International Petroleum – Oil and Gas – Operation for Non-Technical Staff: Mineral Rights, Upstream Oil and Gas Mineral Lease Contracts, Exploration, Drilling, Production and Sale

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
In Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Manila (Philippines) and another venue.

£ 45,000 - (Rs 36,72,737)
VAT incl.
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Suitable for: Engineers and Geologist. Drilling and Refinery Managers. Executives from the Oil and Gas Industry. Senior Managers from Oil and Gas Industry. Personnel Officers in Oil and Gas Industry. Marketing and Sales Directors and Managers. Human Resource Professionals in Oil and Gas Industry. Others interested in the operation of the Oil and Gas Industry

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Where and when

Starts Location
Coral Deira Hotel, Muraqabat Street, Deria, Dubai, 82999,, 82999, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang Hilir, 68, Malaysia, Malaysia
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Makati, 1200, Philippines, Philippines
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Halaskargazi, 34373, Istanbul, Turkey
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Course programme

Programme Outline:

Oil and Gas Operation for Non-Technical Staff – Incorporating Oil and Gas Safety

Oil and Gas Conceptual and Contextual Exploration

Introducing the Oil Subsectors

  • Horizontal, Vertical and Full Integration activities
  • Downstream Activities
  • Exploring Vertical Integration in Relation to the Following Potentially Advantages:
  • Addressing Vertical Integration, with respect to the following potential disadvantages
  • Factors favouring horizontal integration
  • Other factors relevant to Oil and Gas Production

Oil and Gas Safety

  • HSE Offshore Statistics
  • Oil and Gas Industry Safety Regimes/ Institutions and Their Safety Regulation and Monitoring System
  • Safety Relief Valves and Rupture Discs
  • Pressure Safety Valves (PSV), Operation and Testing
  • Gaswell blowouts
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Principles
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety for Oil and Gas
  • Rig Accidents
  • Actinia Oil Rig Blowout
  • Blow-Out preventers – (BOP)
  • New Generation of BOPs
  • Malfunctioning of BOPs
  • Dealing with Blowouts
  • Analysing the BP Oil Disaster

Deepwater Drilling and Well Control

Contents, Concepts and


  • Exploring the Deepwater
  • Identifying the Prospect
  • Drilling a Wildcat
  • Deepwater Plays in Context
  • Geology the Shelf vs; the Deepwater
  • Drilling and Completing Wells
  • The Well Plan
  • Rig Selection
  • Drilling
  • Completing the Well
  • Special Problems
  • Development Systems
  • Development Systems Choices
  • Choosing Development Systems
  • Fixed Structures
  • The Concrete Flatform
  • The Compliant Tower
  • Installing Platforms
  • Installing Concrete Gravity Platform
  • Setting the Pipeline Riser
  • Floating Production Systems
  • Tension Leg Platforms TLP
  • Monocolumn TLP
  • Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit(FPSO)
  • Floating, Drilling, Production, Storage Offloading Unit (FDPSO)
  • Floating Production Storage Vessel (FPS)
  • Spars
  • Mooring Spreads
  • Subsea Systems
  • Wells
  • Manifold And Sleds
  • Flowline Jumpers and Gathering
  • Umbilicals and Flying Leads
  • Control Systems
  • Flow Assurance
  • System Architecture and Installation
  • ROVS
  • Topsides
  • Oil Treatment
  • Water Treatment
  • Gas Treatment
  • Safety Systems
  • Auxiliary Systems
  • Pipelines Flowlines and Risers
  • The Boon and Bane of Buoyancy
  • Laying Pipe
  • Bottom Conditions
  • Risers
  • Pipeline System Operations
  • Technology and Third Wave


Equipment in Well Control Operations

  • Pressure, Erosion, Corrosion and Vibration
  • Threaded Connections
  • The Stack
  • The Choke Line
  • The Choke Manifold
  • The Panic Line
  • The Separator
  • The Kill Line
  • The Stabbing Valve

Classic Pressure Control Procedures While Drilling

  • Causes of Well Kicks and Blowouts
  • Indications of a Well Kick
  • Shut-In Procedure
  • Circulating Out The Influx

Pressure Control Procedures While Tripping

  • Causes of Kicks While Tripping
  • Shut-In Procedure

Special Conditions, Problems and Procedures in Well Control

  • Significance of Surface Pressures
  • Safety Factors in Classical Pressure Control Procedures
  • Circulating a Kick Off Bottom
  • Classical Procedures - Plugged Nozzle Effect
  • Classical Procedures – Drill String Washout Effect
  • Determination of Shut-In Drill Pipe Pressures
  • Determination of the Type of Fluid That Entered the Wellbore
  • Frictional Pressure Losses
  • Annulus Pressure Profiles With Classical Procedures
  • Constant Casing Pressure, Constant Drill Pipe Pressure and Modification of the Wait and Weight Method
  • The Low Choke Pressure Method
  • Reverse the Bubble Out Through the Drill Pipe
  • The Overkill Wait and Weight Method
  • Slim Hole Drilling - Continuous Coring Considerations
  • Stripping With Influx Migration
  • Oil-Base Mud in Pressure and Well Control Operations
  • Floating Drilling and Subsea Operation Considerations

Fluid Dynamics in Well Control

  • Kill-Fluid Bullheading
  • Kill-Fluid Lubrication - Volumetric Kill Procedure
  • Dynamic Kill Operations
  • The Momentum Kill


Selection of Drilling Practices

  • Introduction
  • Surface Equipment
  • When And How To Close The Well
  • Gas-Cut Mud
  • The Closed Well
  • Kick Control Procedures
  • Maximum Casting Pressure
  • Maximum Borehole Pressure

Fishing Operations and Equipment

  • Causes and Prevention
  • Pipe Recovery And Free Point
  • Parting The Pipe
  • Jars, Bumper Subs And Intensifiers
  • Attachment Devices
  • Fishing For Junk
  • Abandonment
  • Wirelines

Casing and Casing String Design

  • Types of Casing
  • Casing Data
  • Combination Casing Strings
  • Running and Pulling Casing

Well Cementing

  • Introduction
  • Chemistry of Cements
  • Cementing Principles
  • Standardization and Properties of Cements
  • Properties of Cement Slurry and Set Cement
  • Cement Additives
  • Primary Cementing
  • Secondary Cementing

Tubing and Tubing String Design

  • API Physical Property Specifications
  • Running and Pulling Tubing
  • Preparation and Inspection Before Running
  • Packers


Special Services in Well Control

  • Snubbing
  • Fire Fighting and Capping
  • Freezing
  • Hot Tapping
  • Jet Cutting

Relief Well Design and Operations

  • History
  • Reliability of Proximity Logging
  • Reliability of Commercial Wellbore Survey Instruments
  • Subsurface Distance Between Relief Well and Blowout
  • Surface Distance Between Relief Well and Blowout
  • Summary
  • Relief Well Plan Overview

The Underground Blowout

  • Casing Less Than 4000 Feet
  • Pipe Below 4000 Feet
  • Charged Intervals - Close Order Seismic - Vent Wells
  • Shear Rams
  • Cement and Barite Plugs

Case Study: The E.N. Ross No.2

  • Analysis of the Blowout
  • Observations and Conclusions

Contingency Planning

The Al-Awda Project: The Oil Fires of Kuwait

Overview of the Project

The Problems

Control Procedures

Extinguishing the Fires



  • Safety

International Petroleum – Oil and Gas – Investment: Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions, Strategic and Financial Asset Management

Contents, Concepts and Issues

The Oil and Gas Industry

  • Oil and Gas Industry: An Overview
  • Understanding Oil and Gas Reserves
  • Analysing Oil and Gas in the Global Economy
  • Tracking the Oil and Gas Industry Value Chain
  • Midstream: Trading and Transportation
  • Downstream: Oil Refining and Marketing
  • Business Strategy Fundamentals
  • Evolution of the Industry
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Industry Substitutes and Alternative Fuels
  • The Future of the Global Oil and Gas Industry

Concepts of Nationalism, National Oil Companies and the Curse of Oil

  • The Role and Value of Oil and Gas
  • Government and Corporate Interest
  • Evolution of the National Oil Companies (NOCs)
  • The NOC/IOC Relationship
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • The Curse of Oil
  • Domestic Politics of Oil and Gas

Developing Oil and Gas Projects

  • Development Project Opportunities
  • Joint Development
  • Project Financial Analysis
  • Steps in Project Execution
  • Handling Contractor Relationships
  • Dealing with Problems in Project Development

Importance of Cost Management in the Production of Oil and Gas

  • Defining Costs in the Upstream
  • Performance and Competitive Advantage
  • Oil Economics
  • Strategic Cost Management in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Field Reinvestment and Renewal
  • Managing Contractor Supply Chain
  • Partnership Management
  • Managing Political Risk
  • Innovation and Technology

Creating Fiscal Regimes

  • Development Agreements
  • Petroleum Fiscal Regimes
  • Added Contractual Features
  • Top-Line Risks
  • PSA Evolution
  • Fiscal Regime
  • Government and Policy Change

Financing and Financial Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Business Financing
  • Capital Sourcing For the Oil and Gas Industry
  • E&P Firms and Downstream Oil and Gas
  • Ruminations on Valuation

Natural Gas

  • Chemistry and Form of Natural Gas
  • Natural Gas Reserves, Fields and Production
  • Natural Gas Use and Markets
  • Prices, Trading and Markets

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

  • The Integrated LNG Project
  • LNG Markets and Pricing
  • LNG Case Study
  • Gas to Liquids (GTL)

Analysing the Market for the Crude Oil

  • The Basics of Crude Oil
  • Crude Oil Price
  • Crude Oil Prices and Transactions

Transportation in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Fundamentals of Transportation
  • Pipelines
  • Oil Tankers
  • Downstream Transportation

The Petroleum Refinery Process

  • Global Refining
  • The Refining Process
  • The Refinery Product Mix
  • Refining Margins and Profitability

Undertaking the Sales and Marketing of Petroleum Products

  • Motor Fuel
  • Aviation Fuel
  • Lubricants
  • Fuel Oils for Heating and Power Generation
  • Asphalt and Propane


  • Chemical Industry Overview
  • Petrochemical Production
  • Commodity and Specialty Chemicals
  • Industry Structure
  • Industry Profitability

The Future of the Global Oil and Gas Industry

  • The Products
  • The Markets
  • The Players and Their Strategies
  • The Future of Oil and Gas Firms
  • Power of National Companies

Oil and Gas Prices and Forward Contracts: Understanding Petroleum –

Oil and Gas – Market Rates, Hedging and Risks

Contents, Concepts and Issu

Overview of the World Crude Oil

The Market Events from 2008 to 2011

  • World Energy Policy
  • The Financial Crisis and the Oil Market
  • Fundamentals vs. Financial Speculation
  • Demand/Supply of Gasoline and Gasoil
  • WTI – Brent Differential

Evolution of the Price of Crude Oil from the 1960s up to 1999

  • The Oil Monopoly and the Two Crises in the 1970s
  • The Gradual Disappearance of OPEC
  • The Price War
  • From the Introduction of Brent as an International Benchmark to the Clean Air Act
  • The Suicide of OPEC
  • The Start of the Free Market
  • The Consequences of the Environmental Turnaround

Changes in the Market for Automotive Fuels

  • Evolution of Environmental Demand
  • Gasoline and its Components
  • Reforming
  • Cracking
  • Alkylation
  • Isomerisation
  • Refiners Walk the Tightrope
  • The Fiscal Policy of the Industrialized Countries Regarding Fuels

Understanding the World Oil Flow

  • Transformations in the Downstream
  • World Supply Structure

The Classical Model of the International Oil Market

The Short-term Model of the International Oil Market

Analysing the Brent Market

  • The Sale and Purchase Contract
  • The Forward Market for Brent (15 day Brent Contract)
  • The IPE Brent Market
  • The Divorce between Oil Price and Oil

Principal Uses of the Forward and Futures Markets

  • Tax Spinning
  • Benchmarking
  • Hedging the Price Risks
  • Speculations on Operational Flexibilities at Loading
  • Market Structure: Contango and Backwardation
  • Procedures at the Loading Terminals

Dealing with the Problems of the Brent Forward Market

The European Refinery Crisis

Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Petroleum –

Oil and Gas – Industry Module 2

Contents, Concepts and Issu

Employee Flexibility and Workforce Flexibility: Alternative patterns of Work and the Increase in the Non-Standard Contracts

  • The Different Forms of Worker Flexibility within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Elements of Workforce Flexibility
  • Numerical Flexibility
  • Functional Flexibility within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Temporal Flexibility within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Financial Flexibility within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Geographical Flexibility within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Hard and Soft HRM within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • The Flexibility Debate within the Oil and Gas Industry:
  • The Concept of the ‘Flexible Firm’ within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • The Strategic Use of Flexible Workers within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Flexibility Strategies for Economic Development within the Oil and Gas Industry

Human Resource and Performance Management

  • Assessing the Nature and Causes of Performance Problems:
  • Performance Management in Oil and Gas Operation
  • Managing Poor Performance within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Managing Absence within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Dealing With Harassment within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • The Effective Management of Retirement, Redundancy, Dismissal and Voluntary Turnover within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Evaluating the Mechanisms Available For Preventing or Alleviating Poor Performance within the Oil and Gas Industry

Employee Resourcing: Recruitment And Selection: A Strategic Standpoint

  • Staff Turnover and Negative and Positive Impact On the Organisation;
  • Levels of Individual Commitment of Potential and New Recruits
  • Moral Commitment
  • Remunerative Commitment
  • Calculative Commitment
  • Recruitment and Selection as a Resourcing Activity
  • Training, Education, Development as Facilities for New Recruits
  • The Importance of Human Resource Forecasts
  • Methods of Forecasting Human Resource Needs of the Organisation
  • Strategic Operational Review’ (SOR) As Prerequisite For Human Resource Forecasting
  • The Legal Bases of Recruitment and Selection
  • Importance of Human Resource Audit
  • Conducting Human Resource Audit
  • Periodic and Exit Interviews
  • Systematic Recruitment and Selection Process
  • Conducting Job Analysis
  • Designing Job Description
  • Designing Personnel Specification
  • Market Targeting
  • Designing and Placing Advertisement
  • Weighting and Using Candidate Assessment Form (CAF)
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Non-Conventional Personnel Selection
  • The Value of Staff Induction
  • Organising an Induction Programme
  • Running an Induction Programme
  • Short-Listing Candidates
  • Conducting Interviews
  • The Value of and Problems of E-Recruitment
  • The Different Types and Levels of E-Recruitment
  • Conducting Periodic Interviews
  • Conducting Exit Interviews
  • Job Design and the Law

Talent Management and Intellectual Capital within the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Talent Management in Oil and Gas, As an ‘Expert Sector’
  • Creating Most Desirable Employer Status in Oil and Gas Operation
  • Training and Development Strategy in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Knowledge Management in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Industrial Espionage in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Managing Knowledge Transfer in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Understanding and Managing Expatriate Workforce
  • Creating a Learning Organisation within the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Synthesizing Knowledge in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Enhancing Worker Motivation for Continued Moral Commitment to the Organisation
  • Technological Knowledge Transfer in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Employee Development in the Oil and Gas Industry

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