This workshop describes the petroleum value chain from prospect identification, to project commissioning, to final abandonment. Participants will leave this course with a firm understanding of the petroleum industry, including the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the relationships and dependencies across the E&P industry. The course offers a fresh look at a range of critical, inter-related topics and will be taught with the modern learner in mind. Multiple tools, such as peer-based learning, internet resources, hands-on exercises, in-depth team workshops, and group discovery sessions, will be used to ensure learning retention and recall. Participants work as members of multi-disciplinary teams using real oilfield data in interactive workshops that illustrate technology/business concepts. Each team will be accountable for the results of their interpretations in a safe, constructive learning environment. Other skills will be learned in short hands-on exercises that reinforce the lectures. Lecturers are widely experienced oil field professionals who can share experiences from a number of technical settings and organizational approaches to give the students a broad view of the industry and its participants. The extended workshops conducted during the course include an exploration/discovery workshop, an appraisal workshop to define the static and dynamic models for a new discovery, and a facilities workshop in which the students fit the facilities to their newly-defined discovery. Uncertainties, risk management, business practices, and project management lessons are learned through these team events. One personal computer is supplied, at added cost, for every two participants.
DR. OMAR BARKAT is a registered and licensed Professional Engineer and the Executive Director for Upstream Operations with PetroProTech. He has been a training specialist and technical consultant for OGCI-PetroSkills since 1997. He has over 28 years of combined industrial and academic experience in the USA, North Africa and Europe. He has been an active international oil and gas consulting engineer since 1993 involved in projects related to surface production operations, upstream facilities, field development, oil and gas production systems performance optimization, equipment selection, petroleum fluids treating and processing and fluids disposal management. From 1980 to 95, he worked on several oil and gas production technical issues and led research and development projects in areas such as: cement slurries, hydraulic fracturing fluids, proppant transport, emulsions, drilling muds, formation damage, cutting transport, H2S/CO2 corrosion, fluid flow and rheology, drag and pour point reducing agents and petroleum processing. He has successfully designed and delivered several short courses, seminars and lectures in a variety of oil and gas topics throughout the world. He is a former tenured university full professor in Louisiana and Oklahoma, a current member of several international societies including SPE, AIChE, ACS and ASEE, and a member of the US National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi. He is an invited Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa and a member of its Industrial Advisory Board. He is the author of numerous technical publications, the recipient of several professorship, research, teaching and merit awards and listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He received a Chemical Engineering State Diploma from the National Polytechnique School of Algiers, an MS and a PhD from the University of Tulsa.
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. 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. 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. GERRY ROSS, PetroSkills Advisor and Instructor, has more than 39 years' formation evaluation and rock based Petrophysics experience. He has participated in global oil and gas operations from exploration through production. He has been a PetroSkills Instructor for 14 years. From 2002 until 2016, while at PetroSkills, he was an executive VP with responsibility for Alliance membership growth and engagement. He is course director for Basic Petroleum Technology and the online ePetro industry overview program. While with Core Lab, he provided training to both majors and independents on a worldwide basis. During this time, he was the instructor and co-coordinator of an extensive internal Petrophysics applications program. This multi-year program focused on the applications of rock and fluid data in log analysis, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering and production. He also worked with major research centers and universities globally to provide reservoir conditions instrumentation for reservoir engineering, reservoir description, and formation damage research. His international oil and gas knowledge was developed through extended assignments in South America, Asia, the North Sea and the US. He is a member of the SPE, SPWLA, PESGB, SEAPEX and a past president of the Aberdeen Chapter of the SPWLA. He received a BSc in Geology from Bedford College, London University.
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
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