Topics covered in the Petrad 8 weeks programmes

“Operations” refers to the programme in Petroleum development and operations.

“Policy” refers to the programme in Petroleum policy and resource management.

The two programmes run in parallel. Some lectures are common to both programmes.

Each module listed below has several lectures.

 

MODULE

OPERATIONS

POLICY

Policy and main framework

 

 

1.1

Global energy perspectives: International energy sector developments; dilemma of energy and climate.

Extended

Extended

1.2

Petroleum sector policy: The challenge of achieving lasting benefits; resource management; contents of petroleum policy.

Introduction

Extended

1.3

Petroleum legislation: The legal structure of national petroleum governance.

Introduction

Introduction

1.4

Petroleum sector organisation: The structure of public institutions for managing petroleum resources.

Extended

Extended

1.5

Licencing regime and fiscal regime: Systems for granting rights for petroleum operations and for sharing the value of petroleum between State and firms.

Introduction

Introduction

1.6

Financial management and integrity: State management of revenues from petroleum. Managing the macro economic impact. Efforts to prevent corruption.

Extended

Extended

1.7

Safety management: Regulatory and business management of safety, risk assessments

Extended

Introduction

1.8

Environmental management: Environmental policy considerations, legal framework and governance, risk analysis, oil spill contingency, EIA, SEA.

Extended

Extended

 

 

 

 

Exploration and licencing

 

 

2.1

Resource assessment and prospect evaluation: Geological foundations. The process of assessing exploration opportunities. Resource reporting and analysis.

 

Extended

2.2

Exploration analysis and decisions: Handling uncertainty in exploration decisions.  Company strategy for entering a basin.

Introduction

Extended

2.3

The licensing process: Pre-licensing preparations, promotion, licensing strategy, negotiations of petroleum rights.

 

Extended

2.4

Drilling: Drilling technology, operations, contracts and costs.

Extended

 

2.5

Data management: National management of petroleum data

 

Introduction

 

 

 

 

Development

 

 

3.1

Plan for development and operations: Petroleum field development; the PDO process

Introduction

Introduction

3.2

Selection of technology: Development concepts, well stream processing, multi-phase flow, deep-water technology.

Extended

 

3.3

Project management: Managing large projects, cost estimation, procurement

Extended

Introduction

3.4

Natural gas: Characteristics, processing, transport, markets, regulations, supply organisation. NGL markets.

Extended

Extended

3.5

Oil markets and downstream petroleum

Introduction

Introduction

3.6

Petroleum economics and decision support:  Project economics, petroleum company finances, project evaluation, economic analysis worksheet, cost estimation tool, decisions under uncertainty.

Extended

Extended

3.7

National engagement in the petroleum sector

Introduction

Introduction

3.8

Unitisation

Introduction

Introduction

     

Production and abandonment

 

 

4.1

Reservoir management and recovery methods including well planning and EOR/IOR

Extended

 

4.2

Operations:  Field operations, effectiveness, commissioning and start-up, metering hydrocarbons.

Extended

Introduction

4.3

Maintenance and quality management

Extended

 

4.4

Decommissioning and restoration

Introduction

Introduction

 

 

 

 

Capabilities and human resources

 

 

5.1

Industry relationships:  Employers, trade unions and authorities

Introduction

Introduction

5.2

Capacity building  in the petroleum sector

Introduction

Introduction

5.3

Management skills:  Working with people, making presentations

Introduction

Introduction

5.4

Team development:  Preparing to work in teams for the course

Extended

Extended

 

 

 

 

Case (Scenario practice in teams):

 

 

 

Development planning for offshore gas-condensate production

Extended

 

 

Exploration assessment, licencing process and petroleum policy formulation

 

Extended

 

 

 

 

Challenge and country presentations

 

 

 

Work on an individual challenge related to participant’s work situation at home

Extended

Extended

 

Brief presentations by participants on the petroleum sector of their countries

Introduction

Introduction

 

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