|Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices - BE|
|Basic Petroleum Technology - BPT|
|Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum Industry Value Cycle - EPB|
|Overview of the Petroleum Industry - OVP|
Discipline: Introductory and Multi-Discipline Training
Duration: 2 days
Instructor(s): Rosalind Archer, Omar Barkat, Iskander Diyashev, Eric Foster, Ron Hinn, Stephen Jewell, Bill Kemp, Larry Lens, Alain Louis, Gerry Ross, Kent Saugier, George Slater, Marc Summers
|OVP presents an overview of the Petroleum Industry from the point of view of the Asset Life Cycle. Participants will gain an understanding of Exploration, Appraisal, Development and Production phases with particular emphasis being placed on actions they can personally take within each phase to support value creation. Through use of lecture, multimedia and class interactive exercises, a breadth of upstream business acumen will be delivered covering economic, business, geoscience and engineering topics. Discussions will include topics related to all types of resource plays including deepwater, shale oil/gas and enhanced oil recovery technologies.|
Both technical and business oriented professionals who are either new to the upstream oil and gas industry or experienced in one part, but could benefit from a wider point of view. OVP will likewise deliver for non-industry personnel a broad, basic knowledge set of multiple E&P topics. Legal, Financial, Accounting, Management, and Service Company team members will certainly benefit.
You Will Learn:
DR. ROSALIND ARCHER is Professor of the Mighty River Power Chair in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering as well as Head of the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She is also Director of Auckland Geothermal Institute. She has received several awards including the Supreme Excellence in Teaching Award within the Faculty of Engineering. She is an accomplished technical writer, collaborator and editor with over 25 articles published in the last five years. Dr. Archer has taught courses on Well Testing, Reservoir Engineering, Reservoir Simulation and PVT Analysis for industrial clients including Chevron/Schlumberger, Chevron, China, ONGC, Petronas, Yukos Petroleum, PTT Exploration and Schlumberger. She directs her own consulting practice undertaking technical work, expert witness work and training for a wide range of clients. She has performed technical work for Todd Energy, Shell Todd Oil Services, Austrial Pacific Energy, Greymouth Petroleum, Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Scott Hawkins (USA) and Sigma Energy (USA). She holds PhD and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and a BE degree in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland.
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.
DR. ISKANDER DIYASHEV is a director and a co-founder of Petroleum and Energy Technology Advisors, Inc., an engineering and consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on drilling, completion and stimulation (www.1penta.com). Prior to that Dr. Diyashev was an officer and a board member with Independent Resource Development Corporation, based in Moscow with operations in Western Siberia Russia. Dr. Diyashev was responsible for the planning of field development, reserves evaluation and addition, planning of exploration activities, as well as engineering and technology. In 2001-2006 Dr. Diyashev served as a Chief Engineer for Sibneft, one of the largest integrated oil companies in Russia with a daily production of 700,000 BOPD.
During his career, Dr. Diyashev worked in R&D, consulting, and the service and production sides of the business both in Russia and internationally. Prior to his work with Sibneft, Dr. Diyashev was one of the key Schlumberger specialists to start the horizontal drilling project in Noyabrsk Western Siberia. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored 30 technical papers. Dr. Diyashev is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), and on the boards of various private E&P, service and engineering firms in the petroleum industry. Twice in his career Dr. Diyashev was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer of the SPE, in 2005-06, and in 2017-18.
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. 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. BILL KEMP has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience in engineering, operations, product development, commercialization, business development, sales, and marketing. He is currently Senior Sales Consultant for PetroSkills. He joined in July 2013. Bill is responsible for strategic member/client interaction in workforce development, consulting and software in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments. Previously, Bill was manager, sales and marketing, for the Oilfield Technology Group of Momentive (Hexion) in Houston. Bill joined Hexion in late 2004. At Hexion, Bill was responsible for new stimulation technology commercialization as well as managing strategic relationships with customers and industry organizations. ?He began his career with Halliburton in 1977 as an engineer-in-training. He had numerous field engineering, sales, product marketing and business development positions at Halliburton. As global marketing manager for stimulation in the late 1990s, he led the introduction of various innovative acidizing and fracturing technologies. He left Halliburton in 2000 to start a consulting company specializing in oilfield market research and new technology commercialization. Bill has been active in SPE and served numerous roles at both the local and national level. Bill has a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.
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. 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. 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. KENT SAUGIER is a hands-on scientific, technology and business professional with twenty-five years' experience in upstream oil and gas, offshore technology, economics, economic modeling, international petroleum contracts, project management, software applications and technology including design, licensing and commercialization. He has domestic and international experience, excellent presentation skills and strong customer awareness. He received both a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California.
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.
MR. MARCUS A. (MARC) SUMMERS has over 30 years of oilfield experience and over 15 years of hands on training experience. He founded and ran PetrEX International, Inc., and is currently Discipline Manager of Well Construction/Drilling and a Sr. Instructor with PetroSkills. In 1980, he began working as a drilling engineer for Amoco for fifteen years in various locations around the world. His background includes operations, technical support, and drilling research functions. Since 1986 he has written a number of papers presented at SPE/IADC conferences and several articles published in Petroleum Engineer International, American Oil and Gas Reporter, etc. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma.
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