E&P Integration

Course Duration: 4 weeks | Time: 8am to 4pm | Course Locations: Houston,San Diego

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This class is intended for those who work in the Oil & Gas  industry to get exposure to broad range of technical and economical aspects of the business from highly experienced instructors. Often Oil & Gas industry professionals focus on their own specific disciplines without recognizing the importance of other disciplines around them. Often the greatest value in an E&P team is in working across discipline to deliver business objectives. This class will help participants get exposure to the key disciplines require in running successful E&P companies. In addition, participants will get exposure to key elements of the E&P process including early exploration & appraisal, field development planning (FDP), and field management/production. Participants will gain an appreciation for the importance of project management and economics in project delivery.
Week1: Disciplines Integration 1. Introductions 2. Roles and contributions of key E&P disciplines • Geologist • Geophysicist • Petrophysicist • Petroleum engineer • Reservoir engineer • Facility engineer • Drilling/Completions engineer 3. Petroleum geology 4. Petroleum fluids properties (PVT) 5. Case studies of successful integration 6. Case studies of failure of integrations 7. Class exercise 8. Class excursion Week 2: Looking for and Finding Hydrocarbons 1. Exploration and appraisal 2. Value of information (VOI) 3. Key data requirements in E&P and the acquisition programs • Geological • Geophysical • Fluids 4. Geological mapping 5. Resources estimations • Original oil in place • Recovery estimations 6. Leads & prospects 7. Risk and uncertainties 8. Play analysis 9. Case studies 10. Geological field trip • San Diego class: Grand Canyon • Houston class: To be decided 11. Class exercise Week 3: Development of Hydrocarbon Resources 1. Field development planning 2. Operating environments such as onshore and offshore 3. Surface facility 4. Reservoir Drive mechanisms • Solution gas drive • Gas cap drive • Aquifer drive • Compaction drive • Combination drive 5. Development options • Primary recovery • Secondary recovery • Tertiary recovery 6. Modern integrated studies • Model selection: black oil, compositional, limited composition, thermal. • Static-dynamic-wells-facility integrated modeling 7. Petroleum economics 8. Project management 9. Case studies 10. Class exercise 11. Class excursion Week 4: Efficient Management of Hydrocarbon Resources 1. Well, reservoir and field management concept 2. Surveillance, data collections and analysis • PLT • GOC and WOC movement monitoring • 4D seismics 3. Artificial lifts • Gas lifts • Rod pumps • Electric submersible pumps • Jet pumps • Others 4. Performance analysis • Well testing • Reservoir performance analysis 5. Wells & Reservoirs optimal inflow-outflow analysis 6. Nodal analysis 7. Well stimulations • Hydraulic fracturing • Acidization 8. Case studies 9. Class exercise 10. Class excursion 11. Participants presentations and feedback
All who work in the Oil & Gas business especially those who are early in their careers or those who missed out such training early on in their careers. This course is design for both technical and non-technical personnel.