|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations - BDC|
|Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices - BE|
Discipline: Introductory and Multi-Discipline Training
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Eric Foster, Mason Gomez, W. Greg Hazlett, Ron Hinn, Stephen Jewell, Satish Kalra, Larry Lens, Robert (Bob) Lippincott, Alain Louis, William (Bill) Powell, Helmy Sayyouh, George Slater
|This course is a basic introduction to most aspects of the Petroleum Engineering discipline, which includes reservoir, production, and drilling engineering as well as related topics. This course lays the groundwork for further specialized training in advanced courses for oil company and service company personnel. The course focuses on the field and application approach and includes classroom exercises, fundamental engineering problems, and basic field exercises. Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices will set the foundation for technical professionals with regards to technology and its engineering applications. The course starts out with a brief introduction of the history and current state of the oil and gas industry. Next, reservoir fluids, petroleum geology, and petroleum reservoirs are discussed. Then, various facets of exploration technology, drilling engineering and operations, well completion technology, and production technology are covered before finishing with surface processing of produced fluids.|
Engineers, engineering trainees, technical managers and assistants, technicians, geologists, geophysicists, chemists, physicists, service company personnel, sales representatives, and data processing personnel.
You Will Learn:
MR. ERIC FOSTER is a Geoscience Technical Advisor with PetroSkills-OGCI based in Houston. He has 40 years of operations and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining PetroSkills, he was with Landmark and responsible for managing geoscience and engineering consultants, representing geological, geophysical and petrophysical software applications and services for global operations. Starting as a geologist in field operations in the US, South America, North Sea, Trinidad and Mexico, he then worked as a training instructor and coordinator for worldwide operations at Core Laboratories in Dallas and subsequently moved to Calgary as Manager, Geological Operations. His background has included all aspects of formation evaluation and the application of software to geological and drilling engineering data acquisition and interpretation. He has acted as a technical advisor/consultant on projects throughout the world; and has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training programs. He was an instructor of petroleum technology at Mount Royal College and SAIT in Calgary and in-house for Amoco. He was nominated for the Distinguished Lecturer award. Mr. Foster graduated with a BSc (Honors) in Geology, from the University of London; he is a registered Professional Geologist and is a member of APEGGA, AAPG, SPE, HGS and SPWLA. He served as Publications Chairman and on symposium committees for the CWLS; he co-authored a paper on computer data formats (LAS) and has compiled numerous technical papers and training materials; he is a certified tutor for online learning.
MR. MASON GOMEZ is the PetroSkills Technical Director for the Production and Completions discipline and the Reservoir Engineering discipline. He is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 26 years diversified experience including: production/reservoir engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, shale play drilling/ completions, Operator/Service Company employment, Engineering, Sales, Operations Management, Human Resource Development, and Project Management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
DR. W. GREG HAZLETT is Vice President of PetroSkills where he designs competency-based training programs, evaluates course materials and instructors, teaches training courses, and consults on technical issues. Prior to joining OGCI, he was Vice President of a consulting firm, where he was in charge of the petroleum and geological engineering consulting group. He specializes in performing reservoir characterization, engineering and simulation studies. Studies include deep-water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields, a granite gas reservoir offshore India, and steamfloods in California. Dr. Hazlett has also worked for Mobil as a drilling engineer, and for Texaco as a steamflood project manager in Colombia, and as a reservoir and simulation engineer in both research and Kuwait operations. He was a Lecturer at Texas A&M University and an Associate Professor at New Mexico Tech, and has published on petroleum engineering topics, served as SPE coordinator for the Reservoir, Gas Technology, and Fluid Mechanics and Oil Recovery Processes committees, and has testified as an expert witness. Dr. Hazlett has BS, MS and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.
MR. RON HINN is the EVP for Sales and Member Engagement for PetroSkills. He is a people oriented manager, possessing strong leadership and communication skills. A registered professional engineer, Ron's 39-year career has spanned numerous roles including staff engineering, engineering supervision, corporate knowledge management and professional staffing and competency development. Ron is an active supporter of global engineering accreditation activities, having served in multiple roles for ABET up to and including Executive Committee of the ABET Board. Ron received a BS degree from the University of Tulsa in petroleum engineering.
MR. STEPHEN JEWELL is an independent oil and gas consultant and advisor with 30 years' experience in the upstream sector. He was previously the Managing Director and co-founder of Xodus Subsurface Ltd, the Wells and Subsurface company within the Xodus Group of technical consultants. He was also Chief Operating Officer and a founding shareholder of Composite Energy Limited, a European Unconventional Gas company, growing the company from seed capital of $500k to an ultimate sale value of over $60 million in 5 years. He has over 16 years' experience with Amerada Hess starting as petroleum engineer and progressing to Acting General Manager of its North Sea Operations Base. He received a BEng (Honors) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield and speaks Norwegian and French.
DR. SATISH K. KALRA is a petroleum engineer with over 25 years of management, operations, teaching, research, and consulting experience with national and private oil companies. As an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, he taught graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette. He also worked for the University of Texas at Austin. His career includes assignments with ONGC (National Oil Company of India), ARCO Offshore (now BP), BJ Services, Agio Oil and Gas, Schlumberger / Holditch, Miller and Lents and SKAL-TEX Corporation. He is widely published in technical literature and was the Chairman of the National SPE Committee on Monographs. His technical expertise includes the design and supervision of production and well completion operations, formation damage and sand control, reservoir management, technology transfer and contract negotiations. He actively participated in several technology transfer agreements with various Indian, Chinese, and Russian companies. He is fluent in English, Russian and several Indian languages. Recently he was nominated as a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences US Section. He received an M.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the Gubkin Oil Institute, Moscow, Russia and a degree in law from Gujarat University, India.
MR. LARRY F. LENS has over 33 years' experience in the petroleum industry working for Amoco and BP. Starting as a working Geologist in the Texas Gulf Coast and West Texas regions, he later expanded into the international arena working in Gabon and Congo after which he became Amoco's Regional Geologist for Africa and the Middle East. He was Amoco's Country Manager in Ghana in the late 1980's, Consulting Geologist in New Orleans, and then Chief Geologist for Amoco's Worldwide Exploration Group. Larry later transferred to Denver to build a new exploration team supporting Amoco's North American gas strategy and later returned to the international arena working in Angola. After Angola, Larry became the Technical Learning and Development Manager for the BP E&P group globally. He began work on the Training and Education strategy which was a part of BP's commitment to gain entry into Libya. He worked in Tripoli, Libya with a dual focus on BP's Training & Education commitment to the National Oil Corporation of Libya as well as the internal focus on training and development within BP. After retiring from BP in late 2009, Mr. Lens took on a leading role in developing the PetroSkills Accelerated Development Programs across all of the E&P Disciplines, having seen this as a need in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has an MS degree from the University of Georgia and a BS degree from the University of Michigan both in Geology.
MR. BOB LIPPINCOTT is an Employee Development Consultant with extensive oil and gas exploration and production experience including technical training and petroleum engineering. He is well versed and knowledgeable on petrophysical tools and petroleum technology. Bob is an experienced course director and lecturer for petrophysical and petroleum engineering training. Prior to retirement he was Learning Leader for Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering at Shell's Houston learning center. Previous jobs included global Petrophysical Learning Director at Rijskijk, NL and Principal Petrophysical Engineer for a deepwater development project. He also served in various technical management positions during his career prior to retiring from Shell in 2010. Bob is skilled at delivering technical training across cultural and geographic groups. He has a BS/ME from Mississippi State, an MBA from the University of New Orleans and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
MR. ALAIN LOUIS is a Senior Geoscience and Petroleum Engineer with more than 40 years' international experience, both in oil and service companies. His expertise lies with the field proactive monitoring (Digital Oilfield), reservoir and well performance, formation evaluation, reservoir characterization, along with the associated R&D activities. His recent contributions have led to the design and numerous implementations of collaborative tools of field performance monitoring and optimization (reservoir, artificial lift, plant maintenance,..), carried in TOTAL E&P assets of Angola, Gabon, Congo, Qatar, Argentina and others. His expertise includes technical training within TOTAL and ELF in Petroleum Engineering, in particular in focusing well data acquisition to better serve a field (re)development plan, justify the program of this data and anticipate fallback solutions. He has generated collaboration projects in this area between ELF, TOTAL and ENI for several years. He has held various international positions overseas in Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering. With ELF, from 1990, he delivered internally the first Logging Operations Manual for witnesses; he developed and instructed the training course, dedicated to wellsite geologists and petroleum engineers, in planning and executing operations of LWD and wireline logging, along with the associated QC. From 1974 to 1979, he was a field engineer and field service manager with Schlumberger in various countries of Africa and Middle East. Mr. Louis has authored numerous presentations and publications at SPE ATCE, ATW, and EAGE Conferences. He received a Master of Sciences from ECAM Engineering School, Lyon, France in 1973 and a Degree from IFP in 1979 (French Petroleum Institute). He is fluent in English, Italian, French (mother tongue), and gets by in German.
MR. W.E. (BILL) POWELL is an oil and gas professional with over 30 years of experience in field operations, technical sales, marketing, and management with autonomous operations and profit and loss responsibility. Prior to entering the oil and gas industry with Schlumberger he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bill holds BS and MS degrees in Physics. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers. Over the course of his career, Bill has taught short courses and seminars on a variety of technical topics. Bill served as Vice President Marketing for S.A. Holditch & Associates Inc., a well-known petroleum consultancy where he played a key role in building the brand equity that was the basis of their successful acquisition and integration into Schlumberger. His most recent assignment with Schlumberger was as North America Business Development Manager for Data & Consulting Services where he maintained close relationships with numerous major and independent oil and gas companies. Bill currently performs the role of PetroSkills Integrated Disciplines Manager for Unconventional Resources.
DR. HELMY SAYYOUH is the professor of Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. He was the chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department, and an active member in the Faculty Council at Cairo University, the Research Center Council and the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Engineering Sciences at King Saud University (Elsevier publications). Since 1986, he has been a Consultant Engineer in the areas of petroleum reservoir engineering, enhanced oil recovery, and reservoir simulation. In 1998, 2001 and 2006 he was awarded the distinguished prize of post-graduate studies supervision from the CAPCU-Cairo University. In 1998 and 2008 he was awarded an appreciation certificate for the significant contributions to the engineering profession. He has taught petroleum engineering courses at, King Saud University, and Cairo University. He was offered a visiting professor at the Petroleum Engineering Department, the University of New South Wales at Australia. Dr. Sayyouh has been involved in many consulting projects with SANCST (Saudi Arabia), Bin Ali Oil Corporation (Libya), General Petroleum Company (Egypt) and Giesum Oil Company (Egypt). He has supervised tens of Ph.D. and M.Sc students and has published more than 120 technical papers at international conferences and bulletins. His biography appeared in the 16th Edition 1999, of the Who's Who in the World. He has a BSc and a MSc in Petroleum Engineering with a PhD from Penn State in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering as well as a Post Doctorate Fellowship from West Virginia.
DR. GEORGE E. SLATER is an instructor/consultant with over 45 years' experience as an engineer and professor. In addition to creating software systems used worldwide to integrate engineering and geological data, he has worked in various management positions as a reservoir engineer, and taught at Pennsylvania State University. He has authored a number of papers on Reservoir Simulation and engineering problems, and is a 46-year member of the Society of Professional Engineers of AIME. He received a BA in Arts and Letters with MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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