2018-19 Virtual/Blended Training Schedule

Applied Reservoir Engineering: RE Virtual

The Applied Reservoir Engineering Blended Program represents the core of the PetroSkills’ reservoir engineering program and the foundation for all future studies in this subject. Numerous engineering practices are covered, ranging from fluid and rock properties to simulation and field development planning. Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to perform calculations and make graphs is desirable. Reservoir engineering is also presented in the context of a modern, multi-disciplinary team effort using supporting computer technology.

 

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Basic Geophysics: BGP Virtual

This course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the data and what they specifically represent. One of the key goals of the course is to explain the confusing amount of jargon that is used by the geophysical community when they use seismic data. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories that concretely illustrate the principles in the course material. These are updated with every course presentation to keep up with the rapidly developing technology in this field.

 

2019 Dates:

23 April - 19 June

18 June - 14 August

10 September - 6 November

 

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Basic Petroleum Technology Principles: BPT Virtual

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 find, then determine and optimize the economic value of an oil and gas field. This enables the participant to maximize their professional and administrative contribution in their organization.

 

This program will be delivered 100% virtually through PetroAcademyproviding participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. All learning activities are self-paced and can be completed at any time.

 

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Basic Reservoir Engineering: BR Virtual

The Basic Reservoir Engineering Blended Program is designed to help the participants develop a more complete understanding of the characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs, from fluid and rock characteristics through reservoir definition, delineation, classification, development, and production. Data collection, integration, and application directed toward maximizing recovery and Net Present Value are stressed. Basic reservoir engineering equations are introduced with emphasis directed to parameter significance and an understanding of the results. For nearly 30 years this has been one of our most popular and successful courses.

 

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Casing Design Workshop: CDW Virtual

Casing Design is an integral part of a drilling engineer’s work scope. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the design process, emphasizing the working stress approach currently used in the industry. Upon completion, participants will be able to select casing points, identify tubular requirements, loads, and present a design which incorporates life cycle considerations. Estimation of standard and special loads is covered in detail. Standard theories of strength and failure are discussed as well as advanced considerations for combined loads. 

 

2019 Dates:

25 March - 18 April

19 August - 19 September

 

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Completions and Workovers: CAW Virtual

The Completions and Workovers Blended Program represents one of the most popular foundation series courses within PetroSkills’ production engineering curriculum. Participants will become familiar with many aspects of modern completion design as well as a variety of workover technologies. This course is intended to be broad based, and includes both conventional and unconventional wells. The focus of this program is on design and selection.

 

2019 Dates:

16 April - 7 June

6 August - 4 October

 

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Foundations of Petrophysics: FPP Virtual

Foundations of Petrophysics discusses principles, applications, and integration of petrophysical information for reservoir description. Through a series of online learning activities, participants will learn how to conduct competent quicklook evaluations. Using data from open hole logs, logging-while-drilling, and core data you will evaluate porosity, permeability, and saturation in a variety of reservoirs. Knowing how to integrate petrophysical information with other data sources will improve participants’ ability to assess technical risk when examining hydrocarbon opportunities.

 

This program will be delivered 100% virtually through PetroAcademyproviding participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. All learning activities are self-paced and can be completed at any time.

 

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Gas Conditioning & Processing: G-4 Virtual

Gas Conditioning and Processing in virtual format. The first half of the material will be delivered virtually through PetroAcademy self-paced e-Learning. The second half will be delivered in the classroom during the 5-day face-to-face portion of the course. Participants must complete the e-Learning portion of the course before the classroom session begins.

 

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Gas Conditioning & Processing Principles: G-3 Virtual

Gas Conditioning & Processing Principles delivers base knowledge that is required for a successful career as an entry level facilities engineer, seasoned operator, and / or field supervisor. These modules provide an understanding of common terminology, hydrocarbons and their physical properties, qualitative and quantitative phase behavior, hydrates, and fluid flow. In addition, they provide a systematic approach to understanding the common types of equipment, and the primary unit operations in both offshore and onshore gas conditioning and processing facilities.

 

This program will be delivered 100% virtually through PetroAcademyproviding participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. All learning activities are self-paced and can be completed at any time.

 

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NODAL Analysis Workshop: NAW Virtual

Well Inflow/ Outflow NODAL™ Analysis is an integral part of a production or completion engineer’s work scope, and is often applied throughout a well’s life to maximize value - from the beginning of the completion design process through underperforming well diagnostics. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of this analysis technique, emphasizing real world application through multiple problems from different perspectives.

 

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Process Safety Engineering Principles: Virtual

The Process Safety Engineering Principles Blended Program provides an overview of process safety engineering fundamentals for hydrocarbon processing facilities. The focus of this course is on the engineering/design aspects of Process Safety Management. Frequent reference is made to historical incidents and recurring problem areas. Techniques for analyzing and mitigating process safety hazards applicable to oil and gas processing will also be reviewed. This program integrates the concepts covered to achieve a measured approach to Process Safety Engineering.

 

This program will be delivered 100% virtually through PetroAcademyproviding participants with the knowledge they need at their convenience. All learning activities are self-paced and can be completed at any time.

 

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Production Operations 1: PO1 Virtual

The Production Operations Blended Program represents the core foundation series of PetroSkills’ production engineering curriculum. Participants will become familiar with both proven historical production practices as well as current technological advances to enhance oil and gas production. Applied skills guide the participant within a framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas business decisions.

 

2019 Dates:

11 March - 21 June

27 May - 20 September

16 September - 17 January 2020

 

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Production Technology for Other Disciplines: PTO Virtual

Production Technology for Other Disciplines is an asset team blended course as it introduces a broad array of important daily Production Technology practices to team members. Terminologies, expressions, axioms, and basic calculations regularly utilized by Production Techs are covered throughout the course. Emphasis is upon proven technology required to effectively develop and operate an asset in a multidiscipline development environment. Practical application of technology is emphasized. Both theory and actual field examples and well completion programs are studied along with class problems, exercises, and videos.

 

2019 Dates:

4 March - 24 May

20 May - 23 August

9 September - 6 December

 

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Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention Workshop: Virtual

Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention is an essential part of a production or workover engineer’s scope of work. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of dilemmas in operating producing and injection wells relating to the presence of a variety of oilfield scale types ‒ primarily reduction in pipe carry capacity and localization of corrosion attack ‒ deposition mechanisms, identification methods, various removal techniques and methodologies for its prevention. Upon completion, participants will be aware of the scale problem, understand ways to remediate it and prevent it subsequent deposition.

 

2019 Dates:

8 - 24 April

10 - 26 September

 

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