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Level 1: Introduction Level

Level 1:  Introduction Level Distance Learning Certificate in Oil and Gas

20 separate units (approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete each unit). The units can be completed at the participants own pace. A certificate can be earned by answering satisfactorily a short question for each of 16 of the 20 units.

Pre-course reading only required for those new to the industry or with little experience of certain sectors of the industry: Vaclav Smil "Oil: A beginner's guide" (2008) (about 10GBP to buy).

Each unit consists of a file of 30 to 40 slides containing annotated images and/or concise descriptive text.

        Level 1: Module Titles     

1. Oil and gas value chains and the resources and reserves that feed them

2. Organizations participating in the oil and gas industry and their characteristics

3. Subsurface petroleum systems and resource characteristics

4. Natural gas and the processes and infrastructure used to deliver it to market

5. Upstream oil and gas production processes and facilities

6. Portfolio perspectives for groups of oil and gas assets

7. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Gas Contracts and Gas-to-Liquids (GTL)

8. Uncertainty management: risk and opportunity

9. Upstream petroleum economics and valuation

10. Oil and gas acquisition and divestment activities and strategies

11. Geophysical exploration and development techniques

12. Drilling technologies and their applications

13. Well logging, testing, completion and pumping technologies

14. Enhancing resource recovery, including fracture stimulation

15. Safety, environment and security factors

16. Upstream fiscal designs and joint venture relationships

17. Project management and facilities contracting

18. Midstream: Transportation and storage

19. Refining, refinery products and petrochemicals

20. Community and sustainability issues for the industry

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Single modules: 60.00GBP, including VAT, each.

20 modules: 1100.00GBP, including VAT.


Single modules: 65.00GBP, including VAT, each.

20 modules: 1200.00GBP, including VAT.

Discounted rates are available to organisations purchasing access for multiple-users.

Student rates available on request.

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