Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices - BE
Discipline: Multi-Discipline Training
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Mason Gomez, Stephen Jewell, Satish Kalra, 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, United States
"Overall, one of the best, if not the very best course I have attended. Great material and instructor." - Technical Reservoir Specialist, United States
Engineers, engineering trainees, technical managers and assistants, technicians, geologists, geophysicists, chemists, physicists, service company personnel, sales representatives, and data processing personnel.
You Will Learn:
- Basic petroleum geology
- Reservoir fluid and rock properties
- Fundamentals of reservoir fluid flow
- Oil and gas reservoir classification, definition, delineation, and development
- Unconventional resources
- Fundamentals of drilling, well completion, and production operations
- Basics of casing design and primary cementing
- Primary and enhanced recovery mechanisms
- Surface operations
- Reservoir fluid properties
- Petroleum geology
- Reservoir properties and evaluation
- Unconventional resources
- Exploration technology
- Drilling engineering
- Well completion, stimulation, and workover
- Well testing and formation damage
- Production operations
- Recovery methods
- Surface processing
MR. MASON GOMEZ is a Licensed Petroleum Engineer (LA#26131) with 30 years diversified experience including production/reservoir/drilling engineering, offshore field development/mature field optimization, unconventional drilling/ completions, operator/service company perspectives, engineering, sales, operations management, human resource development, and project management roles. He received a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. Within PetroSkills, he teaches 8 courses across the Completions, Reservoir, and Drilling disciplines, and helps support the overall organization as VP, Learning.
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. 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