Petroleum Engineering for Non-engineers
Saad Ibrahim, P. E.
What you will learn
- Learn about an overview of the industry and how the roles of different professional disciplines are integrated to generate development plans.
- 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.
- 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
This course 4-day training is designed to provide non-engineering petroleum industry technical 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 with explorationists, reserves evaluation and field development, production optimization, and all the aspects of well drilling and completion for on-shore and off-shore fields. The sessions will focus on relevant and practical issues; including real case studies.
Specification: Petroleum Engineering for Non-engineers
Saad Ibrahim, P. E.
- Role of petroleum engineers and all technical staff
- The main components of field development
- Types of reservoir rocks
- Main elements of petroleum reservoirs
- Seismic survey techniques
- Surface and down hole equipment
- Deviated and horizontal drilling
- Rotary vs. sliding drilling (video clips)
- Offshore drilling; rig types, safety
- Types of well completion techniques
- Well cementing, perforating, and casing
- Drilling operations/problems (video clips)
- Horizontal well completion/stimulation
- Mud logging, coring, and open hole logging
- Logging while drilling (LWD) and measure while drilling (MWD) – video clips
- Types of rock porosity and measurements (video clip)
- Definitions of formation permeability
- Volumetric and material balance methods
- Decline analysis and empirical methods
- Various software applications
- Field development considerations (case study)
- Types and applications of artificial lift
- Horizontal well applications
- Well performance and well testing (video clips)
- Operational problems; diagnosis and remedy
- Types of EOR schemes (video clips)
- Planning and designing of waterflood projects
- Monitoring of waterflood projects
- Heavy oil development and steam injection
- Shale gas and Coal Bed Methane (CBM)
- Tight formations and the application of Multi-stage Frac of Hz Wells (MFHW’s) – video clips
- How wells are abandoned; on-offer and offshore
- Impact of decommissioning on environment
- Case studies/video clips
- Input data for economic analysis
- Risks and uncertainties
Target AudienceThis course is aimed at non-engineering professionals involved in the oil industry and also for junior exploitation engineers/technologists, and geologists.
About the Publisher
Saad Ibrahim, P. E.