Basic Petroleum Technology - BPT

Discipline: Multi-Discipline Training
Level: Basic
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. William (Bill) E. Powell
  • Mr. Gerry H. Ross

Related courses
Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations - BDC
Overview of the Petroleum Industry - OVP
Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle - EPB
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This course provides the participant with an understanding of basic petroleum technology in the context of the Petroleum Value Chain, from exploration to abandonment. The participant will understand how and when geoscience and engineering professionals use technology to determine and then optimize the economic value of an oil and gas field. This enables the participant to maximize their professional and administrative contribution in their organization. Participants first learn and understand why various global oil and gas production types have different value. The participant learns which technologies are used by the geoscience and engineering departments during each stage of the asset life cycle and WHY! This E&P lifecycle context accelerates an understanding of basic petroleum technologies and the oil industry. This learning is achieved through guided discussions, videos, animations, and progressive team exercises utilizing 'Our Reservoir' and 'Our Well' as working models.

A condensed version of BPT is available virtually via PetroAcademy.

"I think we covered a whole range of subjects, and I am really satisfied with the time per subject. It was a really good idea to show videos. I have no improvement suggestions." - Head of Section, Greenland

"The instructor did a great job and brought a ton of industry knowledge. I feel privileged to have attended his class." - Lead Contracts Engineer, United States

Designed For
This course is appropriate for those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, and/or the role of technical departments in oil and gas operations, and/or be able to understand and use the language of the oilfield.
You will learn
  • The E&P Process, the role of each technical department and specialist, and the technologies used
  • The economic value and properties of reservoir fluids
  • Petroleum geology for exploration and production
  • About oil and gas reservoirs, both conventional and unconventional, and understand the key differences
  • Exploration and appraisal technologies
  • Drilling operations for exploration, development and production
  • Production - well completions and production technology
  • Reservoir recovery mechanisms through primary, secondary and tertiary recovery
  • Surface processing of produced fluids
Course Content
  • E&P asset management process overview
  • Reservoir fluid properties
  • Petroleum geology
  • The petroleum reservoir, conventional and unconventional
  • Exploration technologies
  • Drilling and operations
  • Well completions and workovers
  • Production operations
  • Reservoir recovery mechanisms
  • Surface processing