|Basic Petroleum Technology - BPT|
|Production Operations 1 - PO1|
|Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover Operations - BDC|
|Surface Production Operations - PO3|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Omar Barkat, Cliff Redus, Richard Schroeder
|This course presents a basic overview of all typical oilfield treating and processing equipment. Participants should learn not only the purpose of each piece of equipment but how each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic understanding of the purpose and internal workings of all types of surface facilities and treating equipment. A major goal of this course is to improve communication among all disciplines, the field, and the office. Better communication should enhance operational efficiencies, lower costs and improve production economics. Example step-by-step exercises are worked together with the instructor to drive home the important points. Daily sessions include formal presentation interspersed with many short directed questions, discussion and problem solving.|
All field, service, support, and supervisory personnel having interaction with Facilities Engineers and desiring to gain an awareness level understanding of the field processing of production fluids. This course is excellent for cross-training and delivers an understanding of all the fundamental field treating facilities.
You Will Learn:
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. CLIFF REDUS is an independent petroleum engineering consultant who specializes in production system optimization and subsea flow assurance. Prior to starting his consulting business, he was an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa. He has 35 years of petroleum industry experience, both in production research and field operations in the area of multiphase flow. His primary areas of interest are multiphase flow in well bores, flow lines and production equipment, multiphase meters and pumps, computational fluid mechanics, advance separation technology and paraffin and hydrate deposition in production flow lines and wells. He was in a supervisory capacity in production related industrial research for the last 10 years with Texaco's Upstream Technology Department in Houston Texas, with the last four years as Director of Texaco's live oil multiphase flows loop in Humble Texas. At Tulsa University, he was actively engaged in teaching, research in multiphase flow, and as executive director of Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects. He received a B.S. in Mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas, an MS. and Ph.D., from the University of Houston, both in Mechanical Engineering.
MR. RICHARD SCHROEDER is founder and President of RHS Management, specializing in technical and management consulting for the petroleum industry. He has more than 45 years of experience in engineering, international operations, management and teaching experience in all phases of exploration, production, research and corporate development. He specializes in reservoir management, production optimization, drilling, operations, completion and workover capabilities, personnel development, communications and multi-discipline team building. His professional experience includes: 9 years in engineering, research and supervision with Exxon; 8 years as Senior Vice President with May Petroleum, an independent drilling fund company; 8 years as President of Rosewood Resources, a privately-owned international integrated oil company; and 7 years as President/Vice Chairman/Consultant of Harken Energy Corp., an international exploration company. He has authored articles and manuals on various phases of petroleum engineering and personnel management. He is a member of API, SPE, IPAA, and TIPRO, is a Tau Beta Pi Fellow, and has various outstanding lecturer awards. He received a BS in Engineering Science and an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
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