N607 - Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers (4 Day)

Course Overview
This four-day course is designed to provide non-engineering petroleum industry professionals with a thorough overview of most key aspects of petroleum engineering technology and its applications. The course addresses engineering issues ranging from initial involvement at the exploration stage to production optimization challenges. The training sessions focus on relevant and practical issues and include a combination of classroom exercises and basic engineering problems.

Participants will learn to:
•	Learn about an overview of the industry and how the roles of different professional disciplines are
        integrated to generate development plans.
•	Oil industry  value chain (upstream, midstream, and down stream)
•	Understand subsurface geology to learn how economic  oil/gas fields are formed and discovered
•	Learn how subsurface rock samples are collected and the various laboratory conducted to define their 
        physical properties which will be used by the engineer to prepare drilling and completion programs.
•	Fluid sampling; including oil, gas, and formation water, will be discussed.   The various laboratory tests 
        conducted on the fluid samples are reviewed and how engineers use this information to make decision 
        on how oil and gas fields will be developed to achieve the best economic benefits. 
•	How wells are drilled, including different drilling techniques; rotary, top drive, and sliding rotary steerable. 
        The function of the drilling rig equipment, down-equipment, and the mud are discussed.  Including horizontal 
        well and offshore drilling
•	Case study to discuss the design and application of horizontal wells to improve perfromance
•	Learn about completion techniques for vertical and horizontal wells to allow for safe operation and to 
        control production.
•	How engineers/geologists determine oil/gas reserves, which define the value of E&P companies.
•	A review of the decisions that need to be made to develop oil/gas field with special sections on artificial 
        lifts (down-hole pumps) and Hz well applications.
•	How to diagnose production problem and perform remedial action.
•	The application of different Enhanced Oil Recovery EOR schemes and benefits.
•	The use of Multi-stage frac Hz wells in tight and unconventional formations.
•	How economic analysis is performed to confirm that proposed projects will economic benefits

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
30-Sep-19 Calgary (4 days) $ 2,975 CAD
21-Oct-19 Houston (4 days) $ 3,895 USD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Basic Petroleum Geology
  • Reservoir Fluid and Rock Properties
  • Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow
  • Oil and Gas Reservoir Classification
  • Oil and Gas Reservoir Delineation and Development
  • Drilling Fundamentals
  • Well Completions and Workovers
  • Operations and Optimization
  • Casing and Cementing Production
  • Primary Recovery Mechanisms
  • Enhanced Recovery Mechanisms

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Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and internationally, including projects in Libya, Yemen, Iran, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Columbia, and Argentina, with special expertise in reservoir engineering/management with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. Other interests include well test planning and analysis using state of the art commercially-available software; the implementation of secondary and tertiary recovery schemes; and technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. For the past 25 years, Mr. Ibrahim has been a worldwide recognized instructor covering a wide range of petroleum engineering topics. He graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973, and obtained a post-graduate diploma from the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983. Saad is a member of the APEGA, and the SPE.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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October 19, 2018, Geophysicist, Calgary
Outdated material, examples and instruction.
March 10, 2017, Junior Geologist I.T., Calgary
This course is a very good overview of petroleum engineering, the drilling and completion processes and the work cycle from project inception to producing oil or gas. It is ideal for those without a technical background and limited knowledge of geology, land, and engineering. Those with a technical background and experience with geology and engineering will not see much value from this course.
March 10, 2017, Senior Vice President, Calgary
Very good course. Its not easy cramming a 4-year university degree into a meaningful 4 day program, but Saad did a excellent job of providing a solid foundation of what the petroleum industry is all about.
March 14, 2017, Senior Corporate Planning Analyst, Calgary
Very useful course for a non-technical professional to gain some technical knowledge and be able to converse with the engineers in the company
November 17, 2016, Lime Rock Partners, Houston
The course included a comprehensive overview of petroleum engineering that provides a useful baseline of knowledge for someone new to the industry.
November 22, 2016, Performance Management Analyst, Houston
I thought the course was a perfect guide for those who do not deal with the operational aspects of Oil and Gas production on a day to day basis. The level of information and the way it's laid out gives a solid knowledge base even for someone with a few years in the industry.
March 29, 2016, Manger, Geology, Calgary
This was a great course and very helpful for people who work in the industry in non-technical roles. I would bill it more as Petroleum Engineering for the Non-Technical Workforce. Great course for a high level introduction. It was tied between all the elements nicely.
December 14, 2015, Geological Technologist, Calgary
Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers is a good foundation for those not exposed to the delineation, development, and production of hydrocarbon prospects on a day to day basis. It lays the groundwork for future courses and contains vital knowledge for both the new grad and seasoned vet.
December 18, 2015, Geologist in Training, Calgary
Cover a large number of topics, but nothing in any detail. You get a broad idea of many topics. So it's just ok
December 10, 2015, 1601 Bryan St., Houston
As someone with several years of experience in credit analysis in the energy industry, this class provided a very in-depth understanding of petroleum engineering and how other key disciplines are involved in exploration, development, and production of oil and gas. Prior to this course, I understood the processes at a high level, but I now feel comfortable performing even more granular analysis.
December 10, 2015, Associate, Strategic Energy Solutions Group, Houston
Excellent course full of insightful information taught by an industry professional with extensive years of on-hand experience.
August 14, 2015, Account Executive, Calgary
Awesome course for a great foundational course for the industry, would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a grounding in the upstream oil & gas industry.
August 14, 2015, Economist, Calgary
July 13, 2015, Regulatory and Permitting Manager, Denver
It was very good for a 1st level entry personnel.
May 26, 2015, Upstream Data Quality Champion, Houston
The course was excellent. Extremely information and covered all essentials about Upstream energy business. Course contents were well done and there were lots of real life examples to make the contents more meaningful.
May 28, 2015, Data Foundation Coordinator, Houston
While I have been in the oil and gas business for over 30 years in various non-technical and non-upstream support roles, this class was very informative and helped me connect the dots in a lot of areas. The experiences the instructor shared throughout were very helpful.
May 29, 2015, Admin Asst 2, Houston
This was a excellent class for people that are getting into oil and gas and also people that have some knowledge and understanding of it. Great class for non-engineers.
May 18, 2015, Associate, London
Very helpful introductory course for a non-technical background attendee. The course covers the full scope of the O&G production process. The instructor has a significant experience in the sector which contributes to providing anecdotal examples to the notions being taught.
February 27, 2015, Engineering Technician, Denver
An informative look at the life of an oil and gas prospect from the beginning to the uneconomical end.