Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, and Upstream Operations

  • 8H
  • Basic
  • Group Live
  • None
  • None
  • Specialized Knowledge

A hands-on overview of Oil and Gas Field Exploration, Production and Upstream Operations. Individuals will witness a variety of petroleum equipment used in all phases of Upstream operations. The course will provide Petroleum new hires, accountants (CPA and non-CPA), and other petroleum players with an understanding of the necessary functions and operations for oil and gas companies to obtain leases, drill wells, and produce and transport petroleum products.


Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Exploring and Securing Right to Drill
    • Develop Are of Interest (Seismic and Geophysical)
    • Securing Rights
  • Work Prior to Drilling
    • Building Roads and Pad
    • Drilling Mouse and Rat Holes
    • Rig and Equipment Mobilization
  • Drilling the Well
    • Drilling Rig Components and Personnel
    • Turning to the Right
  • Downhole Drilling Situations
    • Coring, Testing, Reaming, Lost Circulation, Fishing
  • Casing, Cementing, and Logging the Well
  • Completing the Well
    • Perforating and Completion
    • Tubing and Christmas Tre Installation
  • Shale Well Drilling and Completion
    • Directional Drilling
    • Fracturing and Completing
    • Flowback and Tubing Installation
  • Producing and Sales
    • Surface Equipment
    • Artificial Lift
    • Saltwater Disposal
    • Measurement
    • Transportation and Sales

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize geological features
  2. Explain the relationship between geology and oil and oil and gas formation
  3. Recall how Landmen broker leases and land purchases
  4. Summarize the drilling processes
  5. Discuss how different wells are completed
  6. Recognize various production activities
  7. Describe the transportation and sales processes



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