Scheduled Training Courses

Jan
31
Mon
An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing
31 Jan 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Jan
31
Mon
Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions
31 Jan 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Dr. Neal Nagel
Dr. Marisela Sanchez-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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Jan
31
Mon
Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations
31 Jan 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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 ...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Jan
31
Mon
Fracturing Fundamentals for Non-Fracers
31 Jan 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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-in...

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Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir

Jan
31
Mon
Re-Fracturing - Candidate Selection and Design
31 Jan 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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...
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Disciplines: Production and Operations

Jan
31
Mon
Shale and Tight Reservoir Technical Analysis
31 Jan 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Feb
4
Fri
DFIT – The Unconventional Well Test: Theory, Design, and Interpretation
04 - 05 Feb 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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 ill...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Feb
4
Fri
Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production
04 - 05 Feb 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations

Feb
4
Fri
Water Treating for Shale Operations
04 - 05 Feb 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Dr. John M. Walsh

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...

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Disciplines: Projects, Facilities, and Construction

Feb
8
Tue
A Proactive Approach to Ensure Well Integrity During the Construction and Operation of Wells
08 - 11 Feb 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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...

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Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Feb
14
Mon
Sand Control Design and Execution Series
14 - 17 Feb 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This training course is presented to you in a series consisting of three parts. Throughout the series, we will discuss sand control considerations involved in drilling and completing a well, including the various sand control techniques available for c...

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Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

Feb
20
Sun
Geological History of CO2: Carbon Cycle and Natural Sequestration of CO2
20 Feb 2022
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Alain-Yves Huc

With respect to the current genuine public concern regarding the anthropogenic increase of Green-House gases, intensive research and technology development focus on the capture and underground storage of industrial quantities of CO2 concentrated in emi...

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

Feb
20
Sun
Petroleum Systems Risk Assessment: Providing Quantitative Insights Through the Combination of Modelling and Machine Learning Techniques
20 Feb 2022
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This course will cover key aspects of a quantitative and (more) objective petroleum risk assessment – a cornerstone for robust decision-making.

The course begins with an overview of petroleum systems and traditional qualitative risk assessment methodo...

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Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Management

Feb
20
Sun
Practical Machine Learning Methods in the Geosciences
20 Feb 2022
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A selective overview of important ML topics is provided and their practical understanding comes from MATLAB exercises. Machine learning examples are taken from the fields of astronomy, medicine, geosciences, and material sciences.

Learn the high-level...

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Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics

Feb
20
Sun
Technology Advances and Energy Transition for Sustainability
20 Feb 2022
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This seminar is designed to give participants an overview about different initiatives relating to the sustainability aspects such as leveraging carbon capture, utilization and storage to enable sustainable energy supply. Energy efficiency from asset op...

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

Feb
21
Mon
Cement Evaluation and Remediation
21 - 22 Feb 2022
Virtual [CST]
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...

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Disciplines: Completions | Drilling

Feb
21
Mon
Formation Damage During Waterflood, PWRI and CO2 Storage
21 - 22 Feb 2022
Virtual [CST]
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 oil- and gasfield development as well as subsurface CO2 st...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Feb
21
Mon
Perforating for Well Performance
21 - 22 Feb 2022
Virtual [CST]
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...

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Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations

Feb
21
Mon
Understanding Inorganic Scaling – Mechanisms, Control and Management
21 - 22 Feb 2022
Virtual [CST]
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...

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

Feb
24
Thu
Data Analytics for Drilling Process Improvement
24 - 25 Feb 2022
Virtual [MYT; UTC+8]

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...

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Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Management

Mar
15
Tue
Fundamental of Thermal Well/Reservoir Surveillance
15 Mar 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dan Keough
Mike Melnychuk
Thermal development for producing heavy oil rely on a heat delivery mechanism to the reservoir mainly through injecting hot fluid (mainly steam). To increase the operational efficiency and ultimate recovery the surveillance and tracking of the heat pla... (Read More)

Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

Mar
15
Tue
Application of Machine Learning in the Unconventional Tight/Shale Reservoir Development
15 Mar 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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...

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Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics

Mar
15
Tue
Geothermal Reservoir and Hydraulics Design
15 Mar 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mazda Irani

This 1-day course is an introduction to analysis and design of the geothermal reservoir and wellbores. The following topics will be covered:

Analysis of Geothermal Reservoir:

  • Introduction of geothermal reservoir
  • Conduction and convection in the ge...
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Disciplines: Reservoir

Mar
15
Tue
Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)
15 Mar 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Darcy Spady
Ively Lee Araujo
Matthew Buteau
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... (Read More)

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

Mar
15
Tue
Mini Frac (DFIT) Applications for the Unconventional
15 Mar 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Saad Ibrahim

The purpose of this one-day course is to offer the most practical applications of the Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT). The DFIT has become an essential tool to obtain reservoir information that cannot be obtained using conventional Pressure ...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Mar
20
Sun
Current and Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
20 Mar 2022
Muscat, Oman

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 ...

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Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir

Mar
21
Mon
Installation and Workover Control Systems (IWOCS)
21 Mar 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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...

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Disciplines: Management

Mar
21
Mon
Introduction to Coiled Tubing Operations
21 Mar 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Travis Thomas

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 tubing ...
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Disciplines: Production and Operations

Mar
21
Mon
Rigless Intervention Best Practices for Coiled Tubing, Slickline, and Wireline
21 Mar 2022
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Ron Zbitowsky

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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Mar
21
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
21 - 25 Mar 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Apr
4
Mon
Sand Control Design and Execution Series
04 - 07 Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kesavan Govinathan

This training course is presented to you in a series consisting of three parts. Throughout the series, we will discuss sand control considerations involved in drilling and completing a well, including the various sand control techniques available for c...

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Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations

May
30
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
30 May - 03 Jun 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Sep
26
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
26 - 30 Sep 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Nov
21
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
21 - 25 Nov 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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...

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Disciplines: Reservoir

Training Centers

Courses are held worldwide and at our dedicated training centers.

Houston Training Center
Houston, Texas US

Petroleum Professional Development Center
Midland, Texas US

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