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This three 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.

Course Outline
This three 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 with explorations to production optimization challenges. The sessions will focus on relevant and practical issues, and will include a combination of classroom exercises and basic engineering problems. Detailed course notes are provided.

Objective To provide a comprehensive understanding of the technology involved with the petroleum industry to all those who are involved with it in capacities other than engineers.

Who Should Attend This course is aimed at non-engineering professionals involved in the oil industry and also junior exploration and petroleum engineers/technologists, and geologists.

Program Outline Faculty:  Dr. Tayfun Babadagli, School of Mining and Petroleum,
University of Alberta

Registration and Coffee

Welcome and Introduction


Reservoir Geology
• Geologic cycle
• Types of reservoir rocks
• Main elements of petroleum reservoirs

Rock and Fluid Properties
• Types of rock porosity and measurements
• Definitions of formation permeability
• Hydrocarbon classifications and fluid sampling

Reservoir Drives
• Primary and secondary recoveries
• Types of reservoir drives and impact on performance

In-place Hydrocarbons and Reserves Determination
• Volumetric and material balance methods
• Decline analysis
• Empirical method to estimate recoverable reserves

Reservoir Delineation and Development
• Field development considerations
• Types and applications of artificial lift
• Horizontal well applications

Production Operations and Optimization
• Well performance
• Operational problems
• Well testing

Enhanced Recovery Mechanism
• Types of EOR
• Planning of a waterflood design
• Monitoring of a waterflood project

The Drilling Rig
• Down hole equipment
• Offshore and inland drilling
• Properties of drilling fluids
• Well casing and cementing

Normal and Special Drilling Operations
• Deviated drilling
• Multilaterals and horizontal drilling
• High pressure and high temperature (HPHT) wells
• Underbalanced drilling
• Rig management (staff role, safety, environment, blow-out)

New Developments
• Automatic drilling rigs and casing drilling
• Slim hole drilling
• Expandable tubular and slim hole drilling

Well Abandonment

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
  • Understand reservoir engineering
  • Be familiar with rock and fluid properties
  • Understand in place hydrocarbons and reserves determination methods
  • Add to your knowledge of reservoir delineation and development, production operations and optimization as well as enhanced recovery mechanisms
  • Gain insight into drilling rigs and the normal and special drilling operations
  • Have knowledge of new developments in the field and know about well abandonment procedures

Daily Schedule:
8:00     Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30     Session begins
4:30     Adjournment
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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