Introduction to the Upstream Petroleum Industry
Training Course

2 Days

$1895 CAD

Upcoming Sessions
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Course Description
The Upstream Petroleum Industry is a complex mixture of technical and non-technical disciplines. A consequence is that many people employed with oil companies, and related businesses which service the oil industry, do not understand the basic fundamentals and terminology.
This popular two-day course was first designed for the Indonesian Petroleum Association in Jakarta. It is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the petroleum and related government, financial, legal, and service industries with the basics of the upstream (E and P) petroleum industry via slide presentations and video clips.

Learning Objectives

Non-mathematical in its treatment of technical aspects, this course will inspire understanding and confidence in company personnel wanting to learn the basics of the modern Upstream Petroleum Industry.

Who Should Attend
The course is designed for anyone in the oil and gas industry who does not have a technical background. Previous attendees have come from accounting, legal, IT, land, PR and administrative backgrounds.

It is important for non technical personnel to understand the whole picture to realize the significance of their contribution in terms of their company’s objectives. The knowledge learned from this seminar is immediately transferable to the working environment.

  • Basic geology
  • Petroleum geology
  • Exploration fundamentals
  • Risk aspects
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Mineral rights, leasing and land
  • Drilling the well
  • Formation evaluation
  • Well completion
  • Directional and horizontal drilling
  • Production
  • Non-conventional resources
  • Reserves and resources
  • The Oil Price

Dr. A. Easton Wren, Ph.D
Dr. Easton Wren received a B.Sc.(Hons) in Geology and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Dr. Wren has lived and worked in 23 countries, and 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 currently on the board of International SoftRock Oil, a Calgary company with assets in Cameroon and Arizona.

Easton has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Calgary and Kansas and is currently a Session Professor at Mount Royal University. He has presented technical and non-technical industry courses in numerous countries around the world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, S.E Asia and Australasia.

He was President of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and received Honorary Membership. He is the author of several technical published papers 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. and C.S.E.G. He has been involved in the movie and television industries and was the producer and host of CFAC-TV Calgary's "Science Spectrum" documentary programme.
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