Petroleum Engineering & Technology

Original price was: $600.00.Current price is: $450.00.

Course Offered Until: 03/30/2025

This course examines the technologies and operational methods involved in creating a safe, stable hole as part of drilling operations. Completions, formation evaluation, stimulation, production,  decommissioning and reclamation are also discussed.  

10 Module Lessons:

Lesson 1: Anatomy of a Drill Site Part 1

  • Introduction to the Drilling Process in  Detail
  • Pad Construction
  • Rigging Up
  • The Basic Mechanics of Drilling
  • Tools of the Trade
  • The Power System
  • The Hoisting System
  • The Rotation System
  • The Circulation System
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Well Control and the Role of Drilling  Fluids
  • Well Design

Lesson 2: Anatomy of a Drill Site Part 2

Lesson 3: The Drilling Process in Detail

  • Introduction to the Drilling Process in  Detail 
  • Drilling
  • Adding Pipe Segments
  • Tripping
  • Wireline Tools
  • Cementing Casing
  • Assessing the Cement Job
  • Directional Drilling 

Lesson 4: Potential Problems While Drilling 

  • Introduction to Potential Problems While Drilling 
  • Wellbore Instability 
  • Lost Circulation
  • Blowouts
  • Stuck Pipe 
  • Fishing

Lesson 5: Formation Evaluation 

  • Introduction to Formation Evaluation
  • Sample Coring
  • Mud Logging
  • Well Logging with Downhole Sensors
  • Formation Invasion and the Depth of  Investigation
  • The Logging Tools
  • Drill Stem Tests
  • Well Log Interpretation
  • Core‐Log Correlation
  • Evaluating Production Potential
  • Completions 

Lesson 6: Stimulation Part 1

  • Introduction to Stimulation
  • Why Stimulate?
  • Formation Damage
  • Stimulation in Unconventional  Formations
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • The Theory of Fracturing
  • Fracture Design and Implementation
  • Assessing Conditions Underground
  • Proppants
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Fracturing Zones
  • Surface Setup
  • Advanced Fracture Monitoring
  • Managing Environmental Risks During  Fracturing
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Acidizing

Lesson 7: Stimulation Part 2 

Lesson 8: Production

  • Introduction to Production
  • Stages of Extraction
  • Getting to Know the Reservoir
  • Reservoir Volume Estimation
  • Artificial Lift
  • Production Equipment Design and  Installation
  • Types of Equipment
  • Enhanced Recovery Techniques  

Lesson 9: Problems Encountered During Production

  • Problems Encountered During Production 
  • Fire Hazards
  • Surface Spills
  • Tank Safety
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Methane Leaks
  • Sand Production
  • Subsidence
  • Induced Seismicity

Lesson 10: Decommissioning & Reclamation

  • Introduction to Decommissioning &  Reclamation 
  • Plugging the Well
  • Surface Reclamation