Multi-Discipline Modules

  • E&P Industry and Asset Life Cycle
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Surface/Subsurface Exploration
  • Drilling Operations and Well Completions
  • Defining Well Objectives
  • Bits and Hydraulics
  • Drill String and BHA
  • Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
  • Directional Drilling and Trajectory Design
  • Production Operations
  • Hydrocarbon Components and Physical Properties
  • Introduction to Production and Gas Processing Facilities

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module you will learn about asset life cycle economics and the phases of the asset life cycle, including: exploration, appraisal, development and production, including mature production and enhanced oil recovery. You will also learn about the historical, geographical, and modern context of the petroleum industry; its organization, the petroleum value chain, and economic drivers.

 

DESIGNED FOR  those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, 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

  • Historical petroleum occurrences and usage
  • The phases of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives and processes of the exploration phase of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives, processes, and economic metrics of the appraisal phase of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives and processes involved in the development and production phase of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives and processes involved in the mature production phase in the E&P asset life cycle
  • Basic reserves and production value concepts

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPT - Online

 

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

In this skill module you will learn about Earth structure and plate tectonics; types of rocks, the rock cycle, clastic, biogenic, and chemical source sedimentary rocks. Historical geology depositional environments and global vs. regional stratigraphy.

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, 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 Earth's structure, continental drift, and plate tectonics role in oil and gas exploration
  • Rock types and classification in an oil and gas context
  • The relationship between depositional environments and geological settings
  • The importance of historical geology to finding oil and gas accumulations
  • The relative age of rocks and how we date the rocks and understand the paleo climate
  • The relationships between global and regional stratigraphy

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

In this skill module you will learn about basins and plays, unconventional resources, and petroleum systems. You will also learn about structural stratigraphic traps and reservoir mapping.

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, 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

  • Exploration concepts
  • Elements of a successful petroleum system
  • Key differences between unconventional and conventional petroleum systems
  • Different types of structural traps
  • Different types of stratigraphic traps
  • Features of structural contour and isopach maps

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module you will learn about reservoir rock properties: porosity and permeability, grain size, distribution, and sorting. You will also learn about reservoir fluids, physical and chemical properties, and the impact on these properties at reservoir and surface conditions. Reservoir classification and phase diagrams are also discussed. In the Hydrocarbon Recovery section, you will learn about primary recovery drives such as dissolved gas (solution gas) drive, water drive, gas cap expansion drive, and combination drives. You will also learn about enhanced oil recovery, including secondary and tertiary recoveries such as water flood, miscible flood, steam cycle, and steam drive, along with expected recovery efficiencies.

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, 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 basic reservoir rock properties and the significance of core samples
  • The factors that affect porosity and how it is measured
  • The factors that affect permeability and how it is measured
  • How grain size, distribution, and sorting controls reservoir quality
  • How to estimate reservoir economic potential
  • The fundamental classification of hydrocarbons as paraffin, naphthene and intermediate series
  • API gravity classification and nomenclature for different crudes
  • Reservoir conditions and stock tank conditions, and their effect on reservoir fluids
  • The relationship between fluid properties and phase behavior
  • The importance of phase diagrams to understanding reservoir behavior
  • How to differentiate conditions expressed on a phase diagram
  • How to relate fluid properties and phase diagram conditions to "our reservoir"

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module you will learn about basins, plays and risk analysis, mineral ownership and contracts; surface exploration technologies, such as gravity, magnetic and geochemical surveys, and seismic imaging and interpretation. Subsurface technologies such as mud logging, appraisal wells, coring, well logging, and drill stem testing.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR those who need to achieve a context and understanding of E&P technologies, 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 roles involved in exploration
  • About basins, plays, leads, prospects, and geological risk
  • Different types of oil and gas contracts
  • The purpose and types of surface exploration technologies
  • The purpose and function of seismic surveys
  • The basic structural information from a seismic survey
  • The role of exploration and appraisal wells
  • Formation evaluation tools used during the exploration phase including mudlogging and LWD, well logging and cores, and well tests (DST)

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - BPTP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this module you will learn about well function, onshore and offshore drilling, drilling programs, drilling rig components, and drilling systems; including drilling, rotating, fluid, and blowout prevention systems. You will also learn about casing and cementing, wellhead installation, types of well completions, formation damage, well perforation, sand control strategies, and well stimulation.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The advantages and disadvantages of early and modern types of drilling styles
  • Rig type classification and selection for onshore and offshore drilling
  • Types of platforms and techniques used for offshore rigs
  • The purpose and function of non-vertical drilling, including directional and horizontal drilling
  • The components of a drilling system
  • The components of a drilling rig
  • The drilling systems of a rig
  • The purpose and function of the rotating system
  • Drilling fluid properties and function
  • Purpose and function of blowout preventers
  • Purpose of casing and cementing
  • Purpose and function of the wellhead
  • Overview of different types of well completions
  • Formation damage
  • Methods of well perforation
  • Sand production problems and control strategies in reservoirs
  • Common well stimulation strategies

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 1.5 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

This module provides an overview of how various well objectives contribute to the understanding of the asset. Key stakeholders and the activities that impact the well plan are discussed. Also explained in this module are why well objectives change over the life of the asset and the commonly used key performance metrics for the drilling discipline.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify stakeholders in an effort to define well objectives
  • Explain how various well objectives contribute to understanding of the asset
  • Identify activities focused on achieving well objectives and how they may impact the well plan
  • Explain why well objectives change over the life of the asset
  • Identify commonly employed performance metrics for the drilling discipline

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This module addresses roller cone and fixed cutter bit design features and their associated hydraulics programs at a core level.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify design features and selection criteria for roller cone bit types
  • Explain failure modes for roller cone bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Identify design features and selection criteria for fixed cutter bit types
  • Explain failure modes for fixed cutter bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Explain tool system options which allow wellbore enlargement to a diameter greater than the internal drift diameter of a previously installed casing string
  • Discuss situations where this may be required
  • Explain rotary coring bit options
  • Explain the relationship between cost per foot of a bit run and the cost of a bit, its rate of penetration, footage drilled, and the cost of the drilling operation
  • Determine optimum time to pull a used bit based upon its cost per foot trend
  • Balance competing objectives for the drilling hydraulics system
  • Maintain ECD below fracture pressure of open hole
  • Select nozzle sizes for adequate bit hydraulics
  • Maintain operating pressure and total pump power demands within rig capabilities

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This module explains the various drill string components and their purpose. The module also explains the performance properties of drill strings, how to diagnose drill string mechanisms and steps to prevent drill string failures.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify drill string components and their suppliers
  • Explain the purposes of the various drill string components
  • Determine drill string performance properties
  • Diagnose drill string mechanisms
  • Identify steps to prevent drill string failures

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Drilling fluids impact all aspects of the drilling operation, including drilling the formations, maintaining a clean and stable wellbore, gathering data from the wellbore, and maximizing productivity of the hydrocarbon resource. Proper selection of a drilling fluid can allow optimum performance in each of these areas. Fluid processing solids control allows cost-effective maintenance of fluid properties. This module addresses these topics at a core level.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify functions of drilling fluids
  • Explain fluid types and their selection criteria
  • Identify fluid properties, how they are measured, and additives used to control them
  • Explain benefits of solids control, solids control equipment function, and system configuration

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

Directional drilling may be considered the "intentional, controlled deflection of a wellbore to intersect pre-determined targets." In the early days when wooden derricks were erected so close that they touched each other, wellbores that were believed to be vertical occasionally intersected nearby wellbores, proving that the wells were in fact deviating from vertical. This was not directional drilling because this behavior was neither intentional nor controlled. Modern directional drilling is based on an understanding of the reservoir and how the wellbore should be constructed for its proper placement in the reservoir for optimum productivity.

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Describe the objectives of directional drilling
  • Recognize trajectory design options and selection criteria for given surface and downhole requirements
  • Clarify trajectory measurement and wellbore position calculation techniques and limitations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

In this module you will learn about production roles; artificial lift, including beam pumps, gas lift, and submersible pumps. Production logging and workover operations. You will also learn about the integrated production system, fluid separation, emulsion breaking, crude products, gas separation and natural gas processing, NGL usage, and natural gas conversion to LNG and GTL.

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The contrasting roles of reservoir and production engineers
  • The different types of artificial lift
  • The purpose of production logging and workover operations
  • How the integrated production system prepares hydrocarbons for transportation
  • About oil separation and processing
  • About gas separation and processing
  • How natural gas is distributed

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes the basic terminology and hydrocarbon nomenclature commonly used in the oil and gas industry. This skill module also explains methods used to determine hydrocarbon fluid composition and approaches to and implications of the characterization of heavy hydrocarbons (C6+) in mixtures. This module also demonstrates how to estimate hydrocarbon physical properties (density and viscosity) for both liquids and vapors, including their purpose and use as applied in facilities engineering calculations.

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the concept of atomic mass, molecular mass, and the mol
  • Identify the four main hydrocarbon groups
  • Practice the concept of relative density
  • Discuss how a gas chromatograph works, the limitations of various analysis methods, and the difference between an extended analysis and a standard gas chromatographic analysis
  • Recognize the uncertainties involved with characterizing the C6+ components in a natural gas, condensate or crude oil stream, and describe the relationship of these factors with hydrocarbon liquid composition
  • Describe an Equation of State, it’s purpose and uses
  • Define standard (normal) conditions for SI and FPS units, and calculate the molar volume at these conditions
  • Describe the gas compressibility factor and use it to calculate gas density
  • Define the property “viscosity”, list applications where it is used, and describe correlations that can be used to predict its value
  • Estimate the density of a hydrocarbon liquid at a specified temperature and pressure

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Gas Conditioning and Processing Principles - G3 - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of production and gas processing facilities. The concepts addressed in this module include: 1) the crude oil and natural gas value chains, 2) common contaminants in production streams, 3) crude oil, produced water and natural gas quality specifications, 4) typical production facility and gas processing schemes, and 5) NGL products the economics of their recovery. Knowledge of these basic concepts is critical to understanding the selection and specification of processing facilities between the wellhead and product markets.

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • State typical crude oil and produced water specifications
  • Describe process flows for each stream in production facilities
  • List problems associated with and strategies to deal with solids production, e.g. sand, wax, asphaltenes
  • List the components, including contaminants, found in produced gas streams
  • State typical natural gas sales or transportation specifications
  • Calculate higher heating value and Wobbe number
  • List the products of a typical natural gas processing plant, their associated markets, and describe common terminology
  • Describe typical process flows for each stream in gas processing facilities
  • Explain the difference between gas conditioning to meet a HCDP specification and gas processing to recover NGLs
  • Describe shrinkage and how it is calculated

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Gas Conditioning and Processing Principles - G3 - Online