Introduction to Petroleum Engineering

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
8 hours
From 220 USD
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Course description

In Introduction to Petroleum Engineering, you'll learn ...

  • The basic concepts of Petroleum Engineering
  • How geological processes control the way rocks store and flow hydrocarbons
  • The origin and composition of hydrocarbons
  • The fundamental concepts of production, drilling and surface facilities engineering and design


Credit: 8 PDH

Length: 145 pages

In this course, you’ll learn how oil and gas came to be formed in porous and permeable rocks (reservoirs) in which these liquids have collected and accumulated throughout the vast expanse of geologic time. You’ll learn petroleum exploration and mapping techniques. You’ll learn how petrophysicists use wireline log data and data from experiments done on cores extracted from the well to estimate how easy it will be to extract the hydrocarbons in place, and to design reservoir management strategies to optimize long term oil recovery.

You’ll learn how reservoir engineers estimate the amount of hydrocarbons in place, the amount that can be recovered and the production rate. You’ll learn how the drilling process works, including the type of equipment found on a drilling rig. You’ll learn how a well control system is used to prevent the uncontrolled flow of formation fluids from the wellbore. Finally, you’ll learn production engineering techniques that are used to maximize oil and gas production.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 40 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The fundamental processes that transport sediment at the Earth's surface that lead to different rock types
  • The geological controls on reservoir properties, particularly porosity and permeability
  • Reservoir Fluid and Rock Properties, Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow, Oil and Gas Reservoir Classification, Oil and Gas Reservoir Delineation and Development
  • Drilling Fundamentals, Well Completions/Workovers and Casing/ Cementing Production
  • Drilling Operations and Optimization
  • Primary Recovery Mechanisms and Enhanced Recovery Mechanisms


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