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Introductory and Multi-Discipline Modules

  • E&P Industry and Asset Life Cycle
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Surface/Subsurface Exploration
  • Drilling Operations and Well Completions
  • Defining Well Objectives
  • Bits and Hydraulics
  • Drill String and BHA
  • Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
  • Directional Drilling and Trajectory Design
  • Production Operations
  • Hydrocarbon Components and Physical Properties
  • Introduction to Production and Gas Processing Facilities

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

In this module you will learn about asset life cycle economics and the phases of the asset life cycle, including: exploration, appraisal, development and production, including mature production and enhanced oil recovery. You will also learn about the historical, geographical, and modern context of the petroleum industry; its organization, the petroleum value chain, and economic drivers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Historical petroleum occurrences and usage
  • The phases of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives and processes of the exploration phase of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives, processes, and economic metrics of the appraisal phase of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives and processes involved in the development and production phase of the E&P asset life cycle
  • The objectives and processes involved in the mature production phase in the E&P asset life cycle
  • Basic reserves and production value concepts

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

 

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

In this module you will learn about Earth structure and plate tectonics; types of rocks, the rock cycle, clastic, biogenic, and chemical source sedimentary rocks. Historical geology depositional environments and global vs. regional stratigraphy.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The Earth's structure
  • The Earth's structure, continental drift, and plate tectonics role in oil and gas exploration
  • Rock types and classification in an oil and gas context
  • The relationship between depositional environments and geological settings
  • The importance of historical geology to finding oil and gas accumulations
  • The relative age of rocks and how we date the rocks and understand the paleo climate
  • The relationships between global and regional stratigraphy

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

FEE: $250

 

In this module you will learn about basins and plays, unconventional resources, and petroleum systems. You will also learn about structural stratigraphic traps and reservoir mapping.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Exploration concepts
  • Elements of a successful petroleum system
  • Key differences between unconventional and conventional petroleum systems
  • Different types of structural traps
  • Different types of stratigraphic traps
  • Features of structural contour and isopach maps

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

In this module you will learn about reservoir rock properties: porosity and permeability, grain size, distribution, and sorting. You will also learn about reservoir fluids, physical and chemical properties, and the impact on these properties at reservoir and surface conditions. Reservoir classification and phase diagrams are also discussed. In the Hydrocarbon Recovery section you will learn about primary recovery drives such as dissolved gas (solution gas) drive, water drive, gas cap expansion drive, and combination drives. You will also learn about enhanced oil recovery, including secondary and tertiary recoveries such as water flood, miscible flood, steam cycle, and steam drive, along with expected recovery efficiencies.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The basic reservoir rock properties and the significance of core samples
  • The factors that affect porosity and how it is measured
  • The factors that affect permeability and how it is measured
  • How grain size, distribution, and sorting controls reservoir quality
  • How to estimate reservoir economic potential
  • The fundamental classification of hydrocarbons as paraffin, naphthene and intermediate series
  • API gravity classification and nomenclature for different crudes
  • Reservoir conditions and stock tank conditions, and their effect on reservoir fluids
  • The relationship between fluid properties and phase behavior
  • The importance of phase diagrams to understanding reservoir behavior
  • How to differentiate conditions expressed on a phase diagram
  • How to relate fluid properties and phase diagram conditions to "our reservoir"

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

In this module you will learn about basins, plays and risk analysis, mineral ownership and contracts; surface exploration technologies, such as gravity, magnetic and geochemical surveys, and seismic imaging and interpretation. Subsurface technologies such as mud logging, appraisal wells, coring, well logging, and drill stem testing.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The roles involved in exploration
  • About basins, plays, leads, prospects, and geological risk
  • Different types of oil and gas contracts
  • The purpose and types of surface exploration technologies
  • The purpose and function of seismic surveys
  • The basic structural information from a seismic survey
  • The role of exploration and appraisal wells
  • Formation evaluation tools used during the exploration phase including mudlogging and LWD, well logging and cores, and well tests (DST)

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

In this module you will learn about well function, onshore and offshore drilling, drilling programs, drilling rig components, and drilling systems; including drilling, rotating, fluid, and blowout prevention systems. You will also learn about casing and cementing, wellhead installation, types of well completions, formation damage, well perforation, sand control strategies, and well stimulation.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The advantages and disadvantages of early and modern types of drilling styles
  • Rig type classification and selection for onshore and offshore drilling
  • Types of platforms and techniques used for offshore rigs
  • The purpose and function of non-vertical drilling, including directional and horizontal drilling
  • The components of a drilling system
  • The components of a drilling rig
  • The drilling systems of a rig
  • The purpose and function of the rotating system
  • Drilling fluid properties and function
  • Purpose and function of blowout preventers
  • Purpose of casing and cementing
  • Purpose and function of the wellhead
  • Overview of different types of well completions
  • Formation damage
  • Methods of well perforation
  • Sand production problems and control strategies in reservoirs
  • Common well stimulation strategies

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 1.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

This module provides an overview of how various well objectives contribute to the understanding of the asset. Key stakeholders and the activities that impact the well plan are discussed. Also explained in this module are why well objectives change over the life of the asset and the commonly used key performance metrics for the drilling discipline.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify stakeholders in an effort to define well objectives
  • Explain how various well objectives contribute to understanding of the asset
  • Identify activities focused on achieving well objectives and how they may impact the well plan
  • Explain why well objectives change over the life of the asset
  • Identify commonly employed performance metrics for the drilling discipline

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module addresses roller cone and fixed cutter bit design features and their associated hydraulics programs at a core level.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify design features and selection criteria for roller cone bit types
  • Explain failure modes for roller cone bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Identify design features and selection criteria for fixed cutter bit types
  • Explain failure modes for fixed cutter bits and how this information can be used to improve performance
  • Explain tool system options which allow wellbore enlargement to a diameter greater than the internal drift diameter of a previously installed casing string
  • Discuss situations where this may be required
  • Explain rotary coring bit options
  • Explain the relationship between cost per foot of a bit run and the cost of a bit, its rate of penetration, footage drilled, and the cost of the drilling operation
  • Determine optimum time to pull a used bit based upon its cost per foot trend
  • Balance competing objectives for the drilling hydraulics system
  • Maintain ECD below fracture pressure of open hole
  • Select nozzle sizes for adequate bit hydraulics
  • Maintain operating pressure and total pump power demands within rig capabilities

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module explains the various drill string components and their purpose. The module also explains the performance properties of drill strings, how to diagnose drill string mechanisms and steps to prevent drill string failures.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify drill string components and their suppliers
  • Explain the purposes of the various drill string components
  • Determine drill string performance properties
  • Diagnose drill string mechanisms
  • Identify steps to prevent drill string failures

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

Drilling fluids impact all aspects of the drilling operation, including drilling the formations, maintaining a clean and stable wellbore, gathering data from the wellbore, and maximizing productivity of the hydrocarbon resource. Proper selection of a drilling fluid can allow optimum performance in each of these areas. Fluid processing solids control allows cost-effective maintenance of fluid properties. This module addresses these topics at a core level.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify functions of drilling fluids
  • Explain fluid types and their selection criteria
  • Identify fluid properties, how they are measured, and additives used to control them
  • Explain benefits of solids control, solids control equipment function, and system configuration

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

Directional drilling may be considered the "intentional, controlled deflection of a wellbore to intersect pre-determined targets." In the early days when wooden derricks were erected so close that they touched each other, wellbores that were believed to be vertical occasionally intersected nearby wellbores, proving that the wells were in fact deviating from vertical. This was not directional drilling because this behavior was neither intentional nor controlled. Modern directional drilling is based on an understanding of the reservoir and how the wellbore should be constructed for its proper placement in the reservoir for optimum productivity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the objectives of directional drilling
  • Recognize trajectory design options and selection criteria for given surface and downhole requirements
  • Clarify trajectory measurement and wellbore position calculation techniques and limitations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Drilling, Completions, and Workover Operations - BDC - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

FEE: $250

 

In this module you will learn about production roles; artificial lift, including beam pumps, gas lift, and submersible pumps. Production logging and workover operations. You will also learn about the integrated production system, fluid separation, emulsion breaking, crude products, gas separation and natural gas processing, NGL usage, and natural gas conversion to LNG and GTL.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The contrasting roles of reservoir and production engineers
  • The different types of artificial lift
  • The purpose of production logging and workover operations
  • How the integrated production system prepares hydrocarbons for transportation
  • About oil separation and processing
  • About gas separation and processing
  • How natural gas is distributed

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes the basic terminology, and hydrocarbon nomenclature commonly used in the oil and gas industry. This skill module also explains methods used to determine hydrocarbon fluid composition, and approaches to and implications of the characterization of heavy hydrocarbons (C6+) in mixtures. This module also demonstrates how to estimate hydrocarbon physical properties (density and viscosity) for both liquids and vapors, including their purpose and use as applied in facilities engineering calculations.

 

 

You will learn how to:

  • Describe the concept of atomic mass, molecular mass, and the mol
  • Identify the four main hydrocarbon groups
  • Practice the concept of relative density
  • Discuss how a gas chromatograph works, the limitations of various analysis methods, and the difference between an extended analysis and a standard gas chromatographic analysis
  • Recognize the uncertainties involved with characterizing the C6+ components in a natural gas, condensate or crude oil stream, and describe the relationship of these factors with hydrocarbon liquid composition
  • Describe an Equation of State, it’s purpose and uses
  • Define standard (normal) conditions for SI and FPS units, and calculate the molar volume at these conditions
  • Describe the gas compressibility factor, and use it to calculate gas density
  • Define the property “viscosity”, list applications where it is used, and describe correlations that can be used to predict its value
  • Estimate the density of a hydrocarbon liquid at a specified temperature and pressure

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Gas Conditioning and Processing Principles - G3 - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of production and gas processing facilities. The concepts addressed in this module include:

  • Crude oil and natural gas value chains
  • Common contaminants in production streams
  • Crude oil, produced water and natural gas quality specifications
  • Typical production facility and gas processing schemes
  • NGL products the economics of their recovery

 

Knowledge of these basic concepts is critical to understanding the selection and specification of processing facilities between the wellhead and product markets.

 


You will learn how to:

  • State typical crude oil and produced water specifications
  • Describe process flows for each stream in production facilities
  • List problems associated with and strategies to deal with solids production, e.g. sand, wax, asphaltenes
  • List the components, including contaminants, found in produced gas streams
  • State typical natural gas sales or transportation specifications
  • Calculate higher heating value and Wobbe number
  • List the products of a typical natural gas processing plant, their associated markets, and describe common terminology
  • Describe typical process flows for each stream in gas processing facilities
  • Explain the difference between gas conditioning to meet a HCDP specification and gas processing to recover NGLs
  • Describe shrinkage and how it is calculated

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Gas Conditioning and Processing Principles - G3 - Online

Geology Modules

  • Petroleum Geology
  • Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
  • Erosion and Subaerial Depositional Environments
  • Marginal Marine Depositional Environments
  • Marine Depositional Environments
  • Time and Stratigraphy

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

In this module you will learn about Earth structure and plate tectonics; types of rocks, the rock cycle, clastic, biogenic, and chemical source sedimentary rocks. Historical geology depositional environments and global vs. regional stratigraphy.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The Earth's structure
  • The Earth's structure, continental drift, and plate tectonics role in oil and gas exploration
  • Rock types and classification in an oil and gas context
  • The relationship between depositional environments and geological settings
  • The importance of historical geology to finding oil and gas accumulations
  • The relative age of rocks and how we date the rocks and understand the paleo climate
  • The relationships between global and regional stratigraphy

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approximately 2 hours

FEE: $250

 

In this module you will learn about basins and plays, unconventional resources, and petroleum systems. You will also learn about structural stratigraphic traps and reservoir mapping.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Exploration concepts
  • Elements of a successful petroleum system
  • Key differences between unconventional and conventional petroleum systems
  • Different types of structural traps
  • Different types of stratigraphic traps
  • Features of structural contour and isopach maps

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Petroleum Technology Principles - Online

DURATION: approx. 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of erosion and subaerial deposition in four key areas: weathering and erosion, alluvial fans, aeolian deposits and fluvial environments. In each section, several examples are presented to reiterate the key concepts.
 


DESIGNED FOR petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, petrotechnical support, and all types of administrative and logistical support personnel.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Differentiate between mechanical weathering and chemical weathering
  • Identify the products of mechanical and chemical weathering
  • Relate how erosion occurs, i.e. the transportation of weathering products
  • Explain what causes mass movement
  • Recognize the evidence of erosion in the geological record, i.e. unconformities (Angular unconformity, Disconformity, Nonconformity)
  • Recognize the climatic and topographic environments where alluvial fan deposits generally occur
  • Describe alluvial fan morphology
  • Explain the depositional process that take place on alluvial fans
  • Characterize the distribution of alluvial fan sediments
  • Describe the continuities and discontinuities of the sedimentary units in alluvial fans; both in a down fan and across fan direction
  • Explain where Desert environments exist
  • Realize that many deserts do not have dunes
  • Characterize dune types based on wind direction(s), grain size and sediment supply
  • Explain how dunes migrate and what the resultant internal dune stratification looks like on logs, in core and in outcrop
  • Describe the velocity distribution of water in fluvial channels
  • Differentiate between the energy levels in braided and meandering rivers
  • Characterize the differences between braided and meandering rivers and the resultant sand deposits
  • Describe which features occur on flood plains, including: Channels, Point bars, Natural levees, Oxbow lakes
  • Characterize the reservoir properties of flood plain sand bodies including potential quality and thicknesses for each

 

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DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module will look at depositional processes and the resultant sedimentary rocks that occur in the Marginal Marine settings. These will include deltas as well as beaches and barrier islands.

 


DESIGNED FOR petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, technical support, and administrative personnel.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

 

In the Deltaic sessions:

  • Formation of distributary channels, distributary mouth bars, bar fingers, and crevasse splays
  • About delta morphology related to shelf slope
  • Control of reservoir morphology and orientation by sediment input, wave energy, and tidal range
  • About delta type related to river type—fan, braid, and common deltas

 

In the Beach and Barrier Island sessions:

  • The cause of longshore transport
  • About beach development and sand supply
  • The character of beaches at different energy levels; Slope of the beach and Grain size on the beach
  • About barrier island offset and longshore current direction
  • About grain size distribution in a beach/barrier—coarsening upward
  • About lateral facies changes from the barrier island into the basin and the lagoon

 

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DURATION: approx. 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module covers depositional processes and the resultant sedimentary rocks that occur in the Clastic Marine and the Carbonate Marine settings. These include Offshore Bars, Deepwater Submarine Canyons and Fans, Carbonate Margins, and Carbonate Diagenesis.

 


DESIGNED FOR petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, petrotechnical support, and all types of administrative and logistical support personnel.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the redistribution of sediment on the shelf from previously deposited depositional environments
  • Explain how offshore bars form; Morphology, Sediment type and character
  • Recognize the distribution of sediments on a bar: drowned barrier island vs. current re-working
  • Recognize offshore bars in outcrop and on well logs
  • Describe how Channel-levee complexes are formed; Morphology, Sediments
  • Describe the distribution of sediments on a submarine fan
  • Relate Turbidity currents and Turbidites to Bouma sequences in pictures and outcrop
  • Explain the exploration potential of deepwater deposits
  • Identify the enhancement and/or loss of carbonate reservoir quality that occurs during diagenesis, including changes in porosity and permeability; and types of secondary porosity in carbonates (Moldic, Vuggy, Cavernous, Skeletal and Oomoldic, Fracture)

 

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DURATION: approx. 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module covers depositional processes and the resultant sedimentary rocks that occur in the Clastic Marine and the Carbonate Marine settings. These include Offshore Bars, Deepwater Submarine Canyons and Fans, Carbonate Margins, and Carbonate Diagenesis.

 


DESIGNED FOR petroleum industry personnel in need of basic geological training, including engineering, geophysical, petrotechnical support, and all types of administrative and logistical support personnel.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the six basic laws of stratigraphy
  • Differentiate between relative and absolute geologic time
  • Use the geological time scale
  • Relate deposition to stratigraphic concepts
  • Differentiate between: Lithostratigraphy, which is based on correlating rock type; Chronostratigraphy rock type but based on time equivalence; Biostratigraphy using fossils to help identify what time things were deposited; Magnetostratigraphy, which is based on rock magnetic properties
  • Explain the connection between correlation stratigraphy and reservoirs
  • Define sequence stratigraphic terminology
  • Recall how to use the highstand and lowstand system tracts in exploration
  • Relate deposition to stratigraphic concepts
  • Describe the connection between correlation, stratigraphy, and reservoir

 

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Geophysics Modules

  • Nature of Seismic Image
  • Geologic Association with Seismic Reflections
  • Seismic Data Acquisition
  • Wavelet in the Seismic Data and Limits on Resolution
  • Seismic Velocities
  • Overview of Seismic Data Processing
  • Seismic Migration
  • Direct Hydrocarbon Indicators
  • Amplitude vs. Offset
  • Seismic Inversion
  • Attributes
  • Seismic Unconventional Reservoirs

DURATION: approx. 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This introductory module explains at a very fundamental level how to identify a seismic image and how it relates to geology. Also explained are how seismic images are formed and displayed and the differences in analyzing seismic images in time and depth domains.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Differentiate between depth and time
  • Identify how a seismic image is displayed
  • Describe how a seismic image is formed
  • Identify a seismic image
  • Explain how a seismic image relates to geology

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 3 hours
FEE: $395

 

The key to using or interpreting seismic data is to relate it to the geology and prospectivity. This module is designed to explain the basics of what is called the seismic process.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the lithology and how it relates to the seismic image
  • Relate the logs to the seismic data
  • Identify the effect of pore filling material on velocity and density

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module explains the seismic data acquisition process and components for marine and land data. Also included is a comparison of the costs of seismic data acquisition for marine and land data.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the marine configuration for a 3D survey including: Components used for data acquisition, Arrays to attenuate noise, Bin gathering as a CMP assemblage of reflections
  • Describe the land configuration for a 3D survey including Bin gathering for a land 3D survey
  • Compare the costs of 2D and 3D surveys

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module explains why the vertical resolution of the seismic data is a critical issue and how the resolution is controlled by the propagating wavelet that is generated by the acquisition parameters. The module also discusses the recorded wavelet and its phases and the data display polarity and display conventions.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify why the vertical resolution of the seismic data is a critical issue
  • Explain how the resolution is controlled by the propagating wavelet that is generated by the acquisition parameters
  • Identify the recorded wavelet and its phase
  • Describe the data display polarity and display conventions

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module explains how velocity can be estimated by the seismic image construction and used as an approximation to derive a depth converted geologic model from time imaged seismic or a depth image seismic. The module also explains how to directly measure depth vs. vertical seismic travel time through Check Shot Surveys and Vertical Seismic Profiles and how vertical seismic profiling can be extended to 2, 3, and even 4 dimensions to tie the other direction of velocity to the seismic image.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify seismic imaging velocities and how they are used to construct the seismic image
  • Describe how imaging velocities are derived from the stacking process
  • Describe velocity spectrum and how it applies to stacking and migrating the data
  • Explain the relationship between depth and time and the ambiguity between the two domains
  • Recognize overpressure in the seismic data
  • Identify the jargon associated with anisotropy
  • Recognize how a vertical seismic profile directly measures the time to depth relationship at various depths in a well bore and how that facilitates tying it into seismic

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module explains the concept of seismic processing flow and deconvolution. The module also explains what the processors do to produce the seismic image.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe processing flow
  • Explain the concept of deconvolution
  • Identify what the processors do to produce the seismic image

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

In this module, we will discuss the process of forming the seismic image by migration. There are several ways to migrate the data, including post-stack, pre-stack, time, and depth migration. For this module, Kirchhoff migration is used as a word picture for the process of allowing constructive and destructive interference to build the migrated image. Other methods will be discussed with their pros and cons.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify migrated displays
  • Describe the matrix of "icons" explaining migration in time, depth, pre-stack, and post-stack
  • Explain the relevance of each seismic migration domain
  • Identify the "best" seismic migration domain

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module explains that the effect of hydrocarbons as a pore filling material in our seismic data is at the core of seismic interpretation. This module also includes a section on rock physics.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Explain the effect of hydrocarbons in the seismic data
  • Detect hydrocarbons in the seismic data
  • Describe rock physics

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

Amplitude variation with offset is used to modify risk in hydrocarbon prospects. This module introduces the concept, process, and application of the technology.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • The “family” of prestack gathers
  • What do we expect to see in them
  • The effect of hydrocarbons
  • A clear understanding of AVO (amplitude vs. offset)
  • The Rutherford and Williams classification
  • Seismic data as seen before stacking
  • Looking at offset gathers

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 3 hours
FEE: $395

 

What is done to the data is very simple, but the impact on our interpretation has become a huge issue. In this module, we learn to 'inverse' the seismic data into a rock property, specifically impedance. Also discussed is the types of inversion algorithms and their application.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Explain the seismic inversion processes, both forward and inverse
  • Identify relative and absolute impedance in seismic inversion
  • Identify the inversion algorithms and their application

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This introductory section is a quick overview of some of the rather puzzling attributes that are often shown and  usually poorly explained. We do not typically view our seismic data in the frequency or phase domain, but they are becoming popular displays.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Where seismic imaging is going
  • Getting down to rock properties
  • A bit of an interpretation enigma
  • How to solve the resolution problem
  • An attribute list

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

DURATION: approx. 2 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module explains why unconventional reservoirs are becoming increasingly important and how we can use conventional geophysical tools for their analysis. We also learn that ‘brittleness’ is the most important rock physics property and how to perform seismic analysis for unconventional reservoirs properties to contribute to sweetspot highgrading. Finally, the module explains the concept of microseismic recording, microseismic monitoring, and explains how the microseismic is interpreted using Hodograms in source orientation determination.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists, engineers, team leaders, geoscience technicians, asset managers, and anyone involved in using seismic data that needs to understand and use this data at a basic level or to communicate with others that use it.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Identify rock physics for shale reservoirs
  • Describe seismic analysis for unconventional reservoirs
  • Describe microseismic, including surface and subsurface recording arrays
  • Describe source (event) recording and location detection
  • Describe three component recording
  • Identify the role of Hodograms in source orientation
  • Identify the importance of microseismic monitoring in different stress areas

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Geophysics - BGP - Online

Petrophysics Modules

  • Petrophysical Data and Open Hole Logging
  • Mud Logging, Coring and Cased Hole Logging
  • Porosity Logging (Density, Neutron, and Sonic) Core
  • Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential Logging
  • Formation Testing
  • Core Analysis
  • Resistivity Logging Tools and Interpretation
  • Petrophysical Evaluation
  • Special Petrophysical Tools: NMR and Image Logs

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module is an introduction to a specialized area of E&P called Petrophysics. The field operations and technologies required to identify and quantify oil and gas resources are introduced. Topics include Well Logging, MWD/LWD, and an introduction to Petrophysics and petrophysical data acquisition. The material presented is at the most basic competency level.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The concept, scope and basics of "Petrophysics"
  • How Petrophysics integrates with the other subsurface specialties (Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir Engr., Drilling Engr.)
  • The importance of sufficient petrophysical data to achieve correct reservoir modeling
  • The emphasis is on borehole environment and openhole logging

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module continues the introduction to a specialized area of E&P called Petrophysics. The field operations and technologies required to identify and quantify oil and gas resources are introduced. Topics include Mud Logging, Coring, and Cased Hole Logging. The material presented is at the most basic competency level.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • About acquiring and interpreting mud log data including gas detection and drill cuttings examination to identify prospective oil and gas zones
  • How representative rock samples are obtained with coring methods including whole cores and sidewall samples
  • The basics of Cased Hole Logging for reservoir monitoring, production logging, and wellbore integrity

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module continues the introduction to Petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Topics include Density, Neutron, and Sonic “Porosity” Logs. The material presented is at the core knowledge level.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN the tool physics and data applications of the primary porosity well logs including the Density, Neutron, and Sonic logs.

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module is an introduction to Petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Topics include the Gamma Ray (GR) Log and the Spontaneous Potential (SP) log. The material presented is at the core knowledge level.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data. It is ideal for other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels wanting a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry including Service Company and Government employees.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN the physics and applications of Gamma Ray and Spontaneous Potential log data.

 

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

The Formation Testing Core course is designed to teach the fundamental aspects of formation testing; increase familiarity with basic formation testing applications; increase understanding of the objectives, techniques, and equipment associated with reservoir fluid sampling; and explicate the role formation testing plays in assessing formation producibility.

 


DESIGNED FOR Production Operations Staff, Reservoir Engineers, Facilities Staff Drilling and Completion Engineers, Geoscientists, Field Supervisors and Managers, Field Technicians, Service Company Engineers and Managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The basics of formation testing, including important terms and concepts
  • The specifics of formation testing applications
  • How reservoir fluid sampling is conducted
  • The role of formation testing for producibility

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module introduces the purpose of, processes, and tools for basic core measurements and special core measurements; and overviews Petrography and Mineralogy Data from cores as well as unconventional core analysis.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months' experience using petrophysical data and other technical staff at all experience levels wanting a fundamental background in the petrophysics discipline.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Outline techniques for measurement of porosity, permeability, and saturation from cores
  • Identify rules for cutting core plugs, cleaning, and preparing
  • Define special core analysis and its application to petrophysics
  • Explain the usage of special core analysis to determine electrical properties (m, n, Qv) and procedures to assure quality
  • Describe the importance of capillary pressure and wettability; how special core analysis can determine relative permeability curves and residual saturations
  • Explain basic concepts of thin section, SEM, and X-ray diffraction
  • Describe scanning electron microscopy's purpose
  • Define terms of core analysis, the mineralogy of the rocks, and differences when taking measurements
  • Identify differences between unconventional and routine measurements and know when to apply each
  • Define TOC, Maturity, and Kerogen type of source rocks

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module continues the introduction to petrophysical well logging tools and data interpretation. Resistivity logging tools including Induction logs, Laterologs, EWR tools, and Microresistivity devices as well as resistivity data are covered. Topics include depth of investigation and bed resolution, types of resistivity logs, and the effects of different mud systems.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers who desire a working knowledge of Petrophysics and hydrocarbon evaluation; Other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels desiring a basic background in the petrophysics discipline.
 
This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P industry including service company and government employees.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Operating tool physics and data applications of the various resistivity logging tools
  • Selection criteria for which tool provides the best resistivity data for different environments (mud types, formation resistivity ranges, etc.)
  • The latest Array resistivity tools
  • The transverse induction device for highly anisotropic formations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module is an introduction to Petrophysical Evaluation which integrates the concepts and data covered in the previous modules. The porosity and resistivity data are used in the saturation model to calculate oil and gas saturations. By integrating the available mudlog, core and open hole log data, the Petrophysicist determines net pay, net to gross, porosity, and hydrocarbon saturations. These are required inputs to the Geologic (Static) model used to calculate hydrocarbon volumes in the subsurface. Also, the petrophysical evaluation data including permeability is required input into the reservoir dynamic model that is used to plan development wells and facilities and optimize production of oil and gas reservoirs.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers who desire a working knowledge of Petrophysics and hydrocarbon evaluation; Other technical staff and non-technical staff (e.g., management, drilling operations, technical support staff, finance, legal, IT, supply chain management, and others) at all experience levels desiring a basic background in the petrophysics discipline. It is ideal for Service Company and Government employees working with the E&P Industry

 

This module lays the foundation for effective communications between the Subsurface Team and everyone else in the E&P Industry.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • ​How to perform a basic petrophysical evaluation that incorporates Gamma Ray, SP, porosity, and resistivity data
  • About the borehole and formation environment and the parameters required for saturation determination
  • Archie Equations and how to calculate water saturations in any interval of interest
  • The effect of clay minerals on formation resistivity
  • Shaly sand equations used to calculate saturations in shaly sands
  • How to conduct an integrated formation evaluation

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

DURATION: approximately 2 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module introduces Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Logging, interpretation of Borehole Images and Dip Meter Data, and how permeability is measured in both logs and cores. The module covers NMR logging principles and interpretation and the importance and application of borehole image and dipmeter data.

 


DESIGNED FOR geoscientists and engineers with less than twelve months experience using petrophysical data and other technical staff at all experience levels wanting a fundamental background in the petrophysics discipline.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • ​Describe NMR principles: proton recession and T1 and T2 relaxation in porous media
  • Describe the NMR response to pore size, free fluid, trapped water, permeability, and water cut
  • Characterize tool models, similarities, differences, and operational issues
  • Define NMR permeability determination and bound water vs. free water
  • Describe NMR saturation techniques and interpretation, including appropriate applications and limitations
  • Determine permeability from conventional wireline logs
  • Estimate permeability from empirical relationships
  • Apply specialized tools, such as NMR and acoustic logs to estimate permeability
  • Determine permeability from cores

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Foundations of Petrophysics - FPP - Online

Reservoir Engineering Modules

  • Reservoir Rock Properties
  • Reservoir Fluid
  • Reservoir Flow Properties
  • Reservoir Material Balance
  • Reserves and Resources
  • Pressure Transient Analysis
  • Rate Transient Analysis
  • Reservoir Fluid Displacement
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Reservoir Simulation
  • Reservoir Surveillance
  • Reservoir Management
  • Decline Curve Analysis and Empirical Approaches

DURATION: approximately 3 hours
FEE: $395

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and geoscientists who need reconcile rock properties with their interpretations of the properties of the reservoir, drilling, production and completion engineers who need to recognize how rock properties affect their respective workflows.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Different types of rocks
  • Primary rock properties from a reservoir engineering point of view
  • How rock properties are measured
  • How rock property values are interpolated/extrapolated throughout the reservoir

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

 

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir, production, and facilities engineers who have a need to model the flow of oil, gas, and water through reservoirs, wellbores, and surface facilities; geoscientists who need reservoir fluid properties for their interpretations and calculations.

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How fluids change in response to changes in pressure and temperature
  • Engineering properties of reservoir fluids
  • The make-up of reservoir fluids
  • How fluids are sampled
  • How fluid properties are measured in the laboratory

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours
FEE: $250

 

This module discusses the extensions and limitations of Darcy’s Law. This module also includes the application of Darcy’s Law to gas an oil and how the law can be applied to homogenize to calculate effective permeability.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Explain the origin of Darcy’s law and how it evolved
  • State the difference between gravity and the pressure gradients, and how they play a role in determining the rate of which fluid could flow in the porous medium
  • Identify the differences between the equations of Linear versus radial flow when calculating the flow
  • Explain how do heterogeneities affect the flow in porous medium, and how Darcy's law can be applied to homogenize to calculate effective permeability
  • Differentiate between oil and gas flow
  • Apply Darcy’s law to gas and oil
  • Calculate the amount of fluid that is flowing when you have single cell phase vs single phase oil
  • Describe the Importance of non-Darcy effect on well performance
  • Apply Darcy's law when calculating the rate of the of oil and gas well
  • Identify the differences between layers in parallel and layers in series
  • Discuss the effective permeability of both layers in parallel and layers in series
  • State limitations of Darcy’s law
  • Assess the differences between gas and oil reservoirs
  • Describe the effect of non-Darcy flow

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This Reservoir Material Balance Core module covers the basics of material balance. The topics included are drive mechanisms, principles of material balance, how to develop equations, and application of the material balance equation.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the purpose of the material balance technique to estimate the initial hydrocarbons in place
  • Differentiate between volumetric analysis and material balance technique
  • State the basic principle of material balance analysis
  • Describe the principles behind material balance equation
  • Identify the data that is needed to apply the material balance equation and the uncertainties associated with collecting such data
  • Identify the purpose of the modified black oil model in material balance equation
  • State the assumptions involved in applying the material balance equation
  • Identify the limitations of material balance technique
  • Develop the material balance equations from the first principle
  • Identify and explain the different mechanisms influencing the production of hydrocarbons and how they are incorporated in the material balance equation
  • Understand the necessary equations to be used depending on the type of reservoir from which hydrocarbons produce
  • Develop appropriate equations for dry gas, wet gas, condensate, volatile oil, and black oil reservoirs
  • Describe modifications of material balance equations to estimate the initial oil and gas in place
  • Explain the Havlena and Odeh method and the appropriate way to linearize the material balance equations
  • Express the importance of water influx and how to detect the presence of aquifer based on production data
  • Recognize the uncertainties associated with predicting the water influx as a function of time

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module brings your attention to reserves management and the difference between resources and reserves.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The importance of integration with other disciplines
  • Calculations using the volumetric formulas for gas and oil
  • The importance of dividing into flow units for dynamic reserves in reservoir simulation
  • Reserves management: what it is and how to do it
  • The Reservoir Engineer’s input to reserves and resources (R & R)
  • How a Geoscientist and Reservoir Engineer work together on reserves
  • The risk and uncertainty that drive reserves
  • Other non-technical factors that influence R & R
  • The standardized process between reserve estimates
  • The ethical basis underlying R & R estimations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module brings your attention to pressure transient analysis concepts, equations, and terminology. These will get you started in the process of understanding and using this key technology for understanding oil and gas reservoir architecture and near-well parameters.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Pressure transient analysis concepts, terminology, equations, and objectives
  • Pressure transient analysis in buildup and drawdown tests
  • Time period analysis, challenges and objectives
  • Semi-log and log-log analysis

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module covers five sections that include, the general introduction to Rate Transient Analysis, Traditional Decline Curve Analysis, Modern Rate Transient Analysis, Unconventional Reservoirs, and Integration of Material Balance.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Define the rate time analysis
  • Distinguish between traditional pressure transient analysis and rate time analysis
  • Describe the needs of the type of data which are typically used for rate time analysis
  • Discuss the application of rate time analysis under transient and pseudo-steady state conditions
  • Distinguish between the type of reservoir information we can obtain under transient and pseudo-steady state conditions
  • Explain the use of dimensionless variables in rate time analysis
  • Describe the limitations of the rate time analysis
  • Distinguish between exponential, harmonic, and hyperbolic decline curves
  • Explain the different parameters which impact the performance of a well
  • Describe how the Economic Ultimate Recovery (EUR) is impacted by the assumptions about the type of decline method
  • Explain how the traditional decline curve analysis can be extended to transient state conditions
  • Describe how to extend the rate time analysis when the bottom hole pressure is not constant but a variable
  • Compare both Blasingame and Agarwal type curve methods and evaluate both oil and gas wells using both these type curves
  • Explain the concept of flowing material balance analysis
  • Describe the application of rate time analysis for unconventional reservoirs
  • Identify different flow regimes which are present for multiple fractured, horizontal wells
  • Indicate important flow regimes which are typically observed in horizontal, multi-stage, fractured wells
  • Determine the type of reservoir parameters we can obtain from evaluating rate time data for unconventional formations
  • Indicate how the traditional decline curve analysis can be used for wells producing from unconventional reservoirs
  • Describe the relationship between material balance and rate time analysis
  • Explain how to combine material balance with rate equations to predict rate as a function of time
  • Describe simple cases for single phase gas and oil reservoirs and predict the rates
  • Indicate how the simple analysis can be extended to other complex situations

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3 hours
FEE: $395

 

This covers immiscible, linear displacement, as dispersed and segregated flow. It also discusses aquifers, coning, and vertical layering.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Fluid displacement as immiscible, linear, and vertical (overcoming gravity)
  • Dispersed and segregated flow
  • Aquifers models
  • Coning in oil/water systems, including when it is most likely to occur, and how to prevent it

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module introduces secondary and tertiary recovery process. It describes how many of them work, how you can select the best one for your reservoir, and how simplified models can be used to approximate the behavior of these complex floods.

 


DESIGNED FOR engineers or geoscientists who will be working with a reservoir engineer on the development and optimization oil and gas fields; reservoir engineers looking for an introduction or a refresher on enhanced oil recovery.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The differences between secondary and tertiary recovery
  • The comparisons between pattern and peripheral flooding
  • The life stages of a waterflood
  • The differences between miscible, thermal, and chemical floods
  • Screening criteria for different floods
  • Rules of thumb for predicting performance
  • Simplified models for predicting performance

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module describes how reservoir simulations are used, what goes into them, how they do their calculations, and what comes out of them.

 


DESIGNED FOR engineers and geoscientists who interact with reservoir simulation specialists and need to evaluate the value of these models to the enterprise.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe what kind of data is used by a simulation run
  • Describe the kinds of information that can be generated from a simulation run
  • Explain, at a high level, how reservoir simulators work
  • Describe how simulation models differ during the life of the reservoir
  • Describe how models are classified, based on the type of input data used and the question the model was designed to answer

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 4 hours
FEE: $395

 

This module brings your attention to reservoir surveillance (RS) objectives, activities, and plans and the link to uncertainty.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How a surveillance plan objectives must be aligned with asset specific tactical details
  • Why surveillance activities must add value and they do not after reaching a certain optimum
  • How to calculate the Value of Information derived from surveillance activities
  • How surveillance activities reduce uncertainty
  • Why the surveillance plan must change constantly as asset objectives change
  • The impact of the production and well environment, including well construction concepts and how this impacts RS activities
  • How production allocation impacts the quality of the data and the impact of data frequency
  • Measurement principles behind oil field measurements, including concepts related to precision, accuracy, and repeatability

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 5.5 hours
FEE: $395

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers, and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Retain flexibility in Reservoir Management without giving up key principles for depletion
  • Build flow units critical to RM of an asset
  • Describe how the value of an asset is defined. Explain the roles of risk and uncertainty in that valuation
  • Evaluate vertical equilibrium and no-crossflow, and how to get the most out of each through integrated technologies from multiple disciplines

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours
FEE: $395

 

This course introduces the use of statistical methods in reservoir engineering. A range of applications are described, concentrating on decline curve analysis.

 


DESIGNED FOR reservoir engineers and other professionals tasked with supplying reservoir description and production data to reservoir engineers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Perform basic statistics
  • Calculate decline curve analysis
  • Estimate recovery factors

 

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This module is also part of the following online courses:

 

Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR - Virtual

 

Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE - Virtual

 

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines - REO - Virtual

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