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  • Reservoir Geology

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    Generate a geological reservoir model. Define reservoir in terms of continuity, lithology, facies distribution, structural geometry and style.

    Description:

    Generate a geological reservoir model. Define reservoir in terms of continuity, lithology, facies distribution, structural geometry and style. Using the petrophysical parameters developed from well log analysis, estimate the original oil and gas volume in place. Establish geological reservoir model define, objectives and modeling tasks. Review reservoir architecture, reservoir properties and their distribution, and integrate for construction of a static geological model. Integrate seismic horizons and facies into the geological model. Estimate original hydrocarbons in place.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • The Exploration Discovery Well (Gama 1)
    • The Appraisal Well (Gama 2)
    • The Follow Up Wells (Gama 3 & Gama 4)
    • The Volumetric Calculation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Reservoir Geophysics

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    Analyze and interpret seismic and geological information for the purpose of reservoir description.

    Description:

    Analyze and interpret seismic and geological information for the purpose of reservoir description. Convert seismic time horizons to depth, based on well and seismic velocities. Evaluate seismic facies and their depositional environment in order to produce analogs of their potential reservoirs. Analyze seismic interpretation to determine best methodology for depth conversion. Present Pros and Cons of different depthing approaches. Select depositional model analog that best fits the regional and seismic facies characteristics. Evaluate seismic facies with reservoir properties determined from wells, to gain insight to reservoir property distribution.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • SI Units
    • Polarity Conventions
    • Check-shot Surveys
    • Velocities
    • Time-to-depth conversion
    • Synthetic seismograms and well-to-seismic match
    • Vertical Seismic Profile
    • Construction & Interpretation of a Drift Curve



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Geostatistics

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    Use statistical methods to describe the characteristics of the hydrocarbon-bearing system.

    Description:

    Use statistical methods to describe the characteristics of the hydrocarbon-bearing system. Validate the description by comparing data with reservoir analogs. Establish supporting trends for predicting properties in both drilled and non-drilled areas. Characterize dependence among multiple variables. Describe risk and uncertainty using probabilistic distributions. Apply preliminary statistical analysis methods to geological data. Apply conventional techniques to validate reservoir data and trend maps. Demonstrate an understanding of risk and uncertainty in probabilistic distributions. Build single model variograms for simple reservoir properties. Apply basic Krigging techniques to generate representative reservoir parameter maps.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Preliminary Statistical Analysis
    • Validate Reservoir Data
    • Property Modelling
    • Facies Modelling
    • The Static Volume Model
    • The Dynamic Model



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Process

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    Upon complication of this module, the learner will be able to learn the progressively more expansive data collection and analysis steps that are applied to an exploration opportunity from the negotiation of a host country agreement to the request for funds to move to Field Development Planning, learn how the exploration process involves making decisions to acquire data under conditions of uncertainty (value of information), learn how exploration and appraisal wells are located to delineate a prospect, learn how resources are estimated using the SPE system under conditions of uncertainty, generate prospect economics based on estimated reserves and project economic indicator, and learn how to assess geological risk.

    Description:

    Learn the technical and management steps that are followed to move an exploration opportunity from play to a prospect by applying a series of progressively expensive data collection steps beginning with aerial or satellite imaging, then gravity and magnetic surveys, seismic surveys, exploration and appraisal well drilling, reservoir characterization, resources estimation and economic analysis. Upon complication of this module, the learner will be able to: learn the progressively more expansive data collection and analysis steps that are applied to an exploration opportunity from the negotiation of a host country agreement to the request for funds to move to Field Development Planning, learn how the exploration process involves making decisions to acquire data under conditions of uncertainty (value of information), learn how exploration and appraisal wells are located to delineate a prospect, learn how resources are estimated using the SPE system under conditions of uncertainty, generate prospect economics based on estimated reserves and project economic indicator, and learn how to assess geological risk.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • From Play to Prospect
    • Exploration Data
    • Drilling the Exploration Well
    • Drilling the Appraisal Well
    • Resource Estimation



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Project Economics, Risk, and Uncertainty Analysis

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    The objectives of this course are to introduce the learner to: analyze the economics of a prospect under conditions of uncertainty, build deterministic and stochastic models, build E&P financial models to demonstrate project cash flow, calculate project economic metrics including profit/investment ratios, profit, payout period, net present value, internal rate of return and expected monetary value, and prepare sensitivity and stochastic analysis to measure potential variations in project metrics.

    Description:

    Perform economic analysis of petroleum projects under conditions of uncertainty. Develop simple examples of project metrics using spreadsheet monte carlo simulations for stochastic analysis. Build financial models to show project cash flow streams for both capital investment and income cash flow and calculate key metrics such as profit/investment ratio, profit, payout period, net present value, internal rate of return and expected monetary value. Where there are uncertainties in the variables, use standard software to prepare sensitivity and stochastic analysis to show the potential variations in the metrics because of these uncertainties. The objectives of this course are to introduce the learner to: analyze the economics of a prospect under conditions of uncertainty, build deterministic and stochastic models, build E&P financial models to demonstrate project cash flow, calculate project economic metrics including profit/investment ratios, profit, payout period, net present value, internal rate of return and expected monetary value, and prepare sensitivity and stochastic analysis to measure potential variations in project metrics. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Investment Cash Flow Analysis
    • Net Income and Income Cash Flow Analysis; Net Cash Flow Analysis
    • Calculating NPV, IRR and Capital Efficiency
    • Measuring Uncertainty Using the Deterministic Estimates; the Tornado Diagram; the Monte Carlo Simulation
    • Project Metrics When Using Debt to Fund One-Half of the Capital Costs
    • Analyzing Uncertainty When a Project is Debt Funded
    • Your Personal Opinion on Recommending that the Oceana Exploration Wells be Drilled



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Value of Information

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    The objectives of this course are to: measure the value of data vs. the cost to acquire the data, determine multiple data acquisition scenarios that can accomplish the goals and measure their impact on the prospects economics, and understand the cost-benefit decision process and exploration uncertainty in making both technical and business decisions.

    Description:

    The learner will analyze the economic "value of information" that can be achieved during the exploration process by applying various technologies at progressively higher costs to reduce uncertainty, thereby providing better estimates during the decision process. The objectives of this course are to: measure the value of data vs. the cost to acquire the data, determine multiple data acquisition scenarios that can accomplish the goals and measure their impact on the prospects economics, and understand the cost-benefit decision process and exploration uncertainty in making both technical and business decisions.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Value of Perfect Information
    • Value of Imperfect Information
    • Analyzing Decision Tree



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Business Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    After completing this course, the learner will have an understanding of the critical elements and methodologies that exploration and senior management need to apply before approving the drilling of exploration wells.

    Description:

    After completing this course, the learner will have an understanding of the critical elements and methodologies that exploration and senior management need to apply before approving the drilling of exploration wells. The Learner will be able to: perform a critical review of a prospect, understand the role of economic thresholds in decision making, identify the key components of the decision process to drill an exploratory well, and identify how to align company strategy with exploration efforts. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Critical Review of an Exploration Prospect (case study A).
    • Critical Review of an Exploration Prospect (case study B).
    • Prioritizing Projects during Capital Rationing.
    • Project Risk and Uncertainty in Investment Decisions.
    • Components; Stages of Investment Decisions.
    • Aligning Exploration Efforts with Company Strategy.



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Project Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    The learner will be able to describe the Exploration Project Management methodology and its role in the exploration process, understand the Exploration Process from both a technical and business management perspective, apply the SPE Resources Management System to exploration opportunities, understand the role of risk and uncertainty and the costs associated with risk reduction and its impact on profitability, know how to develop business metrics for an exploration prospect using project economics under conditions of uncertainty, and identify how to review the business and technical criteria necessary to move an opportunity from play to prospect through disciplined process that leads to a commitment to move to Stage Two: Planning Field Development.

    Description:

    In this course you will be introduced to the project management stage-gate process, with attention to Stage One, the Exploration Stage. Specific focus is placed on the host country licensing agreement and its commercial terms, the value of information as it applies to the exploration process; including the manner in which an opportunity progresses from play to prospect, the drilling of exploratory wells and the formation evaluation decisions. The estimation of resources using the SPE resources management system, and the project economic analysis using both deterministic and stochastic analysis will be covered. The learner will be able to: describe the Exploration Project Management methodology and its role in the exploration process, understand the Exploration Process from both a technical and business management perspective, apply the SPE Resources Management System to exploration opportunities, understand the role of risk and uncertainty and the costs associated with risk reduction and its impact on profitability, know how to develop business metrics for an exploration prospect using project economics under conditions of uncertainty, and identify how to review the business and technical criteria necessary to move an opportunity from play to prospect through disciplined process that leads to a commitment to move to Stage Two: Planning Field Development. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Negotiate Exploration Rights
    • Opportunity Fundamentals
    • Conduct Seismic Surveys to Identify Prospects
    • Drill Exploration Well Test Prospect
    • Drill Appraisal Wells to Delineate Reservoir
    • Complete Economic Analysis by Estimating Oil-in-Place and Potential Production
    • Obtain Stage two Approval



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Strategic Scenario Planning and Business Analysis

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    The learners will learn how to apply strategic scenario planning and business analysis to select among options for business expansion into new strategic opportunity areas.

    Description:

    The learners will learn how to apply strategic scenario planning and business analysis to select among options for business expansion into new strategic opportunity areas. The learner will be able to: understand the principles of Strategic Planning and its role in the aspirations and economic growth of your enterprise, know how to develop corporate strategies using scenario planning to improve profitability, respond to new opportunities, and achieve sustainable competitive advantage, learn the key elements that lead to corporate advantage and that create value for your enterprise, and know how to use the balance scorecard to implement your decisions. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Prior Year Budget
    • Production, Spot Market Purchase, Biomass, and Join Venture Options
    • Sensitivity Analysis



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Project Best Practices and Procedures

    Contains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered

    The learner will learn how best practices and procedures, including workflow management, are applied to Petroleum exploration and how they lead to streamlined, predictable and efficient use of the companies resources and improved business performance.

    Description:

    The learner will learn how best practices and procedures, including workflow management, are applied to Petroleum exploration and how they lead to streamlined, predictable and efficient use of the companies resources and improved business performance. The learner will be able to: learn the essentials of the five-stage life cycle of a petroleum project that are an integral part of the corporate planning and exploration management process, learn the standard documents and procedures that should be applied to petroleum exploration, learn the key components of Stage One: Assessment of Exploration Opportunities, and learn a typical exploration workflow and best practices used in petroleum exploration.  

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Stage One: Identification and Assessment of Opportunities
    • Stage Two: Analyze Alternative Development Options
    • Stage Three: Optimizing the Preferred Development Plan
    • Stage Four: Execution of the Field Development Plan
    • Stage Five: 



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00