|Well Test Design and Analysis - WTA|
|Well Log Interpretation - WLI|
|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Production Geology for Other Disciplines - PGD|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Chris Bird, John Dillon, Larry Lens
|Have you ever wondered why it seems like Geologists rarely give you a straight answer? Do they appear to be constantly avoiding direct answers to apparently simple questions? Are there never-ending qualifiers tacked to the answers they provide? "Usually, for the most part, chances are, often, almost all the time, maybe, could be, should be, can be, it depends..." What do you do with the ranges of the interpretations offered? This course will clear these questions... you will understand what makes the production geosciences tick; you will be able to phrase the appropriate questions, and then you will be able to deal with the answers. Geological factors bear directly on and usually control engineering activities such as drilling, logging, testing, completion, development, and production, as well as all financial decisions associated with development. This course assumes the participant has some understanding of elementary geology, but it will provide a review of key geological principles and environments of deposition, all keyed to focus on the practical impact of geological models and uncertainty on appraisal and development. Without a common understanding between geologists and engineers, there can be no real interdisciplinary communication or teamwork in reservoir development and production activities. Engineering, financial, and geological coordination and understanding are the objectives of this course.|
Production/completion/reservoir engineers, financial staff, professional staff from disciplines other than geology, and managers involved with reservoir management, and development/production, who might require an understanding of geological data, its variability, and the effects of the data, and its interpretation, on their projects and jobs. This course is also appropriate for geologists early in their career development that are slated for production or development positions.
You Will Learn:
MR. CHRIS BIRD has completed 23 years of international experience as a geoscientist and manager with BP Exploration and Production and has built a successful track record of building partnerships and managing multi-disciplinary teams to explore for oil and gas. In 1993 he was awarded BP Explorer of the Year for leading the discovery of the 1 billion barrel West of Shetland oil province. Within BP's Human Resources Learning and Organizational Development function, Mr. Bird spent 6 years developing an understanding of how learning occurs in terms of the interplay of people, roles, systems and processes. He actively worked on the development and delivery of L&OD tools and resources and enrolled others in their value and use. He has recognized skills in the areas of: performance management, business awareness, strategic thinking, innovation, people development, engagement and enrolment, operational excellence, networking and partnering. In his current consultancy role, Mr. Bird has been project managing a strategic review of the hydrocarbon potential of the world's deep water basins. Mr. Bird holds a BS (Honors) in Geology and Geophysics from Liverpool University, 1973-76.
MR. JOHN F. DILLON has over 30 years of industry experience working for major companies such as ConocoPhillips and BP, as well as consulting experience in geoscience, organizational excellence and staff development. He has worked the entire exploration-development disposal chain, from early basin analysis, through development, to end of field life farm-outs. His experience has spanned a wide range of play types, rock types, and environments of deposition and his development experience has taken him to the North Sea, Dubai, West Coast Africa, and Alaska. His exploration efforts have been in Angola, Congo, Libya, Niger, and the Western US. He brings experience to the room beyond the science itself, including the management of personnel associated with the science, project development from conception through to high level approval, as well as years of experience in how can we get things done and why is this important. He has been deeply involved with the creation and refinement of learning and staff development programs since 1990. He received a BS from Marietta College, and an MS from the University of New Mexico.
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.
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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