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Overview of the International Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

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Overview of the International Upstream Oil and Gas Industry The upstream oil and gas sector involves the interaction of wide-ranging engineering and geological techniques and technologies with complex fiscal, financial and risk management issues. In one day, this course provides an overview of the upstream sector in non-technical terms from technical, commercial and financial perspectives. It is designed for a multi-disciplined audience with varying levels of previous experience in the upstream sector wishing to gain an integrated overview of the key issues and drivers. Topics covered include: Project managing field developments and costs Pipelines and transportation alternatives Characteristics of oil and gas fields Environmental, safety and decommissioning issues Global opportunities for finding new reserves Issues specific to gas fields: pipelines, LNG and GTL Licensing, unitisation and fiscal terms Non-conventional reserves: bitumen and coal-bed methane Seismic techniques to define reservoir geometries Drilling techniques, equipment and well design options Oil and gas reservoir characteristics and risks Defining reserves and field production profiles Field development options and cost-time considerations Optimising reservoir and upstream performance Oil and gas production processing requirements

Overview of the International Upstream Oil and Gas Industry The upstream oil and gas sector involves the interaction of wide-ranging engineering and geological techniques and technologies with complex fiscal, financial and risk management issues. In one day, this course provides an overview of the upstream sector in non-technical terms from technical, commercial and financial perspectives. It is...

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