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Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry

MDT International, In Aberdeen (+4 locations)
2 days
990 - 1,350 GBP
Next course start
10 June, 2024 (+7 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
2 days
990 - 1,350 GBP
Next course start
10 June, 2024 (+7 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Course description

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Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry - 2 day Training Course (also available as a 3 day live Online course)

This two-day Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry training course is extremely popular course that provides a wide-ranging and practical industry overview.

Aimed at those new to the oil & gas industry, and non-technical personnel, the course covers each key phase of the exploration and production industry.

The course is designed to provide oil and gas professionals the opportunity to gain a technical and commercial understanding of the industry fundamentals.

On attending this Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry training course you will learn:

  • The scientific origins of oil and gas
  • The commercial issues underpinning hydrocarbon exploration and development
  • The role of government and its agencies
  • Oil and gas terminology
  • The technological process of exploration
  • The technological process of drilling
  • The technological process of production
  • The challenges of decommissioning

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 7 start dates

10 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

15 July, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • English

30 July, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

9 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Aberdeen
  • English

7 October, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Dubai
  • English

15 October, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

25 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry training course is suitable for personnel from all sectors of the oil and gas industry – government agencies, authorities, operators, contractors and service companies.

The course is especially valuable for newcomers to the industry and non-technical personnel working in areas like HR, finance, IT, contracts and administration who feel they could benefit from gaining a wider appreciation of the big picture.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants on this course are eligible for 14 hours of CPD accreditation on completion. 

Training Course Content

Petroleum geology - the origins of hydrocarbons

  • The formation of petroleum
  • Oil and gas reservoirs
  • Reservoir rock and fluid properties

World energy supply and demand

  • Oil and gas supply and demand
  • Classification of reserves
  • Oil pricing and market issues
  • Non conventional oil, gas and renewables

Ownership and exploitation of reserves

  • Licensing/concessions
  • Joint-venture agreements
  • Production-sharing contracts

Exploration and appraisal

  • Geological and commercial factors necessary for successful exploration and appraisal
  • Seismic surveys


  • Drilling rigs
  • Equipment and processes involved in drilling a well
  • Completing a well and preparing it for production
  • Horizontal drilling
  • Well workover operations

Field development

  • Onshore/offshore developments
  • Shallow/deep water developments
  • Gas field developments
  • Aspects of well and facilities design

Petroleum economics

  • Field development decision-making
  • Key economic indicators and their uses

Health, safety and the environment

  • Safety
  • The environment

Petroleum production and treatment

  • Reservoir production mechanisms
  • Artificial lift systems
  • Well stimulation - fracturing, acidising and sand control
  • Production and treatment of reservoir fluids
  • Processing the production from oil and gas fields

Maintenance and logistics

  • Well and facility maintenance
  • Reliability-centred maintenance
  • Corrosion and how it is controlled
  • Transportation of personnel and materials


  • Possible decommissioning solutions
  • Scope of decommissioning obligations

Future issues and challenges

  • Meeting future energy demand
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Security of supply

Course delivery details

Our online course runs over 3 days, live via Microsoft Teams and consist of two x 2-hour sessions per day.

Why choose MDT International

Over 90% of participants say our training met or exceeded their expectations

MDT have worked with 500+ organisations worldwide

Our trainers have 25+ years of experience in the O&G Industry

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Average rating 4.8

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13 Jun 2023
Connected the dots

I had initially expected to have been slightly overwhelmed by the course as a new entrant to the industry, but the course was delivered spectacularly. It has really allowed me t...

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13 Jun 2023

The trainer is super experienced in the industry, that really impressed me.

02 May 2023
Interesting courses

The course was very interesting , I am coming from the field – mainly the supply of equipment to the O& G field, so it was important to understand how oil was formed in the firs...

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We're delighted to announce that MDT International is a winner in our Top 10 Oil & Gas Courses 2024 category.

Each year, we select the Top 10 most popular courses on our site in some of the most popular categories to make it easier for our users to find the right course for them - so you can book with confidence.


Course Fee: £1350.00 (+ VAT for attending UK courses). Fees include your attendance at the relevant training course/s and the provision of a comprehensive training course manual, course completion certificate, plus lunch and refreshments during the training day. Fees do not include accommodation and living costs.

Online Course Fee: £990 (+ VAT for UK based participants).  Fees include attendance and provision of a comprehensive training course manual plus course completion certificate. Live online training via MS Teams.

MDT International can also provide this course on an in-house course basis, to discuss please submit enquiry. 

Continuing Studies

This course combines effectively with Exploration and production accounting – Level 1, especially for finance personnel who are new to the oil and gas industry. If you attend both courses at the same venue during the same week, you will be entitled to a 10% discount from the combined course fee.

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