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Petroleum Engineering for Non Engineers

MDT International
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4 days
Corporate Training for Teams
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Petroleum Engineering for Non Engineers - 4 day In-house Course

This Petroleum Engineering for Non Engineers course delivers a thorough understanding of the key technical and commercial aspects that characterise the oil & gas industry.

Ideal for newcomers to the industry and non-technical personnel, the 4 day programme is delivered in-house and makes frequent use of case studies to reinforce key learning outcomes and enhance audience engagement. Covering key oil and gas terminology as well as the main stages of the field life cycle, the course will equip delegates with:

  • an understanding of petroleum geology & hydrocarbon formation
  • the importance of reserves definition and their relationship to key commercial decisions
  • an outline of global energy demand, supply & pricing
  • a detailed pictured of drilling operations & equipment (rigs, mud systems, drill bits etc.)
  • elements of field development including technical options & the principles of petroleum economics
  • an appreciation of production operations & common enhanced recovery techniques

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Petroleum Engineering for Non Engineers course is suitable for personnel from all areas of the oil & gas industry, including government agencies, authorities, contractors, operators and service companies.

It is particularly beneficial for newcomers to the industry and non-technical personnel in functions such as finance, IT, contracts, HR and administration who would appreciate a wider understanding of the "big picture".

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants on this course are eligible for 35 hours of CPD accreditation on completion. 

Training Course Content

Course content typically includes:

  • Petroleum geology
  • Energy supply, demand and pricing
  • Reserves definitions and uncertainty
  • Ownership and exploitation of reserves
  • Exploration phase including a review of geological and geophysical techniques and the commercial considerations in bidding for licences
  • Drilling operations and equipment including a review of drilling rigs; mud systems; casing and cement;  electric logging and other key drilling activities
  • The technical options for Field Development including a review of injection and producing wells and processing facilities
  • The commercial considerations for Field Development including a review of petroleum economics
  • Health, safety & the environment
  • Petroleum production operations including a review of primary and enhanced recovery techniques; well interventions; hydrocarbon separation, processing and treatment; maintenance; storage and transportation
  • Decommissioning
  • Futures industry issues and challenges

Course delivery details

Our online courses are delivered 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


This Petroleum Engineering for Non Engineers course is delivered in-house and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Fees will vary depending on location, degree of customisation and the number of delegates participating in training.

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Average rating 5

Based on 9 reviews

Very good course. Very organised. Great presenter. Great documents.
This course enabled me to have a better understanding about the US segment and understand the uncertainties, risk and the complexity associated with operations. The course was highly professional.
Training instructor was very good. I liked how he included examples and stories about his experiences as it made the course more interesting. I really liked the case studies (scenarios).
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