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  • Value of Information

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The objectives of this course are to: measure the value of data vs. the cost to acquire the data, determine multiple data acquisition scenarios that can accomplish the goals and measure their impact on the prospects economics, and understand the cost-benefit decision process and exploration uncertainty in making both technical and business decisions.

    Description:

    The learner will analyze the economic "value of information" that can be achieved during the exploration process by applying various technologies at progressively higher costs to reduce uncertainty, thereby providing better estimates during the decision process. The objectives of this course are to: measure the value of data vs. the cost to acquire the data, determine multiple data acquisition scenarios that can accomplish the goals and measure their impact on the prospects economics, and understand the cost-benefit decision process and exploration uncertainty in making both technical and business decisions.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Value of Perfect Information
    • Value of Imperfect Information
    • Analyzing Decision Tree



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Business Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    After completing this course, the learner will have an understanding of the critical elements and methodologies that exploration and senior management need to apply before approving the drilling of exploration wells.

    Description:

    After completing this course, the learner will have an understanding of the critical elements and methodologies that exploration and senior management need to apply before approving the drilling of exploration wells. The Learner will be able to: perform a critical review of a prospect, understand the role of economic thresholds in decision making, identify the key components of the decision process to drill an exploratory well, and identify how to align company strategy with exploration efforts. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Critical Review of an Exploration Prospect (case study A).
    • Critical Review of an Exploration Prospect (case study B).
    • Prioritizing Projects during Capital Rationing.
    • Project Risk and Uncertainty in Investment Decisions.
    • Components; Stages of Investment Decisions.
    • Aligning Exploration Efforts with Company Strategy.



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Project Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The learner will be able to describe the Exploration Project Management methodology and its role in the exploration process, understand the Exploration Process from both a technical and business management perspective, apply the SPE Resources Management System to exploration opportunities, understand the role of risk and uncertainty and the costs associated with risk reduction and its impact on profitability, know how to develop business metrics for an exploration prospect using project economics under conditions of uncertainty, and identify how to review the business and technical criteria necessary to move an opportunity from play to prospect through disciplined process that leads to a commitment to move to Stage Two: Planning Field Development.

    Description:

    In this course you will be introduced to the project management stage-gate process, with attention to Stage One, the Exploration Stage. Specific focus is placed on the host country licensing agreement and its commercial terms, the value of information as it applies to the exploration process; including the manner in which an opportunity progresses from play to prospect, the drilling of exploratory wells and the formation evaluation decisions. The estimation of resources using the SPE resources management system, and the project economic analysis using both deterministic and stochastic analysis will be covered. The learner will be able to: describe the Exploration Project Management methodology and its role in the exploration process, understand the Exploration Process from both a technical and business management perspective, apply the SPE Resources Management System to exploration opportunities, understand the role of risk and uncertainty and the costs associated with risk reduction and its impact on profitability, know how to develop business metrics for an exploration prospect using project economics under conditions of uncertainty, and identify how to review the business and technical criteria necessary to move an opportunity from play to prospect through disciplined process that leads to a commitment to move to Stage Two: Planning Field Development. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Negotiate Exploration Rights
    • Opportunity Fundamentals
    • Conduct Seismic Surveys to Identify Prospects
    • Drill Exploration Well Test Prospect
    • Drill Appraisal Wells to Delineate Reservoir
    • Complete Economic Analysis by Estimating Oil-in-Place and Potential Production
    • Obtain Stage two Approval



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Strategic Scenario Planning and Business Analysis

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The learners will learn how to apply strategic scenario planning and business analysis to select among options for business expansion into new strategic opportunity areas.

    Description:

    The learners will learn how to apply strategic scenario planning and business analysis to select among options for business expansion into new strategic opportunity areas. The learner will be able to: understand the principles of Strategic Planning and its role in the aspirations and economic growth of your enterprise, know how to develop corporate strategies using scenario planning to improve profitability, respond to new opportunities, and achieve sustainable competitive advantage, learn the key elements that lead to corporate advantage and that create value for your enterprise, and know how to use the balance scorecard to implement your decisions. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Prior Year Budget
    • Production, Spot Market Purchase, Biomass, and Join Venture Options
    • Sensitivity Analysis



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Exploration Project Best Practices and Procedures

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The learner will learn how best practices and procedures, including workflow management, are applied to Petroleum exploration and how they lead to streamlined, predictable and efficient use of the companies resources and improved business performance.

    Description:

    The learner will learn how best practices and procedures, including workflow management, are applied to Petroleum exploration and how they lead to streamlined, predictable and efficient use of the companies resources and improved business performance. The learner will be able to: learn the essentials of the five-stage life cycle of a petroleum project that are an integral part of the corporate planning and exploration management process, learn the standard documents and procedures that should be applied to petroleum exploration, learn the key components of Stage One: Assessment of Exploration Opportunities, and learn a typical exploration workflow and best practices used in petroleum exploration.  

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Stage One: Identification and Assessment of Opportunities
    • Stage Two: Analyze Alternative Development Options
    • Stage Three: Optimizing the Preferred Development Plan
    • Stage Four: Execution of the Field Development Plan
    • Stage Five: 



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Corporate Portfolio Management

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this module, you will learn how energy opportunity diversification using portfolio management processes leads to a predictable commercial outcome.

    Description:

    Petroleum exploration opportunities, like investments in the stock market, face a wide range of risks with substantial impact on ultimate financial performance; however, with careful planning, analysis and selection, these projects can be grouped into portfolios, with relatively predictable outcomes. In this module you will learn how energy opportunity diversification using portfolio management processes leads to a predictable commercial outcome. Global exploration opportunities are studied in the context of reserve and income replacement. The learner will be able to: learn key business fundamentals of an enterprise including existing businesses and their historical performance, analyze and characterize the portfolio of existing and potential businesses and rank them in light of business performance fundamentals and the strategic objectives of the enterprise, and learn how to apply risk to your decision process and its effect on the portfolio.  

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Land Investment Projects
    • Sea, Biomass, and Landfill Projects
    • Portfolio Component Analysis
    • Timing Considerations



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Portfolio Performance Optimization

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The learner will be able to: learn to apply Portfolio Management to exploration opportunities, learn what an efficient frontier is and its role in portfolio performance optimization, learn the various ways you can go about rebalancing your enterprise portfolio, know how to apply passive and active portfolio rebalancing.ing portfolio management processes leads to a predictable commercial outcome.

    Description:

    Using modern portfolio management theory and practice the learner will use your methanol company's current enterprise wide operating assets and new exploration opportunities to optimize the performance of it's integrated portfolio. In the process you will learn to build and manage the portfolio as you review the current assets and new opportunities using portfolio management techniques and within the existing investment environment. The learner will be able to: learn to apply Portfolio Management to exploration opportunities, learn what an efficient frontier is and its role in portfolio performance optimization, learn the various ways you can go about rebalancing your enterprise portfolio, know how to apply passive and active portfolio rebalancing.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Baseline Analysis
    • Passive and Active Rebalancing
    • Diversification and Target Assessment



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Environmental Impact Evaluation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The learner will be introduced to the systematic process that is used by international companies to identify, mitigate, and manage environmental impacts of proposed upstream oil and gas projects using World Bank Standards and the Equator Principles, as well as: learn the scope and application of environmental regulations necessary to receive environmental permits to proceed with exploration projects, learn the essence of environmental and social impact statements (EIS), their scope and implementation for exploration projects using the World Bank process as a universal model., learn how to apply the Equator Principles for international projects that require bank financing, learn how to manage the EIS process from initiation to final audit for an E&P project, and review summaries of EIS filings for actual exploration projects.

    Description:

    The learner will be introduced to the systematic process that is used by international companies to identify, mitigate, and manage environmental impacts of proposed upstream oil and gas projects using World Bank Standards and the Equator Principles, as well as: learn the scope and application of environmental regulations necessary to receive environmental permits to proceed with exploration projects, learn the essence of environmental and social impact statements (EIS), their scope and implementation for exploration projects using the World Bank process as a universal model., learn how to apply the Equator Principles for international projects that require bank financing, learn how to manage the EIS process from initiation to final audit for an E&P project, and review summaries of EIS filings for actual exploration projects. 

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Environmental Regulations
    • Environmental and Social Impact Statements (EIS)
    • Equator Principles
    • Environmental Safeguard Process for an E&P Project
    • Review summaries of EIS filings



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Define the properties of the reservoir rock/fluid system.

    Description:

    Define the properties of the reservoir rock/fluid system. Upon completing this Learning Module assignment, the participant should be able to define the following reservoir properties and understand their importance in the overall reservoir development scheme: rock properties (porosity, permeability, fluid saturation, compressibility, anisotropy), fluid properties (phase behavior, PVT relationships, density, viscosity, compressibility, formation volume factor, gas-oil ratio), rock/fluid interactions (wettability, interfacial tension, capillary pressure, relative permeability), read and understand wellsite descriptions of recovered core material, evaluate the core handling and preservation techniques employed, and select sample intervals for laboratory analysis, generate a procedure for preparing and analyzing selected core samples, specifying the tests to be run and the information to be obtained, describe the laboratory techniques and perform the calculations used for determining rock properties, design procedures for obtaining representative surface and subsurface formation fluid samples, describe procedures for generating PVT analyses of reservoir fluid samples, and interpret the resulting reports, and use published correlations to estimate reservoir fluid properties.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Reservoir Data
    • Fluid Sampling (Separator and Subsurface)
    • PVT Analysis
    • PVT Correlations
    • Coring Operations
    • Core Sampling and Sample Preparation
    • Core Analysis
    • Rock Property Correlations



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00


  • Rock Mechanics Fundamentals

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Upon completing this Learning Module assignment, the participant should be able to apply rock mechanics fundamentals to describe well, reservoir and production behavior and define the following rock mechanical properties under various conditions of confining pressure, describe how these properties influence wellbore stability, directional drilling considerations, well completion design and other aspects of reservoir development, and know how they are measured in the laboratory: Brinell hardness, tensile strength, normal/shear stress relationships and failure mechanisms (Mohr circles), Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, compressive strength, and shear strength.

    Description:

    Upon completing this Learning Module assignment, the participant should be able to apply rock mechanics fundamentals to describe well, reservoir and production behavior and define the following rock mechanical properties under various conditions of confining pressure, describe how these properties influence wellbore stability, directional drilling considerations, well completion design and other aspects of reservoir development, and know how they are measured in the laboratory: Brinell hardness, tensile strength, normal/shear stress relationships and failure mechanisms (Mohr circles), Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, compressive strength, and shear strength.

    Duration:  8 hours

    Content:

    • Calculate Overburden and Pore Pressure
    • Interpretation
    • Generate Mohr Failure Envelope



    0.8 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00