Oil and Gas Engineering Training Courses

Oil and Gas Essentials


The global oil and gas industry is under sweeping changes due to international pricing competition and with the dynamics of the industry-changing, with aging asset infrastructure and the need to decommission equipment in a safe and environmentally friendly way. However as well as aging infrastructure, there is also an aging workforce that is leaving the industry and taking valuable knowledge and expertise with it. With the industry in need of a new workforce to take it strongly into the future, this clear practical and exciting course gives you the foundation knowledge to help you with your oil and gas industry career

Targeted Groups:

Anyone wishing to gain an overview or basic understanding of oil and gas, the industry, or its operations. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone new to the oil and gas industry, contractors working with clients in the industry, or anyone within a non-technical role in the industry who is seeking a greater understanding of operations

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Recall the structure and lifecycle of the oil and gas industry, and understand how the industry functions from upstream, through midstream to downstream
  • Recognize how oil is formed, found, recovered/extracted, processed, transported and sold
  • Describe terminologies and functions, including installations, production facilities and onshore/offshore operations and support requirements
  • Explain oil and gas operations and the associated challenges, as well as the various systems monitoring and controlling equipment
  • Examine why the industry is classified as a high-risk safety-critical industry

Targeted Competencies:

  • Principles of Oil Production
  • Onshore/Offshore Operations
  • Oil and Gas Operations
  • Oil and Gas Safety

Course Content:

Unit 1: Introduction to Oil and Gas and The Industry:

  • History of the industry
  • Scope of onshore operations
  • Scope of offshore operations
  • Global market outlook: energy requirements and statistics
  • Characteristics of oil and gas
  • Characteristics of rock
  • Origin of oil
  • Gas migration
  • Accumulation of oil and gas
  • Traps

Unit 2: Upstream Production and Equipment:

  • Production processes
  • Onshore
  • Offshore
  • Equipment requirements and uses
  • Onshore
  • Offshore

Unit 3: Risks and Upstream Exploration Activities:

  • Health and safety
  • Security
  • Quality management
  • Environmental management
  • Risk management
  • Exploration surveys
  • Obtaining drilling rights

Unit 4: Oil and Gas Drilling:

  • Drilling rigs
  • Bottom-supported units
  • Floating units
  • Land-based units
  • Drilling a well
  • Bits and drilling fluid
  • Circulating system
  • Rotating systems
  • Power system
  • Hoisting system
  • Drilling personnel
  • Selecting a rig
  • Drilling from bottom-supported units
  • Drilling from floating units
  • Formation valuation
  • Well abandonment
  • Completion
  • Drilling platforms and land-based units
  • Mobile offshore drilling units
  • Directional and horizontal drilling
  • Well completion

Unit 5: Midstream, Downstream, and Decommissioning:

  • Processing requirements
  • Storage and its importance
  • Fuel transportation
  • Refinery
  • Unconventional explanations
  • Decommissioning

Oil and Gas Engineering Training Courses
Oil and Gas Essentials (EO)


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