Introduction to the Upstream Petroleum Industry, Houston, December 9-10, 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 09, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Dec 10, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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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: Dec 09 - 10, 2013

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

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

Easton Wren received a B.Sc.(Hons) in Geology and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. His professional experience includes positions with Ray Geophysical Company in Libya, the United Nations in Uganda, Amoco Canada and PanCanadian Petroleum in Calgary. He founded Petrel Consultants, has been an Independent Consultant and is recently retired as Exploration Vice President and still a Director of Americas Petrogas Inc., a Calgary company with oil and gas operations in Argentina and a large potash/phosphate project in Peru. Dr. Wren has lectured at U.S. and Canadian universities and has presented industry-oriented courses in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, S.E. Asia and Australasia. He was President of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) and received Honorary Membership. He is the author of several published papers on seismic processing and interpretation and is a past editor of the Journal of the C.S.E.G. In 1987 he was the Distinguished Lecturer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists(AAPG) and is an active member of S.E.G., C.S.E.G., and A.P.E.G.G.A. He was the producer and host of CFAC-TV Calgary's "Science Spectrum" documentary programme.