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2017-18 Upstream Training and Development Guide

NEW in 2017-18
New Alliance Member:
Plains All American Pipeline L.P.
Petroleum Systems Analysis (pg 10)
Unconventional Resource and Reserve
Evaluations (pg 35)
Fall Protection Supervisor Training (pg 46)
More Virtual/Blended Learning Options Through
PetroAcademy, including:
- Basic Reservoir Engineering (pg 29)
- Applied Reservoir Engineering (pg 29)
- Basic Petroleum Technology
Principles (pg 5)
- Casing Design Workshop (pg 20)
- Completions and Workovers (pg 37)
- Foundations of Petrophysics (pg 23)
- Gas Conditioning and Processing (pg 5)
- NODALTM Analysis Workshop (pg 39)
- Production Operations 1 (pg 37)
- Scale Identification, Remediation,
and Prevention Workshop (pg 44)
Message from the CEO
A competent workforce has always been critical for our industrys success, but it INTRODUCTORY AND MULTI-DISCIPLINE
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. (Virtual/Blended option coming soon)
6 Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices BE
This guide presents the industrys most comprehensive workforce development 5 Basic Petroleum Technology BPT
5 Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP
programs focused on building competent people. PetroSkills brings together 7 Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources HOED
industry-driven and industry-approved programs that deliver flexible, practical, 7 Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources SRE
fit-for-purpose training and development. This guide can help you find ways to 6 Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the
Petroleum Industry Value Cycle EPB
advance your technical competence and build your companys value. 7 Field Study Heavy Oil Resources HOFS
7 Overview of Heavy Oil Resources HOOV
Since the first offerings of Production Operations 1 and the Campbell Gas 6 Overview of the Petroleum Industry OVP
Course over 50 years ago, PetroSkills instructor-led training programs have set
the standard for excellence from subsurface to downstream. This guide presents hundreds of sessions offered GEOLOGY

worldwide by top industry experts in each technical discipline across the value chain. Our competency-based 8 Geology Progression Matrix
programs are designed and delivered under the direction of the PetroSkills Alliance which includes some 11 Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings ESS
of the top petroleum companies worldwide, working together, to offer an industry-driven and vetted set of 8 Basic Petroleum Geology BG
11 Basin Analysis Workshop: An Integrated Approach BA
courses, products and services. 9 Carbonate Reservoirs PCR
12 Compressional and Transpressional Structural Styles CPST
NEW courses to look for in this edition include: 12 Deep-water Turbidite Depositional Systems and Reservoirs DWT
Petroleum Systems Analysis - see page 10 12 Development Geology DG
12 Geochemical Techniques for Solving Reservoir Management and
Unconventional Resource and Reserve Evaluations - see page 35 Field Development Problems GTS
Fall Protection Supervisor Training see page 46 10 Geochemistry: Tools for Effective Exploration and Development
In addition to our instructor-led programs, our digital learning solutions and professional services continue to 9 Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil
lead the industry. This guide outlines our electronic solutions ePilot, ePetro, ActiveLearner, Compass Reservoirs HORC
10 Geomechanics for Heavy Oil HOGM
and PetroCore - see page 4 for more details. 13 Integrated Carbonate Reservoir Characterization ICR
9 Mapping Subsurface Structures MSS
We are also proud to announce the expansion of our blended/virtual learning program, PetroAcademy. 13 Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic and Engineering Analysis
This unique course model delivers the same competency development as our face-to-face courses via 13 Operations Geology OG
virtually delivered Skill Modules, available from anywhere in the world. 10 Petroleum Systems Analysis - PSA
10 Production Geology for Other Disciplines PGD
13 Prospect and Play Assessment PPA
The following courses are available now, and we will be adding more throughout 2018. For more 9 Sandstone Reservoirs SR
information, see the back cover, or 11 Sequence Stratigraphy: An Applied Workshop SQS
11 Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration ST
Applied Reservoir Engineering page 29 Gas Conditioning and Processing page 5
Basic Petroleum Technology NODAL Analysis Workshop page 39 GEOPHYSICS
Principles page 5 Production Operations 1 page 37
Casing Design Workshop page 20 Scale Identification, Remediation, and 14 Geophysics Progression Matrix
Foundations of Petrophysics page 23 Prevention Workshop page 44 17 3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization SARC
17 Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy: A Sequence Wavelet Analysis
Exploration Exploitation Workshop ADS
Lastly, I am pleased to announce that effective August 1, 2017, Plains All American Pipeline L.P. became the 17 Applied Seismic Anisotropy for Fractured Reservoir
30th Member of the PetroSkills Alliance. Plains brings significant insight and experience to our midstream Characterization ASAF
16 AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications AVO
efforts that will benefit all member companies. 15 Basic Geophysics BGP (Virtual/Blended option coming soon)
16 Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: A Basin Scale Regional
I hope you find this guide useful. If there is any way that we can help you, your team, Exploration Workshop ISS
15 Seismic Acquisition Technology in a Regulatory Era SATR
or your organization, please dont hesitate to contact me personally at, 16 Seismic Imaging of Subsurface Geology SSD
or contact any of our regional offices (inside back cover). 15 Seismic Interpretation SI1
16 Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion SVDC
17 Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional
Plays FAMS


Ford Brett
CEO, PetroSkills 18 Well Construction / Drilling Progression Matrix
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
Pancake Rocks, in Punakaiki on the west coast of 22 Drill String Design and Optimization DSD
19 Drilling Fluids Technology DFT
New Zealand, is formed by erosion from a single 19 Drilling Practices DP
20 Fundamentals of Casing Design FCD
band of Oligocene limestone, about 50 meters 22 Managing Wellsite Operations MWC
20 Offshore Drilling Operations - ODO
thick. The limestone descends to sea level, and at 22 Practical Drilling Skills - PDS
the coast has eroded to form this distinctive feature. 21
Primary Cementing Cementing I PCE
Solids Control Systems SCS
The layers of resistant bands of limestone are 21 Stuck Pipe Prevention Train Wreck Avoidance SPP
19 Well Design and Engineering WDE
separated by softer, thin, mud-rich layers.
24 Petrophysics Progression Matrix 37 Production Operations 1 PO1 (Also available as a 57 Advanced Project Management FPM62
27 Applied Rock Mechanics ARM Virtual/Blended course) 57 Advanced Project Management II FPM63
26 Capillarity in Rocks CIR 38 Production Technology for Other Disciplines PTO 56 Managing Brownfield Projects FPM42
27 Cased Hole Formation Evaluation CH (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) 56 Petroleum Project Management: Principles and Practices PPM
25 Coring and Core Analysis CCA 44 Sand Control SNDC 57 Project Cost Scheduling PCS
24 Foundations of Petrophysics FPP (Also available as a 44 Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention Workshop 56 Project Management for Engineering and Construction FPM22
Virtual/Blended course) SIR (Virtual/Blended course) 55 Project Management in Upstream Field Development FPM2
26 Integration of Rocks, Log and Test Data ILC 38 Surface Production Operations PO3 56 Risk Management for Upstream Capital Projects PMRM
25 Mudlogging MDLG 45 Surface Water Management in Unconventional Resource Plays
26 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Petrophysics NMRP SWM
25 Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs PUR PETROLEUM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
39 Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation URCS
26 Shaly Sand Petrophysics APS 45 Water Management in Heavy Oil Resource Operations HOWM
27 Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation of Dipmeters and 38 Well Stimulation: Practical and Applied WS 57 Essential Leadership Skills for Technical Professionals OM23
Borehole-Imaging Logs SSI 58 Essential Technical Writing Skills ETWS
25 Well Log Interpretation WLI (Virtual/Blended option coming 59 Making Change Happen: People and Process MCPP
soon) HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT 59 Managing and Leading Others MLO
27 Wireline Formation Testing and Interpretation WFT 59 Meeting Management and Facilitation for the Petroleum Industry
46 Health, Safety, Environment Progression Matrix MMF
RESERVOIR ENGINEERING 48 IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management by Applied 58 Negotiation Skills for the Petroleum Industry NSPI
Learning HS71 59 Presentation Skills for the Petroleum Industry PSPI
48 Distance Learning Vocational Diploma in Occupational Safety 58 Team Building for Intact Teams TB
28 Reservoir Engineering Progression Matrix 58 Team Leadership TLS
and Health HS70
29 Applied Reservoir Engineering RE (Also available as a
47 Applied Environmental Management HS23
Virtual/Blended course)
47 Applied HSE Management HS28
29 Basic Reservoir Engineering BR (Also available as a INTEGRATED - HEAVY OIL
47 Applied Safety HS20
Virtual/Blended course)
46 Basics of HSE Management HS18
31 Capillarity in Rocks CIR 7 Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources HOED
47 Contractor Safety Management HS46
30 Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals EORC 7 Field Study Heavy Oil Resources HOFS
46 Fall Protection Supervisor Training FPST
34 Decline Curve Analysis and Diagnostic Methods for Performance 9 Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil
48 Fundamentals of Process Safety PS2
Forecasting DCA Reservoirs HORC
48 Lead Auditor for Health and Safety (IOSH) and Environment (IEMA)
30 Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals ORE 10 Geomechanics for Heavy Oil HOGM
31 Enhanced Oil Recovery with Gas Injection EORG 7 Overview of Heavy Oil Resources HOOV
48 Risk Based Process Safety Management HS45
34 Gas Reservoir Management GRM 31 Reservoir Modeling of Heavy Oil Resources HORM
32 History Matching and Reservoir Optimization HMRO 45 Water Management in Heavy Oil Resource Operations HOWM
34 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis and Design HML1 OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
32 Integrated Reservoir Modeling GRD
34 Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic and Engineering
49 Applied Maintenance Management OM21 UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES
Analysis FR
35 New Opportunities in Old Fields NOF 49 Maintenance Planning and Work Control OM41
32 Oil and Gas Reserves Evaluation OGR 40 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing AHF
33 Reservoir Characterization: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach 26 Applied Rock Mechanics ARM
RC 6 Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices BE
PETROLEUM DATA MANAGEMENT 5 Basic Petroleum Technology BPT
30 Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines REO
31 Reservoir Fluid Properties: Preparation for Reservoir Engineering 37 Completions and Workovers CAW
and Simulation Studies RFP 50 ArcGIS Coordinate Reference Systems for Petroleum GISC 21 Directional, Horizontal, and Multilateral Drilling DHD
33 Reservoir Management RM 50 ArcGIS Data Management for Petroleum GISD 7 Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources SRE
33 Reservoir Management for Unconventional Reservoirs RMUR 50 ArcGIS Essentials for Petroleum GISE 23 Foundations of Petrophysics FPP
33 Reservoir Modeling of Heavy Oil Resources HORM 49 Geomatics: Geodesy and Cartography GEOM1 43 Gas Production Engineering GPO
33 Reservoir Simulation Strategies RSS 49 Introduction to Data Management IDM 34 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis and Design HML1
35 Streamlines: Applications to Reservoir Simulation, 50 Seismic Positioning Data Management SPDM 45 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation
Characterization and Management SRS HML2
35 Unconventional Resource and Reserve Evaluations - URRE 40 Hydraulic Fracturing Applications HFU
31 Waterflooding A to Z WF 10 Petroleum Systems Analysis - PSA
30 Well Test Design and Analysis WTA 24 Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs PUR
37 Production Operations 1 PO1
PRODUCTION AND COMPLETIONS 52 Advanced Decision Analysis with Portfolio and Project Modeling 55 Project Management in Upstream Field Development FPM2
ENGINEERING ADA 33 Reservoir Management for Unconventional Reservoirs RMUR
51 Basic Petroleum Economics BEC3 45 Surface Water Management in Unconventional Resource Plays
36 Production / Completions Engineering Progression Matrix 52 Cost Management CM SWM
40 Acidizing Applications in Sandstones and Carbonates ASC 52 Economics of Worldwide Petroleum Production EWP 35 Unconventional Resource and Reserve Evaluations - URRE
40 Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing AHF 51 Expanded Basic Petroleum Economics BEC 39 Unconventional Resources Completion and Stimulation URCS
45 Applied Water Technology in Oil and Gas Production PF21 53 Fundamentals of International Oil and Gas Law IOG 17 Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional
41 Artificial Lift Systems ALS 53 International Petroleum Contracts IPC Plays FAMS
41 Beam Pumps BP 51 Introduction to Petroleum Business IPB 19 Well Design and Engineering WDE
38 Coiled Tubing Interventions CTI 53 Petroleum Finance and Accounting Principles PFA 30 Well Test Design and Analysis WTA
37 Completions and Workovers CAW (Also available as a Virtual/ 52 Petroleum Risk and Decision Analysis PRD
Blended course) 53 Strategic Thinking: A Tool-Based Approach STT
40 Downhole Remediation Practices for Mature Oil and Gas Wells
43 Flow Assurance for Offshore Production FAOP
43 Formation Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation FD 2 PetroSkills Alliance
42 Gas Lift GLI 54 Contracts and Tenders Fundamentals SC41 3 In-House Training
43 Gas Production Engineering GPO 55 Cost/Price Analysis and Total Cost Concepts in Supply 4 Comprehensive Solutions
43 Gas Well Deliquification GWD Management SC64 5 PetroAcademy - Blended Learning Solutions
45 Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation 54 Effective Materials Management SC42 27 Unconventional Resources Progression
HML2 54 Inside Procurement in Oil and Gas SC61 35 eLearning - ePilot and ePetro
40 Hydraulic Fracturing Applications HFU 54 Strategic Procurement and Supply Management in the Oil and 41 Sign Up for Emails
39 NODAL Analysis Workshop NAW (Virtual/Blended course) Gas Industry SC62 42 Testimonials - Our Participants Say It Best
39 Performance Analysis, Prediction, and Optimization Using 55 Supplier Relationship Management SC63 51 PetroSkills Conference Center
NODAL Analysis PO2 55 Sign Up for Emails
42 Plunger Lift PLS 72 In-House Training
44 Production Chemistry OGPC Inside Back Cover Regional Contacts and Registration
44 Production Logging RMP Inside Back Cover CEU/PDH Certificates
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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
Flexibilityless 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 DES IGNED FOR
the point of need. understanding of E&P technologies, and the This course is appropriate for those who need to
role of technical departments in oil and gas achieve a context and understanding of E&P
operations. An understanding and use of technologies in conventional and unconventional
Blended Learning Program Example: fields, and/or the role of technical departments in
oilfield terminology is developed.
oil and gas operations, and/or be able to
YOU WILL LEA RN understand and use the language of the oilfield.
Virtual Instructor-Led
Historical petroleum occurrences and usage Y OU WILL LEARN
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
PetroCore The objectives, processes, and economic of each technical department and specialist,
metrics of the appraisal phase of the E&P and the technologies used
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
Discussion Forum The Earth's structure, continental drift, and production
plate tectonics role in oil and gas exploration About oil and gas reservoirs, both
Rock types and classification in an oil and conventional and unconventional, and
E-Learning gas context understand the key differences
The relationship between depositional Exploration and appraisal technologies
environments and geological settings Drilling operations for exploration,
Exploration concepts development and production
Elements of a successful petroleum system Production - well completions and production
Key differences between unconventional and technology
conventional petroleum systems Reservoir recovery mechanisms through
Features of structural contour and isopach primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery
maps Surface processing of produced fluids
The basic reservoir rock properties and the COURS E 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

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

HOUSTON, US 16-20 OCT 2017 $3940
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 5-9 MAR 2018 $4140
AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND $2800 9-13 JUL 2018 $4140
8-12 OCT 2018 $4140
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 4-8 DEC 2017 $4735
3-7 DEC 2018 $4970
14-18 MAY 2018 $4790+VAT
5-9 NOV 2018 $4790+VAT

For more information, visit

Exploration and Basic Drilling,
Overview of the Production Process Basic Petroleum
Completion and
Petroleum Industry Basics: Understanding the Engineering Practices
Petroleum Industry Value Workover Operations
BASIC 2-Day BASIC 10-Day BASIC 5-Day BASIC 5-Day
OVP presents an overview of the Petroleum This workshop describes the petroleum value This course is a basic introduction to most This course presents the basics of drilling and
Industry from the point of view of the Asset Life chain from prospect identification, to project aspects of the Petroleum Engineering discipline, completion operations, plus post-completion
Cycle. Participants will gain an understanding of commissioning, to final abandonment. which includes reservoir, production, and drilling enhancement (workovers). Participants will learn
Exploration, Appraisal, Development and Participants will leave this course with a firm engineering as well as related topics. This to visualize what is happening downhole,
Production phases with particular emphasis understanding of the petroleum industry, course lays the groundwork for further discover what can be accomplished, and learn
being placed on actions they can personally including the knowledge and tools necessary to specialized training in advanced courses for oil how drilling and completion can alter reservoir
take within each phase to support value understand the relationships and dependencies company and service company personnel. The performance. Learn to communicate with
creation. Through use of lecture, multimedia across the E&P industry. The course offers a course focuses on the field and application drilling and production personnel. No experience
and class interactive exercises, a breadth of fresh look at a range of critical, inter-related approach and includes classroom exercises, or prerequisites are required.
upstream business acumen will be delivered topics and will be taught with the modern fundamental engineering problems, and basic
covering economic, business, geoscience and learner in mind. Multiple tools, such as peer- field exercises. Basic Petroleum Engineering DES IGNED FOR
engineering topics. Discussions will include based learning, internet resources, hands-on Practices will set the foundation for technical Technical, field, service, support, and
topics related to all types of resource plays exercises, in-depth team workshops, and group professionals with regards to technology and its supervisory personnel desiring to gain an
including deepwater, shale oil/gas and discovery sessions, will be used to ensure engineering applications. The course starts out awareness of wellbore operations. Excellent for
enhanced oil recovery technologies. learning retention and recall. Participants work with a brief introduction of the history and cross-training of other technical disciplines such
as members of multi-disciplinary teams using current state of the oil and gas industry. Next, as reservoir and facility engineers, geoscientists,
DES IG NE D F O R supervisors, service personnel, and anyone who
real oilfield data in interactive workshops that reservoir fluids, petroleum geology, and
Both technical and business oriented interacts with drilling, completion or workover
illustrate technology/business concepts. Each petroleum reservoirs are discussed. Then,
professionals who are either new to the engineers.
team will be accountable for the results of their various facets of exploration technology, drilling
upstream oil and gas industry or experienced in
interpretations in a safe, constructive learning engineering and operations, well completion
one part, but could benefit from a wider point of Y OU WILL LEARN
environment. Other skills will be learned in short technology, and production technology are
view. OVP will likewise deliver for non-industry How to comprehend drilling and workover
hands-on exercises that reinforce the lectures. covered before finishing with surface processing
personnel a broad, basic knowledge set of reports
Lecturers are widely experienced oil field of produced fluids.
multiple E&P topics. Legal, Financial, What can be done within open-hole
professionals who can share experiences from
Accounting, Management, and Service DESIGNED FOR and cased wells, as a part of reservoir
a number of technical settings and
Company team members will certainly benefit. Engineers, engineering trainees, technical management
organizational approaches to give the students a
managers and assistants, technicians, How drilling practices can optimize cash flow
YO U W IL L L E A R N broad view of the industry and its participants.
geologists, geophysicists, chemists, physicists, and ultimate recovery
The critical importance the industry plays The extended workshops conducted during the
service company personnel, sales How to communicate with drilling and
on the world's economic stage, including course include an exploration/discovery
representatives, and data processing personnel. production personnel
discussions of pricing, global reserves and workshop, an appraisal workshop to define the
key short/long-term energy trends. static and dynamic models for a new discovery, COURS E CONTE N T
Business and exploration elements critical and a facilities workshop in which the students Overview of the drilling process Language of
Basic petroleum geology
to the success of organizations in search of fit the facilities to their newly-defined discovery. drilling, completing, and well intervention Drill
Reservoir fluid and rock properties
new reserves Uncertainties, risk management, business string components: bits and accessories
Fundamentals of reservoir fluid flow
Methods by which new field prospects are practices, and project management lessons are Drilling fluids and hydraulics Hole problems,
Oil and gas reservoir classification, definition,
evaluated and risk factors assessed (Geology, learned through these team events. stuck pipe, side-tracking and fishing Cores
delineation, and development
Geophysics, Petrophysics) and coring Electric logging, MWD, LWD
DESI GN ED FOR Unconventional resources
How exploration rights are acquired (Land Casing design and installation Primary and
Newly-hired engineers and geoscientists. Fundamentals of drilling, well completion, and
themes, International Concessions) remedial cementing Directional, horizontal,
production operations
The basic process for drilling and evaluating multilateral and under-balanced drilling
YOU W I LL L EARN Basics of casing design and primary
an exploration well (Drilling, Petrophysics, Wellhead equipment and trees Options for
Exploration/production overview cementing
Testing) completions and workovers Tubing, packers
Basic petroleum geology and geophysics Primary and enhanced recovery mechanisms
Major steps required to appraise a new and completion equipment Safety and flow
principles Surface operations
discovery and estimate its commerciality control devices Open hole completions
Log interpretation basics
(Reservoir Engineering) COURSE CONTENT Perforating Coil tubing operations Wireline
Drilling basics
Strategies to maximize the value of an oil or Reservoir fluid properties Petroleum geology techniques Well stimulation - surfactants,
Basic reservoir, production, and facilities
gas field asset Reservoir properties and evaluation solvents, acidizing, hydraulic fracturing
How geology and reservoir management Unconventional resources Exploration Formation and sand control - mechanical
Business principles governing E/P
plans are used to guide new field technology Drilling engineering Well retention, chemical consolidation, and gravel
development C OU RSE C ON T EN T completion, stimulation, and workover Well packing Scale and corrosion Directional
Major steps in the design, construction, and Opportunity identification Elements of testing and formation damage Production drilling and multi-laterals Scale and corrosion
commissioning of facilities petroleum environment Play to prospect to operations Recovery methods Paraffin and asphaltenes
Basic technical and operational steps field technologies Concessions and contracts Surface processing
required to produce an oil or gas field Find and define an asset Appraise an
(Production Engineering) opportunity Build a field development plan
Types of opportunities to optimize older fields ALSO AVAILABLE SOON
Facilities: gas, oil, design, construction,
and increase production processing, maintenance, decommissioning AS A VIRTUAL COURSE
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Building an effective team Company/industry
The business of E&P Hydrocarbon origin processes and procedures

Exploration - acquisition of exploration/

development rights Exploration - prospect PETROSKILLS.COM/BLENDED
generation and evaluation Appraisal - asset
characterization and reserve quantification
Development - drilling, completion, and facilities 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Produce Asset - recovery optimization DALLAS, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $3900
strategies 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 8-12 OCT 2018 $4090
DENVER, US 17-21 SEP 2018 $4140 DENVER, US 9-13 JUL 2018 $4140
HOUSTON, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $3940 HOUSTON, US 4-8 DEC 2017 $3940
11-15 JUN 2018 $4140 23-27 APR 2018 $4140
29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4140 27-31 AUG 2018 $4140
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 6-10 AUG 2018 $4970 3-7 DEC 2018 $4140
LONDON, UK 4-8 DEC 2017 $4570+VAT KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 13-17 NOV 2017 $4735
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 3-7 DEC 2018 $4790+VAT 15-19 OCT 2018 $4970
HOUSTON, US 17-18 SEP 2018 $2485 See website for dates and locations OKLAHOMA CITY, US 30 JUL-1 AUG 2018 $4090 LONDON, UK 13-17 AUG 2018 $4790+VAT

Field Study Heavy Oil Overview of Heavy Oil Evaluating and Evaluating and
Resources HOFS Resources HOOV Developing Heavy Oil Developing Shale
Resources HOED Resources SRE
FIELD TRIP 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
This course is geologically and technically
including non-technical, administrative, and contributors to the worlds oil production. The challenging reservoirs. Discussions and
focused but instructed in such a manner that all
business groups, as well as scientists and course takes an unbiased practical approach to exercises will include a focus on the limitations
disciplines and experience levels will
engineers, seeking an introduction to the the applications, citing benefits and limitations. of many of the current tools and technologies.
understand. Technologies for mining and in-situ
business of heavy oil. Heavy oil is a large The course provides an overview and details of Information and opportunities for many current
production of bitumen from the Athabasca oil
component of the world's oil resource. specific occurrences of the geology, evaluation, and international shale plays will be described.
sand region are reasonably recent commercial
Commercial mining and current in-situ thermal development and commerciality of heavy oil/in- The participant should leave the course with a
applications and the future levels of production
production methodologies are important situ oil sands resources. Each attendee should foundational understanding of value-adding
face uncertainty because of highly debated
contributors to the world's oil production. These come away with a great foundational knowledge shale gas resource practices and an insight into
environmental challenges. The field course
technologies are reasonably recent commercial of the business of evaluating and developing determining the critical reservoir and stimulation
takes the participant to the rock; explaining
applications, and the future levels of production heavy oil resources. parameters used to predict a potential
complex relationships and issues emanating
face uncertainty because of highly debated commercial resource play.
from the depositional and structural framework. DESIGNED FOR
environmental challenges. This course takes an
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,
Anyone of any discipline who wants a hands-on
and in-situ thermal production of heavy oil but more specifically designed for geoscientists petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, and
understanding of the Athabasca Oil Sands.
resources, citing benefits and limitations. The or engineers with a need to better understand other professionals who desire a thorough
YO U W IL L L E A R N course provides an overview of the aspects of the challenges of evaluating and developing overview of shale resource development.
How to understand the depositional and the geology, development and commerciality of heavy oil/oil sands resources.
stratigraphic framework of the McMurray heavy oil resources. This course contains
YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO Describe the resource potential and economic
Formation exercises and class problems to support the
Evaluate and develop heavy oil/oil sands importance of shale gas and shale oil
How to understand the structural setting and presentation.
resources Describe the similarities/differences between
relationships of timing, emplacement and
DESI GN ED FOR Understand the importance of heavy oil/ shale gas, tight gas, and coalbed methane
preservation of Alberta's bitumen/heavy oil
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
The complex lithologic heterogeneities of the
Contrast heavy oil/oil sands resources identify the sweet spots
McMurray and their effect on mining and in-
YOU W I LL L EARN as compared to conventional and other Estimate gas and oil in place
situ production
The geologic and engineering challenges to unconventional resources with aspects of Apply different resource evaluation
To appreciate the challenges and progress
finding, developing, and producing heavy oil finding, developing, and producing techniques recognizing the advantages and
of environmental preservation efforts for the
resources Understand the geology, critical attributes, disadvantages of each technique
development and production of Alberta's
About the importance of heavy oil resources and commerciality of the Canadian heavy oil/ Apply drilling, completion, and stimulation
bitumen resource
in today's world energy market oil sands technology to shale gas and shale oil
C OUR S E C O N T E N T How to evaluate the challenges and Collect the appropriate data and evaluate the formations
Overview of the geology, history and opportunities for understanding and critical geologic and reservoir parameters of Evaluate and forecast individual well and
development of Canada oil sands McMurray improving the environmental footprint various types of heavy oil/oil sands resources reservoir performance
oil sand stratigraphy Depositional details of required to develop and produce heavy oil Recognize and evaluate the environmental Determine how to estimate well reserves in
the McMurray formation Overview of resources challenges required to develop and produce both PDP (proved developed producing) and
structural evolution and bitumen resources Oil The contrast between heavy oil resources heavy oil/oil sands resources PUD (proved undeveloped) categories
sand mining methodology Environmental versus conventional and other unconventional Understand the process and methodology to
resources with aspects of finding, developing, evaluate, select, plan, design, and implement COURS E CONTE N T
challenges for Alberta's bitumen resources
and producing a heavy oil/oil sands recovery project Current shale plays and their global impact
Current status and future plans for reclamation
The process and methodology to plan, Become knowledgeable of the worldwide Reservoir characterization and evaluation:
mining activities
design, implement, and evaluate heavy oil distribution and geologic setting of the more organic quality, rock quality and mechanical
reservoirs significant heavy oil occurrences quality properties; geological setting; rock
About the geology and commerciality of the properties; petrophysical considerations; the
Canadian Oil Sands COURSE CONTENT role of seismic data in field evaluation Drilling:
About the world-wide distribution and Bitumen and heavy oil introduction and vertical vs. horizontal wells; pilot holes; fluids;
geologic setting of the more significant heavy definitions Comparison of conventional and MWD and LWD; wellbore sizes and lateral;
oil occurrences including Venezuela unconventional reservoirs Worldwide heavy drilling challenges; mechanical considerations
oil/oil sands resources and occurrences Completions: cased vs. open hole; perforation
C OU RSE C ON T EN T Geology and overview of Venezuela and Trinidad schemes; stimulation design and
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
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)
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
sand mining details and reclamation Oil sands reclamation Environmental challenges for oil forecasting and reserve calculations:
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
and Trinidad heavy oil resources Commercial Production with Sand (CHOPS) in Canada and
application of Cold Heavy Oil Production with 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 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
California and Texas) Overview of thermal well completions and DENVER, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $4050
production facilities Reserves and economics 5-9 NOV 2018 $4240
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 13-17 AUG 2018 $4240
LONDON, UK 17-21 SEP 2018 $4890+VAT
FT MCMURRAY, CANADA 27-29 AUG 2018 $5940+GST 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) PITTSBURGH, US 18-22 JUN 2018 $4240
includes field trip CALGARY, CANADA 23-24 AUG 2018 $2455+GST CALGARY, CANADA 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $4190+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. Michael Grammer Mr. Larry Lens Dr. John Pigott Dr. William Wade vocabulary, explain selected geological
Mr. Peter Bartok Dr. James Granath Ms. Randi Martinsen Dr. Dennis Prezbindowski Dr. Brian Williams principles and processes, and describe how
Dr. Steven Boyer Mr. Andrew Harper Dr. Mark McCaffrey Dr. John Sneider certain petroleum reservoirs and source rocks
Mr. Satinder Chopra Dr. Howard Johnson Dr. Clyde Moore Mr. Mehrdad Soltanzadeh are formed.
Dr. Bryan Cronin Mr. John Keasberry Mr. James Morse Dr. Tom Temples
Mr. John Dillon Mr. Jeff Lelek Mr. Larry Moyer Dr. Lawrence Teufel 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

the ancient record

Structural Depositional Interpretation of
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 How to correlate electric logs and recognize
Stratigraphy Analysis of Solving Reservoir (Page 11) Geology (Page 26) (Page 33)
(Page 16) (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 Elements of geophysics and exploration
(Page 16) (Page 11) (Page 12) (Page 13) (Page 13) (Page 13) (Page 24) (Page 32)
How geology bears directly on engineering


Subsurface Minerals and rocks Plate tectonics
Structures Geological time Weathering and erosion
(Page 9) Well Log
Interpretation Deposition Diagenesis Reservoirs
ArcGIS (Page 24) Structural geology and petroleum Origin,
Coordinate Well Test Design migration, and trapping of petroleum
Sequence Reference Coring and and Analysis

Geomechanics for Heavy Oil (Page 10)

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

Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7)

Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil Reservoirs

(Page 9)

Basic Basic Drilling

Geophysics Technology
(Page 15) (Page 18) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

option coming soon) Basic Petroleum Geology (Page 8) Basic Reservoir BOGOTA, COLOMBIA 27-31 AUG 2018 $4190+VAT
Engineering CALGARY, CANADA 13-17 NOV 2017 $3900+GST
Petroleum Geology for Early Career Geoscientists and Engineers (see website) (Page 29) DENVER, US 7-11 MAY 2018 $4140
HOUSTON, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $3940
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle (2 weeks) (Page 6) 8-12 OCT 2018 $4140
LONDON, UK 17-21 SEP 2018 $4790+VAT
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon)
Geological and Mapping Subsurface
Carbonate Reservoirs Sandstone Reservoirs
PCR SR Structures MSS
Characterization of Heavy
Oil Reservoirs HORC
With conventional hydrocarbon resources This rigorous workshop is a must for This course is essential for geoscientists and Not just a collection of rules of thumb, this class
growing thinner, heavy oil and bitumen are geoscientists dealing with exploration for and engineers involved in the exploration and presents the fundamental concepts and
being looked at as the next resource that could exploitation of carbonate reservoirs. The development of clastic reservoirs. It focuses on techniques required to accurately construct
be exploited in the near future. As both heavy oil seminar emphasizes the complexity of methods that can be used to improve the structure maps in 3D so that you will get the
and bitumen are a global resource, they are fast carbonate porosity. Its modification and prediction of reservoir size, shape, trend, and most out of your data. Principles and techniques
becoming an asset base for many energy evolution will be discussed in a sea-level driven quality through detailed analysis of depositional are illustrated by solving numerous exercises by
companies. Economic development of heavy oil sequence stratigraphic framework. Case environments. The sedimentary characteristics hand (with drafting tools and a calculator) using
reservoir requires accurate characterization of histories and exercises from around the world of each of the principal clastic depositional strategies and workflows analogous to those
the rocks as well as the fluids contained therein. will be utilized throughout to illustrate important systems are presented in detail, using examples that participants will use back at the office using
As heavy oil properties are different from concepts. These exercises and case histories from recent environments, outcrops, cores, computers. Participants will be prepared to
conventional oil, its exploration and production give the participant experience in developing wireline logs, and test/production data from oil develop more accurate structural models of
requires special seismic strategies and rock viable exploration and exploitation strategies for and gas fields in various parts of the world reservoirs, avoid dry holes, find new traps in old
physics models. Geophysical characterization of carbonate terrains. (United States, North Sea/Atlantic, Africa, Middle fields, extract the maximum information from
heavy oil reservoirs is therefore at the heart of In 2013 a new book, Carbonate Reservoirs, was East, Far East, etc.). Practical exercises are exploration wells, and validate or recognize
production of this resource. prepared by Drs. Moore and Wade specifically taken from each of the principal depositional errors in existing interpretations. Dr. Richard
to accompany this course and is furnished to all settings and involve detailed mapping, Groshong's book, 3D Structural Geology, is
DES IG NE D F O R interpretation of core and log characteristics, included with the course materials.
Seismic interpreters, seismic processors, course participants.
and integration of data from FMI logs. Emphasis
stratigraphers, structural geologists, and DESI GN ED F OR is placed on the application of fundamental DES IGNED FOR
reservoir engineers. Exploration and development geologists, sedimentary principles (modern, ancient, and Development geoscientists and those exploring
exploration and development managers, and subsurface) to actual subsurface data so that mature areas; early-career geoscientists and
YO U W IL L L E A R N technologists who make structure maps; those
geophysicists as well as engineers with some the participants can immediately use the
Evaluation of the available reservoir who need to judge the validity of maps and
geologic background will benefit. information in their exploration and development
characterization options, and selection of the cross sections.
options suitable for the project YOU WI L L L EARN H O W TO
To apply the appropriately chosen techniques Recognize basic characteristics of carbonates DESIGNED FOR Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
to your data to extract meaningful information important to reservoir development Geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, Recognize common contouring pitfalls
To evaluate the application of the various Understand how sequence stratigraphy reservoir and production engineers, exploration- Find thickness in deviated wells
techniques discussed during the course can be applied to carbonates and mixed production managers, all team members Use thickness maps to interpret structure
The sweet spots within the reservoir zone carbonate-siliciclastic systems involved in reservoir characterization, and Construct predictive cross sections
based on characterization with application of Understand the complexities of carbonate technicians working with clastic reservoirs. The Apply the best techniques for projecting data
different attributes pore systems course provides a refresher in new concepts in Make fault maps and integrate them with
To integrate the different attribute applications Recognize the nature of carbonate porosity this field for geoscientists at a foundation level. horizon maps
to generate a comprehensive characterization modification during diagenesis and the role of Build a complete 3D interpretation
of the zone of interest sea-level and climate in porosity modification YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO Recognize valid and invalid fault surfaces
and gross reservoir heterogeneity Interpret clastic depositional environments Interpret folds and faults from dipmeters
C OUR S E C O N T E N T using data from cores, cuttings and wireline Construct juxtaposition (Allan) diagrams for
Mechanisms for the formation of heavy oil Develop viable exploration and exploitation
strategies in carbonate terrains by working logs (including FMI) fault trap and seal analysis
General phase behavior of hydrocarbons and Apply new sequence stratigraphic concepts Map structures with multiple overlapping
heavy oil Properties of heavy oil and rock with subsurface datasets
to clastic reservoirs faults
physics analysis Geophysical approaches to C OU RSE C ON T EN T Correlate wells using knowledge of
characterization of heavy oil reservoirs Basic nature of carbonates Carbonate facies depositional environment COURS E CONTE N T
Measuring and monitoring heavy oil properties models Basic concepts of sequence Predict reservoir size, shape, trend and Manual and computer contouring techniques
Methods of extraction of heavy oil (CHOPS, stratigraphy Relationship of stratigraphic quality Using dip in mapping Different measures of
SAGD, etc.) Challenges for heavy oil patterns to changes in subsidence rates thickness Thickness in deviated wells
production Seismic monitoring of hot and cold Sequence stratigraphic models including the COURSE CONTENT Thickness maps Dip-domain cross sections
heavy oil production Optimization of Canadian ramp, the rimmed shelf, the escarpment Genetic stratigraphic analysis Depositional Data projection Trend and plunge of folds on
heavy oil production through reservoir margin, the isolated platform, and the mixed architecture Basins and units Wireline logs tangent diagrams Composite-surface maps
characterization Environmental issues carbonate-siliciclastic shelf Characteristics of and conventional cores Seismic and sequence Fault shapes and displacement distributions
Jeopardy exercises on each of these units carbonate pore systems Diagenesis, porosity stratigraphy Recognition of depositional Relationships between stratigraphic separation
evolution, and porosity distribution at the time of systems Process-response facies models and heave & throw Faults on isopach maps
burial The fate of early-formed porosity during Integrated genetic stratigraphy Analysis of Mapping across faults Structural quality-
burial The potential value of dolomitization, clastic depositional systems Alluvial fan control techniques Multiple-surface map
including by hydrothermal processes The Fluvial Eolian Deltaic Shoreline Shelf compatibility Map validation using implied
problem of H2S in carbonate reservoirs Deepwater systems Incised sequences fault contours Finding faults and fault
Natural fractures in carbonates Case histories Shelf margins and linked downslope systems orientations with SCAT analysis of dipmeters
and exercises from the Americas, Europe, and Characteristic log patterns Flow units Soft linked and hard linked faults Relay and
Asia Exploration and exploitation strategies in Prediction of reservoir size, shape, trend, quality branching fault patterns Mapping sequential
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

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

CALGARY, CANADA 23-27 OCT 2017 $4000+GST
22-26 OCT 2018 $4190+GST
DENVER, US 23-27 JUL 2018 $4240
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) DUBAI, UAE 11-15 NOV 2018 $5340 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 13-17 NOV 2017 $4065 HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEP 2018 $4240 HOUSTON, US 7-11 MAY 2018 $4265
CALGARY, CANADA 28-30 MAY 2018 $3070+GST 12-16 NOV 2018 $4265 LONDON, UK 4-8 JUN 2018 $4890+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 NEW Have you ever wondered why it seems like
and bypassed petroleum in developed fields are for reservoir containment evaluation and Geologists rarely give you a straight answer?
This course addresses the fundamentals of the
key targets for increasing reserves at minimal caprock integrity assessment in thermal Are there never-ending qualifiers tacked to the
Petroleum System, and a holistic view of how
cost. Geochemical tools can dramatically operations such as SAGD and CSS in heavy oil answers they provide? "Usually, for the most
it works, which is essential for geoscientists
improve discovery and development success by reservoirs. The essential fundamentals of part, chances are, often, almost all the time,
and engineers involved in todays challenging
identifying and characterizing these targets in petroleum-related rock mechanics will be maybe, could be, should be, can be, it
conventional and unconventional exploration
both conventional and unconventional systems. presented, and the processes of data collection, depends..." What do you do with the ranges of
and development projects. The elements
Participants learn to interpret geochemical logs, geomechanical characterization, and building the interpretations offered? This course will
of the Petroleum System Charge, Trap, and
map organic facies variations, identify petroleum Mechanical Earth Models (MEMs) will be clear these questions... you will understand
Reservoir, are described systematically within
systems using multivariate data, predict vertical discussed in details with an emphasis on data what makes the production geosciences tick;
the framework of play and prospect evaluation.
and lateral variations in oil quality and gas-to-oil uncertainty. The course provides a you will be able to phrase the appropriate
The charge element begins with the deposition
ratios, and how to integrate geochemical, comprehensive picture of the geomechanical questions, and then you will be able to deal with
of the source rock and the establishment of
geological and engineering data to identify behavior of heavy oil fields in response to the answers. This course assumes the
its volumetric potential, or feedstock, for the
reservoir compartments, allocate commingled thermal operations and shows how different participant has some understanding of
system. Charge access involves converting this
production, identify completion problems, and modeling approaches may be implemented to elementary geology, but it will provide a review
potential to expelled volumes, making, and then
monitor flood progression. The class gives predict this behavior and its associated of key geological principles and environments of
moving, the volumes from source bed to trap/
special attention to three key applications of oil geomechanical risks. It presents the application deposition, all keyed to focus on the practical
reservoir. In the case of some unconventional
fingerprinting to unconventional reservoirs: (i) of modeling in mitigating the adverse effects of impact of geological models and uncertainty on
reservoirs, this is within or adjacent to the
Characterization of frac height, (ii) Quantification these risks and determining safe-operating appraisal and development. Without a common
source bed itself. A trap receives charge and
of the contribution of multiple formations to criteria such as maximum operating pressure. understanding between geologists and
petroleum columns build along its edges, until
commingled production contacted by the Different aspects of field monitoring and real- engineers, there can be no real communication
the container limit of the critical weak point
induced fractures and (iii) Identification of cross time updating are discussed. Several case or teamwork in reservoir development and
is reached, or it spills. Reservoir rock storage
talk between wells completed in adjacent histories and in-class exercises help participants production activities.
and deliverability are modified by mechanical
formations. The course also explains how to grasp a practical perception of the course and chemical compaction, and fluid properties, DES IGNED FOR
optimize development by predicting vertical and materials. fundamentally affecting project economics. Production/completion/reservoir engineers,
lateral variations in API gravity and viscosity.
Fluid properties further impact economics via financial staff, professional staff from disciplines
DES IG NE D F O R Geoscientists and reservoir engineers involved the product value itself. This 5-day class uses other than geology, and managers involved with
Exploration and development geologists, in heavy oil plays. new purpose-designed materials, and draws reservoir management, and development/
geophysicists, geochemists, petroleum on a global database and familiarity with many production, who might require an understanding
engineers, managers, and technical personnel. YOU W I LL L EARN different styles of producing basin, play, and of geological data, its variability, and the effects
No background in geochemistry is needed. How to implement principles of rock accumulation. of the data, and its interpretation, on their
mechanics and petroleum geomechanics in projects and jobs. This course is also
evaluation of reservoir containment in thermal appropriate for geologists early in their career
Characterize exploration risk in conventional operations Geologists, geophysicists, and petrophysicists
working on basin, play, prospect or reservoir development that are slated for production or
and unconventional petroleum systems development positions.
Integrate geochemical, geological and C OU RSE C ON T EN T evaluation, and reservoir engineers seeking a
engineering data to identify reservoir Reservoir containment evaluation Caprock bottom up understanding of the genesis of their Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
compartments, allocate commingled integrity assessment SAGD and CSS in heavy reservoir, or field. The course provides a Understand the sources of geological data
production, identify completion problems, and oil reservoirs Fundamentals of petroleum- refresher in new concepts in this field for and the interpretation of that data, including
monitor flood progression to optimize field related rock mechanics Processes of data geoscientists at a fundamental level. maps, cross-sections, electric logs, and
development collection Geomechanical characterization seismic sections
Assess frac height in unconventional Mechanical Earth Models (MEMs) Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
Employ Petroleum System concepts as Recognize the relationships between
reservoirs, and identify cross talk between paleo-environmental interpretations and the
frac networks in adjacent wells a holistic approach to risk and volume
estimation in play, prospect, and reservoir practical application of these interpretations
Quantify the abundance of frac water vs
evaluation to field development
formation water in the produced fluids from
Predict and confirm source rock distribution Recognize and appreciate uncertainty in
recently drilled unconventional wells
from rock and fluid data, and estimate geological and geophysical data/interpretation
Use geochemical tools, including TOC,
Rock-Eval pyrolysis, vitrinite reflectance, volumetric potential Understand the uncertainty surrounding the
geochemical logs, gas chromatography, Predict the temperature, timing, volumes, geologist's interpretation
stable isotope ratios, biomarkers, mud gas compositions and phases expelled from Recognize ways in which geological data is
isotope data, and mud gas compositions kitchens, and the controls exerted by presented for evaluation in integrated asset
Determine if hydrocarbon stray gases hydrodynamics and capillarity on migration teams
found in an aquifer are, or are not, related to from source bed to trap/reservoir Understand and more realistically evaluate
petroleum drilling activities in a given area Describe a trap in terms of the critical weak geological data and interpretation
Design geochemical studies and collect points on its edges Understand geological interpretation impact
samples Estimate column heights containable by on production and and con
Recognize pitfalls in geochemical those edges
interpretations COURS E CONTE N T
Understand the Petroleum System controls Correlation and stratigraphy Structural
on reservoir rock quality interpretation Seismology Clastic/carbonate
Understand reservoir and reservoir fluid deposition including an introduction to
Assess source rock quality, maturity, and
properties that govern deliverability, well Unconventional Reservoirs Reservoir geology
petroleum-generating potential Applications of
recovery, and economics (rate, product value) Reservoir characterization and modeling
mud gas isotope data and mud gas
compositions Assess reservoir continuity, Volumetrics Well planning Reservoir
lateral and vertical changes in oil gravity and appraisal Field development Uncertainty
viscosity Geochemical assessment of frac analysis
height Geochemical allocation of commingled
production Case studies Determining the
origin of hydrocarbon gases found in aquifers 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $4040
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 10-14 SEP 2018 $4240
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) CALGARY, CANADA 2-4 OCT 2017 $2985+GST KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 12-16 NOV 2018 $5070
HOUSTON, US 23-27 APR 2018 $4240 1-3 OCT 2018 $3130+GST LONDON, UK 9-13 JUL 2018 $4890+VAT 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
26-30 NOV 2018 $4240 *plus computer charge MIDLAND, US 19-23 MAR 2018 $4190 HOUSTON, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4240

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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
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
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
DENVER, US 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $4415 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 9-13 APR 2018 $4340
HOUSTON, US 30 OCT-3 NOV 2017 $4040 HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $4060 PARIS, FRANCE 20-24 NOV 2017 $4770
29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4240 22-26 OCT 2018 $4260 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 19-23 NOV 2018 $4990
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $5070 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 13-17 NOV 2017 $4855 LAS VEGAS, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4640 SINGAPORE 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $5170
includes field trip 12-16 NOV 2018 $5090 includes field trip *plus computer charge

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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
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $4140
18-22 JUN 2018 $4340
22-26 OCT 2018 $4340 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 9-13 JUL 2018 $5170 HOUSTON, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4340
HOUSTON, US 13-17 AUG 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 24-28 SEP 2018 $4340 LONDON, UK 13-17 AUG 2018 $4990+VAT *plus computer charge

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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 FIELD TRIP
carbonate reservoir heterogeneity from the pore will be able to contribute effectively to the modern approach to defining prospect and play
This course covers geologic and engineering
architecture scale to the geometrical attributes preparation of planned wells and their volumetrics, uncertainties in defining these
at reservoir-scale and how these parameters volumes and the risk that the accumulation concepts, methodology, and technology used to
concurrent operations during the exploration,
can be incorporated and integrated into the exists. This course offers the industry quantitative, characterize, evaluate, and manage naturally-
appraisal, and development phases. As
development of viable petrophysically-based probabilistic play and prospect assessment fractured reservoirs. Applications and limitations
geoscientists, petroleum engineers, well
reservoir models for carbonates. In-class procedures that are consistent and repeatable of geologic and engineering procedures and
engineers, and production technologists are
exercises are used to reinforce the potential allowing for direct comparisons play to play or tools are discussed. Field examples and case
increasingly assembled in asset, project, or
integration of various data sets to provide prospect to prospect. In addition, the methods studies demonstrate the importance of
operational teams they must not only
students with experience in carbonate reservoir offer measures of the play prospectiveness based integrated geologic and engineering studies in
understand each other in technical matters, but
characterization. on the number and resource size distribution of developing effective, economical reservoir
should also contribute to each other's efforts in
potential future fields. Tools include management strategies for different types of
these aspects: a driller should know why it is
DES IG NE D F O R comprehensive assessment forms for prospects reservoirs.
important to cut a core or log a particular
Exploration and development geoscientists, and plays, and graphs, data tables, and
interval despite potential drilling problems, and DES IGNED FOR
petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, guidelines for making all assessment decisions.
geostatistical modelers and research/ geoscientists should understand drilling Engineers and geoscientists interested in a
development staff. operations and their inherent hazards and DESIGNED FOR multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and
problems. All should be able to understand and All exploration team members and leaders predicting the overall effect of natural fractures
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO prepare daily drilling reports with a full including geologists, geophysicists, on subsurface fluid-flow and subsequent
integrate various aspects of carbonate rocks appreciation of the various subjects. Cuttings, geochemists, analysts, reservoir engineers, reservoir performance.
for improved carbonate reservoir architecture cores, logs, and well tests should be analyzed, economists, planners and managers who
and flow unit characterization cross-correlated, and compiled to mesh with make business decisions based upon Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Apply knowledge of petrophysical, prognoses and existing data to effectively exploration data. Detect and predict subsurface natural
sedimentological petrologic tools to manage the impact on the field development fracture occurrence and intensity from cores
characterize and evaluate carbonate reservoirs plan. Correct procedures in tendering and YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO and well logs
Recognize and better understand well log contracting should be followed to minimize the Calculate geological risk and uncertainty in Determine fractured rock properties affecting
responses in carbonate systems and to learn duration of the operations and to maximize the exploration prospects reservoir performance
to utilize data from formation evaluation tools quality of the operations services provided. Determine prospect resource volume Design and analyze pressure transient tests
to determine reservoir quality Understanding of all operations should greatly estimates in naturally-fractured reservoirs
Identify potential stratigraphic variations in improve the effectiveness of the Operations Assess resource distribution in a play Evaluate reservoir performance in naturally-
carbonate pore architecture and its effect on Geologist. Note: A basic knowledge of geology Understand the differences between fractured reservoirs
permeability and/or petroleum geology is advisable if not stochastic and probabilistic estimates and Develop and apply numerical simulation
Better understand the relationship of primary required to fully appreciate the course contents. have the knowledge to know when to one or models to fluid-flow in naturally-fractured
depositional facies, sequence stratigraphic the other. reservoirs
framework, and diagenetic history to pore DESI GN ED FOR Predict the number and size distribution of Apply coupled geomechanics/fluid-flow
architecture and reservoir quality All geoscientists, petroleum engineers, well potential future fields in a play behavior to reservoir management strategies
Better understand fracturing in carbonates, engineers, and technical personnel, who in the Describe and calibrate risks associated with in naturally fractured reservoirs
relating fracture density, aperture, length to course of their career will attend or direct discovering a successful play
Evaluate the impact of natural fractures on
facies, lithology, and diagenesis subsurface and wellsite operations. hydraulic fracture stimulation
Distinguish controls on carbonate reservoir COURSE CONTENT
heterogeneity, sub-reservoir to reservoir scale YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Geological controls of oil and gas occurrence
Better understand carbonate reservoir Plan and prepare for a drilling location and for Review of common assessment methods
Application of volumetric prospect assessments: Characterization of natural fractures and
heterogeneity and the value of 3D geological services fracture systems Influence of mechanical
geostatistical model building to better manage Identify drilling operations and geological techniques, comparative data, and graphs to
estimate input factors, such as trap volume, stratigraphy and structure on fracture
the development of carbonate reservoirs drilling hazards development Detection and prediction of
porosity, net/gross saturation, hydrocarbon fill
Understand and apply logging services subsurface natural-fracture occurrence and
C OUR S E C O N T E N T fraction, formation volume factors, and recovery
Understand well testing services intensity from cores and well logs Fractured
Importance of understanding the various scales efficiencies Probability methods Risk
Evaluate drilling reports analysis Hydrocarbon charge assessment: rock properties affecting reservoir performance
of heterogeneity in carbonate reservoirs Describe drilling cuttings and cores
Carbonate deposition, diagenesis, mineralogy, procedures for estimating possible amounts of Classification of naturally-fractured reservoirs
Evaluate the impact on the field development oil and gas generated, migrated, and trapped in with reservoir examples and potential
rock textures, and pore types Carbonate rock plan
and carbonate pore system classification prospects Prospect assessment workshop production problems Naturally-fractured
Prepare and compile operations reports Play assessment techniques: estimating the reservoirs: fluid-flow, well performance and well
Carbonate rock properties and core analysis
Well log response, limitations, and strengths in possible numbers, sizes, and associated risks testing, reservoir performance, numerical
C OU RSE C ON T EN T for potential fields, with useful data on field
carbonates Determination of lithology, simulation Geomechanics/fluid-flow
Petroleum geology and its systems Operations densities, field-size distributions, oil versus gas
porosity, and permeability Fracture geology: prospect to well planning, provision of Behavior and stimulation of naturally-fractured
relationships, and dependent versus reservoirs Effects of natural fractures on
identification and distribution Porosity/depth geological services Wellsite geology: independent risks Play recognition and
relationships in limestone and dolomite geological sampling, sample analysis, and well reservoir permeability, anisotropy, drainage area,
mapping: play classification and subdivision, and waterflood sweep efficiency
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 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4340 ALBUQUERQUE, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4590
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HOUSTON, US 18-22 JUN 2018 $4440 HOUSTON, US 13-17 AUG 2018 $4340 8-12 OCT 2018 $5170 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4440
LONDON, UK 13-17 NOV 2017 $4870+VAT KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 20-24 NOV 2017 $4935 LONDON, UK 16-20 JUL 2018 $4990+VAT LONDON, UK 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $5090+VAT
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Course Progression Matrix

The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the Geophysics courses in this section are structured within each topic, from Basic to Specialized. On either side of
the Geophysics 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.

The first two courses in this section, Basic Geophysics BGP and Seismic Interpretation SI1, are two of our most popular and build the foundation of the
discipline. For unconventional plays, be sure to check out Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Unconventional Plays FAMS on page 17.
Also, be sure to take a look at our new course, Seismic Acquisition Technology in a Regulatory Era SATR, on page 15.

The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network:
M r . P eter B artok M s . N ancy H ouse D r . W alter L ynn D r . D avid M uerdter
M r . B ob B rune M r . J ohn L ogel M r . D onald M acpherson D r . J ohn P igott
M r . S atinder C hopra D r . H eloise L ynn D r . K en M ahrer D r . T om T emples

Data Management,
Reservoir, Business, and Health, Safety,
Geology Geophysics Petrophysics Production Professional Environment
and Drilling Development


3D Seismic Attributes for Reservoir Characterization (Page 17)

Applied Seismic

Anisotropy for
Fractured Reservoir
(Page 17) Advanced Seismic Stratigraphy (Page 17)

Use of Full Azimuth Seismic and Microseismic for Applied Rock

Unconventional Plays (Page 17) Mechanics (Page 26)

Basin Analysis

Workshop (Page 11)

Prospect and Play AVO, Inversion, and Attributes: Principles and Applications Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy Characterization Petroleum Project
Assessment (Page 13) (Page 16) (Page 16) (Page 33) Management (Page 56)

Mapping Subsurface
Structures (Page 9)
Seismic Imaging of
Subsurface Geology ArcGIS Coordinate
(Page 16)
Reference Systems
for Petroleum
Seismic Velocities and Depth Conversion (Page 50) Applied HSE
Well Log

(Page 16) Management

Interpretation (Page 47)
ArcGIS Essentials (Page 24)
Seismic Acquisition for Petroleum
Technology (Page 15) (Page 50)
Technology for Applied
Foundations of
Petrophysics Other Disciplines Petroleum Risk Environmental
Production Geology Seismic Positioning Seismic Geomatics: Geodesy (Page 23) (Page 38) and Decision Management
for Other Disciplines Data Management Interpretation and Cartography (Virtual/Blended (Virtual/Blended Analysis (Page 52) (Page 47)
(Page 10) (Page 50) (Page 15) (Page 49) option available) option coming soon)

Team Leadership Applied Safety

Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7) (Page 58) (Page 47)

Basic Petroleum
Geological and Geophysical Characterization of Heavy Oil Reservoirs (Page 9) Economics (Page 51)

Petroleum Introduction to
Geology for Early Data Management
Career Geoscientists (Page 49)
and Engineers Basic Drilling
Basic Geophysics (Page 15) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) Technology (Page 18)

(see website)
Essential Leadership
Skills for Technical Basics of
Basic Petroleum Geology (Page 8) Basic Reservoir Professionals Environmental
(Virtual/Blended option coming soon) Engineering (Page 29) (Page 57) Management
(See Website)
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle (2 weeks) (Page 6) EssentialTechnical
Writing Skills Basics of HSE
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) (Page 58) Management (Page 46)

Basic Geophysics BGP Seismic Interpretation Seismic Acquisition

SI1 Technology in a
Regulatory Era SATR


This course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the Can I observe the reservoir on seismic? How Around the world, we are in an age of
data and what they specifically represent. One of the key goals of the course is to explain large is the reservoir? Did the well cut a fault? increasingly more stringent challenges for
the large and confusing amount of jargon that is used by the geophysical community when Can seismic help me tie a set of wells? What seismic acquisition to meet regulatory
they use seismic data. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories kind of a structural trap did I drill into? Is the requirements. Meanwhile, the acquisition of
that concretely illustrate the principles in the course material. These are updated with structure valid or a seismic artifact? Are these geophysical data has become increasingly more
every course presentation to keep up with the rapidly developing technology in this field. reflections real or multiples? How can I combine diverse, with a broad range of operational
Each section of the course is supported with a classroom exercise. The course participants structural and stratigraphic interpretations to practices and technologies utilized. Regulatory
are given a thumb drive that contains the case histories, class exercises, and all of the develop a structural and depositional history? and environmental issues are assuming a key
extensive PowerPoint animations used in the classroom. How does seismic data acquisition and driving role in seismic source design, in source
processing impact my interpretation? Will my strength, in footprint/impact of surveys, and
well encounter hazards such as abnormal other ways. To meet evolving requirements,
pressure or shallow gas? The participant learns creative new technologies and practices will be
to answer these and related questions by needed. There are a number of highlights in
Geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and
gaining an understanding of the seismic system, current seismic acquisition technology trends.
anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a
its limitations and pitfalls, and by interpreting 2D This course provides the broad technical
basic level or to communicate with others that use it.
and 3D seismic examples of structural and background for these highlights, and for the
stratigraphic features associated with actively creative design of surveys to proactively address
producing hydrocarbon areas. regulatory and environmental requirements.
Y OU W I L L L E A R N Participants are encouraged to bring along
How seismic data represent subsurface rock parameters including the relative structure, DESIGNED FOR
Geologists, geophysicists, and engineers who information and questions regarding any special
lithology, and pore filling material or unusual surveys from their experience.
How land and marine seismic data are acquired and processed to produce both two- want to use seismic data for petroleum
and three-dimensional seismic images exploration and/or production. Familiarity with DES IGNED FOR
The limits of vertical and horizontal resolution inherent in the seismic data geological terminology will be helpful. Geophysicists who work in seismic acquisition,
How seismic data are used to measure reservoir parameters and how data guide seismic interpreters, seismic processors,
reservoir development; this includes a detailed discussion of AVO and other seismic engineers with involvement/interest in seismic
Understand the seismic process, interpret
attributes surveys, and the full scope of E&P staff with
seismic sections, develop a geologic model,
The various approaches to seismic imaging and how the velocity model relates to this interest in seismic acquisition and HSE issues.
and prepare maps
Relate the subsurface stratigraphy to well Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
How new technologies including seismic inversion have helped us define rock properties
data Describe technology concepts behind the full
including pore filling material, pore pressure, water saturation, and fracture orientation
Identify different structural styles from scope of different types of surveys acquired
How to value developments such as time lapse seismic surveys for reservoir monitoring
seismic data today
Create a basic stratigraphic framework using Recognize the many interwoven technical and
seismic stratigraphy operational factors in successfully designing
COURSE CONTENT and executing surveys, with an emphasis on
COUR S E C O N T E N T the diversity and limitations of technologies
The nature of seismic data Basics: geological controls on the
propagation, reflection, and refraction of used
What is wave propagation Understand commercial, regulatory, and
What causes seismic reflections and how they relate to rock properties including pore seismic waves
Data acquisition and processing with environmental issues, allowing participants
filling material to undertake an advocacy role in dealing with
The wavelet in the seismic data and its limit of resolution emphasis on its potential impact on
interpretation these increasingly more important issues
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 2D and 3D interpretation techniques
Seismic interpretation of different structural factors that come into play while successfully
Pore pressure prediction acquiring data of optimal value for E&P
Seismic data processing and seismic migration styles: extensional, compressional, strike-slip,
Prestack, poststack, time and depth imaging inverted, salt, and gravity dominated basins COURS E CONTE N T
Direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO Seismic velocities Land sources, receivers, recording systems,
Seismic inversion for rock and fluid properties Sequence stratigraphy and seismic facies survey design, noise, multicomponent, HSE, and
Seismic attributes analysis permitting Marine sources, streamers,
Time lapse reservoir monitoring (4D seismic surveys) Acoustic impedance recording, vessels, survey designs, HSE issues
Recent developments in seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation DHI's Transition zone and ocean bottom seismic
AVO Ancillary topics such as navigation, geodesy,
mapping, data storage, selected wave
propagation topics Specialty surveys such as
A LSO AVAI LABL E AS A VIRT UAL COURSE high-resolution site surveys, micro-seismic, 4D,
downhole seismic, and permanent reservoir
8 J AN - 2 3 F EB 2 0 1 8 $3900 monitoring Commercial, regulatory, and
2 APR - 1 JUN 2018 $3900 environmental issues
2 3 J U L - 1 4 S EP 2 0 1 8 $3900


2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

HOUSTON, US 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 $3940
30 APR-4 MAY 2018 $4140 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $4140 HOUSTON, US 27-31 AUG 2018 $4240
26-30 NOV 2018 $4140 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 2-6 OCT 2017 $4835
LONDON, UK 23-27 OCT 2017 $4570+VAT 1-5 OCT 2018 $5070
22-26 OCT 2018 $4790+VAT LONDON, UK 5-9 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT See website for dates and locations
Introduction to Seismic
Seismic Imaging of Seismic Velocities and AVO, Inversion, and
Stratigraphy: A Basin
Subsurface Geology Depth Conversion SVDC Attributes: Principles
Scale Regional Exploration
SSD and Applications AVO Workshop ISS
Basic seismic imaging principles and This course will teach you how to use velocity The subject of direct hydrocarbon indicators and One of the most revolutionary, most effective,
techniques are introduced at the outset of the information and structural inputs to build a AVO has rapidly expanded to include AVO yet most under-utilized tools introduced into
class to establish the purpose, underlying consistent velocity model and/or calibrate ones inversion, offset AVO inversion, and 4D AVO exploration this century is that of seismic
principles, parameterization, and limitations of that have been created during seismic data inversion. A significant part of the course deals stratigraphy. It is not a tool exclusive to
the various processing steps leading to final processing. This class is designed for the with rock physics as it relates to the other topics geophysicists, nor is it a tool only for geologists.
seismic images provided by current state-of- interpreter so that he or she understands the in the course. Further insight into the seismic Seismic stratigraphic techniques are based
the-art imaging techniques. The course focuses theory and practice of how to estimate depths data is supplied by looking at seismic attributes. upon an integration of firm, well-established
on 3D seismic data. By the end of the course, from older time-migrated data, as well as how The technology has provided the interpreter with geological and geophysical fundamentals. When
the participant will understand and appreciate to quality control (QC) and calibrate newer a very new and exciting package of tools that properly applied, seismic stratigraphy provides a
the many steps leading to final interpretable PSDM data. Also covered in this class are when allow us to look at the seismic image as being powerful foundation for geohistory analysis,
images and will be able to recognize possible to reprocess the data and how to communicate truly representative of both the rock properties helping describe a basin's evolution and the
problems introduced or not mitigated by the with the processor in order to produce the best and the pore filling material. This course is resulting effects upon its spatial and temporal
processing flow. Moreover, the participant will velocity model and depth image. intended to provide the users with a clear and variation in hydrocarbon potential. Seismic
understand how seismic acquisition and data useable understanding of the current state of stratigraphy chronostratigraphically constrains
processing steps affect seismic amplitudes to DESI GN ED FOR these technologies. The focus of the course is both the sedimentological and fault-mechanical
assess their validity as input to various post- Early-career geoscientists and engineers, on both understanding and application. stratigraphy of a basin. Furthermore, it can
imaging seismic attribute and inversion especially seismic interpreters, and anyone who Exercises: Each topic in the course outline is provide a predictive model extrapolated beyond
processes. needs to understand the basic theory and reinforced by an exercise that gives the the borehole as to aspects of the quality of
procedures for creating velocity models and participants many practical and simple methods potential reservoirs and seals, their sedimentary
DES IG NE D F O R converting seismic data from time to depth. This of integrating the course material into their environments of deposition, and in some cases,
Seismic interpreters, geophysicists, geologists, is a foundation level course. It is neither everyday work. even their paragenesis. In this rigorous
and exploration team members who use designed nor paced for the experienced velocity workshop, participants pragmatically apply the
seismic data and need to understand the modeler or processor. DESIGNED FOR seismic stratigraphic method to optimizing their
purpose and implications of the data acquisition Geophysicists, geologists, explorationists, exploration efforts by working in teams on
and processing steps that lead to the final YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO seismic interpreters, technical support projects selected from diverse settings around
seismic images and derivative attributes. Also, Understand the various types of velocities, personnel, seismic data processors, exploration,
their calculation, and the validity of their the world. Areas for the projects include
the course is appropriate to early-career production, and acquisition managers who need borehole-constrained seismic data drawn from
processing geophysicists seeking a rigorous interpolation and extrapolation a clear understanding of the details of
Compare, quality control, smooth, and such regions as the Alaska North Slope, Gulf of
foundation of the principles of data processing implementation and application of this Mexico, Red Sea, Southeast Asia, South
and seismic imaging. combine the various velocity types into an
integrated velocity model technology. America, and Western Africa.
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Validate model quality by examining the YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
changes in velocity needed to tie the seismic DES IGNED FOR
Assess and determine data processing flows Clearly understand how hydrocarbons affect Geophysicists, geologists, explorationists, and
for a variety of acquisition and reservoir Use the model to convert horizons, faults, and
seismic data from time to depth the seismic image managers who are interested in an introduction
scenarios Use direct hydrocarbon indicators and AVO in or review of the theory and application of
Understand at an introductory level, how
Determine the most cost-effective imaging velocity models are used for other studies the assessment of projects contemporary seismic stratigraphic techniques
or migration technique given acquisition and such as forward modeling and pore-pressure Understand the limits of seismic resolution to exploration.
structural scenarios prediction Integrate these technologies into an
Recognize various noises and how best to interpretation project Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
mitigate them C OU RSE C ON T EN T Better understand the nature of the seismic Apply geophysical fundamentals to
Assess and appreciate the sensitivity of data Velocity: definition and comparison of the many image as it relates to hydrocarbons uncovering the geological information
processing parameters on final images types of velocity including average, interval, RMS, Utilize the information available in the embedded within seismic
Estimate the vertical and lateral resolution of stacking, migration, P-wave, and S-wave literature from experts in this rapidly Understand the premises behind the Vail
the processing and attribute products Velocity Inputs: accuracy and regional extent of developing part of seismic imaging seismic sequence paradigm
Understand and examine data acquisition and each, including check shots, VSPs, sonic logs, Construct and interpret chronostratigraphic
processing quality control displays time/depth functions, well picks and pseudo COURSE CONTENT charts, sea level curves, and seismic facies
Ask appropriate questions during data velocities, seismic velocities, and horizons for Seismic fundamentals as they relate to defining maps
processing steps structural control Synthetic Seismograms: the appearance of hydrocarbons in the data Interpret clastic and carbonate depositional
Communicate effectively with specialists in creation, upscaling, and tie to seismic data. An inventory of direct hydrocarbon indicators,
Advanced synthetics including synthetic gather system responses to allocyclic and autocyclic
seismic data acquisition, processing, and including AVO Risk rating prospects that processes and the effects upon reservoir
creation, Zoeppritz equations, AVA, and AVO display AVO anomalies Understanding rock
interpretation Matching Synthetics to Seismic: calibrating the architecture and seal potential
Appreciate and evaluate the trade-offs properties and the effect of pore filling material Systematically reconstruct a basin's
seismic data to the well data Seismic Velocities:
between costs, turn-around time, and semblance analysis, velocity picking, multiples, AVO and how it relates to the typical geohistory which provides the critical
sophistication of processing and imaging and how seismic velocities differ from well production zones around the world with various foundation for its petroleum system analysis
steps 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
C OUR S E C O N T E N T tomography, and iterative velocity analysis Acquisition and processing considerations to COURS E CONTE N T
Review of basics of reflection seismology: wave Velocity Model Building: workflows to integrate display hydrocarbons as a pore filling material Introduction: philosophy and history
propagation and seismic amplitudes Seismic stacking velocities, time/depth curves, well picks Various approaches to seismic modeling and Geophysical fundamentals Breaking out
imaging techniques and principles Overview associated with seismic horizons (pseudo- fluid replacement Rock properties and pore operational sequences Introduction to fault
of 3D seismic data acquisition and quality velocities), and structure from horizons filling material from seismic inversion Spectral interpretation Chronostratigraphy construction
control Improving seismic resolution: Time-to-Depth Conversions: vertical stretch, decomposition and seismic attributes as other and interpretation Sea level curves,
deconvolution, inverse-Q filtering, and spectral inverse raytracing, migration, and uncertainty ways of extracting reservoir information from accommodation space, and cycle orders Vail
whitening Velocity estimation, velocity field Introduction to Advanced Topics: anisotropy, pore- the seismic image Methods of combining sequence theory and sequence hierarchy
building, and velocity uncertainty implications pressure prediction, geostatistics, and forward attributes as they relate to prospectivity Carbonate sequences Siliciclastic sequences
Near-surface problems and solutions: seismic modeling Seismic facies Paleo-environmental analysis
datums and statics corrections Noise Geohistory reconstruction Optimizing
identification and suppression: coherent noises, exploration
multiples, linear noises, and incoherent noises 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Advanced seismic imaging techniques: pre- DUBAI, UAE 10-14 DEC 2017 $5090 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
stack time and pre-stack depth migration 9-13 DEC 2018 $5340 DUBAI, UAE 19-23 NOV 2017 $5190 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Migration velocity analysis techniques HOUSTON, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4240 9-13 DEC 2018 $5440 HOUSTON, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $4190
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 22-26 OCT 2018 $5070 HOUSTON, US 20-24 AUG 2018 $4340 24-28 SEP 2018 $4390
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) LONDON, UK 3-7 SEP 2018 $4890+VAT LONDON, UK 18-22 JUN 2018 $4990+VAT KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 23-27 JUL 2018 $5220
HOUSTON, US 26 FEB-2 MAR 2018 $4240 *plus computer charge *plus computer charge LONDON, UK 25-29 JUN 2018 $5040+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 will 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,
DESI GN ED FOR all professionals using microseismicity to plan,
DES IG NE D F O R reflection seismic data. The skills you will learn
Geophysicists, geologists, and explorationists monitor, evaluate, and diagnose stimulations will
Seismic interpreters, processors, stratigraphers include identifying the effects of the two types of
who have completed the PetroSkills course,
and structural geologists, reservoir engineers, seismic anisotropy on seismic data. You will find this course useful.
Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy: An
and students of geophysics. learn how to employ anisotropy to accomplish
Exploration Workshop: A Basin Scale Regional Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Workshop, or have comparable training and your reservoir-related goals. Seismic anisotropy
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Specify what geologic and/or engineering
desire a challenging workshop, which will is everywhere in the layered sedimentary rocks,
Use attributes to enhance subtle faults and questions need to be asked about your
improve exploration and development skills. but in the past, geophysicists have often ignored
folds, as lithologic indicators, and quality reservoir and your play
it, sometimes because they didn't collect the
control the choice of processing parameters YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO
Specify the geophysical data that need to
data that reveal its presence, and other times
Evaluate and exploit attribute expressions Evaluate rock-fluid information from wavelet be acquired; design acquisition; specify the
because they didn't understand the benefits
for different depositional environments to analysis (frequency, velocity, Q. seismic processing sequence
that properly recorded and processed
better characterize reservoirs by adopting attributes, and AVO) Interpret the final processed data and test
anisotropic data provide. The class is usually
appropriate workflows and multi-attribute Understand the strengths and weaknesses of different interpretations
designed as lectures in the morning, with field-
tools geovalidation using and misusing synthetics, Identify the support data required for the
data analysis in the afternoons. If the course is
Identify geological features highlighted by seismic inversion, and VSP successful fracture and in-situ horizontal
taught as an in-house course, with your own
attributes, limitations to seismic processing Determine fault mechanical stratigraphy stress characterization
properly acquired and properly processed 3D
through attributes that may result in smeared through proper interpretation of fault imaging Extract engineering benefits and meaning
data, then software applications useful for
attribute images from multi-azimuth and Understand the differences, weaknesses, and from microseismic data
fractured reservoir analysis will be used during
multi-offset data, limits of attribute analysis strengths of both the Vail with the Galloway Appraise the utilities, capabilities, and
the class.
on data that have been poorly imaged and 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
C OUR S E C O N T E N T 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

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 6-10 AUG 2018 $4440 HOUSTON, US 9-13 OCT 2017 $4400
LONDON, UK 2-6 OCT 2017 $4870+VAT 1-5 OCT 2018 $4600 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
1-5 OCT 2018 $5090+VAT LONDON, UK 2-6 JUL 2018 $5250+VAT HOUSTON, US 23-27 APR 2018 $4440 HOUSTON, US 18-22 JUN 2018 $4440

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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. Bob Westermark which guide these processes. Subjects include
Dr. JJ Azar Mr. Kevin Cuyler Mr. Steve Metcalf Dr. Subhash Shah Mr. Larry Wolfson descriptions of drill bits, directional drilling,
Mr. James Bobo Mr. Kirk Harris Mr. Hector Moreno Mr. Marc Summers Mr. Dick Wright drilling fluids, solids control, cementing, casing,
Mr. Jerry Calvert Mr. Aaron Klein Dr. Leon Robinson Mr. Ken Talbot 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
discussions of drilling include mathematical
Cementing Practices - Cementing II explanations for those involved with the
(Page 21)
engineering aspects of drilling operations;

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

Foundations of (Page 20) Applied

Completions and Drilling terminology and abbreviations
Workovers Petrophysics Environmental Keys to planning a successful well
(Page 37) (Page 23) Primary Cementing - Cementing i Management
(Virtual/Blended (Also available as a (Page 21) (Page 47) Common drilling problems and avoiding them
option coming soon) Virtual/Blended course) Petroleum How to read a morning report
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)
(Page 37)
(Also available as a Mudlogging Team Leadership Applied Safety Drilling process and equipment The language
Offshore Drilling Operations (Page 20)
Virtual/Blended course) (Page 24) (Page 58) (Page 47) of drillers - understanding their terminology
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
Casing design Hole problems (stuck pipe, lost
Casing and Essential circulation) Well control Directional drilling
Cementing Leadership
Basic Petroleum (Page 19) Skills for operations and tools Safety
Geology (Page 8) Technical
(Virtual/Blended Professionals

option coming soon) Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations (Page 6) (Page 57) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Basic Drilling Technology (Page 18) Basics of
Basic Reservoir Introduction to Environmental HOUSTON, US 13-17 NOV 2017 $4115
Engineering Data Management Management 9-13 APR 2018 $4315
(Page 29) Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices (Page 6) (Page 49) (See Website) 16-20 JUL 2018 $4315
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle (2 weeks) (Page 6) 26-30 NOV 2018 $4315
Basic Petroleum Basics of HSE LONDON, UK 17-21 SEP 2018 $4790+VAT
Economics Management
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) (Page 51) (Page 46) includes field trip

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.
calculations. each design topic builds on those that came programs along with practical implementation.
before. Design iterations are commonly DESIGNED FOR Participants are required to bring a scientific
DES IG NE D F O R required, and seemingly unrelated decisions calculator. For in-house courses, the instructors
Drilling supervisors, drilling engineers, tool
Personnel responsible for planning, overseeing, push the teams into situations of uncomfortable of this course will accept examples from your
pushers, managers, and technical support
and conducting casing and cementing operational risk. On the last day, each team company for analysis in the class as one of the
personnel involved with drilling operations.
operations; operator and service personnel. presents their completed design before the demonstration exercises. Please contact
class and an invited panel of industry YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO PetroSkills Training for a list of the information
professionals. A scientific calculator is required Use clays and polymers to achieve desired and support data required, as well as the
Selection of casing sizes and setting depths and a laptop computer is strongly necessary lead-time.
mud properties
to achieve well objectives recommended. Apply water chemistry to the treatment of
Determination of casing loads for design DES IGNED FOR
drilling fluids
purposes DESI GN ED FOR Drilling supervisors, drilling engineers,
Perform complete API water-based mud and
To design casing properties to meet burst, Drilling engineers, completion engineers, and toolpushers, managers and technical support
non-aqueous drilling fluids tests
collapse, and tensile strength requirements drilling supervisors involved with drilling personnel.
Evaluate the information on an API water-
To conduct casing running operations safely operations and well planning. based and non-aqueous drilling fluid report
and successfully Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Identify drilling fluid contaminants and
Specification of cement slurry properties and YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Review drilling data and plan the well
prescribe corrective treatments
volumes to meet well objectives Understand the responsibilities of a well Incorporate completion plans into the drilling
Select water phase salinity and activity for
Determination of best procedures for planner as a designer and project manager plan
bore hole stability
attaining successful primary cementing Review offset analysis and data gathering Drill a well cost effectively and maximize
Select non-aqueous fluids to meet drilling
To conduct stage jobs, squeeze jobs, and set Understand the influence of completion penetration rate
requirements and environmental concerns
cement plugs design and production requirements on well Evaluate stuck pipe problems and avoid
Manage non-aqueous drilling fluid systems
design potential problems
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Minimize formation damage to optimize well
Identify trajectory design issues and their Evaluate and maintain drilling fluids
Selecting casing and hole sizes Setting depths producibility
influence on torque and drag, wellbore Optimize hole cleaning
Casing loads Selecting casing and stability, and future intervention Design casing, drill string and BOP/wellheads
connections Casing stress calculations Develop specific casing design skills including Evaluate and implement cementing programs
Composition and properties of water-based
Cement and cement additives Selecting casing point selection; design load case Design and implement bit and hydraulics
drilling fluids Analysis of API water-base mud
appropriate slurries Mud removal and cement development; burst, collapse and tension programs
and non-aqueous drilling fluid report
placement Stage cementing, squeezes, and calculations; controlling load and safety factor Incorporate directional drilling and deviation
Identification and treatment of drilling fluid
plugs Preventing gas migration Cementing determination and select appropriate size, control
contaminants Composition and properties of
calculations Cementing equipment Well weight and grade Recognize and evaluate well control problems
water-based and non-aqueous drilling fluid
head equipment Perform cement slurry and displacement systems Selection of water phase salinity for
volume calculations COURS E CONTE N T
borehole stability API water-based and non-
Complete drill string and BHA designs and Planning including requirements for the
aqueous drilling mud tests Adjustment of
failure prevention assessment for each completion and testing, AFE preparation HSE
non-aqueous drilling fluid properties
hole section, and review for directional well at the rig site Cost control, evaluating
Managing invert emulsion fluid systems: rig
applications alternative drilling methods and maximizing
preparation and displacement Non-aqueous
Understand different bit types and penetration rate Hole cleaning, sloughing
drilling fluids designed for environmental
applications, and perform calculations to shale, lost circulation, stuck pipe and fishing
support bit run economics operations Drilling fluids Lifting capacity of
Optimize hydraulics for each hole interval drilling fluids, pressure losses in the circulating
based upon wellbore, fluids and drill string system and ECD Maximizing hydraulics in the
configurations planning phase and at the rig Bit selection
Compile risks to well delivery, and develop and application Casing and drill string design,
mitigations and contingency plans selection of casing seats, BOP equipment
Develop minimum rig capability specifications Cement, cement additives and displacement
to deliver well requirements mechanics Deviation control, directional
Present and defend a well plan to drilling and horizontal drilling Pressure control,
management routine and special problems Project post
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) ABERDEEN, UK 13-17 NOV 2017 $4920+VAT
DUBAI, UAE 5-16 AUG 2018 $9970 12-16 NOV 2018 $5140+VAT
HOUSTON, US 6-17 NOV 2017 $7430 DENVER, US 23-27 APR 2018 $4240
11-22 JUN 2018 $7970 HOUSTON, US 16-20 OCT 2017 $4215 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
5-16 NOV 2018 $7970 15-19 OCT 2018 $4415 DUBAI, UAE 3-14 DEC 2017 $8980
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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)
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W T O 3 Calculate Collapse and Burst Identify offshore structures commonly used
Engineers, site supervisors, and technical
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 1 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
Casing handling, running, and hanging practices
4 3 Additional Load Considerations
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

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Primary Cementing Stuck Pipe Prevention Cementing Practices Deepwater Well

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

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
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Drilling and other emerging technologies
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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
drilled solids removal
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23-27 APR 2018 $4340 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
3-7 DEC 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 9-13 JUL 2018 $4490 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
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Solids Control Systems
Explore the Unconventional.
Drilling fluids containing too many drilled solids
increase trouble costs or visible and invisible
Non-Productive Time [NPT]. Invisible NPT
relates to drilling performance, excessive
volumes of drilling fluid, as well as cementing
problems and barrier failure. Unconventional Course Progression Matrix
All drilling fluid surface treatment systems
must blend the fluid so that the mud weight in
the drill pipe is the same from top to bottom for
reliable well control. Tank volumes, agitation, HORIZONTAL AND
mud guns, and additional procedures are ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
discussed to ensure a homogeneous fluid. - HML1

Drilled solids are easier to remove when they COALBED METHANE RESER- HORIZONTAL AND
are large. Solids control starts with cuttings VOIRS - CMR MULTILATERAL WELLS:
removal at the drill bit to eliminate regrinding COMPLETIONS AND
and reduced drilling rate. Removal of drilled USE OF FULL AZIMUTH UNCONVENTIONAL STIMULATION - HML2
solids requires an understanding of the SEISMIC AND MICROSEISMIC RESOURCE AND RESERVE
performance of shale shakers, hydrocyclones, PLAYS - FAMS MECHANICS - ARM - URRE FRACTURING - AHF
mud cleaners, and centrifuges.
Analysis procedures applicable for all drilling
rigs, large and small, as well as any drilling fluid, SURFACE WATER
will be discussed. Procedures will be presented MANAGEMENT IN
to determine the optimum drilled solids removal RESOURCE PLAYS - SWM

efficiency for each target drilled solids

productive time while drilling; such as: drilling
engineers, drilling rig supervisors, tool pushers,
drilling managers, operating company personnel
and reservoir engineers. UNCONVENTIONAL
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
Understand the new API RP 13C (Solids PROJECT MGMT IN
Evaluate the effect of drilled solids on drilling
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 Breakthroughs in technology have placed unconventional resources at the center of the US E&P and
equipment should be arranged on a drilling fluid Midstream sector growth. Interest continues to expand internationally. PetroSkills Unconventional
processing plant Selecting the proper Resource offerings enable participants to develop and hone critical competencies associated with
centrifugal pump impeller Mud tank agitation the development and management of shale oil/gas, tight gas, and coalbed methane resource plays.
Mud gun placement Degasser operation Challenges with developing unconventional resources require enhanced project management
and objective Guidelines for effective drilled expertise, more cost-effective testing and completion protocol, enhanced production operations
solids removal Trip tank operation techniques, and greater efficiencies in the process and treating of produced fluids and gases.
Calculating Solids Removal Efficiency
Evaluating mud cake compressibility Count on PetroSkills to help build your organizational capability in the Unconventionals.
Developing a thin, slick compressible filter cake
in a well bore, maintaining a homogeneous fluid
to fill drill pipe

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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
hydrocarbon opportunities.
The following instructors have been selected and approved by the PetroSkills Curriculum Network:
Dr. Ahmed Badruzzaman Ms. Laura Foulk Mr. Steve Sadoskas Dr. E.C. Thomas Geoscientists and engineers with less than
Dr. Zaki Bassiouni Mr. Paul Gardner Dr. Robert Skopec Dr. Jack Thomas twelve months' experience using petrophysical
data and other technical staff at all experience
Dr. Andrew Chen Mr. Bob Lippincott Dr. John Sneider levels wanting a fundamental background in the
Dr. Amr Elewa Mr. David Patrick Murphy Dr. Carl Sondergeld petrophysics discipline.
Mr. Eric Foster Mr. Roberto Peveraro Dr. John Spivey
Understand and apply a basic level of theory
Geology and Reservoir Production and operation of major petrophysical tools
Geophysics Petrophysics Engineering and Drilling Calibrate porosity and permeability values
saturation calculations
Apply basic open hole logging, borehole

Cased Hole Naturally seismic, image, and LWD/MWD

Applied Rock Formation Fractured Analyze and integrate log, core, geoscience,
Wireline Formation Testing and Interpretation (Page 27) Mechanics (Page 27) Evaluation (Page 27) Reservoirs (Page 34) and engineering well data for well and field
development projects
Select petrophysical tool combinations for
specific applications
Assess the impact of petrophysical analyses
Capillarity in on technical uncertainty estimates of
Rocks (Page 26)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Petrophysics (Page 26) COURSE CONTE N T
Fundamental concepts of petrophysics

Shaly Sand Petrophysics (Page 26) Depositional systems and petrophysical

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

Coring and Core

Well Log Interpretation (Page 25) Analysis (Page 25)
Carbonate Production FPP ALSO AVAILABLE AS A
Reservoirs (Page 9) Technology for

Foundations of Petrophysics (Page 24) (Also available as a Virtual/Blended course) Reservoir Other Disciplines SELF-PACED, VIRTUAL COURSE
Engineering for (Page 38)
Sandstone Other Disciplines (Virtual/Blended
Reservoirs (Page 9) Mudlogging (Page 25) (Page 30) option coming soon)

Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources (Page 7)



Basic Geophysics
(Page 15)
(Virtual/Blended option
coming soon) Basic Drilling, 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Completion and
Basic Reservoir Workover CALGARY, CANADA 27-31 AUG 2018 $4190+GST

Basic Petroleum Geology (Page 8) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) Engineering (Page 29) Operations (Page 6) HOUSTON, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $4040
19-23 MAR 2018 $4240
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle (2 weeks) (Page 6) 1-5 OCT 2018 $4240
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $5070
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 6) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) LONDON, UK 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 $4670+VAT
26-30 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT

Well Log Interpretation Coring and Core Mudlogging MDLG Petrophysics of

WLI Analysis CCA Unconventional
Reservoirs PUR


Familiarity with the purposes and optimum LAB VISIT Mud logging, also known as surface logging, is Petrophysics is central to the integration of a
applications of well logs is essential for people the creation of a detailed record of a borehole wide spectrum of related geoscience and
forging their careers in the oil business. The More than three-quarters of current additions to
by examining the bits of rock or sediment engineering disciplines. However, students
instructor uses a novel approach to help 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
participants develop a good grounding in management of existing reserves. Core-based
medium (most commonly mud). Mud logging is of the following topics: horizontal well drilling,
understanding and applying well logging measurements offer the most tangible and
usually performed by a third-party mud logging wireline logging and log analysis, coring and
techniques. General principles of physics are direct means of determining critical reservoir
company. This provides well owners and core analysis, petrophysics, geophysics,
presented to explain the functioning of modern parameters. Core analysis can play a vital role in
producers with information about the lithology geochemistry, formation testing, rock
logging tools. Wherever possible, the physics of field equity or unitization and is often considered
and fluid content of the borehole while drilling. mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, and petroleum
logging measurements is related to everyday to be the ground truth to which other
tools and applications. Participants develop an Historically it is the earliest type of well log. economics.
measurements are compared (e.g., wireline
appreciation for the constraints and limitations logging). Using a multidisciplinary approach, DESIGNED FOR DES IGNED FOR
of operating in the borehole environment. A participants are taken through the steps New hire geologists and geophysicists; and Geoscientists involved with the evaluation and
number of actual log examples are related to necessary to obtain reliable core analysis data
basic principles in the description of reservoir reservoir, petroleum, and drilling engineers. exploitation of unconventional reservoirs
and solve formation evaluation problems. including tight gas sands, shale gas, and coal-
properties such as porosity, mineralogy, Throughout the course, participants are given YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
formation factor, saturation, and hydrocarbon bed methane.
hands-on problems and practical laboratory and Make well to well correlation
type for essentially clean reservoirs. Cross-
field examples, which reinforce the instruction. Understand well drilling Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
plotting and reconnaissance techniques quickly
and efficiently discriminate between water, oil, *Laboratory visit with core analysis Understand mud logging equipment Interpret petrophysical data gathering from
and gas. Error minimization techniques, measurement demos (where feasible). Calculate the lag time and advanced volumes unconventional reservoirs from both core
applicable only to computerized log analysis, calculations and log data
DESI GN ED FOR Describe the formation cuttings Assess TOC and maturity indicators
produce optimal results. Participants gain
realistic experience by working in teams on a Petrophysicists, reservoir engineers, exploration Integrate the cuttings evaluation with the Evaluate measurement provided by service
comprehensive log interpretation exercise. and development geologists, core and log drilling parameters companies
analysts, geophysicists, drilling and completion Interpret all the acquired geological and Gauge gas-in-place and reserves in
DES IG NE D F O R engineers, and oil company research and engineering data at the rig site unconventional reservoirs
Petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, development staff. Evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of the Recognize consequences and magnitudes of
engineers, technicians, or anyone interested in formation shale anisotropy
a solid understanding of the principles of YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO
Deal with drilling mud rheology and Interpret NMR and capillary pressure
borehole geophysics. Design coring programs and maximize core
hydraulics measurements made on shale
Handle, process and describe cores Interpret microstructural imaging of shale
Preserve core to minimize rock alteration
Identify reservoirs Evaluate different types of pressure
Take and analyze sidewall cores COURS E CONTE N T
Determine mineralogy, porosity, and Handle formation pressure to minimize
Use cores to estimate porosity, permeability, Overview of unconventional reservoirs
saturation in various lithogies borehole risks
and fluid saturation (basic core analysis) Geochemistry of unconventional rocks Special
Recognize the importance of electrical Understand special core analysis (e.g.,
properties of earth materials COURSE CONTENT coring and core analysis techniques for
wettabililty, relative permeability, capillary Introduction Petroleum geology Rig types unconventionals Wireline logging of
Highlight oil mobility pressure, and reservoir fluid distribution
Interpret pressure profiles 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
Develop optimum tools and logging programs
Apply quick-look methods of formation evaluation) Volume calculations Advanced sample Gas-in-place and reserve and flow potential
evaluation Prevent/spot errors in core analysis vendor evaluation Formation pressures Borehole estimates Geomechanics and fracturing
reports (quality control) problems
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Select samples for special core studies
Logging objectives Invasion profile Challenge Correlate core and log data
of borehole geophysics Passive electrical
properties of earth materials Resistivity C OU RSE C ON T EN T
measuring tools, normal, induction, laterolog Coring and core analysis objectives Coring
Reservoir/non-reservoir discrimination Matrix- hardware and maximizing core recovery Core-
sensitivity logs, GR, SGR, Pe Depth handling, wellsite procedures, and preservation
measurements and control Borehole calipers methods Sidewall coring and analysis
Porosity-mineralogy logs, density, neutron, sonic Organizing effective laboratory programs
Porosity determination in clean formations Porosity, permeability, and fluid saturation
Formation resistivity factor Conductivity of Unconventional Reservoir Analytical Protocol
shales Porosity log crossplots and mineralogy Quality control in core analysis Petrography
identification Partially saturated rock properties and mineralogy Special core analysis sample
and Archie Equation and more selection and statistical data analysis Core-log
correlation (includes nmr log calibration,
A L S O AVAILAB LE SOON acoustic, nuclear, and electrical properties) an
introduction to rock mechanics Wettability,
AS A V IRTU AL COU RSE relative permeability, capillary pressure, and
reservoir fluid distribution Data integration in
reservoir simulation Final problem: design of

coring and core analysis program

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
CALGARY, CANADA 23-27 APR 2018 $4190+GST
DENVER, US 10-14 SEP 2018 $4240
DUBAI, UAE 6-10 MAY 2018 $5340 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 30 OCT-3 NOV 2017 $4040
BAKERSFIELD, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $4175
19-23 FEB 2018 $4240
HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEP 2018 $4415
18-22 JUN 2018 $4240
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 23-27 OCT 2017 $4935
10-14 DEC 2018 $4240
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 13-17 AUG 2018 $5070
22-26 OCT 2018 $5170 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
LONDON, UK 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $4890+VAT HOUSTON, US 9-13 OCT 2017 $4040 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
LONDON, UK 13-17 NOV 2017 $4670+VAT
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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
D E S 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 five-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
YOU 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
COUR 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
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) purposes of evaluation
HOUSTON, US 4-6 OCT 2017 $3075 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
5-7 MAR 2018 $3225 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) DENVER, US 7-11 MAY 2018 $4415
24-26 OCT 2018 $3225 ANCHORAGE, US 17-21 SEP 2018 $4290 HOUSTON, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $4215
LONDON, UK 1-3 NOV 2017 $3550+VAT HOUSTON, US 13-17 NOV 2017 $4140 12-16 NOV 2018 $4415
30 MAY-1 JUN 2018 $3715+VAT 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4340 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 3-7 SEP 2018 $5245
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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
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) parameters for successful monitoring
DENVER, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $4425 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
1-5 OCT 2018 $4615 HOUSTON, US 4-6 DEC 2017 $3135 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4440 3-5 DEC 2018 $3285 HOUSTON, US 15-18 OCT 2018 $3965 HOUSTON, US 2-6 APR 2018 $4440
includes field trip THE WOODLANDS, US 30 APR-2 MAY 2018 $3285 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 30 OCT-2 NOV 2017 $4500 LONDON, UK 6-10 AUG 2018 $5090+VAT

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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. Richard Henry Dr. Kishore Mohanty Dr. George Slater
Dr. Rosalind Archer Dr. Chris Galas Mr. Timothy Hower Mr. David Patrick Murphy Dr. John Spivey
Dr. Asnul Bahar Mr. Jerry Gilbert Dr. Chun Huh Dr. Grant Robertson Dr. Lawrence Teufel
Mr. James Baldwin Mr. Curtis Golike Dr. Russell Johns Dr. Helmy Sayyouh Dr. Dave Waldren
Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta Mr. Mason Gomez Dr. Mohan Kelkar Mr. Richard Schroeder
Dr. Mojdeh Delshad Dr. Ton Grimberg Mr. Stanley Kleinsteiber Mr. John Seidle
Dr. Iskander Diyashev Dr. Greg Hazlett Dr. Larry W. Lake Mr. Rod Sidle

Petroleum Business
Geology and Production Health, Safety,
Geophysics Petrophysics Reservoir Engineering and Drilling
& Professional


Resource and Reserve
Evaluations (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
(Virtual/Blended option Team Leadership Environmental
Evaluating and Developing Heavy Oil Resources (Page 7) coming soon) (Page 58)
Management (Page 47)

Petroleum Geology Basic Drilling, Essential Leadership

for Early Career Completion Skills for Technical
Geoscientists and and Workover Professionals
Engineers (see website) Basic Reservoir Engineering (Page 29) Operations (Page 6)

(Page 57)

Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices (Page 6) Expanded Basic

Petroleum Basics of HSE
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle (2 weeks) (Page 6) Economics (Page 51) Management (Page 46)

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
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 - Virtual Instructor-led Training
maximizing recovery and Net Present Value are included. Are you ready to attend a PetroSkills Applied Reservoir Engineering
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 Subject
Engineers or geoscientists who will occupy the position of reservoir engineer, (Approx)
the results.
and any other technically trained individual who desires a more in-depth 1 Orientation
DES IG NE D F O R foundation in reservoir engineering than is offered in the one-week Basic
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines courses. 2 3 Reservoir Fluid
engineering trainees, technical managers, 3 Reservoir Rock Properties
technical assistants, technicians, chemists, YOU W I LL L EARN HOW TO
3 3 Reservoir Statistical Analysis
physicists, technical supervisors, service Determine critical properties of reservoir rocks fluid (oil, water, and gas) PVT
relationships 3 Interphase Properties
company personnel, sales representatives, data
processing personnel, and support staff working Calculate hydrocarbons initially in place using several methods 4 3 Reservoir Flow Properties
with reservoir engineers and wanting to Assess reservoir performance with dynamic techniques
Determine the parameters that impact well/reservoir performance over time
5 Reservoir Fluid Fundamentals
understand the process of reservoir definition,
development, and production, or engineers Analyze well tests using standard well testing principles and techniques 2 Session 1
newly placed in a reservoir engineering position Characterize aquifers 3 Online Learning
that want a first reservoir engineering course at Determine reservoir drive mechanisms for both oil and gas reservoirs 2 Session 2
the Basic level. Apply oil and gas field development planning principles 6 Reservoir Statistical Analysis Fundamentals
Forecast production decline
YO U W IL L L E A R N 2 Session 1
How to collect and analyze the data needed C OU RSE C ON T EN T 3 Online Learning
for reservoir engineering tasks Asset life cycles, professional roles, hydrocarbon reservoir descriptions 2 Session 2
Fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media Porosity, permeability, compressibility, capillary pressure, wettability and relative
How reservoirs are characterized by fluid type permeability, averaging reservoir property data Phase behavior of reservoir
7 3 Improved Properties
and drive mechanisms fluids, gas properties, oil properties, water properties, PVT sampling, and 3 Reservoir Fluid Displacement
The basis for reservoir fluid distribution understanding PVT laboratory reports Calculate original hydrocarbons in- 8 3 Pressure Transient Analysis
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 9 Reservoir Flow Properties Fundamentals
About oil displacement and optimizing balance, Havlena-Odeh method, gas material balance, volumetric, compaction, 2 Session 1
reservoir performance water drive, and compartmentalized reservoirs Oil well testing: radial flow 3 Online Learning
The basics of enhanced oil recovery theory, wellbore storage and skin, drawdowns, buildups, curve shapes, type 2 Session 2
How oil and gas in place can be estimated curve solutions, pseudo steady state, steady state, average pressure estimates,
and recovery predicted PI and IPR relationships Gas well testing: pressure, pressure squared, real
10 3 Reservoir Material Balance
gas pseudo pressure solutions, rate sensitive skins, multi-rate testing, gas well 3 Improved Recovery Analysis
C OUR S E C O N T E N T deliverability Hurst van Everdingen, Carter Tracy, and Fetkovitch methods of 11 Reservoir Fluid Displacement Fundamentals
Reservoir fluid properties Coring practices and aquifer analysis and description Immiscible displacement: fluid displacement
reservoir rock properties Fundamentals of 2 Session 1
process, fractional flow, Buckley Leverett, Welge Description of coning, 3 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 2 Session 2
mechanisms Oil and gas well performance, compaction drive-oil reservoirs: water drive, water flood, gravity drainage, gas 12 3 Rate Transient Analysis
including inflow and outflow concepts cap expansion, combination drive, naturally fractured and critical reservoir fluid
Pressure buildup analysis Oil displacement
3 Reservoir Simulation
reservoirs Gas field developments: characteristics, deliverability issues,
concepts Estimation of oil-in-place and gas- contracts, planning tools - oil field developments: development phases, 13 3 Reservoir Surveillance
in-place Recovery techniques reservoir characterization, sweep and recovery, production policies Reservoir 14 Reservoir Material Balance Fundamentals
simulation: why simulate? Various simulation models, simulator types, setting 2 Session 1
ALSO AVAIL A B L E A S A up a simulator model 3 Online Learning
VI RT U AL C OU R S E 2 Session 2
VIRTUAL 11 OCT-20 DEC 2017 $3740
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5-16 NOV 2018 $7445 16 3 Reservoir Management
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 30 OCT-10 NOV 2017 $8480 3 Reserves and Resources
22 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $8890
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17 Reservoir Surveillance Fundamentals
3-7 DEC 2018 $4790+VAT 2 Session 1
3-14 DEC 2018 $8580+VAT
BAKERSFIELD, US 9-13 OCT 2017 $3900
PERTH, AUSTRALIA 9-20 APR 2018 $9020+GST 3 Online Learning
13-17 AUG 2018 $4090
CALGARY, CANADA 2-6 OCT 2017 $3900+GST *plus computer charge 2 Session 2
DENVER, US 18-22 JUN 2018 $4140 18 Reservoir Management Fundamentals
HOUSTON, US 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 $3940
2 Session 1
12-16 FEB 2018 $4140
14-18 MAY 2018 $4140 3 Online Learning
6-10 AUG 2018 $4140 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2 Session 2
26-30 NOV 2018 $4140
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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
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) Life under enhanced oil recovery phase: conformance control options (i.e. bulk gel, CDG,
ABERDEEN, UK 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 $4670+VAT increasing complexity, cost/benefit consideration PPG, Bright Water) Gel properties
26-30 NOV 2018 $4890+VAT Miscible methods Chemical methods Laboratory screening Field examples and
DENVER, US 13-17 AUG 2018 $4240 Thermal methods Technical challenges: designs Reservoir simulators for conformance
HOUSTON, US 2-6 OCT 2017 $4040 current and future R&D directions, facilities control methods
15-19 OCT 2018 $4240 modifications and personnel training
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 13-17 NOV 2017 $4835 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
12-16 NOV 2018 $5070 HOUSTON, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4265 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
THE HAGUE, LONDON, UK 2-6 OCT 2017 $4695+VAT HOUSTON, US 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 $4065 HOUSTON, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $4240
NETHERLANDS 17-21 SEP 2018 $4890 10-14 SEP 2018 $4915+VAT 26-30 NOV 2018 $4265 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4440
*plus computer charge *plus computer charge LONDON, UK 13-17 AUG 2018 $4915+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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29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4190 5-7 MAR 2018 $3225
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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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HOUSTON, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $4215 HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $4140 DENVER, US 30 JUL-3 AUG 2018 $4440 HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEP 2018 $4340
5-9 NOV 2018 $4415 10-14 DEC 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 19-23 MAR 2018 $4440 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 20-24 NOV 2017 $4935
LONDON, UK 6-10 AUG 2018 $5065+VAT LONDON, UK 11-15 JUN 2018 $4990+VAT LONDON, UK 11-15 JUN 2018 $5090+VAT 26-30 NOV 2018 $5170
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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)
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
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DENVER, US 6-10 AUG 2018 $4365 12-16 NOV 2018 $4340
HOUSTON, US 2-6 APR 2018 $4365 HOUSTON, US 30 APR-4 MAY 2018 $4340 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
LONDON, UK 16-20 JUL 2018 $5015+VAT LONDON, UK 10-14 SEP 2018 $4990+VAT 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4340
PERTH, AUSTRALIA 7-11 MAY 2018 $5265+GST PITTSBURGH, US 6-10 NOV 2017 $4150 CALGARY, CANADA 7-9 MAY 2018 $3190+GST LONDON, UK 1-5 OCT 2018 $4990+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 FIELD TRIP
commonly used and misused technique for part of every petroleum company's asset base advanced well projects are emphasized in this
forecasting future production and remaining This course covers geologic and engineering
and continues to grow in importance throughout course. The application and benefits of
reserves. This course will give the learner a better concepts, methodology, and technology used to
the world. This course will help participants horizontal and multilateral wells are analyzed.
understanding of how fundamental reservoir characterize, evaluate, and manage naturally-
understand the engineering drivers on gas The process of candidate screening and
properties and drive mechanisms affect the fractured reservoirs. Applications and limitations
reservoir management and how a gas selection, involving geological, reservoir, and
shape of the production decline curve and how to of geologic and engineering procedures and
reservoir's value can be maximized through production characteristics are considered, as
avoid many of the mistakes commonly found in tools are discussed. Field examples and case
sound engineering practices. A full spectrum of well as constraints on drilling and completion
decline curve forecasts. The course also studies demonstrate the importance of
gas reservoir engineering techniques is options. Methods to predict well performance
examines the use of modern production decline integrated geologic and engineering studies in
addressed and their application to a large and recovery from horizontal and multilateral
type-curves to evaluate reservoir properties and developing effective, economical reservoir
variety of gas resource management options is wells are presented with integration of inflow
predict future performance. management strategies for different types of
discussed. and wellbore flow performance for individual
and multilateral wells. Well completion options
Engineers or technical assistants who are and its impact on well performance for DES IGNED FOR
Engineers actively involved with the operation horizontal and multilateral wells are
responsible for making forecasts of future Engineers and geoscientists interested in a
and management of gas reservoirs; summarized. The improvement by well
production using decline curves analysis. multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and
geoscientists working with gas reservoirs in field stimulation (multistage hydraulic fracturing and
Economists, managers, or geoscientists who are predicting the overall effect of natural fractures
development and expansion planning would matrix acidizing) is evaluated. Economic and risk
interested in developing a greater working on subsurface fluid-flow and subsequent
also benefit from attending this course. analysis are also presented with a number of
knowledge of decline curve methods and how to reservoir performance.
make better forecasts will also benefit from this COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS: case histories to highlight the performance and
course. Very good practical approach to the material - benefits of horizontal wells and the elements of Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
course is highly recommended. risk and uncertainty at the initial design stage. Detect and predict subsurface natural
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Instructor did a great job relating the theory to fracture occurrence and intensity from cores
Use the exponential, hyperbolic and harmonic DES IGNED FOR and well logs
potential applications.
decline curve equations Exercises were practical and useful. Geologists, reservoir engineers, production and Determine fractured rock properties affecting
See the relationships between reservoir completion engineers, and development, asset, reservoir performance
recovery mechanisms and decline curve types YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO and project managers. Design and analyze pressure transient tests
Identify and understand how the transient flow Evaluate gas reservoir data and prepare this in naturally-fractured reservoirs
period can lead to overestimation Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
data for engineering calculations Evaluate reservoir performance in naturally-
Use multiple methods to avoid overestimating Apply frequently used gas reservoir Identify the applications of horizontal,
fractured reservoirs
reserves engineering techniques multilateral, and intelligent wells from
Develop and apply numerical simulation
Recognize reservoir performance Perform production decline type curve geological and reservoir aspects
models to fluid-flow in naturally-fractured
characteristics based on field examples analysis and use other advanced reservoir Assess multidisciplinary inputs for successful
See the impact of reservoir heterogeneities calculations such as simulation screening of advanced well projects
Apply coupled geomechanics/fluid-flow
such as faulting, permeability variance, and Solve reservoir engineering calculations Predict horizontal and multilateral well
behavior to reservoir management strategies
layering through the use of many practical exercises productivity with integrated reservoir flow and
in naturally fractured reservoirs
Account for changing operating conditions well flow models
Evaluate the impact of natural fractures on
Perform analysis on a multi-well basis without C OU RSE C ON T EN T Evaluate formation damage and well
hydraulic fracture stimulation
introducing common errors Gas reservoir fluid properties: gas condensate completion effects on advanced well
Use alternative methods including diagnostic sampling and understanding laboratory reports performances COURS E CONTE N T
performance plots (e.g., log WOR vs. Np, Gas reservoir fluid flow and well testing: Diagnose problems in advanced wells and Characterization of natural fractures and
Stagg's, P/Z vs. Gp, etc.) for rate and reserves deliverability testing and non-darcy flow, testing conduct the necessary sensitivity analyses fracture systems Influence of mechanical
analysis for hydraulically fractured wells, horizontal wells, Evaluate well stimulation treatments, stratigraphy and structure on fracture
Use advanced decline curve and production and gas condensate reservoirs Determination including multiple-stage fractured horizontal development Detection and prediction of
data analysis for reservoir characterization of original gas-in-place: material balance well performance and matrix acidizing results subsurface natural-fracture occurrence and
techniques for various drive mechanisms and Intelligent well concept, design and field intensity from cores and well logs Fractured
C OUR S E C O N T E N T applications
Conventional decline curve equations: reservoir types, alternate plotting techniques, rock properties affecting reservoir performance
production decline type curves Gas flow in Minimize technical and economic risk in Classification of naturally-fractured reservoirs
exponential, hyperbolic and harmonic rate versus advanced well projects
time and rate versus cumulative production wellbores and pipelines: the gas production with reservoir examples and potential
relationships, selecting the proper equation based system, pressure drop in wellbores and production problems Naturally-fractured
on reservoir properties and drive mechanisms flowlines, restrictions to gas production reservoirs: fluid-flow, well performance and well
Prediction of future performance and ultimate Technical and economic benefits of advanced
The effects of transient production: how to testing, reservoir performance, numerical
recovery: decline curves, coupled material well systems Reservoir applications for various
recognize transient production, how transient simulation Geomechanics/fluid-flow
balance and deliverability techniques, reservoir well types The screening of applications for
forecasts can overestimate remaining reserves, Behavior and stimulation of naturally-fractured
simulation, gas well spacing and infill drilling advanced well applications Geological structure
how to properly constrain transient forecasts reservoirs Effects of natural fractures on
Special topics Reservoir management of characteristics Classification of advanced wells
Forecasting during displacement processes: reservoir permeability, anisotropy, drainage area,
water-drive gas reservoirs, predicting gas Reservoir inflow performance at different
using trends like water-oil ratio and versus and waterflood sweep efficiency
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
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
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BAKERSFIELD 5-6 NOV 2018 $2575 HOUSTON, US 7-11 MAY 2018 $4440 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4440
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Streamlines: Applications
New Opportunities in
to Reservoir Simulation,
Unconventional Resource Gain knowledge
Old Fields NOF and Reserve Evaluations
Characterization and
URRE when and where
Management SRS
you need it
Don't buy or sell a producing property before This course is designed to cover introductory NEW
taking this course! There is nearly always upside and advanced concepts in streamline
This five-day advanced course is designed to
in mature oil and gas fields that may be technology and its applications for reservoir
expose attendees to the understanding and
particularly profitable because of existing wells characterization, reservoir management/
and infrastructure. The keys to successful optimization and field development strategy. application of the latest approaches, techniques,
exploitation of new opportunities include 1) This course is not limited to streamline and requirements being applied to reserves
recognition of the new opportunities, 2) simulation but exposes the power of streamlines evaluation within unconventional resources.
quantification of the reserves, 3) evaluation of in general. A copy of the SPE textbook Particular focus is given to actions and
alternative methods of exploitation, and 4) Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice methodologies that are necessary to enhance
economic analysis of depletion scenarios. Case along with streamline simulation software will the reserve categorization. Discussion and class
studies and class problems address each of be provided to each course participant. examples will emphasize the testing protocols
these key items and illustrate how new necessary within the exploration, appraisal, and
opportunities can be recognized and evaluated DESI GN ED FOR development phases of the resource life cycle.
for many different types of oil and gas reservoirs. Practicing geoscientists and engineers. No The course is based around the Petroleum
The computer-based problems will provide the formal training in reservoir simulation is required Reserve Management System (PRMS).
delegate with utility programs and solution other than knowledge of basic mathematics. Variations needed to conform to other national
templates that can be used in the real world. standards such as the SEC, NI-51, SORP, NPD,

Chinese, as well as other standards, is taught as
DES IG NE D F O R Apply the fundamentals of streamlines a stand-alone module. A majority of the offering
Reservoir and production engineers, and streamline simulation, and analyze the is focused on shale oil and shale gas resources,
development geoscientists, asset team leaders, advantages and limitations over conventional with selected coverage of tight gas, coalbed
acquisition and divestiture managers, and other simulation methane, and coal seam gas plays also being
technical personnel involved in evaluation and Simulate flow and visualize results at the included, depending on participant interest.
exploitation of reserves in mature fields. geologic model scale
Calculate swept areas and drainage volumes DES IGNED FOR Online Learning for
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W T O Optimize infill wells Reservoir engineers and geoscientists working Petroleum Professionals
Recognize production and reservoir Perform reservoir surveillance and flood in integrated teams in unconventional
characteristics of old fields that indicate the optimization using streamlines assessments. Managerial staff requiring an ePetro is ideal for both
potential for increasing reserves and value Integrate streamlines with finite-difference understanding of unconventional reservoir technical and business-
Understand whether existing recovery factors simulators reserve and resource evaluation standards will
are consistent with those than can be realized Validate upscaled and upgridded geologic oriented professionals who
also benefit.
with effective utilization of the natural drive models are either new to the
mechanism(s) and the appropriate use of Perform streamline assisted history matching Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO petroleum industry or could
improved recovery methods of reservoir models Differentiate reserve estimation approaches
Identify under-performing wells or field areas Apply streamline simulation for complex benefit from an industry
within shale oil\gas, tight gas, CBM\CSG, and
and recommend appropriate intervention reservoir geometries and flow processes hybrid plays overview. The series
Determine the upside potential of a field, Compute gas\oil in place and estimated incorporates information
distinguishing between incremental reserves C OU RSE C ON T EN T
and reserve acceleration Basic governing equations Line source and
ultimate recovery in unconventional resources for geosciences, reservoirs,
Design a data collection program appropriate
Examine alternative re-development sink solutions Streamfunctions and
within the exploration, appraisal and
production, drilling,
strategies by studying case histories and streamtubes Tracing streamlines in 3D The completions, and field
development phases of an asset life cycle
working example industry problems streamline time of flight and its significance
Use of streamlines with finite-difference models Apply analysis of core analysis, well test data, development and includes:
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Streamline simulation Flow simulation and proximate analyses to enhance reserve
Why Opportunities Emerge: nature of reserves through geologic models Streamline vs. finite estimation
growth; operating practices and their effect on difference Analytical/numerical solutions Describe the advantages and disadvantages Oil and Gas Industry
between various reserve estimating
new opportunities; the contribution of evolving along streamlines Modeling gravity and cross-
techniques including decline curve, rate
technology Recognizing Opportunities: streamline mechanisms Compressibility
reservoir characteristics and production effects Mapping and material balance errors transient, and the probabilistic approach E&P Asset Life Cycle
performance indicative of new opportunities, Practical considerations and limitations Differentiate between various reserve and Reservoir Fluids
unraveling limited data, linking operator Flow visualization Primary recovery and resource accounting methods
practices to new opportunities Reserves drainage volume calculations Swept volume Differentiate between prospective resources, Exploration and
versus Upside Potential: review of reserve calculations and optimizing infill wells pattern contingent resources and reserves Appraisal
classification, risk assessment, value of new balancing/rate allocations Improved Summarize the concepts of reasonable
certainty and reliable technology
Development and
information, data quality control and integration waterflood management Waterflood field
Reservoir Heterogeneity and New tracer interpretation Hybrid methods Create a unconventional reserve growth Production
Opportunities: categories of heterogeneity and Miscible flood modeling and predictions portfolio Mature Assets and
their implications for new opportunities, Model ranking and uncertainty assessment Minimize unconventional reserve write-downs
reservoir compartmentalization, application of dynamic Reservoir characterization upscaling/ Abandonment
3D seismic in old fields, identification of net pay, upgridding Streamline-based history matching COURS E CONTENT Midstream
fractured reservoirs Exploitation Opportunities: History matching: workflows Assisted Fundamentals of unconventional reservoirs
reservoir enhancement through fluid injection, history matching of finite-difference models The Petroleum Reserve Management System Gas Manufacturing
redevelopment of mature waterfloods, infill Streamline-based sensitivity computations (PRMS) Probabilistic analysis as applied to Refining
drilling, its utility, application, and value; production Data integration Field case unconventional resources Exploration data
horizontal and multilateral wells including their
studies Advanced topics discussion and collection programs Prospective resource
use in displacement projects, re-completions in wrap-up Fractured reservoir modeling and evaluation Appraisal data collection programs
stratified reservoirs, de-bottlenecking gathering applications Corner point geometry and faults Contingent resource evaluation Reserve
systems, produced water management, co- Compositional modeling Time step and data collection programs Reserve evaluations
production of water for improved recovery stability considerations Front tracking Reserve portfolio management Alternate
methods Streamline vs. finite difference: evaluation approaches Ethics and public
advantages and limitations information releases

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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 needsboth applied and advancedsee page 40.

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

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)

Scale Identification, Remediation and

Prevention Workshop (Page 44)
(Virtual/Blended Course)

NODAL Analysis Workshop (Page 39) (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) Applied Water
Surface Production Technology in Oil and
Systems Unconventional Resources Completion and 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 (Virtual/Blended option for Applied Safety
Petrophysics (Page 23) Production Technology for Other Disciplines (Page 38) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) first week coming soon) (Page 47)
(Also available as a Well Test Design
Virtual/Blended course) and Analysis (Page 30) Production Operations 1 (Page 37) (Vrtual option available) 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

(Page 19)
Management (Page 49)
Concept Selection
and Specification of EssentialTechnical
Basic Drilling Surface Production Well Stimulation: Production Facilities Writing Skills (Page 58)
Technology (Page 18) Operations (Page 36) Practical and Applied (Page 38) in Field Development
Basic Petroleum Basic Reservoir Projects (See Website) Essential Leadership

Geology (Page 8) Engineering (Page 29) Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations (Page 6) Skills for Technical Basics of
(Virtual/Blended option Overview of Gas Professionals (Page 57) Environmental
coming soon) Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices (Page 6) Processing (See Website) Management
Basic Petroleum (See Website)
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle (Page 6) Economics (Page 51)
Basics of HSE
Basic Petroleum Technology (Page 5) (Virtual/Blended option coming soon) Management (Page 46)

Completions and Production Operations 1 PO1

Workovers CAW Production Operations 1


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 LE A 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
ALSO AVAILABLE AS A equipment Primary and remedial cementing operations Perforating design and 1.5 Session 1
V IRTUAL CO URSE applications Completion and workover well fluids Well intervention: wireline, hydraulic 5 Online Learning
workover units, and coiled tubing Production logging Artificial lift completions: rod
30 OCT-15 DEC 2017 $4030 1.5 Session 2
5 FEB-30 MAR 2018 $4200
pump, gas lift, ESP, PCP, plunger lift, and others Problem well analysis Formation
14 MAY-13 JUL 2018 $4200
damage Acidizing Corrosion control Scale deposition, removal, and prevention 11 4 Flow Assurance and Production
9 JUL-31 AUG 2018 $4200
Surfactants Paraffin and asphaltenes Sand control Hydraulic fracturing Chemistry
24 SEP-16 NOV 2018 $4200
Unconventional resources: shale gas and oil, heavy oil and bitumen 4 Sand Control
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 12 Sand Control Fundamentals
PetroAcademy 1.5 Session 1

BAKERSFIELD, US 23 OCT-3 NOV 2017 $7050

DUBAI, UAE 12-23 NOV 2017 $9005 1.5 Session 2
4-15 NOV 2018 $9395
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 23 APR-4 MAY 2018 $7470 13 4 Hydraulic Fracturing
ABERDEEN, UK 23-27 APR 2018 $5380+VAT 6-17 AUG 2018 $7470 4 Production Problem Diagnosis
CALGARY, CANADA 2-6 APR 2018 $4610+GST 22 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $7470 and Intervention Planning
DENVER, US 29 OCT-2 NOV 2018 $4660 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 1-12 OCT 2018 $8915
DUBAI, UAE 18-22 MAR 2018 $5875 LONDON, UK 4-15 DEC 2017 $8215+VAT 14 4 Production Logging
HOUSTON, US 23-27 OCT 2017 $4240 3-14 DEC 2018 $8605+VAT Production Logging
26 FEB-2 MAR 2018 $4665 *plus computer charge Fundamentals
16-20 JUL 2018 $4665
1-5 OCT 2018 $4665 1.5 Session 1
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 3-7 SEP 2018 $5420 Virtual 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 5 Online Learning
LONDON, UK 13-17 NOV 2017 $4940+VAT 1.5 Session 2
22 JAN - 13 APR 2018 $6990
18-22 JUN 2018 $5380+VAT
9 APR - 6 JUL 2018 $6990 T O LE AR N M O RE , VI SI T
12-16 NOV 2018 $5380+VAT
6 AUG - 2 NOV 2018 $6990
MIDLAND, US 4-8 JUN 2018 $4610
Production Technology Well Stimulation: Surface Production Coiled Tubing
for Other Disciplines Practical and Applied Operations PO3 Interventions CTI


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
explained. Horizontal and multilateral technology portion of the course setting the geological and many short directed 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 design stimulation subsurface, operations, and field engineers; and
treatments. These exercises bring out many YOU WILL LEA RN service company managers, supervisors and
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO important parameters discussed during the A practical understanding of all the operators.
Apply and integrate production technology course. This subject is briefly covered in the fundamental field treating facilities: what they
principles for oilfield project development PetroSkills Production Operations 1 course are, why they are needed, how they work Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Choose basic well completion equipment (Foundation Level) as well as in the Formation The properties and behavior of crude oil and Plan, design, manage, and execute coiled
configurations Damage: Causes, Prevention, and Remediation natural gas that govern production operations tubing interventions
Perform system analyses (Nodal Analysis) (Intermediate Level) course. However, this Field processes for treating and conditioning Improve the overall operational performance
to optimize well tubing design and selection course is more concentrated, detailed, and full wellstream production for sales or final during coiled tubing interventions
Perform basic artificial lift designs applied in the subject matter than either of the disposition Select or recommend coiled tubing equipment
Apply the latest shale gas and oil extraction other 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 Smart well C OU RSE C ON T EN T Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, components Pumping operations
completions Field surveillance and data 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
Non-acid damage removal techniques coalescers, hydrocyclones, membranes Acid Life estimation (fatigue) Corrosion String
Acidizing - objectives, types, additives gas treatment: coatings, closed system, management Checklists Nitrogen
ALSO AVAILABLE SOON Acidizing placement techniques and the chemicals, solvents, conversion; stress cracking Emergency responses and contingencies
AS A VIRTUAL COURSE pressure chart Quality control and safety Valves: all types; regulators Pumps/
Hydraulic fracturing materials and their Compressors: centrifugal, positive displacement,
importance to success, including gel and slick rotary, reciprocating, ejectors Metering: orifice,
PetroAcademy head, turbine, and others Corrosion/Scales:

water treatments The frac chart Hydraulic

inhibition and treatment
PETROSKILLS.COM/BLENDED fracturing quality control and safety Energized
fluids - application and safety
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
DUBAI, UAE 3-7 DEC 2017 $4990
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 16-20 DEC 2018 $5240
HOUSTON, US 16-20 OCT 2017 $3940
HOUSTON, US 23-27 JUL 2018 $4265 5-9 NOV 2018 $4140
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 10-14 DEC 2018 $5095 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-11 MAY 2018 $4970
THE HAGUE, LONDON, UK 25-29 JUN 2018 $4790+VAT
NETHERLANDS 6-10 NOV 2017 $4695 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) MIDLAND, US 23-27 OCT 2017 $3900 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
5-9 NOV 2018 $4915 HOUSTON, US 17-21 SEP 2018 $4140 1-5 OCT 2018 $4090 DUBAI, UAE 7-11 OCT 2018 $5340
*plus computer charge KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 30 OCT-3 NOV 2017 $4735 SAN ANTONIO, US 16-20 JUL 2018 $4140 HOUSTON, US 6-10 AUG 2018 $4240
Performance Analysis,
Prediction, and
Resources Completion
and Stimulation URCS
Optimization Using NODAL Analysis Workshop NAW
NODAL 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 engineers 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 wells 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 DESIGNED 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 YOU 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

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 4-8 DEC 2017 $4040 DENVER, US 13-17 AUG 2018 $4265 T O LE AR N M O RE , VI SI T
11-15 JUN 2018 $4240 HOUSTON, US 4-8 JUN 2018 $4265
8-12 OCT 2018 $4240 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 2-6 OCT 2017 $4860 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) PETROSKILLS.COM/
3-7 DEC 2018 $5095
MIDLAND, US 7-11 MAY 2018 $4190 VIRTUAL 26 MAR-12 APR 2018 $3990 N ODAL - V IRTUAL
PITTSBURG, US 13-17 AUG 2018 $4190 *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

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

BARCELONA, SPAIN 17-21 SEP 2018 $4890 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $4040 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 9-13 JUL 2018 $4440 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
10-14 DEC 2018 $4240 HOUSTON, US 1-5 OCT 2018 $4340 MIDLAND, US 10-14 SEP 2018 $4390 HOUSTON, US 14-18 MAY 2018 $4340

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Artificial Lift Systems Beam Pumps BP Electrical Submersible

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This course blends lecture, hands-on exercises, This course will allow the user to become FIELD TRIP
and seminar teaching styles to enhance familiar with the system and when it should be
This course will allow the user to become
learning. Participants work with software that used. All components will be described in detail.
familiar with the ESP system and when it should
allows them to design and analyze artificial lift Design and analysis will be done using
be used. All components will be described in
designs, which should improve performance and
result in higher production rates and/or reduced
operating costs. Participants learn how to design
advanced computer programs. Some films will
be show mostly illustrating either new products
or best practices. A few problems will be solved
detail. Design and analysis problems will be
done using advanced computer programs.
Available to You
Problems will be solved and discussed by the
and troubleshoot rod pumping, continuous gas by the class members each day. Comparisons
class members each day. Discussion is
lift, and electric submersible pump systems. with other systems to select the best system for
encouraged concerning experiences of
Other methods such as PCP, plunger lift, jet a given well, whether it may be beam pumping
successes and failures. Problems addressing
pump, hydraulic pump, and intermittent gas lift or another method of lift; design and analysis
solids, gas handling and viscosity are
will also be addressed. Participants gain using computer programs; and films and
addressed. Best practices are stressed
experience in solving problems by hand and also example problems will all be part of the class.
throughout so a long lasting system can be
by using advanced computer programs. Problems addressing solids, gas handling, and
developed for maximum profit. SCADA controls
Troubleshooting is an important part of artificial viscosity are addressed. Best practices are
and VSDs are discussed. The attendee will learn
lift operations and several typical surveillance stressed throughout so a long lasting system
the function of the various components, and the
problems are solved. The class includes pictures can be developed for maximum profit. New
concerns about installation, operation, and
and videos of the most important equipment material will also be presented on Beam Pumps
removal of failed equipment. The participant will
components being applied. With increased prices, in horizontal wells, rod protection in horizontal
be able to evaluate the design a system for
more emphasis is placed on techniques to wells, placement of pump, deviation surveys,
current and future conditions, analyze an
maximize production. New developments at and performance of gas separators.
installed system, and many other operational
various stages of application are also covered.
DESI GN ED F OR concerns of the ESP system. New developments
Effect of horizontal wells and deviation for all
Engineers and field technicians who are are added to the course as they become
methods are discussed.
responsible for the selection, operation, and available to the industry. Although the course
DES IG NE D F O R maintenance of beam pumping systems contains use of advanced computer programs
Engineers, technicians, field supervisors, and for design and analysis, much of the material is
others who select, design, install, evaluate, or YOU WI L L L EARN H O W TO devoted to best practices, which is usable by
operate artificial lift systems. Maximize oil production using beam systems both engineers and technicians. Deviation is not
Identify components of the system such a problem with ESPs but is discussed
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Design and analyze a system using up to nonetheless.
Use principles and content mentioned below date computer programs
to focus on maximizing oil production with Apply best practices for longer system life DESIGNED FOR Keep current and
Engineers and field technicians who are
artificial lift systems
Make basic PVT properties and inflow
Improve efficiency of the system
Combat gas, solids, and viscosity in the responsible for the selection, operation, and ensure you always
performance calculations related to artificial lift
Understand and apply multiphase tubing and
produce fluids
Make informed comparisons to other
maintenance of ESP.
have the latest
pipe flow principles methods
Maximize oil production using ESP systems
information by
Select the appropriate artificial lift system
Compare systems to determine which one is C OU RSE C ON T EN T Identify components of the ESP system joining our email
most economically feasible
Specify components and auxiliary equipment
Reservoir considerations Overview of artificial
lift Design and analysis of the beam pump
Design and analyze a system using up to
date computer programs list.
system Prime mover Belts Sheaves Implement best practices for longer system
needed for each system
Gear box Unit Polished rod Wellhead/ life
Know what best practices are available to
stuffing box Rods Pump Tubing Artificial Improve power efficiency of the system
extend the life of equipment and installed
lift systems
Apply basic design and analysis concepts
lift efficiency Heavy oil considerations Gas
separation/handling Best practices for
Combat gas, solids, corrosion, and viscosity
in the produced fluids You Will Receive:
operation Component design System Compare to other artificial lift methods
Design system features that allow for gassy
analysis Pump off controllers
Complimentary learning and
production, production with solids, viscous
production, and for other harsh environments
COURSE CONTENT development resources
Introduction to artificial lift and electrical
submersible pumping Introduction for Information on new courses and
reservoir and production considerations
Overview of artificial lift technology Criteria for
Description of all components of the electrical instructors
selection of artificial lift system Reservoir
submersible system starting at the surface to
performance: inflow and outflow relationships
the pump; transformers; controllers/VSD; Additional public course
Artificial lift screening Introduction to rod-
pumping, gas lift, and ESP systems
wellhead; tubing cable; cable guards; motor locations and dates
lead cable; pump; intake/gas separator;
Rod-pump design: pumping unit, rods, pump,
prime movers, gas anchor, pump-off controls
equalizer/protector; motor; instrumentation Invitations for PetroSkills
Installation considerations and cautions
Gas lift design: mandrels, valves, injection gas
Design of an ESP system to fit current and
events and conferences
requirements, temperature, chokes, spacing,
future well conditions Operation of a given
equilibrium curve, continuous flow design ESP
design Analysis of an ESP system using
design: pump performance curves, pump intake
diagnostics from installed instrumentation and
curves, typical problems, installation,
troubleshooting Best practices for installation
using diagnostic computer programs Removal Simply go to
of failed equipment Controls for ESP systems
and maintenance Economic analysis
including variable speed drives ESP
instrumentation available in the industry
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) Failure analysis Data keeping Maintenance
CALGARY, CANADA 25-29 JUN 2018 $4215+GST and monitoring
HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $4065
16-20 JUL 2018 $4265
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
10-14 DEC 2018 $4265
LONDON, UK 23-27 OCT 2017 $4695+VAT 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) HOUSTON, US 2-6 APR 2018 $4515
20-24 AUG 2018 $4915+VAT HOUSTON, US 21-25 MAY 2018 $4340 MIDLAND, US 8-12 OCT 2018 $4290
includes field trip
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Gas Lift GLI Plunger Lift PLS
Gas lift is one of the most widely used artificial
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%.
lift techniques. Participants will investigate the
Plunger lift is a very popular method of gas well
impact of tubing sizing, gas lift valve selection,
dewatering as it is initially inexpensive and can
gas lift mandrel spacing, gas lift valve design,
last a long time with no outside energy required
casing pressure, surface choke size, gas
for many wells. The components of each system
volume, etc., on well design and operation.
are described and the cycles of each method
Participants practice mandrel spacing design
are shown in detail and tools for analysis are
and gas lift valve design, surveillance, and
provided to the attendees. Methods of analysis
optimization at the well and field level using
include analysis by shape of the SCADA traces
actual field data including the use of software
of CP, TP, rate, and LP. Also, analysis of the
programs. After attending this course,
cycles is facilitated by use of a provided
participants will be able to identify, diagnose,
spreadsheet that allows determination of the
analyze, and solve gas lift problems. Up to date
cycle slug size, the CP required to lift it at the
computer programs will be used/demonstrated
correct speed, the minimum time for shut-in for
during the course. The class includes pictures
the plunger to fall, the maximum liquid possible,
and videos of most important equipment
the cycle times, and other information on the
components while being applied, to further
plunger cycle. Other details of plunger lift
participant understanding. With increased
operation are presented with the focus on
prices, more emphasis is placed on techniques
The instructor proctiv vided a holistic and to maximize production. New developments at
trouble free cycles and more gas production.
hen sive per spe e to the course material. various stages of development and application
The course will consist of slide presentations,
compre and taught with clarity example problems, and discussion. Some film
He was ver y eng agi ng, are also covered.
ion s. will be shown. Some programs and SS will be
through dem ons trat
DESIGNED FOR distributed to the attendees. Effects of deviation
JESSICA BASIC GEOPHYSICS Production engineers and operations staff on operation are presented.
responsible for designing gas lift installations
and/ or performing surveillance and optimization
Engineers and field technicians.
on wells using gas lift; appropriate for staff at all
levels of gas lift expertise and has been given YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
with good results to both production engineers Recognize liquid loading in a gas well using
my knowledge on the new to gas lift as well as industry gas lift field symptoms, critical velocity, and nodal
I definitely improvedthe previously known unsorted consultants. analysis
and systematized all Understand the advantages and
information. YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
disadvantages of various methods of solution,
UTES FOR RESERVOIR Select the appropriate gas lift systems and
DIAS 3D SEISMIC ATTRIBN SARC HOUSTON including plunger, and under what conditions
each will work
Design continuous-flow gas lift systems
Apply, design, and diagnose continuous
Analyze operating gas lift systems
plunger lift and conventional plunger lift
Increase production from your wells using
Increase production when operating plunger
gas lift technology and optimization
Improve the economics of gas lift operation
Know when conventional plunger ceases
COURSE CONTENT to work, what are other workable plunger
Gas lift concepts and data Inflow/Outflow related systems to switch to for continued
Nodal analysis Equilibrium curves Gas lift production
equipment and valve mechanics Valve
gaging, and COURSE CONTE N T
very interactive, en selection and calibration Unloading Mandrel
The course was ally with such an experienced spacing and step-by-step, complete gas lift
Introduction of loading, solution methods
educative, especi vast knowledge in various fields in design for a well Temperature effects on
Comparison of various AL methods to
instructor. He has valves Determine the Ptro Orifice sizing
drawdown capabilities Continuous Plunger
the oil industry. ION AND
ICT techniques Lift gas rates for best economics
Lift: cycle, components, types of plungers used
PERFORMANCEUSI ANALYSIS, PREDAN ALYSIS for well conditions, when to use and when
KABIR NG NODALTM Causes and solutions of instability Gas lift
OPTIMIZATION I switch to conventional, benefits/problems,
PO2 DUBA surveillance and measurement Analysis of
diagnostics, safety Conventional Plunger Lift:
flowing pressure gradient surveys Analysis of
cycle, components, types of plungers used for
GL surface charts and measurements Gas
well conditions, when to use, diagnostics using
allocation and field optimization Use of
CP/TP plots and SS, methods of tracking
computer programs for gas lift design,
plungers from surface, other troubleshooting,
troubleshooting, and optimization
evaluating effects of compression, effects on
and was
very knowledgeable, production of wear, setting EOT, safety What
The instructor was stration of the material. He was systems to use when conventional plunger no
effective in his demon vant case histories and real life longer works Selection techniques for AL for
great at providing rele loaded gas wells
examples. VER

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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. The attendee should be
DES IG NE D F O R the course to emphasize key points on this and compressors. Problem-solving sessions able to recognize the problem of liquid loading
Engineers, operators, and technical managers important industry subject. This subject is briefly allow participants to evaluate field problems. and have a good idea of which methods can
who are responsible for offshore completions, covered in the PetroSkills Production Operations Participants receive complimentary software at solve the problem and select the best method/s
production, and development; technical staff 1 course (Foundation Level) as well as in the the end of the course. for solution after attending the course. There are
needing a foundation in principals, challenges, Well Stimulation: Practical and Applied (Basic about 400,000 gas wells in the USA and most
and solutions for offshore flow assurance. The Level) course. However, this course is more DESIGNED FOR are liquid loaded. Solving this problem may on
course is also appropriate for persons involved concentrated, detailed, and applied in the Production, reservoir and facilities engineers, the average increase production by ~40% per
in produced fluids flow in onshore production subject matter than either of the other courses. and others involved in gas production, well. The course will consist of slide
operations. transportation, and storage including field presentations, example problems, and
DESI GN ED FOR supervisors. discussion. Some films will be shown. Effects of
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Production, completion, reservoir, and drilling deviated or horizontal well applications on all
Identify the components of a complete flow engineers; geologists concerned with well YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
methods are discussed.
assurance study and understand how they performance and production enhancement; field Apply proven techniques to field problems
relate to the production system design and supervisors, production foremen, engineering which increase profitability DES IGNED FOR
operation technicians, production and exploration Calculate gas well performance from the Engineers, field technicians, field supervisors,
Interpret and use sampling and laboratory managers; those involved in vertical, horizontal, reservoir to the sales line and others who select, design, install, evaluate,
testing results of reservoir fluids relative to and multilateral wells, conventional and Optimize gas well production or operate artificial lift systems for use in
flow assurance unconventional reservoirs. Relate reservoir and well performance to time dewatering gas wells.
Understand the basic properties of reservoir Predict when a well will die due to liquid loading
fluids and how they are modeled for the YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
production flowline system Recognize formation damage and damage COURSE CONTENT Maximize gas production using optimized
Understand the thermohydraulic modeling of mechanisms in carbonates, sandstones, Gas properties: real gas behavior equations of dewatering techniques
steady state and transient multiphase flow in and shales state, impurities, mixtures, phase behavior dew Recognize liquid loading in a gas well using
offshore production systems Prevent and overcome damage, when it point, retrograde behavior, flash calculations; field symptoms, critical velocity, and nodal
Evaluate and compare mitigation and exists, through the application of non-acid classifying gas reservoirs Reservoir analysis
remediation techniques for: gas hydrates, approaches, acidizing, and small fracturing performance: gas well testing flow after flow, Recognize the advantages and disadvantages
paraffin (waxes), asphaltenes, emulsions, treatments isochronal, stabilized inflow performance; of various methods of liquid removal
scale, corrosion, erosion and solids transport, turbulence and skin effects; perforation effects; Install and troubleshoot several methods
C OU RSE C ON T EN T tight well analysis; horizontal wells; hydraulically
and slugging Understand economics of each method
Geological/depositional environment, reservoir fractured wells Reserve calculations: P/Z plots,
Understand the elements of an operability covered
properties review Properties influencing energy plots, water influx, abnormal pressure
report for subsea production facilities,
formation damage Damaging sandstones, effects; diagnostic testing based on production COURS E CONTE N T
flowlines, and export flowlines data Flow in pipes and restrictions: pressure
shales and carbonates, clay mineralogy Recognize symptoms of liquid loading in gas
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Damage mechanisms and causes of damage: loss tubing, flowlines, chokes, safety valves; wells Critical velocity Systems 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 Plunger lift Use of foam to deliquefy gas wells
velocity Compression: types of compressors;
multiphase flow modeling Hydrate, paraffin, completions, during production (fines migration, Hydraulic pumps Use of beam pumps to
compressor selection reciprocating and
and asphaltene control Basics of scale, paraffin, scale, etc.), during workovers, and deliquefy gas wells Gas lift Electrical
centrifugal; effects of variables; capacity and
corrosion, erosion, and sand control Fluid damage to injection wells Evaluating damage submersible pumps Progressive cavity pumps
horsepower Total system analysis: tubing and
property and phase behavior modeling potential: laboratory testing Evaluating wells flowline size effects; perforating effects; relating Other methods to attack liquid loading
Equations of state Fugacity and equilibrium that may be damaged: production performance, deliverability to time; evaluating compressor problems
Viscosities of oils Thermal modeling pressure analysis, production logging Damage installations; analyzing injection wells Flow
Multiphase pressure boosting Slugging: removal: non-acid approaches, acidizing, and measuring: orifice metering design, accuracy,
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

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) CALGARY, CANADA 20-24 NOV 2017 $4125+GST
ABERDEEN, UK 6-10 AUG 2018 $4990+VAT 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 19-23 NOV 2018 $4315+GST
HOUSTON, US 19-23 MAR 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 $4140 HOUSTON, US 10-14 SEP 2018 $4365
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 4-8 DEC 2017 $4935 26-30 NOV 2018 $4340 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 6-10 AUG 2018 $5195
3-7 DEC 2018 $5170 LONDON, UK 4-8 JUN 2018 $5015+VAT 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 23-27 OCT 2017 $4935
LONDON, UK 14-18 MAY 2018 $4990+VAT 15-19 OCT 2018 $5170 OKLAHOMA CITY, US 9-13 JUL 2018 $4315 HOUSTON, US 18-22 JUN 2018 $4365
*plus computer charge LONDON, UK 25-29 JUN 2018 $4990+VAT *plus computer charge *plus computer charge

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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 engineers 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,
friendly chemicals) capacitance, and resistance) Multiphase flow
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) and slip velocity and more...
VIRTUAL 9-25 APR 2018 $1628
4-20 SEP 2018 $1628
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD) 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
DUBAI, UAE 7-11 OCT 2018 $5440 HOUSTON, US 16-20 OCT 2017 $4140
T O LEA RN MORE, V ISIT HOUSTON, US 23-27 APR 2018 $4340 HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $4140 15-19 OCT 2018 $4340
LONDON, UK 16-20 JUL 2018 $4990+VAT 10-14 DEC 2018 $4340 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 2-6 JUL 2018 $5170
PETR OS KIL L S.C OM/ S C A L E MIDLAND, US 18-22 JUN 2018 $4290 *plus computer charge LONDON, UK 13-17 AUG 2018 $4990+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 the 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 and the characteristics, quality, and require new considerations, interdisciplinary water handling systems typically encountered in
industry in the last decade. In order to establish quantities of waters in heavy oil resource planning, and special techniques. This intense upstream (E&P) production operations, both
and implement an optimized water management operations. It will examine the interpretation of course addresses the critical need for a proper onshore and offshore. The chemistry of the
plan for hydraulic fracturing operations, operators analytical results and simulation resources understanding of all aspects of horizontal and main water-related problems of mineral scales,
and service companies need an understanding of including heavy oil and bitumen extraction use multilateral design, completion, and stimulation corrosion, bacteria, and oily water will be
a broad array of subjects, including water of water, limitations, and typical ratios. The that make these wells unique. It is designed for reviewed both from the theoretical and practical
chemistry, systems modeling, water treatment scientific basis and principles of de-oiling those planning or working with horizontal and aspects. Produced water treatment equipment
technology, the regulatory landscape, and best
technologies, chemical (hot and warm) lime multilateral wells and interested in effective use and typical water quality specifications will also
practices for field operations. This course first
establishes a foundation of knowledge regarding softening (including sludge disposal), ion of the latest technology. Basic understanding of be reviewed, as well as water injection and
water awareness, water chemistry, fluid dynamics, exchange SAC and WAC technologies, BFW important reservoir characteristics, hole stability, disposal systems. An exercise will be given to
and water analysis tools. Upon this foundation the chemistry, and OTSG boilers. Equipment scaling formation damage, crucial zonal isolation, and identify typical system problems and to apply
course will build a model for optimizing water and corrosion problems will be included. It will hydraulic fracturing are just some of the critical the knowledge you gained to propose solutions.
management in support of hydraulic fracturing review technologies of evaporators. Recent and issues addressed by this course. Hydraulic Emphasis will be placed on understanding and
operations, providing reviews of best practices developing new technologies for produced fracturing aspects of unconventional resources resolving operational problems in process
and the latest industry technology, while always water recovery will be discussed. Real life cases plays, including conductivity, proppant selection, equipment.
considering key stakeholders. This course is will be reviewed and evaluated. Finally, this and practices, are discussed. A combined
designed for the practitioner; for the people who course will review the most prominent practical and technical theme is employed, with DES IGNED FOR
will design and implement all or part of a water environmental limitations. emphasis on economy and efficiency in Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators
management plan in unconventional resource designing, completing, and producing horizontal needing to understand water-related problems
plays. DESI GN ED FOR and multilateral wells. in oil and gas production and their solutions.
Process designers and CPF operators dealing
DES IG NE D F O R with heavy oil produced water separation, DES IGNED FOR Y OU WILL LEARN
Production, completion, operations, and surface recovery and treatment for reuse or disposal. Completion, production, reservoir, and research The basics of oilfield water chemistry
facilities engineers; operations managers, Personnel involved in establishing, improving or engineers; geologists; managers in completion, How to monitor and control corrosion, scale,
logistics coordinators, field superintendents; any and bacterial growth in produced water and
supervising the implementation of technology production, drilling, and exploration; others
personnel involved in establishing, improving, or water injection/disposal systems
supervising the implementation of an improvements. This course will be useful to involved in various phases of horizontal and
managers in completion, production and multilateral wells or interested in gaining an How to implement system surveillance
organizations water management plan; programs to detect potential problems before
personnel in service organizations seeking a optimization of operations. interdisciplinary up-to-date understanding of
this continually evolving technology. system damage occurs
more thorough understanding of the water
YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO Produced (oily) water treatment options and
system in unconventional resource plays.
Understand technology options, advantages, Y OU WILL LEA RN HOW TO related treatment equipment
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO and limitations Successfully design and optimize horizontal How to use the knowledge gained to identify
Design and implement a water management Choose the most advantageous technology and multilateral well completions typical system problems and be able to
plan for an unconventional resource play given the site conditions Engineer wells, taking into account limitations propose solutions
Assess the regional hydrological cycle in the Design or specify the equipment capable to imposed by well bore stability and borehole
operational area fulfill the operations intended friction COURS E CONTE N T
Adopt emerging best practices regarding Optimize design conditions and operating Determine the appropriate zonal isolation Water chemistry fundamentals Water
water management efficiency methods for horizontal and multilateral wells sampling and analysis Water formed scales
Establish a water sampling and analysis Troubleshoot field situations Perform hydraulic fracturing of horizontal Corrosion control Water treatment
program Understand water mass and ionic/solids wells microbiology Produced water discharge/
Design and run a water treatment technology balance Design damage removal, stimulation, and disposal and treatment principles Produced
pilot test Review field cases workover operations water treating equipment - theory of operation,
Find the lowest cost solution for sourcing fluid advantages and disadvantages, and the
for hydraulic fracturing operations C OU RSE C ON T EN T COURS E CONTENT importance of oil droplet size Water injection
Select a water treatment technology for a Heavy oil review Water properties and Reservoir characteristics for horizontal and and disposal systems - theory of operation,
project analytical key parameters, review of analytical multilateral well applications Well performance corrosion, scale, and biological control Case
Manage the primary service/equipment results, what is logic, what is out of line prediction Wellbore stability of horizontal wells study
providers critical to water management
Thermo-extraction produced water, the process Stress field effect on drilling, completion,
Establish basic water quality requirements
necessary for frac fluid (SAGD and CSS), ratios De-oiling production, and stimulation Geosteering
Build a water management plan that technologies, traditional, deviations, and future Multilateral well structure, junction, and
complies with regulations Softening and silica removal, hot and warm application Formation damage and its effect
Build a water management cost model to lime softening Ion exchange technology, SACs on horizontal well performance Well
use as a tool to optimize water management and WACs technologies, the out of vessel completion and its effect on horizontal and
regeneration Backwash, regeneration and multilateral wells Intelligent completion:
COUR S E C O N T E N T separation sludge: collection, thickening, and downhole monitoring and control Well
Global water awareness and the oil and gas dehydration Boiler feed water final treatment, trajectory and completion optimization
industrys impact Flowback and produced standard requirements and chemical Horizontal well fracturing Acidizing of
fluid Basic water chemistry focused on oilfield conditioning Evaporator alternatives and ZLD horizontal wells Other stimulation methods
concerns Water quality considerations for technology Tube corrosion and scaling in
hydraulic fracturing operations Water
boilers and evaporators Mining bitumen
sampling and analysis, in the field and in the lab
Water treatment for reuse and recycling extraction, tailings pond, process affected
programs Acquisition, storage, transportation, waters, their treatment and reuse Cooling
disposal, and treatment of water Holistic field tower requirements, water conditioning, and
water management Regulations applicable to treatments Deep well injection of waste water:
water management Water management requirements and treatment
system cost modeling

2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

HOUSTON, US 4-8 DEC 2017 $4240
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Course Progression Matrix BASIC 5-Day BASIC 5-Day
Recognition and effective management of HSE NEW
risks/impacts is a fundamental requirement of This comprehensive training program is for
The Course Progression Matrix below shows how the HSE courses in this companies operating in our sector. This course anyone who develops or impacts fall protection
section are structured within each topic, from Basic to Specialized. These provides participants with the underpinning policy, as well as those involved with design
matrices are ideal for building training plans for early-career staff or finding knowledge on how to specify and implement an practices, facility or production modifications
the right course to build upon existing knowledge and experience. Our effective HSE management system at the and equipment procurement. The goal of
technical level. The course is based upon a training is to provide participants with the
programs include those externally accredited by IOSH and IEMA. common HSE management system which knowledge to solve fall protection issues before
explains the elements and their interaction. A they arise. Attendees will acquire the tools
We have had great success in bespoking/customizing our classes to include variety of exercises and case studies based on required to become certified OSHA competent
the HSE management systems of our members and clients. We also provide our Petros Barola on and off-shore case studies, persons and the skills to develop and implement
as well as readings and videos will be used to a comprehensive, cost effective and attainable
other classes and consulting including risk and impact assessment, incident
develop understanding and practice the skills. fall hazard control system. The course provides
investigation, and emergency preparedness and response. interactive instruction, multimedia resources,
The course is designed for the oil, gas and
petrochemical industries around the PetroSkills and knowledge check that have been developed
competence maps for HSE Management at the to train attendees to the competent person level.
Awareness level. This class can be taken alone,
Petros The HSE courses labeled with the red or together with our Basics of Safety (HS10). It
Barola diamond Petros Barola logo include provides the underpinning knowledge for This course is intended for safety directors,
Study an opportunity to apply your skills in participants seeking a career first-step safety professionals, fall protection program
an exceptional case study. The Petros qualification - the NEBOSH International General administrators, managers, facility engineers,
Barola Case Study is a fictitious but Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety production supervisors, and maintenance
highly authentic case study used to (IGC). For holders of the NGC gained within the supervisors.
challenge participants to apply their last five years, this class provides for conversion
knowledge across a range of scenarios. to the IGC (upon request). Y OU WILL LEARN
Practical exercises, problem solving, and To recognize myths and facts surrounding
meetings with Petros employees at all levels makes the participant feel that DESIGNED FOR fall protection
they have actually worked on the island of Barola. To describe how fall protection fits into the
All workers requiring basic awareness and/or a
core elements of your safety program
qualification in HSE management. These may
To determine the key resources for identifying
include field/operations staff, office workers,
fall hazards
engineers, supervisors, project managers, and
To rank abatement options using objective criteria
The following instructors have been selected and approved by aspiring HSE professionals. It is ideal for anyone
Regulatory requirements for access, surfaces,
the PetroSkills Curriculum Network: with no prior HSE management knowledge.
and edge protection
YOU WILL LEA RN About lift equipment including requirements
Mr. Stephen Asbury Mr. Christopher Dougherty Ms. Naomi Warr for vacating or entering an aerial lift
The principle elements of an HSE
Mr. Richard Ball Mr. Phillip Duckett Mr. David Whitelegg management system, and how these interact The regulations and standards for scaffolding
Mr. Richard Boothman Ms. Kerry Edwards Mr. Clyde Young to promote performance improvement How to minimize the dangers of falling objects
Mr. Mark Bowers Mr. Martyn Grant How to use ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO About the initial ANSI fall protection standards
Mr. Stewart Clarke Mr. Andrew Newborough 45001, HSG65, and ILO OSH-2001 and the new ones within the Z359 family
Key tools for assessing risks, risk control, and The difference between certified and non-
active/reactive monitoring certified anchorages
The roles and responsibilities of individuals How to recognize how ANSI applies to various
Health, Safety, Environment Process Safety
equipment components
within the management system and how
HSE MANAGEMENT SAFETY HEALTH ENVIRONMENT these can affect the safety culture of the How to inspect fall hazard equipment
organization About typical roof fall hazards
Examination techniques for the NEBOSH IGC1 About fall clearances including sample fall

IEMA Certificate clearance calculations

in Environmental exam (if required)
Distance Learning Vocational Diploma in Occupational Management To identify the elements of a horizontal lifeline
Safety and Health (Page 48) (Page 48) COURSE CONTENT system and recognize the pitfalls
Leadership, policy, objectives Legislation and The importance of preplanning a fall
regulation of HSE Responsibilities, resources protection rescue as a part of a pre-task plan
and competence Risk assessment and control To develop a rescue procedure for a specific
Lead Auditor for

Health and Safety Planning, safe systems of work Contractor personal fall arrest system
(IOSH) and controls Emergency preparedness and
Environment (IEMA) response Incident reporting and investigation COURS E CONTE N T
(Page 48) Inspections and audits Management review Fall protection program overview Fall hazard
risk assessment Fall hazard abatement
Engineering controls Lift equipment
Scaffolding OSHA requirements and ANSI
Risk Based Process standards Equipment inspection Roof fall
Safety Management protection Fall clearances Anchorages
(Page 48)
Horizontal lifelines Rescue

Contractor Safety Management Systems: Process Safety

Management A Development Engineering Petros
(Page 47) Workshop (see website) (see website) Barola
Case 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)
Applied Occupational Applied Study
Applied HSE Health and Industrial Fundamentals of page 46 BAKERSFIELD, US 11-15 DEC 2017 $3900
Management Applied Safety Hygiene (OH & IH) Environmental Process Safety 10-14 DEC 2018 $4090
(Page 47) (Page 47) (see website) Management (Page 48)
(Page 47) DUBAI, UAE 12-16 NOV 2017 $4990
HOUSTON, US 23-27 OCT 2017 $3940
9-13 APR 2018 $4140
22-26 OCT 2018 $4140
Basics of LONDON, UK 4-8 JUN 2018 $4790+VAT
Basics of HSE Environmental 2017-18 Schedule and Tuition (USD)

12-16 NOV 2018 $4790+VAT

Management Management
(Page 46) (see website) LONDON, UK 20-24 AUG 2018 $4790+VAT PITTSBURGH, US 7-11 MAY 2018 $4140

Applied Environmental Applied HSE Applied Safety HS20 Contractor Safety

Management HS23 Management HS28 Management HS46


This course provides hands-on opportunities to In just five days, learn how to develop and use This course teaches participants about a In many companies, contractors work 50%+ of
learn and apply tools, techniques, and systems an HSE management system to drive selection of advanced safety tools and facilitates the hours in the field. That is why it is important
of environmental management in oil, gas, and improvement and learning into your practice use of these in a case study setting. to prequalify, select, mobilize, execute,
petrochemical industries. Participants work as a organization! This course is about understanding During just five days, we learn about safety demobilize, and close out contracted activities
member of a team to develop and improve the and applying common HSE management techniques for the oil, gas, and petrochemical to a high standard. An effective relationship
environmental management system (EMS) and systems in oil, gas and petrochemical industries including the HSE case, Bowtie, JHA/ between clients and contractors at all stages of
environmental performance of company Petros, industries. It includes a rich blend of knowledge JSA, HAZOP, fault, and event tree analysis. We the supply chain is essential for competently
a fictitious but highly-realistic case study. development sessions, individual and team use a rich blend of exercises, problem-solving, managing health and safety in a facility or
Application of the learned techniques is exercises, problem-solving, and sector case videos, and case studies to support the learning project.
practiced at the upstream Caspian Explorer studies. These come together to challenge in realistic situations. These come together to In just five-days, you will learn the processes for
platform and the downstream Orkney Depot. participants in a realistic but fictional case study challenge participants in our case study developing and managing a contractor safety
facility, Petros Barola Limited. scenario Petros Barola. management system based on recognized
The course is designed to introduce participants
to solutions to environmental challenges and to Course content is built around the PetroSkills The class concludes with participants defending management systems, such as API
become an agent for change in their own competence maps at the Fundamental the company before the HSE regulator Recommended Practice 2220 Contractor
organization. The course is recommended for Application level. The course may be taken explaining why the company should retain its Safety Performance Process and OGP
those developing a career in environmental either independently or in conjunction with our operating license following a serious incident. Guidelines for Working together in Contracting
Applied Safety, Applied Health, and/or Applied Environment. The course includes knowledge
management and/or planning to progress The course content is built around the
Environment courses. This course also provides development sessions, practical exercises and
towards Full or Associate membership of the PetroSkills competence maps at the
practical learning for participants seeking problem-solving set in a case study setting. The
Institute of Environmental Management and Fundamental Application level. It may be taken
professional accreditation through Distance course concludes with a contractor pre-
Assessment (IEMA) using our IEMA Certificate in Learning Vocational Diploma in Occupational either independently or