lift as well as industry gas lift shown. Some programs and SS will be
consultants. distributed to the participants. Effects of
subject deviation on operation are presented. One
my knowledge on the
“I definitely improvedthe previously known unsorted
YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO personal computer is provided, at additional
• Select the appropriate gas lift systems and
and systematized all equipment
cost, for each two participants..
information.” • Design continuous-flow gas lift systems
DIAS 3D SEISMIC ATTRIBN • SARC • HOUSTON • Analyze operating gas lift systems
CHARACTERIZATIO Engineers and field technicians that design,
• Increase production from your wells using operate, monitor, and optimize plunger lift
gas lift technology and optimization operations.
• Improve the economics of gas lift operation
COURSE CONTENT • Recognize liquid loading in a gas well using
Gas lift concepts and data • Inflow/Outflow • field symptoms, using critical velocity, and
Nodal analysis • Equilibrium curves • Gas lift nodal analysis. Use of decline curve is
equipment and valve mechanics • Valve presented.
selection and calibration • Unloading • Mandrel • Understand the advantages and
spacing and step-by-step, complete gas lift disadvantages of various methods, including
gaging, and design for a well • Temperature effects on
very interactive, en
plunger, and under what conditions each one
“The course was ally with such an experienced valves • Determine the Ptro • Orifice sizing works best
educative, especi vast knowledge in various fields in techniques • Lift gas rates for best economics • Apply, design, and diagnose continuous
instructor. He has • Causes and solutions of instability • Gas lift plunger lift and conventional plunger lift
the oil industry.” ION AND
surveillance and measurement • Analysis of • Increase production when operating plunger
PERFORMANCEUSI ANALYSIS, PREDAN ALYSIS flowing pressure gradient surveys • Analysis of lift
OPTIMIZATION I GL surface charts and measurements • Gas • Know when conventional plunger ceases
• PO2 • DUBA allocation and field optimization • Use of to work, what are other workable plunger
computer software for gas lift design, related systems to switch to for continued
troubleshooting, and optimization production
• Recognize important considerations for
unconventional and horizontal wells
and was
very knowledgeable, COURSE CONTE N T
“The instructor was stration of the material. He was Introduction of loading, solution methods •
effective in his demon vant case histories and real life Comparison of various AL methods to
great at providing rele drawdown capabilities • Continuous Plunger Lift
examples.” VER • Conventional Plunger Lift • Trouble shooting
DEREK BASIC DRILLING, COM• BAKERSFIELD using decline curves, SCADA traces, and cycle
set points • Drawdown capability of plunger lift
• IPRs for plunger lift • Systems used to track
plunger in the well • What systems to use when
Listen to what course attendees are saying! Go to 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) conventional plunger no longer works DUBAI, UAE 28 OCT-1 NOV 2018 $5465+VAT
1-5 SEPT 2019 $5570+VAT
HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4365
8-12 APR 2019 $4450
MIDLAND, US 15-19 JULY 2019 $4395
* plus computer charge See website for dates and locations.

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Flow Assurance for Formation Damage: Gas Production Gas Well Deliquification
Offshore Production Causes, Prevention, and Engineering – GPO – GWD
– FAOP Remediation – FD
Flow assurance is a critical component in the Formation damage seems to be inevitable and it Learn the latest methods for calculating gas As gas wells deplete, the velocity in the tubing
design and operation of offshore production is costing your company money! Whether well performance from reservoir to sales. drops and eventually liquids from the well and
facilities. This is particularly true as the industry formation damage can be prevented, removed Reservoir performance covers the fundamentals from condensation begin to accumulate in the
goes to deeper water, longer tiebacks, deeper economically, or must be accepted as the price of reservoir gas flow and details the best tubing. This increase of liquids in the tubing
wells, and higher temperature and pressure for drilling and producing a well will depend methods for testing wells, according to the time adds back pressure on the formation, which in
reservoirs. Although gas hydrate issues upon many factors. Concerns for formation and money available. Reserve calculations and turn reduces flow or even stops flow all
dominate the thermohydraulic design, waxes, damage have been with our industry from the diagnostic testing from production data are together. The course introduces this problem
asphaltenes, emulsions, scale, corrosion, early days. These concerns become more covered. The importance of flow regime and and discusses how to recognize liquid loading
erosion, solids transport, slugging, and prevalent as we embark on more challenging non-Darcy flow on test design and interpretation as opposed to other possible well problems. The
operability are all important issues which require reservoirs utilizing even more challenging is emphasized for new wells and for the course will then cover the various methods of
considerable effort. The participant will be drilling, completion, and production methods. possibility of improving the performance of older solving the problem of liquid loading, showing
presented with sufficient theory/correlation Additional concerns relate to the common lost wells. Also discussed are performances of tight how to apply the various solutions and the
information to be able to understand the basis production or injectivity following workovers in formations, horizontal wells, fractured wells, and advantages and disadvantages of each method.
for the applications. This intensive five-day these challenging environments. These subjects methods for estimating gas reserves. Solution methods include use of surfactants,
course has considerable time devoted to and many more are addressed in this fast- Participants will learn to calculate and velocity strings, compression, use of plunger lift,
application and design exercises to ensure the paced, informative course covering all aspects determine the effect of each system component various other pumping methods, gas lift, and
practical applications are learned. of formation damage. Examples, case histories, on total well performance, which permits the injection of fluids below a packer so gas can
and class team exercises are used throughout optimum sizing of tubing, flowlines, separators, flow up the annulus. Participants will learn to
DES IG NE D F O R the course to emphasize key points on this and compressors. Problem-solving sessions recognize the problems and symptoms of liquid
Engineers, operators, and technical managers important industry subject. This subject is briefly allow participants to evaluate field problems. loading, determine which methods can solve the
who are responsible for offshore completions, covered in the PetroSkills Production Operations Participants receive complimentary software at problem and select the optimum method/s after
production, and development; technical staff 1 course (Foundation Level) as well as in the the end of the course. attending the course. There are about 400,000
needing a foundation in principals, challenges, Well Stimulation: Practical and Applied (Basic gas wells in the USA and most are liquid loaded.
and solutions for offshore flow assurance. The Level) course. However, this course is more DESIGNED FOR Solving this problem may on the average
course is also appropriate for persons involved concentrated, detailed, and applied in the Production, reservoir and facilities engineers, increase production by ~40% per well. Special
in produced fluids flow in onshore production subject matter than either of the other courses. and others involved in gas production, considerations for the use of each system in
operations. transportation, and storage including field unconventional or horizontal wells are also
DESI GN ED FOR supervisors. discussed.
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Production, completion, reservoir, and drilling
• Identify the components of a complete flow engineers; geologists concerned with well YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO DES IGNED FOR
assurance study and understand how they performance and production enhancement; field • Apply proven techniques to field problems Engineers, field technicians, field supervisors,
relate to the production system design and supervisors, production foremen, engineering which increase profitability and others who select, design, install, monitor
operation technicians, production and exploration • Calculate gas well performance from the and evaluate, or operate artificial lift systems for
• Interpret and use sampling and laboratory managers; those involved in vertical, horizontal, reservoir to the sales line use in dewatering gas wells.
testing results of reservoir fluids relative to and multilateral wells, conventional and • Optimize gas well production
flow assurance unconventional reservoirs. • Relate reservoir and well performance to time Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
• Understand the basic properties of reservoir • Predict when a well will die due to liquid loading • Maximize gas production using optimized
fluids and how they are modeled for the YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO dewatering techniques
production flowline system • Recognize formation damage and damage COURSE CONTENT • Recognize liquid loading in a gas well using
• Understand the thermohydraulic modeling of mechanisms in carbonates, sandstones, Gas properties: real gas behavior equations of field symptoms, critical velocity, and nodal
steady state and transient multiphase flow in and shales state, impurities, mixtures, phase behavior dew analysis
offshore production systems • Prevent and overcome damage, when it point, retrograde behavior, flash calculations; • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages
• Evaluate and compare mitigation and exists, through the application of non-acid classifying gas reservoirs • Reservoir of various methods of liquid removal
remediation techniques for: gas hydrates, approaches, acidizing, and small fracturing performance: gas well testing flow after flow, • Best install and troubleshoot the various
paraffin (waxes), asphaltenes, emulsions, treatments isochronal, stabilized inflow performance; methods
scale, corrosion, erosion and solids transport, turbulence and skin effects; perforation effects; • Understand economics of each method
C OU RSE C ON T EN T tight well analysis; horizontal wells; hydraulically
and slugging covered
Geological/depositional environment, reservoir fractured wells • Reserve calculations: P/Z plots,
• Understand the elements of an operability
properties review • Properties influencing energy plots, water influx, abnormal pressure COURS E CONTE N T
report for subsea production facilities,
formation damage • Damaging sandstones, effects; diagnostic testing based on production Recognize symptoms of liquid loading in gas
flowlines, and export flowlines data • Flow in pipes and restrictions: pressure
shales and carbonates, clay mineralogy • wells • Critical velocity to analyze welss loading
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Damage mechanisms and causes of damage: loss tubing, flowlines, chokes, safety valves; or not • Optimize techniques with nodal
Overview of flow assurance • PVT analysis and fluids and polymers, during drilling, running pipe effects of liquids-liquid loading, liquid removal analysis • Sizing tubing • Compression:
fluid properties • Steady state and transient and cementing, from perforating, during well methods, multiphase flow correlations; erosional selection, sizing, and operation • Plunger lift:
velocity • Compression: types of compressors;
multiphase flow modeling • Hydrate, paraffin, completions, during production (fines migration, cotinuous (bypass), conventional and gas
compressor selection reciprocating and
and asphaltene control • Basics of scale, paraffin, scale, etc.), during workovers, and assisted • Use of foam to deliquefy gas wells •
centrifugal; effects of variables; capacity and
corrosion, erosion, and sand control • Fluid damage to injection wells • Evaluating damage Hydraulic pumps • Use of beam pumps to
horsepower • Total system analysis: tubing and
property and phase behavior modeling • potential: laboratory testing • Evaluating wells flowline size effects; perforating effects; relating deliquefy gas wells • Gas lift • Electrical
Equations of state • Fugacity and equilibrium • that may be damaged: production performance, deliverability to time; evaluating compressor submersible pumps • Progressive cavity pumps
Viscosities of oils • Thermal modeling • pressure analysis, production logging • Damage installations; analyzing injection wells • Flow • Other methods to solve liquid loading
Multiphase pressure boosting • Slugging: removal: non-acid approaches, acidizing, and measuring: orifice metering design, accuracy, problems
hydrodynamic, terrain induced, and ramp up • bypassing damage with hydraulic fracturing troubleshooting; other metering methods •
Commissioning, start-up, and shutdown Condensate reservoirs: reservoir types - wet gas,
operations retrograde; reserve estimates, laboratory
simulation; gas cycling • Field operations
problems: interpreting P/Z plots; hydrate formation
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
ABERDEEN, UK 10-14 SEP 2018 $4990+VAT
19-23 AUG 2019 $5135+VAT 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
CALGARY, CANADA 3-7 JUNE 2019 $4370+GST CALGARY, CANADA 19-23 NOV 2018 $4315+GST
HOUSTON, US 4-8 MAR 2019 $4425 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 18-22 NOV 2019 $4395+GST
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 3-7 DEC 2018 $5170 HOUSTON, US 26-30 NOV 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 10-14 SEPT 2018 $4365
2-6 DEC 2019 $5320 16-20 SEPT 2019 $4450
LONDON, UK 20-24 MAY 2019 $5135+VAT
18-22 NOV 2019 $4425
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KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 15-19 OCT 2018 $5170
PERTH, AUS 9-13 DEC 2019 $5340+GST 7-11 OCT 2019 $5320 LONDON, UK 20-24 MAY 2019 $5160+VAT HOUSTON, US 17-21 JUNE 2019 $4450
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Production Chemistry Production Logging Sand Control – SNDC
Scale Identification, – OGPC – RMP
Remediation and
Prevention Workshop – SIR
This course covers the selection and use of Production logging refers to acquiring a suite of Sand causes a wide variety of costly problems
chemicals used in oil and gas production. As logging measurements in a completed well that when oil and gas are produced from
oilfields mature more water is produced which is either on injection or production to evaluate unconsolidated reservoirs. The most costly

requires the use of more chemicals to maintain the flow performance of the well or the problem is usually the loss of production
production. Chemicals used for controlling reservoir. Special purpose production logging resulting from formation damage caused by
corrosion, emulsions, foaming, mineral scales, instruments can evaluate the well completion or poorly planned and/or executed sand control
INTERMEDIATE paraffins (waxes), asphaltenes, gas hydrates, look behind the pipe to evaluate the formation applications. This course will identify the
hydrogen sulfide scavengers, and water and its fluids in the near-well bore vicinity. parameters that must be considered when
Scale Identification, Remediation and clarifiers are covered. The course includes Production logs are playing an increasing role in selecting the sand control technique to be used.
Prevention is an essential part of a methods to determine the need for chemical modern reservoir management by providing the Examples, problems, and case histories will be
production or workover engineer’s scope of treating, how to select the proper chemicals, only means of directly identifying downhole fluid examined to illustrate key points. Sand control
work. This workshop provides a and how testing for chemical compatibility with movement. This course will cover single-phase failures will be used to illustrate the types of
comprehensive overview of dilemmas in the formation and other chemicals is performed. and multi-phase fluid flow in pipes, the problems that can lead to early well failures. The
operating producing and injection wells Requirements for environmentally friendly theoretical bases of production logging course will also teach how to perform quality
relating to the presence of a variety of products and products for deep water techniques, production log interpretation, and control checks during the sand control
oilfield scale types – primarily reduction in production are discussed. The course will operational considerations in acquiring application to help insure successful wells.
pipe carry capacity and localization of include how the use of chemicals can prevent production logs. Numerous field examples are Because Sand Control in horizontal wells often
corrosion attack – deposition mechanisms, problems, improve production and economics, used to illustrate the principles of production log proves to be short-lived when incorrectly
identification methods, various removal and extend the life of the production equipment. interpretation. applied, examples and class problems will focus
techniques and methodologies for its This course can be offered on an in-house basis on correctly choosing successful completion
prevention. Upon completion, participants with expansion of some sections and deletion of DESIGNED FOR techniques for horizontal wells. Several new
will be aware of the scale problem, others to suit the needs of individual clients. Petroleum and drilling engineers and managers, promising sand control technologies have been
understand ways to remediate it and reservoir engineers, subsurface engineers, introduced in the last few years, such as
prevent it subsequent deposition. Specific DESI GN ED FOR production engineers/technologists, expandable screens of several different types.
mathematical scale prediction methods are Production engineers, facilities engineers, petrophysicists, log analysts, and anyone The proper application of these new
presented and numerous preventive chemists, and technicians involved with interested in understanding production logs and technologies will also be covered. Attendees will
methods, both chemical and unique production systems from the wellbore through cased-hole surveys. leave this course with a thorough understanding
approaches, are covered. the topside production equipment, transmission of what is necessary to design and implement
pipelines, and storage facilities who are YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
cost-effective sand control in both producing
D E S IG NED F O R responsible for recognizing and treating • Measure zonal inflows in producing wells
and injection wells.
Asset managers, drilling and completion problems which might require treatment using temperature measurements
engineers, petroleum engineers and chemicals. • Measure multi-phase flow using temperature, DES IGNED FOR
geologists, independent producers, spinner (flowmeter), and fluid holdup Drilling, completion, production, and research
production managers and engineers, YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO measurements engineers; field supervisors and production
reservoir managers and engineers, field • Recognize corrosive conditions and monitor • Define injection profiles using temperature, foremen; technical personnel who supply
supervisors, company executives and corrosion rates radioactive tracer, and spinner (flowmeter) services and equipment.
officials, field personnel with operating • Select and apply corrosion inhibitors measurements
and service companies. Participants • Predict and treat emulsions • Identify flow behind pipe with temperature, Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
should have at least one year of • Understand causes and control of foaming radioactive tracer, or noise logs • Determine the causes of sand production
operations-related experience and be in a • Predict scale forming conditions • Interpret cement bond logs and ultrasonic • Determine the need for sand control
supervisory or support role. • Select and apply scale inhibitors logs to determine cement quality • Select the best sand control method
• Control gas hydrate formation • Measure flow inside and outside casing with • Prepare the well for the proper application of
Y OU W ILL L E A R N A B O U T • Predict and control paraffin (wax) deposition pulsed neutron tools sand control
• How to determine scaling potential and • Evaluate methods for asphaltene control • Apply specialty tools (array holdup and • Apply best practices to ensure successful
the solubility of various scales • Scavenge low concentrations of H2S spinners and pulsed neutron tools) for flow sand control completions
• Two principle methods for scale • Select and apply water clarifiers profiling in high angle/horizontal wells • Conduct successful frac packs
identification and recognize various • Select chemicals for use in deep water • Confirm the location of some types of • Evaluate sand control performance
methods and their application for • Select environmentally friendly chemicals completion components using pulsed neutron • Minimize production losses
removing scale depending on its measurements • Evaluate new technologies for proper
composition C OU RSE C ON T EN T • Design a logging program using the applications
• Precipitation tendency variables and Corrosive agents • Corrosion inhibitor selection appropriate production logging services for
locations for various scale deposits – and application • Predicting and monitoring well diagnosis and reservoir surveillance COURS E CONTE N T
especially iron and be familiar with three corrosion rates • Basics of oilfield emulsions • Sand control techniques • Radial flow and
mathematical models that predict scaling, Demulsifier selection and field application • COURSE CONTENT formation damage • Causes and effects of sand
including a popular software program Foams • Defoamers • Foam basics • Field Wellbore environment and tool deployment production • Predicting sand production •
• How to properly prevent and inhibit scale application of foams • How defoamers work • considerations • Depth control issues and Gravel pack design • Slotted liners and wire
formation and deposition using various Compounds that cause scaling • Prediction of natural gamma ray logging • Cement bond logs wrapped screens • Gravel pack completion
scaling tendency • Scale inhibitors • Solvents
methods • Ultrasonic imaging logs • Conventional equipment and service tools • Well preparation
to dissolve scales • Requirements for gas
hydrates to form • Types of compounds used to temperature logs • Conventional spinner for gravel packing • Perforating for gravel
COUR S E C O N T E N T (flowmeter) logs • Conventional fluid holdup placement techniques • Perforation prepacking
Overview scale, water and deposition • control hydrate formation • Causes of paraffin
(wax) problems • Paraffin treatment chemicals logs (gamma density, capacitance, differential- and enhanced prepacking • Frac packing •
Scaling potential: Factors affecting pressure • Radioactive tracer logs • Noise logs Open hole gravel packing • Expandable screens
• Asphaltene stability tests • Asphaltene
deposition • Scale identification and treatment chemicals • Chemicals used as H2S • Temperature from fiber optic cable • Pulsed • Gravel pack performance • Horizontal well
removal • Scaling tendency/LSI: Rice U scavengers • Application of H2S scavengers • neutron capture logs (including oxygen completions
ScaleSoftPitzer software • Scale prevention Oil carryover in water • Removal of oil and oily activation and nonradioactive tracers • Pulsed
and inhibition solids • Tests required for chemicals used in neutron spectroscopy logs • Array mini-spinner
deep water • Green chemicals (environmentally logs • Array fluid holdup logs (optical,
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) friendly chemicals) capacitance, and resistance) • Multiphase flow
and slip velocity • and more...
VIRTUAL 4-20 SEPT 2018 $1630
(See website for 2019 dates.)
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DUBAI, UAE 7-11 OCT 2018 $5440+VAT HOUSTON, US 15-19 OCT 2018 $4390
T O LEA RN MORE, V ISIT HOUSTON, US 11-15 MAR 2019 $4425 HOUSTON, US 10-14 DEC 2018 $4340 14-18 OCT 2019 $4425
LONDON, UK 8-12 JULY 2019 $5135+VAT 16-20 DEC 2019 $4425 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 24-28 JUNE 2019 $5320
PETR OS KIL L S.C OM/ S C A L E MIDLAND, US 17-21 JUNE 2019 $4370 * plus computer charge LONDON, UK 5-9 AUG 2019 $5135+VAT
Surface Water Horizontal and
Water Management Applied Water
Management in Multilateral Wells:
in Heavy Oil Resource Technology in Oil and
Unconventional Completions and
Operations – HOWM Gas Production – PF21
Resource Plays – SWM Stimulation – HML2
Water management in unconventional resource This course will review basics of heavy oil Successful multilateral and horizontal wells This course provides an overview of the main
plays has become a critical topic to the oil and gas extraction, characteristics, quantities, and typical require new considerations, interdisciplinary water handling systems typically encountered in
industry in the last decade. In order to establish ratios of waters in heavy oil extraction. It will planning, and special techniques. This intense upstream (E&P) production operations, both
and implement an optimized water management review alternative discharge limitations, offshore course focuses on the critical need for a proper onshore and offshore. The chemistry of the
plan for hydraulic fracturing operations, operators discharge, and treatment for well injection. understanding of all aspects of horizontal and main water-related problems of mineral scales,
and service companies need an understanding of Suspended and oil/crude separation, with multilateral design and completion. It also corrosion, bacteria, and oily water will be
a broad array of subjects, including water traditional and new equipment, will be covered. addresses basic stimulation design and analysis reviewed both from the theoretical and practical
chemistry, systems modeling, water treatment The course will review the scientific basis and concepts. It is designed for those planning or aspects. Produced water treatment equipment
technology, the regulatory landscape, and best
principles of softening, lime softening (hot, working with horizontal and multilateral wells and typical water quality specifications will also
practices for field operations. This course first
establishes a foundation of knowledge regarding warm, including sludge disposal), strong acid and interested in effective use of the latest be reviewed, as well as water injection and
water awareness, water chemistry, fluid dynamics, exchange (SAC), weak acid exchange (WAC), technology. Basic understanding of important disposal systems. An exercise will be given to
and water analysis tools. Upon this foundation the ion exchange, boiler feed water chemistry reservoir characteristics, hole stability, formation identify typical system problems and to apply
course will build a model for optimizing water (including once through steam generator), and damage, crucial zonal isolation, and hydraulic the knowledge you gained to propose solutions.
management in support of hydraulic fracturing cooling tower cases. Technologies for produced fracturing are just some of the critical issues Emphasis will be placed on understanding and
operations, providing reviews of best practices water recovery will be discussed. addressed by this course. Hydraulic fracturing resolving operational problems in process
and the latest industry technology, while always aspects of unconventional resources plays, equipment.
considering key stakeholders. This course is DESI GN ED FOR including conductivity, proppant selection, and
designed for the practitioner; for the people who Central processing facility operators and practices, are discussed. A combined practical DES IGNED FOR
will design and implement all or part of a water process designers dealing with heavy oil and technical theme is employed, with Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators
management plan in unconventional resource produced water separation, recovery, and emphasis on economy and efficiency in needing to understand water-related problems
plays. treatment for reuse or disposal. Personnel designing, completing, and producing horizontal in oil and gas production and their solutions.
involved in establishing, improving, optimizing, and multilateral wells.
DES IG NE D F O R or supervising the implementation of technology Y OU WILL LEARN
Production, completion, operations, and surface improvements. This course will be useful to DES IGNED FOR • The basics of oilfield water chemistry
facilities engineers; operations managers, managers in completion, production, and Completion, production, reservoir, and research • How to monitor and control corrosion, scale,
logistics coordinators, field superintendents; any and bacterial growth in produced water and
optimization of operations. The course is a great engineers; geologists; managers in completion,
personnel involved in establishing, improving, or water injection/disposal systems
supervising the implementation of an reference parameter for water technologies in production, drilling, and exploration; others
mining and heavy industry, with some examples involved in various phases of horizontal and • How to implement system surveillance
organization’s water management plan; programs to detect potential problems before
personnel in service organizations seeking a of cases and treatment for discharge and spills. multilateral wells or interested in gaining an
interdisciplinary up-to-date understanding of system damage occurs
more thorough understanding of the water
YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO this continually evolving technology. • Produced (oily) water treatment options and
system in unconventional resource plays.
• Understand and analyze technology options, related treatment equipment
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO advantages, and limitations Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO • How to use the knowledge gained to identify
• Design and implement a water management • Choose the most advantageous technology • Successfully design and optimize horizontal typical system problems and be able to
plan for an unconventional resource play given the site conditions and multilateral well completions propose solutions
• Assess the regional hydrological cycle in the • Design or specify the equipment capable to • Engineer wells, taking into account limitations
operational area fulfill the operations intended imposed by well bore stability and borehole COURS E CONTE N T
• Adopt emerging best practices regarding • Optimize design conditions and operating friction Water chemistry fundamentals • Water
water management efficiency • Determine the appropriate zonal isolation sampling and analysis • Water formed scales •
• Establish a water sampling and analysis • Choose suppliers when comparing basic methods for horizontal and multilateral wells Corrosion control • Water treatment
program principles and design • Identify key components of fracture design microbiology • Produced water discharge/
• Design and run a water treatment technology • Synthetize and define the applicability and analysis in horizontal wells disposal and treatment principles • Produced
pilot test conditions of technologies • Design damage removal, stimulation, and water treating equipment - theory of operation,
• Find the lowest cost solution for sourcing fluid • Troubleshoot field situations, learned from workover operations advantages and disadvantages, and the
for hydraulic fracturing operations importance of oil droplet size • Water injection
field cases, discussions, and debates in class
• Select a water treatment technology for a COURS E CONTENT and disposal systems - theory of operation,
project • Understand water mass and ionic/solids
balance Reservoir characteristics for horizontal and corrosion, scale, and biological control • Case
• Manage the primary service/equipment multilateral well applications • Well performance study
providers critical to water management • Estimate and calculate equipment
requirements, predesign and specify prediction • Wellbore stability of horizontal wells
• Establish basic water quality requirements
necessary for frac fluid equipment • Stress field effect on drilling, completion,
• Build a water management plan that • Predict efficiencies or performance of production, and stimulation • Geosteering •
complies with regulations equipment, anticipate remediation of spills Multilateral well structure, junction, and
• Build a water management cost model to application • Formation damage and its effect
use as a tool to optimize water management C OU RSE C ON T EN T on horizontal well performance • Well
Heavy oil review and basic definitions, heavy oil completion and its effect on horizontal and
COUR S E C O N T E N T around the globe • Thermo-extraction produced multilateral wells • Intelligent completion:
Global water awareness and the oil and gas water, the process (SAGD and CSS) ratios • De- downhole monitoring and control • Well
industry’s impact • Flowback and produced oiling technologies, traditional, deviations, and trajectory and completion optimization •
fluid • Basic water chemistry focused on oilfield future • Alkalinity and hardness concepts, Horizontal well fracturing • Acidizing of
concerns • Water quality considerations for softening and silica removal, hot and warm lime horizontal wells • Other stimulation methods
hydraulic fracturing operations • Water
softening • Ion exchange softening technology,
sampling and analysis, in the field and in the lab
• Water treatment for reuse and recycling SACs and WACs technologies, the in and out of
programs • Acquisition, storage, transportation, vessel regeneration • Boiler feed water final
disposal, and treatment of water • Holistic field treatment, standard requirements and chemical
water management • Regulations applicable to conditioning • Evaporator alternatives and zero
water management • Water management liquid discharge technology • Mining bitumen
system cost modeling extraction, tailings pond, process affected
waters, their treatment and reuse • Cooling
tower requirements, water conditioning, and
treatments • Deep well injection of waste water:
requirements and treatment 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 3-7 DEC 2018 $4440
HOUSTON, US 5-7 NOV 2018 $3225 18-22 MAR 2019 $4525
13-15 MAY 2019 $3305 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD) OKLAHOMA CITY, US 17-21 SEPT 2018 $4390 2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
PITTSBURGH, US 10-12 SEPT 2018 $3220 CALGARY, CANADA 10-12 SEPT 2018 $3190+GST 7-11 OCT 2019 $4470
HOUSTON, US 19-23 AUG 2019 $4325
9-11 SEPT 2019 $3295 9-11 SEPT 2019 $3265+GST * plus computer charge LONDON, UK 1-5 APR 2019 $5035+VAT

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Applied Environmental Applied Occupational
Competent Person Fall Management Systems
Management Systems – Health and Safety
Protection – FPST Management Systems – Lead Auditor – AUD
This comprehensive training program is for NEW NEW NEW
anyone who develops or impacts fall protection Since the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit (UNCED) Every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world, a Our Lead Auditor course provides a rigorous
policy, as well as those involved with design held in 1992, environmental issues have been worker is killed and over 150 others are injured. approach to conducting a risk-based internal
practices, facility or production modifications drawn to the forefront of organizations’ Our members’ and clients’ experience is that audit of any structured means of control aligned
and equipment procurement. The goal of operations and possibly their reputations. A committed application of an Occupational to the international standard guidance ISO
training is to provide participants with the review of the world’s press often reveals Health and Safety Management System 19011. We use ISO 14001 (environment) and
knowledge to solve fall protection issues before spillages, toxic releases, fires, and other (OHSMS) can reduce such incidents, while ISO 45001 (health and safety) as reference
they arise. Attendees will acquire the tools pollution events. There are efficiency providing a platform for sustained cultural frameworks, but our approach could be applied
required to become certified OSHA competent opportunities from better use of energy, water change. We call this ‘predict and prevent’ to ISO 9001 (quality) or your own organization’s
persons and the skills to develop and implement and from reducing waste in a systematic way. instead of the unstructured approach of ‘react management systems. A copy of the best-
a comprehensive, cost effective and attainable Participants will receive a template and remedy.’ Participants will receive a template selling book Health and Safety, Environment and
fall hazard control system. The course provides Environmental Management System (EMS) OH&S-MS manual for their own use as part of Quality Audits – A Risk-based Approach is
interactive instruction, multimedia resources, manual for their own use as part of the study the study materials. This class provides a included for each participant. For the duration of
and knowledge check that have been developed materials. This class provides a complete review complete review of the new international the class, participants are assigned to a
to train attendees to the competent person level. of the international standard for environmental standard for occupational health and safety 5-6-person audit team, led by an experienced
management, ISO 14001:2015, as well as management, ISO 45001:2018, as well as an Lead Auditor. This course allows participants to
DES IG NE D F O R other environmental management techniques. overview of other common OH&S-MS (HSG65, relate audit to the essential principles of
This course is intended for safety directors, Over five days, the class works through the ILO OSH-2001, IOGP HSE-MS) that can be corporate governance and risk management. It
safety professionals, fall protection program PDCA improvement cycle provided by ISO aligned to organizations’ own systems. Over five also adds value for senior management from
administrators, managers, facility engineers, 14001, teaching the tools and techniques of days, the class works through a Plan, Do, the auditing process through provision of a
production supervisors, and maintenance excellent practice. The course includes a week- Check, Act improvement cycle teaching the high-level, future-focused opinion. The course
supervisors. long practical implementation case study set in tools and techniques of excellent practice. The includes a week-long practical implementation
the fictional highly-realistic setting of oil course includes a week-long practical case study set in the fictional highly-realistic
YO U W IL L L E A R N products distribution company Clansman Baltra implementation case study set in the fictional setting of oil products distribution company
• To recognize myths and facts surrounding where the new learning is validated through highly-realistic setting of oil products distribution Clansman Baltra where the new learning is
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• To describe how fall protection fits into the com for more information. learning is validated through application. Please for more information.
core elements of your safety program see for more
• To determine the key resources for identifying DESI GN ED FOR information. DES IGNED FOR
fall hazards Environmental professionals seeking a deeper
knowledge of environmental management New management system auditors, experienced
• To rank abatement options using objective criteria DESIGNED FOR
auditors aspiring to progress to Lead Auditor
• Regulatory requirements for access, surfaces, systems (EMS) and/or external certification to Health and Safety (H&S) professionals who want
status, department managers wanting to
and edge protection ISO 14001, H&S managers wanting to broaden to take advantage of the new improvement
understand the audit process or prior to
• About lift equipment including requirements their knowledge in a related discipline, project opportunities presented by ISO 45001 (or seek secondment to an internal audit team.
for vacating or entering an aerial lift managers, other staff with delegated external certification), project managers,
• The regulations and standards for scaffolding environmental responsibilities such as those contract managers, members of H&S
• How to minimize the dangers of falling objects related to energy, waste, or water. committees, directors of smaller organisations
• Lead/participate in an audit or review in line
• About the initial ANSI fall protection standards with limited access to specialist H&S advice.
YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO with the standards of the auditing profession,
and the new ones within the Z359 family including ISO 19011
• The difference between certified and non- • Successfully design and use the principle YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
elements of an environmental management • Successfully design and use the principle • Initiate an internal audit plan
certified anchorages • Prepare a risk-based audit plan to steer the
• How to recognize how ANSI applies to various system in a typical petrochemical elements of an OH&S-MS in a typical
organisation petrochemical organisation conduct of any audit
equipment components • Conduct audit fieldwork including the
• Identify and integrate key tools associated • Identify and integrate key tools associated
• How to inspect fall hazard equipment necessary reviews and tests to substantiate
with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) with OH&S management, including HazID,
• About typical roof fall hazards findings
management, including environmental risk assessment, JSA, PTW, LOTO, active and
• About fall clearances including sample fall • Report the audit results and present to senior
impact assessment, setting and progressing reactive monitoring
clearance calculations environmental objectives, emergency management
• Reflect on, shape and initiate improvements
• To identify the elements of a horizontal lifeline preparedness, and incident investigation in the safety culture of an organization COURS E CONTE N T
system and recognize the pitfalls • Reflect on, shape, and initiate improvements • Communicate a powerful improvement
• The importance of preplanning a fall Risk management and business control •
in the environmental (HSE) culture of an message to a team of senior leaders Principles of auditing (ISO 19011) • Initiating
protection rescue as a part of a pre-task plan organization
• To develop a rescue procedure for a specific and planning a management systems audit •
• Communicate a powerful improvement COURSE CONTENT
personal fall arrest system Review and test • Effective interview skills •
message to a team of senior leaders Context of the organization • Leadership and Legal and ethical aspects of auditing
commitment • OH&S policy • Roles, •Developing audit findings and writing
C OUR S E C O N T E N T C OU RSE C ON T EN T responsibilities, and authorities • Actions to recommendations • Reporting audit results and
Fall protection program overview • Fall hazard Context of the organization • Leadership and address risks and opportunities • Objectives
risk assessment • Fall hazard abatement • following up
commitment • Environmental policy • Roles, and planning to achieve them • Support
Engineering controls • Lift equipment • responsibilities, and authorities • Actions to (competence, awareness, communication,
Scaffolding • OSHA requirements and ANSI address risks and opportunities (aspects, documentation) • Operational control •
standards • Equipment inspection • Roof fall compliance, objectives) • Resources, Emergency preparedness • Performance
protection • Fall clearances • Anchorages • competence, awareness, communication, evaluation (monitoring, internal audit,
Horizontal lifelines • Rescue documentation • Operational planning and management review) • Improvement
control • Emergency preparedness and
response • Monitoring, measurement, analysis,
and evaluation • Internal audit • Management
review • Improvement

2018-19 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

BAKERSFIELD, US 10-14 DEC 2018 $4090
9-13 DEC 2019 $4170
DUBAI, UAE 20-24 OCT 2019 $5345+VAT Clansman Clansman Clansman
HOUSTON, US 22-26 OCT 2018 $4140 Baltra Baltra Baltra
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23-27 SEPT 2019 $4225
LONDON, UK 12-16 NOV 2018 $4790+VAT
18-22 NOV 2019 $4935+VAT
PITTSBURGH, US 13-17 MAY 2019 $4220 See website for dates and locations. See website for dates and locations. See website for dates and locations.

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Fundamentals of Risk Based Process

Process Safety – PS2 Safety Management
– HS45
The course will cover the fundamentals of This course introduces process safety
Process Safety for all staff levels of processing management in the oil and gas industry, the
facilities in the upstream and downstream oil, elements and benefits of process safety
gas, and petro chemical industry. To identify management systems, and tools for
how different disciplines and roles can have an implementing and managing a system. In this
impact on Process Safety performance, there is course the participant will learn to use tools and
a rolling case study (Project COLEX) throughout techniques for managing process safety. The
the course that involves the installation of a Center for Chemical Process Safety’s (CCPS)
separator vessel, and the Process Safety book titled “Guidelines for Risk Based Process
considerations and implications are explored Safety” or “RBPS Guidelines” will be the text for
and discussed at the various stages, from this course. Participant centered exercises and
design to full operation. selected case studies will be used to build on
the concepts that CCPS advocates for risk
based process safety.
How can you minimize health,
safety, security and environment
The course will benefit all staff associated with
the operation, maintenance, and governance in Throughout the course, participants will be
production and processing facilities and is challenged to think how their process safety
relevant to roles, including senior management,
project and engineering support teams, HSE
management system can be enhanced and
modified to meet the concepts of risk-based risks—anytime, anywhere?
support, supervisors, and operator and decision making. An individual action plan will
maintenance technicians. It provides an be developed to apply the information from the
understanding of the design basis and course to the workplace.
essentials for safe operations, without
addressing the more detailed calculation
aspects covered in Process Safety Engineering
HSE professionals, operations and maintenance Pilot e-learning
technicians, engineers, supervisors and project
managers requiring a basic foundation in
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W TO developing and managing process safety. The
• Identify the systems and processes required more technical aspects of process safety Many employers are struggling with limitations on their training
to create process safety in a high hazard engineering are covered in PS4, Process Safety resources. Yet the need to stay up-to-date with safety and
installation Engineering.
regulatory mandates is critical. A single gap in knowledge can
• Identify and choose appropriate techniques
and tools to qualitatively assess process
YOU WI L L L EARN H OW TO seriously jeopardize every safety and quality improvement effort
• Identify processes applicable to Process and a company’s good standing with regulatory compliance
Safety Management (PSM) and describe
• Determine appropriate risk reduction
relevant terms used agencies.
strategies and identify effective risk reduction
• Identify which standards are to be applied for
measures to