Upstream Exploration for Oil and Gas

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Upstream Exploration for Oil and Gas

Scheduled Dates

19 - 23 Dec 2022 Houston TX - USA $6,950
09 - 13 Jan 2023 Cairo - Egypt $5,950
20 - 24 Feb 2023 Kigali - Rwanda $5,950
13 - 17 Mar 2023 Houston TX - USA $6,950
30 Oct - 03 Nov 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

Oil and gas companies could potentially gain insights to improve business outcomes in their upstream processes. It is a challenging area for many companies due to the technical complexity and resources.

The upstream exploration conducts necessary geological and geophysical surveys required to explore for economic accumulations of oil or gas.

This PetroKnowledge training course will explain the upstream exploration that covers geology and geoscience, economics, and health, safety and environment.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Petroleum geology
  • Geoscience and basin exploration
  • Field appraisals
  • Exploration economics
  • Health, safety and environment in upstream

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

The objectives of this PetroKnowledge training course are to develop your knowledge and skill in upstream exploration oil and gas.  This PetroKnowledge training course has five key objectives:

  • Explain the petroleum formation and geology
  • Explain the geoscience and basin exploration
  • Understanding the field appraisal
  • Analyze the exploration economic
  • Understanding health, safety and environment in upstream

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

Upstream exploration for Oil & Gas, training course suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers & Team Leaders
  • Operations Managers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Exploration Managers
  • Exploration Engineers
  • Planning Managers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Contract Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Administration Manager
  • Cost Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors and all involved in upstream operations

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Participants to this PetroKnowledge training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology includes classroom-style with highly interactive, exercise and case studies the training course will be run using PowerPoint slide and video.

Organisational Impact

The organisational impact will be demonstrated by the employees participating in this training course:

  • Better understanding the petroleum formation
  • Improved knowledge and skill of geology for engineers to estimate the size of the discoveries
  • Enhance knowledge of geoscience tools and rock properties
  • Better understanding to create field appraisal to saves investment
  • Be able to manage risk and analyze the exploration economics
  • Capability to apply health, safety and environment in upstream

Personal Impact

Upon completion of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will gain:

  • Improved the knowledge about the petroleum formation
  • Improved the skill and knowledge of geology for engineer to estimate the size of the discover
  • Better understanding of geoscience tools and rock properties
  • Be able to create field appraisals to save investment
  • managing risk with analyze the exploration economic
  • More capable to apply health, safety and environment in upstream

Daily Agenda

Day One: Petroleum Geology

  • The rock cycle
  • The plate tectonics
  • Hydrocarbon generation
  • Source rocks
  • Reservoirs
  • Traps
  • Seals

Day Two: Geoscience and Basin Exploration

  • Gravity and magnetic surveying
  • Seismic
  • Unconventional resources
  • Basin potential evaluation
  • Basin analysis

Day Three: Field Appraisal

  • The role of appraisal in the field life cycle
  • Identifying and quantifying sources of uncertainty
  • Appraisal tools
  • Expressing reduction of uncertainty
  • Cost-benefit calculations for appraisal

Day Four: Economics

  • Development economics
  • Project cashflow
  • Exploration economics
  • Economic lifetime
  • Abandonment

Day Five: Health, Safety and Environment

  • Health considerations
  • Safety culture
  • Safety management systems
  • Environmental considerations
  • Current environmental concerns


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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • 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.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 56 222 7795 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • 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.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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