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2016-2017 Oil and Gas Facilities and Midstream

Training and Development Guide

NEW in 2016-2017
New Alliance Members
Total, OMV, and Pioneer
Course Progression Map
(pages 4-5)
Crude Oil Pipeline Operations
(page 20)
Turnaround, Shutdown
and Outage Management
(page 20)
And More!
Message from the CEO
Anyone who has been in the industry through past
downturns knows that a competent workforce has always 4 Course Progression Map
been critical for our industrys success, but its even more
important with challenging product prices. Doing more with
less is how we can thrive in hard times, but that requires a GAS PROCESSING
very competent workforce.
This guide presents the industrys most comprehensive 6 Gas Conditioning and Processing (Campbell Gas Course ) G4
workforce development programs focused on building 7 Gas Conditioning and Processing LNG Emphasis G4 LNG
7 Gas Treating and Sulfur Recovery G6
competent people. PetroSkills brings together industry-
6 LNG Short Course: Technology and the LNG Chain G29
driven and industry-approved programs that deliver flexible,
6 Overview of Gas Processing G2
practical, fit-for-purpose training and development. This guide can help you find ways to
7 Practical Computer Simulation Applications in Gas Processing G5
advance your technical competence and build your companys value.
7 Process Safety Engineering PS4
Since the first offerings of Production Operations 1 and the Campbell Gas Course
over 50 years ago, PetroSkills instructor-led training programs have set the standard for
excellence from subsurface to downstream. This guide presents hundreds of sessions PROCESS FACILITIES
offered worldwide by top industry experts in each technical discipline across the value
chain. Our competency-based programs are designed and delivered under the direction 10 Applied Water Technology in Oil and Gas Production PF21
of the PetroSkills Alliance - 30 of the top petroleum companies worldwide, working 11 CO2 Surface Facilities PF81
together, to offer an industry-driven and vetted set of courses, products, and services. 9 Concept Selection and Specification of Production Facilities in Field
The Alliance continues to grow as we welcome our newest members: Total, OMV, and Development Projects PF3
Pioneer Natural Resources. 10 Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Produced Water Treating PF23
Some course changes to look for in this edition include: 9 Introduction to Oil and Gas Production Facilities PF2
9 Oil Production and Processing Facilities PF4
NEW Introduction to Oil and Gas Production Facilities page 9 11 Onshore Gas Gathering Systems: Design and Operations PF45
NEW Crude Oil Pipeline Operations page 20 10 Relief and Flare Systems PF44
NEW Turnaround, Shutdown and Outage Management page 20 10 Separation Equipment - Selection and Sizing PF42
11 Troubleshooting Oil and Gas Processing Facilities PF49
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ePilot, ePetro, ActiveLearner, Compass, and PetroCore - see page 3 for more MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
We are also proud to announce our blended/virtual learning program, PetroAcademy. 13 Compressor Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification ME46
This unique offering delivers the same competency development as our face-to-face 12 Corrosion Management in Production/Processing Operations PF22
courses via virtually delivered Skill Modules, available from anywhere in the world. 12 Fundamentals of Pump and Compressor Systems ME44
12 Mechanical Specification of Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers ME43
Several courses are available in our subsurface disciplines and we will be adding facilities
12 Piping Systems - Mechanical Design and Specification ME41
courses throughout 2017.
13 Process Plant Reliability and Maintenance Strategies REL5
For more information, visit, 13 Risk Based Inspection REL61
or email 13 Turbomachinery Monitoring and Problem Analysis ME62

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INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROLS & ELECTRICAL, or contact any of our regional offices (inside back cover).

14 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers E3

15 Flow and Level Custody Measurement IC73
14 Instrumentation and Controls Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers IC3
Ford Brett 14 Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Systems for Facilities Engineers ICE21
CEO, PetroSkills 15 PLC and SCADA Technologies IC71
15 Practical PID Control and Loop Tuning IC74
15 Valve and Actuator Technologies IC72
Cover Image:
Spherical pressure vessel storage PIPELINE ENGINEERING
is often used for storing ambient
temperature liquids such as gasoline, 16 Offshore Pipeline Design and Construction PL43
and naptha, as well as for partial 16 Onshore Pipeline Facilities - Design, Construction and Operations PL42
16 Pipeline Systems Overview PL22
refrigerated storage for LPGs, and can 16 Terminals and Storage Facilities PL44
be applied for cryogenic liquid storage
such as LNG.
Table of Contents


17 Flow Assurance for Offshore Production FAOP 27 Contracts and Tenders Fundamentals SC41
17 Fundamentals of Offshore Systems Design and Construction OS4 28 Cost/Price Analysis and Total Cost Concepts in Supply Management SC64
17 Overview of Offshore Systems OS21 27 Effective Materials Management SC42
17 Overview of Subsea Systems SS2 27 Inside Procurement in Oil and Gas SC61
27 Strategic Procurement and Supply Management in the Oil and Gas Industry
28 Supplier Relationship Management SC63

19 Gas Production Engineering GPO

18 Production Operations 1 PO1 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
18 Production Technology for Other Disciplines PTO
18 Surface Production Operations PO3 29 Advanced Project Management FPM62
19 Surface Water Management in Unconventional Resource Plays SWM 30 Advanced Project Management II FPM63
28 Introduction to Project Management IPM
29 Managing Brownfield Projects FPM42
28 Petroleum Project Management: Principles and Practices PPM
29 Project Cost Scheduling PCS
29 Project Management for Engineering and Construction FPM22
20 Applied Maintenance Management OM21
20 Crude Oil Pipeline Operations OT50
19 LNG Facilities for Operations and Maintenance OT43
20 Maintenance Planning and Work Control OM41 PETROLEUM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
19 Oil and Gas Processing Facilities for Operations and Maintenance OT1
20 Turnaround, Shutdown and Outage Management TSOM 30 Essential Leadership Skills for Technical Professionals OM23
31 Essential Technical Writing Skills ETWS
32 Making Change Happen: People and Process MCPP
30 Managing and Leading Others MLO
HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT 31 Negotiation Skills for the Petroleum Industry NSPI
31 Presentation Skills for the Petroleum Industry PSPI
24 Accredited Environmental Practitioner: IEMA Full Member by Applied Learning 31 Team Building for Intact Teams TB
HS71 30 Team Leadership TLS
21 Applied Environmental Management HS23
22 Applied HSE Management HS28
21 Applied Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (OH & IH) HS24 INTRODUCTORY AND MULTI-DISCIPLINE
22 Applied Safety HS20
21 Basics of Environmental Management HS13 32 Overview of the Petroleum Industry OVP
21 Basics of HSE Management HS18 32 Basic Petroleum Technology BPT
22 Contractor Safety Management HS46 32 Exploration and Production Process Basics: Understanding the Petroleum
24 Distance Learning Vocational Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Industry Value Cycle EPB
22 Environmental Management Systems - A Development Workshop HS37
23 Fundamentals of Process Safety PS2 33 INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES
23 Lead Auditor for Health and Safety (IOSH) and Environment (IEMA) HS47
23 Risk Based Process Safety Management HS45

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25 Economics of Worldwide Petroleum Production EWP Back Cover In-House Training
25 Expanded Basic Petroleum Economics BEC
26 Fundamentals of International Oil and Gas Law IOG
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25 Petroleum Finance and Accounting Principles PFA
26 Petroleum Risk and Decision Analysis PRD
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Course Progression Map
Oil and Gas Processing Process Offshore Pipeline
Controls & Electrical
General Safety Instrumentation & Subsea Engineering
Gas Oil / Water Electrical
Processing & Controls

CO2 Surface
Facilities PF81

Gas Treating and Practical PID

Sulfur Recovery Control and Loop
G6 p.7 Tuning IC74 p.15

Practical Computer Flow and

Simulation Level Custody
Applications in Gas Measurement
Processing G5 IC73 p.15

Valve and Actuator

Onshore Gas Separation Technologies
Gathering Systems: Equipment - IC72 p.15
Design & Operation Selection & Sizing
PF45 p.11 PF42 p.10 Flow Assurance
Relief and Flare PLC and SCADA for Offshore
Systems PF44 Technologies Production FAOP
Troubleshooting Oil and Gas Processing Facilities PF49 p.11 p.10 IC71 p.15 p.17

Terminals and
Storage Facilities
PL44 p.16

Process Safety
Engineering PS4 Fundamentals of Onshore Pipeline
p.7 Offshore Systems: Facilities: Design,
Fundamental and Design and Construction and
Practical Aspects Electrical Instrumentation Construction Operations PL42
of Produced Water Risk Based Engineering and Controls OS4 p.17 p.16
Treating PF23 Process Safety Fundamentals for Fundamentals for

p.10 Management Facilities Engineers Facilities Engineers

HS45 p.23 E3 p.14 IC3 p.14 Offshore Pipeline Design
and Construction PL43 p.16
Applied Water
Technology in Oil Fundamentals of Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical
and Gas Production Process Safety Systems for Facilities Engineers ICE21 Corrosion Management in Production/
PF21 p.10 PS2 p.23 p.14 Processing Operations PF22 p.12

Gas Conditioning and Processing - LNG Emphasis G4LNG p.7

Gas Conditioning and Processing G4 p.6

Oil Production and Processing Facilities PF4 p.9

LNG Short Course:

Technology and the
LNG Chain G29

Overview of

Overview of Gas Subsea Systems

Processing G2 Concept Selection SS2 p.17
p.6 and Specification
of Production
Facilities in Field Overview of Pipeline Systems
Introduction to Oil and Gas Development Offshore Systems Overview PL22
Production Facilities PF2 p.9 Projects PF3 p.9 OS21 p.17 p.16
Course Progression Map
Operations Procurement/
Mechanical Engineering Project
& Maintenance Supply Chain
O&M Operator Mgmt. Management
Non-Rotating Rotating Reliability
Management Training

Advanced Project
Management II
FPM63 p.30
Systems - Turbomachinery
Mechanical Design Monitoring and Advanced Project
and Specification Problem Analysis Management
ME46 p.13 ME62 p.13 FPM62 p.29

Managing Cost/Price Analysis

Brownfield Projects and Total Cost
FPM42 p.29 Concepts in Supply
Managment SC64
Management for
Engineering and
FPM22 p.29
SC63 p.28

Mechanical Project Cost

Specification of Scheduling PCS Strategic
Pressure Vessels p.29 Procurement and
and Heat Supply Management
Exchangers in the Oil and Gas
Turnaround, Shutdown, and Outage Management TSOM p.20
ME43 p.12 Industry SC62
Fundamentals Risk Based Inspection REL61 p.13 Petroleum Project
Piping Systems - of Pump and Management:
Mechanical Design Compressor Principles and Inside Procurement
and Specification Systems ME44 Process Plant Reliability and Practices PPM in Oil & Gas SC61
ME41 p.12 p.12 Maintenance Strategies REL5 p.13 p.28 p.27

available in:

Production &
p. 18-19

Crude Oil Effective Environment
Pipeline Materials p. 21-24
Operations Management
OT50 p.20 SC42 p.27

Maintenance LNG Facilities Introduction Contracts

Planning and for Operations & to Project and Tenders Business
Work Control Maintenance Management IPM Fundamentals
p. 24-26
OM41 p.20 OT43 p.19 p.28 SC41 p.27

p. 30-32

Oil & Gas Introductory

Applied Processing Facilities
Maintenance for Operations &
and Multi-
Management Maintenance OT1 Discipline
OM21 p.20 p.19
p. 32
Overview of Gas LNG Short Course: Gas Conditioning and Processing G4
Processing G2 Technology and the Campbell Gas Course
LNG Chain G29
G2 is a versatile overview of the gas conditioning This LNG Short Course is designed for The Campbell Gas Course has been the standard of the industry for more than 47 years.
and processing industry. This course is designed participants requiring moderate technical Over 36,600 engineers have attended our G4 program, considered by many to be the most
for a broad audience and is participative and coverage, coupled with information on LNG practical and comprehensive course in the oil and gas industry.
interactive, utilizing basic technical exercises and commerce and all parts of the LNG Value Chain.
terminology to communicate key learning points. Over five days, the course covers technical LNG The Campbell Gas Course textbooks (Vols. 1 & 2) are routinely updated to reflect evolving
This course does not cover the technology and basics and facility operation topics, plus technologies in this broad industry.
engineering principles in depth, and is only technical, design, and commercial issues. Both hands-on methods and computer-aided analysis are used to examine sensitivities of
recommended for those needing an overview of Selected exercises and syndicates are used to technical decisions. To enhance the learning process, about 30 problems will be assigned,
the industry and common processes and reinforce the main topics of LNG trade and reviewed, and discussed throughout the course. Problems will be solved individually and in
equipment used. technology. In-house versions are available with teams.
either increased technical and operational
DES IG NE D F O R emphasis or increased project and development DES IGNED FOR
As a wide ranging overview, it is suitable for emphasis. Production and processing personnel involved with natural gas and associated liquids, to
interested parties, such as geologists, reservoir acquaint or reacquaint themselves with gas conditioning and processing unit operations.
engineers, line managers, and sales or business DESI GN ED FOR This course is for facilities engineers, process engineers, senior operations personnel, field
development staff; related specialists like Commercial and managerial staff looking for a supervisors, and engineers who select, design, install, evaluate, or operate gas processing
environmental staff, operational staff, and shift concise overview; engineers new to the LNG plants and related facilities. A broad approach is taken with the topics.
foremen; those new to the industry, such as industry; operations supervision staff and senior
entry-level (1-2 year) engineers; or anyone plant personnel; specialists looking to broaden Y OU WILL LEA RN
interested in a general, technically-oriented their general knowledge of LNG; and staff Application of gas engineering and technology in facilities and gas plants
overview of the gas processing industry. involved in LNG commerce and interested in Important specifications for gas, NGL, and condensate
LNG technical fundamentals. About the selection and evaluation of processes used to dehydrate natural gas, meet
YO U W IL L L E A R N hydrocarbon dewpoint specifications, and extract NGLs
An overview of natural gas and world energy YOU W I LL L EARN How to apply physical/thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the
trends What is LNG, why it is produced, and what is operation, design, and evaluation of gas processing facilities
Natural gas sources, makeup, properties, the current status of the industry Practical equipment sizing methods for major process equipment
specifications, and related oil and gas LNG facilities world-wide To evaluate technical validity of discussions related to gas processing
terminology The LNG chain and impact of contractual To recognize and develop solutions for operating problem examples and control issues in
Markets and uses for NGL, LPG, ethane, issues on LNG plant design and operation; gas processing facilities
propane, and butane LNG pricing
Options for various basic gas conditioning A survey of commercial and contractual issues COURS E CONTENT
and processing steps, including treating, Project costs, feasibility, development, and Gas processing systems
dehydration, liquid extraction, and product issues Physical properties of hydrocarbons
fractionation Some technical fundamentals of gas Terminology and nomenclature
Summary of gas processing costs, processing, such as molecular weight, heating Qualitative phase behavior
commercial and contract issues in liquids value, Wobbe Index, vapor pressure, multi- Vapor-liquid equilibrium
extraction component mixtures, thermodynamics Water-hydrocarbon phase behavior, hydrates, etc.
How gas is transported and sold Refrigeration: single and multi-component Basic thermodynamics and application of energy balances
Review of gas measurement and common refrigeration cycles Process control and instrumentation
measurement devices Technologies used in the production of LNG Relief and flare systems
Key pieces of equipment used in natural gas for base-load and small scale production, Fluid hydraulics; two-phase flow
production and processing facilities issues relating to technology selection, and Separation equipment
Overview of related specialty processes, operation Heat transfer equipment
such as LNG, nitrogen rejection, and helium Main equipment used in the production of Pumps
recovery, plus sulfur recovery and acid gas LNG: heat exchangers, compressors and Compressors and drivers
reinjection drivers used for LNG, pumps, and turbo Refrigeration in gas conditioning and NGL extraction facilities
expanders Fractionation
C OUR S E C O N T E N T To apply knowledge of LNG gas pretreatment, Glycol dehydration; TEG
Natural gas and world energy trends The role drying, and refrigeration Adsorption dehydration and hydrocarbon removal
of gas processing in the natural gas value chain About LNG storage, shipping, and terminals, Gas treating and sulfur recovery
Technical engineering principles (common sizing basis, and small scale tanks
conversions, gas density, phase behavior) Gas Types of LNG carriers, marine management
sweetening Gas hydrates and dehydration issues, and LNG transfer
Gas conditioning (dew point control) and NGL LNG importing, regasification of LNG and
extraction Stabilization and fractionation distribution to consumers, basis for sizing,
concepts and facilities Gas processing key technology selection, and energy integration 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 10 Days
equipment and support systems (heat transfer, New developments: development of off- ABERDEEN, UK 7-18 NOV 2016 US$9620+VAT
compression, pipelines and gathering systems, shore LNG operations to regasification and 20-31 MAR 2017 US$9620+VAT
and measurement) Specialty processes in gas 6-17 NOV 2017 US$9620+VAT
liquefaction; coal seam gas project issues BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA 5-16 DEC 2016 US$9720+GST
processing (LNG, nitrogen rejection and helium Site selection and HSSE considerations 4-15 DEC 2017 US$9720+GST
recovery, sulfur recovery, and acid gas DENVER, US 12-23 JUN 2017 US$8670
reinjection) C OU RSE C ON T EN T DOHA, QATAR 7-18 MAY 2017 US$9620
What LNG is and where it comes from DUBAI, UAE 6-17 NOV 2016 US$9620
Physical properties of LNG Vapor-liquid 5-16 NOV 2017 US$9620
HOUSTON, US 24 OCT-4 NOV 2016 US$8760
equilibrium behavior of LNG and refrigerants 17-28 APR 2017 US$8760
Gas pre-treatment Heat exchangers 9-20 OCT 2017 US$8760
Refrigeration Rotating machinery KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 10-21 OCT 2016 US$9720
Liquefaction processes LNG storage LNG 14-25 AUG 2017 US$9720
4-15 DEC 2017 US$9720
shipping LNG importing LONDON, UK 3-14 OCT 2016 US$9620+VAT
5-16 DEC 2016 US$9620+VAT
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days 19-30 JUN 2017 US$9620+VAT
HOUSTON, US 22-24 AUG 2017 US$2995 2-13 OCT 2017 US$9620+VAT
10-12 APR 2017 US$3675 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days STAVANGER, NORWAY 7-18 NOV 2016 US$9620
LONDON, UK 12-14 JUN 2017 US$3475+VAT HOUSTON, US 28 AUG-1 SEP 2017 US$4150 20 FEB-3 MAR 2017 US$9620
PITTSBURGH, US 7-9 NOV 2016 US$3025 LONDON, UK 27-31 MAR 2017 US$4780+VAT 27 NOV-8 DEC 2017 US$9620

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Gas Conditioning and Practical Computer Gas Treating and Sulfur Process Safety
Processing LNG Simulation Applications Recovery G6 Engineering PS4
Emphasis G4 LNG in Gas Processing G5
This is the LNG-industry version of our popular This full 5-day course covers sweet gas This course emphasizes process selection, This course provides an overview of process
G4 course, with expanded coverage of processing and NGL extraction, using a practical operating issues, technical safety engineering fundamentals for hydrocarbon
refrigeration and LNG technologies. The course commercial simulator to perform calculations. A fundamentals, and integration of the sweetening processing facilities, with emphasis on the
includes in-depth information on basic LNG gas basic working knowledge of the commercial facilities into the overall scheme of gas upstream oil and gas sector. The focus of this
conditioning and processing. In addition, process simulation package used (generally processing. Sulfur recovery and tail gas course is on the engineering/design aspects of
instructors will explain the LNG supply chain that UNISIM) is suggested to achieve the course processes are also covered, including standard Process Safety Management. Frequent reference
consists of four main linksnatural gas learning objectives. Volumes 1 and 2 of the John Claus configurations, SuperClaus, EuroClaus, will be made to historical incidents and recurring
exploration and production, liquefaction, M. Campbell textbooks, Gas Conditioning and SCOT, etc. Special design and operation topics, problem areas. Techniques for analyzing and
shipping, receiving, and distribution. The course Processing, are the basis for the material such as trace sulfur compound handling and the mitigating process safety hazards applicable to
covers relevant details of both the mixed presented, coupled with a red thread importance of H2S:CO2 ratio, are covered as well. oil and gas processing will also be reviewed.
refrigerant (APCI) and cascade (ConocoPhillips) comprehensive exercise based on a typical gas Related topics reviewed during the course Integration of the concepts covered to achieve a
processes in LNG liquefaction. New liquefaction processing facility (can be applied to onshore or include liquid product treating, corrosion, measured approach to Process Safety
processes are addressed, such as mixed fluid offshore facilities). The exercise is developed in materials selection, and NACE requirements. Engineering is a key aim of this course as well.
cascade and dual nitrogen refrigeration cycles. stages as the material is covered. Participants Exercises and group projects will be utilized to
Versions of this course have been taught in many will develop a comprehensive process DESIGNED FOR emphasize the key learning points.
of the worlds base-load and peak-shaving LNG simulation that includes a dew point control Production and processing personnel involved
plants, such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, process, a mechanical refrigeration process with with natural gas treating and sulfur recovery, DES IGNED FOR
Norway, Qatar, UK, and West Indies. economizers, hydrate inhibition using MEG, and requiring an understanding of the principles of Facilities, process, and design engineers, as well
NGL liquid product stabilization with recycle. these process operations. This course is for as new safety/loss prevention engineers who
D E S IG NE D F O R facilities engineers, process engineers, require an overview of Process Safety
Personnel involved with natural gas processing NOTE: The individual exercises include operations personnel, and field supervisors, as Engineering.
and LNG production, as well as anyone condensed gas processing fundamentals drawn well as others who select, design, install,
interested in a solid technical understanding of from the internationally famous Campbell Gas evaluate, or operate gas sweetening and sulfur Y OU WILL LEARN
the principles of an LNG plant. Books Vols. 1 & 2. recovery facilities. Types of equipment and process systems
that have historically been problematic in the
YOU W IL L L E A R N DESI GN ED FOR YOU WILL LEA RN Upstream Midstream oil and gas industry
The basics of LNG gas conditioning and Engineers that require practical in-depth training Evaluation and selection of processes to Basics of risk analysis
processing on natural gas processing and NGL recovery remove acid gases (H2S, CO2, COS, CS2, Thinking in terms of Inherently Safer Design
Selection and evaluation processes used processes, with emphasis on the use and mercaptans, etc.) from gas and NGLs Most common process hazard analysis
to dehydrate natural gas, remove heavy benefits of a simulation package. The advantages and disadvantages of available methods and where they are used
components and other contaminants, and gas treating technology and processes Layers of Protection conceptwhat the
extract NGLs for LNG plants How to estimate solvent circulation rates, different layers are and how they are applied
To determine the water content and hydrate
Physical/thermodynamic property correlations energy requirements, and equipment sizes Detection and mitigation methods for different
formation conditions for gas streams using
and principles, including heating values, etc. To recognize and evaluate solutions to types of hazards
both a commercial process simulator and
as applied to gas processing facilities and common operating and technical problems
hand calculation methods COURS E CONTE N T
LNG plants Sulfur recovery technologies, including an
Techniques to inhibit hydrate formation, Historical incidents and problem areas Risk
Fundamentals of propane, propane-precooled, overview of the Claus Sulfur process
including injection of equilibrium inhibitors analysis basics Process hazards analysis
mixed refrigerants, and cascade systems used How to select among the proper sulfur
such as methanol and MEG techniques - overview Layers of protection
in LNG plants recovery process given differing process
Preliminary design and evaluation of TEG Inherently safer design Hazards associated
Key points in other LNG liquefaction conditions
dehydration processes using quick hand with process fluids Leakage and dispersion of
technologies Tail gas cleanup
calculations hydrocarbon releases Combustion behavior of
How to perform and review equipment sizing
Process design used to control the COURSE CONTENT hydrocarbons Sources of ignition Hazards
for major process equipment
hydrocarbon dew point of sales gas streams Fundamentals of sour gas processing, associated with specific plant systems Plant
Solutions to operating problems and control
by removing NGLs using mechanical sweetening, etc. Overview of gas treating and layout and equipment spacing Pressure relief
issues in LNG and gas processing facilities
refrigeration processes sulfur recovery, terminology Gas specifications and disposal systems Corrosion and materials
COUR S E C O N T E N T Various techniques to optimize mechanical and process selection criteria Generic and selection Process monitoring and control
Basic gas technology principles Terminology refrigeration systems specialty amine treating Common operating Safety instrumented systems Fire protection
and nomenclature Physical properties of How to use the process simulator to evaluate and technical problems Proprietary amine principles Explosion protection
hydrocarbons Qualitative phase behavior the impact that pressure and temperature solvents, such as Sulfinol and Flexsorb
Vapor-liquid equilibrium Water-hydrocarbon changes have on the sizing of process Carbonate processes Physical absorption
system behavior, hydrates, etc. equipment and levels of NGL recovery processes, e.g. Selexol Metallurgical issues
Thermodynamics of LNG processes How to use short-cut distillation calculations (corrosion) Other technologies and new
Separation equipment Gas treatment, CO2, and to provide input to rigorous distillation developments Selective treating, acid gas
H2S removal Dehydration of natural gas (TEG simulations in order to obtain faster enrichment Solid bed and non-regenerable
and Molecular Sieve) Heat transfer and convergence treating; scavengers Liquid product treating
exchangers Pumps and compressors Which thermodynamic property correlations Sulfur recovery processes Tail gas clean-up
Refrigeration systems LNG liquefaction are appropriate for various gas processing (SCOT-type, CBA, and others) Acid gas
technologies Fractionation Other facilities systems injection Membranes Emerging and new
topics relevant to LNG Course summary and Limitations associated with commercial technologies Course workshop and summary
overview simulation packages and how the results can
be quickly checked for relative accuracy

Physical properties of hydrocarbons
Qualitative phase behavior Vapor-liquid
equilibrium Water-hydrocarbon equilibrium
Basic thermodynamic concepts Separation
equipment Heat transfer Pumps
Compressors Refrigeration Fractionation/ 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
distillation Glycol dehydration Adsorption
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Specification of Production
and Gas Production
Facilities in Field
Facilities PF4
Facilities PF2 Development Projects PF3
The scope of the discussion ranges from an This course is similar to Introduction to Oil and The emphasis of this course is on oil production facilitiesfrom the wellhead, to the
overview of the oil and gas industry, Gas Production Facilities (PF2), but is presented delivery of a specification crude oil product, to the refinery. Both onshore and offshore
hydrocarbon phase behavior characteristics, and in the context of concept selection and front-end facilities are discussed. Produced water treating and water injection systems are also
different reservoir types, to product field development planning. covered. Solution gas handling processes and equipment will be discussed at a
specifications and the processes used to meet relatively high level. In addition to the engineering aspects of oil production facilities,
these. Other facilities considerations are DESI GN ED FOR practical operating problems will also be covered, including emulsion treatment, sand
addressed, such as process safety and This course is intended for those working on handling, dealing with wax and asphaltenes, etc. Exercises requiring calculations are
downstream processing that may impact the field development teams, as well as those who utilized throughout the course. This course is intended to complement the G4 Gas
production facility selection and operation. need to better understand how surface facilities Conditioning and Processing course, which is focused on the gas handling side of the
are selected and how subsurface characteristics upstream oil and gas facilities area.
D E S IG NE D F O R affect facility design and specification.
Those interested in an overview of production
facilities, including subsurface professionals, YOU W I LL L EARN
line managers, sales or business development How to develop the project framework and DESIGNED FOR
staff, environmental personnel, operational staff, decision making strategy Process/facilities engineers and senior operating personnel involved with the design and
and those new to the industry. How the specification of production/ operation of oil and produced water processing facilities.
processing facilities is influenced by reservoir
YOU W IL L L E A R N type, drive mechanism, fluid properties,
How the reservoir and product specifications location, and contractual obligations
influence the selection and design of the Operating conditions that affect the YOU WILL LEA RN
production facilities specification of the production facilities from Well inflow performance and its impact on production/processing facilities
Quick back of the envelope calculations for the wellhead through initial separation About oil, gas, and water compositions and properties needed for equipment selection
equipment sizing and capacity Parameters that affect the design and and sizing
Parameters that affect the design and specification of oil stabilization and How to select and evaluate processes and equipment used to meet sales or disposal
specification of oil stabilization and dehydration equipment specifications
dehydration equipment The design and specification of produced To apply physical and thermodynamic property correlations and principles to the
Awareness of the parameters that determine water systems appropriate for the rate and design and evaluation of oil production and processing facilities
flowline/gathering system capacity composition of the produced water to meet How to perform equipment sizing calculations for major production facility separation
The purpose of separators in a production the required environmental regulations and/or equipment
facility and familiarity with the typical injection well capacity To evaluate processing configurations for different applications
configurations The design and specification of gas handling How to recognize and develop solutions to operating problems in oil/water
Typical design parameters, operating facilities, including compression dehydration processing facilities
envelopes, common operating problems of and sweetening
oil and gas production equipment, and the The impact of artificial lift systems and
effect of changing feed conditions over the secondary/tertiary production projects on
life of a field facilities selection and design COURSE CONTENT
To describe oil dehydration/desalting process The principles of asset integrity and inherently Reservoir traps, rocks, and drive mechanisms
options and equipment safe design given the rate, composition, Phase envelopes and reservoir fluid classification
Produced water treating options and the temperature, and pressure of the production Well inflow performance
dependence on surface vs. subsurface, stream Artificial lift
offshore vs. onshore disposal About midstream facilities required Gas, oil, and water composition and properties
Compressor performance characteristics and downstream of the primary production facility Oil gathering systems
how they affect production rates and facility to deliver saleable products to the market, and Gas-liquid separation
throughput how these facilities are affected by production Emulsions
Gas dehydration process options, with a rates, composition, and production facility Oil-water separation
particular emphasis on glycol dehydration performance Oil treating
The principles of asset integrity and inherently Desalting
safe design given the rate, composition, C OU RSE C ON T EN T Oil stabilization and sweetening
temperature, and pressure of the production Reservoir types, fluid properties, and typical Oil storage and vapor recovery
stream product specifications Flowlines, gathering Sand, wax, asphaltenes, and scale
About midstream facilities required systems, flow assurance, and production Pipeline transportation of crude oil
downstream of the primary production facility separation Oil dehydration and stabilization Pumps
to deliver saleable products to the market, and Produced water treating and water injection Produced water treatment
how these facilities are affected by production systems Gas handling, including Water injection systems
rates, composition, and production facility compression, dehydration, and sweetening Solution gas handling
performance The effect of artificial lift systems, and secondary
and tertiary recovery projects Midstream
COUR S E C O N T E N T facilities gas processing, pipelines, product
Overview of oil and gas industry Qualitative storage, and LNG Other facility considerations
phase behavior and reservoirs Hydrocarbon utility systems, process safety and asset
properties and terminology Typical sales/ integrity, and environmental regulations
disposal specs Flowlines, piping, gathering
systems Production separation Oil
processing Water injection systems (including
pumps) Gas handling compression,
dehydration Measurement and storage
Utilities, process safety Midstream facilities 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 10 Days
gas processing, pipelines, LNG
BAKERSFIELD, US 1-12 MAY 2017 US$8670
DENVER, US 7-18 AUG 2017 US$8670
DUBAI, UAE 4-15 DEC 2016 US$8760
3-14 DEC 2017 US$8760
HOUSTON, US 28 NOV-9 DEC 2016 US$8760
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days 6-17 MAR 2017 US$8760
HOUSTON, US 3-5 OCT 2016 US$2995 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days 27 NOV-8 DEC 2017 US$8760
2-4 OCT 2017 US$2995 HOUSTON, US 24-28 APR 2017 US$4150 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 17-28 JUL 2017 US$8760
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-9 NOV 2016 US$3675 STAVANGER, NORWAY 21-25 NOV 2016 US$4780 LONDON, UK 6-17 NOV 2017 US$8760+VAT

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Fundamental and
Applied Water Separation Equipment - Relief and Flare
Practical Aspects
Technology in Oil and Selection and Sizing Systems PF44
of Produced Water
Gas Production PF21 PF42
Treating PF23
This course provides an overview of the main This course will provide participants with an This course covers the different types of This intensive course provides a comprehensive
water handling systems typically encountered in understanding of the technical aspects required separation equipment typically encountered in overview of relief and flare systems for oil and
upstream (E&P) production operations, both to select, design, maintain, and troubleshoot oil and gas production facilities. Fractionation gas processing facilities. The course begins with
onshore and offshore. The chemistry of the main produced water equipment. Produced water equipment and produced water treating the need for pressure control/overpressure
water-related problems of mineral scales, composition and physical properties are covered. equipment are not covered in this course. You protection, continues with the key engineering
corrosion, bacteria, and oily water will be Water quality requirements for various disposal will learn where the different types of separation and design aspects including code
reviewed both from the theoretical and practical methods are addressed, including onshore equipment are used based on operating considerations, and concludes with selecting
aspects. Produced water treatment equipment surface discharge, offshore discharge to sea, and conditions and separation performance and defining the components of a relief and flare
and typical water quality specifications will also reinjection for disposal or waterflood. Regulatory requirements. Frequent references will be made system. The material of the course is applicable
be reviewed, as well as water injection and requirements and analytical methods used to to real production facility process flow diagrams to onshore field production facilities, pipelines,
disposal systems. An exercise will be given to monitor and ensure regulatory compliance are (PFDs). Typical operational problems and their gas plants, terminals, and offshore production
identify typical system problems and to apply the discussed. Treatment technology is presented solutions will also be discussed. Exercises facilities.
knowledge you gained to propose solutions. along with practical considerations for selecting requiring calculations are utilized throughout the
Emphasis will be placed on understanding and and operating typical water treatment equipment. course as well. DES IGNED FOR
resolving operational problems in process Representative process flow diagrams illustrate Engineers and senior operating personnel
Please be aware that due to overlap in content, it responsible for designing, operating, and
equipment. equipment selection, design features, layout, and
is not necessary to take the PF42 course if you maintaining relief and flare systems in oil and
processes. Chemical treatment options are also
DES IG NE D F O R have already taken the PF4 Oil Production and gas facilities.
Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators Processing Facilities course.
needing to understand water-related problems in DESI GN ED FOR Y OU WILL LEARN
DESIGNED FOR Purposes of relief and flare systems and their
oil and gas production and their solutions. Managers, engineers, chemists, and senior
Process/Facilities engineers who need skills for importance in safe operations
operations personnel responsible for designing,
YO U W IL L L E A R N design and troubleshooting of separators. Causes of overpressure and the ways to
operating, and maintaining facilities that process
The basics of oilfield water chemistry and manage produced water. control/mitigate
How to monitor and control corrosion, scale, Defining the possible relief scenarios
Different types of separation equipment
and bacterial growth in produced water and YOU W I LL L EARN Commonly used pressure relieving devices,
utilized in the oil and gas industry and where
water injection/disposal systems How produced water compositions affect water selection and sizing
they are used
How to implement system surveillance treatment system design and performance Determining set/relieving pressures to meet
Separation performance capabilities of the
programs to detect potential problems before How to interpret produced water analytical operational, safety, and code requirements
different types of equipment
system damage occurs data and calculate common Scale Indices Operational considerations of maintenance,
How to size the different types of separation
Produced (oily) water treatment options and How emulsions form and contribute to water testing, certification, and disposal of fluids
related treatment equipment treatment challenges Designing and operating relief and
How to troubleshoot and debottleneck
How to use the knowledge gained to identify How Total Suspended Solids (TSS) affects flare header systems considering fluid
separation equipment
typical system problems and be able to water qualityand what to do about it characteristics, service conditions, volumes,
How to calculate the wall thickness and
propose solutions What water quality is required for surface or gas dispersion, and radiation
estimate the weight of separators
overboard disposal, injection disposal, or Selection and sizing other key components of
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Instrumentation and controls used on
beneficial use a relief/flare system
Water chemistry fundamentals Water sampling separation equipment
The regulatory requirements for offshore water
and analysis Water formed scales Corrosion disposal and what is in an NPDES Permit COURS E CONTE N T
control Water treatment microbiology What analytical methods actually measure and Overview of typical relief and flare systems and
Fluid properties and phase behavior Phase
Produced water discharge/disposal and how to select an appropriate method key components Codes and standards as well
separation processes Gas-liquid separation
treatment principles Produced water treating How separators, clarifier tanks, CPIs, as good practices typical in oil and gas facilities
equipment: slug catchers, conventional
equipment theory of operation, advantages and hydrocyclones, flotation cells, and bed Safety implications and causes of
separators (horizontal and vertical), scrubbers,
disadvantages, and the importance of oil droplet filtration work and how to improve their overpressure Overpressure protection
compact separators, filter separators/coalescing
size Water injection and disposal systems performance philosophy including source isolation and relief
filters Separator internals: inlet devices, mist
theory of operation, corrosion, scale, and The most common causes of water treating Determination of relief requirements and
extractors, baffles, weirs, etc. Emulsions
biological control Case study problems and how to diagnose and resolve defining set point pressures Types,
Oil-water separation equipment: conventional
them applications, and sizing of common relief
3-phase separators and freewater knockouts,
Typical PFDs and operational issues devices Blow-down/depressurizing purpose
wash tanks Oil treating and desalting
associated with various processes and design/operational considerations Design
equipment: mainly electrostatic coalescers
and specification considerations for relief valves
Liquid-liquid coalescing filters Mechanical
C OU RSE C ON T EN T and header systems, including fluid
design aspects: pressure vessel codes, wall
Introduction to water treatment technology and characteristics, services conditions, material
thickness and vessel weight estimation, material
issues Produced water chemistry and selection, and header sizing Environmental
selection, relief requirements Operational
characterization Defining and characterizing considerations Radiation calculations and the
emulsions that impact water quality and impact of flare tip design Selection and sizing
treatment Water quality requirements for of key components: knockout and seal drums,
injection or surface disposal, NPDES permits, vent/flare stack, vent/flare tips, and flare ignition
and analytical methods Primary water systems Defining need and quantity of purge
treatment technologies: separators, gas Flare gas recovery, smokeless flaring, and
hydrocyclones, and CPIs Secondary water purge gas conservation Operational and
treatment: induced gas flotation Tertiary water troubleshooting tips
treatment technologies: media and membrane
filtration Chemicals and chemical treatment
Diagnostic testing and in-field observations
Diagnosing and resolving water treatment issues
based on actual field experiences

2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days

ABERDEEN, UK 24-28 OCT 2016 US$4780+VAT
DUBAI, UAE 20-24 NOV 2016 US$5190
HOUSTON, US 3-7 OCT 2016 US$4150
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days 25-29 SEP 2017 US$4150
HOUSTON, US 7-11 AUG 2017 US$4150 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-11 NOV 2016 US$5460
LONDON, UK 24-28 OCT 2016 US$4780+VAT HOUSTON, US 7-11 NOV 2016 US$4150 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days LONDON, UK 23-27 OCT 2017 US$4780+VAT
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Onshore Gas Gathering Troubleshooting Oil CO2 Surface Facilities

Systems: Design and and Gas Processing PF81 Eliminate travel
Operations PF45 Facilities PF49 expenses and
This course deals with the design, operation, and
optimization of onshore gas gathering systems
This course will cover how to establish and apply
a general troubleshooting methodology
This course emphasizes the effect of carbon
dioxide on the selection and operation of
and their associated field facilities, from the as well as how to conduct process/equipment equipment (separators, compressors, and
wellhead to the central gas processing facility. specific troubleshooting. Definitions of dehydrators), as well as sweetening process
From a design perspective, the main variables good/normal performance will be discussed for equipment. This program, first introduced in
that impact the flexibility and operational each process/equipment type covered. 1985, assists those working with carbon dioxide
characteristics of an onshore gas gathering Data gathering, validation and utilization or high carbon dioxide content natural gas. This
system will be discussed. Typical operating procedures will be discussed. Criteria to use course is particularly applicable to those persons
problems are covered including hydrates, when evaluating possible problem solutions will who operate and/or design enhanced oil
multiphase flow issues, corrosion, declining well also be covered. Real-world exercises will recovery (EOR) facilities using CO2 as a miscible
deliverability, etc. Exercises will be utilized be utilized throughout the class to reinforce the agent. Physical and thermodynamic property
throughout the course to emphasize the key learning objectives. Both onshore and data for carbon dioxide/natural gas mixtures are
learning points. offshore facilities will be discussed. It is discussed. Calculations are performed to
assumed that course participants have a solid illustrate principles and techniques. An extra day
DES IG NE D F O R understanding of how typical oil and gas will be added to this course if a plant tour is
Production and facilities department engineers/ production and processing facilities work, available (Midland public course sessions, or in-
senior operating personnel responsible for the

including the commonly used processes and house sessions only). The plant tour is optional.
design, operation and optimization of onshore equipment involved.
gas gathering systems and their associated field DESIGNED FOR
facilities. DESI GN ED FOR Engineers and senior operating personnel
Process/Facilities engineers with 5-10 years involved with carbon dioxide/natural gas/CO2 Online Learning for
YO U W IL L L E A R N experience, facilities engineering team EOR systems. Operations & Maintenance
The impact of gathering system pressure on leaders/supervisors, and senior facilities
gas well deliverability operational personnel. YOU WILL LEA RN ePilot is over 1200 hours
The impact of produced fluids composition on What to expect over the life of a CO2 EOR
gathering system design and operation YOU W I LL L EARN system of technical skills and safety
How to evaluate field facility and gathering The difference between troubleshooting, Impact of CO2 on the design and operation of training used at over 500
system configurations for different optimization, and debottlenecking oil production equipment sites worldwide. Topics
applications How to recognize trouble when it is occurring Physical and thermodynamic properties include:
To recognize and develop solutions to How to develop a methodical approach to of pure CO2, and the impact of CO2 in
operating problems with existing gas troubleshooting hydrocarbon mixtures Core Competency
gathering systems To recognize how different components of Dehydrate high CO2 - content gases Electrical
a facility interact with each other, and the Best practices to deal with Dense Phase
C OUR S E C O N T E N T significance of these interactions pipelines, metering, flaring etc.
Gas Processing
Gas well inflow performance and deliverability How to gather, validate, and utilize the data How to pump and compress CO2 Health, Environmental,
Overview of gas well deliquification methods for needed for troubleshooting Using purification processes: membranes, Safety, & Security
low-rate, low pressure gas wells Effect of The criteria to be considered for identifying the Ryan-Holmes, amines, hot carbonate, etc.
gathering system/abandonment pressure on best solution when several feasible solutions Instrumentation
reserves recovery Impact of produced fluids are available COURSE CONTENT Mechanical Maintenance
composition Sweet/sour CO2 content Typical causes of problems, and their Overview of CO2 injection and process facilities
Rich/lean Produced water Hydrates and Heavy emphasis on CO2 for enhanced oil Pipeline Fundamentals
solutions, for the main types of processes and
hydrate prevention Dehydration Heating equipment used in the upstream-midstream recovery Physical and thermodynamic Process Operations
Chemical inhibition Multiphase flow basics oil and gas industry properties of CO2 and high CO2 mixtures Production Operations
Corrosion/materials selection Gathering Materials selection and design consideration in
system layout Wellsite/field facilities options C OU RSE C ON T EN T CO2 systems Process vessel specification Refinery Operations
Provisions for future compression Troubleshooting methodology fundamentals and Pumps and compressors Fluid flow and Refinery Process Units
data reconciliation Gas - Liquid separators special pipeline design considerations such as
Reciprocating compressors Amine gas the control of ductile fractures Dehydration of
Rotating & Reciprocating
sweetening Glycol dehydration units CO2 and CO2-rich gases General overview of Equipment
3-phase separators Centrifugal pumps Oil processes to treat/recover CO2 Stationary Equipment
treating Produced water treating systems
Shell and tube heat exchangers Centrifugal Turnaround Planning
compressors Molecular sieve dehydration
units NGL recovery processes

Designed for the global

Oil and Gas Industry
Pre-tests and Post-tests
Customization for Site
Gap Identification and
AICC/SCORM Compliant

2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days

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24-28 OCT 2016
23-27 OCT 2017
3-7 APR 2017
14-18 AUG 2017

14-17 NOV 2016
13-16 NOV 2017
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Corrosion Management Mechanical
Piping Systems - Fundamentals of
in Production/ Specification of
Mechanical Design and Pump and Compressor
Processing Operations Pressure Vessels and
Specification ME41 Systems ME44
PF22 Heat Exchangers ME43
This course will cover the main causes of This five day, foundation level course for This five day, intermediate level course for This is an intensive five day course providing a
corrosion in upstream oil and gas operations, as engineers and piping system designers reviews facility engineers and project engineers reviews comprehensive overview of pumps and
well as monitoring and mitigation methods. The the key areas associated with the design of the key areas associated with the mechanical compressor systems. The focus is on equipment
various corrosion mechanisms give rise to a piping systems for oil and gas facilities. The design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers selection; type, unit, and station configuration;
number of different forms of corrosion damage, course is focused on four areas: codes and for oil and gas facilities. The course is focused and integration of these units in the process
which will all be considered. Participants will standards, pipe materials and manufacture, on vessels, heat exchangers built in accordance scheme and control strategy in upstream and
estimate the corrosivity of a given environment piping components, and piping layout and to ASME VIII Div 1, considering material midstream oil and gas facilities. The material of
through analysis of the chemical and physical design. Applicable piping codes for oil and gas selection, key design calculations, and the course is applicable to field production
characteristics of the system; review approaches facilities (ISO, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, etc.), pipe manufacturing processes. The course is not facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore
to selecting materials and coatings for corrosion sizing calculations, pipe installation, and aimed at process engineers sizing equipment systems.
resistance for different conditions and materials selection are an integral part of the (PF42 covers these elements), although a brief
applications (including the use of NACE course. The emphasis is on proper material review of the sizing correlations is included. The DES IGNED FOR
MR0175/ISO 15156); and be introduced to selection and specification of piping systems. course is delivered from the perspective of a Engineers, senior technicians, and system
cathodic protection (CP) surveys, selecting the vessel fabricator to better understand the dos operators designing, operating, and maintaining
CP system type, estimating current requirements, DESI GN ED FOR and donts of ideal mechanical specification of pump and compressor systems in oil and gas
and the design principles of simple cathodic This PetroSkills training course is ideal for pressurized equipment by owner/operators, in facilities.
protection systems. The participant will learn mechanical, facilities, plant, or pipeline order to optimize material utilization and
engineers and piping system designers who are Y OU WILL LEARN
how to select and utilize corrosion inhibitors for minimize construction costs. Houston sessions
involved in the design of in-plant piping systems Selecting the appropriate integrated pump
different systems, and how to select and apply feature an afternoon field trip to a large pressure
for oil and gas facilities. and compressors units (drivers, pumps,
corrosion monitoring techniques to create an vessel fabricator.
compressors, and auxiliary systems)
integrated monitoring program. The course
YOU W I LL L EARN DESIGNED FOR Integrating the pump or compressor units
content is based on a field facilities engineering
To apply piping system codes and standards Mechanical, facilities, construction, or project with the upstream and downstream piping and
point of view, as opposed to a more narrowly-
About line sizing and layout of piping systems engineers and plant piping/vessel designers who process equipment
specialized corrosion engineering or chemistry
in various types of facilities are involved in the specification and purchasing Evaluating pump and compressor units and
viewpoint. It provides an appropriate balance of
How to specify proper components for of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and other their drivers in multiple train configurations,
necessary theory and practical applications to
process and utility applications pressure-containing equipment for oil and gas parallel and series
solve/mitigate corrosion-related problems.
To compare alternative materials of facilities. Identifying the key local and remote control
DES IG NE D F O R construction elements of pumps and compressors as well
Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators The process of steelmaking, pipe YOU WILL LEA RN as their drivers
who need to understand corrosion and its control manufacturing, and material specifications About ASME B&PV code and the commonly Defining the major life-cycle events, such
management in oil and gas production and Joining methods and inspection techniques used sections relevant to oil and gas as changes in flows, fluid composition, and
processing. Key considerations for flare and vent systems, equipment operating conditions that can affect equipment
including PSV sizing To specify correct and commonly used selection and operating strategies
YO U W IL L L E A R N materials according to ASME II Assessing the key pump hydraulics and
The basics of corrosion chemistry C OU RSE C ON T EN T How to design vessel shells, heads, nozzles, compressor thermodynamics, and their effect
The main corrosion mechanisms occurring in Piping codes and standards (ANSI/ASME, API, and heat exchanger details on selection and operations
oil and gas production/processing systems ISO) Pipe materials and manufacturing How to provide accurate equipment Identifying significant operating conditioning
The different types of damage caused by Basic pipe stress analysis methods Valves specification documents and review monitoring parameters and troubleshooting
corrosion and actuators Welding and non-destructive documentation for code compliance techniques
Materials selection for corrosion prevention testing Line sizing basics (single-phase and Key fabrication processes used in the
Some methods for conducting cathodic multiphase flow) Pipe and valve material workshop and how to simplify construction COURS E CONTE N T
protection (CP) surveys selection Piping layout and design through correct vessel specification Types of pumps, compressors, and drivers, and
Items to consider in corrosion inhibitor Manifolds, headers, and flare/vent systems About welding processes and inspection their common applications and range of
selection Non-metallic piping systems Operations requirements per ASME IX operations Evaluation and selection of pumps
Key advantages and disadvantages of the and maintenance considerations of facilities and and compressors, and their drivers for long-term
various corrosion monitoring methods pipelines COURSE CONTENT efficient operations Unit and station
Where the main locations of corrosion Vessel codes and standards (ASME B&PV Code, configuration including multiple trains in series
concern occur within oil production systems, TEMA, API) Vessel material selection, and/or parallel operations Integration with
gas processing facilities (including amine corrosion mechanisms, heat treatment, and upstream and downstream process equipment,
units), and water injection systems basic metallurgy Essential design calculations local and remote control systems, and facilities
for vessels and heat exchangers Welding utilities Key auxiliary systems including
C OUR S E C O N T E N T process overview and inspection requirements monitoring equipment, heat exchangers, lube
Fundamentals of corrosion theory Major Constructability and operability considerations and seal systems, and fuel/power systems
causes of corrosion (O2, CO2, H2S, Vessel integrity, evaluation, and re-purposing Major design, installation, operating,
microbiologically influenced corrosion) Forms of pressure-containing equipment according to troubleshooting, and maintenance
of corrosion damage Materials selection API/ASME considerations
Protective coatings and linings Cathodic
protection Corrosion inhibitors Corrosion
monitoring and inspection Corrosion in gas
processing facilities Corrosion in water
injection systems Corrosion management
strategy and life-cycle costs

2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days

2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days DENVER, US 24-28 JUL 2017 US$4160
HOUSTON, US 14-18 AUG 2017 US$4150 DENVER, US 17-21 JUL 2017 US$4160 DUBAI, UAE 13-17 NOV 2016 US$5190
LONDON, UK 13-17 MAR 2017 US$4780+VAT DUBAI, UAE 6-10 NOV 2016 US$5190 12-16 NOV 2017 US$5190
ORLANDO, US 7-11 NOV 2016 US$4210 5-9 NOV 2017 US$5190 HOUSTON, US 13-17 MAR 2017 US$4150
6-10 NOV 2017 US$4210 HOUSTON, US 12-16 DEC 2016 US$4150 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 24-28 OCT 2016 US$5460
THE HAGUE, NLD 17-21 OCT 2016 US$4780 11-15 DEC 2017 US$4150 HOUSTON, US 14-18 NOV 2016 US$4275 20-24 NOV 2017 US$5460
23-27 OCT 2017 US$4780 LONDON, UK 20-24 MAR 2017 US$4780+VAT 21-25 AUG 2017 US$4275 LONDON, UK 27-31 MAR 2017 US$4780+VAT
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Turbomachinery Process Plant
Compressor Systems - Risk Based
Monitoring and Reliability and
Mechanical Design and Inspection REL61
Problem Analysis Maintenance Strategies
Specification ME46 ME62 REL5
This five day, foundation level course is for This five day course is an intensive, specialized This course is designed to teach reliability The risk-based approach requires a systematic
facility design engineers, operations engineers, level program for experienced mechanical engineering skills as they apply to improving and integrated use of expertise from the different
and technicians seeking an in-depth equipment engineers to develop and expand process system reliability and developing disciplines that impact plant integrity. These
understanding of centrifugal, reciprocating, and their capabilities in monitoring and problem maintenance strategies. You will use modern include design, materials selection, operating
screw compressors. This course provides basic analysis of turbomachinery. This course focuses software and analysis methods to perform parameters and scenarios, and understanding of
knowledge of compressor types and associated on defining the systems and subsystems that statistical analysis of failures and model system the current and future degradation mechanisms
auxiliary systems, mechanical design of form the turbomachinery, the potential problems performance, plus develop maintenance and and risks involved. Risk-based methodologies
equipment, operating and performance with these systems and subsystems, monitoring reengineering strategies to improve overall enable the assessment of the likelihood and
characteristics, control and monitoring systems, techniques for early detection of problems, and performance. potential consequences of equipment failures.
maintenance practices, and codes and standards. methods to analyze the monitored variables to Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) provides companies
detect potential problems or reconstruct reasons DESIGNED FOR the opportunity to prioritize their equipment for
DES IG NE D F O R for failures. Case studies are used throughout the Maintenance, engineering, and operations inspection; optimize inspection methods,
Mechanical, facilities, plant, or pipeline course. personnel involved in improving reliability, frequencies, and resources; and develop specific
engineers and technicians needing an in-depth availability, condition monitoring, and equipment inspection plans. This results in
understanding of the different types of DESI GN ED FOR maintainability of process equipment and improved safety, lower failure risk, fewer forced
compressors. Experienced mechanical or facilities engineers systems. Participants should have foundation shutdowns, and reduced operational costs.
and senior technicians needing an understanding skills in statistical analysis and reliability
YO U W IL L L E A R N of monitoring and troubleshooting techniques for equipment. DES IGNED FOR
How to apply thermodynamics to compressor turbomachinery. Inspection maintenance, production, and other
performance and operating characteristics YOU WILL LEA RN plant engineers and technicians responsible for
How to size, specify, and select compressors YOU W I LL L EARN Improving reliability in new facilities/systems the safe on-going operation of pressure-
Compressor auxiliary systems How to evaluate turbine performance during Reliability design for maintainability containing equipment in oil and gas facilities.
Series and parallel application of compressors startup and operation Developing initial maintenance strategies
How to integrate compressor systems into To identify turbomachinery system Virtual equipment walk-down; criticality using Y OU WILL LEARN
process facilities used in the oil and gas components simulation and modeling; developing baseline To apply fundamental principles of risk
industry How to define and use appropriate monitoring condition monitoring programs; developing analysis, using practical application through
How to use state-of-the-art monitor and techniques and tools lubrication programs; and developing case histories and a step-by-step evaluation
control devices in the operation, maintenance, To utilize effective operation and shutdown process-specific maintenance strategies with process for each type of damage mechanism
and troubleshooting of compression systems procedures reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) To quantitatively determine probability
How to apply maintenance practices to How to analyze common turbomachinery Improving reliability in existing facilities/ of failure of pressure equipment, analyze
improve compressor reliability problems, such as vibration, temp/pressure systems consequences of failure, and develop an
Shop and field performance testing operation, and surge Analyzing process reliability plots to appropriate inspection plan
Compressor economics including OPEX vs. To solve instrumentation and control problems determine the amount of opportunity About the fundamental principles of
CAPEX considerations Understand the inter-relationships of drivers, Continuous improvement through failure component integrity, application of the API
couplings, gearboxes, and driven equipment reporting, analysis, and corrective action rules, material properties of strength and
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Installation techniques, equipment failures, systems (FRACAS) toughness, and the introduction to stress and
Types and application of compressors and different maintenance practices Developing policies and procedures; fracture mechanics
Selection criteria of dynamic and positive Economic considerations developing failure reporting codes; statistical How to assess the integrity of equipment and
displacement compressor Compressor analysis of failures using Weibull; and make projections about remaining useful life
thermodynamics and operating characteristics C OU RSE C ON T EN T developing root cause analysis (RCA) Assessment of existing static equipment to
Performance curves and off-design evaluations Gas turbine machinery general description programs (triggers for RCA and analyzing increase the equipment capacity and to extend
Key compressor components and other Operating principles of gas turbines Key recommendations) service life; API 579-1/ASME FFS-1
auxiliary systems Equipment specifications performance variables and means to monitor Developing maintenance strategies with To apply and use API RP 580 and API RP
Compressor controls and monitoring devices Major components of axial flow compressors: condition monitoring 581 recommended practices; for pressurized
Driver and gear involvement Installation, rotors, blades, shafts, combustion chambers, Identifying applicable condition monitoring components (e.g. pressure vessels and
operation, maintenance practices, and nozzles, etc. Auxiliary systems: lube oil, seal methods; using criticality to determine level piping), these assessments can be used
troubleshooting Economic considerations oil, fuel, start-up, etc. Evaluation of turbine of condition monitoring application; and to determine optimum inspection intervals
performance parameters during start-up and reporting asset health through the considered application of ASME
normal operation Troubleshooting control Developing maintenance strategies with RCM section V NDE techniques
systems for gas turbines: start-up, speed and Developing policies and procedures;
temperature controls, vibration Principles of identifying systems for analysis; analyzing COURS E CONTE N T
operation and general components of recommendations with simulation RBI philosophy based on API RP 580 Risk-
compressors: rotors, seals, diaphragms, etc. and modeling; and implementing based decision making fundamentals and tools
Operating characteristics curves Surging recommendations Technical integrity and mechanical properties
phenomenon Choking phenomenon Monitoring results of pressure equipment Understanding and
Compressor instrumentation: various control Understanding the true purpose of key managing risk Fires, vapor cloud explosions
loops, anti-surge control loops Compressor performance indicators (KPIs) (VCE), and boiling liquid expanding vapor
safety interlock and trip systems Gas turbine Developing appropriate reliability and explosions (BLEVE) API risk-based inspection
and compressor systems start-up procedures maintainability KPIs methodology Damage mechanisms affecting
Normal operation monitoring of parameters pressure equipment in the oil and gas industry
Shutdown procedures Logging of monitoring COURSE CONTENT Non-destructive examination techniques (NDE
checks Vibration monitoring Criticality analysis Availability simulation and and NDT) API RP 581 Part 1, Part 2, and Part
Troubleshooting modeling Statistical analysis of failures using 3 Fitness for service assessments using API
Weibull Maintenance strategy development; 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Inspection plan
condition monitoring; reliability-centered development and implementation RBI rollout
maintenance; and essential care Process and management
reliability analysis Root cause analysis
Failure reporting, analysis, and corrective action
systems Key performance indicators
Reliability definitions

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Instrumentation, Instrumentation and
Electrical Engineering
Controls and Electrical Controls Fundamentals
Fundamentals for
Systems for Facilities for Facilities Engineers
Facilities Engineers E3
Engineers ICE21 IC3
This foundation-level course provides an This course applies fundamental electrical This course applies fundamental instrumentation
overview of electrical systems, instrumentation, engineering principles to oil and gas facilities. and control engineering principles to oil and gas
process control, and control/safety systems The course is designed for Facilities Engineers facilities design and operation, and is designed
typically encountered in oil and gas facilities, who interface with electrical systems, and to accelerate the development of new facilities
such as: separation, gas dehydration, gas provides practical insight and development of Instrumentation and Control Engineers. Through
sweetening, NGL recovery, and associated new Facilities Electrical Engineers. Through the the use of individual and group problem solving,
facilities. The focus is to understand terminology, use of individual and group problem solving, attendees will learn about field measurement
concepts, typical equipment configurations, attendees will learn about power transformers, devices, final elements and actuators, pressure
control strategies, and common pitfalls in order motors, generators, one-line diagram relief and regulation, documentation,
to efficiently execute projects and optimize interpretation, protection and coordination of programmable logic controllers, power supplies,
facility operation. electrical equipment, site and standby SCADA, DCS, SIS, hazardous areas, and
generation, electrical safety, and hazardous areas
identification. Participants will gain a better
installation methods.

Process, chemical, and mechanical engineers, DES IGNED FOR

Operations &
understanding of electrical power systems in oil
(i.e. non-instrumentation and non-electrical and gas facilities. Facilities and project engineers as well as newly
disciplines), as well as other professionals with graduated electrical, controls and instrument
Maintenance little or no background in IC&E systems, in order
to efficiently execute projects and optimize
Those facilities personnel who interface with
engineers (0-5 yrs.) with a need to improve basic
understanding of instrumentation and control
facility operation. Electrical and Instrumentation facility electrical power systems, including systems within oil and gas facilities.
Courses Engineers should consider IC3 and E3 for more
in-depth coverage of alternate disciplines.
project engineers, operation leads,
instrumentation, controls personnel, and Y OU WILL LEARN
electrical engineers who are new to electrical Field measurement devices including level,
YOU W I LL L EARN power systems within oil and gas facilities. pressure, temperature, and flow
Fundamentals of electricity, such as: voltage, Final elements and actuators including control
current, resistance, and power factor YOU WILL LEA RN loops, control valves, shutdown valves,
Crude Oil Pipeline Electrical specifications, such as: voltage The key components of facilities electrical actuators, and transducers
Operations OT50 selection, load lists, and power power distribution, which include circuit P&ID symbols and instrument tags, loop and
One-line diagrams and components of arrangements, low and medium voltage logic diagrams, Pitfalls and best practices,
power distribution, including: transformers, switchgear, and single-phase and three phase ISA symbology, and creation of instrument
An intensive 5-day course switchgear, MCCs, VFDs, and power schemes and I/O Lists
utilizes case studies and distribution Operation, components, electromotive forces, Signal types and wiring requirements for
industry best practices for Infrastructure components, such as: cable, turns and voltage ratios, losses, efficiency, analog/discrete inputs and outputs as well
operating and maintaining conduit, cable tray, and duct banks rating, and connections of transformers as other signals such as thermocouple, RTD,
Classification of hazardous locations and The difference between direct current, pulse, and digital
onshore crude oil and liquid equipment specifications induction and synchronous current motors, Typical control system functions, limitations,
pipeline systems that Safety risks and mitigation strategies for motor enclosures, and how to select motors and architectures for PLC and DCS systems
maximize life cycle reliability; power systems, including: short circuit and The principles of protecting electrical including programming and ladder logic
employee, public, and overcurrent protection, ground faults, shock equipment, including time current curves, Process control basics with an emphasis
environmental safety; and hazards, and arc flash fuses, circuit breakers, and coordination on control loops, types, and configurations
Fundamentals of control systems, sensors, What standby power is, including generators for common oil and gas process equipment
operational cost effectiveness. controllers, and final elements and UPS power systems such as separators, pumps, distillation
Typical control strategies and configurations The purpose for power generation, which towers, filters, contactors, compressors, heat
for common oil and gas process equipment, includes standby, prime, base, peak, and exchangers, and fired heaters
To learn more, see page 20 such as: separators, pumps, distillation co-generation Understanding of the PID algorithm, loop
or towers, filters, contactors, compressors, heat What power factor and correction is tuning, and advanced process control
exchangers, and fired heaters What grounding and bonding systems techniques such as feed forward, cascade,
Key requirements for instrument are, with an overview of ignition sources, selective, and ratio control
specifications: accuracy, signal selection, separately derived systems, and substation Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
pressure/temperature limits, material grounding (SCADA) Systems to include telemetry, RTUs,
compatibility, installation considerations, Hazardous area identification principles with internet, and web based
capabilities and limits, and relative cost general information on NEC, IEC, equipment Common networking systems including
Turnaround, Basics of sizing criteria of shutdown and protection, certification, and definitions Ethernet, Modbus, and Fieldbus
Shutdown and control valves Risk mitigation, technologies, and architecture
Control system functions, limitations, and COURSE CONTENT of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
Outage architectures, including: PLC, DCS, SIS, RTU, Fundamentals of insulation and conduction The best practices for hazardous areas and
Direct current, alternating current Transformers
Management TSOM and SCADA; common networking systems,
power and instrument Motors Induction and
equipment selection
including: Ethernet, Modbus and Fieldbus
synchronous Power distribution System COURS E CONTE N T
This course addresses C OU RSE C ON T EN T protection and coordination Standby power Control system fundamentals Field
Turnaround, Shutdown and Fundamentals of electricity Power distribution systems Power generation Variable speed measurement devices Control and shutdown
and motor control systems for oil and gas drive principles Grounding, bonding, and valves Programmable electronic systems
Outage (TSO) Management applications Emergency power systems electrical safety Hazardous area identification (PLC, DCS, SIS, SCADA) Control system
principles and practices as Hazardous area classification for oil and gas networking
they relate to activity applications Electrical safety in industrial
planning, execution and facilities Control system fundamentals Field
closeout activities for measurement and control devices
Programmable electronic systems (PLC, DCS,
midstream, petrochemical SIS, SCADA) Control system networking
and refining facilities in Drawings and documentation for IE&C projects
the petroleum industry.
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
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HOUSTON, US 25-29 SEP 2017 US$4150 ORLANDO, US 3-7 OCT 2016 US$4210 13-17 FEB 2017 US$4150
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PLC and SCADA Valve and Actuator Flow and Level Custody Practical PID Control
Technologies IC71 Technologies IC72 Measurement IC73 and Loop Tuning IC74


This workshop provides engineers and This workshop provides a total in-depth insight This course is designed to acquaint users with This workshop provides instrumentation,
technicians with the basic theoretical and into valve and actuator technology, covering: the problems and solutions for high accuracy automation, and process engineers and
practical understanding of PLC and SCADA control valves, check valves, shut-off valves, transfer of liquid and gas petroleum products technicians with the basic theoretical and
systems. It traces the evolution of the PLC as an solenoid valves, and pressure relief valves. A from supplier to customer. These needs have practical understanding of regulatory control
intelligent black box replacement for the relay methodology is presented to ensure the optimum been brought about by major changes in systems and how this can be applied to optimize
panel and how, with the advent of modern selection of size, choice of body and trim manufacturing processes and because of several process control in terms of quality, safety,
communications architectures, it may be materials, components, and ancillaries. Whilst dramatic circumstantial changes such as: the flexibility, and costs. Centered on the ISA-
combined with Supervisory Control and Data studying both liquid and gas valve sizing, increase in the cost of fuel and raw materials; the recommended PC-Control LAB simulator,
Acquisition (SCADA) systems to allow stand- delegates will also learn the correct procedures need to minimize pollution; and the increasing participants will learn through active participation
alone control systems to be configured. for calculating the spring wind-up or bench set. pressures being brought to bear to adhere to the using exercises, questionnaires, and a series of
Throughout the workshop, participants will learn Maintenance issues also include: testing for requirements for health and safety. 16 practical simulation sessions covering:
through active participation using exercises, dead-band/hysteresis, stick-slip, and non- process reaction; tuning methods; diagnostic
questionnaires, and practical PC-based linearity; on-line diagnostics; and signature DESIGNED FOR tools; effect of different algorithms; surge tank
simulation (LogixPro), covering: basic ladder analysis. Throughout the workshop, participants This workshop is specifically tailored for any level control; analysis of such problems as valve
logic programming; hardware diagnostics; and will learn through active participation using personnel who are, or will be, responsible for hysteresis, stiction and non-linearities and the
implementation of various communication exercises, questionnaires, and practical sessions designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, impact on controllability; and integral windup.
strategies. Participants will also examine the covering: systems choice; basic sizing installing, testing, operating, and maintaining
basic requirements of a safety PLC and the calculations; computer-based sizing; and instrumentation related to the field of custody DES IGNED FOR
various voting system architectures required to maintenance diagnostics. level and flow transfer measurement. This could Instrumentation, automation, and process
meet different Safety Integrity Levels (SILs). include facilities, process, chemical, electrical, engineers and technicians involved in specifying,
DESI GN ED FOR instrumentation, maintenance, and mechanical installing, testing, tuning, operating, and
DES IG NE D F O R Facilities, chemical, electrical, instrumentation, engineers and technicians. maintaining regulatory PID control systems.
This workshop is specifically tailored for all maintenance, and mechanical engineers and
personnel who are responsible for designing, technicians involved in designing, selecting, YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating Recall the basics of fluid mechanics Describe such terms as process lag,
operating, and maintaining programmable logic and maintaining shutoff, pressure relief, and Identify the fundamental problems related to capacitance, and resistance
controllers (PLCs) and supervisory (SCADA) control valves. uncertainty Explain the significance of the process
systems. This could include facilities, process, Compare the different methods of measuring reaction curve
chemical, electrical, instrumentation, YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO flow in the oil and gas industries Identify the effects of filtering on loop
maintenance, and mechanical engineers and Compare the major technologies used in the Describe the various methods of level performance
technicians. final control element measurement Distinguish the effect of span on the system
Calculate the valve flow coefficient Cv Compare the different methods used to derive performance
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO Perform flow and system pressure head loss strapping tables Analyze such problems as valve hysteresis,
Describe the fundamental principles of the calculations Evaluate the different custody transfer stiction, and non-linearities
PLC Contrast the different types of control, shut- standards in use today Evaluate the effects of proportional, integral,
Identify the basic components off, and check valves Contrast the methods used in flow calibration and derivative control
Write a ladder logic program Describe the principles of cavitation control Identify the different types of prover systems Correctly apply both open and closed Loop
Explain the basics of advanced programming and noise reduction Explain the methodology used in truck Tuning according to Ziegler-Nichols
according to IEC 61131-3 Select optimum materials of construction to custody transfer Apply as found tuning
Compare different methods of analog avoid corrosion and erosion Examine the challenges regarding pipelines Estimate the effects on loop tuning using a
processing Identify the correct requirements for trim Describe the basics of leak detection software-based loop analysis program
Apply common-sense installation practices selection Analyze the methodology for monitoring and Describe both cascade and feedforward
Examine the different components of a SCADA Differentiate between inherent and installed controlling production losses control
system characteristics Evaluate and compare the problems and Explain split range control
Describe the basic principles of serial Identify ANSI/DN pipe sizes and pressure solutions associated with the measurement of Identify and correct problems due to process
communications ratings NGL, LPG, and LNG dead time
Evaluate the requirements for PLC-to-SCADA Explain the control valve seat leakage Discuss the top 20 mistakes made in the field
communications classifications COURSE CONTENT of process control
Distinguish the specific requirements of the Evaluate the optimum valve-actuator Fluid mechanics Flowmeter classification
PLC in safety-related applications combination Uncertainty analysis Flow measurement: COURS E CONTE N T
Apply on-line valve testing and diagnostics Turbine; Positive displacement; Ultrasonic Basic process considerations Process lag,
C OUR S E C O N T E N T for deadband and hysteresis, stick-slip, and flowmeters; Coriolis mass flowmeters Level capacitance, and resistance Process reaction
Introduction to control systems SCADA versus non-linearity measurement: Buoyancy tape systems; curve 1st and 2nd order reactions
DCS PLC environmental enclosures Examine the principles of preventive Hydrostatic pressure; Ultrasonic measurement; Instrumentation cabling Filtering Aliasing
Processing and scanning Digital processing maintenance through the application of Radar measurement Flow calibration Reaction masking Sensor placement Correct
Analog processing Installation practices signature analysis Terminal custody transfer Tank management PV Effect of span Inherent and installed
Interference or noise reduction Cable spacing Perform a bench set and calculate actuator systems Lease automatic custody transfer valve characteristics Actuators Valve
and routing Earthing and grounding Binary Truck and rail custody transfer Pipeline positioners Testing procedures and analysis
spring wind-up
and hexadecimal numbering systems The IEC considerations Fugitive emissions Leak ON/OFF control Proportional control
Pick the correct positioner using our set of
61131-3 standard Ladder logic diagrams detection Real time transient model Loss Proportional offset Reset Integral action and
Functional block diagrams Derived function control systems Custody transfer sampling windup Stability Derivative action PID
blocks Structured text Instruction lists C OU RSE C ON T EN T Monitoring and controlling production losses control Control algorithms Load
Sequential function chart SCADA basics Choked flow Pressure recovery Flashing Physical leaks Meter prover performance disturbances and offset Speed, stability, and
SCADA set-up and simulation System and cavitation Seat leakage Sizing for API standards Measuring the suspended S&W robustness Open loop reaction curve tuning
architecture Communication strategies liquids and gases Valve construction content Calculating net volume Flowmeter method (Ziegler-Nichols) Default and typical
settings Closed loop continuous cycling
Asynchronous transmission Coding The RS Cavitation control and noise reduction Valve selection and costs Initial considerations
tuning method (Ziegler-Nichols) Fine tuning
232 standard The RS 485 standard Modbus types Valve trim and characterization Valve Meter selection Properties and measurement
As found tuning Surge tank level control
Safety PLCs Voting system architectures selection Actuators and positioners Valve of NGL, LPG, and LNG
Split/parallel range control Cascade systems
testing and diagnostics Maintenance and Feed-forward and combined systems Ratio
repair control System integration

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Onshore Pipeline
Pipeline Systems Offshore Pipeline Terminals and Storage
Facilities - Design,
Overview PL22 Design and Facilities PL44
Construction and
Construction PL43
Operations PL42
A five day course that provides awareness level This intensive five day foundations level course Successful onshore pipeline businesses require This five day, foundation level course reviews key
training for engineers new to the hazardous covers the principal aspects of design, personnel competent in fully integrated issues associated with development, design,
liquid and gas pipeline industry. The topics construction, and operations of offshore pipeline approaches to evaluation, planning, design, construction, and operation of terminals and
include the technical and economic basis for systems. The course focuses on pipeline construction, operations, and asset integrity storage facilities for liquid hydrocarbons and
pipeline systems; the key facilities that connect mechanical, strength, and stability design, and management. This intensive, five day NGLs. The course focuses on six areas: 1)
pipelines to the other elements of the construction. Special challenges, such as Foundation level course explores best practices terminal codes and siting constraints, 2) terminal
hydrocarbon value chain; regulatory and shoreline crossings, foreign pipeline crossings, for developing and maintaining pipeline systems design and equipment layout, 3) types of storage
environmental compliance issues; key repair methods, flow assurance, corrosion and that maximize life cycle reliability, employee, and selection criteria, 4) design considerations
considerations for public and governmental cathodic protection are an integral part of this public, and environmental safety, and cost for loading racks, fire protection, vapor recovery,
interaction; project development and course. Participants will acquire the essential effectiveness. Design and operating exercises are blending equipment, and water treatment, 5)
construction challenges; and the strategies for knowledge and skills to design, construct and an integral part of this course. detailed design of storage tanks, vessels, and
safe and efficient pipeline system operations, operate pipelines. Design problems and team caverns, and 6) operations and maintenance.
maintenance, and asset integrity. Case studies projects are part of this course. DESIGNED FOR Safety, quality control, system reliability,
are an integral part of this course. Pipeline project managers and engineers, availability, and regulatory compliance are
DESI GN ED FOR operations and maintenance supervisors, integrated throughout the course. Case studies
DES IG NE D F O R Engineers, designers and operators who are regulatory compliance personal and other and exercises are used to reinforce key points.
Recent graduate engineers involved in mid- actively involved in the design, specification, technical professionals with 1-3 years
stream activities of pipeline and terminal design, construction, and operation of offshore pipeline experience in natural gas, crude oil, refined DES IGNED FOR
construction, and operations. It also provides systems. petroleum products, LPGs, NGL, chemical, Project managers, engineers, operations and
effective grounding for upstream and carbon dioxide pipeline engineering, maintenance supervisors, and regulatory
downstream managers, business development, YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO construction, operations, maintenance. This compliance personnel with 13 years
legal, human resources, finance, land Apply mechanical, strength, and physical course is intended for participants needing a experience in planning, engineering,
acquisition, and public relations professionals, principles to pipeline design, material broad understanding of the planning, constructing and/or operating terminals and
as well as independent investors interested in a selection, construction and operation development, construction, start-up, and storage facilities for hydrocarbon liquids, NGLs,
general technically oriented overview of pipeline Describe the key construction methods operating and asset integrity management of and petrochemical feedstocks. This course is for
systems. For pipeline and terminal engineering, Define the importance of environmental onshore pipelines. participants needing a foundation level
and operations supervision and management conditions, construction methods, and understanding of the planning, engineering,
personnel with 13 years direct experience pipeline system hydraulics in design, YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO construction, operations, and maintenance of
interested in taking the next step in advancing installation, and operations of offshore Apply regulatory codes, standards, and storage and terminals connected to pipelines,
their breadth of the knowledge, we refer you to pipeline systems industry guidelines (API and others) that rail, barges/tankers and/or truck loading
PL42 Onshore Pipeline Facilities and/or PL44 Identify special design and construction control and guide the permitting, design, facilities.
Terminals and Storage Facilities. challenges of offshore pipeline systems construction, operation, and maintenance of
Incorporate construction methods into the pipeline facilities Y OU WILL LEARN
YO U W IL L L E A R N design of a pipeline system Apply mechanical and physical principles Storage and terminals basics for hydrocarbon
Basic concepts of liquid and gas pipeline Identify the principal interfaces of pipeline to pipeline design, hydraulics, and material liquids, NGLs, and petrochemical feedstocks
economics facilities, such as platforms, floating selection Design and operation of atmospheric tanks
Pipeline design overview production systems, sub-sea wellheads and Describe the importance of route selection, and pressurized bullets and spheres
Construction methods and challenges SPMs on design, construction, and operations hydraulics, and pipeline infrastructure for long Fundamentals of underground storage (salt
Essential operations of offshore pipeline systems term profitability, reliability, and safety and rock caverns)
Asset integrity management Identify offshore safety and environmental Identify special design and construction Safety, product quality, and reliability/
Regulatory and code compliance requirements practices and their effect on design, challenges of onshore pipeline systems availability concerns
construction, and operations Identify the principle interfaces and potential
C OUR S E C O N T E N T interrelationships of pipeline facilities, such as COURS E CONTE N T
The business model and value-added premise of C OU RSE C ON T EN T pump stations and terminals, on design and Sizing criteria and economics for storage and
pipelines and their role in the overall energy Overview of oil and gas transportation systems operations terminal facilities Various storage types
value chain The advantages and limitation of Review pipeline hydraulics, focusing on those Apply operational and maintenance tools and (atmospheric storage tanks, pressure vessels,
pipelines, and the scope and general structure of aspects that affect design, construction, and procedures to pipeline systems, including salt or rock caverns) and appropriate
the industry The key components and facilities operations Pipeline systems definition, survey, system monitoring and control, leak detection, applications Terminal and tank farm layout
that are integrated into pipeline systems How and route selection Safety, environmental, and custody measurement and quality control, constraints Details of industry codes and
to recognize regulatory codes and industry regulatory considerations, focusing on Codes asset integrity management, efficient and standards, plus regulatory and environmental
guidelines (API and others) that control the and Standards related to pipelines Pipeline safe operations, and emergency response compliance Selection of equipment for
permitting, design, construction, operations, and conceptual and mechanical design for strength, capability delivery and receipt to/from pipelines, barges
maintenance of pipeline facilities The steps stability and installation Pipeline construction and ships, trucks, and rail, including metering
from concept to operating system to for offshore systems and the interrelationships COURSE CONTENT options, loading arms, pumps, and control
abandonmentdesign, permitting, land with design and material selection Pipeline Regulations and code compliance requirements systems Blending options and equipment,
acquisition, construction, and startupwith materials and components selection including Pipeline survey and routing Proper system VRU/VCU, water treating, and fire protection
each tied to the key issues for project and line pipe, corrosion and cathodic protection, and sizing and design Equipment selection criteria Key factors affecting safety, product quality,
operations management The strategic coatings Specialized equipment and materials Facilities sites and design concern system reliability, and profitability in design,
operational and maintenance needs and options for integrating with subsea wellhead / manifold Construction methods and contracting construction, and operations Atmospheric
for pipeline systems, including system systems, side taps, insulation, and pipe-in-pipe approaches Operation and asset integrity storage tank design, layout, construction,
monitoring and control, leak detection, will be reviewed Special design and management, including Pipeline Safety corrosion prevention, and operations covering
measurement and quality control, asset integrity construction considerations for risers and Management initiative (API 1173) API 650 and API 653 Overview of pressure
management, efficient and safe operations, and umbilicals, foreign pipeline crossings, single vessel and sphere design and construction
emergency response capability point moorings, and shore approaches Design, development, and operation of
Introduction to flow assurance considerations underground cavern storage facilities
and pipeline integrity aspects including in-line
inspection, leak detection and emergency
planning considerations Pipeline operations,
maintenance and repairs considerations and
their impacts on design and material selections

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Fundamentals of
Overview of Offshore Overview of Subsea Flow Assurance for
Offshore Systems
Systems OS21 Systems SS2 Offshore Production
Design and
Construction OS4
The course provides an overview of field An overview of subsea components and how This ten day course provides a fundamental Flow assurance is a critical component in the
development concepts and explains how they are integrated into field architecture is understanding of the technology and work design and operation of offshore production
offshore structures and facilities function as provided during this five day course. Individuals processes used for the design and construction facilities. This is particularly true as the industry
integrated systems. The content includes the full will develop a basic understanding of the various of all types of offshore systems, including goes to deeper water, longer tiebacks, deeper
range of water depths from shallow water to ultra subsea components used in all water depths, consideration of asset development, surveillance, wells, and higher temperature and pressure
deepwater. All major components required for from relatively shallow to ultra deepwater. The and management. The content includes the full reservoirs. Although gas hydrate issues
offshore developments such as fixed and floating participants will all learn how the components range of water depths from shallow water to ultra dominate the thermalhydraulic design, waxes,
platforms, drilling and workover rigs, pipelines, are integrated into subsea field developments, deepwater and will also address life-cycle asphaltenes, emulsions, scale, corrosion,
risers, process and utilities and construction which will accelerate learning and productivity. considerations in all phases of offshore field erosion, solids transport, slugging, and
equipment are discussed. The importance of life- Installation and flow assurance are emphasized development and operation. All major operability are all important issues which require
cycle considerations during development as key drivers in subsea design. The course components required for offshore developments, considerable effort. The participant will be
planning is emphasized. Individual and group emphasizes a systems approach to design. such as fixed and floating platforms, drilling rigs, presented with sufficient theory/correlation
exercises, including a case study, are used Individual and group exercises are used workover equipment, pipelines, risers, process, information to be able to understand the basis for
throughout the course. throughout the course, including a case study to and utilities and construction equipment are the applications. This intensive five day course
develop field architecture recommendations, discussed. A Case Study for an Offshore Project has considerable time devoted to application and
DES IG NE D F O R basic component selection, and high level Development is included. design exercises to ensure the practical
Technical staff, business professionals, project execution plans for a subsea applications are learned.
technicians, analysts, and other non-technical development. Course instructors are experienced DESIGNED FOR
staff who are involved but have limited offshore managers. Individuals with a basic awareness of or DES IGNED FOR
experience, or will be involved, with offshore oil experience in offshore engineering and Engineers, operators, and technical managers
and gas facilities. The course provides a basic DESI GN ED FOR operations. Technical staff, project engineers, who are responsible for offshore completions,
understanding of offshore systems in all water Technical staff who are beginning or transitioning engineering discipline leads, engineering production, and development; technical staff
depths, from shallow to ultra deepwater, into the design, construction, and operation of specialists, and operating staff find this course needing a foundation in principles, challenges,
including design, construction, and operations. subsea systems. Non-technical staff working accelerates their capability to contribute on and solutions for offshore flow assurance. The
with a subsea development team will benefit by offshore field development planning, design, and course is also appropriate for persons involved
YO U W IL L L E A R N developing an awareness of subsea systems. construction projects and field operations. in produced fluids flow in onshore production
The key steps in the development of operations.
offshore fields from discovery through YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
decommissioning Recognize the integrated nature of field Identify the key facilities parameters that must Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
The elements of field architecture to define a architecture, system design, and component be evaluated for field development Identify the components of a complete flow
workable field development selection Recognize the best applications and assurance study and understand how they
Key stakeholder issues Identify appropriate applications for subsea characteristics of each type of offshore fixed relate to the production system design and
Offshore production facilities and structures, systems and floating structure operation
fixed and floating Identify the main subsea components, Account for the effects of the ocean Interpret and use sampling and laboratory
The impact of the ocean environment on their functions, strengths, weaknesses, and environment on facilities design, construction, testing results of reservoir fluids relative to
facilities design and operations interfaces from the well to the production and operations flow assurance
Major design, construction, and operational facility Identify the impact space, loads and forces Understand the basic properties of reservoir
issues and interfaces of offshore systems Understand key design, construction, and have on the structural design and global fluids and how they are modeled for the
Important forces on offshore structures and installation issues performance of offshore structures and how production flowline system
their influence on design and cost Describe basic operating and maintenance they influence their cost Understand the thermohydraulic modeling of
Strategic options for well drilling considerations Describe the impact topside facilities (drilling, steady state and transient multiphase flow in
(construction) and servicing Understand the key steps, from drilling well servicing, processing, and utilities) affect offshore production systems
The basic processes and equipment involved through startup, for the design, fabrication, the structural design and how the topside Evaluate and compare mitigation and
in the topsides design and operation testing, installation, and operation design process is done remediation techniques for: gas hydrates,
Fluid transportation options and equipment Understand the importance of an integrated Recognize and manage key design and paraffin (waxes), asphaltenes, emulsions,
Marine equipment used in the construction of approach to design, flow assurance, operational interfaces between the major scale, corrosion, erosion and solids transport,
offshore facilities installation, and life-cycle considerations components of offshore facilities systems and slugging
Basic issues in life-cycle and Understand and apply the key design, Understand the elements of an operability
decommissioning decisions C OU RSE C ON T EN T construction, and installation issues report for subsea production facilities,
Advances in offshore technology Applications for subsea systems Flow associated with fixed and floating platforms flowlines, and export flowlines
assurance considerations in system design and to your work
C OUR S E C O N T E N T configuration Field architecture considerations COURS E CONTE N T
Field development concepts, fixed and floating Subsea component descriptions and functions COURSE CONTENT Overview of flow assurance PVT analysis and
Subsea systems Wells, construction and Fabrication, testing, installation, Offshore systems overview and field architecture fluid properties Steady state and transient
servicing Topsides facilities; processing; commissioning, and operational issues selection Well construction and servicing multiphase flow modeling Hydrate, paraffin,
utilities Oil and gas transportation systems, Production, maintenance, and repair equipment and operation Flow assurance and asphaltene control Basics of scale,
design and installation Production operations considerations Topside facilities Oil and gas transportation corrosion, erosion, and sand control Fluid
Offshore construction; equipment facilities Riser systems Subsea systems property and phase behavior modeling
Fabrication; transportation; integration; Production operations Infrastructure impact on Equations of state Fugacity and equilibrium
installation project management Life-cycle design and operations Effects of the ocean Viscosities of oils Thermal modeling
considerations, including decommissioning environment Introduction to naval architecture Multiphase pressure boosting Slugging:
Structural design processes and tools hydrodynamic, terrain induced, and ramp up
Construction plans and execution Project Commissioning, start-up, and shutdown
management lessons learned Life-cycle and operations
decommissioning considerations

2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days

ABERDEEN, UK 7-11 AUG 2017 US$4770*+VAT
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 10 Days HOUSTON, US 13-17 MAR 2017 US$4140*
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days HOUSTON, US 14-25 AUG 2017 US$7615 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 21-25 NOV 2016 US$4935*
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days HOUSTON, US 3-7 APR 2017 US$4150 LONDON, UK 11-22 SEP 2017 US$8270+VAT 4-8 DEC 2017 US$4935*
HOUSTON, US 24-28 JUL 2017 US$4150 LONDON, UK 11-15 DEC 2017 US$4780+VAT SINGAPORE, SGP 7-18 NOV 2016 US$7960 LONDON, UK 15-19 MAY 2017 US$4770*+VAT
LONDON, UK 19-23 JUN 2017 US$4780+VAT SINGAPORE, SGP 14-18 AUG 2017 US$5460 30 OCT-10 NOV 2017 US$7960 PERTH, AUSTRALIA 28 NOV-2 DEC 2016 US$5000*+GST
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Production Operations 1 PO1 Surface Production Production Technology
Operations PO3 for Other Disciplines


PO1 represents the core foundation course of PetroSkills production engineering curriculum This course presents a basic overview of all PTO is an asset team course as it introduces a
and is the basis for future oilfield operations studies. Course participants will become familiar typical oilfield treating and processing broad array of important daily Production
with both proven historical production practices as well as current technological advances to equipment. Participants should learn not only Technology practices to team members.
maximize oil and gas production and overall resource recovery. The course structure and pace the purpose of each piece of equipment but how Terminologies, expressions, axioms, and basic
apply a logical approach to learn safe, least cost, integrated analytical skills to successfully each works. Emphasis is on gaining a basic calculations regularly utilized by production
define and manage oil and gas operations. Applied skills learned guide the participant with a understanding of the purpose and internal techs are covered throughout the course.
framework to make careful, prudent, technical oil and gas business decisions. Currently workings of all types of surface facilities and Emphasis is upon proven technology required to
emerging practices in the exploitation of unconventional resources including shale gas and treating equipment. A major goal of this course effectively develop and operate an asset in a
oil, and heavy oil and bitumen complement broad, specific coverage of conventional resource is to improve communication among all multidiscipline development environment.
extraction. disciplines, the field, and the office. Better Practical application of technology is
communication should enhance operational emphasized. Both theory and actual field
D E S IG N E D F O R efficiencies, lower costs and improve production examples and well completion programs are
Petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling economics. Example step-by-step exercises are studied along with class problems, exercises,
and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, worked together with the instructor to drive home and videos. Nodal analysis examples to assess
service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work the important points. well performance are set up. Well completion
assignment in production engineering and operations, or other engineers seeking a well- equipment and tools are viewed and discussed.
rounded foundation in production engineering. DESIGNED FOR Participants work several exercises such as basic
All field, service, support, and supervisory artificial lift designs, acidizing programs, gravel
Y OU W ILL L E A R N H O W T O personnel having interaction with facilities pack designs, and fracturing programs. Shale
Recognize geological models to identify conventional and unconventional (shale oil and engineers and desiring to gain an awareness gas and oil development challenges are
gas and heavy oil) hydrocarbon accumulations level understanding of the field processing of thoroughly explained. Horizontal and multilateral
Understand key principles and parameters of well inflow and outflow production fluids. technology is presented.
Build accurate nodal analysis models for tubing size selection and problem well review
Design and select well completion tubing, packer, and other downhole equipment tools YOU WILL LEA RN DES IGNED FOR
Plan advanced well completion types such as multilateral, extended length, and intelligent A practical understanding of all the Exploration and production technical
wells fundamental field treating facilities: what they professionals, asset team members, team
Design both conventional and unconventional multistage fractured horizontal wells are, why they are needed, how they work leaders, line managers, IT department staff who
Apply successful primary casing cementing and remedial repair techniques The properties and behavior of crude oil and work with data and support production
Select equipment and apply practices for perforating operations natural gas that govern production operations applications, data technicians, executive
Plan well intervention jobs using wireline, snubbing, and coiled tubing methods Field processes for treating and conditioning management, and all support staff who require a
Manage corrosion, erosion, soluble and insoluble scales, and produced water handling full wellstream production for sales or final more extensive knowledge of production
challenges disposition technology and engineering.
Apply well completion and workover fluid specifications for solids control and filtration The basics of oilfield corrosion prevention,
Employ the five main types of artificial lift systems detection, and treatment Y OU WILL LEA RN H O W TO
Identify formation damage and apply remedial procedures Internal workings of separators, pumps, Apply and integrate production technology
Design and execute successful carbonate and sandstone reservoir acidizing programs compressors, valves, dehydrators, acid gas principles for oilfield project development
Understand the causes of sand production and how to select sand control options treatment towers, and other treating equipment Choose basic well completion equipment
Understand the proper use of oilfield surfactants and related production chemistry A wide range of produced fluid measurement configurations
Identify and successfully manage organic paraffin and asphaltene deposits and metering devices Perform system analyses (Nodal Analysis)
Choose cased hole production logging tools and interpret logging results A description of treating equipment whether to optimize well tubing design and selection
Understand modern conventional fracture stimulation practices located on the surface, offshore platform, or Perform basic artificial lift designs
Understand multistage, horizontal well shale gas and shale oil massive frac job design and sea floor Apply the latest shale gas and oil extraction
operations technologies
Review heavy oil development and extraction including mining operations and current COURSE CONTENT Understand the chemistry and execution of
modern thermal processes Properties of fluids at surface Flowlines, sandstone and carbonate acid jobs
piping, gathering systems; solids and liquid Design basic sand control gravel pack
COUR S E C O N T E N T limits Oil - water- gas - solids - contaminants completions
Importance of the geological model Reservoir engineering fundamentals in production Separation and treatment 2-3 phase Evaluate well candidate selection to conduct a
operations Understanding inflow and outflow and applied system analysis Well testing separators, free water knockouts, centrifugal, hydraulic fracturing campaign
methods applicable to production operations Well completion design and related equipment filter Storage tanks, gun barrels, pressure/ Apply new production technology advances
Primary and remedial cementing operations Perforating design and applications vacuum relief, flame arrestors Stabilizers for smart well completions
Completion and workover well fluids Well intervention: wireline, hydraulic workover units, Foams, emulsions, paraffins, asphaltenes, Maximize asset team interaction and
and coiled tubing Production logging Artificial lift completions: rod pump, gas lift, ESP, hydrates, salts Dehydrators Water Treaters: understand the important dynamics between
PCP, plunger lift, and others Problem well analysis Formation damage Acidizing SP packs, plate interceptors, gas floatation, production technology and other team
Corrosion control Scale deposition, removal, and prevention Surfactants Paraffin and coalescers, hydrocyclones, membranes Acid member disciplines
asphaltenes Sand control Hydraulic fracturing Unconventional resources: shale gas Gas Treatment: coatings, closed system,
and oil, heavy oil and bitumen chemicals, solvents, conversion; stress cracking COURS E CONTENT
Valves: all types; regulators Pumps/ Role and tasks of production technology
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 10 Days Compressors: centrifugal, positive displacement, Completion design Inflow and outflow
BAKERSFIELD, US 5-16 DEC 2016 US$7050 rotary, reciprocating, ejectors Metering: orifice, performance Artificial lift well completion
23 OCT-3 NOV 2017 US$7050 head, turbine, and others Corrosion/Scales: systems (beam pump, gas-lift, ESP, PCP, plunger
CALGARY, CAN 17-28 OCT 2016 US$7050+GST inhibition and treatment lift) Formation damage and well acidizing
29 MAY-9 JUN 2017 US$7050+GST
DUBAI, UAE 13-24 NOV 2016 US$9005
Perforating practices Sand control Hydraulic
12-23 NOV 2017 US$9005 fracturing Shale gas and oil development
HOUSTON, US 5-16 DEC 2016 US$7115 Smart well completions Field surveillance and
13-24 MAR 2017 US$7115 data
25 SEP-6 OCT 2017 US$7115
LONDON, UK 4-15 DEC 2017 US$8215+VAT
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
CALGARY, CAN 24-28 APR 2017 US$3900+GST
DUBAI, UAE 3-7 DEC 2017 US$4990
HOUSTON, US 24-28 OCT 2016 US$3940 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
10 APR-14 JUL 2017 US$7080 22-26 MAY 2017 US$3940 HOUSTON, US 24-28 JUL 2017 US$4065*
7 AUG-17 NOV 2017 US$7080 16-20 OCT 2017 US$3940 KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 17-21 OCT 2016 US$4860*
LONDON, UK 26-30 JUN 2017 US$4570+VAT 25-29 SEP 2017 US$4860*
MIDLAND, US 3-7 OCT 2016 US$3900 THE HAGUE, NLD 14-18 NOV 2016 US$4695*
PetroAcademy PETROSKILLS.COM/PO1-BLENDED *plus computer charge
O&M 19
Surface Water
Gas Production Oil and Gas Processing LNG Facilities for
Management in
Engineering GPO Facilities for Operations Operations and
and Maintenance OT1 Maintenance OT43
Resource Plays SWM
Learn the latest methods for calculating gas well In order to establish and implement an optimized This course will provide the basic knowledge This is a five day, LNG-industry version of our
performance from reservoir to sales. Reservoir water management plan for hydraulic fracturing required for understanding processes and popular OT1 Gas Production/Processing for
performance covers the fundamentals of operations, operators and service companies operating issues common to gas processing Operations & Maintenance course, with
reservoir gas flow and details the best methods need an understanding of a broad array of facilities. Course content is customizable to expanded coverage on refrigeration, liquefaction,
for testing wells, according to the time and subjects, including water chemistry, systems client needs. and utilities. The course includes in-depth
money available. Reserve calculations and modeling, water treatment technology, the information on basic LNG mixed refrigerant
diagnostic testing from production data are regulatory landscape, and best practices for field DESIGNED FOR processing. Instructors will explain contaminant
covered. The importance of flow regime and operations. This course first establishes a Facility operators who require a working removal processes employed in LNG processes.
non-Darcy flow on test design and interpretation foundation of knowledge regarding water knowledge of the various processes used in Relevant details of the APCI LNG liquefaction
is emphasized for new wells and for the awareness, water chemistry, fluid dynamics, and production fluid conditioning and processing, processes are described. Class exercises/
possibility of improving the performance of older water analysis tools. Upon this foundation the including the common operational difficulties problems focus on application of theory to
wells. Also discussed are performances of tight course will build a model for optimizing water that may arise and operational tactics used to operational trends, so operators can understand
formations, horizontal wells, fractured wells, and management in support of hydraulic fracturing resolve them. Also suitable for maintenance their processes and become proficient at
methods for estimating gas reserves. Participants operations, providing reviews of best practices technicians, supervisors, and managers, as well identifying issues and troubleshooting problems
will learn to calculate and determine the effect of and the latest industry technology, while always as other non-engineering personnel who would before production suffers. Course content is
each system component on total well considering key stakeholders. benefit in an understanding of gas processing customizable to client needs.
performance, which permits optimum sizing of techniques that can be applied in their daily work
tubing, flowlines, separators, and compressors. DESI GN ED FOR activities. DES IGNED FOR
Participants receive complimentary software at Production, completion, operations, and surface LNG facility operators who require a working
facilities engineers; operations managers, YOU WILL LEA RN knowledge of the various processes used in
the end of the course.
logistics coordinators, field superintendents; all About the effects of produced fluid (OGW) production fluid conditioning and processing,
DES IG NE D F O R personnel involved in establishing, improving, compositions on facility design and operation including the common operational difficulties
Production, reservoir and facilities engineers, or supervising the implementation of an About various separation and conditioning that may arise and operational tactics used to
and others involved in gas production, organizations water management plan; personnel processes for meeting specifications on oil, resolve them. Also suitable for maintenance
transportation, and storage including field in service organizations seeking a more gas, and produced water streams technicians, supervisors, and managers, as well
supervisors. thorough understanding of the water system in Refrigeration 4-cycle process and application as other non-engineering personnel who would
unconventional resource plays. of economizers to the refrigeration process benefit from an understanding of gas processing
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO To understand how to operate facilities so as techniques that can be applied in their daily work
Apply proven techniques to field problems to YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO to minimize processing costs activities.
increase profitability Design and implement a water management How to apply course material to
Calculate gas well performance from the plan for an unconventional resource play troubleshooting gas conditioning and process Y OU WILL LEARN
reservoir to the sales line Assess the regional hydrological cycle in the anomalies Basic chemistry and physical principles
Optimize gas well production operational area related to hydrocarbons
Relate reservoir and well performance to time Adopt emerging best practices regarding water COURSE CONTENT Fundamentals of gas processing and
Predict when a well will die due to liquid management Basic chemistry and physical principles related conditioning for the LNG industry
loading Establish a water sampling and analysis to hydrocarbons Quick overview of gas Important specifications for gas, LNG, NGLs,
program processing Phase behavior fundamentals and condensate
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Design and run a water treatment technology Mass transfer operations Amine gas Phase behavior fundamentals
Gas properties: real gas behavior equations of pilot test sweetening Water-hydrocarbon behavior, Practical thermodynamics: mass and energy
state, impurities, mixtures, phase behavior dew Find the lowest cost solution for sourcing fluid including hydrate formation TEG gas balances
point, retrograde behavior, flash calculations; for hydraulic fracturing operations dehydration Solid bed adsorbers Important topics of H2S and CO2 removal
classifying gas reservoirs Reservoir Select a water treatment technology for a Mechanical refrigeration Gas expansion NGL before liquefaction
performance: gas well testing; turbulence and project recovery (turbo expanders and Joule-Thompson Processes used to sweeten and dehydrate
skin effects; perforation effects; tight well Manage the primary service/equipment effect) NGL stabilization and fractionation produced fluids
analysis; horizontal wells; hydraulically fractured providers critical to water management Claus sulfur recovery Specific to Geographical Mechanical refrigeration principles
wells Reserve calculations: P/Z plots, energy Establish basic water quality requirements Regions: Stavanger/Aberdeen - Typical North Other contaminants in LNG feed-gas
plots, water influx, abnormal pressure effects; necessary for frac fluid Sea oil and gas producing operations, produced NGL stabilization and fractionation
diagnostic testing based on production data Build a water management plan that complies water treating, seawater treating, and other Introduction to APCI LNG process
Flow in pipes and restrictions: pressure loss; with regulations offshore topics of general interest Brisbane -
effects of liquids-liquid loading, liquid removal Build a water management cost model to use Gas processing and introduction to liquefied COURS E CONTE N T
methods, multiphase flow correlations; erosional as a tool to optimize a water management plan natural gas (LNG) processes Midland - Gas Basic chemistry and physical principles related
velocity Compression: types of compressors; conditioning and processing, sour gas treating, to hydrocarbons Introduction to LNG facilities
compressor selection; effects of variables; C OU RSE C ON T EN T and sulfur recovery Pittsburgh - Mechanical Phase behavior fundamentals Mechanical
capacity and horsepower Total system Global water awareness and the oil and gas refrigeration principles and equipment, NGL refrigeration Production separators and oil
analysis: tubing and flowline size effects; industrys impact Flowback and produced fluid fractionation, and cryogenic NGL recovery dehydration Mass transfer operations Amine
perforating effects; relating deliverability to time; Basic water chemistry focused on oilfield sweetening Water-hydrocarbon behavior
evaluating compressor installations; analyzing concerns Water quality considerations for Solid bed adsorbers Gas expansion NGL
injection wells Flow measuring: orifice hydraulic fracturing operations Water recovery Fractionation fundamentals Basic
metering; other metering methods Condensate sampling and analysis, in the field and in the lab LNG mixed refrigerant process
reservoirs: reservoir types; reserve estimates, Water treatment for reuse and recycling
laboratory simulation; gas cycling Field programs Acquisition, storage, transportation,
operations problems: interpreting P/Z plots; disposal, and treatment of water Holistic field
hydrate formation water management Regulations applicable to
water management Water management system
cost modeling

2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days

CALGARY, CAN 21-25 NOV 2016 US$4125*+GST
20-24 NOV 2017 US$4125*+GST
HOUSTON, US 12-16 JUN 2017 US$4165* 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-11 AUG 2017 US$4960* 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days HOUSTON, US 28 NOV-2 DEC 2016 US$3860
LONDON, UK 11-15 SEP 2017 US$4795*+VAT HOUSTON, US 6-8 NOV 2017 US$3075 MIDLAND, US 6-10 NOV 2017 US$3840 27 NOV-1 DEC 2017 US$3860
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Applied Maintenance Maintenance Planning Crude Oil Pipeline Turnaround,
Management OM21 and Work Control Operations OT50 Shutdown and Outage
OM41 Management TSOM
No matter the price of oil, safe, efficient No matter what the price of oil is, safe facilities This course utilizes case studies and industry This course addresses Turnaround, Shutdown,
operations require well managed, integrated operations require effective maintenance work best practices for operating and maintaining and Outage (TSO) Management principles and
asset management. Effective, well organized control. ISO 55000 (PAS 55) is the asset onshore crude oil and liquid pipeline systems practices as they relate to activity planning,
maintenance management is the key. In this management standard everyone is moving that maximize life cycle reliability; employee, execution and closeout activities for midstream,
course, participants will receive a sound, towards. This course is designed to build public, and environmental safety; and operational petrochemical and refining facilities in the
integrated, basic knowledge of the maintenance competency in Work Control as a primary skill cost effectiveness. It focuses on open petroleum industry. The specific training received
function and how to progress towards world- set required to achieve these new standards. It discussions and troubleshooting techniques that in TSO management and the proper use of
class performance. Individual action plans will will focus on the six phases of work may be applied to crude, HVL (High Volatility scarce resources (time, people and materials)
carry course learning into the work environment. management: work identification, planning, Liquids) and refined product pipelines and their will help the TSO or Project Manager improve
Better utilization of Computerized Maintenance prioritization, scheduling, execution, and history associated infrastructure. The course aims to cost, schedule and operability results. Upon
Management Systems (CMMS) will also be capture. These essential skills are the key improve the operation profitability and completion of this course, the participant will
covered in this course. A pre and post seminar components of integrity management, safety, communication with management and know what the critical success factors for a TSO
self-assessment will be given to indicate efficient resource utilization, and reliable engineering staff. are and be able to utilize best practices in TSO
delegates competency improvements. The operation. A pre and post self-assessment will planning, execution and closeout. Participants
assessment is taken from the PetroSkills be used to measure competency improvement. In DESIGNED FOR will understand how maintenance, operations
industry standard competency map for order to improve facility asset management, each Pipeline operations personnel who require a and contractor resources relate to one another
Maintenance Management. participant will develop an action plan to help working knowledge of onshore liquid pipeline and what tools are available for the TSO team to
their organizations in the long-term effort to and terminal systems, including the common ensure interfaces among key stakeholders are
DES IG NE D F O R become more efficient and safe. operational difficulties that may arise and managed. The course is taught using a
Maintenance supervisors, team leaders, or operational tactics used to resolve them. Also combination of instruction, facilitated
managers needing to improve their maintenance DESI GN ED FOR suitable for maintenance personnel, metering discussion, and hands-on exercises using real-
programs. This course is a broad survey of Maintenance managers, superintendents, technicians, lead supervisors, area managers, world TSO examples. The exercises will include
essential aspects of maintaining a safe, efficient, supervisors, team leaders, and planners engaged and engineering staff that need a working both individual and group activities that will
and reliable facility asset. in work management, planning, and scheduling. knowledge of field pipeline operations. provide each participant with a hands-on
application of the principles and practices
discussed throughout the course.
World class maintenance standards and how To develop world class planning and work Apply regulatory codes, standards, and
to apply them control industry guidelines (PHSMA Part 195 DES IGNED FOR
Key performance indicators for your To employ business process analysis (Liquids), ASME B31.4, API-1173 and others) Maintenance superintendents and supervisors,
dashboard techniques in work control that control and guide the operation and project managers and project engineers,
Essential elements of work planning and How to use a gap analysis on your work maintenance of pipeline facilities maintenance engineers, planner/schedulers,
scheduling management system Explain fluid properties and behavior of crude operations representatives, HSE representatives,
Optimization of preventive and predictive Step-by-step work control from identification oils, wax behavior, temperature relationships and procurement professionals who plan,
maintenance through using work history and use of DRA in crude oil pipelines manage, or participate in turnarounds,
To focus your resources on critical equipment Optimization of preventive and condition- Explain pipeline hydraulics, pipeline pressure shutdowns, and outage management. Special
How to work with contractors more effectively monitoring activities gradients and predict capacity on the system emphasis will be placed on best practices and
Development of organizational competence Techniques: critical equipment analysis, Identify pipeline MOP, surge and causes of future trends in TSO management.
critical spares control, and emergency overpressure and mitigation measures
C OUR S E C O N T E N T response work Explain pipeline facilities; pump stations, Y OU WILL LEARN
World class standards Maintenance strategies filtration, metering and LACT units, sampling What a day in the life of a TSO Manager
Planning and scheduling Optimizing C OU RSE C ON T EN T and testing, pigging equipment, tank terminals during a shutdown is like
preventative and predictive maintenance Work identification Planning prioritization and truck/rail loading facilities To establish business strategies and
Identifying critical equipment Utilizing your Scheduling execution History records Explain liquid pipeline operations; objectives for a TSO to ensure support from
CMMS Supplier certification Developing Optimizing preventive maintenance Predictive commissioning and purging/filling, startup, all facility stakeholders
organizational competence Presenting your maintenance planning Critical equipment stopping, pigging and pig receiver operations, How to develop a robust TSO resource plan
action plan focus Emergency response measurement and sampling activities and get the resources you need
Identify principle causes of loss of To develop and validate work scopes for both
containment and mitigating measures; maintenance and project activities
corrosion, environmental cracking, How to establish criteria early in the planning
overpressure, 3rd party damage and error cycle for TSO work scope selection
Review regulatory compliance requirements How to select a computerized maintenance
for CFR 49, Part 195, to be better prepared in management system, including those features
the case of compliance audits needed for TSO management
Explore emergency response measures to How to integrate capital projects and
spills and loss of containment maintenance work during a TSO
To identify and address key TSO constraints
COURSE CONTENT and operations interfaces
Crude oil transportation systems Industry To develop a robust contracting plan for the
codes and regulations, scope and applicability TSO to align work scope
Crude oils, waxes and DRA, fluid properties and How to prepare a TSO execution plan
behavior Hydraulic analysis of pipelines and To utilize fit-for-purpose progress
gradients Pipeline pumps components, measurement and control techniques
operation, seal systems and seal leak detection
Pipeline surge and overpressure protection COURS E CONTE N T
systems Pipeline facilities filtration, pressure Six-phase TSO management process TSO
controls, pigging equipment Terminal facilities issues and challenges TSO quality plan TSO
tanks, truck/rail loading, metering, sampling safety planning CMMS benefits, selection and
and proving Pigging goals, processes and implementation Developing an integrated TSO
activities Pipeline repairs and maintenance plan Managing TSO stakeholders and
Corrosion overview and prevention Leak resources Monitoring progress and controlling
detection methods CFR 49, Part 195 review of change Procurement and contracting for a
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days documentation requirements and terminology TSO
Emergency response planning, spills and loss of
HOUSTON, US 28 AUG-1 SEP 2017 US$3860
ORLANDO, US 12-16 DEC 2016 US$3920 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days containment response
11-15 DEC 2017 US$3920 HOUSTON, US 17-21 APR 2017 US$3860 See website for dates and locations See website for dates and locations

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Applied Occupational
Basics of Environmental Basics of HSE Applied Environmental
Health and Industrial
Management HS13 Management HS18 Management HS23
Hygiene (OH & IH)
Provide proof of your environmental credentials Recognition and effective management of HSE This course provides hands-on opportunities to This richly-blended course, led by an
anywhere in the world with the NEBOSH risks/impacts is a fundamental requirement of learn and apply tools, techniques, and systems occupational health practitioner, builds practical
Certificate in Environmental Management. Our companies operating in our sector. of environmental management in oil, gas, and experience for the oilfield, and adds new skills to
program starts in advance of the taught course, This course provides participants with the petrochemicals industries. Participants work as a allow participants to apply occupational health
as participants undertake a review of their own underpinning knowledge on how to specify and member of a team to develop and improve the (OH) and industrial hygiene (IH) techniques in
sites environmental performance using implement an effective HSE management system environmental management system (EMS) and their workplaces. It includes short, punchy
documentation supplied to them. This review at the technical level. The course is based upon a environmental performance of company Petros, a tutorials followed by many application exercises
sets the context for this five day class, which common HSE management system which fictitious but highly-realistic case study. in our fictitious, but highly realistic Petros Barola
comprises a blended learning approach with explains the elements and their interaction. Application of the learned techniques is practiced case study. This has been used by thousands of
tutorials, workshops, problem-solving and at the upstream Caspian Explorer platform and energy-sector HSE specialists to develop their
practical activities. At the end of the course, there A variety of exercises and case studies based on the downstream Orkney Depot. skills.
is a formal examination and project, successful our Petros on- and off-shore case studies, as
well as readings and videos will be used to Well-blended exercises, problem-solving, and In this class, Petros Projects Ltd requires your
completion of which results in the award of the scenarios are used to practice the application of assistance to develop OH and IH systems for a
NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental develop understanding and practice the skills.
learning in authentic situations. The course is new major project. This includes the
Management. The course is designed for the oil, gas and designed to introduce participants to solutions to construction of a large solar array and a gas-fired
petrochemicals industries around the PetroSkills environmental challenges and to become an power plant, and the closure and
competence maps for HSE Management at the agent for change in their own organization. decommissioning of an old coal-fired plant.
Managers, supervisors, and employees
Awareness level. Works require 120 local and 480 non-native
throughout the world who have responsibility for The course follows-on from HS13, and is
managing environment issues as part of their This class can be taken alone, or together with recommended for those developing a career in workers residing in temporary camps for three
day to day duties. This course is particularly our Basics of Safety (HS10). It provides the environmental management and/or planning to years.
suitable for entry level HSE professionals, as the underpinning knowledge for participants seeking progress towards Full or Associate membership DESIGNED FOR
NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental a career first-step qualification - the NEBOSH of the Institute of Environmental Management For HSE specialists and others with
Management is the first step in a career in International General Certificate in Occupational and Assessment (IEMA) using our Accredited responsibilities for specifying and implementing
environmental management. Health and Safety (IGC). Environmental Practitioner program (HS71). OH and IH programs.
For holders of the NGC gained within the last five
YO U W IL L L E A R N DESIGNED FOR Some prior knowledge of health-related topics is
Environmental management, and what this years, this class provides for conversion to the
Environmental professionals, H&S practitioners desirable.
means for your organization IGC (upon request).
wishing to broaden their skills, operational
Ethical, legal, and financial reasons for managers, engineers, supervisors, project YOU WILL LEARN H O W TO
maintaining and promoting environmental managers, and other staff who have delegated Implement hazard (or stressor)
All workers requiring basic awareness and/or a
management responsibilities for implementing environmental characterization, exposure assessment, and
qualification in HSE management. These may
The importance of sustainability improvement(s). exposure controls
include field/operations staff, office workers,
Principles and sources of environmental Effectively embed health risk assessment
engineers, supervisors, project managers, and
information YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO (HRA) and health impact assessment (HIA)
aspiring HSE professionals.
The purpose and importance of setting Apply environmental management systems into HSE management systems
environmental policy It is ideal for anyone with no prior HSE and environmental controls which bring Embed the Human Factors Engineering (HFE)
Key features and content of an effective management knowledge. enhanced legal, financial, and reputational process into projects
environmental management system (EMS) improvement Predict, explain, and interpret adverse
YOU W I LL L EARN Communicate effectively with management ergonomic health effects to workers
such as ISO 14001
The principle elements of an HSE and staff at all levels of the organization on Identify potential medical emergencies and
Active (leading) and reactive (lagging)
management system, and how these interact environmental improvement develop medical emergency response (MER)
monitoring, including inspections and
to promote performance improvement Incorporate EMS into strategic plans, plans
investigations of environmental incidents
How to use ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO operational activities, products, and services Evaluate fitness for duty (FFD) good practices
Environmental impact assessments (EIA)
45001, HSG65, and ILO OSH-2001 Identify environmental aspects, and how to (including implementation of drug and alcohol
Emissions to atmosphere and abatement
Key tools for assessing risks, risk control, and assess the environmental impacts of activities, policies)
active/reactive monitoring products, and services in normal, abnormal, Possible causes of ill-health hazards during
Water pollution and methods to avoid
The roles and responsibilities of individuals and emergency situations the food handling cycle, the origins of water
contamination of water resources
within the management system and how these Use an EMS to confirm legal compliance borne health hazards, and preparation of
The importance of and techniques for Plan and implement improvements in
can affect the safety culture of the organization preventive and corrective actions
minimizing waste environmental performance
Examination techniques for the NEBOSH IGC1 Implement procedures to prevent and respond
Risks associated with contaminated land Develop monitoring procedures and
exam (if required) to the impacts of thermal extremes
Energy efficiency environmental performance indicators
Potential sources and consequence of Describe the procedures and monitoring
C OU RSE C ON T EN T Develop and implement an environmental
environmental noise and nuisance audit program required for IH including noise, vibration,
Leadership, policy, objectives Responsibilities,
Emergency preparedness and response Engage in environmental reporting, including chemical, and biological agents, ionizing and
resources and competence Risk assessment
Environmental auditing, and reporting the use of recognized methods and formats for non-ionizing radiation
and control Planning, safe systems of work
results to management presenting reports internally and externally Procedures to identify and reduce risk of
Contractor controls Emergency preparedness
NEBOSH examination and project (optional). psycho/social agents
and response Incident reporting and
investigation Inspections and audits COURSE CONTENT
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Effective use of an EMS Identifying aspects COURSE CONTE N T
Management review Health risk assessment Health impact
Foundations in environmental management and assessing impacts Environmental
Environmental management systems improvement programs, including pollution assessment Human factors engineering (HFE)
Assessment of environmental impacts Control abatement and control techniques Emergency Ergonomics Health and medical emergency
of emissions to air Control of contamination of preparedness and response Environmental facilities Fitness for duty Food and water
water resources Solid waste and land use communication Environmental performance hygiene Thermal extremes Medical
Sources and use of energy and energy efficiency monitoring Environmental auditing and surveillance Industrial hygiene
Control of environmental noise Planning for reporting Management review Psychological agents and social impacts
and dealing with environmental emergencies
NEBOSH Examination and Project
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Applied HSE Applied Safety HS20 Contractor Safety
Management Systems -
Management HS28 Management HS46
A Development
Workshop HS37
In just five days, learn how to develop and use an This course teaches participants about a In many companies, contractors work 50%+ of Since its launch in 1996, more than 250,000
HSE management system to drive improvement selection of advanced safety tools and facilitates the hours in the field. Thats why it is important organizations around the world have become
and learning into your organization! practice use of these in a case study setting. to prequalify, select, mobilize, execute, externally certified to ISO 14001, the leading
This course is about understanding and applying During just five days, we learn about safety demobilize, and close out contracted activities to international standard and specification for
common HSE management systems in oil, gas techniques for the oil, gas, and petrochemicals a high standard. An effective relationship environmental management systems (EMS). This
and petrochemical industries. It includes a rich industries including the HSE case, Bowtie, JHA/ between clients and contractors at all stages of workshop provides the learning and copyright-
blend of knowledge development sessions, JSA, HAZOP, fault, and event tree analysis. the supply chain is essential for competently free template documents necessary for
individual and team exercises, problem-solving, managing health and safety in a facility or developing and implementing an ISO 14001-
We use a rich blend of exercises, problem- project. based EMS for your own facility/ies. You should
and sector case studies. These come together to solving, videos, and case studies to support the
challenge participants in a realistic but fictional In just five days, youll learn the processes for bring a site plan, and some process flowcharts,
learning in realistic situations. These come which will be used in a series of hands-on
case study facility, Petros Barola Limited. together to challenge participants in our case developing and managing a contractor safety
management system based on recognized exercises throughout the class. You will leave the
The course may be taken either independently or study scenario Petros Barola. class with a developed, draft EMS manual.
in conjunction with our Applied Safety, Applied management systems, such as API
The class concludes with participants defending Recommended Practice 2220 Contractor Safety Arrangements for external audit by a certification
Health, and/or Applied Environmental the company before the HSE regulator explaining body is left to the choice, convenience, and
Management courses. Performance Process and OGP Guidelines for
why the company should retain its operating Working together in Contracting Environment. timing of the participants organization. Of
This course also provides practical learning for license following a serious incident. course, we cannot guarantee that you will
participants seeking professional accreditation The course includes knowledge development achieve certification as we will not have been to
The course content is built around the sessions, practical exercises and problem- site to verify practices there.
through our Accredited H&S Practitioner (to PetroSkills competence maps at the
CMIOSH) or Accredited Environmental solving set in a case study setting. The course
Fundamental Application level. It may be taken concludes with a contractor pre-qualification, DES IGNED FOR
Practitioner programs (to MIEMA and CEnv) either independently or in conjunction with other selection, and justification exercise. Business and other managers from large or
HS70 and HS71 respectively. Foundation level courses - Applied HSE small organizations who require the skills and
D E S IG NE D F O R Management, Applied Health, and/or Applied DESIGNED FOR support to develop a recognized EMS.
Functional specialists seeking to improve their Environmental Management. Project, procurement, and supply chain
knowledge and application of HSE management managers, HSE specialists, auditors, engineers, Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
This course also provides practical learning for Understand environmental management
systems, including operations supervisors, and supervisors who want to know how to
participants seeking professional accreditation system ISO 14001 (in the current version at
engineers, contract managers, project managers, manage contractors.
through our Accredited H&S Practitioner the time of your attendance)
and all staff who have the responsibility for program (to CMIOSH) HS70. YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO Assess the major areas of their operations
designing, implementing, or supporting HSE Implement a contracting supply chain strategy
DESI GN ED F OR interaction with the environment
management. based on the risks and benefits of outsourcing
HSE specialists as well as operations engineers, Recognize corporate and legal requirements
Some prior knowledge of HSE management high risk, low risk, and specialist activities for environmental compliance
supervisors and project managers, and other
related topics is desirable but not essential. Develop a contracting strategy based on pre- Plan and develop a documented EMS:
staff with responsibility for designing,
qualification Plan for EMS (allocating resources and
YOU W IL L L E A R N H O W TO implementing, or supporting safety techniques in
Prepare a program to initiate the use developing an EMS schedule)
Successfully apply the principle elements their respective positions.
of competent contractors based on bid Identify and prioritizing the environmental
of an HSE management system aligned Some prior knowledge of safety science is documents covering HSE and other relevant aspects and impacts of operations
to the international standards ISO 14001 desirable but not essential. criteria Develop planning matrices for significant
(environment) and OHSAS 18001 / ISO 45001 Communicate effectively with contractors, aspects by setting objectives, targets,
(occupational health and safety), and how to YOU WI L L L EARN H OW TO including reporting requirements for incidents management programs, and KPIs
relate these to company management systems Design and use a common set of safety and emergency preparedness Apply EMS to sample processes in various
Explain responsibilities for HSE management techniques (as listed above) Identify the barriers that could prevent operational modes - normal, abnormal, and
and the characteristics of successful Apply factors relating to people, equipment, successful implementation of a contractor emergency - using process flow diagrams
leadership and management styles materials, and the working environment to the safety program, and how to overcome them Modify your current emergency preparedness
Use key tools associated with HSE establishment of safe working environments Develop a program for supply chain and response to include environmental
management including HazID, risk Identify common asset safety hazards and performance monitoring requirements
assessment, JHA, JSA, PTW, LOTO, and active design and implement systems to control and Perform an effective contractor selection Comply with EMS requirements including
(leading) and reactive (lagging) monitoring subsequently monitor these interview document control, internal auditing,
Shape and initiate improvement in the safety Conduct a fire risk assessment for their own Provide feedback likely to initiate improvement demonstrating improvement
culture of their own organizations facility in contractors performance Prepare a draft EMS manual based on our
Implement a motor vehicle safety program Use sector contractor management systems templates
COUR S E C O N T E N T such as OGP 6.64/291, API standard 2220;
Leadership and commitment HSE policy and C OU RSE C ON T EN T
and HSE management systems such as ISO COURS E CONTE N T
strategic objectives Legislation and regulation Safety techniques for hazard and effect
14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001 and HSG65 Business risk and the environment
Organization, responsibilities, and resources management Safety culture and maturity;
as methods for initiating and maintaining Management systems and ISO 14001
Professional training and behaviors Risk errors and violations, Stroop test Creating safe
improvements in contractor performance Environmental policy EMS planning - aspects,
assessment and hierarchy of control Planning work environments hard and soft controls
impacts, legal, and other requirements
and procedures Contractor controls Security Chemical handling / HAZCOM / product COURSE CONTENT Resources and training Communication,
Emergency preparedness and response stewardship Fire safety Electrical safety Supply chain strategies Management systems documentation, and document control
Performance management Incident reporting Confined space safety Lockout and tagout - API 2220, OGP guidelines, others Pre- Monitoring and measurement EMS auditing
and investigation Auditing Management (LOTO) Logistics and motor vehicle safety qualification - bidding, evaluation criteria, and environmental improvement
review and improvement Measuring and improving safety performance appointment Contractor selection
Mobilization, execution and demobilization
Supply chain performance monitoring and
auditing Final evaluation and close out

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Lead Auditor for Health
Fundamentals of Risk Based Process
and Safety (IOSH) and
Process Safety PS2 Safety Management
Environment (IEMA)
The course will cover the fundamentals of This course introduces process safety This auditor training course is uniquely approved
process safety for all staff levels of processing management in the oil and gas industry, the by IEMA and IOSH for developing integrated
facilities in the upstream and downstream oil, elements and benefits of process safety management systems auditors for ISO 14001
gas, and petrochemical industry. To identify how management systems, and tools for and OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001. It is recognized
different disciplines and roles can have an implementing and managing a system. In this by IEMA (and others) for accreditation as a lead
impact on process safety performance, there is a course the participant will learn to use tools and auditor, after suitable practical experience.
rolling case study (Project COLEX) throughout techniques for managing process safety. The Participants work in teams of internal auditors to
the course that involves the installation of a Center for Chemical Process Safetys (CCPS) appraise the HSE-MS of Petros Barola Ltd, a
separator vessel, and the process safety book titled Guidelines for Risk Based Process fictitious but highly-realistic case study based on
considerations and implications are explored Safety or RBPS Guidelines will be the text for the distribution department of an integrated oil How can you
and discussed at the various stages, from design
to full operation.
this course. Participant centered exercises and
selected case studies will be used to build on the
company located on the island of Barola. Each
audit team is led by an experienced lead auditor,
reduce health,
concepts that CCPS advocates for risk based through each stage of a five day audit in real safety, security and
process safety. time. The audit includes an opening meeting, live
The course will benefit all staff associated with
Throughout the course, participants will be interviews, corporate documents and test results. environment risks?
the operation, maintenance, and governance in The class concludes with a presentation of the
production and processing facilities and is challenged to think how their process safety
management system can be enhanced and audit report to senior management. The class is
relevant to roles, including senior management, firmly based in the principles of corporate

project and engineering support teams, HSE modified to meet the concepts of risk-based
decision making. An individual action plan will responsibility for risk management and business
support, supervisors, and operator and control, and the theory and practice of modern
maintenance technicians. It provides an be developed to apply the information from the

course to the workplace. risk-based auditing.
understanding of the design basis and essentials
for safe operations, without addressing the more DESI GN ED FOR
detailed calculation aspects covered in Process HSE professionals, operations and maintenance HSE professionals, line managers and
Safety Engineering PS4. technicians, engineers, supervisors and project supervisors; aspiring and experienced auditors. ONLINE HSSE LIBRARY
managers requiring a basic foundation in The class has proven extremely beneficial for
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO those preparing for secondment to an audit team.
Identify the systems and processes required developing and managing process safety. The
more technical aspects of process safety
Types of Respirators

to create process safety in a high hazard YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO

installation engineering are covered in PS4, Process Safety Lead/participate effectively in an audit or
Identify and choose appropriate techniques Engineering. review in line with the standards of the
and tools to qualitatively assess process auditing profession, including ISO 19011
hazards Relate audit to the essential principles of
Identify processes applicable to Process
Determine appropriate risk reduction corporate governance, risk management,
Safety Management (PSM) and describe
strategies and identify effective risk reduction business control and management system
relevant terms used
measures to prevent, control, and mitigate standards
Identify which standards are to be applied for
process safety risk Add value for senior management from the
managing process hazards
Recognize and develop systems to manage auditing process
Apply programs and tools for managing a
process safety in operations through operating Apply the skills necessary to conduct an
PSM system
procedures and operating limits, ensuring effective HS/E audit, including: PetroSkills ePilot HSSE
Choose appropriate decision making methods
plant integrity through maintenance and Familiarizing with the auditees business
and tools to identify process hazards
environment and objectives Library can help you:
Describe and use techniques available for
Use a management of change process to Developing a risk-based work plan
minimize risk of change
control of hazards associated with process
Effective interviewing, reviewing and testing Identify knowledge
Identify and monitor key performance Describe the criteria and methods of selecting
techniques gaps quickly and
measures and verifications to maintain and Recording, analyzing and assessing audit generate pathways to
equipment and safe guarding controls
improve safety performance findings
Research and apply the performance proficiency
Evaluating the auditees HS/E-MS
C OUR S E C O N T E N T parameters for the safety systems in
Summarizing, presenting and reporting at
Business context for process safety Risk operations
high level the audit results to management Achieve compliance
assessment [hazard identification, hazard Explain the role of all disciplines and their
contribution to the management of potential goals with compliance-
scenarios, consequence and likelihood analysis, COURSE CONTENT
and risk analysis and tools and techniques] HSE hazards Risk management and business control focused management
Risk reduction measures (barriers) [types and C OU RSE C ON T EN T
Principles of auditing (ISO 19011) Initiating and reporting
hierarchy of risk reduction measures (barriers)] and planning any audit Reviewing and testing
Process safety culture and competency
Management of process safety in operations Compliance with standards Understand
effectiveness Effective interviewing Legal Reduce time-to-
[operating procedures, design and operating and ethical aspects relevant to auditing
hazards and risk Operating procedures and
Developing audit findings and writing business-
proficiency, enable
limits, human factors, inspection and safe work practices Asset integrity and
maintenance, and emergency response] focused recommendations refresher training, and
reliability Management of change Conduct
Management of change Learning from of operations Incident investigation improve on-boarding
previous incidents and near misses Self- (associated with plant failures) Measurement
verification and measurement Process safety and metrics Management review and Reduce expenses of
key performance indicators Management
review and auditing Process safety leadership
continuous improvement classroom scheduling,
[governance and culture] travel

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24 HSE
Distance Learning Accredited Environmental
Introduction to Basic Petroleum
Vocational Diploma in Practitioner: IEMA Full
Petroleum Business IPB Economics BEC3
Occupational Safety Member by Applied
and Health HS70 Learning HS71
Achieve Chartered membership of the Institution Achieve Full Membership of IEMA (MIEMA) and Creation of shareholder value should be at the Could you answer the following three questions
of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) by Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) in this two- heart of every business decision. This course is for your next project? What will it cost? What is it
flexible, distance learning. IOSH is the worlds part mentored, distance learning program. Part 1 designed for technical professionals in the worth? Will it earn sufficient profit? Before
largest health and safety professional comprises six units each requiring submission petroleum industry who want to understand the undertaking any project, these questions should
membership organization, and its qualifications of work evidence to demonstrate competence. nature of the petroleum business and how you be answered, and this course will provide the
are recognized globally. Completion leads to award of the IEMA will contribute to the financial success of your fundamentals necessary to enable you to do so.
This is a mentored program typically lasting Associate Certificate in Environmental company. The course will introduce delegates to Contractual arrangements, which also
12-18 months. Every participant has a personal Management (AIEMA). In (optional) Part 2, the the structure of the petroleum business including significantly impact the economic viability of a
adviser who works with them on a one-to-one participant is guided through a personal supply and demand, how oil companies are project, are covered. Participants practice cash
basis. Our support is tailored to meet your development program, and the application and organized and financed and what it takes to be flow techniques for economic evaluations and
needs. Communication is usually through assessment process to complete the award of financially successful. Success will be explored investigate frequently encountered situations.
e-conference, e-mail and telephone. The start MIEMA and CEnv. Each participant has a through an understanding of how we calculate Each participant will receive Economics of
date is flexible, and you can work at a pace that personal mentor who works with them on a one- long-term shareholder value both at the Worldwide Petroleum Production, written
suits you and your job. to-one basis. Our support is tailored to meet corporate and project level as well as the specifically for PetroSkills courses. Individuals
your needs at a pace which suits you. valuation of competitive advantage and may wish to participate in either this course or
DES IG NE D F O R Communication is usually through e-conference, incorporation of risk assessment in our models. Expanded Basic Petroleum Economics, which is
Experienced health and safety managers/ email and telephone. You can start your program Delegates will be introduced to the primary the five day version that includes expanded
advisers/specialists. You will be an active any time. Part 1 is usually spread over an 8-12 accounting financial statements and what they material covering finance, accounting, and
practitioner with at least two years experience. month period, but can be speeded up or slowed tell us about a company. Common accounting budgeting.
down to suit you. Completion of Part 2 requires and economic terms and metrics will be
YO U W IL L L E A R N 3-years full time environmental experience, but reviewed. Participants should bring a PC with DES IGNED FOR
To build your portfolio of evidence, supported this can predate your enrollment. excel software to complete exercises. Managers, engineers, explorationists, field
by a personal mentor accounting supervisors and other personnel who
To write reflective reports using templates DESI GN ED F OR DESIGNED FOR need to develop or improve their skill and
provided Experienced environmental managers and Engineers, geologists, geophysicists, landmen, understanding of basic economic analysis and
To identify and close any gaps in your H&S advisors seeking Associate and/or Full HR and other non-finance and accounting profitability of petroleum exploration and
knowledge Membership of IEMA (the Institute of professionals who need an introduction to the production.
Through assessment and internal verification Environmental Management and Assessment). business aspects of the petroleum industry
Participants should have responsibility for including the interplay of finance and economic Y OU WILL LEARN
of your portfolio
managing one or more environmental impacts evaluation in the creation of long-term How to evaluate the economic viability of a
C OUR S E C O N T E N T within their work. shareholder value. project
Develop and implement effective communication Cash flow techniques applicable in economic
systems for health and safety (401) Promote a YOU WI L L L EARN YOU WILL LEA RN evaluations
positive health and safety culture (501) Participants will be supported by a personal How the petroleum business is structured and How to use economic criteria to choose
Develop and maintain individual and mentor to build a structured portfolio of capital is raised investments
organisational competence in health and safety work-based evidence, demonstrating skilled What is shareholder value and how it is Models to weigh risk and uncertainty
(502) Identify, assess, and control health and application of environmental management created
techniques, which collectively meet IEMA The critical importance of seeking competitive COURS E CONTE N T
safety risks (503) Develop and implement
proactive monitoring systems for health and requirements advantage Forecasting oil production Defining:
safety (504) Develop and implement reactive To prepare required reports Economic and accounting terminology reserves, operating expenses, capital
monitoring systems for health and safety (505) To close any knowledge gaps through directed How to make an economic valuation of expenditures, inflation, factors effecting oil and
Develop and implement health and safety reading an investment and assess its competitive gas prices Cash flow techniques Economic
emergency response systems and procedures Through assessment and internal verification advantage criteria: interest, hurdle rate, time value of
(506) Develop and implement health and of submitted materials How value creation impacts share price money, selection, ranking criteria Risk,
safety review systems (507) Maintain By registering you with IEMA as an Affiliate How shareholder value is measured uncertainty: types of risk, mathematical
knowledge of improvements to influence health member for one year (included in your fee), What is risk and how is it assessed in techniques, probabilistic models, uncertainty in
and safety practice (508) Develop and and upgrading you upon your completion to economic evaluations economic analysis Tips on economic factors
implement the health and safety policy (601) AIEMA and MIEMA as applicable in computer spreadsheet analysis Ethics in
COURSE CONTENT economic analyses
C OU RSE C ON T EN T The importance of creating value for
Earths natural systems and how human activity shareholders History and characteristics of the
interacts and impacts on these Main sources oil and gas business Introduction to Economic
of environmental law and legislation affecting Evaluation including Net Present Value, Internal
international businesses The principle tools of Rate of Return, and risk Introduction to the key
the environmental professional including Life accounting financial statements and terms The
Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impact need for competitive advantage and how it is
Assessment The benefits of implementing an measured How to develop spreadsheets to
environmental management system Mitigating conduct economic evaluations
environmental impacts Environmental
communication The issues, science and
philosophy of sustainability
Start date for the program is fully flexible. The
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18 months support. There will be no refund
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2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days
There is additional value in booking this CALGARY, CAN 3-5 APR 2017 US$2925+GST
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Practitioner: IEMA Full Member by Applied The program fee for Parts 1 and 2 is $4,500 13-15 FEB 2017 US$2955
Learning - HS71 for the combined fee of $7,999 (excluding VAT) with 12 months Affiliate 1-3 MAY 2017 US$2955
USD. membership of IEMA. See website for details 10-12 JUL 2017 US$2955
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Expanded Basic Cost Management CM Economics of Petroleum Finance and

Petroleum Economics Worldwide Petroleum Accounting Principles
BEC Production EWP PFA


Could you answer the following three questions Few problems threaten the petroleum businesses In the area of corporate and international Making the most efficient use of your resources
for your next project? What will it cost? What is it more than uncontrolled costs. Economic realities petroleum production, do you know how to is critical to the success of any company.
worth? Will it earn sufficient profit? Before have made it necessary for most companies to choose the best investments? Can you properly Finance and accounting comprise the universal
undertaking any project, these questions should operate with a lean and mean philosophy. As evaluate investment opportunities? Do you know business language and help you manage those
be answered. This course will provide the the price of our products fluctuates widely, the what investment criteria really mean and which resources effectively. Planning and decision
fundamentals necessary to enable you to do so. most vulnerable companies are those that are criteria to use for best results? Answers to these making that occur in an informal financial
Budgeting and financing, accounting, and ineffective in understanding and managing their questions will greatly improve your ability to context permit better application of resources
contractual arrangements, which also costs. The ability to properly manage costs is make profitable decisions. Techniques for and promote competitive advantage. The aim of
significantly impact the economic viability of a now paramount in a companys success and predicting profit, production, operating costs, this course is to improve delegates job
project, are covered. Participants practice cash even their ultimate survival. As the energy and cash flow enable the analyst to evaluate performance by enhancing their understanding
flow techniques for economic evaluations and industry goes through its most monumental decision alternatives for optimum results. of current international practices in finance and
investigate frequently encountered situations. changes since the 1970s, the companies that can Understanding cost of capital, financial structure, accounting within the E&P industry. The latest
Participants are invited to submit their own identify efficiencies and inefficiencies will be able risk and uncertainty, present worth, rate of return, issues.
economic problems (in advance), if appropriate. to react to the challenges of the global market and other economic yardsticks enhances the
Each participant will receive Economics of place, thus generating higher profits. This quality and the value of economic analysis. DES IGNED FOR
Worldwide Petroleum Production, written seminar is an introduction to Practical Cost Discussion of real-life examples with participants Personnel new to the oil and gas accounting
specifically for PetroSkills courses. Management techniques designed to help the from many different countries enhances the value industry accounting, finance, or economists,
participant better understand the underlying of the course. others desiring to understand or refresh their
DES IG NE D F O R dynamics of cost using recent events and trends, knowledge of basic petroleum accounting
Managers, engineers, explorationists, field using relevant exercises, timely case studies and DESIGNED FOR concepts, financial personnel needing to
accounting supervisors and other personnel who role-playing techniques. Managers, supervisors, and operating personnel understand unique issues as they relate to the
need to develop or improve their skill and concerned with costs, profitability, budgets, the petroleum industry, and technical or asset team
understanding of basic economic analysis and DESI GN ED FOR company bottom line and other aspects of members looking for the basic concepts of
profitability of petroleum exploration and Operating managers, field personnel, project economic analysis of petroleum production on a accounting and finance. Participants are
production. managers, technology managers, budget project, corporate, and worldwide basis, who encouraged to bring their companys financial
managers, or anyone wanting to manage costs have had some previous experience in this area. reports. This course may qualify for up to 34
YO U W IL L L E A R N more efficiently and effectively. A familiarity with Due to similarity in content, PetroSkills hours of CPE for US CPAs.
How to evaluate the economic viability of a finance is helpful but not required. recommends that participants take this course if
project they have some previous experience in this field Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Cash flow techniques applicable in economic YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO as the course content is more advanced than Understand financial reporting requirements
evaluations Understand the different cost classifications Expanded Basic Petroleum Economics. Take one for oil and gas companies under IFRS and
Models to weigh risk and uncertainty and cost drivers or the other, but not both courses. US GAAP
Techniques to determine expected value Determine and monitor the behavior of costs Apply basic concepts and terminology for
The effect finance, budgeting, and contractual Build your own activity dictionary YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO accounting and finance in oil and gas
agreements have on a project Design management control system that Use cash flow techniques in economic Create accounting statements, including a
The basic principles of accounting works evaluations cash flow statement from data accumulation to
Understand the principles of Activity Evaluate and choose investment opportunities audited financial statements
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Based Cost Management (ABCM) and its Use models to weigh risk and uncertainty Distinguish between the different financial
Forecasting oil production Defining: reserves, development and implementation Evaluate decision alternatives using predictive statements and their roles
operating expenses, capital expenditures, Analyze capital projects using the proper tools techniques Distinguish between financial, managerial, and
inflation, factors effecting oil and gas prices and techniques Evaluate how projects effect the corporation contract (joint operations) accounting
Cash flow techniques Economic criteria: Manage and not mismanage costs Recognize the different oil and gas accounting
interest, hurdle rate, time value of money, Develop tools to use for managing costs COURSE CONTENT methods
selection, ranking criteria Risk, uncertainty: Evaluate costs for effectiveness Pricing: natural gas, marker crudes, OPEC, spot Determine the difference between profits and
types of risk, mathematical techniques, and futures markets, transportation Production cash flow
probabilistic models, uncertainty in economic C OU RSE C ON T EN T rate: mathematical models Cash flow: revenue, Apply capitalization rules and depreciation
analysis Financing, ownership in the oil and Defining costs, classifications and terminology capital and operating costs, spreadsheet methods
gas industry: business arrangements between for an E&P company Determining cost exercises Economic evaluation: present value Recognize accounting treatments of joint
operators, between mineral owners objects, cost drivers and their behaviors concepts, sensitivity and risk analysis, decision ventures such as Production Sharing
Accounting versus cash flow: accounting Analyzing different types of cost management trees, royalty, sources of capital, incremental Agreements
principles and definitions, differences between systems Using Activities Based Management economics, sunk costs, inflation Budgeting: Evaluate capitalized assets using a ceiling-test
accounting cash numbers, depreciation, (ABM) to monitor costs and processes Building examples and exercises, long-range planning Read and understand those confusing footnotes
depletion, amortization Budgeting: types, and using an activity dictionary Using value Cash versus write-off decision: depreciation, Prepare, read, and use the disclosures for oil
processes, selecting of projects for the budget added costs versus non value-added costs for depletion, and amortization How to read an and gas companies
Economic analysis of operations Computer improvement Distinguishing between cost annual report: statements, financial ratios, what Recognize how accounting decisions can affect
economics software Tips on economic factors effectiveness and cost efficiencies Developing is and is not included, reading between the lines earnings, cash flows, and operational decisions
in computer spreadsheet analysis Ethics in productivity measurements that work Worldwide business operations: concessions, Calculate, understand, and analyze financial
economic analyses Operating Cost Management using the budgets licenses, production sharing contracts, joint reports and basic oil and gas ratios
efficiently and effectively Using GAP analysis in ventures, cost of capital, sources of funding, debt
measuring productivity of costs Support and equity Performance appraisal: buy/sell COURS E CONTE N T
departments cost allocations Transfer pricing assessments Computer economics software Getting started: financial terms and definitions,
Determining the break-even cost and volumes Tips on format and inclusion of economic factors the language of business; accounting rules,
Using variance analysis budget for monitoring in computer spreadsheet analysis Ethics in standards, and policies Constructing the basic
performance Optimizing the supply chain economic analyses financial statements Classifying revenues,
Developing and analyzing capital investment assets, liabilities, and equity Comparing
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days projects Replace versus maintain Life Cycle different accounting elements Accounting for
CALGARY, CAN 3-7 APR 2017 US$3900+GST Costing Using different scenarios to more joint operations Accounting and reporting
HOUSTON, US 10-14 OCT 2016 US$3940 effectively manage costs Performance
13-17 FEB 2017 US$3940
1-5 MAY 2017 US$3940
Measurement using capacity management
10-14 JUL 2017 US$3940 techniques
16-20 OCT 2017 US$3940
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 14-18 AUG 2017 US$4735
LONDON, UK 12-16 JUN 2017 US$4570+VAT 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
11-15 SEP 2017 US$4570+VAT HOUSTON, US 11-15 DEC 2017 US$4040 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
SAN FRANCISCO, US 14-18 NOV 2016 US$3900 LONDON, UK 10-14 OCT 2016 US$4670+VAT HOUSTON, US 8-12 MAY 2017 US$4040 HOUSTON, US 17-21 JUL 2017 US$4040
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Advanced Decision
Petroleum Risk and Fundamentals of Strategic Thinking:
Analysis with Portfolio
Decision Analysis PRD International Oil and A Tool-Based Approach
and Project Modeling
Good technical and business decisions are Quality forecasts and evaluations depend upon International petroleum transactions occur within This course is a hands-on case-based course
based on competent analysis of project costs, well-designed project and portfolio models that a complex legal environment that limits what focused on enhancing strategic thinking
benefits and risks. Participants learn the decision are based upon clear decision policy, sound petroleum companies, host governments and capabilities of decision makers in the oil and gas
analysis process and foundation concepts so professional judgments, and a good decision service companies can do, and interprets and industry including those responsible for building
they can actively participate in multi-discipline process. In this course participants learn to build enforces many of their promises. Petroleum and sustaining successful strategic plans.
evaluation teams. The focus is on designing and good models. We use the familiar Microsoft professionals often lack the broad understanding Participants are presented with several strategic
solving decision models. Probability Excel spreadsheet as the platform for project and of what makes up this legal environment and tools for analyzing different aspects of the
distributions express professional judgments risk assessment models. Add-in software how it can have an impact on their work. This petroleum business from both a macro and
about risks and uncertainties and are carried provides Monte Carlo and decision tree course is designed to give participants a basic micro perspective. There is a major emphasis on
through the calculations. Decision tree and capabilities. The course emphasis is on the understanding of the legal fundamentals that understanding how the petroleum industry has
influence diagrams provide clear evaluation concepts and techniques, rather than make their international transactions work, developed over the last 150 years including both
communications and the basis for valuing each particular software programs. including the principles that apply to interpreting successful and unsuccessful strategies that were
alternative. Monte Carlo simulation is discussed and enforcing their agreements, the procedures used. This provides a basis for evaluating game
and experienced in detail in a hand-calculation for resolving their disputes, addressing changers that are now transforming the industry
Evaluation engineers, analysts, managers,
exercise. Project modeling fundamentals and planners, and economists. This course is intended interpretational issues posed by common and positioning our businesses to maximize
basic probability concepts provide the for professionals involved with developing project contract provisions, and avoiding liability under shareholder value. Case studies during this
foundation for the calculations. Emphasis is on evaluation, portfolio, and other forecasting and environmental and bribery laws. The course will course provide opportunities for individualized
practical techniques for immediate application. assessment models. Prior background in decision teach participants to confidently identify potential and team-based learning. Teaching approach
analysis is expected. legal problems, address them before they follows an iterative process of interactive
DES IG NE D F O R become serious, and facilitate the smooth discussions, application of materials, discussion
Geologists, engineers, geophysicists, managers, YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO interaction between oil and gas professionals, of results, and re-application of materials to new
team leaders, economists, and planners. Frame, build, and evaluate decision models host government representatives, and their contexts.
and extract key insights lawyers.
Apply the exponential utility function for
Describe the elements of the decision DESIGNED FOR Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, managers,
risk policy
analysis process and the respective roles of Design investment portfolio optimization Petroleum managers who deal with international and executives responsible for defining,
management and the analysis team models that include constraints, oil and gas legal matters in the course of their assessing, and developing business alternatives
Express and interpret judgments about risks requirements, and typical interrelationships business, and legal professionals with little and strategy in the petroleum industry.
and uncertainties as probability distributions between projects formal, specialized training in oil and gas law,
and popular statistics Use decision tree software for value of but expect to deal with international oil and gas Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Represent discrete risk events in Venn imperfect information analysis law matters. Summarize, present, and discuss strategic
diagrams, probability trees, and joint Use Monte Carlo simulation software with management topics and issues
probability tables optimization YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO Determine the factors that influence
Solve for expected values with decision trees, Develop quality Excel models for projects Recognize differences between international organizations to change their level of strategic
payoff tables, and Monte Carlo simulation and portfolios legal systems and transactions thinking
(hand calculations) Understand legal fundamentals behind Identify, understand, analyze, and evaluate
Craft and solve decision models C OU RSE C ON T EN T international transactions the strategies of their own units/divisions
Evaluate investment and design alternatives Decision Modeling: application of DA process and other businesses in light of current and
with decision tree analysis for modeling; influence diagrams; free cash flow COURSE CONTENT potential game changers
Develop and solve decision trees for value of concept; sensitivity analysis; good modeling Law governing international petroleum Describe, apply, draw, and defend conclusions
information (VOI) problems practices; real options overview Monte Carlo transactions (including significant differences from strategic analysis tools
Simulation: prospect risking (similar to play between various national legal systems, and the
C OUR S E C O N T E N T analysis); calculating probabilities and sources, principles, and limits of international COURS E CONTE N T
Decision Tree Analysis: decision models, value distributions with simulation; modeling and law as applied to petroleum transactions) Review of the history of strategic thinking
of information, flexibility and control, project optimizing investment portfolios; valuing added Interpretation and enforcement of treaties and Assessment of the petroleum industry from a
threats and opportunities Monte Carlo control and flexibility; stopping rules; ways to private contracts Effects of international trade strategic perspective as a supplier of energy
Simulation: Latin hypercube sampling, portfolio model correlation Decision Tree Analysis: (and producing country) agreements such as the Understanding of how the industry responded
problems, optimization, advantages and value of information review; sensitivity analysis; E.U., NAFTA, Mercosur, and OPEC Dispute strategically to historical events and what are the
limitations Decision Criteria and Policy: value solving with utility for risk aversion Decision resolution approaches, including litigation and game changers that are now framing its future
measures, multiple objectives, HSE, capital Policy: overview of finance theory related to PV arbitration Procedures under and enforcement STEEPLE framework Michael Porters value
constraint, risk aversion Modeling the discount rate and risk (CAPM, modern portfolio of common arbitration provisions Legal chain analysis Competitive Advantage: defined
Decision: influence diagrams, sensitivity theory); shareholder value model; portfolio defenses available to foreign companies, states, theoretically and quantitatively SWOT
analysis, modeling correlations Basic optimization to maximize value; efficient and state-owned or connected entities, and (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
Probability and Statistics: four fundamental rules frontiers; multi-criteria decisions; risk policy as a recognition and enforcement of judgments and analysis Strategic thinking as a craft
including Bayes rule, calibration and eliciting utility function; expected utility and certain arbitration awards Basic legal concepts of Scenario analysis and planning Six sigma
judgments, choosing distribution types, equivalent; insurance and hedging ownership of mineral rights (onshore, offshore, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) growth share
common misconceptions about probability Implementation: presentation formats; judgments and deep sea bed) Expropriation and matrix Personal application of strategic
and biases; model-centric enterprise model and
Expected Value Concept: foundation for decision compensation issues State-owned entities and thinking
balanced scorecard element focusing on
policy, features, pitfalls to avoid Implementing privatization Laws bearing on development
shareholder value creation
Decision Analysis: problem framing, guidelines rights Legal interpretational issues of common
for good analysis practice, team analyses, contract provisions Interpretational issues for
computer tools (discussion and demonstrations), service contracts Transfer and protection of
mitigating risks Evaluating a multi-pay technology and confidential business
prospect (team exercise) information Operating agreements and
unitized operations Environmental protection
laws Criminal and civil liability for oil spills
Indemnification and guaranty issues Bribery
laws Marketing and transportation
Petroleum futures
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
HOUSTON, US 28 NOV-2 DEC 2016 US$4040
5-9 JUN 2017 US$4040 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
4-8 DEC 2017 US$4040 HOUSTON, US 5-9 DEC 2016 US$4240*
KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-11 AUG 2017 US$4835 12-16 JUN 2017 US$4240* 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days
LONDON, UK 10-14 OCT 2016 US$4670+VAT 11-15 DEC 2017 US$4240* 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days HOUSTON, US 1-3 NOV 2016 US$3185
9-13 OCT 2017 US$4670+VAT LONDON, UK 16-20 OCT 2017 US$4870*+VAT HOUSTON, US 3-7 APR 2017 US$4240 13-15 NOV 2017 US$3185
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Strategic Procurement
Contracts and Tenders Effective Materials Inside Procurement in
and Supply
Fundamentals SC41 Management SC42 Oil and Gas SC61
Management in the Oil
and Gas Industry SC62
This three day course is designed to help This three day course covers practical This course will expand the industry The development and implementation of
companies award the right contracts to the best considerations essential to achieve major understanding of supply chain professionals and carefully crafted strategies for the procurement of
providers. Contracting involves many roles that improvements in planning, buying, storing, and increase their value added in a global, fast all goods, equipment, materials, and services
must work together to negotiate, document, and disposing of the vast array of materials and spare changing environment. Participants will learn has become a critical issue for all those in the oil
ensure a reliable supply of goods and services parts needed in the oil and gas industry. Evolving what each industry segment requires from and gas industry wishing to reduce operating
for capital projects and ongoing operations. best practices by major oil and gas companies procurement and be given insights to maximize cost while improving quality and productivity.
Everyone involved in contracting with suppliers are explored under three inter-related modules value delivery and increase their contribution. This program explores key concepts forming the
and service providers must understand the entire inventory management, warehousing, and The course includes an online, interactive forum basis of strategic supply management, and
process, the keys to success, and what is investment recovery. with the instructor, and pre-read materials moves todays supply management organization
required of their role if contracts are to be designed to familiarize course attendees with from its typical tactical focus to the strategic
effective in managing supply risks. Materials and DESI GN ED FOR relevant issues. Attendees will leave better focus needed to successfully implement the
exercises in this course are specifically built Professional and management personnel who prepared to create and support procurement processes and methods needed to reach world-
around oil and gas industry issues. have responsibility for materials, spare parts, and strategies that meet stakeholder needs, whether class performance.
supplies needed to support any refinery, gas for projects or operations support.
DE S IG NE D F O R plant, onshore/offshore production, or other DES IGNED FO R
Individuals involved in any aspect of sourcing, industry operations. DESIGNED FOR Managers and professionals in supply
tendering, selecting, forming, and executing Supply chain professionals with 2-7 years management, procurement, purchasing,
contracts with suppliers of goods and services to YOU W I LL L EARN experience either inside or outside the oil and contracts, materials, inventory control, projects,
the oil and gas industry. Included are project How to provide better customer service for gas industry. The course is for anyone who maintenance, operations, finance, as well as all
technical roles such as facilities engineers, long lead or critical materials and spare parts needs a better understanding of procurement other professionals interested in lowering total
drilling engineers, project engineers, essential to the success of any well field value creation in the oil and gas industry and cost and increasing productivity and profit
commissioning engineers, contracts engineers, operation, offshore platform, refinery, gas includes buyers, procurement specialists, contributions from better supply management
and planning engineers. plant, or chemical processing facility logistics specialists, business analysts, team operations.
How to establish the best methods of leaders, project managers, commodity
YOU W IL L L E A R N inventory analysis and create performance managers, materials managers, and new Y OU WILL LEARN
How to better manage project and legal risks measures for min/max and order point sourcing specialists or category managers. Stages to world class supply management
with the contracting process systems Skill sets in supply management
How to successfully manage disputes and How to use supplier stocking programs, YOU WILL LEA RN Organizing the spend profile
contract performance issues consigned inventory, and integrated supply How industry is structured, including host Greater abilities in leading continuous
What is required in a successful tender agreements country and strategic relationships improvement programs
package How inventory systems use forecasting Business drivers and interface issues to be Ways in dealing with economic uncertainties
How to identify the appropriate contract techniques and what can be done to improve supported by procurement Questions for internal surveys to enhance
price strategy to minimize financial risks and them The role of industry economics in dictating purchasing performance
contract costs How to improve warehousing efficiency, procurement good practices in cost How to develop a Purchasing Coding
The difference between cost and price analysis layout, and space utilization for better management System
and how to use each technique to evaluate a inventory management Industry global compliance needs and how Steps in the development of a Composite
proposal How to improve inventory record accuracy procurement can add value Purchase Price Index
Appropriate commercial and legal contract and physical control of materials to lower How the industry is modeled in the E&P How to get more time to work on strategic
terms and conditions inventory levels and increase space utilization (upstream), midstream, and downstream issues
Best practices used to manage surplus or value chains Negotiation planning and strategies
C OUR S E C O N T E N T inactive assets and increase investment The E&P Asset Management Cycle and Total To understand the elements of cost that make
Overview of the contracting process Key recovery dollars Cost of Ownership concepts up a suppliers price
issues in forming a contract in the oil and gas Characteristics of supply markets to oil and Categories in a purchased materials/services
industry Establishing risk management C OU RSE C ON T EN T gas and the emphasis on market intelligence strategic plan outline
priorities throughout the contracting process Setting comprehensive inventory goals and practices and managing supply risks
The legal environment and best use of legal objectives Understanding carrying costs and What constitutes effective procurement/supply COURS E CONTE N T
counsel in contracting Avoiding and managing economic order quantity theory Improving chain metrics for performance improvement Stages to world class supply management
contract disputes in a challenging industry material identification and coding Segmenting Procurement challenges unique to the Change and becoming more strategic Supply
The tendering process and key documents in the inventory for analysis Using formal industry management skill sets Defining supply
tender package Buyer and seller pricing procedures for making the decision to stock management Examples of job descriptions for
objectives to consider when tendering Tools Determining safety stock levels and order points COURSE CONTENT supply management Developing the spend
used in tendering to address financial key risks Improving min/max systems and settings Industry overview for procurement including profile Creating time to be strategic The
Types of contracts and examples of industry Understanding and using material forecasts host country and strategic relationships Key ABC (Pareto) analysis and what to do with it
applications Using economic price adjustment Establishing a warehouse scorecard Creating business drivers and interface issues between Material/services purchasing code development
clauses in lump sum agreements Bid best practices in the physical control of materials projects (CAPEX) and operations (OPEX) Elements of cost that make up the price
evaluation and award considerations including Measuring record accuracy and improving Procurements role in oil and gas value chain Developing should cost Producer price
price/cost analysis Using a formal contract cycle counting systems Increasing the use of management upstream, midstream, and indexes Requesting suppliers cost and pricing
change control process warehouse technologies Improving warehouse downstream E&P asset management cycle and data Dealing with economic uncertainties,
safety and security Preventing and reducing total cost of ownership Economics of oil and when, where, and how to use Economic Price
surplus materials Understanding Investment gas that drive procurement value creation Adjustment clauses Internal surveys to
recovery techniques Using the disposition Industry regulatory and contractor safety improve purchasing performance Total cost of
value chain for investment recovery compliance issues Industry market intelligence ownership concepts Cost containment
practices in procurement Industry spend methods Cost reductions and cost avoidance
analysis characteristics and strategies Creating Savings reporting procedure Developing
industry category management (sector) purchased materials/services strategic plans
strategies Key procurement and supplier Developing the purchase price index for your
performance metrics Trends in global sourcing organization Negotiation skill sets Steps in
and local content requirements Oil and gas negotiation preparation Positional negotiations
law and global contracting risks Influence of Final points before the negotiation
eCommerce and eProcurement initiatives in oil
and gas
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days DUBAI, UAE 6-8 NOV 2016 US$3400
HOUSTON, US 1-3 NOV 2016 US$2730 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 3 Days 5-7 NOV 2017 US$3400
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Cost/Price Analysis and
Supplier Relationship Introduction to Project Petroleum Project
Total Cost Concepts in
Management SC63 Management IPM Management: Principles
Supply Management
and Practices PPM
The traditional adversarial relationship and Managing and reducing cost continues to be one As the relative importance of effective Project Running a successful petroleum operation
transactional focus of buyers and suppliers of the primary focal points of PSCM in oil and Management continues to grow in corporate requires a blend of technology, business savvy,
cannot meet the demand for continuous gas today. In many organizations, more than half recognition, and as strategies are increasingly and people skills. If you already have a firm
improvement in lead-time, quality, and overall of the total revenue is spent on goods and set with a project-based delivery vehicle in mind, grasp of exploration or production technology,
supplier performance. As a result, significant services, everything from raw material to the need for in-depth understanding of this learn to amplify its effectiveness with applied
changes are occurring in the philosophies and overnight mail. Maintaining a competitive complex subject grows. Those in the industry project management techniques. This course is
approaches that define the relationship between position and even survival will depend on the with the knowledge and expertise have an ever aimed at helping technical personnel make the
purchasers and sellers in world-class organizations ability to use all of the continuous shorter period of their working lives left, to be best business decisions that lead to lowest
organizations. Simply put, Supplier Relationship improvement strategies that have been replaced by a new and younger generation, so project cost while still meeting all production or
Management (SRM) and collaboration provide developed to reduce cost across the entire focus on the basics from which to build a robust exploration goals. Petroleum Project
an organizational focus on communicating with supply chain for the life of the product or service. and deep knowledge and skill set is increasingly Management covers the principles and
suppliers on the many steps of the Supply Fundamental to developing and implementing desirable. In order to ensure that competence is application of project management to the
Management process. This focus reduces the these strategies is knowledge of cost/price created within the next generation of project upstream oil and gas business. Participants may
lead-time and total cost of acquisition, analysis, value analysis, and total cost of managers, this course serves as an in-depth choose a case study from a number of real-life
transportation, administration, and possession of ownership concepts. This course provides the primer for those wishing to make this fascinating exploration, production, facilities, and general
goods and services for the benefit of both the concepts that are essential skill sets in and dynamic area a career. management situations, or they may bring the
buyer and seller, and as a result, provides a developing and implementing the strategies details of one of their own current projects.
competitive advantage and improved profits. required to achieve the high levels of cost DESIGNED FOR Because of this experience with practical
reductions possible from the supply chain. SC64 New employees/graduates or anyone else situations, participants can use these project
DES IG NE D F O R is also available as a five day in-house course wishing to obtain a firm understanding of the management principles their first day back on
Managers and professionals involved in with expanded content. basics of Project Management. This course the job.
purchasing, projects, contracts, supply serves as a foundation upon which to build
management, operations, maintenance, DESI GN ED FOR further specialist knowledge and create a DES IGNED FOR
engineering, quality, and other activities that Managers and professionals in purchasing, transferable skill set applicable across the Exploration, production, and management
expose them to dealings with suppliers for procurement, and contracts as well as those industry. personnel interested in applying project
goods, equipment, and services in the oil and involved in operations, engineering, management techniques to their operations. If
gas industry. maintenance, quality, projects, and other YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO you are a facilities engineer, we refer you to our
company activities that expose them to suppliers Adopt project planning and methodology Project Management for Engineering and
YO U W IL L L E A R N and buying activities for production, Incorporate project interfaces and Construction (FPM22) and Project Management
The Supplier Relationship Management maintenance, equipment, MRO, services, and communication for Upstream Field Development (FPM2)
Maturity Model other outside purchased requirements. Manage resource identification and alignment courses.
Importance of SRM in continuous Utilize scheduling resources and tasks
improvement YOU W I LL L EARN Apply creative compromise Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
Critical steps in developing trust with Importance of price/cost analysis in Properly define a projects scope
suppliers continuous improvement programs COURSE CONTENT Use project management tools to create a
Supplier segmentation models The difference between price and cost analysis The project methodology Identifying project project schedule to meet goals, deliverables,
8 Step Strategic Alliance Development Methods of price analysis risks and opportunities Project lifecycle and resource constraints
The difference between SRM and collaboration How to manage volatile markets Project manager Project business case Use practical tools to identify and manage a
Best practices in managing supplier relations Use of Producer Price Indexes Project sponsor Project scope projects risks
Key elements in improving the supplier Methods of cost analysis Understanding project interfaces Managing a Manage a project team
relationship Development of Should Cost project budget Project scheduling Resource Organize your project to capture lessons
Best practices in supplier qualification, Types of TCO models management Lead time and project inventory learned
measurement, and recognition management Remote teams
The importance of reengineering in SRM C OU RSE C ON T EN T COURS E CONTE N T
Supplier risk management process Use of price indexes Cost/price analysis The project management process Scope
Total cost of ownership RFQ/tendering as a definition Scheduling tools Manpower
C OUR S E C O N T E N T price analysis tool Cost estimating resources Project risk management
The organizational challenge Defining the relationships Purchasing savings impact on Learning, continuous improvement, and quality
supply management mission and vision the bottom line Developing the spend profile management in projects Project team
Critical supply strategies Defining Supplier Sources of spend data How to perform the management Case studies and exercises
Relationship Management (SRM) The SRM ABC analysis Examples of using pivot tables
Maturity Model Major components of SRM in Excel for data mining Continuous
Defining levels of the organizations SRM improvement skill sets Difference between
Maturity The critical ABC analysis cost and price analysis Selection tool
Commodity and service coding Segmentation Methods of price analysis Historical analysis
of the supplier base Defining the alliance Developing company purchase price Index
The alliance process Success factors and methods of cost analysis Major elements of
barriers to alliances Focusing on high value cost Requesting supplier cost info Sources
activities Reengineering Detailed mapping of cost information What and how important
of processes Be on the Look Out List are supplier overheads How much profit
Developing the skills and defining the should the supplier make economic Price
organizations mission in building supplier adjustment clauses Total costs of ownership
relationship Best practices for managing
models How to combine price and
supplier relations A survey for letting the
performance to obtain TCO
supplier rate you Maintaining good supplier
performance Who and what to measure
Monitoring supplier performance Developing
and maintaining a supplier performance index
Supplier recognition and expectations Supply
Risk and trends leading to greater risk Typical
risk management process 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
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6-10 NOV 2017 US$4140*
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Project Cost Scheduling Project Management Managing Brownfield Advanced Project

PCS for Engineering and Projects FPM42 Management FPM62
Construction FPM22
The financial dynamic to successful project This course provides a comprehensive This course is designed to teach the skills This five day, specialized level course is for
delivery lies at the very heart of effective project discussion of modern project management necessary to effectively plan and manage project managers, asset managers, project
management. A project is a complex series of principles and practices as they relate to project Brownfield projects or those in existing facilities. control managers, and project engineers seeking
interactions between time, people, and concept selection, development planning, and This includes due diligence of existing an in-depth understanding of key topics
resourcestheir allocation and utilization. All of engineering design; procurement; and infrastructure, framing the project, concept associated with large domestic and international
these activities have a cost, which may be either construction activities for facilities in the oil and selection techniques, managing stakeholders, projects. This course provides advanced
direct or indirect, but nevertheless, will impact a gas industry. The specific training received in and integration with Operations led projects. The knowledge in contract strategy, project
projects budget. Although many projects deliver schedule and cost management, risk course focuses on the unique challenges of governance, engineering and technology
what they set out to achieve, they are often over management, and the proper use of scarce Brownfield projects and how project leaders can management, stakeholder management, joint
budgetwhich raises the ultimate question as resources (people and materials) will help the effectively work in this Operations-centric project venture and non-operated projects, interface
to whether or not they should be considered as project manager make the best decisions environment. Exercises, the case study, and management, risk management, reviews and
successful. Project Cost Scheduling highlights possible. Upon completion of this course, the discussions make the sessions challenging and approvals, and management information
and informs the participant of how to manage the participant will know what the six project insightful. systems.
project cost functionits dynamics and management phases entail and be able to
componentsleading to an enhanced employ key project management knowledge DESIGNED FOR DES IGNED FOR
understanding and application of techniques that areas and project control. Participants will This course is designed for project managers, Project managers, asset managers, project
will contribute directly to more efficient project understand how project management process project engineers, operations staff, and all control managers, and project engineers that are
management processes. This course is not about groups relate to one another, how execution disciplines that work on integrated project teams involved in the engineering, procurement, and
number crunchingit is about becoming plans are used to integrate the work effort, what for Brownfield onshore and offshore projects that construction of surface facilities and pipelines for
familiar with the interactions and processes that tools are available for the project manager to use, are installed in existing facilities. This course large onshore and offshore projects.
underpin and ultimately inform the cost what information will be generated, and what that addresses the unique aspects of a Brownfield
project and why it must be managed differently Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
scheduling activities within projects. The course information means. The course is taught using a
than a Greenfield project. Case studies include Assess project governance structures for both
contains a significant element of practical combination of instruction, facilitated
modification to offshore structures as well as domestic and international projects and create
exercise that builds daily, allowing participants to discussion, and hands-on exercises using real-
onshore projects. a plan to facilitate decision making
grasp the inter-relationships between cost, world project examples related to facilities
Develop a project work breakdown, assess
project lifecycle, and operational activities, design, procurement, and construction. The
YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO key market drivers, and compose a contract
thereby imparting clarity to the whole process of exercises will include both individual and group
Plan and deliver a Brownfield project strategy plan that minimizes project risk and
successful project delivery. activities that will provide each participant with a
Effectively management Brownfield project effectively utilizes resources
visual application of the principles and practices
DES IG NE D F O R challenges Identify and evaluate risks associated with
discussed throughout the course.
Exploration, production, and management Apply the unique stage elements of a technology selection and engineering
personnel who wish to apply project DESI GN ED FOR Brownfield project development and prepare an engineering
management techniques to their activities and Project managers, project engineers, facility Utilize methods for conducting facility due management plan
operations. engineers, operations engineers, and purchasing diligence and why this is critical to project Identify internal and external stakeholders and
personnel including team leaders and managers success create a strategy to address their needs
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO who plan, manage, or participate on multi- Establish a project oversight board to ensure Establish a program to identify and manage
Understand the integration of cost scheduling discipline project teams. alignment among all stakeholders project interfaces
into project management processes and Skills to develop, gain stakeholder alignment, Evaluate the effects of major project risks and
procedures YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO and control a Brownfield scope of work mitigate their impact on cost, schedule, and
Have awareness throughout a project lifecycle Define project phases and execute them Develop a contracting strategy for a Brownfield operability
of the central importance of managing costs skillfully project Create a decision support package and
Apply such techniques as the Work Develop scopes of work and execution plans Address the unique constructability issues successfully navigate the reviews and
Breakdown Structure (WBS), the Work Utilize control techniques and earned value associated with a Brownfield project approvals process associated with funding
Package, and the Cost Breakdown Structure analysis Ensure that Operations staff align with project gates
(CBS) Develop checklists to ensure project objectives
Estimate costs and deal with cost escalations deliverables for each phase are addressed COURS E CONTE N T
and reductions Apply project management skills to your COURSE CONTENT Key aspects of a stage-gate process Influence
Understand key contractual forms and issues current projects Brownfield stage gate system Brownfield of markets and regional practices on contract
Apply the basics of managing a project budget Guide projects through technical reviews and project challenges Staffing the Brownfield strategy development Governance structure
Have awareness of reporting responsibilities secure management approvals project team Communications management influence on decision making Technology
Develop sustainable, repeatable knowledge Stakeholder management Concept selection selection and engineering management in a
C OUR S E C O N T E N T management for projects and Brownfield projects Key value improving limited resource environment Stakeholder
Project estimation and schedule Integrating practices for Brownfield projects The identification and influence planning for large,
cost and schedule The project lifecycle C OU RSE C ON T EN T importance of due diligence on the existing complex projects How to influence the
Tools and techniques used in cost scheduling Introduction to project management systems for facility Quality management in engineering, outcome of joint venture and non-operated
Cost estimation Cost escalation and reduction the oil and gas industry Six phases of a project procurement, and construction Brownfield projects Critical factors in successful interface
Information; communication, monitoring, and system Key project management knowledge projects and risk Change management management Risk identification and mitigation
control Stakeholder management areas Leadership Project types Contract strategy and contractor selection methodologies essential to preserve project
Contractual issues and forms The project Contracting Execution planning HSE Procurement, logistics, and material value Managing expectations associated with
budget Ownership and reporting requirements management Risk management Interface management Construction management and peer reviews, technical assists, and gate
management organization and staffing project HSE Managing cost/schedule stakeholder approvals
controls Work breakdown structure expectations for a Brownfield project
Planning and scheduling Progress Performance reporting Commissioning and
measurement Cost estimating Earned value startup Roles and qualities of successful
Change management Reviews and project managers

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30 $

Advanced Project Managing and Leading Team Leadership TLS Essential Leadership
Management II FPM63 Others MLO Skills for Technical
Professionals OM23
This five day, advanced level course for Managers and supervisors, regardless of This program will develop and refine the skills In the oil and gas industry, skillful and competent
experienced project management professionals technical expertise, can make an error setting off essential for leading a high performance team. leadership is extremely important for safety,
addresses the fundamental principles and an uncontrolled and disastrous chain reaction Emphasis is placed on the leaders role in productivity, and asset management. The 21st
techniques of project management and how to unless he/she has command of principles and effectively enhancing total team functionality and century brings new emphasis on leaders, new
apply them on large international projects. This practices leading to employee effectiveness, maximum team productivity. Individual communication technologies, increased focus on
course will cover all the project phases, with productivity, and teamwork. The first-line and communication styles will be assessed and safety, information overload, workforce
hands-on content directly supported by practical mid-level supervisor has more direct effect on examined to identify the most appropriate dynamics, asset integrity, and many other
case studies. employees and the productivity of a work group communication style to use with your team. This concerns which challenge even the most
than any other single entity in the organization. will be an active experience. In addition to proficient leader/manager. How do we blend
DES IG NE D F O R This course increases the confidence and receiving individual assessment information, these new challenges with tried and true wisdom
Experienced project managers, project engineers, productivity of leaders, supervisors and participants will be exposed to team concepts, of success? There are skills to learn that will help
project controls managers, and construction managers who may be scientific or technical theories, and skill development through the use you be more effective, with less stress. In this
managers who are working on large international specialists, but have minimal training in the of lectures, videos, readings, role plays, case seminar/workshop you will explore your internal
projects or about to start new assignments on science and art of leading others. Skills in studies, and discussions. This course has been drivers and learn how to combine them with new
international projects. Practical case studies will human relations, communication, motivation, constructed to maximize opportunity to improve skills for greater effectiveness. This seminar/
cover the entire spectrum of a large international and leadership are essential tools for the both knowledge and practical skills in leading a workshop will include self-assessment,
project and will include offshore and onshore supervisor and manager. This course provides team and being a team player. (This is a great discussion, lecture, readings, role-playing,
capital investment. techniques enabling leaders to efficiently use one course to attend immediately following games, video examples, and creation of
of the greatest resources a company has, its PetroSkills course titled: Leading and Managing participant action plans. This course will help
people. This highly interactive learning program Others.) In addition to this program designed you unleash natural motivation in your team.
Why international projects fail and the early
will assist you in expanding your options for specifically for Team Leaders, PetroSkills has a Your stress level can be lowered by working
warning signs to look for
leading others. You will explore different two day course titled: Team Building for Intact more efficiently and effectively by tapping the
The principles of project management that
concepts of management and leadership and teams. emotional intelligence of your team and
ensure project success
how to apply your new skills in real world co-workers.
How to build a strong and effective Project DESIGNED FOR
Management Team (PMT) Team leaders, supervisors, managers, and others DES IGNED FOR
How to identify and manage project DESI GN ED FOR responsible for leading a team and interested in Anyone who has new responsibilities to lead a
stakeholders Anyone responsible for leading others in the establishing and/or being a part of a highly team. Supervisors, team leads, managers, and
How to conduct business and yourself in the daily performance of a work, including soon to productive team. others interested in becoming a better leader and
international arena be leaders, front-line leaders, new and a contributing team member will greatly benefit
How to select an effective contracting strategy experienced supervisors and managers, team YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO from this one week experience. Many may want
and the appropriate negotiation style leaders, coaches, and mentors. Characterize high performance teams to take this seminar/workshop more than once
The practical approach for global engineering, Gain clarity of goal and worthiness for continuous improvement.
procurement, logistics, fabrication, YOU W I LL L EARN H OW TO Develop a team charter
construction, and commissioning Apply concepts of leadership and Gain commitment Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
How to conduct project risk management management to real work situations Build team collaboration and trust Become a more effective leader by overcoming
throughout the entire project lifecycle Coach and supervise a diverse and dispersed Establish operational norms the tyranny of the urgent with better time
How to apply effective leadership and strategy workforce Recognize stages of team development management
on your international project Set appropriate goals and manage Define team roles and relationships Make better decisions by assessing when to
performance and change to ensure these goals Understand system influences make what kind of decisions
C OUR S E C O N T E N T are reached Promote conditions for effective team building Help others develop themselves by unleashing
Why projects fail Project Management Empower your workforce to exceed Conduct individual and team assessments their career motivation
principles (PMT, scope, cost, schedule, safety, expectations Improve team communications Have more effective communications with
and quality) Stakeholders management on Develop effective communication skills Improve group dynamics technical and non-technical teams by
international projects Host country - business Develop personal plans to improve team developing the patience to let the team do
and culture contracting Strategies and C OU RSE C ON T EN T effectiveness its work
negotiations Global engineering - from The role and function of the leader, supervisor, Foster team leadership Recognize and resolve conflicts before
concept through detailed design procurement and manager Understanding and applying Monitor team progress they get out of control by early detection of
and logistics Fabrication, construction and essential behavioral management concepts conflicts, when theyre simpler and have less
commissioning International project risk Understanding and increasing employee COURSE CONTENT impact
management Leadership and strategy motivation Understanding and applying Definition and purpose of teams Develop the ability to lead an empowered team
leadership concepts Effectively supervising a Characteristics of a high performance team of technical professionals by more effective
diverse workforce Basic skills in interpersonal Gaining clarity of goal and worthiness delegation
communications Performance management Developing a team charter Gaining Reduce your own stress level by teaching
Coaching Working with difficult employees commitment Team collaboration and trust yourself how to lower your stress with clearer
Goal setting Empowering subordinates Establishing operational norms Stages of team thinking
Creating positive and functional thinking about development Team roles and relationships Learn assessment techniques for yours and
work Making ongoing change for growth and System influences Conditions for effective others people skills by raising the competency
improvement Taking personal responsibility team building Individual and team levels of yourself and your team
Developing personal plans to improve team assessments Team communications Group Walk your talk by getting buy-in for your ideas
effectiveness dynamics Developing a personal team and vision
leadership plan Monitoring team progress Leading by example
Developing a team leadership action plan
The nature of teams Leadership vs.
management Self-centering and tangential
leadership Listening Motivation Group
dynamics Conflict management Team-
building Critical thinking and taking action

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COLORADO SPRINGS, US 7-9 AUG 2017 US$3015 COLORADO SPRINGS, US 10-11 AUG 2017 US$2400 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
DUBAI, UAE 29-31 OCT 2017 US$3810 DUBAI, UAE 1-2 NOV 2017 US$3040 HOUSTON, US 24-28 APR 2017 US$3860
HOUSTON, US 1-3 MAY 2017 US$3015 HOUSTON, US 4-5 MAY 2017 US$2400 ORLANDO, US 5-9 DEC 2016 US$3920
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Essential Technical Negotiation Skills for Team Building for Presentation Skills for
Writing Skills ETWS the Petroleum Industry Intact Teams TB the Petroleum Industry


Writing for work-related purposes ought to be This course helps you to develop strong This workshop is most effective when attended One of the prime requisites for oil and gas
brief, clear, informative and above all, readable. interpersonal skills in the art and science of by an entire team. Team members will develop professionals is the ability to deliver clear,
In this practical hands-on course, you gain a negotiation. You will learn to apply these skills to and refine the skills essential for high concise, and well-designed presentations. Some
solid foundation in technical writing skills. The complex organizational issues and individual performance teams. Emphasis is placed on industry technical professionals are naturally
primary theme for the course is that a writer must needs. The course includes a Negotiating Style learning more effective ways to enhance total gifted speakers and presenters, while others are
think constantly about their readers. Examples Profile self-assessment to determine your team functionality and maximum team not. However, with the proper training and
and exercises provide hands-on experience. You preferred negotiation style(s). Various tools and productivity. Individual communication styles practice any oil and gas professional can learn to
may choose to bring a sample of your writing for techniques are used to negotiate differences and will be assessed and examined to identify the make a convincing and persuasive presentation,
one-on-one feedback. disagreements to produce positive results. A most appropriate uses of team strengths. This and do so in a confident, assured, comfortable,
group workshop conducting a collaborative will be an active experience. In addition to and relaxed manner. This course is for
DES IG NE D F O R negotiation, allows attendees to engage in, receiving individual assessment information, individuals who are required, as part of their
All engineers, managers, IT/computer support comment on, and improve their competencies in participants will be exposed to team concepts, jobs, to deliver presentations in-house or in
staff, team leaders, supervisors, and individuals negotiation skills. theories, and skill development through the use public, and who wish to perfect the art and craft
responsible for writing letters, memos, reports, of a variety of learning techniques. This course of dynamic presentation-making in order to do
procedures, test results, and proposals that are DESI GN ED FOR has been constructed to maximize opportunity so. Participants will participate in a full array of
clear, concise, and professional. Petroleum industry personnel who are for intact teams to strengthen team performance hands-on class exercises to improve
responsible for negotiating the best possible and team productivity. presentation-making skills, vocal techniques,
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO terms of an agreement in public and private social interaction skills, visual aid preparation,
Focus on the reader as the receiver of the sectors and those negotiating resources and DESIGNED FOR etc. Attendees will deliver two presentations in
information deliverables in projects and programs. Any intact team interested in becoming a class, both of which will be videotaped to
Develop quality writing that will: stronger and more productive team, such as measure improvement, and will discuss their
Improve business relationships and YOU W I LL L EARN H O W TO project teams, leadership teams, cross-functional performances in one-on-one private
communication Follow a step-by-step method to the structure, teams, production teams, quality improvement conversations with the instructor at the end of the
Write better and faster techniques, and approaches available to teams, etc. course. Participants progress will also be
Make your writing more credible positively influence an effective negotiation
charted to quantifiably show areas in which
Make you more confident in your writing Adapt negotiation at each stage of the YOU WILL LEA RN HOW TO
actual improvement has taken place.
negotiation Characterize high performance teams
C OUR S E C O N T E N T Leverage the power of Best Alternative To Ensure that your team has clarity of goal and DES IGNED FOR
Develop essential technical writing skills to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA), Worst worthiness Industry personnel who wish to acquire the skills
convey a convincing message Compose clear Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement Jointly develop a team charter and techniques needed to design and deliver
messages using a structured writing approach (WATNA), Zone of Possible Agreement Gain commitment of all members technical material clearly, confidently, and
Adapt your writing style to your audiences needs (ZOPA), and Walk Away Price (WAP) Build team collaboration and trust convincingly either face-to-face or online.
Edit at the word level to improve Modify your communication style to achieve Establish and follow group operational norms
persuasiveness and impact Write precise and desired results Work through the stages of team development Y OU WILL LEARN H O W TO
concise memos, letters, summaries, and reports Respond to tough negotiators Define team roles and relationships Design and deliver a presentation both in
How to best display visual information Select a strategy for your negotiation Understand system influences person and on-line
Create informative content using lists, bullets, Use the Agree, Bargain, Control or Delay Promote conditions for effective team building Keep an audience engaged through use of
and short paragraphs as the primary writing (ABCD) method Conduct individual and team assessments various delivery methods
mode Practice your negotiation skills in real world Improve team communications Appropriately use technology and visual aids
practice sessions Improve group dynamics Speak confidently in front of groups
Apply what youve learned to plan a Problem solve in teams
negotiation back on the job using the Develop a team plan to improve team COURS E CONTE N T
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and effectiveness Communication and the role it plays in
Threats (SWOT) model Lead when necessary presentation-making Overcoming fears The
Monitor team progress similarities and differences between face-to-face
C OU RSE C ON T EN T and on-line presentations The four
Learn a step-by-step method to the structure, COURSE CONTENT fundamental basics to effective presentation-
techniques, and approaches available to Purpose of teams Characteristics of a high making: Presence/demeanor/appearance:
positively influence an effective negotiation performance team Gaining clarity of goal and posture, movement, and physical comfort;
Know what behavior to adapt at each stage of the worthiness Developing a team charter Delivery: the voice, gestures/facial expressions,
negotiation Leverage the power of Best Gaining commitment Team collaboration and skill in using silence, rhythm, and language;
Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA), trust Establishing group operational norms Production: flow/rhythm, skill in using visual
Worst Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement Working through the stages of team development aids/technology, skill in using time, skill in
(WATNA), and Walk Away Price (WAP) Adjust Effective team roles and relationships listening/observing/questioning, skill in using
your communication style to achieve desired Dealing with system influences Conditions for the venue, connectivity, eye contact, knowledge
results Deal with tough negotiators Craft a effective team building Individual and team of audience, and skill in handling audience/
strategy for your negotiation Use the Agree, assessments Team communications Group situation; Construction and organization: design
Bargain, Control or Delay (ABCD) method dynamics Problem solving in teams (presentation), design (PowerPoint slides/other
Practice your negotiation skills in real world Developing personal plans to improve team visuals), and integration (presentation with
activities Apply what youve learned to plan a effectiveness Taking the lead Effective team visuals)
negotiation back on the job meetings Monitoring team progress

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Exploration and
Making Change Overview of the Basic Petroleum Production Process
Happen: People and Petroleum Industry Technology BPT Basics: Understanding the
Process MCPP OVP Petroleum Industry Value
Cycle EPB
Attendees will work in teams to overcome the OVP presents an overview of the Petroleum This course presents a non-technical, practical This workshop describes the petroleum value
problems encountered when making changes in Industry from the point of view of the Asset Life understanding of petroleum industry technology chain from prospect identification, to project
their organizations. You will also learn how to Cycle. Participants will gain an understanding of in an interesting and effective manner. Industry commissioning, to final abandonment.
develop the ability to effectively handle Exploration, Appraisal, Development and technology basics and terminology are learned by Participants will leave this course with a firm
organizational changes by examining the eight- Production phases with particular emphasis progressing through the E&P asset management understanding of the petroleum industry,
step change process and understanding your being placed on actions they can personally take cycle from exploration to abandonment. including the knowledge and tools necessary to
own, and others, needs and responses to each within each phase to support value creation. Participants are placed in the position of Reservoir understand the relationships and dependencies
step in the change process. A group workshop Through use of lecture, multimedia and class Engineer, and Our Reservoir is defined, analyzed across the E&P industry. The course offers a
allows attendees to engage in, comment on, and interactive exercises a breadth of upstream and put in production. Participants are then placed fresh look at a range of critical, inter-related
improve their competencies in managing business acumen will be delivered covering in the position of Drilling/Completion Engineer, topics and will be taught with the modern learner
change. economic, business, geoscience and and the drilling/completion program for Our in mind. Multiple tools, such as peer-based
engineering topics. Discussions will include Well is analyzed. Participation results in greater learning, internet resources, hands-on exercises,
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO topics related to all types of resources plays job confidence, enthusiasm and productivity. in-depth team workshops, and group discovery
Profile individual and group behavior including deepwater, shale oil/gas and enhanced Basic Petroleum Technology is ideal for staff who sessions, will be used to ensure learning
exhibited during change oil recovery technologies. need to be able to understand the various aspects retention and recall. Participants work as
Improve individual and team dynamics for of oil and gas operations and speak the language members of multi-disciplinary teams using real
high performance DESI GN ED FOR of the oilfield. The first day will give an
oilfield data in interactive workshops that
Apply the GROW model to coach and sustain Both technical and business oriented introduction to the industry and cover reservoir
illustrate technology/business concepts. Each
individuals undergoing organizational change professionals who are either new to the upstream fluids. The next two days will include petroleum
team will be accountable for the results of their
Design a practical framework for positive oil and gas industry or experienced in one part, geology and reservoirs, and introduce exploration
technology. The fourth day will cover drilling interpretations in a safe, constructive learning
engagement with organizational change but could benefit from a wider point of view. environment. Other skills will be learned in short
OVP will likewise deliver for non-industry engineering, operations, and well completion
technology. The course will wrap up with hands-on exercises that reinforce the lectures.
C OUR S E C O N T E N T personnel a broad, basic knowledge set of
production technology, reservoir development, Lecturers are widely experienced oil field
Explore the characteristics of change Build an multiple E&P topics. Legal, Financial,
and surface processing. professionals who can share experiences from a
integrated change strategy Embrace change Accounting, Management, and Service Company number of technical settings and organizational
positively using the power of vision Use people team members will certainly benefit. DESIGNED FOR approaches to give the participants a broad view
and process to make change happen Craft an Administrative, support personnel, management, of the industry and its participants. The extended
effective measurement process to evaluate change YOU W I LL L EARN field support, accounting, purchasing, workshops conducted during the course include
Facilitate change and overcome resistance The critical importance the industry plays economics, legal, finance, human resources, an exploration/discovery workshop, an appraisal
through effective communication on the worlds economic stage, including drafting, land and data processing personnel, as workshop to define the static and dynamic
discussions of pricing, global reserves, and well as investors and royalty owners. Participants models for a new discovery, and a facilities
key short/long-term energy trends involved at the technical level of the industry,
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 2 Days Business and exploration elements critical
workshop in which the participants fit the
particularly engineers, should register for the facilities to their newly-defined discovery.
HOUSTON, US 17-18 AUG 2017 US$2440 to the success of organizations in search of Basic Petroleum Engineering Practices course. Uncertainties, risk management, business
new reserves
YOU WILL LEA RN practices, and project management lessons are
Methods by which new field prospects are
Meeting Management evaluated and risk factors assessed (Geology, Terminology of exploration and production learned through these team events.
(language of the oil field)
and Facilitation for the Geophysics, Petrophysics)
Basic geology as related to oil and gas DES IGNED FOR
How exploration rights are acquired (Land Newly-hired engineers and geoscientists.
Petroleum Industry Themes, International Concessions)
Reservoir fluid and rock properties
MMF The basic process for drilling and evaluating Basics of seismic technology Y OU WILL LEARN
an exploration well (Drilling, Petrophysics, Reservoir definition and development; Exploration/production overview
FOUNDATION Testing) production and recovery Basic petroleum geology and geophysics
Major steps required to appraise a new Unconventional reservoirs principles
Properly planned and managed, meetings are discovery and estimate its commerciality Log interpretation basics
extremely positive and dynamic ways to Fundamentals of drilling, well completions
(Reservoir Engineering) and production operations Drilling basics
exchange ideas, shape policy, resolve problems, Strategies to maximize the value of an oil or Basic reservoir, production, and facilities
effect change, etc. However, when poorly Basic concepts of primary and enhanced
gas field asset recovery operations engineering
designed and implemented, meetings become How geology and reservoir management plans Business principles governing E/P
virtual breeding grounds for confusion, tension, Surface operations
are used to guide new field development
frustration, boredom, and negativity. During this Major steps in the design, construction, and COURSE CONTENT COURS E CONTE N T
interactive session, participants will learn how to commissioning of facilities E&P asset management process overview Opportunity identification Elements of
perfect meeting facilitation skills; master meeting Basic technical and operational steps required Reservoir fluid properties Petroleum geology petroleum environment Play to prospect to
agenda design skills; and polish meeting to produce an oil or gas field (Production The petroleum reservoir Unconventional field technologies Concessions and contracts
communication skills so that theyll be able to Engineering) reservoirs Exploration technologies Drilling Find and define an asset Appraise an
run meetings efficiently, effectively, and Types of opportunities to optimize older fields technology Well completions and workovers opportunity Build a field development plan
smoothly. Production operations Reservoir recovery Facilities: gas, oil, design, construction,
and increase production
mechanisms Surface processing processing, maintenance, decommissioning
YO U W IL L L E A R N H O W TO C OU RSE C ON T EN T Building an effective team Company/industry
Run efficient face-to-face and online meetings The business of E&P Hydrocarbon origin processes and procedures
Prepare and implement meeting agendas Exploration acquisition of exploration/
Incorporate meeting facilitation techniques development rights Exploration prospect
and tools generation and evaluation Appraisal asset
Understand meeting roles and responsibilities characterization and reserve quantification
Use meeting facilitation tools Development drilling, completion, and
Master meeting management skills, i.e., use facilities Produce Asset recovery
time wisely, avoid topic confusion, handle optimization strategies
personal attack, avoid traffic problems, deal 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 5 Days
with individual and group communication, HOUSTON, US 17-21 OCT 2016 US$3940
and maintain topic (agenda) focus 13-17 MAR 2017 US$3940
Recognize and understand the various roles 10-14 JUL 2017 US$3940
16-20 OCT 2017 US$3940
that a facilitator plays during the course of a KUALA LUMPUR, MYS 7-11 NOV 2016 US$4735
meeting 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 2 Days 4-8 DEC 2017 US$4735
HOUSTON, US 3-4 OCT 2016 US$2360 LONDON, UK 12-16 DEC 2016 US$4570+VAT
2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 2 Days 1-2 MAY 2017 US$2360 15-19 MAY 2017 US$4570+VAT 2016-17 Schedule and Tuition / 10 Days
HOUSTON, US 27-28 JUL 2017 US$2400 18-19 SEP 2017 US$2360 6-10 NOV 2017 US$4570+VAT HOUSTON, US 10-21 JUL 2017 US$6890*
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Our Instructors 33



DR. ROSALIND ARCHER is Professor of the Mighty River DR. OMAR BARKAT is a registered and licensed Professional MR. JAMES (JIM) BEASLEY joined Butler Associates, Inc.,
Power Chair in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering as well as Head of the Engineer and the Executive Director for Upstream Operations with the predecessor company of Willbros Engineers (US), LLC, in 1973 as a
Department of Engineering Science at the University of Auckland in New PetroProTech. He has been a training specialist and technical consultant for Project Manager. He was named Vice President and Manager of Projects in
Zealand. She is also Director of Auckland Geothermal Institute. She has OGCI-PetroSkills since 1997. He has over 28 years of combined industrial 1981. In 1984, Mr. Beasley became Executive Vice President and Chief
received several awards including the Supreme Excellence in Teaching and academic experience in the USA, North Africa and Europe. He has been Operating Officer, and in 1986 was promoted to President and Chief
Award within the Faculty of Engineering. She is an accomplished technical an active international oil and gas consulting engineer since 1993 involved Operating Officer, a position he held until August 2003. In 2001, Mr. Beasley
writer, collaborator and editor with over 25 articles published in the last five in projects related to surface production operations, upstream facilities, field was given additional responsibilities as Senior Vice President of Willbros
years. Dr. Archer has taught courses on Well Testing, Reservoir Engineering, development, oil and gas production systems performance optimization, USA, Inc., the parent company of Willbros Engineers (US), LLC. He has over
Reservoir Simulation and PVT Analysis for industrial clients including equipment selection, petroleum fluids treating and processing and fluids 40 years of experience in project management, engineering, and construction
Chevron/Schlumberger, Chevron, China, ONGC, Petronas, Yukos Petroleum, disposal management. From 1980 to 95, he worked on several oil and gas management of pipeline systems and military facilities. PM PL
PTT Exploration and Schlumberger. She directs her own consulting practice production technical issues and led research and development projects in
undertaking technical work, expert witness work and training for a wide range areas such as: cement slurries, hydraulic fracturing fluids, proppant MR. DON BEESLEY has over 38 years of management,
of clients. She has performed technical work for Todd Energy, Shell Todd Oil transport, emulsions, drilling muds, formation damage, cutting transport, engineering, and operations experience in the oil and gas industry - virtually
Services, Austrial Pacific Energy, Greymouth Petroleum, Mighty River Power, H2S/CO2 corrosion, fluid flow and rheology, drag and pour point reducing all on Gulf of Mexico projects, including subsea systems, floating systems
Genesis Energy, Scott Hawkins (USA) and Sigma Energy (USA). She holds agents and petroleum processing. He has successfully designed and and fixed platforms. He has worked for operators Eni, Shell and Texaco, and
PhD and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and delivered several short courses, seminars and lectures in a variety of oil and has held management positions including Project Development Manager
a BE degree in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland. INT gas topics throughout the world. He is a former tenured university full and Production Manager. Mr. Beesley has been a member of industry groups
professor in Louisiana and Oklahoma, a current member of several Deep Water Repair Underwater Pipeline Emergencies (DW RUPE) and
DR. FRANK ASHFORD has over 50 years experience in oil and international societies including SPE, AIChE, ACS and ASEE, and a member Subsea Tieback Forum (SSTB). He earned his BS in Civil Engineering from
gas reservoir engineering, downhole and surface design and operations, as of the US National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi. He is an invited Auburn University, and he is a registered professional engineer in the states
well as oil and gas conditioning and producing facilities. He has been with Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa and a of Texas and Louisiana. OS
PetroSkills since 1988 and has worked extensively in most energy producing member of its Industrial Advisory Board. He is the author of numerous
countries throughout the world. He provides instruction fluently in either MR. ROBI BENDORF, CPSM, MCIPS, C.P.M., M.ED, has over 35
technical publications, the recipient of several professorship, research, years of purchasing and sales experience, involving domestic and
English, Spanish, or Portuguese based on material originally prepared in teaching and merit awards and listed in the Whos Who in Science and
English or Spanish, but presented in the native language requested. He international activities, for a broad range of manufacturing and service
Engineering. He received a Chemical Engineering State Diploma from the businesses. He has extensive experience in consulting and training in
worked with Gulf Research (GR&DC) in Houston, Texas where he developed National Polytechnique School of Algiers, an MS and a PhD from the
many reservoir engineering laboratory techniques for the determination of purchasing, contracts, reengineering the supply management process, the
University of Tulsa. INT P&C management of procurement functions, global sourcing of materials and
applicable oil/gas/water relative permeability correlations, and choke
performance prediction techniques still in application today. Previously, Dr. MR. PAUL M. BARRY is a petroleum engineering consultant components, reducing cost of purchased materials and services, and
Ashford was a Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the specializing in production technology, production operations, and project negotiation of complex transactions and contracts. He has held purchasing
Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, where he taught various courses evaluations. Mr. Barry has over 42 years of international and domestic USA and contracts management positions in high volume manufacturing,
in natural gas engineering technology. He was a founder of the Petroleum upstream oil and gas production and reservoir engineering and management subcontract, job shop, and service operations, involving gas turbine
Engineering Department in INTEVEP, the research Institute for PDVSA experience in conventional and unconventional reservoir development. manufacturing, power generation, nuclear and fossil power plants, electrical
(Venezuela). He was a participant in the initial gas lift optimization operations Assignments include working and residing in South America, SE Asia, the distribution and control, air conditioning equipment and global sourcing
held in Venezuela, and developed many field, and numerical techniques and Middle East, the North Sea region, and the USA. He has been a PetroSkills services.Prior to becoming a full-time consultant in 1994, he served as
correlations for downhole, and surface choke performance with Otis instructor since 2002; during this period, he was based in Perth, Australia Manager of Customer and Supplier Development for the Westinghouse
Engineering (US, and Venezuela), and Compania Shell de Venezuela (CSV). from 2007-2009 and in Dubai, UAE, from 2003-2006, developing PetroSkills Trading Company. He has given presentations on numerous purchasing and
He has authored technical articles published in World Oil, JPT, SPE, Intevep regional business in both locations. Earlier industry experience was as field contract management topics to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM/
Pub., PDVSA, Pacific Oil World, AAPG, SPELAC, and GPA. He holds a BS production engineer and field production engineering manager of an NAPM), major universities, and numerous in-house seminars for industrial
(1961) and MS (1963) in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD in Engineering onshore oilfield re-development project for PDVSA and partners in and services clients in the US and over 170 public seminars internationally.
Sciences (1970) from the University of Oklahoma. He was one of Dr. John Venezuela which required a combination of new development well and well He was selected to present seminars at the last 17 Institute for Supply
M. Campbells graduate students from 1962-1968, and participated in the re-completion designs for gas lift, submersible pump, and rod pump Management International Conferences and is the contributor of numerous
initial data collection and organization for the original John M. Campbell artificial lift technology, and frac pack and gravel pack sand control well articles published in Purchasing Today and Inside Supply Management.
technical textbooks Gas Conditioning and Processing, Volumes I and II. completions. Previous Indonesia experience was in the design and Robi was selected as ISMs National Person of the Year in both Global
These books provided the basis for a worldwide and extensive training completion of dual string, multiple selective, underbalanced, tubing Resources and in Education/Learning. Robi is a lifetime CPM, and has
organization initiated by Dr. John M. Campbell during the late1960s, and are conveyed perforated high pressure gas wells, exploration well testing and received ISMs new certification, the CPSM, and also holds the MCIPS
still applied by PetroSkills | John M. Campbell for worldwide engineering evaluation for Pertamina and Atlantic Richfield, Huffco, Virginia Indonesia, Certification as awarded by CIPS. He has an undergraduate degree from the
training to this date. GP PF PL and joint venture contract partners for both oil operations and Bontang LNG University of Texas, and a Masters Degree from Penn State University. His
gas supply operations. As district reservoir engineer for Pertamina and Arco energetic and enthusiastic style, combined with extensive functional
partners in Indonesia, Mr. Barry was responsible for the plan of development experience, makes him an excellent consultant, trainer, and facilitator of
and reserves determination and certification for a 1.3 TCF offshore gas field. change. SC
He has also worked as field engineer in Saudi Arabia, responsible for a 1.2 MR. JAN BLUM is a seasoned Asset Management professional with
MMBWD reservoir pressure support injection well system, injection water 33 years experience in the oil gas and downstream business sectors. At the
quality assurance, producing well gravel pack completions, internal and moment he is based in Suriname working as Technical Service Manager for
external well and flowline corrosion control systems, and, as Mobil Oil a national oil refinery. He worked 30 years with Shell and fulfilled roles as
facilities engineer in the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco) Gas Inspection, Shutdown, and Asset Manager and for 10 years was Training
Projects department. He has represented company technical and commercial Director for the group Asset Management. He has developed and delivered
interests in both UK and Norwegian North Sea sectors oil and gas producing training all over the world and has broad consultancy experience. Mr. Blum
fields. Mr. Barry has served as an officer in the Jakarta and Dubai SPE is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and post graduate in inspection and
sections. He holds a BSCE from the University of Notre Dame and an MSCE welding. He has worked and lived in several countries including Saudi
from Marquette University, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Arabia, New Zealand and Suriname. GP
Colorado, USA. P&C
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MR. ROBERT BOMBARDIERI has almost 30 years in the oil MR. ROBERT E. BOYD, CPA, MBA, CGMA is the Founder and MR. PAUL CARMODY has more than 34 years of experience in
and gas industry. His expertise is the use of process engineering to optimize President of Boston Street Advisors, Inc. an investment banking and the petroleum industry. During his 32 years with Hess Corporation and its
operating facilities economics via addressing availability, product recovery financial advisory firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also the founder of Boston predecessor, Amerada Hess Corporation, Mr. Carmody has been involved
and bottleneck issues. As such, Robert has tested, identified, designed, Street Capital, a private equity investment firm, and a co-founder and in nearly all aspects of oil and gas engineering from the reservoir sand face
project managed and lead implementation of numerous molecular sieve, Managing Member of Boston Street Capital Partners, LLC, a capital through the outlet of gas plants. He is a registered Professional Engineer in
NGL recovery, sulfur recovery and debottleneck projects in several management company. Mr. Boyd has over 30 years of experience in the North Dakota where his experience includes Bakken oil development,
countries. He also has had roles in operations, business development and fields of capital formation, international finance, investment and portfolio production engineering, pipelines, and compressor station installations.
management. Mr. Bombardieri co-authored a paper on molecular sieve management and investment banking. Prior to forming his own firm, he West Texas experience includes CO2 EOR flood gas gathering, CO2
dehydration that was selected Best Paper Award at the 2008 Gas worked in the accounting department for Warren Petroleum Company, a pipelines, and gas plant engineering. His gas plant experience includes
Processors Association annual convention and was published in the Oil division of Gulf Oil, and at Reading & Bates Corporation where he was three expansions of a CO2 Gas plant, cryogenic gas plants, and lean oil
and Gas Journal. He has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the supervisor of corporate accounting and a senior financial analyst. He has plant processes where he has supplies process and design engineering
University of Alberta and an MBA from Tulane University. GP PF also held positions as Chief Financial Officer - Treasurer and Manager of services. He has served as a board member of the CO2 Conference in
Treasury in the manufacturing sector and senior financial analyst for a major Midland. Mr. Carmody graduated from the University of Connecticut with a
MR. MARK BOTHAMLEY has experience that covers the areas international energy company. Mr. Boyds international experience includes degree in Mechanical Engineering. PF PL
of design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of offshore and engagements in Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the Middle East.
onshore oil and gas production and treating facilities. Prior to joining Mr. Boyd has been involved in over 30 corporate ventures and has MR. AJEY CHANDRA is a principal in the Houston office of
PetroSkills he was with BP/Amoco for 24 years, in several locations around successfully negotiated several business transactions including the Purvin & Gertz. He joined the firm in 1998 after working for Amoco for 12
the world. Mr. Bothamley is a past chairman of the SPE Facilities planning and restructuring of over $500 million of corporate debt for a years in gas processing and gas transportation. Prior to joining Purvin &
Subcommittee and a former member of the GPSA Data Book Editorial major multi-national energy concern, and has served as exclusive financial Gertz, Ajey was responsible for all facets of a 2.4 Bcfd gas processing
Review Board. Mr. Bothamley holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from advisor for the financing and sale of several mid-market companies across facility in the United Kingdom. Since joining Purvin & Gertz, Ajey has
Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a Diploma in a variety of industries. He has also played key roles in establishing a sales worked on a variety of assignments in the areas of market analysis,
Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology from the British Columbia Institute and distribution office in Germany and has advised major energy and forecasting, gas processing and transportation costs. He holds a BS degree
of Technology in Vancouver, BC Canada. GP PF PL
service companies in the areas of shareholder value and performance in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the
measurement. Since founding his own firm, Mr. Boyd has advised University of Houston. GP
MR. JOHN C. BOURDON has more than 29 years experience
in hydrocarbon processing and specializes in sulfur recovery processes for management and shareholders on capital acquisition, business MR. ALEXANDRE CHWETZOFF has over 35 years
the petroleum refining industry. Mr. Bourdon has been involved in the development, transaction structuring, valuation services and strategic experience in engineering applications most of which was devoted to a
development of several sulfur-related technologies and mechanical business planning for mid-market companies. He currently serves on the major oil company in various management level positions. He has extensive
innovations, has authored several papers and made presentations National Advisory Council of the US Small Business Administration and experience in exploration, business development, strategic planning,
worldwide. He has experience with several E&C firms including extensive serves on several corporate and civic boards including the Tulsa University training development and management of multi-disciplinary conceptual
start-up and troubleshooting activities. He consults for both North American Friends of Finance and the University of Tulsa Student Investment Fund. He teams. He is fluent in French, English and Russian and is knowledgeable in
and international clients. He is a registered professional engineer and has served as chairman of the Capital Exchange Committee of the Wharton German. He received a Master of Engineering in Marine and Construction
member of Chi Epsilon Sigma Honor Society. Mr. Bourdon is fluent in Club of New York where he founded the Wharton Investor Resources Engineering from Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Techniques Avances
English and Spanish. Mr. Bourdon has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Exchange, a network of capital investors and companies headed by Wharton (ENSTA) in Paris. P&C
the Georgia Institute of Technology and advanced degrees in other fields. Alumni and is a past president of the Graduate Business Association of the
GP PF PL University of Tulsa. Mr. Boyd is a current member of the American Institute MR. STEWART CLARKE iis an occupational health and safety
of Certified Public Accountants and is listed in Whos Who of Global practitioner employed with Corporate Risk Systems Limited. He has over 20
MR. MARK BOWERS is the Head of Training for CRS and is a Business Leaders. He has been an adjunct professor of Finance for the years experience in training, personnel development and mentoring at all
Chartered Health and Safety practitioner with over 30 years of occupational University of Tulsa. Mr. Boyd holds a BS in Business Administration from levels within a wide range of organizations. He is a Chartered Member
health, safety and environmental experience. His early career was engaged Phillips University with majors in Finance and Accounting and a Master of (CMIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health with a
in the Royal Air Force training in both aircraft engineering and environmental Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, graduating with background in engineering and teaching. Stewart was formerly a principal
health and safety, where he was engaged in operations worldwide including honors. He graduated from the Wharton Advanced Management Program tutor at the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health in the
the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, the Balkans and in the Gulf. Mark has of the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at
operated as a senior health and safety practitioner and trainer within safety the Wharton School. Mr. Boyd is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the The University of Manchester. Stewarts technical expertise includes
critical industries including the railways, power supply industry and honor society for collegiate business schools and is a Certified Public mentoring and assessing NVQ OS&H Diploma candidates (PetroSkills
petrochemicals. He has also applied his health and safety knowledge and Accountant in the state of Oklahoma and a Certified Global Management mentored program HS70), investigating loss events, and providing
expertise in a diverse blend of industries and business across the United Accountant. He holds a series 65 securities license. PB instruction on NEBOSH, IOSH and CIEH externally-certified courses. HSE
Kingdom as well as internationally. Mark is a registered trainer and
examiner for National Examining Board for Occupational Safety and Health MR. FORD BRETT is recognized worldwide as a leader in the area MR. JIMMY CLARY has 25 years of experience in the
(NEBOSH), Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and of Petroleum Project and Process Management. A registered Professional Hydrocarbon Processing Industries. During his 17 years with RWD
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). He has set up training Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional, Mr. Brett has Technologies, he held technical and management positions including
and consultancy businesses in the universities sector developing a consulted in over 32 countries on five continents. Formerly, Mr. Brett Senior Training Analyst, Project Manager and Team Leader. Mr. Clary has
department teaching safety at University College London (UCL) along with worked with Amoco Production Company where he specialized in drilling lived and worked in Los Angeles, California and Houston, Texas; completing
a specialist asbestos skills training business and a behavioral safety projects in the Bering Sea, North Slope of Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, offshore projects in Asia, Africa and North and South America. He is currently based
consultancy. He is an active member of the East Midlands IOSH Branch and Trinidad and Wyoming. He has received many honors, including the 2000 in Houston where he also worked for Petroleum Testing Services and NPR
provides a national travel agency with advice in safety for international Crosby Medallion for Global Competitiveness by the American Society for services in Special Core Analysis, Fluid Analysis and Amine reclamation
travelers. HSE Competitiveness for its work in global competitiveness through quality in areas. Mr. Clary earned a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Physics from the
knowledge management, best practices transfer, and operations University of Oklahoma. OM
improvement. For his work on improved drilling techniques he was also
MR. MICK CRABTREE has spent the last eight years running
honored in 1996 with a nomination for the National Medal of Technology,
industrial workshops throughout the world in the fields of: Process Control
the US Governments highest technology award. In 2010, he advised the US
and Instrumentation; Data Communications; Fieldbus; Emergency Shut-
Department of Interior as one of seven reviewers of the 30 Day Study
down Systems; Project Management; On-Line Analysis; and Technical
immediately following the BP Gulf of Mexico Tragedy, and in 2011-2012 he
Writing and Communications. He has trained over 5,000 engineers,
served on the National Academy Committee to advise the US Bureau of
technicians and scientists. Mr Crabtree formerly trained in aircraft
Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), charged with evaluating the
instrumentation and guided missiles in the Royal Air Force, having
Effectiveness of Safety and Environmental Management Systems for Outer
completed his service career seconded to the Ministry of Defense and he
Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Operations. Mr. Brett has authored or co-
was responsible for ensuring the reliability, maintainability and functional
authored over 30 technical publications, and has been granted over 30 US
usefulness of specific equipment entering the RAF. He is the former editor
and International patents - including several patents relating to elimination
and managing editor of Pulse magazine, South Africas leading monthly
of Drill Bit Whirl (which the Oil and Gas Journal Listed as one of the 100
journal dedicated to the general electronic and process control
most significant developments in the history of the petroleum industry). In
instrumentation industries. He has written and published six technical
1999 the Society of Petroleum Engineers honored him as a Distinguished
handbooks on industrial process control. Mr. Crabtree holds a M.Sc.
Lecturer. He served on the SPE International Board of Directors 2007 to
(Research) in Industrial Flow Measurement and an HNC in Electrical
2010 where he served as Drilling and Completions Technical Director. Mr.
Engineering (with distinctions). IC&E
Brett holds a BS in mechanical engineering and physics from Duke
University as well as an MS in Engineering from Stanford University and an
MBA from Oklahoma State University. PM

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MR. JOHN CURRY is a recognized authority on the ASME Boiler MR. CHRISTOPHER DOUGHERTY spent over 20 years in MR. ERIC A. FOSTER is a Geoscience Technical Advisor with
and Pressure Vessel Code, pressure vessel design, fabrication and the British Royal Navy, where his primary job was marine engineering with PetroSkills-OGCI based in Houston. He has 40 years of operations and
metallurgy. He founded and was President of Gulfex, Inc. for more than 37 an equally important secondary role involved with ship safety and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining
years. This firm is a major producer of pressure vessels for the refining, firefighting. Since then, his career has been spent learning how to apply his PetroSkills, he was with Landmark and responsible for managing
natural gas, oil production and petrochemical industries. Since 2003, he health and safety knowledge and expertise in a variety of industries and geoscience and engineering consultants, representing geological,
has been a lecturer on Section VIII, Div.1 of the Code teaching engineers businesses, with recent clients including RasGas, Baker Hughes and geophysical and petrophysical software applications and services for global
worldwide on pressure vessels. He consults in the field of upgrading and Chevron. Chris holds a Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, operations. Starting as a geologist in field operations in the US, South
rerating existing pressure vessels for new service. He continues to be a and has worked with PetroSkills since 2008 delivering many of our health America, North Sea, Trinidad and Mexico, he then worked as a training
volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America promoting high adventure and safety courses worldwide. He is a registered trainer for NEBOSH, IOSH instructor and coordinator for worldwide operations at Core Laboratories in
programs for older scouts. He has been teaching Biblical History for over (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and CIEH (Chartered Institute Dallas and subsequently moved to Calgary as Manager, Geological
25 years. After completing his mechanical engineering training, he of Environmental Health). More recently, he has become an active member Operations. His background has included all aspects of formation
completed an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent two of the Humberside, UK Business Hive group and a volunteer Health and evaluation and the application of software to geological and drilling
years in night school studying metallurgy at Rice University. ME Safety Advisor for the Lincolnshire region of the National Wildlife Trust. engineering data acquisition and interpretation. He has acted as a technical
Altogether, Chris has over 40 years experience working with occupational advisor/consultant on projects throughout the world; and has extensive
MR. KRIS DIGRE has over 36 years of experience working in health safety. HSE experience in the design and delivery of training programs. He was an
locations around the world. He has designed or been involved with the instructor of petroleum technology at Mount Royal College and SAIT in
design of offshore structures located off the coast of West Africa, Alaska, MR. PHILLIP DUCKETT has a background in construction and Calgary and in-house for Amoco. He was nominated for the Distinguished
Australia, Brazil, Borneo, California, China, Egypt, the Gulf of Mexico and engineering. He has held senior management positions in plant and Lecturer award. Mr. Foster graduated with a BSc (Honors) in Geology, from
the North Sea. He has been involved in the technical specification machinery installation businesses. He has over ten years experience in the University of London; he is a registered Professional Geologist and is a
development and/or installation of all of deepwater Tension Leg Platforms health and safety and is a Chartered Member of IOSH. Phillip has HSE member of APEGGA, AAPG, SPE, HGS and SPWLA. He served as
(TLP) and a Floating Production System (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico and an experience from working in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, automotive, Publications Chairman and on symposium committees for the CWLS; he
FPSO offshore Nigeria. Mr. Digre remains active in retirement providing food and beverage, military supply, aircraft manufacture and general co-authored a paper on computer data formats (LAS) and has compiled
advice to E&P project groups on various Nigeria FPSO projects. Mr. Digre engineering sectors in Europe, North and South America and North Africa. numerous technical papers and training materials; he is a certified tutor for
is a graduate (BSCE) of Illinois Institute of Technology and a Licensed He prides himself on helping and encouraging clients to achieve a high online learning. INT
Professional Engineer in New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas and California. standard of health and safety in their organizations. Phillip supports his
OS eldest son in a lacrosse team and is an active participant in a karate club. DR. THEODORE (TED) FRANKIEWICZ has over 30
HSE years of experience in the oil industry with Occidental Petroleum, Unocal
DR. ISKANDER DIYASHEV is a Chairman and Chief Corp., Natco Group (now Cameron), and currently, SPEC Services, Inc. He
Technology Officer for Independent Resource Development Corporation, MS. KERRY EDWARDS is a lead instructor for the has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago, holds 15
which is a start-up oil and gas E&P company, based in Moscow with PetroSkills Health classes, with over 20 years HSE experience. She is a patents, and has authored over 25 professional publications. At Unocal, he
operations in Western Siberia Russia. In his current position, Dr. Diyashev Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a Member of the International was responsible for developing the water treatment systems, which were
is responsible for the planning of field development, reserves evaluation Institute of Risk and Safety Management. Ms. Edwards prior career was installed in the Gulf of Thailand to remove mercury and arsenic as well as
and addition, planning of exploration activities, as well as engineering and spent in paramedic nursing, specialising in intensive care and major residual oil from the produced water. At Natco Group he developed an
technology. Prior to his current job, Dr Diyashev served as a Chief Engineer trauma. In 1992, she joined an international manufacturing group as Health effective vertical column flotation vessel design and used CFD to diagnose
for Sibneft, one of the largest integrated oil companies in Russia with a daily and Safety Manager. In 1997, she was awarded a Recognition Award for her problems with existing water treatment equipment as well as to design new
production of 700,000 BOPD. In his career, Dr. Diyashev worked in R&D, achievements. After five years, she moved into accident research and equipment. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Produced Water
consulting, and the service and production sides of the business both in investigation, where she used her biomechanics and medical knowledge to Treatment in 2009-10, and serves on the SPE Steering Committee for their
Russia and internationally. Prior to his work with Sibneft, Dr. Diyashev was aid research into vehicle safety and future vehicle design. She presented her Global Workshop Series on Water Treatment. His field/operational
one of the key Schlumberger specialists to start the horizontal drilling research into Pedestrian Biomechanics and Lower Limb Injury Inter- experience in oilfield chemistry, design of process equipment, and the
project in Noyabrsk Western Siberia. He holds a PhD in Petroleum relationships at the IRCOBI Conference in Barcelona in 1999. Ms. Edwards development of process systems has provided him with unique insights
Engineering from Texas A&M University, and advanced degrees in Physics was awarded BSc in Occupational Health and Safety by Wolverhampton into the issues that challenge operators as their water production and water
and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has University and Birmingham University Medical Institute. Latterly, she has treatment complexity and cost escalates over time. PF
authored almost 30 technical papers. Dr. Diyashev is a member of the worked as an OH&S consultant and accredited trainer with Corporate Risk
Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and serves on the Board of Directors Systems Limited. She has worked with PetroSkills members in Europe and MR. RONALD FREND is a registered engineer, and has almost
of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), and on the the USA. She is a Lead Auditor for OSHAS 18001, a NEBOSH instructor and 40 years of engineering, consulting and management experience. He rose
Boards of private service and engineering firms. P&C INT examiner, as well as providing vocational mentoring and assessment to to a senior management position in Shell International (Middle East) before
individual professionals. HSE opening an engineering consultancy in England. His entire career has been
MR. WILLIAM (BILL) DOKIANOS has over 35 years concerned with practical applications of maintenance and engineering. Ron
experience in engineering, production and pipeline. He is a Professional MR. ROBERT FANNING has held various Process is experienced in a variety of predictive maintenance analytical techniques
Engineer in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico, and holds a General Engineering and Management positions in his 26 years with Mobil. Mr. as well as possessing management skills suitable to an engineering
and Commercial Contractor License in the State of New Mexico. Over the Fannings background includes general oilfield facilities, water flood consultancy and a large multi-national corporation. Specialized training has
last 7 years he has been instructing for PetroSkills|John M. Campbell. He facilities, CO2 flood facilities, NGL recovery, and LNG. Mr. Fanning was on also been carried out on the following topics: management techniques, non-
instructs the PF4 course, Oil Production and Processing Facilities. He has the Board of the Permian Basin Chapter of the GPA for several years and is destructive testing, oil tanker cargo operations, instrumentation and control,
actively consulted over the past 10 years with ExxonMobil, Shell Exploration a past President of the chapter. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering resistance and gas welding, vibration analysis, infrared thermography and
and Production, Sandridge Energy, Repsol and Chevron. Mr. Dokianos from the University of Wyoming and is a Registered Professional Engineer passive ultrasonics. Ron has successfully completed Helicopter Underwater
onshore consulting has focused on optimizing production utilizing casing in the state of Texas. GP Escape Training for offshore facilities. He is a Registered Engineer with an
gas systems, vessel and battery design, revising gun barrel design for better MSc from Huddersfield University in England as well as being a certified
separation, production optimization and production troubleshooting (bad MR. WOLFGANG FOERG has over 20 years experience in
plant system design, control system design and selection, procurement, Chief Engineer Officer (marine). PF ME PL
oil and or bad water). His offshore experiences include analyzing and
solving poor platform up time at GB 128, GC 65 and other offshore engineering management, and installation and commissioning of vendor
locations. Activities included process control changes due to stacked proprietary equipment. His experience includes assignments as project
separator vessels, revising safe charts, operating settings and engineer, rotating equipment specialist, lead engineer for major EPC
reconfiguration of pipeline export pumps. He managed a subsea tieback contractors, as well as experience in construction, module design,
project in which the platform modifications included high pressure vessel commissioning and startup of plants. The types of plants include air
redesign, dehydrator expansion, adding a second vapor recovery unit, separation plants, gas plants, gas storage facilities, power generation,
restaging high pressure and intermediate gas compressors and modifying MTBE plants, refinery wastewater treatment facilities, phenol plants,
bulk oil process design. He has been responsible for DOT compliance polypropylene plants, crude oil treating facilities and crude oil pipelines,
activities and reporting. This compliance responsibility has included LNG/NGL liquefaction plants, and LNG receiving terminals. Specific
development and implantation of federal risk programs and smart pigging. equipment experience includes gas turbines, steam turbines, cryogenic
Mr. Dokianos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from expanders, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. GP PF
pumps, positive displacement pumps, polymer extruders, refrigeration
systems, diesel engines, motors, generators, dryers, chemical injection
systems, cooling towers, boilers, and loading arms. Mr. Foerg holds a MS,
Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a BS,
Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a Registered
Professional Engineer in Wyoming, Colorado, Alberta, and Texas and is a
CCHEST Safety Trained Supervisor (STS). ME

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MR. RICHARD (RICK) GENTGES has over 32 years MR. GERALD GUIDROZ started out as a vibration test engineer DR. W. GREG HAZLETT is Vice President of PetroSkills where
experience in the design, construction, and operation of underground for the space shuttle main engines. He then moved into the oil and gas he designs competency-based training programs, evaluates course
natural gas storage facilities. His experience includes assignments in industry on the North Slope on the production side of the business. He materials and instructors, teaches training courses, and consults on
operations, technical support, engineering management, and project worked as a rotating equipment engineer for several years as well as getting technical issues. Prior to joining OGCI, he was Vice President of a
management. Most recently (2010-2012) he served as Senior Project involved with projects involving well pads, pipelines, waterflood, and gas consulting firm, where he was in charge of the petroleum and geological
Manager for Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, LLC, and was injection before moving over to the pipeline side of the business. He was engineering consulting group. He specializes in performing reservoir
responsible for overall construction of the first commercial underground able to transfer some of his vibration experience into solving complex characterization, engineering and simulation studies. Studies include deep-
gas storage facility in Alaska. From 1982-2010 he worked for ANR Pipeline piping and equipment problems. Mr. Guidroz worked with the Trans-Alaska water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields, a granite gas reservoir offshore
Company where he held various technical and managerial positions pipeline on pipeline and tank corrosion monitoring and repairs and worked India, and steamfloods in California. Dr. Hazlett has also worked for Mobil
involving gas storage assets. His technical experience includes performing as a construction engineer at the Valdez Marine terminal. He then transferred as a drilling engineer, and for Texaco as a steamflood project manager in
and analyzing well tests, reservoir performance analysis, reservoir to the refinery side of the business working for multiple clients as an Colombia, and as a reservoir and simulation engineer in both research and
simulation, and overall storage facility optimization. During his career he engineering consultant. He has been involved with major refinery upgrades, Kuwait operations. He was a Lecturer at Texas A&M University and an
managed construction projects that involved enhancements to existing gas multiple turnarounds and greenfield projects. He has acted as owners Associate Professor at New Mexico Tech, and has published on petroleum
storage facilities and construction of new gas storage facilities. The scope engineer on projects including a new spill response barge for drilling in the engineering topics, served as SPE coordinator for the Reservoir, Gas
of construction included the drilling and completion of vertical and arctic. Mr. Guidroz has been involved with all phases of projects from FEL1/ Technology, and Fluid Mechanics and Oil Recovery Processes committees,
horizontal wells, upgrades to gathering systems, new compression, and gas Conceptual Design to Detailed Design on through construction. His areas and has testified as an expert witness. Dr. Hazlett has BS, MS and PhD
processing equipment. Mr. Gentges is a past Chairman of the Underground of expertise are in piping specification and design, welding, pressure degrees in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a
Gas Storage Committee of the American Gas Association (1994). He also vessels, heat exchangers, fired heaters, pumps, compressors, drivers, registered Professional Engineer in Texas. INT
served as Chairman of the Underground Gas Storage Research Committee valves, pipelines, and stress analysis. Mr. Guidroz has a broad knowledge
for the Pipeline Research Council International (1998-2003), and served on base from over 28 years of experience in the oil and gas business. ME MR. RON HINN is the EVP for Sales and Member Engagement for
the National Petroleum Council Gas Storage Team (2003-2004). Mr. Gentes PetroSkills. He is a people oriented manager, possessing strong leadership
holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan MR. ROGER HADDAD, P.E., PMP, is a practicing project manager and communication skills. A registered professional engineer, Rons 35 year
(1981). PF with Occidental Petroleum and has over 25 years of design and project career has spanned numerous roles including staff engineering, engineering
experience in the Oil and Gas and Chemical Industries. He started his career supervision, corporate knowledge management and professional staffing
MR. DAN GIBSON is a consulting engineer with over 35 years of as a structural engineer and progressed from design to construction to and competency development. Ron is active in both the Society of
experience in production, completions, and well integrity issues from oil project management. He gained his project management skills while Petroleum Engineers and ABET (Accreditation) activities. He has served on
and gas fields all over the world. After working as a roughneck and working on fast-track projects in North America where he held various the Board of Directors of both organizations. Ron received a BS from the
roustabout through college, he started his professional life as a facility positions in project and portfolio management. For the last 10 years, Roger University of Tulsa in petroleum engineering. INT
engineer in Alaska. He has worked his way through the value stream from has been managing large offshore and onshore oil and gas projects in the
facilities to completions with jobs in Anchorage, Denver, Houston, Gabon, Middle East. With his extensive experience in design, construction, risk DR. FRANK HOPF has over 35 years of experience in the oil and
Congo, Egypt, Scotland, Russia, and Australia. He is currently a consulting management and project controls, he has been managing large project gas industry with special expertise in production and reservoir engineering
engineer, working on completions and well integrity problems for a wide teams and contractors and working with JV partners as well as national oil in heavy oil and oil sands recovery. He is currently providing thermal
range of independents and majors. He has worked as a Wells Technical companies. Roger earned a MS in Structural Engineering and a BS in Civil reservoir engineering consulting services to Suncor in situ oil sands group
Authority for a large international independent with a varied portfolio of Engineering from the University of Buffalo, New York. He is currently based after retiring from Sproule Associates Limited in 2013. At Sproule, Mr. Ho
offshore oil and gas wells. He was the first Senior Completion Advisor for a in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. PM was the vice president and director managing a group of professionals in
super major. As part of this role, he worked with teams on both major the evaluations and development potential assessments of heavy oil, oil
technical incidents and on planning and assurance of high profile projects MR. GERARD HAGEMAN is based in The Hague (The sands and unconventional oil and gas in North America and worldwide.
around the world. These experiences have given him a unique viewpoint of Netherlands), where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas From 1986 to 1994, he worked for Imperial Oil Resources (a subsidiary of
how fields are developed; how wells are designed, constructed, and business (including LNG). He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in Exxon) as senior reservoir engineer for the commercial Cold Lake cyclic
produced; how things can go wrong with a well during construction and The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic steam simulation project. He also worked for Gulf Canada Resources from
production; and how best to mitigate and manage well problems. He has analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 1980 to 1986 as a field production engineer on conventional oil and gas
authored and co-authored a number of papers, ranging from polymer flood years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous operation and a production and facilities design engineer on heavy oil and
management to ice mechanics and most recently a design of an innovative countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab oil sands recovery projects. Mr. Ho is a member of the Association of
ICD system for a high rate water injection well. Dan graduated from Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada. He has
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Studied Arctic Engineering at the has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, presented in numerous SPE conferences and workshops, and other
University of Alaska, Anchorage. His teaching style focuses on first Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, technical conferences in the area of heavy oil and oil sands evaluations in
principles and developing an understanding of why things happen which Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical North America and worldwide. He also appeared as technical expert witness
then dictates an appropriate response. P&C Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of in several arbitrations and in court proceedings. He holds a BASc Chemical
KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined Engineering from University of Toronto (1980). PL
MR. JOSH GILAD, P.E., has 40 years of domestic and international PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012. GP PF
experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, MR. AARON HORN is the founder of Eos Resources, a training
forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals DR. JAMES L. HANER is the head of Ultimate Business company aimed at providing leadership and technical training to multiple
for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage Resources (UBR) Consulting, specializing in Building Better Businesses. industries. He consults to CAP Resources, a company that provides
facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes UBR is an independent firm offering business consulting and project business development services, primarily in the oil and gas industry, to
pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline management services to Fortune 500 companies in the US, Europe, Africa, startup technology companies assisting clients with market strategy,
on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. and China. James has more than 30 years of experience in business and IT. mergers and acquisitions, and strategic operational planning. He also
Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron His responsibilities have included establishing a corporate web presence provides technical support to the senior management of Hydrozonix, a water
Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad for a Fortune 500 company, creating a successful organization-wide treatment service provider in the oil and gas industry. His background
has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point employee development plan, and developing the IT infrastructure for a includes Operations Engineering experience in both completions and
mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed- start-up company in both project management and leadership roles. He production areas. Aaron served in the military rising to the rank of Captain
berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline completed his PhD work at the University of Idaho and Corillins University. after receiving a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the United States
End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. He earned an MA degree in Management/Leadership from the Claremont Military Academy at West Point. P&C
Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Graduate School and took classes with Peter F. Drucker, the father of
Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and modern management. James is a contributing author of 140 Project
CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and Management Tips in 140 Words or Less, 2010; Making Sense of
presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing Sustainability in Project Management, 2011; and Program Management: A
recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals. GP ME
Lifecycle Approach (2012). PPD
PL MR. MALCOLM HARRISON graduated in Chemical
Engineering in 1981 and completed an MBA in 1995. He has worked mostly
in the areas of oil and gas, cryogenics and gas monetization. Mr. Harrison
has worked for BP, BOC, Foster Wheeler and BG. He was Director of
Process Engineering for Foster Wheeler and, most recently, was BGs Chief
Process Engineer. He has travelled a lot, worked on all the continents except
Antarctica, visited more countries and encountered more cultures than he
can remember. While his foundations are in process engineering, the MBA
sparked an interest in corporate strategy, in changing organizations and
building high performing teams. GP

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MR. ROBERT (BOB) HUBBARD is based in Norman, MR. FRANK JARRETT has over 40 years of experience, DR. MOHAN G. KELKAR is a professor of petroleum
Oklahoma with over 42 years experience in oil and gas facilities, worldwide. primarily in the natural gas processing industry. Responsibilities have engineering at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His main research
Mr. Hubbard is currently Sr. Technical Advisor-Facilities and Process included project design team supervision, conceptual and detailed process interests include reservoir characterization, production optimization, and
Engineering for PetroSkills. He previously served as President of John M. design, extensive use of computer simulation tools, computer program risk analysis. He is involved in several research projects, which are partially
Campbell & Co. until December 2012 when the company was acquired by development and testing, process and mechanical flow sheet development, funded by various national and international oil companies, the US
PetroSkills. In 2009 he retired from the University of Oklahoma where he equipment sizing and specification, hazards analysis, facilities checkout, Department of Energy, and Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science
served as a visiting professor and directed a masters program in Natural start-up, debottlenecking and teaching. His background covers natural gas and Technology. He has taught various short courses for many oil
Gas Engineering and Management in the Petroleum and Geological liquids recovery, natural gas liquefaction, nitrogen rejection and recovery of companies in Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Nigeria, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi,
Engineering Dept. In 2002 he retired from John M. Campbell & Company helium from natural gas, acid gas removal, product distillation, dehydration, Scotland, India, Denmark and across the United States. He has been a
where he worked for 23 years providing training and consulting services to relief system design and evaluation, CO2 pipeline and compression, plant consultant to many oil companies, as well as to the United Nations. He
several international oil and gas companies. He served in several capacities utilities and support systems. He is a registered professional Engineer in the received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay, an
at JMC including chairman, a position he held when he retired in 2002. He state of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky MS in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the
also worked for Texaco from 1972-1980, where he held various engineering Mountain Chapter of the Gas Processors Association. Mr. Jarrett received a University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. from the University of Tulsa. P&C
and management positions. Mr. Hubbard is a member of SPE and GPSA; BS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado
he has chaired the SPE Facility Engineering Committee and has held several School of Mines. GP PL
MR. BILL KEMP has over 35 years of oil and gas industry
leadership positions in the Oklahoma City SPE Section including the experience in engineering, operations, product development,
section chairperson in 2011-2012. He has published several papers in the MR. ALFRED R. JENNINGS, JR. is a well stimulation commercialization, business development, sales, and marketing. He is
area of gas processing and facilities design. He was the distinguished consultant with Enhanced Well Stimulation, Inc., located in Tyler, Texas. He currently Senior Sales Consultant for PetroSkills. He joined in July 2013.
author in the August 2009 Journal of Petroleum Technology with an article actively provides well stimulation consulting services throughout the world. Bill is responsible for strategic member/client interaction in workforce
titled The Role of Gas Processing in the Natural Gas Value Chain. Mr. Prior to establishing Enhanced Well Stimulation, Inc, he worked for Mobil development, consulting and software in the upstream, midstream and
Hubbard holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University R&D Corporation/Mobil E&P Services, Inc.where he was involved in downstream segments. Previously, Bill was manager, sales and marketing,
(1971), and an MBA from Tulane University (1978). GP PF ME
various applications of well stimulation throughout Mobils worldwide for the Oilfield Technology Group of Momentive (Hexion) in Houston. Bill
operations. Prior to Mobil, he worked 15 years for Halliburton Services in joined Hexion in late 2004. At Hexion, Bill was responsible for new
all aspects of hydraulic fracturing research and field applications.He is a stimulation technology commercialization as well as managing strategic
MR. WILLIAM E. HUGHES is a practicing lawyer in Tulsa, registered Professional Engineer and has authored or co-authored 95 US relationships with customers and industry organizations. ?He began his
Oklahoma, who has handled a wide variety of cases involving oil and gas patents pertaining to applications and techniques for well stimulation. He is career with Halliburton in 1977 as an engineer-in-training. He had
related matters. He has studied in France and lived in Morocco and received widely published and has served on numerous SPE Committees. He numerous field engineering, sales, product marketing and business
a Fulbright scholarship to teach US and comparative law at the University received a BS Degree in Chemistry and an MS Degree in Petroleum development positions at Halliburton. As global marketing manager for
of Tunis during the 2000-2001 academic year. He teaches courses at the Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. P&C stimulation in the late 1990s, he led the introduction of various innovative
University of Tulsa, including courses in comparative and international law, acidizing and fracturing technologies. He left Halliburton in 2000 to start a
European Union law, banking law, US Constitutional law, and an MR. ROBIN JENTZ has 38 years of oil and gas processing consulting company specializing in oilfield market research and new
introduction to the US law and legal system for non-US lawyers and experience. His work has included most process areas of oil and gas technology commercialization. Bill has been active in SPE and served
graduate students. He is a graduate of Harvard University Law School. production, including design and testing of low dewpoint glycol dehydration numerous roles at both the local and national level. Bill has a BSEE from the
units, analysis of flare and relief systems using dynamic simulation University of Texas at Austin. INT
programs, retrofitting gas/liquid separators to increase capacity and
MS. SELMA (SALLY) A. JABALEY is a Senior Engineering eliminate entrainment, and upgrading oil dehydrators. Mr. Jentz has worked MR. DALE KRAUS has over 30 years of progressive responsibility
Manager with expertise in management of engineering departments. She for both operating and engineering contracting companies. He is a from staff to management positions within the Upstream Oil and Gas
specializes in engineering, procurement and construction of oil and gas Registered Professional Engineer in Alaska and Washington. Mr. Jentz Industry. Mr. Kraus has obtained a sound basis in Facility/Processing
facilities projects, evaluation and due diligence of oil and gas projects for received his BS in Chemical Engineering from California State University Engineering with an emphasis on Plant and Field Operations in Oil and Gas
participation and implementation, and optimization of mature oil and gas Long Beach in 1974. PF Production, both sweet and sour. He is also the President of D. Kraus Oil &
fields. She is currently the Owner and Principal of Jabaley Consulting LLC, Gas Consulting Corp., a member of APPEGA and holds a BS in Chemical
a company that does consultant work for Shell, as well as companies in MR. STEPHEN JEWELL is an independent oil and gas Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He currently resides by
Africa, the Middle East, and other locations around the globe. She is an SPE consultant and advisor with 30 years experience in the upstream sector. He the lake in Wakaw, Saskatchewan. GP PF
Gulf Coast Section, Projects, Facilities, and Construction study group was previously the Managing Director and co-founder of Xodus Subsurface
member and past Chairman, and was awarded their Distinguished Ltd, the Wells and Subsurface company within the Xodus Group of technical MR. JAMES LANGER is a registered professional chemical
Contributions to Projects, Facilities, and Construction award in 2008. She consultants. He was also Chief Operating Officer and a founding shareholder engineer in Texas and California. He graduated with a BS in Chemical
has earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of of Composite Energy Limited, a European Unconventional Gas company, Engineering from UCLA and has an MBA from Pepperdine. Jim has been
Technology. In 2008, Ms. Jabaley was inducted into the Georgia Tech growing the company from seed capital of $500k to an ultimate sale value working for Hess as a Senior Process Engineering Advisor for the past 7
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, and now serves as an of over $60million in 5 years. He has over 16 years experience with years. He is retired from Shell having worked 28 years as a Senior Staff
advisory board member for the Georgia Tech Civil and Environmental Amerada Hess starting as petroleum engineer and progressing to Acting Process Engineer, and Principal Technical Expert for Shell / Shell Global
Engineering department. PM General Manager of its North Sea Operations Base. He received a BEng Solutions. He has had a global job for the past 15 years and had experience
(Honours) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield in offshore / onshore, shallow water / deep water, heavy oil / light oil, water
DR. RODNEY JACOBS is recognized as a worldwide leader in and speaks Norwegian and French. INT treating, and natural gas processing. He has been a project manager
the field of Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control. He has been working field development projects through all of the phase gates and
involved in instrumentation for the last 35 years, and has presented a great DR. SATISH K. KALRA is a petroleum engineer with over 25 stages. He frequently travels the globe assisting operations with process
deal of workshops in many countries around the world (with most of them years of management, operations, teaching, research, and consulting issues, and showing them how to unlock additional barrels through the
being in countries that have an interest in the oil and gas industries). Apart experience with national and private oil companies. As an Associate application of production optimization. Jim installed Shells smallest, most
from in-house and public workshops, he has also presented hundreds of Professor of Petroleum Engineering, he taught graduate and undergraduate expensive gas plant. The project took 8 years and is located on Pacific Coast
internet-based (e-learning) sessions, primarily related to process control students at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette. He also Highway in Huntington Beach California. GP PF
and safety. His main area of focus includes PLCs, SCADA, DCS, loop worked for the University of Texas at Austin. His career includes
tuning, instrumentation and other areas related to the control of processes. assignments with ONGC (National Oil Company of India), ARCO Offshore MR. CHRIS LENNON is a director of Stone Falcon Corporate and
Although his primary focus has always been instrumentation, he does have (now BP), BJ Services, Agio Oil and Gas, Schlumberger / Holditch, Miller Legal Consulting Ltd. The company specializes in the provision of
qualifications in electrical heavy current aspects, and has lectured this at and Lents and SKAL-TEX Corporation. He is widely published in technical consultancy, professional training and academic teaching within the area of
university level. In addition to presenting international seminars, he is also literature and was the Chairman of the National SPE Committee on Project Management. Chris works internationally and targets the Special
actively involved as a consulting engineer, in his area of expertise. He is a Monographs. His technical expertise includes the design and supervision Projects consultant application within the Project Management domain. He
past recipient of the N&Z award, which is one of the highest awards, in the of production and well completion operations, formation damage and sand has a wide and varied experience across a number of market segments,
field of instrumentation, in South Africa. Apart from a Doctorate in Electrical control, reservoir management, technology transfer and contract ranging from the oil and gas industry to retail and distribution. He has
Engineering, Light Current, he also has an Honors degree in Psychology, negotiations. He actively participated in several technology transfer instructed MSc Level courses in Project Management both at The Robert
and is internationally certified in training and assessment. IC&E agreements with various Indian, Chinese, and Russian companies. He is Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen. He has experience
fluent in English, Russian and several Indian languages. Recently he was instructing in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Operations
nominated as a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences US Management, Strategic Management, Business Innovation, Creativity,
Section. He received an MS and PhD in petroleum engineering from the Negotiation and Alternate Dispute Resolution. Chris has written and
Gubkin Oil Institute, Moscow, Russia and a degree in law from Gujarat delivered MSc Level material on oil and gas programmes in Mergers and
University, India. P&C INT Acquisitions. He holds an MBA and a LLB from the University of Aberdeen,
the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Diploma in International Commercial
Arbitration (DipICArb) and the Freedom of the City of London. He is a
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the Association of
International Petroleum Negotiators and is a licensed PRINCE 2 practitioner.

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MR. LARRY LENS has over 33 years experience in the petroleum MR. PERRY LOVELACE, CMRP, specializes in Maintenance MR. HARVEY MALINO is an Instructor/Consultant for
industry working for Amoco and BP. Starting as a working Geologist in the and Project Management, Leadership and Competency-based Training and PetroSkills | John M. Campbell. He has more than 40 years experience in
Texas Gulf Coast and West Texas regions, he later expanded into the has over 25 years experience in industrial training and consulting. His work the chemical and hydrocarbon processing industries. During his 28 years
international arena working in Gabon and Congo after which he became in competency-based workforce development is known worldwide. In with Union Carbide Corporation/UOP, he held both technical and
Amocos Regional Geologist for Africa and the Middle East. He was Amocos addition to M&O, his participative leadership seminars have provided team- commercial positions. These included: Molecular Sieve Technical Manager-
Country Manager in Ghana in the late 1980s, Consulting Geologist in New building skills to hundreds of supervisors and team leaders. He has Design and Field Service; Licensing Manager for the Ethylene Oxide
Orleans, and then Chief Geologist for Amocos Worldwide Exploration dedicated his career to providing high quality learning experiences, keeping business; Area Sales and Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia; Business
Group. Larry later transferred to Denver to build a new exploration team in tune with the changing economic and technological environment, Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group; and, World Wide Sales
supporting Amocos North American gas strategy and later returned to the especially as applied to long-term facilities management and organizational Manager for the Gas Processing Business Group. Mr. Malino has lived and
international arena working in Angola. After Angola, Larry became the development. He has assisted many organizations through on-site worked in New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Singapore and Chicago. He
Technical Learning and Development Manager for the BP E&P group consultation and training. Clients include industrial and utility organizations is currently based in Sullivans Island, South Carolina where he is President
globally. He began work on the Training and Education strategy which was of different types and sizes in the United States, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of his own consulting business. Mr. Malino is a registered Professional
a part of BPs commitment to gain entry into Libya. He worked in Tripoli, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Nigeria, Angola, Canada, New Zealand, Engineer in the State of New Hampshire. He is a Senior Member of the
Libya with a dual focus on BPs Training & Education commitment to the Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Trinidad/Tobago, Austria, Advisory Board of the Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference in
National Oil Corporation of Libya as well as the internal focus on training Romania, UK, Ecuador, Bolivia and Mexico. An engaging and popular Norman, OK. Mr. Malino earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the City
and development within BP. After retiring from BP in late 2009, Mr. Lens speaker/facilitator, Mr. Lovelace continually receives high marks from College of New York; and, an MBA from Pace University in New York.
took on a leading role in developing the PetroSkills Accelerated participants. A certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) GP
Development Programs across all of the E&P Disciplines, having seen this by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and a member
as a need in the Oil and Gas Industry. He has an MS degree from the of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Mr. Lovelace also holds a BS in DR. ANDREA MANGIAVACCHI is currently involved in
University of Georgia and a BS degree from the University of Michigan both Science Education and an MS in Botany from the University of Oklahoma, international deep-water offshore projects on behalf of major oil and gas
in Geology. INT with pre-doctoral studies in Plant Ecology at the University of California. operators. He is also an active member of work groups involved in the
development of US and international standards for offshore structures. After
MR. ROBERT (BOB) G. LIPPINCOTT is an Employee an early academic career with the University of Rome, Italy and with Rice
Development Consultant with extensive oil and gas exploration and MR. PETE LUAN has over 25 years of international upstream University in Houston, Andrea joined Brown & Root (today KBR), where
production experience including technical training and Petroleum project management experience. He has also consulted for the past 10 years over the next 25 years he was involved in a number of major international
Engineering. He is well versed and knowledgeable on petrophysical tools helping energy companies improve their management of capital projects. offshore oil and gas projects (Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, South America,
and petroleum technology. Bob is an experienced course director and He has an extensive track record of helping E&P companies improve their West Africa, Asia-Pacific). He also held a number of corporate positions in
lecturer for Petrophysical and Petroleum Engineering training. Prior to capital project performance. He has been particularly successful with those the area of deep water technology, fixed and floating offshore structures, and
retirement he was Learning Leader for Geoscience and Petroleum clients who are faced with large capital projects and require a step-change engineering systems. Andrea has extensive experience in conceptual field
Engineering at Shells Houston learning center. Previous jobs included in organizational capabilities. Pete is a facilitator and advisor to top development projects, structural analysis and design, hydrodynamics, naval
global Petrophysical learning director at Rijskijk, NL and Principal management, many of whom continue to seek his advice even after the architecture, Computer Aided Engineering and Design. Andrea holds a MSc
Petrophysical Engineer for a Deepwater Development project. He also development of their project organizations has been completed. He has in Nuclear Engineering and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, both from the
served in various technical management positions during his career prior worked with numerous strategy, project execution plan development, risk University of Rome. He has authored or co-authored over 30 technical
to retiring from Shell in 2010. Bob is skilled at delivering technical training management, Lessons Learned, stakeholder alignment, etc. Pete worked for papers, and holds two patents. PL OS
across cultural and geographic groups. He has a BS/ME from Mississippi Amoco Production Co. managing major capital projects in Azerbaijan, the
State, an MBA from the University of New Orleans and is a Registered Middle East, and Latin America. He hols BS and Masters degrees in MR. JOHN MARTINEZ has 38 years experience in oilfield
Professional Engineer. INT Mechanical Engineering with higher honors from Rice University and has production technology with a specialty in facility revision and artificial lift
completed management training at Harvard Business School. He is PMP operations, with extensive expertise in gas lift. For 27 years he has been the
MR. ALAIN LOUIS is a Senior Geoscience and Petroleum certified. PM Production Consultant for Production Associates and previously was
Engineer with more than 40 years international experience, both in oil and associated with Exxon (now ExxonMobil). This includes work in well
service companies. His expertise lies with the field proactive monitoring MR. KEN LUNSFORD is the Project Management Discipline deliverability, transient pressure testing, downhole equipment evaluation
(Digital Oilfield), reservoir and well performance, formation evaluation, Manager for PetroSkills. He has more than 38 years experience in and selection. He also has surface facility design experience including
reservoir characterization, along with the associated R&D activities. His engineering and management of oil, gas, chemicals and plastics multiphase pipelines, separation, metering, compression, dehydration,
recent contributions have led to the design and numerous implementations development. During his 32 years with ConocoPhillips, he led development water treatment and disposal, and pumps. He has served in key positions
of collaborative tools of field performance monitoring and optimization teams on projects in the United States, Norway, Qatar, and United Arab for projects completed in 11 countries on 4 continents in which he applied
(reservoir, artificial lift, plant maintenance,..), carried in TOTAL E&P assets Emirates. His diverse engineering and project management background state-of-the-art technology for improvements to artificial lift and production
of Angola, Gabon, Congo, Qatar, Argentina and others. His expertise includes sour gas plants, oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines, engineered methods. He has been responsible for the development of nodal analysis
includes technical training within TOTAL and ELF in Petroleum Engineering, plastics processes and materials handling, batch sulphur chemical techniques for the design of gas and oil wells. He is a writer of API
in particular in focusing well data acquisition to better serve a field (re) processes, liquefied natural gas projects and pilot plants. Additionally, he recommended practices, serving as co-author of API Gas Lift Manual, API
development plan, justify the program of this data and anticipate fallback was corporate project controls manager for Phillips Petroleum with RP 11V7 Repair, Testing, and Setting Gas Lift Valves, and API RP 11V8 Gas
solutions. He has generated collaboration projects in this area between ELF, responsibility for developing business processes and training for asset Lift System Design and Performance Prediction. In addition, he has written
TOTAL and ENI for several years. He has held various international positions development, value improving practices, project controls, contracting SPE papers and Gas Lift Workshop presentations. Mr. Martinez is active in
overseas in Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering. With ELF, from 1990, he strategy, risk management, reviews and assists and joint venture non- the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Petroleum Division, Society
delivered internally the first Logging Operations Manual for witnesses; he operated project assurance. He received his BS and MS degrees in of Petroleum Engineers, National Association of Corrosion Engineers,
developed and instructed the training course, dedicated to wellsite Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a American Petroleum Institute Gas Lift Equipment Task Group, and the
geologists and petroleum engineers, in planning and executing operations registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. ME PM ASME/API/ISO Gas Lift Workshop. He is a registered Professional Engineer
of LWD and wireline logging, along with the associated QC. From 1974 to in Texas. He received an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the
1979, he was a field engineer and field service manager with Schlumberger MR. JUAN C. MALAVE is an accomplished senior level project University of Texas. P&C
in various countries of Africa and Middle East. Mr. Louis has authored professional in major capital projects development, specializing in EPC
numerous presentations and publications at SPE ATCE, ATW, and EAGE management, contracts, procurement, and business development with more
Conferences. He received a Master of Sciences from ECAM Engineering than thirty (30) years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical
School, Lyon, France in 1973 and a Degree from IFP in 1979 (French industry. His expertise includes developing strategic direction, planning,
Petroleum Institute). He is fluent in English, Italian, French (mother tongue), risk management and project management for large capital projects (in
and gets by in German. INT excess of $100MM). He has proven success optimizing engineering,
procurement and construction processes, project management, contracts
management and administration, startup and commissioning functions. He
also has experience in leading international teams with diverse cultural
backgrounds working in different contracting environments. Mr. Malave has
a BS in physical metallurgy from the Material Science and Engineering
Dept. of Washington State University. PM

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DR. HOWARD L. MCKINZIE is a petroleum consultant from DR. MAHMOOD MOSHFEGHIAN is a Senior Technical MR. TIM NIEMAN is President of Decision Applications, Inc., a
Sugar Land, Texas. His prior industry experience includes 21 years with Advisor and Senior Instructor for PetroSkills. He is the author of most Tips San Francisco area based decision analysis consulting firm. His firm
Texaco, Inc. and Getty Oil Company in numerous areas of production and of the Month and develops technical software for PetroSkills. He has 40 performs decision and risk analysis for various organizations facing
completions engineering. Specific specialties include sand control, years teaching experience in universities as well as for oil and gas complex decision problems. His recent oil and gas consulting work
downhole oil/water separation, compact surface oil/water separation, industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined John M. Campbell & Co. in 1990 as a includes risk analysis of pipeline routing; risk analysis for deepwater flow
artificial lift with progressive cavity pumps, formation damage, water part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Dr. assurance; portfolio analysis for budgeting E&P R&D portfolios; and
shutoff, drag reduction techniques for fluid flow, and well stimulation by Moshfeghian was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University. development of methods for assessing new basin entry opportunities. Other
acidizing and fracturing. He also worked in the area of surface well logging, Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than recent work includes development of remediation and reuse strategies for
and was one of the co-developers of QGM (Qualitative Gas Measurement) 125 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and process impaired properties, including former refineries and pipelines; numerous
and QFT (Qualitative Fluorescence Technique). Prior to joining Getty, he engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers at international projects for the Yucca Mountain proposed nuclear waste repository; work
was employed by GTE Labs in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he worked conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International on mountain top coal mining, unconventional oil and gas drilling, basin-
primarily in the areas of catalyst development research and developing Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a BS (74), an MS (75) wide water management and climate change issues; and cancer causation
photo-catalytic techniques. He was the Chairman of the Completion and a PhD (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State modeling for national health organizations. Mr. Nieman was formerly Senior
Engineering Association in 1991-1992, after being Vice Chairman in 1989- University. GP PF ME Decision Analyst for Geomatrix Consultants, an Oakland based geological
1990. He was a member of the research team that received the Special and environmental consulting firm. Prior to that, he was Director of
Meritorious Award for Engineering Innovation from Petroleum Engineer MR. MANICKAVASAKAN (MANICKAM) S. Operations for Lumina Decision Systems, a decision analysis consulting
International (1999). He was also a member of another team that received NADAR is a consultant Principal Petroleum engineer with 27 years of and software firm. And prior to that, he spent 14 years with Amoco as a
the Hearst Newspapers Energy Award for Technology in 1998. He has twice experience in the upstream oil and gas industry and 6 years in petrochemical geophysicist, economist, and risk and portfolio analyst. He has a BS in
received Texacos Corporate Technology Innovation Award and holds process operations. With a strong background in Production Technology, geology and an MS in geophysics from Michigan State University, and an
numerous patents in several of the above areas. He held a post-doctoral Well Operations, Well Completions & Workovers, Artificial Lift, Asset MBA from Rice University. PB
appointment in Chemistry at Brown University, and subsequently taught Modeling and Optimization, he has specialized in artificial lift technologies,
engineering several more years at Brown. He received a BS degree in well and system designs, analysis, trouble-shooting, reliability MR. MIKE NOEL-SMITH is an experienced, energetic and
Chemistry and Mathematics from Central Oklahoma University, and a PhD improvement and production enhancement. He has made significant highly adaptable management professional with a proven track record of
in Physical Chemistry from Arizona State University. P&C contribution in the artificial lift selection, design, operation, surveillance and success within corporate, military, B2B environments and international
optimization of large volume gas lifted and ESP wells for many operators. sports teams. He has strong leadership skills with experience in driving a
MR. JEFFREY S. MCMULLAN has over 30 years broad Mr. Nadar has worked for major international operating companies and business forward, managing risk and diverse teams worldwide. He is results
career growth in the upstream oil and gas business including engineering handled various responsibilities in production engineering operations and oriented and focused on delivering full life cycle projects particularly in the
assignments in drilling, well completions and production as well as artificial lift systems, onshore and offshore. In the service sector, he has management skills of Leadership, Team Development, Coaching, Analysis,
operations supervisory, management and executive positions. He has also delivered many challenging well and network modeling and optimization Evaluation, Assessment and Training. He is an excellent communicator who
worked in employee selection, training and development for technical, projects that helped clients achieve substantial increase in production, is able to build relationships at all levels both internally and externally,
administrative and operations personnel and is experienced in building operation efficiency and cost savings. Recently he has helped companies to nationally and internationally. Over the past 10 years, Mike has worked in
highly successful organizations from the ground up. Jeff received a BS in implement real-time surveillance and optimization systems that allows the Gulf Region of the Middle East, living for 5 of those in the United Arab
Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University. P&C operators use collaborative work environments for achieving their KPIs. A Emirates where he designed a leadership assessment center, recruited and
university topper and gold medalist, Mr. Nadar holds a BSc degree in trained 70 staff members before implementing a process which ultimately
MR. YUV MEHRA, an inventor (31 US Patents) and a licensed Chemistry from Madurai University, India and a degree in Chemical assessed over 12,000 government officials, military officials and civilian
professional engineer (California and Texas), has over 40 years of practical, Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India). With several SPE papers companies. PPD
hands-on process engineering experience related to the processing of and text book publications to his credit, he has conducted many workshops,
hydrocarbons from the standpoints of major owner/operating, as well as training seminars and short courses for SPE and other organizations. MR. RONNIE NORVELL was Director of Instructional Design
E&C companies. He retired from Saudi Aramco in December 2011 as Gas P&C
and Quality at PetroSkills 2009-2012. Prior to joining PetroSkills, Ronnie
and Light-ends Process Engineering Consultant. During 2003-2004, Mr. served as a Sr. Consultant and frequent appointments as Director of
Mehra was Saudi Aramcos General Supervisor for the Upstream Process MR. ANDREW NEWBOROUGH is a Chartered Member of Continuing Excellence with the Saudi Aramco E&P Continuing Excellence
Engineering Division. He is an Alumnus of the Saudi Aramco Leadership the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), the Department. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco in 1998, Ronnie Norvell was the
Forum. He focuses on identifying value-oriented opportunities, effectively International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers (MIIRSSM) and the President and Managing Partner of Management Paradigms, a U.S. based
communicating and following through assignments to conclusion. He has Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE). He is a pragmatic occupational consulting firm specializing in management and leadership development.
demonstrated his vast process engineering knowledge of the entire health and safety practitioner, auditor and fire safety technician, utilizing line Over the past 40 years he has provided senior management consulting to a
hydrocarbon value chain through process optimization, front-end management experience gained from a career in public and private sector large spectrum of U.S. and foreign industries, managed the training
engineering, project evaluations, troubleshooting, development of organizations including the police, local government, education, food, functions of two major corporations, and served as a college administrator
engineering standards, expert witnessing, assessment and general and leisure retailing, healthcare and residential care, agricultural and instructor. Ronnie has served on the Board of Directors of three
commercialization of intellectual property, and offering topical courses. He processing, facilities management and food manufacturing. Andrew is a international organizations including the American Society for Training and
chaired the development of Section 14 - Refrigeration for the GPSA specialist occupational safety and health instructor with over 20 years Development and PetroSkills. He has also served on the continuing
Engineering Data Book. Mr. Mehra holds a BE from IIT Roorkee and an MS experience with Corporate Risk Systems Limited. He holds a Masters education faculty of the University of Texas at Dallas and on the adjunct
from UCLA, both in Chemical Engineering. GP PF Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from the Scarman Centre, faculty of Amber Universitys MBA program. Ronnie has authored numerous
Leicester University (MSc, 2004). HSE publications, designed and conducted a variety of programs targeted at
MR. JOHN MORGAN is based in Denver, Colorado, and enhancing management and employee productivity. He co-authored The
Chairman Emeritus of PetroSkills with over 40 years experience in the MR. JOHN ROBERT (BOB) NICHOL is President of the Internal Outplacement Handbook and A Trainers Guide to Performance
design, startup and troubleshooting of oil and gas facilities. He has recently founded Petrobob Consulting Limited, located in Sherwood Park, Appraisal. His peers have recognized him on numerous occasions. The
published extensively on sour gas treating, sulfur recovery, CO2 treating, Alberta, Canada. He provides Petroleum Engineering consulting services to American Society for Training and Development recognized Ronnie in 1997
materials of construction, LNG training, and cryogenic gas processing. He the Government of Alberta, Department of Energy and is a sessional lecturer for his contributions to the profession by awarding him with one of their
consults for both North American and international clients in the gas in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta at Edmonton. He has highest honors, the Torch award. The Dallas Chapter of ASTD recognized
processing industry. He performs training in LNG facilities, oil and gas over 30 years experience in a broad spectrum of Petroleum Engineering him as the Professional of the Year in 1989 and his alma mater; Texas
production facilities, and gas plants around the world. Mr. Morgan served roles including field operations, reservoir engineering and engineering A&M University at Commerce, selected him as a Distinguished Alumni in
as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2005/06, 2008/09 and 2014/15. He is research. Bob?received a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and an MEng 1990. PPD
very active in the industry including the Program Advisory Committee of the degree in Mineral Engineering both from the University of Alberta. P&C
Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference; Brimstone Sulfur Symposium;
International Committee of GPA/GPSA, and had served as Adjunct
Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. For more
than 30 years he was a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Gas
Processors Suppliers Association. Mr. Morgan has many years of
experience training non-native English speakers. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors)
in Chemical Engineering from London University; and an M.E. in Chemical
& Refinery Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA. GP

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DR. PHIL NOTZ has worked in the petroleum industry for 31 years, MR. DENNIS PERRY has been working in the automation, DR. CLIFF REDUS is an independent petroleum engineering
specifically Flow Assurance work for 23 years. Currently, he is an electrical and instrumentation design business for many years. His work consultant who specializes in production system optimization and subsea
international consultant for flow assurance. He worked for Chevron (Texaco) experience includes working in the aerospace industry as an analog circuit flow assurance. Prior to starting his consulting business, he was an
for 24 years before joining the Offshore Engineering/Construction Firms, designer, working in the electronic instrument manufacturing business as Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa. He
Doris Inc and Technip USA. As the Flow Assurance Manager for Technip, production engineering manager, and working for a major oil and gas has 35 years of petroleum industry experience, both in production research
he provided support and oversight to a variety of flow assurance projects, company as a division automation supervisor and later as a staff engineer and field operations in the area of multiphase flow. His primary areas of
including Thunder Horse, Tahiti and Cascade-Chinook. He was the Flow in the central, Upstream Technology group. He has also worked for an interest are multiphase flow in well bores, flow lines and production
Assurance Lead Engineer for the ExxonMobil Kizomba B Conceptual instrument manufacturer as service manager and for an engineering equipment, multiphase meters and pumps, computational fluid mechanics,
Design, FEED, and Detail Design as well as the Chevron Lobito-Tomboco construction company as an instrument/electrical engineer. Mr. Perry advance separation technology and paraffin and hydrate deposition in
and Tombua-Landana Conceptual Design and FEED projects, to mention a published a paper on Multiphase measurement fall 1998 SPE, co-authored production flow lines and wells. He was in a supervisory capacity in
few. He was Texacos chief flow assurance engineer and served as co-chair a paper for ASME/ETCE 2000 on value of well test accuracy, presented at production related industrial research for the last 10 years with Texacos
for the DeepStar Flow Assurance Committee for two years, and also served the Acadiana Flow measurement workshop, and co-authored a paper on Upstream Technology Department in Houston Texas, with the last four years
on the Gas Processors Association research committee. He was the?Texaco heavy oil multiphase measurement with Intevep of Venezuela. Mr. Perry as Director of Texacos live oil multiphase flows loop in Humble Texas. At
expert for gas hydrates and is recognized internationally in that area. His graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Tulsa University, he was actively engaged in teaching, research in
consulting projects involve hydrate mitigation and plug remediation as well IC&E multiphase flow, and as executive director of Tulsa University Fluid Flow
as peer reviews for flow assurance in offshore production developments. He Projects. He received a BS in Mechanical engineering from Texas A&M
has taught courses in Flow Assurance, Reservoir Fluid Properties, Reservoir MR. JASON PINGENOT has over 21 years of experience in University in Kingsville, Texas, an MS and PhD, from the University of
Engineering, CO2 Flooding and Tertiary Oil Recovery for Texaco operations planning, design, engineering, management, and commissioning for a wide Houston, both in Mechanical Engineering. P&C
personnel and has presented papers at OTC and authored papers on flow range of natural gas installations including wellhead controls, gathering
assurance and gas hydrates. He received a BS in Chemistry from the systems, compressor stations, processing plants, metering facilities, and DR. GEORGE RODENBUSCH has more than 32 years of
University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Michigan truck loading stations for projects around the globe. In the course of his experience in the engineering and management of deepwater offshore oil
State University. OS career he has served the industry as a drafting instructor, engineering and gas developments. He started his career working in R&D where he
consultant, and led an EI&C technical team at Encana Oil & Gas (USA) to developed tools for the estimation of loads on offshore platforms induced
MR. WILLIAM K. OTT is an independent petroleum consultant execute capital projects and develop technical and safety standards. by wind, wave and current during severe storms. He then joined a Marine
and is the founder of Well Completion Technology, an international Recently, Mr. Pingenot was the Vice President of Engineering and EI&C Systems Engineering group, which was formed to develop concepts for the
engineering consulting and petroleum industry training firm established in Manager at GWD Design & Engineering based in Denver, Colorado, with a development of deepwater fields in the Gulf of Mexico. He has led the global
1986. Before consulting and teaching, he was division engineer for field services office in North Dakota. STV Energy Services has since analysis group supporting the design of the Auger Tension Leg Platform that
Halliburtons Far East region based in Singapore and a research field acquired GWD Engineering and Mr. Pingenot continues to perform a similar would move the record water depth for offshore production from 410m to
coordinator for Halliburton in Oklahoma. He works regularly with and on function as IC&E Engineering Chief and Senior Associate. Mr. Pingenot is 870m. In addition to design activities, he spent several years working on
wells requiring various well completions techniques, principally in East a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, various technical problems involving hydrodynamic and hydroelastic
Asia. He has conducted technical petroleum industry courses worldwide Utah, North Dakota, Wyoming and Texas. He has a high level of operational design of offshore platforms. He has provided development planning
and written numerous technical papers relating to well completion and skills including advanced use of AutoCAD and related software for the support to operating companies around the globe in selecting systems for
workover operations. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas, and generation of design documents, understanding of NEC, IEC, API, NFPA, the development of deepwater offshore fields. He spent several years as an
a 25-year member of SPE. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from ISA, IEEE and OSHA codes, guidelines and practices pertaining to common Engineering Manager supervising a group responsible for the design of
the University of Missouri. P&C natural gas facility equipment and installations, advanced use of Excel and floating systems, risers, mooring systems and foundations for deepwater
creation of time saving tools, use and development of functional development systems worldwide. He was active in the API Offshore
DR. CARLOS PALACIOS is a National Association of Engineers specifications for Access databases to improve productivity, and various Structures subcommittee, which established and maintained key standards
(NACE) certified Chemical Treatment Corrosion Specialist and Internal specialized software for completion of engineering tasks. He has a for offshore engineering, chairing that group for several years. He was
Corrosion Specialist, and is the author of numerous technical publications bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. appointed as a Global Technical Expert in Offshore Structure Engineering in
on the subject of corrosion. He has a BS, an MSc, and a PhD in Mechanical IC&E recognition of technical expertise and global contribution and was later
Engineering, and Post-Doctoral studies in Erosion/Corrosion from the named the Global Discipline Head for Offshore Engineering. He holds a BS
University of Tulsa. His 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry MR. WILLIAM (BILL) E. POWELL is an oil and gas and MME in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and a PhD in
have resulted in his becoming a subject matter expert on internal corrosion, professional with over 30 years of experience in field operations, technical Oceanographic Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology &
erosion, chemical treatment, material selection, water treatment, oil sales, marketing, and management with autonomous operations and profit Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is a Licensed Professional
treatment, and corrosion monitoring in fields in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, and loss responsibility. Prior to entering the oil and gas industry with Engineer in the State of Texas and is a member of ASME. OS
Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Kuwait, and the US. Dr. Palacios Schlumberger he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine
has been an instructor for about 20 years and has extensive experience in Corps. Bill holds BS and MS degrees in Physics. He is a member of the MR. GERRY H. ROSS has more than 35 years formation
leading seminars, and developing and teaching industry courses in: Saudi Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Association of Petroleum evaluation and rock based Petrophysics experience as well as participating
Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, UAE, Vietnam, Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and European Association in oil and gas operations from exploration through production. While with
Venezuela, and India. He has served as a professor for both undergraduate of Geoscientists and Engineers. Over the course of his career, Bill has taught Core Lab he provided training to both majors and independents on a
and graduate courses at the University of Tulsa and various universities in short courses and seminars on a variety of technical topics. Bill served as worldwide basis. During this time he was also the instructor and co-
South America. Dr. Palacios holds a US. Patent # 7,942,200 for a Downhole Vice President Marketing for S.A. Holditch & Associates Inc, a well-known coordinator of an extensive internal Petrophysics applications program.
Chemical Dispersion Device. He leads technical committees in NACE petroleum consultancy where he played a key role in building the brand This multi-year program focused on the applications of rock and fluid data
International to develop Standard Practices. He is a recipient of the NACE equity that was the basis of their successful acquisition and integration into in log analysis, formation evaluation, reservoir engineering and production.
Distinguished Service Award in March 2013. He was International Director Schlumberger. His most recent assignment with Schlumberger was as He also worked with major research centers and universities globally to
for the NACE Foundation from 2005 to 2013. PF ME North America Business Development Manager for Data & Consulting provide reservoir conditions instrumentation for reservoir engineering,
Services where he maintained close relationships with numerous major and reservoir description and formation damage research. His international oil
DR. DAVID PELTON has been a professional communicator for independent oil and gas companies. Bill currently performs the role of and gas knowledge was developed though extended assignments in South
over 35 years. He holds degrees from Cornell University, The New England PetroSkills Integrated Disciplines Manager for Unconventional Resources. America, Asia, the North Sea and the US. He is a member of the SPE,
Conservatory of Music, and the University of Cincinnati, and has performed INT SPWLA, PESGB, SEAPEX and a past president of the Aberdeen Chapter of
for and spoken to audiences in the United States, Central and Western the SPWLA. He received a BSc in Geology from Bedford College, London
Europe, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, The Ukraine, Africa, The Middle East, DR. JAY RAJANI worked in Amsterdam, The Hague and London University. INT
and Southeast Asia. He has taught at major colleges and universities and for Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies for 33 years. He started his
has been an active seminar/workshop facilitator for petroleum and non- career in the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam where he was
petroleum businesses in California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, involved in the development of refinery burners/furnaces. He later moved to
Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and in Canada, Separation Technology. He worked on the development of conventional as
England, Holland, Ireland, Wales, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Benin, well as membrane based gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separators. From
Nigeria, The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, and Singapore. Today he is a 1987 to 2005, he worked in the Gas/Liquid Treating and Sulphur Processes
member of numerous training institutes and societies and enjoys a national department as Principal Technologist, providing technical and operational
and international reputation as a communications consultant, lecturer, excellence to all gas plants and LNG plants that were operated or advised
trainer, and coach. He received?degrees from Cornell University, The New by Shell. His last position (2005 to 2010) was as a Lead Process Engineer
England Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati. PPD with Qatargas 3&4 LNG Project (first with EPC contractor in Japan and then
in Ras Laffan in Qatar). The last three years of the project involvement was
in the construction, commissioning and start-up of the 7.8 mtpy LNG trains.
From 2011 to 2014 Jay worked with SBM Offshore in the Netherlands on
the development of gas treating modules for FPSO and FLNG. Jay is now
an independent consultant and an instructor with PetroSkills|John M.
Campbell. He holds BS and PhD degrees from the University of London and
a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Coventry. GP

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MR. ALAN ROYER has more than 31 years experience in the oil MR. JOHN C. SCRUTON-WILSON is a founding faculty MR. KENNETH (KEN) SOURISSEAU has 34 years
and gas industry working in the upstream and midstream sectors. For the member of the BP Financial University responsible for developing and experience with Shell. Assignments have been in front end development,
past 31 years Mr. Royer has held operational, technical and managerial delivering finance and economic evaluation training throughout the BP process design, project engineering, operations technical support, and
positions. During the first 13 years of his career he worked as an operator organization. His leadership in negotiation was displayed by developing a operations management primarily in the areas of sour gas and in situ heavy
for Chevron Canada Resources in their gas processing facilities, and oil/gas consensus position with ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips in agreements for oil recovery. Mr. Sourisseau has worked throughout Alberta, in Abu Dhabi,
gathering systems, located in Northern Alberta. In mid 1990 Mr. Royer left the Alaska Gas Pipeline as well as shaping $20 billion of Federal Loan and the Netherlands. He has authored a number of technical papers for
Chevron to attend the University of Alberta where he earned a BSc degree guarantees and tax benefits for the pipeline. He is experienced in project international conferences, provided training for Shell in numerous
in Petroleum Engineering. Following university, his career took him to the finance having completed agreements with the International Finance countries, and has taught Gas Processing at the University of Calgary. He
international arena where he spent over 12 years in the Middle East. Initially Corporation to finance a chemical plant expansion in Brazil and with earned BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universities
he worked in Yemen with Canadian Nexen Ltd. where he was responsible Citibank to provide loans for gasoline retailers. He has established himself of Saskatchewan (76) and Minnesota (78) respectively. He is a registered
for the engineering design of various facilities, including all commissioning as a leader in the oil and gas industry by holding various management/ professional engineer in Alberta. GP PF
and start-up activities. He spent his last 8 years in the Middle East working leadership positions during his career. He has an MA in Theology from
in Qatar where he held a number of operational and engineering roles Fuller Theological Seminary, an MS in Agricultural Economics (major in MR. MARCUS (MARC) A. SUMMERS has over 30 years
supporting the construction and start-up of the LNG Mega Trains, which Marketing) from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and International of oilfield experience and over 15 years of hands on training experience. He
have a combined production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum. Mr. Studies from the University of Chicago. PB founded and ran PetrEX International, Inc, and is currently Discipline
Royer is currently an employee of PetroSkills based in Calgary, Alberta, Manager of Well Construction/Drilling and a Sr. Instructor with PetroSkills.
Canada where he supports the Operations and Maintenance Division. Mr. DR. RICHARD D. SEBA is a petroleum engineering consultant In 1980, he began working as a drilling engineer for Amoco for 15 years in
Royer is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, along in New Orleans, Louisiana. During 28 years of employment by Shell Oil various locations around the world. His background includes operations,
with being an active member of the Project Management Institute since Company in locations around the world, he held staff and management technical support, and drilling research functions. Since 1986 he has
2005. PF O&M positions in research, reservoir engineering, and E&P and corporate written a number of papers presented at SPE/IADC conferences and several
economics. He has taught reservoir engineering and petroleum economics articles published in Petroleum Engineer International, American Oil and
DR. KENT SAUGIER is a hands-on scientific, technology and at Tulane University, Stanford University, University of New Orleans, for SPE Gas Reporter, etc. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the
business professional with 25 years experience in upstream oil and gas, and Shell. For the past 27 years, he has taught courses in petroleum University of Oklahoma and is a Registered Professional Engineer in
offshore technology, economics, economic modeling, international economics, risk and uncertainty, and international E&P contracts for Shell Oklahoma. INT
petroleum contracts, project management, software applications and and OGCI. He is an SPE Distinguished Author, has served SPE as chairman
technology including design, licensing and commercialization. He has of the Distinguished Lecturers Committee, chairman of the Economics MR. DAVID TENHOOR has been consulting and teaching APICS
domestic and international experience, excellent presentation skills and Award Committee, chairman of the Textbook Committee, and as a member (The Association for Operations Management) CPIM certification courses
strong customer awareness. He received both a BA and PhD in Chemistry of the Speakers Bureau. He is a member of the Society of Independent since 2005. He has taught in many different industries from chemical
from the University of California. OS PB INT Professional Earth Scientists and is a registered professional engineer. He processing to discrete manufacturing. Companies include BASF, National
is the author of Economics of Worldwide Petroleum Production (3rd Oilwell Varco, Halliburton, ExxonMobil Chemical and Cameron. David
MR. RICHARD H. SCHROEDER is founder and President of Edition, 2008). He received a BS and MPE from Oklahoma University and a brings a well-rounded package of industry experience to PetroSkills/JMC.
RHS Management, specializing in technical and management consulting for PhD degree from the University of Texas, all in petroleum engineering. He has held positions in Inventory Control, Manufacturing Management,
the petroleum industry. He has more than 45 years of experience in PB
Strategic Sourcing and Transportation/Distribution Management. He also
engineering, international operations, management and teaching experience has experience in Finance and Product Development. David received his
in all phases of exploration, production, research and corporate DR. GEORGE SLATER is an instructor/consultant with over 45 undergraduate degree in Geology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan
development. He specializes in reservoir management, production years experience as an engineer and professor. In addition to creating and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.
optimization, drilling, operations, completion and workover capabilities, software systems used worldwide to integrate engineering and geological He is a member of the Houston Chapter of APICS and served two terms on
personnel development, communications and multi-discipline team data, he has worked in various management positions as a reservoir the Board of Directors as Treasurer. SC
building. His professional experience includes: 9 years in engineering, engineer, and taught at Pennsylvania State University. He has authored a
research and supervision with Exxon; 8 years as Senior Vice President with number of papers on Reservoir Simulation and engineering problems, and MR. BUCK TITSWORTH has over 40 years experience with
May Petroleum, an independent drilling fund company; 8 years as President is a 46-year member of the Society of Professional Engineers of AIME. He major international operating and service companies in worldwide oil and
of Rosewood Resources, a privately-owned international integrated oil received a BA in Arts & Letters with MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum and gas production/process engineering, project execution, and business
company; and 7 years as President/Vice Chairman/Consultant of Harken Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. INT planning. Specific experience includes upstream projects (Middle East -
Energy Corp., an international exploration company. He has authored Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait); oil & gas pipeline and production facilities
articles and manuals on various phases of petroleum engineering and MRS. KINDRA SNOW-MCGREGOR is the Technical projects (South America, the Far East, FSU, Austral-Asia); FPSO/mobile
personnel management. He is a member of API, SPE, IPAA, and TIPRO, is Director for the Oil and Gas Technical Division of PetroSkills | John M. system development projects (Canada, Asia-Pacific, West Africa); refining
a Tau Beta Pi Fellow, and has various outstanding lecturer awards. He Campbell. She has MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering and projects (USA and eastern Europe); and global business/strategic planning
received a BS in Engineering Science and an MS in Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Refining from the Colorado School of Mines, and 18 years of for the engineering and construction industry. Assignments have included
from the University of Texas at Austin. P&C experience in the oil and gas Industry. She has been with the company for establishing joint ventures and/or new offices in Vietnam, Pakistan, Nigeria,
over 7 years, and has served in a number of positions including manager of Australia, Canada, and Holland. Mr. Titsworth has a BS in Chemical
MR. JOHN SCHUYLER, CAM, CCE, CMA, CMC, CPIM, PMP consulting, senior staff engineer, and discipline manager for the Oil and Gas Engineering from the University of Houston, and is a registered professional
and PE, is a decision analyst, evaluation engineer, and investor. He founded Processing Discipline. Her most recent accomplishment was serving as one engineer in four states. O&M
his consulting practice, Decision Precision, in 1988. He has over 37 years of the primary editors on the 9th edition of Gas Conditioning and
of experience in analysis, consulting, training and management, primarily Processing, which are the reference volumes for our flagship course G-4. MR. KYLE TRAVIS is a Petroleum Engineer with 32 years of
in the energy industry. His focus has been in feasibility analysis, appraisals, Her particular areas of expertise include gas conditioning (amine and diversified experience in the oil and gas industry. He has a proven track
corporate planning, and evaluation software. He has presented over 290 dehydration), NGL extraction (NGL recovery from gas), NGL fractionation record of effectively building oil and gas companies from infancy to
courses in 34 countries since 1989. He was vice president and petroleum and storage, process optimization, sulfur handling, and process safety. significance. His experience includes managing oil and gas companies
engineer with Security Pacific National Bank, planning and evaluation Prior to joining John M Campbell & Company in 2008, she served as from the initial formulation of a business plan and establishment of goals
analyst at Cities Service Oil Co., manager of business systems for Cities technical manager, process manager, and held lead process engineering through the execution of such. He has built and supervised a staff of
Services Petrochemicals Division, and senior management consultant with roles in the oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction experienced oil and gas professionals, evaluated drilling prospects,
a national accounting firm. He is a member of eight professional business. She has served as the technical lead on several significant acquired producing properties, managed the operations of drilling and the
organizations and is an author and speaker on modern analysis practices. projects in the industry for clients such as BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, production of oil and gas properties. He is experienced in all phases of
He is the revision author of Decision Analysis for Petroleum Exploration, Occidental, QatarGas and XTO. She has been actively involved in industry petroleum engineering including economics, drilling, log analysis,
2nd Ed., author of Risk and Decision Analysis in Projects, 2nd Ed., and has groups for many years, such as the Gas Processors Association, and the completion, production and reservoir. He has a BS degree in Petroleum
written over 40 articles, papers and handbook chapters. He received BS and Rocky Mountain Gas Processors Association. Currently she is on the GPSA Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. P&C
MS degrees in mineral-engineering physics from the Colorado School of Engineering Data Book Editorial Review Board, and prior to this role, served
Mines and an MBA from the University of Colorado. His website is www. on the GPA Technical Research Committee, Sub-Group 2, for over 11 years. PB She has published seven technical papers at international conferences,
served as project coordinator for GPA research report 221, and is a co-
inventor on two technology patents in the gas processing industry. GP

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MR. RONNIE TUCKER is a seasoned Irish business executive MS. NAOMI WARR has 15 years environmental management MR. RONN WILLIAMSON is a CPM and CFPIM, and has been
and financial and economic consultant with extensive practical experience. experience. Starting her career in a research laboratory, she moved into consulting and instructing in the field of supply chain management for more
He has worked as a corporate business process reengineering Project infrastructure where she held various environmental management roles in than 20 years. During this time, he has delivered significant value to more
Director in Helsinki, as a CFO/COO in New York, as a Director of Corporate major construction groups dealing with roads construction, utilities, M&E, than 50 cross-industry organizations. He has provided education programs
Risk Management in Brussels and as a Financial Analyst in Silicon Valley. building, rail, gas, sewage treatment, waste and quarrying. In 2009 Naomi, internationally to hundreds of people in purchasing, logistics and materials
He has been a board member in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, stepped into consulting and training; at the same time expanding her work management. In 2005, he joined the PetroSkills team to develop the
UK and USA and has sat on a number of board audit, finance and into other business sectors such as manufacturing, distribution and food. PetroSkills discipline competency map for strategic supply chain
governance sub-committees. Since 2012 he is a Divisional Director with As well as advisory and auditing assignments, she also implemented management and led the supply chain discipline network for several years.
Indecon Consultants. Since 1997 he has trained more than 4,000 non- environmental management systems(EMS) for several businesses. In her Ronn gained his supply management expertise during 23 years of
financial managers in finance, economics and accounting for multinationals, spare time, Naomi competes in endurance triathlons and helps with the operational and management roles for a major equipment OEM company.
governments and management institutes. He also taught management at the construction and development of her family home - of course, incorporating For five years, he had executive responsibility for purchasing and
National University of Ireland and has spoken on governance for the environmental and sustainable technologies where practicable. HSE transportation at Thermo King Corporation, a subsidiary of Westinghouse
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Ronnie has a particular Electric and a billion-dollar global business. Ronn received a BME in
interest in the petroleum industry. In 2012 he taught MPs and civil servants MR. COLIN WATSON has over 35 years of broad experience in engineering, a BS in physics from St Johns University, and an MBA from
from the Ministries of Finance and Natural Resources in Kurdistan, Iraq on petrochemicals, primarily in Engineering support and Process Safety the University of Minnesota. Mr. Williamson has been a member and past
production sharing contracts. He also recently trained government officials management. His experience includes assignments in technical support, chapter president, of the American Production and Inventory Control
from Myanmar in energy project economics and finance. His long client list operations, turnarounds, project execution and HSE and engineering Society (APICS), is a member of and frequent presenter for the Institute for
includes ExxonMobil and Schlumberger. He is a member of the petroleum management. From 2006 he has worked as an independent Engineering & Supply Management (ISM), and is a member of the International
business faculty at PetroSkills. He conducted cost-benefit appraisals of Process Safety Consultant working with Oil & Gas clients. He has worked Association for Commercial Contract Management (IACCM). He is also
infrastructure projects for the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta. This also primarily with BP to design, develop and facilitate their global Process certified at the Fellow Level by APICS and has a lifetime certification from
involved knowledge transfer to the Prime Ministers staff. Ronnie brings to Safety training and awareness programs both for engineering and ISM. SC
bear his work in many industries including pharmaceuticals, logistics, operations teams. In a varied 28 year career in BP he latterly worked to
retail, forest products, hospitality, and ports. He has worked extensively in develop strategic structures and governance systems to manage Process MR. WES WRIGHT has 32 years experience in oil and gas
the Middle East including in Algeria, Dubai, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Safety and Integrity Management for the BP Grangemouth Complex and the producing facilities. Mr. Wright began teaching with PetroSkills in 2004
Syria, and Tunisia. For petroleum industry clients he has also worked all European BP Chemicals Sites. His Operations experience providing where he has been delivering courses in CO2 Surface Facilities, Oil and Gas
over the world. Ronnie has a Bachelors degree in business and economics technical support and engineering management extends across a variety of Processing and Operator Training world-wide. Previously, Mr. Wright was
from Trinity College, Dublin (1978) and an MBA from Stanford University petrochemical and refining processes. He holds a BSc in Engineering the lead on-site engineer at the Weyburn CO2 Miscible flood where he was
(1985). PB Science (Mechanical) from Edinburgh University (1978) and is a Chartered closely involved in the development, design, construction, start-up and
Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. O&M operations. Through the 1980s, Mr. Wright performed contract research at
MR. DANNY VAN SCHIE is a chemical engineer with 20 years the University of Calgary in Enhanced Oil Recovery and was a consultant on
of experience within the oil and gas sector and the chemical industry. He is MR. STUART WATSON is the Facilities Engineering Technical a wide range of sweet and sour oil and gas projects throughout Western
a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. Director for PetroSkills. He has over 18 years of experience in oil and gas Canada. Mr. Wright graduated in 1983 with a BSc in Engineering from the
His areas of expertise include: high level conceptual design with a view to processing. His experience has taken him to facilities around the world in University of Calgary. He is a Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada and
engage EPC type contractor who will take the concept further into FEED and regions including Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the US. Mr. Watson is a member of the SPE. He has been published in the ASME-OMAE, CSCE,
ultimately EPC. Additional areas include FEED and Detailed Design graduated with honors in 1995 from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, with IAHR, and in Carbon Sequestration and Related Technologies (Wiley, 2011).
engineering within major contractors, construction support, commissioning a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he worked in Perth, PF
and operation of a plant. He has worked on varied projects ranging from Australia supporting Woodsides offshore facilities. In January 2000, Stuart
green field to debottlenecking and expansion of existing plants. O&M accepted a position with Pearl Development Company of Colorado where MR. CLYDE YOUNG has over 30 years of diverse experience in
he worked over the next eight years at many of the gas production and operations and maintenance of production and processing facilities. This
MR. HUGO VARGAS has more than 33 years of active experience processing facilities in the western US. His work included expansions for includes significant experience in operations and development of
in oil fields. He provided professional technical training to engineers and Unocal Alaska, facilities engineering at the El Paso Field Services management systems for gas processing and water/wastewater treatment
supervisors as a Senior Technical Instructor for 5 years. He worked in office 650MMscfd Chaco Plant and various other projects in Colorado and facilities. This includes operating procedure development, training program
and field positions with both a major Service Oil Co. and also with a Major Wyoming. In 2008, he oversaw and commissioned a 92MMscfd amine development, compliance auditing, vulnerability assessment, emergency
Oil Co. His experience includes execution, supervision and management sweetening and cryogenic NGL train for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah planning and mechanical integrity program development. Mr. Young
with well testing, down hole tools, data acquisition, completions, (UAE). Thereafter, he started his own engineering consultancy supporting provides many of our clients with PHA services, compliance audits and
cementing, fracturing, stimulations and workover in general. He has both mechanical and process disciplines. In 2009 he started instructing part Hazards Reviews. Mr. Young has presented at the Mary K. OConnor
coordinated testing operations at well sites with authority over all service time for John M. Campbell and Co. in mechanical engineering and operator Process Safety Symposium and written several papers that have been
companies at rig and rig-less environments, both land and offshore training. Currently, Mr. Watson supports PetroSkills in a full time role to published in various industry publications. Mr. Young holds a BS in Social
including deep water. While coordinating completion and testing phases, he ensure technical and quality assurance in ICE, Pipeline, Mechanical and Sciences from the University of Wyoming- Laramie Wyoming. HSE
became familiar with Electric wire line, Coil Tubing and Slick line Offshore engineering. ME O&M
operations. He has a high level of understanding of workover operations,
costs and technical issues, with emphasis in testing. He has authored MR. DAVID WHITELEGG graduated with a BSc (Hons) in
applications in Visual Basic for hydraulic calculations, risk assessment, Environment Management from Cranfield University in the UK. He is a
financials and for training purposes. He is IWCF certified and received a BS Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment, a
in Chemistry and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and Chartered Waste Manager with Chartered Institution for Wastes
communicates in French. P&C Management (CIWM), and a full member (MIEMA) of IEMA (Institute of
Environmental Management and Assessment). He is also a Graduate
MR. PAUL VERRILL has over 25 years experience working in the Member (GradIOSH) of IOSH. David is a member of the Professional
chemicals, petrochemicals, hydrocarbon processing and power sectors Standards Committee at IEMA. He comes from a background in landfill and
with the last 15 years predominantly in gas processing and gas and liquid waste sites operations management, and is an experienced environmental
pipelines. He has held a number of technical and senior management and OH&S instructor with considerable international experience. HSE
positions including Mechanical and Piping Designer, Machinery Engineer,
Project Manager, Engineering and Maintenance Manager and other Senior MR. PETER WILLIAMS has over 35 years of industrial
Plant and Business Management roles. He has worked for a number of experience, most of which were in oil and gas processing. His experience
international operating and engineering companies including ICI, Rolls includes plant process engineering, operations supervision, project
Royce and Enron Engineering & Construction, working on projects around development and business case definition, project technical support, plant
the world. His experience includes piping and mechanical equipment engineering management, and internal consulting, primarily with Saudi
design, rotating equipment engineering, project management, gas Aramco. Canadian experience includes plant engineering in phosphorus
processing project development including FEED study management and production, heavy water, and bitumen upgrading, and project engineering.
operations and turnaround management. For the previous 3 years Mr. Verrill He also has experience with benchmarking, implementation of a safety
has been working in the senior management team of an 800mmscfd gas management system, and the application of lean Six Sigma methods to
processing facility which has been developing the onshore assets for a new engineering management. He has Masters degrees in Chemical
UK gas field. In 2011 Mr. Verrill started working with JM Campbell as an Engineering and in Economics, is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and is
Instructor in addition to providing project development and asset a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. GP PF

management services through his own consultancy company. Mr. Verrill is

based in Yorkshire, England and graduated with a B.Eng degree in
Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University in the UK and he is a
Chartered Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. GP ME

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