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Training Courses

We offer a wide range of training options, both as open courses and as courses exclusive to individual organisations.


Online IPM and Structural Geology Courses

Due to the global situation with COVID19, PETEX is now offering a selection of courses in a VIRTUAL environment so that our users are still able to develop themselves and bring value to their organisations in these uncertain times.

These courses will be available in both an open and private format. Open courses will be run online from our headquarters in Edinburgh at specified times; while private course timings can be mutually agreed.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to discuss arranging a private online training session, please email us. Alternatively, you can register for any of our courses below.

Integrated Production Modelling

Using GAP, PROSPER and MBAL the course is designed to improve the engineers' understanding of the approach to building Integrated Production Models. There is a focus on the engineering, quality control and program navigation.

Advanced Integrated Production Modelling

This course is targeted to those engineers that have (i) attended the Standard IPM course previously, and (ii) have consolidated their familiarity of MBAL, PROSPER and GAP through consistent use over time.

Unconventional IPM Course

This course is intended for those that have (i) recently started working in the production domain and need to become familiar with production tools analysis, (ii) attended the course already some time ago, and require a refresher, or (iii) unrelated disciplines trying to understand the production context (e.g. accountants, project managers, etc..).

Advanced Integration Course (RESOLVE)

This Course is designed for users already familiar with the first level of Integration within IPM (GAP, PROSPER and MBAL) and wish to take the integrated production modelling approach to the next level, integrating numerical simulation reservoir models, process models, economics as well as implementing Global Optimisation and Field Management Rules within the system. This Course covers how to dynamically connect multiple applications and the opportunity that this level of integration brings at the moment of fully optimising our production system.

The Course content is covered by a series of projects with a variety of Engineering Objectives, from Field Development Planning to Daily Field Optimisation. At the end of the course, not only will the attendees be familiar with the use of RESOLVE but will also gain an understanding of how to best formulate global optimisation problems within such Platform.

Advanced Wellbore Modelling (REVEAL)

The objective for the course is to introduce advanced inflow modelling concepts to petroleum and reservoir engineers. Effects of temperature on inflow performance, with investigations on physical phenomena such as thermal fracturing will be considered, along with modelling of tight gas and tight oil wells.

PVT Workshop

The overall objective is to allow the participants to develop an approach to characterising a variety of fluids using the package. There will be practical examples characterising fluids from real data.

Digital Oil Field (IFM, IVM & MC)

Understand DOF functionality as an Integration Platform for Field Management tasks. Understand Model Catalogue Functionality for managing models. Understand the functionality of Standard Workflows in IFM and IVM for: Well Rate Estimation, Well Production Test Validation and Analysis, Model Based Production Allocation, System Quality Control, Optimisation and Forecasting.

Advanced DOF Developer Training Course

This training course is intended for DOF ‘power users’, support engineers and in-house development engineers to learn how to configure, implement, modify and maintain DOF systems. The 10 day format allows for a comprehensive end-to-end coverage of the design and technology within the DOF system, covering the full DOF construction and deployment cycle, workflow development and advanced implementation concepts required for a deployment. Knowledge of interacting with historians and databases as well as the design of graphical interfaces will aid with understanding many parts of the course, although is not a compulsory pre-requisite.

Integrated Structural Geology – MOVE Standard Course

Our Integrated Structural Geology course using MOVE follows a fixed structure over five days. The course provides an introduction to basic structural geology theory and practice aimed at geologists and engineers. A background in structural geology is not required. The course uses practical exercises and the MOVE Software Suite as required. It is largely hands-on, introducing the theory and principles underlying the application of structural geology analysis in extractive industries such and oil & gas and mining.

Integrated Structural Geology – MOVE Advanced 2D Kinematic Modelling Course

This 5-day course is targeted at geologists that have previously attended the Standard Integrated Structural Geology Course or those who have a strong structural geology background and are familiar with the MOVE software. This course will provide attendees with best practise workflows for preparing and analysing 2D section interpretations. This will include conditioning and QC of interpretations, producing valid 2D geological models and, importantly, quantifying and minimizing geological uncertainties. The format of the course encourages attendees to learn through problem solving, to allow them to approach their own projects with added confidence. Some of the problems they will learn to solve include checking if their interpretation makes geological sense, testing different conceptual models and restoring interpretations through geological time. Attendees will learn how to formulate and apply advanced structural geology workflows and analyses, where key economic decisions are dependent on integration of modelling results and outcomes.

The course uses practical exercises and the MOVE Software Suite as required. It is largely hands-on, introducing the theory and principles underlying the application of structural geology analysis in extractive industries such as oil & gas and mining.