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Fundamentals of Oil & Gas

Professional development for the entire oil and gas sector - upstream, midstream and downstream - training course by tutored distance learning

Starts 22 May 2018

Fundamentals of Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry poses significant and diverse risks and opportunities
for those organisations working along its supply chains. Detailed, industry-wide knowledge will give you an invaluable global perspective, helping you avoid the pitfalls and make the most of opportunities. This course offers exactly that.

When: 22 May 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks

Ideal for:

  • Experts seeking a broader knowledge of the oil, gas and energy industry and markets
  • Exploration, engineering, production and refining personnel seeking wider understanding
  • Government civil servants, industry bodies and development agency personnel
  • Analysts, traders, marketing, sales, public relations and retail experts
  • New recruits to the oil, gas and energy industry

Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introducing Oil and Gas - Overview and Industry Segments
  • Finding Oil and Gas - Reservoir Characteristics and Exploration
  • Extracting and Processing Oil and Gas - Drilling, Production and Optimising Recovery
  • Oil Refining and Gas Treatment - Refining, Storage and Transportation
  • Selling Oil and Gas - Markets, Trading, Risk, Margins and Stocks
  • Managing Oil and Gas - Risks, Opportunities, Organisations and the Future

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course

The course’s in-depth analysis of the oil and gas industry is awesome. It self-teaches and is both easy to read and to understand.

                                                  Akinsola Abegunde, Global Offshore Gases Ltd

Course Director

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David A. Wood PhD

For the past fifteen years David has worked as an independent international consultant, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work on diverse energy topics. David is also actively involved in a range of professional training, research, publication and development programmes and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering.

This course is excellent. The material is very thorough and every single word in each module is significant.

                                                   Kevin P. Fleming, Johnson Controls Global

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