Technical Familiarisation

Introduction To Oil & Gas

This course is aimed at personnel from all sectors of the Oil and Gas Industry – government agencies, authorities, operators, contractors and service companies. It is especially valuable for newcomers to the industry and non-technical personnel working in areas like HR, finance, IT, contracts and administration who feel they could benefit from gaining a wider appreciation of the ‘bigger picture’.
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Learning Outcomes

Learning Objectives

1. History of the Oil and Gas Industry

LO1 Give an overview of the origins of hydrocarbons

LO2 Explain how oil and gas reservoirs are formed

LO3 Identify types of reservoir rock and fluid properties

LO4 Explain the difference between Upstream vs. Downstream

2. Energy Supply and Demand

LO5 Give an overview of oil and gas supply and demand

LO6 Give an overview of the costs involved in oil and gas production

LO7 Identify global oil and gas fields

3. Field Life Cycle

LO8a Give an overview of the stages involved in the exploration and production process

3a. Exploration, Appraisal and Drilling

LO08 Give an overview of the processes and methods used to search for oil and gas

LO09 Explain how oil and gas discoveries are developed

LO10 Explain the purpose of seismic technology

LO11 Describe the differences between onshore and offshore developments

LO12 Give an overview of how offshore platforms and pipelines are installed

LO13 Give an overview of the equipment and processes involved in drilling a well

LO14 Explain how to complete a well and prepare it for production

LO15 Identify different types of oil and gas structures

LO16 Describe what is meant by ‘shallow water’ and ‘deep water’ developments

3b. Production

LO17 Explain reservoir production mechanisms

LO18 Give an overview of artificial lift systems

LO19 Explain what is meant by well stimulation

LO20 Explain the process for the production and treatment of reservoir fluids

LO21 Identify the main methods used to transport offshore oil and gas onshore

LO22 Explain the process of refining oil and gas

LO23 Provide an overview of well workover operations

3c. Decommissioning

LO24 Give an overview of decommissioning obligations and solutions

4. The Future

LO25 Give an overview of future energy demand

LO26 Explain how to ensure security of supply
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