Scheduled Training Courses

Sep
29
Tue
Introduction to Unitization and Redetermination
29 Sep - 30 Dec 2020
Virtual
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

Oct
22
Thu
Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment
22 Oct 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
2
Mon
Global Energy Markets
02 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
2
Mon
Project Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Analysis - An Introduction
02 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
2
Mon
Shale and Tight Reservoir Technical Analysis
02 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
2
Mon
Modern Well Design
02 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
2
Mon
Shale Analytics
02 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
2
Mon
Optimizing Reliability, Risk and Compliance Through Human Factors Leadership
02 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
3
Tue
A Guide Through Ethics: Meeting Your Professional Requirements
03 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
3
Tue
Managing Your Business Using PRMS (Petroleum Resources Management System)
03 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
Rawdon Seager
John Etherington

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

Nov
3
Tue
Re-Fracturing - Candidate Selection and Design
03 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
4
Wed
Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for Reservoir Performance Analysis
04 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
4
Wed
Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)
04 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
4
Wed
Reservoir Engineering Applications of Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms
04 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
4
Wed
Digital Oil Fields Building Blocks
04 - 05 Nov 2020
Virtual [GST; UTC+4]
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

Nov
4
Wed
An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing
04 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
4
Wed
Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production
04 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
5
Thu
Advanced Coiled Tubing Engineering and Best Practices
05 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
5
Thu
Casing and Tubing Design
05 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
5
Thu
Process Safety for E&P Operations
05 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
6
Fri
Heavy Oil Exploitation
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
6
Fri
Modern Production Data Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
6
Fri
Separator Design and Troubleshooting
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
6
Fri
Introduction to Liquefied Natural Gas Industry: Infrastructure, Regulation and Markets
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
6
Fri
Optimising Existing Waterfloods
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
6
Fri
Field Development Economics
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
David Palmer
Mark Cook

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

Nov
6
Fri
Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources
06 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
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

Nov
9
Mon
Artificial Lift
09 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition
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

Nov
9
Mon
ESP Application Design for Production Engineers
09 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition
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

Nov
9
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
09 - 13 Nov 2020
Virtual Class
John Carlson

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

Nov
9
Mon
Gas EOR in Tight Unconventionals
09 Nov 2020
Virtual [CDT; UTC -5]
Curtis Hays Whitson

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

Nov
10
Tue
PRMS Training
10 Nov 2020
Virtual [GMT; UTC+0]
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

Nov
16
Mon
Reservoir Engineering Applications of Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms
16 - 17 Nov 2020
Virtual [GST; UTC +4]
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

Nov
19
Thu
Mastering Uncertainty and Risk in Unconventional Reservoir Assessment (Shale, Coals, Tight Sandstones & Carbonates)
19 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition [ART; UTC-3]
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

Nov
19
Thu
DFIT – The Unconventional Well Test: Theory, Design, and Interpretation
19 - 20 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition [ART; UTC-3]
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

Nov
20
Fri
Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions
20 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition [ART; UTC-3]
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

Nov
20
Fri
Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources
20 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition [ART; UTC-3]
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

Nov
20
Fri
Gas EOR in Tight Unconventionals
20 Nov 2020
Virtual Conference and Exhibition [ART; UTC-3]
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

Nov
30
Mon
Flow-Control-Devices for Thermal Recovery Operations
30 Nov 2020
Virtual Symposium and Exhibition [MST, UTC-7]
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

Nov
30
Mon
Sand Control Fundamentals
30 Nov 2020
Virtual Symposium and Exhibition [MST, UTC-7]
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

Jan
11
Mon
SPE-CEDEP Safety Leadership Academy
11 - 14 Jan 2021
Fontainebleau, France

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

Mar
22
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
22 - 26 Mar 2021
Virtual Class (MDT; UTC-6)
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

Jun
14
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
14 - 18 Jun 2021
Virtual Class (MDT; UTC-6)
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

Sep
12
Sun
Current and Advanced Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)
12 Sep 2021
Muscat, Oman
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

Sep
12
Sun
Gas EOR in Tight Unconventionals
12 Sep 2021
Muscat, Oman

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

Sep
13
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
13 - 17 Sep 2021
Virtual Class (MDT; UTC-6)
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

Nov
15
Mon
Evaluation of Canadian Oil and Gas Properties
15 - 19 Nov 2021
Virtual Class (MST; UTC-7)
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

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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