Hydrocarbon Production Operations

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Hydrocarbon Production Operations

The Role of Technology in the Oil and Gas Production Operations

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30 Sep - 04 Oct 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Hydrocarbon Production Operations training course aims to provide the participants with an integrated view of how oil and gas is produced, focusing on production and related facilities throughout the lifetime of the reservoir. The role of current technology will be presented and in addition, will include an overview of new and emerging technologies used to improve the bottom line, in the current competitive low oil price environment.

An understanding of wide range of oilfield production handling and treatment equipment that are utilized during exploration and production. The participants will be able to appreciate how fluids behave in the reservoir and how these are extracted processed and refined into finished on-specification marketable products. Several topics such as reserves calculations and fluids properties along with the surface facilities configurations will be presented to achieve strong knowledge on how the fields are operated with optimum production rate and minimum costs. The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technologies will be discussed to highlight its role in the reserve values.  

This Petroknowledge training course will highlight:

  • Up to date global statistics of oil & gas, reserves, production, consumption, and exports
  • Familiarization of the oil and gas supply chain: upstream, mid-stream and downstream operations and related facilities
  • Update the various methods and technologies used to explore, drill, produce, treat and transport oil, gas and their products
  • Essentials of international oil and gas supply, economics and transportation
  • The key economic drivers of the international oil gas value chain
  • Up to date EOR technologies
  • The configuration and structure of different processing facilities from simple to complex
  • The value of crude oil based on product market prices retail and distribution

What are the Goals?

This Hydrocarbon Production Operations training course provides a broader management perspective of the global oil and gas business and highlights the success factors in each of its essential components. It followed the natural order of business, starting with exploration, production, processing, supply, and transportation and followed by refining, distribution, and trading operations.

Business case studies of reserves estimates, crude oil evaluation, and qualities, field development approaches, enhanced oil recovery techniques, economic evaluation, project feasibilities, price estimation, transportation and storage costs, sales contracts, product quality, etc. will be examined. This will consider several complex operations, such as drilling, completion, production, processing, refining, and transportation.

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Gain a comprehensive viewpoint of the global oil business: Exploration, production, processing, supply, transportation and refining
  • Boost the fundamental analysis of reserves estimates calculations and field development planning
  • Learn the technical, commercial and environmental aspects of the oil and gas business
  • Appreciate the causes and impact of the recent price volatility in crude oil and natural gas markets
  • Recognise the cause and effect of unconventional oil and gas on the industry from a financial and environmental perspectives

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable for personnel needing to gain or improve their knowledge and understanding of oil and gas production operations: exploration, production, processing, and treatment.

This training course is a suitably wide range of professionals but will significantly benefit:

  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Field personnel
  • Energy industry journalists and reporters
  • Corporate Planning Professionals
  • Business Development Managers
  • Other support staff who have an interest in increasing their understanding of the oil & gas production operations
  • Business Analysts switching disciplines who are required to have a better understanding of this stimulating field
  • Professional personnel such as legal, banking, insurance, finance dealing with oil supply, refining, and transportation

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Hydrocarbon Production Operations training course will utilize a variety of proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. The course is designed as a blended environment of presentation; general discussions; case studies, practical exercises; field application, and several industry videos showing all processes and hydrocarbon operations.

Organisational Impact

By the end of this Hydrocarbon Production Operations training course, the participants will be able to understand the concepts of hydrocarbon production operations. They will be able to:

  • Improve the performance at the workplace
  • Enhance the integration between the technical and managerial team inside the company
  • Apply the Interdisciplinary Synergistic approach to achieve efficient field development planning
  • Use appropriate execution methodology during the lifetime of the field
  • Apply appropriate technologies in the oil and gas production operations
  • Propose and study new development plans for the company fields

Personal Impact

By the end of the training course, the participants will be able to understand the concepts of the hydrocarbon production operations. They will be able to:

  • Understand the main stages of the oil and gas production operations
  • Use different methods to monitor the field's development plans efficiently
  • Familiarize with the improved recovery processes
  • Apply the economics concepts to select the optimum development plan
  • Be aware of the recent technologies in the oil and gas production operations
  • Play competent and well-organized role within the technical and managerial team inside the company

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to the Hydrocarbon Industry 

  • Overview of the Hydrocarbon Industry
  • Global Oil & Gas Statistics: Reserves, production, and consumption
  • Development Plans and Petroleum Economics
  • Asset Life Cycle
  • Phases of the Production Operations
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Exploration for Oil & Gas
  • Drilling & Completion Operations
  • Stimulation Operations

Day Two: Hydrocarbon Recovery Methods   

  • Rock and Fluid Properties
  • Primary Recovery Method: Drive Mechanisms
  • Secondary Recovery Method
  • Tertiary Recovery Technologies
  • Steps for the Applications of the EOR Technologies

Day Three: Oil Production Operations 

  • Production System: Natural Flow and Artificial Lift Systems
  • Surface Production Operations
  • Gas-oil Separation
  • Pressure & Level Controllers and Safety Devices inside the Separators
  • Treatment of Crude Oil: Dehydration & Emulsion Treatment
  • Crude Oil Desalting, Stabilization and Storage
  • Crude Oil Refinery Operations

Day Four: Gas Productions Operations           

  • Mercury Removal Technologies
  • Natural Gas Dehydration
  • Gas and Liquid Extraction and Fractionation
  • Gas Sweetening (Membrane System): Removal of Acid Gases (H2S, CO2)
  • Oil and Gas Transportation

Day Five: The Role of the Recent Technologies and Fields Development Planning

  • LNG
  • Advanced Technologies in the EOR
  • Recent Technologies in the Artificial Lift Systems
  • Surface Facilities Configurations and Technologies
  • Project Phases


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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