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Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering

Essential petroleum engineering knowledge for the upstream oil and gas industry, training course by online learning

Starts 16 October 2018

Develop a comprehensive understanding of petroleum engineering

The six detailed modules of this programme are designed to demystify the most important aspects of petroleum engineering, starting from exploration, drilling, and completion of wells through to their oil and gas production.

The course also presents reservoir drive mechanisms, classification and identification of five produced fluids, reservoir engineering and simulation processes plus different methods of evaluating the producing formation.

When: 16 October 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 weeks part-time

Ideal for: Those in the oil and gas industry, surveyors in the field, operators on offshore rigs, analysts and managers, anyone with an interest in exploration and production

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  • Petroleum Geology and Exploration Methods
  • Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Fluid Flow in Porous Media and Reservoir Simulation
  • Drilling Operations and Formation Evaluation
  • Integrated Production Systems and Surface Facilities
  • Oil Recovery Processes

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

"Very technical, comprehensive and succinct course which certainly covers the fundamental aspects of petroleum engineering"

Asif Hussain, Linguistic Specialist ARAMCO  

Course Director

petroleom engineering

Dr Shedid A Shedid
Consultant & Professor of Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Shedid has more than 25 years' experience as a professor and consultant in petroleum engineering. He has conducted consultation and research projects in the USA, Australia, Egypt, Qatar, and the UAE.  He is currently an editorial member and technical reviewer for four top U. S. and European scientific journals.

"I learnt exactly what I hoped to when I signed up and I recommend anyone who wishes to learn about this subject to take this course"

Julian Hammond, CEO Tethys Petroleum Ltd