Training Catalog

A Guide Through Ethics: Meeting Your Professional Requirements
Bryce V. Kalynchuk
James (Jim) Gouveia

SPE professionals are to exhibit the highest standards of competency, honesty, integrity, and impartiality. It is our duty as professional engineers to act “ethically” in all our dealings with co-workers, governments, competitors, contractors and the g...

Disciplines: Management

A Proactive Approach to Ensure Well Integrity During the Construction and Operation of Wells
Salim Taoutaou

Well Integrity management is looked at in three distinct stages, the first stage is during the well design which includes material selection, engineering design, cement design, coating and inhibitors and cathodic protection. The second stage is monitor...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Management

A Systematic Approach to Water Management in Unconventional Reservoirs While Doing Surface Field Development Planning
Lorenzo Hernandez

This 2-day compressed training session will provide to any individual the minimum knowledge and tools to support all aspects of front end engineering and field planning for their assigned business area.

From Water Management perspectives, the training...

Disciplines: Management

Addressing New Opportunities in Mature Oil and Gas Fields
Arshad Khan

This course is an overview of techniques for finding new opportunities, adding value and extending the life of old fields. It provides practical tools to help you screen your fields for additional upside.

Topics:

  • Rock Typing and Flow Unit
  • Compartm...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Advanced Coiled Tubing Engineering and Best Practices
Todd Green

This seminar will begin with a very brief review and refresher of basic CT equipment and well control components. The remainder and primary focus of the seminar will be on job design consideration, safety considerations, and job execution of common CT ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Advanced Exploration and Drilling Geomechanics
Ahmed Abou-Sayed

This course is intended to introduce the principles, applications and tools of geomechanics to practicing, petroleum engineers and geoscientists. It will cover the basic knowledge of rock mechanics, relevant mechanical properties and geomechanics simul...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Advanced Surface Engineering for Petroleum Engineers
M.A.K. Babi

Day One: Industrial metallurgy basics - what are the main metals and alloys used in petroleum Eng. - what are their physical, chemical, electrical and metallurgical properties - the fundamental properties of matter which define the use of metallic mate...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Advances in Formation Testing
Hani Elshahawi

Over the past two decades, formation testing has emerged as one of the most critical reservoir evaluation activities in petroleum exploration and production. As a result of increased drilling and testing costs in deep water, high-pressure, high-tempera...

Disciplines: Reservoir

An Introduction to Deepwater Operations
Barry Braniff

Objectives: To provide the attendees with a broad overview of Deepwater Operations and an appreciation for the challenges faced, complexity involved and available equipment solutions. Gain an insight into the complexities involved with deepwater operat...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

An Overview of Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery
Behrooz Fattahi

This course is intended to provide an overview of heat and fluid flow in heavy oil reservoirs. This overview course is designed to provide a background on a variety of heavy oil recovery techniques with emphasis on steam injection recovery.

Topics:

...
Disciplines: Reservoir

An Overview of Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fracturing
Kenneth D. Mahrer

This course is a survey of microseismic imaging of hydraulic fracturing. It is designed to give the attendees a rudimentary understanding of this technology based on the science at its foundation, the means and methods by which it is carried out, and t...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing
W. Aaron Burton

Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This course focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, includin...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Analytical and Numerical Methods for Transient Analysis
Medhat M. Kamal

This workshop is designed for engineers and Earth scientists with knowledge of the basics of well transient testing and it discusses the use of the latest developments in data measurements and combined analytical and numerical analyses to properly char...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Reservoir

Application of Lean Manufacturing Principles to the Upstream Oil Industry
Dyke W. Reese
Malcolm E. Allen

This course begins with examining the origins of the Toyota Production System (TPS) with Ford in Detroit, TWI during WW2, and the Demin PDCA cycle in post-war Japan. These principles are now used by every automobile company and we have successfully app...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Application of Machine Learning in the Unconventional Tight/Shale Reservoir Development
Shengnan (Nancy) Chen

Machine learning has been successfully used in various engineering disciplines. Nowadays, large amount of data related to reservoir properties, drilling, completion, and production is routinely collected in the upstream oil and gas operation, which can...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics

Applied Enhanced Oil Recovery with Emphasis on Gas/WAG
Son-Huu Do

Typically, an effective waterflood will recover as much oil as the primary development phase with the minimal incremental investment if waterflood was catered for during FDP. In some cases, the only way to economically develop a field is to go straig...

Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for Reservoir Performance Analysis
Dr. Srikanta Mishra

There is a growing trend towards the use of statistical modeling and data analytics for analyzing the performance of petroleum reservoirs. The goal is to “mine the data” and develop data-driven insights to understand and optimize reservoir response. Th...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Artificial Lift
Dr. Rajan Chokshi

This course will help develop a solid foundation in all forms of lift and the concepts of the selection process to maximize production and return on investment.

Topics:

  • Advantages and...
Disciplines: Production and Operations

Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions
Dr. Rajan Chokshi

This course is designed to give trainees an overview of various artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. After introducing participants to the need for an artificial lift system, training will focus on each of the follo...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Assessing Well Integrity Risk: A Qualitative Model
Jerry Dethlefs

For successful delivery of Well Integrity, there needs to be an understanding of the risks that can cause undesirable events such as safety hazards or loss of containment. Performing a risk assessment on a well, or type of well, will...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Assessing Wellbore Safety and Integrity
Shah Kabir

This course probes well integrity questions with analytical models embedded in fluid flow and heat transfer principles. Attendees will learn the principles of analytical tools that enable us to diagnose and seek remediation of wellbore safety issues.

...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Assessment of Petroleum Properties
Russell Bertholf

This class teaches the methods and processes for assessment and evaluation of taxable values of petroleum properties.

Topics:

  • Production methods: primary recovery, enhanced recovery (waterflooding, thermal, miscible, polymer, surfactant, CO2)
  • Es...
Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Asset Integrity Management
Neil Flemming

Our 3-day Integrity course provides both theoretical and practical exposure to the foundations of asset integrity management and explains how it should be implemented to safe guard assets, people and the environment.

The course focuses on modern ris...

Disciplines: Management

Basic Oilfield Corrosion and Control via Chemical Solutions
Mohamed Abou Zour

This course will help attendees develop the awareness of the cost of corrosion and how it can be managed and mitigated.  It teaches the skills of dealing with chemicals, techniques to evaluate their performances, chemical applications and design to c...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Basic Pressure - Transient Test Analysis
W. John Lee

This course teaches the systematic analysis and design procedures for testing pressure buildup and flow tests. Example applications focus on identifying the appropriate reservoir model, estimating effective formation permeability, and quantifying dam...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Basic Reservoir Engineering
Hemanta Mukherjee

This course presents the geologic origins and the important properties of petroleum reservoirs, and how to estimate their potential production. Participants learn through a combination of class problems, examples and workshops.

Topics:

  • Deposition...
Disciplines: Reservoir

Basics of Artificial Lift Systems
Hemanta Mukherjee

This course presents a complete overview of the most widely used artificial lift systems in the oil and gas industry. A unified engineering concept of artificial lift is presented based on Nodal System analysis approach. The differences amongst the v...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Basics of Geomodeling – An Overview for Reservoir Engineers
David Garner

Geomodeling today is integral to a successful business strategy in most hydrocarbon reservoirs. The multi-disciplinary sub-surface team uses the Geomodel to render the geologic interpretation into a digital format suitable for input to reservoir simula...

Disciplines: Completions | Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Borehole Surveying Awareness
Angus L. Jamieson

This course will focus on the methods and tools of borehole surveying, their use and quality, and their impact on well placement, production, and collision risk.

Directional drilling challenges are increasing as we aim for more distant targets, thinne...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Reservoir

Caprock Integrity for Thermal Recovery
Pat McLellan

This two–day course is an introduction to geomechanics principles and their application to assessing caprock integrity in thermal recovery projects including cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). The following topic...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Cased Hole and Production Log Evaluation
James J. Smolen

This program is a comprehensive and up-to-date course covering the new and traditional wireline diagnostic techniques for the surveillance of cased wells. Smolen’s 1996 book, Cased Hole and Production Log Evaluation, plus a loose-leaf workbook, are p...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Casing and Tubing Design
Peter Erpelding

This course covers all the relevant subjects needed to understand the structural mechanics of downhole tubulars. Discussions begin with the fundamental design principles and progresses through materials, performance, loads and design. Participants will...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Cement Evaluation and Remediation
James J. Smolen
William K. Ott

This course examines methods for detecting fluid channels, voids and leaks, and how to repair them.  It also covers the logging tools and technologies use to evaluate the integrity of the cement prior to initial completion or anytime during the life of...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Cement Remediation
William K. Ott

This one day training course focuses on the repair of channels, voids and leaks in a cemented wellbore. Poor cement coverage and lack of zonal isolation in the casing-borehole annulus often leads to production of undesired fluids and reduced hydrocarbo...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Chemical Enhanced Recovery
Mojdeh Delshad

This course is a review of the fundamental principles of displacement and phase behavior needed to understand chemical EOR methods. It provides an overview of four major types of chemical EOR, specific chemicals in each category, conditions under which...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Chemical EOR: The Screening, Design, Implementation and Monitoring of Projects
Alistair Fletcher

The aim of this two day course is to present a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and application of chemical EOR. The course introduces the basic principles of chemical EOR with alkali, surfactant and polymer (ASP). The screening, design, im...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Clear Writing for Engineers and Technical Professionals
John Sturtevant

Information is plentiful in every organization. But how your colleagues communicate that information is critical. Engineers and technical professionals must continually turn information into knowledge to help their managers, colleagues, and customers...

Disciplines: Management

Coalbed Methane Evaluation and Development
Steve Hennings

This course focuses on the evaluation and development processes for coalbed methane (also known as CBM or CSG). Special emphasis is on the key exploration data and how it is applied to estimate well productivity, recovery volumes,...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Considerations for Thermal Well Design
Mark Chartier

Tubular structures in thermal applications are subject to unique design challenges that cannot be addressed with conventional methods. In conventional design, the structure “fails” when thermally induced loads yield the pipe, but thermal wells often mu...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Contemporary Topics for Liquid-Rich-Shale (LRS) Reservoirs: Fluid Sampling, Characterization and Gas-Injection EOR
Dr. F. Brent Thomas

To explain fluid sampling and characterization challenges in liquid-rich-shale (LRS) reservoirs and to offer best practices in order to minimize errors for the most challenging produced fluids. To explore the science of Lean-Gas cycling EOR by discussi...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions
Dr. Marisela Sanchez-Nagel
Dr. Neal Nagel

Geomechanics – in both completions and drilling operations – has become a critical technology in the development of Unconventional Plays. This course presents the basics of oil field geomechanics and its application to unconventional developments, spec...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Current and Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
Dr. Shedid A. Shedid

Several oil fields are currently under one or more of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes Worldwide. Main groups of EOR processes include chemical, solvent (gas), and thermal EOR plus other processes. The goal of this course is to provide attendants ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Data Analytics for Drilling Process Improvement
Dr. Carlos Damski

In today’s world, traditional methods of drilling oil wells don’t work as much anymore. Yesterday’s practices are being superseded by a universal trend towards the extensive use of historical and real-time data to understand, learn and predict all well...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Data-Driven Reservoir Modeling
Shahab D. Mohaghegh

Data-Driven Reservoir Modeling (Reservoir Analytics) is defined as the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in fluid flow through porous media. Data-Driven Reservoir Modeling (Reservoir Analytics) is the manifestation of the digi...

Disciplines: Completions | Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Susan Peterson

This hands-on course shows participants how to choose among competing alternatives and to quantify the value of additional information. Typical applications include drill on or set pipe; fish or sidetrack; explore or divest; short or long test; buy inf...

Disciplines: Management

Deep and Ultra Deepwater Petroleum Development
Peter Aird

This course will enable participants to have a better understanding, awareness, and comprehension of upstream deepwater petroleum activities, including how commercial hydrocarbons are licensed, assessed, explored, appraised, drilled, completed, and the...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

Deepwater Drilling and Production Technology
Terry N. Gardner

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic advance in the technology employed to identify and develop deepwater reserves. Through innovation and exploitation of high tech advances in related fields, the offshore industry has succeeded in overcoming major t...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Design and Optimization of Artificial Lift Systems
Hemanta Mukherjee

This course is an in-depth look at artificial lift, specifically for wells using continuous-flow gas lift or electrical submersible pumps (ESPs). The course can also be modified for a 5-day exclusive ESP training program with ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations
Bill Shroyer
Dennis Dria

This one-day training event introduces completion, production, surveillance and reservoir engineers to the design of fiber-optic DTS (distributed temperature sensing) and DAS (distributed acoustic sensing) well installations.  A basic understanding of ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Developing Strategic Thinking and Planning Skills
Kamel Ben-Naceur

Strategic thinking and planning are key elements in an organization’s journey to maximize value to shareholders, customers and employees. Through this workshop, attendees will go through the different processes involved in strategic planning includin...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management

Developing, Understanding and Application of Type Curves in the WCSB
Art McMullen

Type curves used in the forecasting of reserves and production is not a new phenomenon in the oil and gas industry; however, it has become a critical tool in the reservoir engineer’s tool kit because of the development of shale oil and gas plays and th...

Disciplines: Reservoir

DFIT – The Unconventional Well Test: Theory, Design, and Interpretation
Dr. David P. Craig

DFIT – The Unconventional Well Test course will review the theory of fracture-injection/falloff testing, the design of DFITs, and interpretation of DFIT data using both straight-line and type-curve methods. Design and interpretation methods will be i...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Diagnosis and Analysis of Waterfloods
Shah Kabir

This course covers well performance diagnosis and performance forecasting. Attendees will learn modern analytical tools and deal with data and their quality that enter into various studies.

Topics:

  • WOR type-curve for flood performance
  • Production...
Disciplines: Reservoir

Diagnosis and Practical Solutions for Wellbore Fluid and Heat Flow Problems
Rashid Hasan
Shah Kabir

This course examines the fluid flow and heat transfer that occurs down hole during the production of oil and gas. Participants will use spreadsheets to compute the pressure and temperature profiles of single- and multi-string completions, and for both ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Digital Oil Fields Building Blocks
Mike Williamson

Overview Objectives:

  • Discussion of the history, mission and vision of the Digital Oil Field (DOF)
  • Overview of new DOF technologies
  • Demonstration of how new DOF approaches to people and organizations is helping build a more productive workforce

I...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics

Directional Drilling
Ahmed Bougacha
Anas Sikal
Fabien Momot
Ludovic Macresy
Stephane Menand

Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of directional drilling theoretical background
  • Acquire deep understanding about directional drilling challenges
  • Quick start of WellScan BHA Management modules
  • Get basics about BHA design and Bit selection
  • Validate di...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Discovery and Recovery Thinking in Shales
Creties D. Jenkins

This course begins by summarizing the most important geoscience and engineering aspects of shales and illustrating these with case study posters that will be evaluated by teams. This is followed by a series of lectures and interactive exercises focused...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Drillstring Mechanics
Ahmed Bougacha
Anas Sikal
Fabien Momot
Ludovic Macresy
Stephane Menand

Objectives:

  • Learn the basics of drillstring mechanics theoretical background
  • Acquire deep understanding about drillstring mechanics applications for complex drilling such as Torque & Drag & Buckling, Fatigue and casing wear
  • Quick start of ...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Effective Planning and Execution of Oil and Gas Projects
Williams Chirinos

Statistics indicate that two out of three projects have difficulties meeting the three successful criteria: delivered on time, with a final actual cost on or below budget, and in full compliance with the requirements.

I...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Engineering Interpretation and Integration of Microseismic Results
Norm Warpinski

This course is a critical examination of microseismic results to evaluate engineering decisions that can and should be made in unconventional reservoirs, based upon microseismicity and other information that is available to supplement it. Case studies,...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

Enhanced Oil Recovery Fundamentals
Larry W. Lake

This course teaches an integrated version of the basics of waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery (EOR), illustrating the connection of each process to a few fundamental principles. It reviews the specifics of thermal and solvent EOR by relating bas...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Conventional Reservoirs - a Life Line for an Old and Tired Reservoir?
Hemanta Sarma

This course offers an overview of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes with particular emphasis on issues relevant to field applications. This will provide technical professionals with an understanding of the following topics:

1-day Topics:

  • EOR/...
Disciplines: Reservoir

Enhancing Performance of Ongoing EOR Pilots
Ashok K. Singhal

Actual performance of many EOR Pilots often falls short of initial expectations. Due to inherent complexities, it is many times difficult to pinpoint principal reasons, or to formulate cost-effective improvement options.

This course is designed for EO...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Ensuring Reliable SCAL Data for Reservoir Modeling
Shawket Ghedan

Special Core Analysis, SCAL data has a direct impact on the way fluids are allocated and distributed in the reservoir simulation models, which would directly impact reservoirs’ STOIIP estimation and their distribution. Moreover, it directly affects t...

Disciplines: Reservoir

EOR: Fundamentals, Screening, Field Testing, and Planning Considerations
Ashok K. Singhal

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects involve significant risks due to requirements of additional capital and operating costs for new- wells, equipment, injectant and fluid handling/treatment. It follows that they be optimally screened, designed and o...

Disciplines: Reservoir

ESP Application Design for Production Engineers
Matt Hackworth
Sandy Williams

Installing an inappropriate or poorly specified ESP leads to lost production, short runlives, and ultimately higher production costs. With the growth in ESP-produced unconventional wells, appropriate ESP design becomes more challenging due to divergent...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

ESP Basic
David Divine
Mike Berry

Intended for any oilfield technical professional who needs a general understanding of Electrical Submersible Pumps, this one-day introductory class provides a practical overview with an emphasis on understanding the system configuration and theory of o...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

ESP Teardown and Root Cause Failure Analysis
Arthur Watson
Jeff Dwiggins

This advanced course is intended for artificial lift and production professionals currently working with or managing ESPs. The teardown (or dismantle) of the ESP is the final phase of an ESP’s operation, but one that can give the most information on ho...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
Barry Hanson
Cameron P. Six
Hayley Silberg
John Carlson
Keith Carr
Liam O'Brien
Matthew O'Blenes
Miles Hughes
Tamara Warren

This comprehensive course is an introduction or refresher for the techniques of evaluating Canadian oil and gas properties, but the techniques used in this course also apply to oil and gas properties elsewhere in the world. There is ample opportunity t...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Everyone Can Be a Leader: How to Influence with or Without Authority
Lori R. Dalrymple

A large number of companies are looking for ways to maximize the abilities of their personnel to help them to bring more “to the table”. They are looking for individuals with the skills to communicate more ...

Disciplines: Management

Facilities Sand Management for the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry
Dr. Hank Rawlins

Facilities Sand Management is tasked with the goal of ensuring sustained hydrocarbon production when particulate solids are present in well fluids, while minimizing the impact of these produced solids on surface equipment. Conventional sand managemen...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Fiber-Optic Sensing: Introduction to the Technology and In-Well Sensing Applications
Dennis Dria

This course introduces engineers and geoscientists to fiber-optic sensing technology that is used for well and reservoir diagnostics and surveillance. It provides in-depth technology awareness, including underlying theories of operation and breadth of ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Field Development Economics
David Palmer
Jerry Hadwin
Mark Cook
Paul Baron

In this course, participants will learn to construct an economic evaluation of a field development opportunity using common industry indicators. Supported by many practical examples, the course covers both greenfield and brownfield situations. The cour...

Disciplines: Management

Field Developments and Technical Solutions – Marginal Fields
Ahmed Aly

The various cycles which affect our oil industry have emphasised the need for detailed control of expenditure for development and production of small discoveries.

Marginal fields refer to discoveries which have not been exploited for long, due to one ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Field Piloting for EOR/IOR Schemes
Ashok K. Singhal

Since Enhanced/ Improved Oil Recovery (EOR/ IOR) schemes in a given reservoir involve significant financial risks due to various uncertainties, it is prudent to ‘pilot’ them in a small, representative portion of the property. If de...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Filtration and Separations Technical Training for Oil and Gas, Chemical and Petrochemical Industries - Principles, Applications and Troubleshooting
David Engel
Heath Burns

This 1-2 day course reviews the science behind separation, filtration, coalescing, activated carbon
absorption in addition to other related technologies as well as their applications in gas processing and
refining industries. Attendees are able to bett...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Flow Assurance & Production Chemistry Course
Ali Moosavi
Dalia Abdallah
Gordon M. Graham

Flow assurance in the oil and gas industry refers to the systems put in place to guarantee uninterrupted profitable and sustainable flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir to surface facilities and ultimately to refineries. Flow assurance challenges in...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Flow Assurance-Managing Flow Dynamics and Production Chemistry
Abul Jamaluddin

This course presents a holistic approach to flow assurance. The course will introduce technologies, workflows and their deployment for the identification, characterisation and management of flow impediments, such as slugging and precipitation of organi...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Flow-Control-Devices for Thermal Recovery Operations
Mazda Irani

This 1-day course is an introduction to design and optimization of Flow-Control-Devices (FCDs) and to thermodynamics and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) in horizontal wells in Thermal Recovery Operations for both SAGD and SA-SAGD. The interaction bet...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Fluid Flow and Rock Mechanics Aspects of Hydraulically Fractured Wells
M. Y. Soliman

Topics include:

  1. Intro to World Gas Production, Natural Gas Production
  2. Fluid Flow/Testing of Hydraulically Fractured Wells
    • Finite and infinite conductivity
    • Testing of tight formation
  3. Fracturing
    • In situ stress
    • Rock mechanics
    • Frac...
Disciplines: Reservoir

Forecasting Well Production Data in Unconventional Resources
Dilhan Ilk

This course provides a comprehensive methodology for the diagnosis, analysis, and forecasting of well production data in unconventional resources. An extensive evaluation of the diagnostic tools for assessing data viability, checking data correlation...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Formation and Prevention of Oilfield Scale: From the Laboratory to the Field
Eric Mackay
Ken Sorbie
Mike Singleton

This course is based on one that has been presented on several occasions at the SPE Oilfield Scale Conference, Aberdeen, UK. It is normally presented by three members of the Heriot-Watt University Flow Assurance and Scale Team (FAST) – Professor Eric M...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Formation Damage During Waterflood, PWRI and EOR
Abbas Zeinijahromi
Pavel Bedrikovetsky

Currently, about 65% of worldwide oil is produced by waterflooding, produced water re-injection (PWRI) and production with strong water support. Yet, formation damage is a serious obstacle for oilfield development. Intensive well and water management a...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Formation Damage Prevention
Michael Byrne

This independent course provides participants with a unique insight into formation damage through the practical integration of regional, core, well and drilling data. Theory and principles are reinforced by the extensive use of real field examples from...

Disciplines: Drilling | Reservoir

Foundations of Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
Khalid Aziz

This course deals with the basic theory that forms the foundation of simulators: mass balance and energy balance, black oil vs. compositional models, fractured reservoirs PVT data, gridding, well modeling and solution of linear and nonlinear equation...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Fracpacking for Sand Control
Wm. David Norman

This course is for both the novice and the experienced practitioner. It will demonstrate why fracpack technology has become popular as a sand control method. This will include defining some basic terminology associated with the two technologies that ...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Fracturing Fundamentals for Non-Fracers
Ahmed Abou-Sayed
Carl T. Montgomery

The course presents the fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing, along with addressing the general process, the "terminology," and many of the "real-world" problems - in a concise format. The overall emphasis of the day is how hydraulic fracturing fits-...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir

From Data Gathering, Critical Statistics to Predictive Modelling: Execution Steps of a Data Science Project Applied to Oil and Gas
Peter Dimmell

This one-day course will teach the fundamentals of data science project design and execution, including data collection principles and statistics through Design of Experiments (DOE). By engaging participants in hands on, dynamic experiments covering da...

Disciplines: Completions | Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Full Field Optimization For Gas-Lift Assets
Dr. Rajan Chokshi

For assets having gas-lift as a predominant form of artificial lift, the full field optimization is essential due to the closed-loop nature of the system with significant interdependence amongst reservoir, wellbore and surface installation. This cour...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Fundamentals of Machine Learning and Data Science for the Oil and Gas Industry
Marcelo Guarido

Machine learning is a growing field in technology companies, and more recently, in the Oil and Gas industry companies and research groups. This course focuses on the data preparation and machine learning application on different case of study examples:...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Reservoir

Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering
Dr. Shedid A. Shedid

Petroleum is the most important energy resource worldwide, not just as fuel, but also because its refined products are vital to a wide range of petrochemical and manufacturing industries. Petroleum is a principal driver of the global economy.
This co...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Fundamentals of Reservoir Description and Modeling with Geostatistics
David O. Ogbe

This course introduces engineers, geologists, and geoscientists to the fundamental theory and practice of reservoir description and modeling for reservoir management. Participants will learn the fundamental concepts of reservoir description and modelin...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Fundamentals of Reservoir Simulation
J. Robert Gochnour

This course is a fast-paced, lecture-style overview of the fundamental concepts and elements of reservoir simulation. No equations are used. Instead, we discuss various phases of reservoir modeling, including when to use reservoir simulation, the use...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Fundamentals of SPE-PRMS
Art McMullen

This 1-day course presents the fundamental components of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and provides examples of classification of recoverable volumes of oil and gas in prospective resourc...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Fundamentals of Subsurface Development Planning for Coalbed Methane
Laurent Alessio

This course offers insights on reservoir characterization approaches, integrated development planning methods, uncertainty management techniques, and modeling workflows accumulated through the experience of a number of CBM...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Gas EOR in Tight Unconventionals
Curtis Hays Whitson
Mathias Lia Carlsen

Gas-based EOR in tight unconventionals is a growing application to tap the vast unproduced oil and condensate resources in liquid-rich shale basins. The Huff-n-Puff process now involves several hundred wells in the Eagle Ford, and pilots are planned or...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Gas Field Development: Offshore Projects
Prof Peter Behrenbruch

This course on Gas Field Development Planning: Offshore Projects covers significant gas projects dealing with the three key physical elements: reservoir, wells and facilities. The first day emphasises geoscience and subsurface aspec...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Gas Shale Reservoirs Evaluation Methods
Reza Rezaee

Global natural gas consumption is projected to grow from 112 Tcf to 163 Tcf in the next 20 years representing an increase rate of nearly 2% annually; this implies not only enormous investment, but also new challenges and search...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Geological Sequestration of CO2
Charles E. Fox
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
J. M. (Jay) Avasthi

This popular course introduces various aspects of the geological storage or “sequestration” of CO2, an important tool for combating global warming.  Although much of the technology is similar to that of CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR), there are import...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Geology for Engineers
Jean-Yves Chatellier
Thomas F. Moslow

This three-day course presents the basics of petroleum geology with an emphasis on unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs of clastic and carbonate origin. Lectures are supplemented with case examples from classic resource plays in western Canada...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Reservoir

Geomechanical Aspects of CO2 Storage
Schlumberger Limited

This course is an overview of the essential geomechanical aspects to consider when assessing the suitability of a carbon storage site and maintaining the site safely over time. Participants will gain an understanding of the many factors that can affect...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Geomechanics for Conventional and Unconventional Resources
Zachariah John Pallikathekathil

Geomechanics is playing an increasingly important role in developing conventional and unconventional resources (Coal Seam Gas and Shale Gas). This course will help you understand the fundamentals of geomechanics and its applications to conventional and...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Geomechanics for Holistic Sand Management
Chee Phuat Tan

The course addresses the holistic sand management strategy implementation from geomechanics perspectives, through evaluation and implementation of appropriate solutions for minimisation of well costs and maximisation of reservoir productivity. It wil...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Geophysical Application to Petroleum Engineering
Peter Bartok

The main objective of the course is to apply geophysics to petroleum engineering aspects of reservoir analysis by demonstrating how the models arrived.

Disciplines: Reservoir

GHG and CCS Regulatory and Legal Framework
Kipp Coddington

This course reviews the evolving regulatory and legal frameworks that will govern Green House Gases (GHG) and the emerging field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). As with any industrial activity, CCS will require various operatin...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Global Energy Markets
Dr. Kamel Ben-Naceur

The course goes through fundamentals of demand and supply in global energy markets, main primary energy sources (conventional and unconventional oil and gas, coal, renewables, and nuclear), electricity markets. Global energy scena...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management

Heavy Oil Exploitation
Dr. Abul Jamaluddin

This is a comprehensive overview of heavy oil exploitation covering full life cycle heavy oilfield development. The course highlights the key challenges associated with their development and their associated remedial measures.

The main topics covered ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

High Pressure High Temperature Cementing
Salim Taoutaou

The course introduces the unique aspects and issues surrounding HPHT cementing. At the end of this course, delegates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the following:

  • Introduction to HPHT
  • Cementing challenges in H...
Disciplines: Completions | Reservoir

History Matching and Conditioning Reservoir Models to Dynamic Data
Akhil Datta-Gupta

This course explores ways to incorporate production data into high-resolution reservoir models, using both conventional and fast-flow simulation techniques. It examines the merits of various history matching workflows practiced in the industry. Both as...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Horizontal Drilling – Design Applications
Dr. Robello Samuel

Recent years have witnessed an explosion in the number of horizontal wells being drilled around the world. The drilling of horizontal wells presents challenges for the operators, as well as for the well planners, downhole tool engineers, and drilling e...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Horizontal Well Completions
Dr. Sudiptya “Sid” Banerjee
W. Aaron Burton

This course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells. It covers both cased-hole and open-hole configurations, either with or without sand control. Participants will learn the applications and dynamics of horizontal wells, including drill-in ...

Disciplines: Completions

How to Use ISO and API Standards for Artificial Lift Systems
David McCalvin

This one day course will prepare both user/purchaser and supplier/manufacturer to use ISO and API standards for electric submersible pumps (ESP), progressing cavity pumps (PCPs), gas lift and sucker rod pumping systems.  Instructors...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment
Carl T. Montgomery
Michael B. Smith

This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width,...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Hydraulic Fracturing Optimisation
Ahmed Abou-Sayed

This course presents the fundamentals of fracturing pressure analysis. This includes design parameters that can be determined, uses and limitations of such analysis for on-site design, and field examples. Sessions include real world examples from a var...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Analysis
Michael B. Smith

This course presents the basics of analyzing fracturing pressure, including design parameters that can be determined, and the uses and limitations of such analysis for on-site design. Sessions include real-world examples from a variety of wells, from...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Hydrocarbon Value Chains - From Crude Oil to Products
Godwin J. Igwe

This course provides a general overview of Hydrocarbon Value Chains - From Crude Oil to Products. We shall start with processing of hydrocarbons in the oil patch, to oil and gas value chains upstream, midstream, and downstream refining and petrochemi...

Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations

Industrial IOT’s – Oilfield Automation at Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Donald Paul

This short course will discuss various “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” technologies and their application to oilfield automation. The purpose of IIoT’s is to integrate sensing, communications and distributed analytics capabilities in helping the...

Disciplines: Management

Installation and Workover Control Systems (IWOCS)
Brian Skeels

This 1-day course provides participants with a background review of subsea production control systems and specific knowledge of Intervention Work-Over Control Systems (IWOCS) as they interact with subsea productions systems. This is followed by an in...

Disciplines: Management

Integrated Core Analysis, Modelling and Reservoir Characterisation: Module 1 - Conventional Core Analysis and Reservoir Zonation
Prof Peter Behrenbruch

Each module has a duration of two days with emphasis on different aspects of reservoir characterisation, the ultimate goal being the preparation of optimal formation and rock property data from core analysis and other data sources for the purpose of ...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Integrated Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis
Anwar M. Beaiji

Petroleum economics plays a vital role in the oil and gas Industry and it lies at the heart of all decision-making. Performing prudent investment evaluation becomes even more critical in the lower crude oil price environment and/or development of mar...

Disciplines: Management

Integrated Well Planning and Execution with Comprehensive Risk Management
Artem Fedorov
Cecilia Malagon
Tiberiu Ioan

The objective of the training course is to provide an introduction to integrated drilling services looking at the key value drivers in selecting an integrated operational and commercial model and the environment where an integrated model is most suitab...

Disciplines: Drilling

Intelligent Wells, ICDs and AICDs: An Introduction to Advanced Completion Technology
Michael Konopczynski

This course introduces the technology and fundamentals of advanced well completion technologies including intelligent wells, autonomous inflow control devices, and ICDs. The course will describe the different types of advanced completions, the appropri...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

Introduction to Coiled Tubing Operations
Ed Smalley

Topics:

  • Introduction to surface equipment required to deploy coiled tubing during field operations
  • Basic understanding of coiled tubing pre-job modeling and fatigue tracking - and why it’s important
  • Challenges associated with use of coiled tubin...
Disciplines: Production and Operations

Introduction to Commissioning and Initial Startup
Grant Gibson
Howard Duhon

This course will speak to the important phases of commissioning and initial startup of a project. Engineers and operators new to commissioning will learn what the important issues are. Design engineers not involved in commissioning will gain insight in...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Introduction to Drilling with Casing Technology
Ming Zo Tan
Steve Rosenberg

This fundamental course begins with an introduction to the DwC industry, key benefits of the technology, and the primary DwC systems employed by various operators. This is followed by selection of equipment for setting up a competent DwC system compris...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Introduction to EPC Project Management
Ashok Kumar
Behmanesh Sharif
Kamran Hazini
Reza Dehghan

The execution phase of industrial projects such as oil and gas projects consists of detailed engineering, procurement and construction, normally known as EPC and starts after final investment decision by the owners. Companies who provide an integrated ...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Introduction to Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature, Acoustic, and Chemical Sensing (DTS, DAS, and DCS)
James J. Smolen

This one-day course is an introduction to the emerging fibre optic technologies of Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) as well as related Distributed Acoustic (DAS) and Distributed Chemical Sensing (DCS). This programme looks at ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Introduction to Financial Management in the Oil and Gas Industry
Peggy L. Hedges

This hands-on, practical course gives non-financial managers and senior professionals an understanding of accounting and financial essentials. Participants will become more aware of the financial impact of their decisions and their contribution to the ...

Disciplines: Management

Introduction to High Pressure/High Temperature (HPHT) Development Well Design
Anas Mohamad Sofian
Miguel Rosato

HPHT fields are increasing in relevance every year in different areas of the world. Conventional fields have represented the vast majority of application during the last years. However, unconventional fields, which require in some cases very high press...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations

Introduction to HPHT Completions
Miguel Rosato

HPHT fields are increasing in relevance every year in different areas of the world. Conventional fields have represented the vast majority of application during the last years. However, unconventional fields, which require in some cases very high press...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Introduction to Liquefied Natural Gas Industry: Infrastructure, Regulation and Markets
Tom Russo

This 1.5 to 2-day course will present an overview of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the LNG supply chain, types of infrastructure, costs, siting and safety regulations, and LNG markets. The ...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Introduction to Machine Learning for Petroleum Engineers
Dr. Carlos Damski

In today’s competitive business environment, the traditional methods of data collection and analytics often aren’t enough. Professionals and companies alike are increasingly turning to powerful techniques from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) domain, a...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling
Deepak M. Gala

This course provides a solid introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD), an adaptive drilling process that allows greater control of the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore. Participants will learn the variables involved in MPD operat...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Underbalanced Drilling (UBD)
Deepak M. Gala

This 2-day course will provide an introduction and overview of the current underbalanced and managed pressure drilling technology. The course will explain how and why UBD or MPD is carried out, highlight the differences between the two, and include the...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Introduction to Managed Pressure Drilling Fundamentals
Abdul Saboor
Deepak M. Gala

The purpose of this course is to introduce Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) for engineers and field personnel and discuss the variants and applications of MPD as defined by the IADC. Upon completion, the learner will be able to explain how, when and why...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (ITOGEP)
Anastasis Kokkinos

The intention of this course is to bring the E&P industry to undergraduates and non-technical and technical graduate in order to promote and attract high caliber personnel to the industry as well as help those within the industry have a deeper unde...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Introduction to Re-fracturing Fundamentals
Tim Leshchyshyn

With the drop in oil prices, a large amount of capital spent on the maintaining of production and cash flow from drilling new wells is being diverted to lower cost recompletions, particularly refracturing.  It only costs 15 to 25% of the original compl...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Introduction to Reservoir Engineering
Brian Weatherill
Rob Lavoie

This course is a practical guide to reservoir engineering. It covers the basic principles of reservoir engineering and an introduction to stimulation methods.

Topics:

  • Reservoir description and decline curve analysis
  • Hydrocarbon phase behavior
  • Est...
Disciplines: Reservoir

Introduction to Sand Control
Philip Wassouf

This course discusses the fundamental sand control considerations involved in completing a well and introduces the various sand control techniques commonly used across the industry, including standalone screens, gravel packs, high rate water packs and ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Introduction to Underbalanced Drilling
Deepak M. Gala

This course covers the integrated technologies involved in underbalanced drilling. Participants will learn the operation of an underbalanced drilling project and be able to make informed selections of the equipment that is required.

Topics:

  • Objecti...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Introduction to Unitization and Redetermination
Douglas Peacock
This course describes optimum procedures for the unitization and subsequent redetermination of hydrocarbon reservoirs that straddle licence boundaries and/or international boundaries.

The content reflects the interdisciplinary nature of field unitizat...
Disciplines: Management

Introduction to Valuing Information in Unconventional Resources
Ellen Coopersmith

Learn to frame and evaluate a wide variety of day-to-day energy industry value-of-information (VOI) problems, specifically in unconventional resources.  

Attendees will be introduced to a step-wise approach to value information in resource plays and...

Disciplines: Management

Introduction to Waterflooding
Brian Weatherill
Rob Lavoie

This course provides a practical understanding of the waterflood recovery process. Participants will learn how to estimate expected recoveries and design new floods, as well as how to monitor and modify existing waterfloods and predict actual recoverie...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Managed Pressure Drilling
Deepak M. Gala

This course provides an advanced look into Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD), an adaptive drilling process that allows greater control of the annular pressure profile throughout the wellbore. Participants will learn the variables involved in MPD operatio...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Management of Major Accident Hazards through an IADC Compliant Drilling HSE Case
Mark Cowan

This course introduces the role of the IADC HSE Case in managing major accident hazards and what tools can be applied to successfully implement a strong strategy with respect to the ongoing management of operational and well specific hazards.

Topics:

...
Disciplines: Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

Managing in the Current Environment: Mitigating Risks & Uncertainties to Maximise Upstream Returns
Ian Tchacos

The current low oil price environment demands a focused approach based on high quality decision making in order for companies to maximise returns and achieve their performance targets. Success requires recognition of uncertainty and practical strategie...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty in Economic Evaluations
Mark Schneider

This seminar covers the fundamental assessment methods required for the economic modelling of project risk and uncertainty. The course is for professionals that are charged with creating value.

Topics:
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics as t...
Disciplines: Management

Managing Your Business Using PRMS (Petroleum Resources Management System)
Rawdon Seager

This course allows an in-depth look at the framework, classifications and applications of SPE’s Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS). Participants will gain a solid understanding of this valuable resource management tool.

Topics:

  • An overvie...
Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Managing Your Business Using PRMS and SEC Standards (2018 Update)
Joshua Oletu
Rawdon Seager

This course is an overview of the 2018 updated SPE Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. The PRMS is an industry standard approach to classifying petroleum resources. Portfolio man...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Mastering Uncertainty and Risk in Unconventional Reservoir Assessment (Shale, Coals, Tight Sandstones & Carbonates)
Creties D. Jenkins

This one-day course provides a robust framework for assessing uncertainty and risk in unconventional projects. It begins by summarizing the key discipline-specific workflows and work products needed to characterize your project. It then introduces 1) s...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)
Darcy Spady
Jackson Hegland
This one-day session will include a view of best practices for Carbon Management with a focus on fugitive methane reduction. It will include global and local examples of Carbon Regulations, give tools for de-risking regulatory compliances and field-pro...
Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations

Microbial Control in Oil and Gas Applications
Terry M. Williams

This course will cover the range of problems caused by microorganisms in oil and gas applications and how to use biocides to prevent and control their growth. The first half will focus on a review of basic microbiology, including the types of organisms...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC): Causes and Preventive Methods and Technologies
Reza Javaherdashti

This 2-day course will acquaint the participant with the latest in Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion.

Topics:

  • Why are corrosion management techniques effective?
  • How can a system become vulnerable to MIC?
  • Prevention and mitigation methods: Ho...
Disciplines: Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Mitigating Bias, Blindness, and Illusions in E&P Decision Making
Creties D. Jenkins

Decisions in E&P ventures are affected by Bias, Blindness, and Illusions (BBI) which permeate our analyses, interpretations and decisions. This one-day course examines the influence of these cognitive pitfalls and presents techniques that can be us...

Disciplines: Management

Modern Production Data Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs
David Anderson

This course provides attendees with a comprehensive Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)- based methodology for analyzing well performance data, with specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. The course combines the use of several powerful techniques and ...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Modern Well Design
Bernt S. Aadnoy

Describing operational sequences, Modern Well Design presents a unified approach to well design process and walks through an overview from spudding the well through drilling and completion to startup and production.  Attendees will learn elementary roc...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Modified EOR Methods for Better Displacement
Birol M.R. Demiral

This course offers an overview of modern EOR techniques with special emphasis on new ways of enhancements of classical EOR applications for better displacement efficiency. Recent R&D work on new EOR agents will also be dis...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Monte Carlo Simulation for the Oil and Gas Industry
Susan Peterson

During this course, participants work directly with spreadsheet-based risk simulation software (either Crystal Ball or @Risk) to examine and modify prepared models and to create simple models of their own. Participants will also analyze historical data...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Multiphase Measurements In Practice
Nikhil Joshi

This course covers a brief introduction to multiphase measurements. This will include their value proposition, hardware selection with placement considerations and integration of the hardware and data. It will further focus on 3-phase in-line measureme...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Multiphase Pumping: Fundamentals to Field Applications
Hisham Saadawi

Multiphase pumping encompasses many disciplines and different technologies. This course presents an overview of state of the art multiphase pumping technology. It covers the various aspects of multiphase pumping from concept to field applications. The ...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Multistage Completions, Fracturing, and Refracturing in Shales
Sergey Kotov
W. Aaron Burton

This course gives an overview for completing, fracturing, and refracturing shales and other low-permeability formations that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Participants will learn the primary types of wellbore completion options, plug-and-per...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Recognition, Characterization, and Modeling
Wayne Narr

The behavior of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (NFRs) is distinctly different from that of matrix-dominant "conventional" reservoirs. In this 2-day course we review NFR production characteristics and how to use them to help recognize and describe NFRs....

Disciplines: Reservoir

New Applications of Machine Learning to Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
Dr. Bernard Montaron

The course introduction will attempt to answer the question: How will A.I. change the way we work in the Oil and Gas industry in the coming years? Looking at what is underway in other industries and guessing what type of projects are under development ...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Oil and Gas Economics and Uncertainty (1- or 2-Day option)
Rodney Schulz

This course will teach participants how to identify, evaluate, and quantify risk and uncertainty in every day oil and gas economic situations. It reviews the development of pragmatic tools, methods, and understandings for professionals that are applica...

Disciplines: Management

Oil and Gas Reserves: The SEC Reporting Rules
W. John Lee

This course provides substantial detail and interpretation of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s modernized rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.

Topics:

  • Discussions on classifying resources
  • The SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE Petroleum Resources M...
Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Oil and Gas Well Operators Crew Resource Management (WOCRM)
Don Evans

Human Factors training provides the cognitive and personal resource skills to complement specific technical training within a team-based environment, leading to a safer and more efficient task performance for all individuals who work within a dynamic, ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Oil Sands Geomechanics
Dale Walters
Tony Settari

This course will introduce the attendants to key terminologies, concepts and fundamentals of geomechanics focusing on in-situ thermal recovery processes for Alberta’s oil sands reservoirs. Safety aspects of SAGD/CSS on cap rock integrity, the various g...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Oilfield 4.0 — Where Petroleum Intersects the 4th Industrial Revolution
Peadar McKevitt

We stand at the threshold of the 4th industrial revolution which will impact all of us in our personal, professional and public lives. It will bring about a level and scale of change that we have never before witnessed. The oilfield will not be immune ...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics

Oilfield Data Analytics - An Advanced Look at Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Shahab D. Mohaghegh

“Data Mining,” as a major component of Data-Driven Analytics, is becoming an important point of competitive differentiation in the upstream oil and gas industry. As the efficiency in production and enhancing recovery becomes an increasingly important i...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Oilfield Microbiology: The Fundamentals of Targeting, Testing and Treating
Virginia Wornstaff

This course provides a baseline understanding of the role microbes play in oil and gas systems and will cover baseline tools for evaluating completions programs, asset management, corrosion inhibition, water management, pipeline integrity, and reservoi...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Operational Excellence in Facilities and Major Capital Projects
Abdullah Al-Shoraian Al-Mutairi
Hanafi Younes

This course will emphasize how the application of operational excellence to field/project development plans ensures safe, reliable, sustainable and cost effective operations with minimal impact to the environment throughout the life cycle of the asset....

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Optimising Existing Waterfloods
Brian Weatherill
Rob Lavoie

This course covers practical methods for analysing the performance of existing waterfloods and optimising their technical and economic performance. Geological complexities in the reservoir often become apparent only after a waterflood has been implemen...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Optimizing Gas Fields using Integrated Asset Modeling (IAM), and Introduction to Optimizing Shale Gas and Tight Oil Fields
Bijay S. Banthia
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
J. M. (Jay) Avasthi
Luiz C. Amado

This course will discuss practical, state-of-the-art techniques for optimizing gas field assets -techniques that are based on the concept of integrated asset modeling (IAM), and working together through an asset team. In addition, because of the tremen...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Optimizing Reliability, Risk and Compliance Through Human Factors Leadership
Don Evans

Human factors training provides the cognitive and personal resource skills to complement specific technical training within a team based environment, leading to safer and more efficient task performance. This course is for anyone who works within a dyn...

Disciplines: Management

Optimizing Reliability, Risk and Compliance Through Human Factors Leadership - A Masterclass
Don Evans
Ross Preston MC

Safety Leadership focuses on the ‘Human Factors’ (HF) which complement technical training to optimize reliability, safety, compliance, efficiency and risks within a team-based environment. The IOGP laid down the HF skills and competencies required, and...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations

Optimizing the value of Oil and Gas Fields from Inception to Abandonment
Alok Jain

This course is designed to equip the attendees with the process, practice, and tools to optimize value during the field life. It will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of...

Disciplines: Management

Overview of Pure-Solvent and Steam-Solvent Analysis and Design for Thermal In-Situ Operations
Mazda Irani

This 1-day course is an introduction to thermodynamics and pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) and tuning parameters to fit laboratory data. Different analytical models for oil rate predictions such as Butler-Mokrys (1989) and Dunn-Nenniger-Rajan (1989) ...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Overview of SAGD Analytical Models and Their Assumptions and Limitations
Mazda Irani

This 1-day course is an introduction to Butler assumptions and mathematical principles and its limitations and also briefly discusses other studies which address steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil production and SOR evaluation. In this course t...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Overview of Subsea Well Abandonment
Bart Joppe
Darin Hilton

This training course will provide a high level overview of how to perform subsea well abandonments. It will take the learner step by step through the regulations and guidelines and different subsea well tree configurations. Review vessels and riser sys...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Perforating for Well Performance
Mark Brinsden

FastTrack to a broader understanding of almost all aspects of perforating including types of charges, types of guns, phasing, shot density, penetration, hole size, gun initiation on wireline, TCP, slickline, perforating safety, API in perforating, perf...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Perforating Technology Deployed for Hydraulic Fracturing
Mark Brinsden

Following along with the steep learning and gains in efficiency in the "manufacture" of long horizontal fractured wells in Unconventional reservoirs, the focused improvement in perforating, from the charges used to conveyance and gun select systems has...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Permanent Plug and Abandonment of Wells - A Roadmap for Engineers
Mahmoud Khalifeh

This training course will start to cover the P&A topic by reviewing different guidelines, definitions of terms, and well abandonment phases and challenges. In the next step, two different approaches (conventional and risk-based) for permanently aba...

Disciplines: Drilling

Petrophysical Input to Geomechanics Modelling
Colin McPhee
Lynne Harrower

Petroleum geomechanics is defined as the interaction between the evolving earth stresses and the overburden and reservoir rock mechanical properties. A comprehensive understanding of rock mechanical behaviour is key to successful field appraisal and de...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Physical and Financial Natural Gas Markets
Tom Russo

This course will present an overview of the key differences between physical natural gas and derivatives such as futures, swaps, and options, as well as their markets. Attendees will review natural gas market basics, including terminology, concepts, an...

Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Practical Application of PRMS (Petroleum Resources Management System)
Rawdon Seager

This course allows an overview and in-depth look at the framework, classifications, and applications of SPE’s Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS). Participants will gain a solid understanding of this valuable resources management tool, includi...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR
Charles E. Fox
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
J. M. (Jay) Avasthi

This popular course is based on the SPE Monograph Volume 22, Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding, and is an outgrowth of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and the SPE CO2 conferences, and training courses held in Midland, Texas over the past 1...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR and CO2 Geosequestration
Charles E. Fox
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
J. M. (Jay) Avasthi

This course is a combination of the following popular one-day courses offered by SPE since 2004:

  • Practical Aspects of CO2 Flooding EOR
  • Geological Sequestration of CO2

Almost 400 SPE members and others from around the world who have attended these...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Practical Aspects of Thermal EOR
Ashok K. Singhal
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
Paul L. Bondor

This course focuses on the practical side of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). It presents thermal techniques and strategies, with a minimum of theory. Participants will learn to solve thermal EOR problems, and will receive workbooks with copies of the inst...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Practical Aspects of Thermal EOR – An Advanced Course
Ashok K. Singhal
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
Paul L. Bondor

It is well known that primary and secondary production schemes in fields containing heavy oil (< 20 °API) generally result in recoverable reserves of 15% or less. Reserves additions via new discoveries have been declining steadily in the last decade...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Practical Course on Waterflooding
Dr. Ganesh Thakur
Ted Frankiewicz, Ph.D

This comprehensive course fills the gap for those asset team members who are responsible for managing water injection projects utilizing an integrated approach. This course is an introduction or refresher for the fundamental and practical aspects of wa...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Practical Decline Curve Analysis
Brian Weatherill

This course begins with a brief description of the theory of decline curve analysis and its background. Both type-curve fitting and type curve matching techniques will be explained and demonstrated. The more common type curve fitting methods are demons...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Practical Reservoir Surveillance and Management Techniques for EOR/IOR Projects
Ashok K. Singhal
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
Paul L. Bondor

Primary and secondary production schemes generally result in recoverable reserves in the range of 25 to 45%. Meeting the recovery target forecast at the time of project development requires the implementation of a reservoir management plan that include...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Practical Techniques for Screening Deepwater Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Prospects
Dr. S. M. (Sam) Avasthi
Luiz C. Amado

This course will discuss the practical state-of-the-art techniques of Volume to Value (VV) to help attendees assess exploratory deepwater offshore oil and gas prospects and quantify economic values of the prospects. Attendees will learn how to develop ...

Disciplines: Management

Practical Wireline Formation Testing and Sampling
Mohamed Hashem

This course is designed for petro physics and reservoir engineers who are involved in formation sampling and testing.

Upon completion of this course, participants will become familiar with:

  • The latest techniques and tools available
  • How to perform ...
Disciplines: Reservoir

Pressure Transient Analysis
Tim Whittle

Pressure transient data may be acquired from wells during exploration, appraisal and production.  Each data set provides important dynamic information that facilitates the decision making process at the various phases of reservoir development.

The cou...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Principal Aspects of Water Flooding – From Water Source to Oil Export
Andrew Parker

This one-day training course designed to provide valuable insights into the waterflooding technique. Key themes, which will be discussed during the training course includes application, requirement and economics. Participants expected to delve into tec...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Principles and Application of SCAL Data for Heavy Oil Reservoirs
Shawket Ghedan

The impact of Special Core Analysis, SCAL, data on the way fluids are distributed in conventional reservoirs, their hydrocarbons initially in place as well as its subsequent estimation of reserves are well researched, under different conditions of depl...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Principles of Gas Well Performance and Deliquification
Bob Pearson

Learning Objectives:
To present a practical refresher on the fundamental principles of gas well performance and demonstrate how these underpin production system design and optimization. To examine liquid loading effects and deliquification options.

Ou...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Principles of Well Performance; Artificial Lift and Gas-well Deliquification
Bob Pearson

Learning Objectives:

  • To present a practical refresher on the fundamental principles of gas well performance
  • To demonstrate how these underpin production system design and optimization
  • To examine liquid loading effects and deliquification options
...
Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

PRMS - Then and Now
Charles Vanorsdale

Since its release in 2007, the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) has become the de facto industry standard for petroleum resources definitions, classification and categorization. Based on principles rather than rules, the PRMS differentiates...

Disciplines: Reservoir

PRMS Training
Nefeli Moridis
W. John Lee

This course will present the elements of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) and its resources classification framework, a systematic way of placing all petroleum initially in place in an accumulation into a convenient inventory. Resources...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Process Safety for E&P Operations
Mark Hansen

This course provides a fundamental understanding of process safety techniques and how applying these techniques can improve safety, equipment reliability, environmental performance and reduce overall costs. It presents an overview of the elements compr...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations

Production Decline Analysis—Vertical and Horizontal Wells
Steven W. Poston

Attendees of this course will learn the the origin and utility of the Arps and quadratic equations as well as how to adapt the Fetkovich, Blasingame, et.al., and Poe type curve approach to analyze production decline curves. Example problems will be rev...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources
W. John Lee

This course will provide training in production forecasting and reserves estimation for low-permeability resource plays (such as shales) using simple, rapidly applied decline models favored by the industry for routine forecasting. Recommended methodolo...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Production Optimisation System
Atef Abdelhady

Total producing system as a group of components encompassing reservoir rock, completions, vertical flow strings, reassertions, horizontal, inclined flow lines, risers, gathering system networks, compressors, pump stations, metering system, and market s...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Production Optimisation Using NODAL Analysis
Samson Ibukun

NODAL analysis views the total producing system as a group of components potentially encompassing reservoir rock/irregularities, completions (gravel pack, open/closed perforations, open hole), vertical flow strings, restrictions, multilateral and branc...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Project Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Analysis - An Introduction
James (Jim) Gouveia
Mark A. McLane

This course provides an introduction to the application of systematic risk analysis to identify, quantify, and manage the risks and uncertainties involved with modern petroleum field development.

Topics:

  • Understanding probability and statistics as ...
Disciplines: Management | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Project Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Analysis - Intermediate
James (Jim) Gouveia
Mark A. McLane

In this course, you’ll learn to apply risk and uncertainty management principles to decision quality analysis in the development of oil and gas reserves. On the first day, we set the background with statistics and probabilities, estimating under uncert...

Disciplines: Management | Projects, Facilities and Construction

PVT in Modeling Horizontal Multi-Fractured Wells in Ultra-Tight Rock
Curtis Hays Whitson

PVT (fluid phase and volumetric behavior) impacts flow modeling in the reservoir, production pipes, and surface process facilities. Several special considerations are required for proper PVT description (sampling and modeling) of ultra-tight/shale form...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Python for Petroleum Data Analytics
Shahab D. Mohaghegh

Combining petroleum engineering domain expertise with computer programming using "Python" as the most popular coding language for data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, this course enables petroleum engineering professionals to bui...

Disciplines: Completions | Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Drilling | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Quality Control Techniques for Prospects and Acquisitions
Robert C. Shoup

Don't be too quick to drill that next dry hole. Success is not the result of serendipity, but is based on solid scientific work. This course addresses the need for a systematic approach for quickly screening interpretations, maps, prospects and potenti...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Rapid Evaluation of SAGD Projects Using Type Wells and Statistical Aggregation
Bill Spackman
James (Jim) Gouveia
Jeanine Vany

This course provides an introduction to all aspects of evaluating an in situ asset; from Geology to Engineering to Uncertainty. Students will be presented with a simple yet robust method to evaluate and prepare a business case for an in situ acquisitio...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Re-Fracturing - Candidate Selection and Design
Michael B. Smith

This course discusses how to select a candidate that will benefit from a workover and the extra considerations involved in a treatment design.

  • What makes a good re-frac candidate
  • How depletion affects the re-fracture for good and bad
  • Re-fracture t...
Disciplines: Production and Operations

Reciprocal Mentoring: Building Connections That Make a Difference!
Lori R. Dalrymple

This workshop focuses on communication among diverse people, all working and growing together.

Young Professionals have specific skills sets that include the newest in technical applications, and exceptional technology transfer skills. More senior pro...

Disciplines: Management

Reserves Assessment in Matured Assets
Shah Kabir

This course entails estimating reserves in diverse reservoir settings. The participants will gain insights into several established methods, such as material-balance analysis (MBA), decline-curve analysis (DCA), and rate-transient analysis (RTA) for es...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Reservoir Aspects of Horizontal and Multilateral Wells
Sada Joshi

This course includes discussion on the practical issues and reservoir parameters of horizontal well projects. The topics include formation damage, drainage areas, well spacing, well reserves, and rate calculations using steady-state and pseudo steady-s...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Reservoir Characterization
Dr. Moustafa Oraby
Reservoir Characterization serves multiple disciplines. The prediction of Pore Pressure, Fracture Gradients, Reservoir Stresses, Wellbore Stability and Lithology Columns provides the drilling engineers with information needed to deliver a problem free ...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Reservoir

Reservoir Characterization: From the Laboratory to the Field
Larry W. Lake

This course teaches integrated reservoir characterization, from basic petrophysics through geostatistics. The emphasis is on porosity, permeability, capillary pressure and relative permeability as they relate to flow. The course also covers the statist...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Reservoir Compartmentalization: 21st Century Concepts & Applications
Dave Cantrell

This seminar is designed to provide professionals with a modern awareness of the full spectrum of stratigraphic and structural complexities controlling petroleum reservoir compartmentalization. This collaborative course examines the broad variation in ...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Reservoir Engineering Applications of Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms
Ashwin Venkatraman

Data driven modeling is becoming a key differentiation to unlock higher recoveries from existing fields as well as identify new opportunities. The availability of data and democratization of these advanced algorithms is changing the landscape of subsur...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Reservoir Heterogeneity and Characterisation
Jerry L. Jensen
Larry W. Lake

This course teaches field-scale reservoir characterization to evaluate heterogeneity and well-to-well communication. Class discussion includes single- and multiphase properties, standard measures of heterogeneity, such as the Dykstra-Parson coefficient...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Reservoir Simulation for Practical Decision Making
Dean C. Rietz
Miles R. Palke

This course covers all the important facets of reservoir modeling, with a considerable amount of the class time reserved for discussion amongst the participants and instructors. Time permitting, previous models conducted by the instructors will also be...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Reservoir Surveillance of Mature Floods Using Streamline-based Workflows
Marco R. Thiele
Rod P. Batycky

Streamline-based (SL) flow simulation has traditionally been viewed as a modeling approach that is complementary to other flow simulation methods. However, streamlines are also ideally suited to the much more common application of reservoir surveillanc...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Review for the Principles and Practice Exam
Richard G. Hughes
Robert W. Chase

This preparatory study course will share best practices for engineering professionals getting ready to take the professional registration or the SPE certification exam. Questions similar to those found on a typical exam will be reviewed in an effort to...

Disciplines: Management

Rigless Intervention Best Practices for Coiled Tubing, Slickline, and Wireline
Ron Zbitowsky
Steven Craig

This short course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of surface equipment, downhole tools, various applications, and operational contingencies for rigless well interventions involving coiled tubing, slickline, or wireline.  The particip...

Disciplines: Reservoir

SAGD and In-Situ Recovery Technologies Development in Alberta, Canada
K.C. Yeung

Many advances have been made in in-situ recovery techniques in Canada over the past twenty years. This course will provide a general overview of current and emerging heavy oil recovery methods with emphases on field experiences in Alberta and steam a...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Sand Control Design and Execution
Kesavan Govinathan

This course discusses the sand control considerations involved in drilling and completing a well to provide candidates with the understanding they need for their own projects. It starts by introducing the various sand control techniques commonly used...

Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Sand Control Design and Optimisation
Sharifudin Salahudin

A significant portion of Asia Pacific’s hydrocarbon production comes from poorly consolidated sandstone reservoirs which requires some form of sand control implementation for economic production. The expertise and engineering surrounding Sand Control...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions

Sand Control for Heavy Oil Development
Jeff Cyre
Mahdi Mahmoudi
Vahid Fattahpour

This course reviews fundamental sand control design for heavy oil development with a focus on cold primary production and thermal application. It goes on to detail the mechanisms, applications, and challenges of the various sand control options in both...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Sand Control Fundamentals
Mahdi Mahmoudi
Vahid Fattahpour

This course reviews fundamental sand control design for oil development. It goes on to detail the mechanisms, applications, and challenges of various sand control options in both vertical and horizontal applications. It mainly focuses on a practical pr...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Science and Technology of Water Treating
Dr. John M. Walsh

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the science and practical applications of water treating. It presents the fundamental mechanisms behind various water treating equipment and processes, and gives practical e...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Screening and Field Piloting for EOR Project Development
Ashok K. Singhal

This course will emphasize critical considerations during enhanced oil recovery (EOR) screening and pilot design. Discussions will include monitoring and surveillance, and EOR project implementation. Appropriate case studies a...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Screening of Reservoirs for EOR/IOR
Ashok K. Singhal

This course examines the rationale and philosophy behind the screening process for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Improved Oil Recovery (IOR). Participants will learn to identify the technical and economic factors that determ...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Separator Design and Troubleshooting
Robert Chin
Victor van Asperen

This course describes different types of separators and scrubbers for a desired performance, how to design, and how to troubleshoot and debottleneck. We target gas-liquid separation with emphasis on liquid removal from gas. Discussions will begin with ...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Shale Analytics
Shahab D. Mohaghegh

Data-driven analytics is becoming an important point of competitive differentiation in the upstream oil and gas industry. When it comes to production from shale, companies are realizing that they possess a vast source of important facts and information...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Shale and Tight Reservoir Evaluation and Development
Steve Hennings

This course provides practical insights to the techniques and technology applied in evaluating and developing shale and tight reservoirs. Special emphasis is placed on the unique features of these reservoirs, including the geolo...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Shale and Tight Reservoir Overview
Steve Hennings

This course provides an overview of how shale and tight reservoirs are different from conventional oil and gas reservoirs. This includes major differences in how the reservoirs are characterized, evaluated, and developed plus a re...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Shale and Tight Reservoir Technical Analysis
Steve Hennings

This course covers the essential concepts and techniques applied in evaluating hydrocarbon storage and productivity potential in shale and tight reservoirs, with an emphasis on practical methods uncommon to conventional reservoir analysis. The limita...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Shale Hydraulic Fracturing: Design and Analysis
Steve Hennings

This course covers the essential technology for planning, monitoring, and evaluating hydraulic fracturing treatments in shale reservoirs. Emphasis is on actual field results, practical approaches to treatment design, and the reasons for altering desi...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Shale PVT and Sampling
Mathias Lia Carlsen

This 1-day course is specially developed to complement the SPE Liquid-Rich Basins Conference. The main objective of the course is to convey practical aspects of PVT and phase behavior relevant for tight unconventionals. The course content is a cumula...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Shale Resource Development – A Step by Step Process from Exploration/Appraisal to Development/Production and Rejuvenation
Usman Ahmed

The course begins with the understanding of fundamentals associated with unconventional resources, which includes shale as well as tight and CBM formations. The course then focuses on shale resources development with the understanding t...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production
George E. King

This course acquaints participants with the basics of oil and gas shale evaluation and current shale selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs. The interactive format includes field data, current approac...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Social, Psychological and Cognitive Factors in Project Decision-Making
Howard Duhon

Engineering is a technical discipline.  But in practice, a great deal of engineering is non-technical.  In Discussion of the Method, Koen describes engineering as (paraphrasing): "the use of heuristics to find the best solution t...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Solving the Challenges of Field Scale Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Simulation
Shawket Ghedan

The emphasis of this 1-day course will be on providing practical guidance and understanding. The basic constructs involved in a reservoir simulator and their implications to the approaches that are used in building efficient s...

Disciplines: Reservoir

SPE Future Leaders Academy: Leading in a Transforming World
Edward Buckingham
Jens Meyer
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it is now vital to limit social contact and avoid gathering. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to cancel The Future Leaders Academy. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you ...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

SPE Global Training Series: Introduction to Offshore Decommissioning
Brian Twomey

This course is an introduction to the new and growing discipline of offshore decommissioning. This course introduces the complex cross-discipline nature of offshore decommissioning. The course is a mixture of presentations, disc...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

SPE-CEDEP Safety Leadership Academy
SPE-CEDEP Safety Leadership Academy

Become Part of a New Era of Safety Culture and Leadership

The oil and gas industry is experiencing significant changes: leaner work forces, greater demand for operational excellence. Here, together, we will innovate, strengthen leadership and safety c...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management

Strategic Leadership in the E&P Business
Mason Oghenejobo

This course provides a deep insight into strategic leadership, strategy development and implementation in the E&P business. Systems theory and its applications in strategic thinking and the E&P business are elaborated. The forces driving chan...

Disciplines: Management

Strategic Surveillance: Cost-Effective Options
Ashok K. Singhal

This advanced course for effectively managing various production operations/processes under uncertainty, timely capture, and development of reliable relevant information is very critical. Some of the information could be strate...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Streamline Simulation: Theory and Practice
Akhil Datta-Gupta

This course covers introductory and advanced concepts in streamline simulation and its applications. We will review the theory of streamlines and streamtubes in multi-dimensions. Applications include slow visualization, swept volume calculations, rat...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Subsea Well Interventions

This course is intended as an introductory technical course providing awareness level information on the main aspects of current subsea well intervention technology, applications and activities. The main focus is on specialized subsea well intervention...

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Tar Mats and Bitumen Deposition; Origins and Properties
Oliver C. Mullins

Tar and bitumen deposition can be upstructure, or at the oil-water contact or various locations in-between. Tar can be impermeable and might or might not be a regional seal. In other cases, tar zones can be highly permeable flowing light oil. Tar can h...

Disciplines: Drilling and Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Technical Writing and Publishing: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies
Kenneth D. Mahrer

All professionals—scientist, engineers, etc.—must write. This includes those annoying reports, proposals, and all their cousins, most of which do not receive proper external editing and many of which barely satisfy their audiences. ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Technical Writing Workshop for Engineers
Camille Jensen

This course is intended for experienced engineers and technicians required to write internal technical reports or technical papers. It will appeal to those looking to refine their technical writing skills and streamline the writing process. Learners ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

The Applications and Operation of Surface Jet Pumps to Enhance Oil and Gas Production
Najam Ali Beg
Sacha Sarshar

This course highlights the challenges facing mature fields or satellite fields and refers to the range of solutions available. The course then focuses on the applications and operation of surface jet pumps. Related topics include optimizing production ...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

The Art of Facilitation – How to Make Any Course Engaging
Colleen Watson

This session is built to strengthen basic facilitation and presentation skills, for those with minimal and extensive experience.  This workshop is what every SPE presenter “must know”. We will explore the topics of basics of how adults prefer to learn ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

The Estimation, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources
Douglas Peacock
Mojdeh Delshad

This course provides an overview of the classification, estimation and reporting of reserves and resources. The focus of the course is on the SPE-PRMS (2018), but other systems such as SEC and COGEH are also included. The course will outline the key ...

Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations | Reservoir

The Estimation, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources
Dr. John W. Barker

This course provides an overview of the classification, estimation and reporting of reserves and resources. The focus of the course is on the SPE-PRMS (2018), but other systems such as SEC and COGEH are also included. The course will outline the key ...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

The Fundamentals of Coalbed Methane Development
Don Sharples

The course provides an introduction to Coalbed Methane from a basic understanding through to exploration, appraisal and development of the resource.

  • History: Where did CBM come from and where is it established.
  • ...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

The Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS 2018): Application, implementation and practical use in the Oil and Gas industry
Enrique Morales

Day 1 and 2 (Interactive with questions from audience addressed as they come up):

  • Introductions, course layout
  • PRMS 2018 key principles and how it works. PRMS matrix, risk and uncertainty, Why are reserves important?
  • PRMS key definitions and issue...
Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

The Science and Technology of Water Management in Upstream Operations
Dr. John M. Walsh
Ken Martins

This course provides a fundamental understanding of water treating with a specific focus on upstream production and processing operations. It presents the fundamental mechanisms behind various water treating equipment and processe...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

The Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change (1-day course)
Dr. Linda A. Battalora
Johana Dunlop

The objective of this course is to provide participants with tools, techniques and knowledge for immediate use to help operators maintain project value through sustainability.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • better man...
Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management

The Sustainability Imperative: Making the Case and Driving Change (Extended 2-day course)
Alison Taylor
Johana Dunlop
Linda Y. Brewer
R.L. (Roland) Moreau

The objective of this course is to provide participants with tools, techniques and knowledge for immediate use to help operators maintain project value through sustainability.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Better man...
Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management

Thermal Reservoir Simulation for SAGD
M.R. Carlson

This course covers reservoir simulation theory using the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process. It includes a discussion of major engineering concepts such as thief zones, overlying water and gas, and water legs. About on...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Thermal Well Design and Integrity
Todd A. Zahacy

This course provides an overview of the considerations, key factors, industry guidelines and practices, examples, and field experience related to the design and integrity of thermal recovery wells.  

While the approac...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Reservoir

Thermal-Hydraulics Design and Optimization
Mazda Irani

This one-day course is an introduction to gas-liquid flow patterns in horizontal pipes for complex case of steam at saturated condition at injector; gas-lifting at producers and steam hammer envelopes are discussed. Different two-...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions

Tight Gas Reservoir Development
Ismail M. Buhidma

Falling between conventional and shale gas in the reservoir permeability spectrum, tight gas reservoirs are important sources of energy. Their characteristics and development approach are different than the other two categories of gas resources. In t...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Tips and Traps for SAGD Thermal Modelling: Better Quality Production Estimates
M.R. Carlson

History has shown that some SAGD projects do not meet management and shareholder expectations. These expectations are normally based on thermal reservoir simulations. There are a number of issues that can change the accuracy of simulations. Many of the...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Transient Well Testing
Medhat M. Kamal

This course is designed to teach state of-the-art design and interpretation of pressure transient testing through hands-on examples and exercises from oil and gas fields. The course describes the detailed process from well-test...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Unconventional Petroleum Engineering for non-Engineers
Steve Hennings

This course covers the key concepts applied by petroleum engineers to design, monitor, and evaluate wells completed in shale and tight reservoirs. The course is intended for individuals working in the oil and gas industry who are not trained or exper...

Disciplines: Management | Reservoir

Unconventional Reservoir Development
Steve Hennings

This course provides an introduction to the terminology, design concepts and status of unconventional reservoir development. The primary focus is on shale development but with coverage of the few select key elements of shale that are similar to coalb...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Unconventional Reservoir Production (Rate-Transient) Analysis
Christopher R. Clarkson

This course introduces a workflow and reviews methods for performing quantitative rate-transient analysis of fractured vertical and multi-fractured horizontal wells (MFHWs), produced from unconventional (low-permeability) gas and light oil reservoirs, ...

Disciplines: Data Science, Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Unconventional Resource Assessment and Valuation
Bryce V. Kalynchuk
James (Jim) Gouveia

Full description (pdf)

This course is focused on effective business decision making in Unconventional Reservoirs. In a realm where we are constantly dealing with limited data, it is critical that we develop the necessary skill sets required to deal wi...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Unconventional: Production and Data Analysis
Dr. Reinaldo Jose Angulo Yznaga

This course is an introductory course for unconventional oil and gas shales production. The course content addresses the geological and engineering characterization, analysis, and planning for unconventional oil and gas production.

Topics:

  • Facing...
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Understanding Inorganic Scaling – Mechanisms, Control and Management
Gordon M. Graham

This two-day course is an introduction to inorganic scaling. It includes an overview of the different types of inorganic oilfield scales encountered during production, and the various methods used to control them. Field examples will illustrate the i...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction

Understanding Well Integrity Over the Full Well Life Cycle
Simon Sparke

Over the course, attendees will have the opportunity to participate and understand the important role they play in the well life cycle and how early interaction and collaboration impacts operations, economics, risk, safety and ultimately abandonment....

Disciplines: Reservoir

Upstream Petroleum Economics—Deterministic Models, Fiscal Regimes, and Stochastic Modeling Tools
Wumi Iledare

This is an interactive two-day course to facilitate good understanding of various kinds of petroleum fiscal arrangements, which govern the international petroleum E&P business. The course examines the fundamentals of, and economic principles unde...

Disciplines: Management

Using Project Resource Analysis to Manage Your Business
Creties D. Jenkins
Mark A. McLane

This course focuses on modeling a series of staged investments in an oil and gas project. The purpose of the staging (exploration, deliverability, demonstration, development) and stage gates are to responsibly expose incremental capital and make good d...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Water Treating for Shale Operations
Dr. John M. Walsh
Kris Bansal

This course provides both an overview of water management in conventional and unconventional operations and an in-depth look at critical issues related to sourcing (acquiring), reusing, recycling, and disposing of water in shale operations with emphasi...

Disciplines: Projects, Facilities and Construction

Waterflooding Concepts, Design Prediction and Optimization
Iraj Ershaghi

This course reviews the important characteristics of petroleum reservoirs and how injected fluids affect the success of waterfloods. Managing waterfloods is an optimization process. There are opportunities to improve well placements and completions t...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Waterflooding: Performance Predictions and Surveillance
Mike Wiggins

This course combines geology, rock and fluid properties, and immiscible displacement theory to develop waterflooding prediction techniques and to aid in the evaluation of actual waterflood performance behavior. Procedures for analyzing oil and water ...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Well Integrity and Barrier Management – Managing Risks and Assuring Reliability
Bibek Das

Maintaining safe well operations and preventing loss of containment throughout a well’s life is of prime importance and is achieved through diligent maintenance, proper operation and verification of well barriers; i.e.; good well int...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management

Well Integrity Challenges From Casing Failures During Fracturing
George E. King

Downhole casing damage is being increasingly recognized as a challenge to well integrity in the active or child well (the well being fractured) and is a distinctly different than the fracture driven incidents that have an impact on passive wells (typ...

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Production and Operations

Well Integrity Impacts and Requirements for Fracturing and Acidizing in New and Old Wells (1-Day Version)
George E. King

The course focuses on challenges and issues of proper isolation in wells with specific interest in finding weaknesses in well construction prior to creating problems during perforating, acidizing, fracturing or other high pressure operations.  Case h...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Well Integrity Impacts and Requirements for Fracturing and Acidizing in New and Old Wells (1/2-Day Version)
George E. King

Hydraulic fracturing operations can place extreme pressure and erosive loads on wells, whether new or old. Well design, monitoring and maintenance requirements have changed significantly within the past three to five years and not all of the industry...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Well Integrity in the Operate Phase of the Well Lifecycle
Simon Sparke

This course is an introduction to well integrity, its history, its barriers and how to apply it to wells using guidelines,
standards and regulations. Following the material selection process, it goes into well construction, completio...

Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations

Well Plugging and Abandonment (P&A)
Brian Twomey
John Slofstra
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling and Completions | Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities and Construction | Reservoir

Well Production Optimization
Fabio Gonzalez
Siyavash Motealleh

Production optimization has become currently one of the most critical aspects for well/reservoir management. This course will cover the following aspects: Nodal Analysis, Formation Damage, Quantification of Formation Damage, Pressure Transient Analysis...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Well Stimulation: Theory and Application
John Yilin Wang

Mature oil and gas wells will underperform due to different damage mechanisms and/or low permeability, and the unconventional oil and gas wells could not produce at economical rates unless stimulated successfully. The key is to...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Well Test Analysis and Design
M.O. Onyekonwu

Many operators who run bottom-hole pressure tests (BHP) do not understand what the tests are used for, and the factors that may affect the quality of BHP data. This has often resulted in some tests being invalidated or becoming almost useless to the co...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

Well Test Interpretation
Louis Mattar

This course examines the fundamentals of well test interpretation for oil and gas wells. It covers the analysis of tests in vertical and horizontal wells: drillstem tests, wireline formation tests, flow/build-up tests, injection/fall-off tests interf...

Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Well Testing - Getting the Objectives Right
Giovanni Da Prat

This course reviews past and current testing methodology applied to conventional and non-conventional reservoirs (shale oil and gas), heavy and extra heavy oil, naturally fractured, carbonates and gas condensate reservoirs located either inland or of...

Disciplines: Reservoir

Well Treatment and Stimulation
H.A. Nasr-El-Din

This comprehensive course covers the full spectrum of well treatment and stimulation options for carbonate and sandstone reservoirs. It begins with a review of the various mechanisms that can damage a formation and ways to avo...

Disciplines: Production and Operations

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