Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry

What is it about?

To familiarise the participants with global oil and gas related statistics; upstream, middle stream and downstream operations; various methods to explore, produce and export oil & gas; various operations of the entire petroleum industry; the basic concept of evaluating oil & gas reserves, including artificial lift and enhancing recovery; the challenges associated with the industry to include offshore operations, horizontal drilling and other safety concern. Also to get a general feel for petroleum economics and risk analysis

Who is it for?

Non-petroleum engineering, secretarial, administrative and management personnel. Those involved in accounting, purchasing, economics, legal work, finance, human resources, drafting, land and data processing personnel and anyone interested in obtaining a general understanding of the petroleum industry

Oil and gas industry fundamentals

What is it about?

This course comprehensively covers the oil and gas supply chains from exploration through to fuel retailing. It addresses conventional and unconventional reserves and resources, drilling and production processes and facilities, economic fiscal and risk issues, transportation, refining, gas to power, wholesale product markets, contracts, physical and paper trading, retailing, distribution logistics, emerging markets technologies, competition with alternative energies, environmental, safety and security issues. This provides understanding and insight to the processes, drivers, threats and opportunities associated with the core industry activities.

Who is it for?

Those seeking a broader knowledge of the oil, gas and energy industry and markets. New recruits to oil, gas and energy companies.Those requiring an understanding of the oil, gas and energy value chain. 


Offshore Operations

Offshore and Onshore Drilling

Petroleum Fundamentals

H2S Safety in Drilling and Production

Oil & Gas Project Management

Offshore Fire Prevention

Introduction to Well Control

Man Management and Rig Management

Oil and Gas Production

Oil and Gas Operations Offshore

Oil and Gas Safety

API 510 (American Petroleum Institute – Pressure Vessel Inspector) Exam Preparation

API 570 (American Petroleum Institute – Piping Inspector) Exam Preparation

API 579 (American Petroleum Institute – Fitness For Service) Exam preparation

API 580 (American Petroleum Institute – Risk Based Inspection) Exam Preparation

API 653 (American Petroleum Institute – Above-ground Storage Tank Inspector) Exam Preparation

Reservoir Engineering



Basic Reservoir Engineering

This course presents the geologic origins

and the important properties of petroleum

reservoirs, and how to estimate their

potential production. Participants learn

through a combination of class problems,

examples and workshops.

Topics Include:

·         Depositional environments, basic  structures, and hydrocarbon traps

·         Large scale exploration techniques

·         The properties of reservoir rock, such as porosity, fluid saturation, pore volume, and permeability

·         Reservoir fluid properties, such as API gravity, formation volume factor, gas solubility, density, and viscosity

·         Common classes of reservoirs according to the types of fluids they contain and their characteristic performance

·         Sources of reservoir data

Who Should Attend

This course is for engineers and technologists who want to learn more about reservoir engineering.

Contact Us

Chicago Training Institute
1303, Golden Tower, Corniche Rd. PO Box 109631 Abu Dhabi, UAE