Introduction to the Upstream Petroleum Industry

This popular 2-day course is designed to familiarize non-technical personnel in the petroleum and related government, financial, legal,and service industries with the basics of the upstream (exploration and production) petroleum industry via slides, video, and computer illustrations. The course will provide an overview of most aspects of the petroleum industry, including exploration, drilling, reserves,production, economics, and OPEC.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Date: 16-17 September 2013
Length:2 days ( 8:30 am – 4:30 PM)
Delivery methods:Classroom training
Availability:5 seat available
Fee: 1,500 USD (Include lunch and course material and certification)

Course Summary:

  • Understanding the Petroleum Industry
  • How the Planet behaves
  • Exploration Fundamentals: Plays, strategies, well data,seismic
  • Risk aspects
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Mineral Rights, leasing and “land”
  • Drilling the Well
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Well Completion
  • Directional and Horizontal Drilling
  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Non-Conventional Resources: Tar Sands, Shale Gas/Oil, Tight Gas, CBM, Gas Hydrates
  • Reserves and Resources: Definitions, Estimations
  • Consumer Perspectives


Dr. Easton Wren is an internationally recognized geophysicist and presenter, and has lectured in his areas of expertise as a visiting professor for a number of universities, technical societies, and petroleum producing companies worldwide. He received a Ph.D. in Geophysics at the University of Glasgow in 1968, and is currently a consultant and a lecturer. Dr. Wren has published a number of papers on seismic processing and interpretation, and has been a Distinguished Lecturer for A.A.P.G. He is an active member of several technical societies.

Training Venue:

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

How to book:

To book your spot please call +211 (0) 912 000 087 or