ADVANCED OIL AND GAS COURSES
Based on our 40+ years experience in the Middle East, Europe & USA as Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists, Reservoir Engineers, and Drilling Engineers, we do provide highly advanced professional technical courses as well as basic practical short courses. Based on our client's interest, we can tailor the content of the course.
Our training service covers important subjects, such as Petroleum Geology, Carbonate Reservoirs, Well Planning, Operation Geology, Regional Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Petrophysics, Geophysics, Drilling, Health/Safety/Environment (HSE) and other related oil & gas subjects.
The content of each course is often customized to address customer-specific operational situations and applications, however broader description of the courses are given below:
Dr. S. Saleh
Dr. S. Saleh
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Kocabas
Dr. Soran Talabani
Dr. Soran Talabani
Dr. Soran Talabani
Dr. Soran Talabani
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Kocabas
Dr. Soran Talabani
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Kocabas
Dr. S. Saleh
Dr. Ismet Sincer
Dr. Ismet Sincer
|Dr. Ismet Sincer
|Dr. Soran Talabani
|Coring, Core Analysis and Reservoir Geology
|Dr Arzu Javadova
|1. Basic Reservoir engineering (5 Days)
2. Production Operations (5 Days)
3. Petroleum Economics (3 Days)
4. Reservoir Simulation (5 days)
5. Compositional Reservoir Simulation (5days)
6. PVT and Equation of State (5 days)
7. Enhanced Oil Recovery (5 days or 10 days)
8. Mature Field Development (5 Days)
7. Well testing and PTA (5 days)
|Dr. Mustafa B. Biterge
This course provides you with the skills to predict and estimate subsurface pressures of overburden, fracture and pore pressures using a variety of direct and indirect methods. Trend analysis, shale caving and gas events are some of the methodologies covered for prediction. The basics of geomechanics and wellbore stability analysis is also introduced throughout this course. Go top
Throughout this course major problems causing poor drilling performance are identified. The main drilling dynamic behaviors, and how to dissipate them and avoid them are covered with details. For drilling superintendents and/or drilling engineers, the course is designed to cater operational and engineering methodologies. Drilling optimization and drilling safety issues are also addressed to optimize well steering to targets. Go top
This comprehensive course provides a thorough evaluation of gas condensate reservoirs, which generally requires an understanding of fluid behavior, the sampling and testing procedures together with the wellbore performance. The key subjects of the course are the performance of gas condensate systems from reserve evaluation to production optimization and planning. Latest methods for optimizing gas well reservoir performance using readily available data is covered. Reservoir performance covers the fundamentals of reservoir gas flow and details the best methods for testing the wells according to time and money available. The three techniques commonly available for evaluation of the reservoir performance are: material balance, well test evaluation and decline curve analysis. The course will discuss the ways in which these three techniques are integrated to properly understand the reservoir characteristics and propose solutions to improve the performance of the reservoir.
Reservoir problems covered include the impact of water/condensate influx on reservoir performance, abnormal reservoir pressure, production from layered reservoirs, and production under transient conditions. Go top
This course is designed to cover comprehensive carbonate & fracture evaluation methodologies, from log analysis to full well test integration. Holistic plan of action for the acquisition and integration of carbonate petrophysical data, highlighting problems and their solutions are presented throughout the course. Daunting prospect of managing fractured carbonate 'complex' reservoirs is fully covered. Go top
The latest technology applications for both near-vertical and high-angle well designs while maintaining a thorough grounding in the fundamentals with necessary drill string is the main essence of the course. Design process or the drill string in context with other planning and operational considerations, underlying physics of the string failures and mechanical properties of the string materials and the components are given throughout this course. Analysis of tension loads, torque loads, combined tension-torque loads, fatigue loads, buckling loads are also covered. Go top
Analysis of processed production logging data in horizontal section, the entry of fluid into the well bore, rates, type of fluid and problems associated with flow are the main essence of this course. Horizontal fluid flow type and rates are more complicated and require thorough investigation and analysis to understand flow patterns and behaviors. This course will clarify and analyze in detail fluid entry, gas expansion, mixed fluid behavior and cumulative flow rate. Go top
Most of the acquired logging data should be evaluated and integrated very carefully using the correct parameters. Once the data is quality checked it is the interpreter who should put parameters for data processing for a reliable reservoir characterization. Precise formation evaluation is very important for reliable estimation of oil and gas reserves. This course will provide details on processed data interpretation and integration. Go top
In this short course, concept and the methodology of data integration in geological modeling and reservoir characterization are addressed with practical applications. Integration includes incorporation of geological information, seismic, petrophysical and dynamic data. Practical methodology of the best practices and troubleshooting of 3D reservoir characterization in the light of geo-statistics are covered in each step of geo-modeling processes.
Process of data handling, importing, editing, quality controlling, quantitative analysis and constraining the results of modeling algorithms in the steps of picking, fault modeling, gridding, generating horizons, zoning, layering and property modeling are captured by using different tools and plots. Go top
This course integrates the methodologies of the process technology and production chemistry for the assurance of ongoing production operations. It includes operational troubles and troubleshooting of such issues of asphaltene and waxes deposition, water treatment and quality for re-injection, causes of non-effective treatment plants, interpretation of water analyses, scale formation, stimulation concepts, chemicals in gas production, occurrence of halite scale in gas production and storage.
The background of production optimization and possible causes of failure are explained and discussed in detail from a reservoir engineering standpoint. Go top
The set of tools that are currently used and have been used in the logging services to analyze the flow type, patterns, rate of different phases, temperature pressure. The processed data has loads of information leading to identifying different zones with pay. Analyzing those processed data is a state of art that provide guides to optimize well production rate and integrity. Tools like; density, pressure, temperature, hydrolog, flow rate, GR and others will be explained in details. Go top
This course will familiarize with both proven historical production practices as well as the latest technological advances to maximize recovery factor. Integrated analytical skills to successfully define and manage optimized, safe and economic oil and gas production operations is covered throughout the course. Unconventional resources including shale gas and oil, and heavy oil and bitumen complement broad, specific coverage of conventional resource extraction are also given. Go top
This advanced course has been specifically designed to magnify the importance of reservoir description in performance prediction, field development and reservoir management. Field decisions are impacted by the quantitative definition of reservoir heterogeneities and uncertainties. The recipe for handling challenges in reliable prediction is integration and comprehensive approach.
The analysis and interpretation of geological, petrophysical, engineering and geophysical data to derive reservoir models in regards to the continuity of reservoir parameters, the distribution of baffles and barriers are covered with details. Reservoir characterization of properties including the rock texture and mineralogy, the distribution of porosity, permeability, and Sw, and the values for OOIP, OGIP, and rate forecasts in combination of uncertainty and heterogeneity is explained. Go top
When you get stuck, your first action must be correct and swift. Otherwise your chances to free up your string will diminish exponentially with every passing minute. This course will be all about prevention rather than cure. It will teach the complete process of detection, diagnostics, and resolution in a methodical way. The student will be working in teams to analyze real field cases and present their solution. The course will address advanced topics in hole problems such as depleted sands, supra and subsalt gouge zones, fractured rocks, salt problems, and HPHT drilling windows. In addition, the student will learn how to perform the math required for diagnosing and resolving these problems. All 25 plus causes of stuck pipe will be addressed, what causes each, how to identify them, what immediate action can be taken. The Course shows the role of each member of the rig team in the chain to facilitate proactive early diagnosis. This course is set apart from other traditional courses by its extensive use of integrated approach of data analysis and clever use of drilling trends and cuttings analysis. With your data, the course can be customized, and past stuck pipe incidents can be utilized in the course. Our experience indicates that customized courses to address regional hole problems is far more beneficial to the operators. Go top
Seismic migration is an indispensable part of the seismic reflection method used in the oil industry. Without application of the migration process, reflected events will not be in their correct positions spatially. Therefore, they must be migrated to their actual reflected positions prior to interpretation. There are numerous methods such as pre-stack time and depth migrations, post-stack time and depth migrations and partial migration (DMO). These migration methods can be applied in different domains such as space-time (x,y, z,t), Fourier (f-k), space-frequency domain (f-x) and a variety of other domains. Indeed, there are theoretical limitations in carrying out the second order differential equations both in space and time depending on which domain is used. However, the major issue in carrying out the migration process is the spatially varying velocity field. In other words, it is a challenge to set up the appropriate velocity distribution spatially in a study area. Especially depth migration algorithms are very sensitive to initial velocity distributions which require a great deal of data, experience, and effort to build even macro models. Time migration algorithms provide velocity fields though not corresponding to actual reflecting points in the area but in connection with good data they can be used to generate an initial model for depth conversion and depth migration. In this course, all these migration algorithms and related velocity fields are discussed and practical applications are presented. Go top
Theoretical and historical developments of major seismic attribute algorithms and amplitude versus offset (AVO) are explained. In this context, seismic structural analysis and seismic sequence stratigraphy are reviewed and then seismic attribute analysis is focused on in terms of 1D, 2D and 3D seismic attributes such as complex trace attributes, window attributes, Fourier attributes, multi-trace attributes. It is stressed that the recognition of fault trends, fractures, channels, curvature of structural units and reservoir characterization can be managed using seismic attributes. It is also shown that seismic attributes reveal information that is not observed on the conventional seismic sections. It turns out that different attributes reflect different physical properties of subsurface units; consequently working on a variety of attributes is crucial in terms of reservoir delineation. Moreover, it is stressed that seismic data acquisition and processing phases are vital to carry out successful seismic attribute interpretation. Therefore, these phases are reviewed to some extent.
For AVO: Zoeppritz equations, Aki, Richards, Mobil, Shuey and Hilterman approximations will be reviewed and their interrelations will be stressed. The Smith and Gidlow method related to the fluid factors will be examined and its importance regarding AVO will be emphasized. Moreover, the fluid line and perceptibility criteria will be examined and how it is applied to actual data will be shown. In terms of actual applications, fundamentals of seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation will be explained and classical examples (case studies) from the oil industry will be shown. Finally, some practical issues will be discussed and some synthetic applications will be carried out during the course. Go top
This course is tailored to consist following topics:
- Risk, volume, uncertainty
- Prospect, Play and Portfolio
- Traps, Hydrocarbon Setting
- Reservoirs, Hydrocarbon Provinces
- Seals, Closures
- Reservoir Charge and Pressures
- Risk and volume assessment
- Exploration Economics
- Geological and Geophysical Evidences
- Prospect Maturation Workflow
- Unconventional oil and gas
- Marginal Reservoirs and HC assets Go top
This course is tailored to consist following topics:
- Review of log interpretation techniques in clean formations
- Core analyses and applications of specific core tests
- Petrographic analysis (thin section, X-ray diffraction SEM/EDS) for shaly sand evaluation
- The nature of clay minerals and shale laminations and how they are distributed in shaly sands
- Influence of clay minerals and shale laminations on petrophysical properties
- The occurrence of clay minerals and shale laminations in reservoir rocks and relation to depositional environment and diagenesis
- Integration of petrographic, core, and log data for evaluation of shaly sands
- Effects of clay minerals and shale laminations on log responses in shaly sands: various methods of shale content evaluation
- Models for porosity and saturation determination: total and effective porosity; and Archie, Waxman-Smits, Dual Water and Juhasz saturation methods
- Prediction of permeability and producibility from logs in shaly sands: identification of bypassed pay
- Use of advanced logs (NMR, BHI, Dipmeters) integration with core data for purposes of evaluation Go top
Core-based measurements offer the most tangible and direct means of determining critical reservoir parameters. Core analysis can play a vital role in field equity or unitization and is often considered to be the ground truth to which other measurements are compared (e.g., wireline logging). A strong knowledge on what core analysis, lab work is used for, and even the type / methods used to request once the core is ready as well as having a good quality control scheme on presented data by the coring company.
Throughout the course, participants are given hands-on problems and practical laboratory and field examples, which reinforce the instruction.
Biography of Instructors
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Kocabas obtained his BSc from METU Ankara Turkey in 1982 as an honor student, and MSc in 1986 and PhD in 1990 from Stanford University all in Petroleum Engineering. In November 1,2012, he joined the Izmir Katip Celebi University, IKCU, as vice rector and professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering. Prior to joining IKCU, he has a long work history of academic teaching (over 25 years) in reputed universities in Turkey and the Middle East namely United Arab Emirates University ( UAEU), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ( KFUPM) and American University of Sharjah (AUS). During his academic career, he has taught a large spectrum of reservoir and production engineering courses, supervised a number of MSc students nationally and internationally, authored/coauthored close to 50 technical papers in refereed journals such as SPE Production and Operations, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Geothermics , Energy Sources and J. Environmental Science and Pollution Research and international technical conferences. He has served as a guest technical editor for J. Environmental Science and Pollution Research and as technical reviewer for JPSE , JCPT, J. Franklin Institute, Advances in Water Resources and SPE Reservoir Engineering and Evaluation (SPREE). From 2010 up to 2013 he has been awarded outstanding technical reviewer for SPREE Journal. For the last two years he has been serving at the editorial board of Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Science.
He has also actively participated in SPE and other conferences and ATWs in the Middle East (such as ADIPEC and ICMSAO’2009, ICWEE’2011, ICWEE’2013 and ICWEE’2015 serving as conference chair, organizing committee member, technical committee member, presenting author, technical session chair, abstract evaluator, and the coordinator of a panel sessions.
Over the last 10 years, he has also taught a number of industry short courses such as Basic Reservoir Engineering, Secondary Recovery Methods, Advanced Reservoir Engineering, Applied Reservoir Engineering and Reservoir Management and Monitoring courses for reputed NOCs in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Training Companies located in UK, UAE and Turkey.
In his professional life, Dr. Kocabas tries to adhere to the following principles: Using and conveying the use of fundamental engineering judgment and demonstrating a strong mathematical background in engineering education. Actively using and raising awareness of teaching and learning methods. Striving for initiating and taking an active role in results oriented projects targeting challenging industrial problems in research. Emphasizing team work for synergy generation and interpersonal communication skills with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and entrusting the responsibility to the right person in management. Go top
Dr. Soran Talabani has more than 30 years of International Experience in different area in the oil industry; Well Logging, Drilling, Drilling Fluids, Cementing, Reservoir & Environmental Engineering. He has strong skill as professional Senior Scientist Petrophysicist & Technical Advisor, Global Research & Recruiting Manager with over 12 years of experience, open and cased hole logs. He has been as Adjunct Professor at UAE University as a second job around 4 years. Dr. Talabani has graduated and earned his MSc and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute Technology University in USA. Dr. Talabani is specialist in Real Time Operation Center (RTOC) and Formation Evaluation in general.
He has served more than 4 years as Adjunct Professor at UAE University as a second job currently teaching in various Universities in US and Canada. Go top
Serdar Kaya is a senior consultant with an extensive experience in reservoir modeling/characterization and various technology development. He has patented several technologies, published several journal and conference papers about innovative modeling approaches for challenging issues. He has also successfully trained, mentored and coached many geologist and engineers in reservoir modeling. He holds both MSc and BSc degrees in Petroleum Engineering. His achievements and high level of technical competence are a reflection not only his engineering knowledge but also high level of personnel commitment and drive. Go top
Dr Ismet Sincer has more than 25 years of hands-on industrial and teaching experience in seismic processing, migration, interpretation and modeling. Based on his experiences associated with integrated evaluation of 2D and 3D seismic data such as pre-stack and post-stack depth migration, DMO, seismic and AVO attributes, sequence and facies analysis, interpretation of structurally and stratigraphically complicated areas, data quality improvement in allochthonous units, and joint activities with major oil and service companies (SHELL, BP, ARCO, CGG, WESTERN GEOPHYSICAL, PGS, AMACO, PERENCO, PGS, SONATRACH, TURKISH NAIONAL OIL COMPANY (TPAO), PERENCO, SIRTE OIL COMPANY, QATAR PETROLEUM, and PETROBRAS), he has shared all his knowledge and experience with geoscientists in Ankara University during last ten years. Go top
Dr. Karim Akrawi has more than 33 years of experience in the oil industry of the Arabian Gulf area - as Petroleum geologist in all facets of Petroleum exploration & Field deployment. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Geostatistic - Petroleum Geology. Principally he has involved in conducting many exploration projects and oil fields development plans, hydrocarbon potential appraisals, reserves estimates, risk assessments, economic and exploration evaluation. His primary experience in creation and promotion of exploration prospects & field development through use & integrated geological, geophysical and well (borehole) data specifically in a carbonate environment. Go top
Dr. Arzu Javadova is an exploration and development geologist with 20 years industrial experience specializing in analysis and interpretation of well logs, core, biostratigraphy (ostracods and foraminifers), seismic and sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology analysis. Preparation of logging, coring and testing programs, predrill and post drill reports, planning of development wells, preparation of daily production and exploration geological reports, discovery and lesson learned reports.
She has thought both long and short courses about reservoir sedimentology, Geoscience and field development planning course for master study students in Heriot-Watt and oil school in Azerbaijan, Paleontology, stratigraphy and historical geology courses for bachelor students in Oil Academy of Azerbaijan. Go top