|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations - BDC|
|Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices - BE|
Discipline: Multi-Discipline Training
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Eric Foster, Mason Gomez, Stephen Jewell, Robert (Bob) Lippincott, William (Bill) Powell
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.
"This was a great 'across-the-board' 5 day school!" - Senior Geologist
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.
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.
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. 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.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A