World Class oil and gas training in two unique, flexible virtual delivery formats

  BLENDED LEARNING   combines self-paced online training with scheduled virtual instructor-led sessions, allowing participants to learn on their own time while enjoying valuable interaction with our expert instructors. Courses follow a schedule, yet can be completed from any location worldwide.

  100% ONLINE   training allows participants to complete the curriculum virtually at their own pace. There are no virtual instructor-led sessions or predetermined schedule to follow, providing a truly flexible online learning experience that fits any schedule.

                            

2019 Blended Course Schedule

  • About Blended Learning
  • Applied Reservoir Engineering: RE
  • Basic Geophysics: BGP
  • Basic Reservoir Engineering: BR
  • Casing Design Workshop: CDW
  • Completions and Workovers: CAW
  • NODAL Analysis Workshop: NAW
  • Production Operations 1: PO1
  • Production Technology for Other Disciplines: PTO
  • Scale Identification, Remediation, & Prevention Workshop: SIR

 

PetroAcademy Blended Learning combines self-paced online training with virtual instructor-led sessions, allowing petroleum professionals to learn on their own time while still enjoying valuable interaction with PetroSkills' expert instructors. Courses follow a schedule, yet can be completed from any location worldwide, eliminating travel costs and time away from the job.

Applied Reservoir Engineering: RE

 

This course represents the core of the PetroSkills’ reservoir engineering program and the foundation for all future studies in this subject. Numerous engineering practices are covered, ranging from fluid and rock properties to simulation and field development planning. Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to perform calculations and make graphs is desirable. Reservoir engineering is also presented in the context of a modern, multi-disciplinary team effort using supporting computer technology. 

 

2019 Dates

 

3 June - 8 November

 

3 September - 7 February

 

Basic Geophysics: BGP

 

This course is designed to familiarize anyone using seismic data with the nature of the data and what they specifically represent. One of the key goals of the course is to explain the confusing amount of jargon that is used by the geophysical community when they use seismic data. The course is supplemented by a large number of case histories that concretely illustrate the principles in the course material. These are updated with every course presentation to keep up with the rapidly developing technology in this field.

 

2019 Dates

 

10 September - 6 November

Basic Reservoir Engineering: BR

 

This course is designed to help the participants develop a more complete understanding of the characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs, from fluid and rock characteristics through reservoir definition, delineation, classification, development, and production. Data collection, integration, and application directed toward maximizing recovery and Net Present Value are stressed. Basic reservoir engineering equations are introduced with emphasis directed to parameter significance and an understanding of the results. For nearly 30 years this has been one of our most popular and successful courses.

 

 

2019 Dates:

 

3 September - 15 November 

Casing Design Workshop: CDW 

 

This course is an integral part of a drilling engineer’s work scope. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the design process, emphasizing the working stress approach currently used in the industry. Upon completion, participants will be able to select casing points, identify tubular requirements, loads, and present a design which incorporates life cycle considerations. Estimation of standard and special loads is covered in detail. Standard theories of strength and failure are discussed as well as advanced considerations for combined loads. 

 

2019 Dates:

 

26 August - 26 September

The Completions and Workovers: CAW

 

This course represents one of the most popular foundation series courses within PetroSkills’ production engineering curriculum. Participants will become familiar with many aspects of modern completion design as well as a variety of workover technologies. This course is intended to be broad based, and includes both conventional and unconventional wells. The focus of this program is on design and selection.

 

2019 Dates:

 

6 August - 4 October

 

 

NODAL Analysis Workshop: NAW 

 

This course is an integral part of a production or completion engineer’s work scope, and is often applied throughout a well’s life to maximize value - from the beginning of the completion design process through underperforming well diagnostics. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of this analysis technique, emphasizing real world application through multiple problems from different perspectives.

 

No 2019 Dates Currently Scheduled

Production Operations 1: PO1

 

This course represents the core foundation series of PetroSkills’ production engineering curriculum. Participants will become familiar with both proven historical production practices as well as current technological advances to enhance oil and gas production. Applied skills guide the participant within a framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas business decisions.

 

2019 Dates:

 

16 September - 17 January 2020

Production Technology for Other Disciplines: PTO

 

This course is an asset team blended course as it introduces a broad array of important daily Production Technology practices to team members. Terminologies, expressions, axioms, and basic calculations regularly utilized by Production Techs are covered throughout the course. Emphasis is upon proven technology required to effectively develop and operate an asset in a multidiscipline development environment. Practical application of technology is emphasized. Both theory and actual field examples and well completion programs are studied along with class problems, exercises, and videos.

 

2019 Dates:

 

9 September - 6 December

Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention: SIR

 

This course is an essential part of a production or workover engineer’s scope of work. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of dilemmas in operating producing and injection wells relating to the presence of a variety of oilfield scale types ‒ primarily reduction in pipe carry capacity and localization of corrosion attack ‒ deposition mechanisms, identification methods, various removal techniques and methodologies for its prevention. Upon completion, participants will be aware of the scale problem, understand ways to remediate it and prevent it subsequent deposition.

 

2019 Dates:

 

10-26 September

PetroSkills Online Course Options

  • About Our Online Training
  • Basic Drilling, Completions & Workover Operations: BDC
  • Basic Petroleum Technology Principles: BPT
  • Basics of Rotating Mechanical Equipment: BRM
  • Basics of Static Mechanical Equipment: BSM
  • Foundations of Petrophysics: FPP
  • Gas Conditioning & Processing Principles: G3
  • Process Safety Engineering Principles: PSE

 

PetroSkills Online offers courses in a completely self-paced online format, giving participants the freedom to complete the curriculum at their own pace. There are no virtual instructor-led sessions or set schedule to follow.

Basic Drilling, Completions & Workover Operations: BDC

 

DISCIPLINE: Intro & Multi-Discipline

 

LEVEL: Basic

 

DURATION: Approximately 40 hours of self-paced, online work

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: This course presents the basics of drilling and completion operations, plus post-completion enhancement (workovers). Participants will learn to visualize what is happening downhole, discover what can be accomplished, and learn how drilling and completion can alter reservoir performance. Learn to communicate with drilling and production personnel.

 

TUITION: $4,325 USD

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles: BPT

 

DISCIPLINE: Intro & Multi-Discipline

 

LEVEL: Basic

 

DURATION: Approximately 20 hours of self-paced, online work

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: This course provides the participant with an understanding of basic petroleum technology in the context of the Petroleum Value Chain, from exploration to abandonment. The participant will understand how and when geoscience and engineering professionals use technology to find, then determine and optimize the economic value of an oil and gas field. This enables the participant to maximize their professional and administrative contribution in their organization.

 

TUITION: $3,570 USD

 

 

Basics of Rotating Mechanical Equipment: BRM

 

LEVEL: Basic

 

DURATION: Approximately 16 hours of self-paced, online work

 

TUITION: $2,160 USD

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: This course provides an overview of mechanical rotating equipment. The focus is on equipment selection of pumps, compressors and drivers and their integration into the process scheme and control strategy in upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. Compressor and pump sizing is addressed as well as sizing of drivers including engines, electric motors and turbines. Commissioning and installation are reviewed to ensure optimal equipment integrity and reliability for the life of the plant. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore systems.

 

This program is comprised of the following PetroAcademy Skill Modules. Each module ranges from 3-5 hours of self-paced activities.

 

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Basics of Static Mechanical Equipment: BSM

 

LEVEL: Basic

 

DURATION: Approximately 40 hours of self-paced, online work

 

TUITION: $4,325 USD

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: This course provides an overview of mechanical non-rotating, static equipment. The focus is on equipment selection and integrity of pressure vessels, piping and heat exchangers and their integration into the process scheme and control strategy in upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. The course addresses code requirements focusing on ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel code as well as B31 code and API tank construction codes. Heat exchanger sizing and TEMA requirements are also discussed. Piping hydraulics and corrosion mechanisms are reviewed to ensure correct equipment sizing and integrity management. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore systems.

 

This program is comprised of the following PetroAcademy Skill Modules. Each module ranges from 3-5 hours of self-paced activities.

 

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Foundations of Petrophysics: FPP

 

DISCIPLINE: Petrophysics

 

LEVEL: Foundation

 

DURATION: Approximately 40 hours of self-paced work

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: Petrophysics is fundamental to all aspects of the petroleum business. Principles, applications, and integration of petrophysical information for reservoir description will be discussed in depth. Through a series of online learning activities, participants will learn how to conduct competent quicklook evaluations. Using data from open hole logs, logging-while-drilling, and core data you will evaluate porosity, permeability, and saturation in a variety of reservoirs. Knowing how to integrate petrophysical information with other data sources will improve participants’ ability to assess technical risk when examining hydrocarbon opportunities.

 

TUITION: $4,325 USD

Gas Conditioning & Processing Principles: G3

 

DISCIPLINE: Gas Processing

 

LEVEL: Basic

 

DURATION: 52 Hours (approx. 6 days) of self-paced, online work

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: The Campbell Gas Course® has been the industry standard for more than 50 years and the core competencies of the Campbell Gas Course® are now available in self-paced online Skill Modules.

These competencies set the base knowledge that is required for a successful career as an entry level facilities engineer, seasoned operator, and / or field supervisor. These modules provide an understanding of common terminology, hydrocarbons and their physical properties, qualitative and quantitative phase behavior, hydrates, and fluid flow. In addition, they provide a systematic approach to understanding the common types of equipment, and the primary unit operations in both offshore and onshore gas conditioning and processing facilities.

 

TUITION: $4,325 USD

 

Process Safety Engineering Principles: PSE

 

DISCIPLINE: Process Facilities

 

LEVEL: Basic

 

DURATION: Approximately 40 hours of self-paced, online work

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE: The Process Safety Engineering Principles Blended Program provides an overview of process safety engineering fundamentals for hydrocarbon processing facilities. The focus of this course is on the engineering/design aspects of Process Safety Management. Frequent reference is made to historical incidents and recurring problem areas. Techniques for analyzing and mitigating process safety hazards applicable to oil and gas processing will also be reviewed. This program integrates the concepts covered to achieve a measured approach to Process Safety Engineering.

 

TUITION: $4,325 USD