Introduction to the Upstream Petroleum Industry, Calgary, November 17-18, 2013

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2013 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This popular 2-day course is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the petroleum and related government, financial, legal, and service industries with the basics of the upstream (exploration and production) petroleum industry via slides, video, and computer illustrations. The course will provide an overview of most aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, reserves, production, economics, and OPEC.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Understanding the Petroleum Industry
  • How the Planet behaves
  • Exploration Fundamentals: Plays, strategies, well data, seismic
  • Risk aspects
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Mineral Rights, leasing and ''land''
  • Drilling the Well
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Well Completion
  • Directional and Horizontal Drilling
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Non-Conventional Resources: Tar Sands, Shale Gas/Oil, Tight Gas, CBM, Gas Hydrates
  • Reserves and Resources: Definitions, Estimations
  • Consumer Perspectives

Date: Nov 18 - 19, 2013

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 CAD



Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Dr. Easton Wren is an internationally recognized geophysicist and presenter, and has lectured in his areas of expertise as a visiting professor for a number of universities, technical societies, and petroleum producing companies worldwide. He received a Ph.D. in Geophysics at the University of Glasgow in 1968, and is currently a consultant and a lecturer. Dr. Wren has published a number of papers on seismic processing and interpretation, and has been a Distinguished Lecturer for A.A.P.G. He is an active member of several technical societies.