Course Outlines

1 and 2 day courses for personnel who work in the petroleum exploration industry.

Courses in petroleum exploration & drilling, geology & seismology

PetroSearch offers a range of courses for personnel who work closely with an oil and gas team, but whose background is in a field other than Earth Science. This includes administration staff, technical support staff, purchasing, contracting, accounting and reporting type roles directly associated with drilling operations, and those in associated management or professional roles.

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration (1 day)

Provides an overview of the business of petroleum exploration from acreage selection through to final discovery of an oil or gas field.

Introduction to Petroleum Drilling (1 day)

The drilling of an oil well is seen as the culmination of the exploration process, but to the lay person it is a mysterious and complex undertaking which has a language all of its own.

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration & Drilling (1 day)

An overview of the business of petroleum exploration from acreage selection through drilling a well to final discovery of an oil or gas field.

Fundamentals of Petroleum Drilling (2 days)

Examines the tools and methods used in exploration drilling, provides an understanding of the technical terminology and jargon used, and also examines sources of error and uncertainty which might lead to costly problems.

Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology For Non-Geologists (2 days)

Investigates the tools and methods used by the petroleum geologist and provides an understanding of the technical terminology and jargon used. It also examines sources of error and uncertainty which might lead to costly problems.

Fundamentals of Seismic For Non-Geophysicists (2 days)

Imparts an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the seismic method, costs and risks involved, the meaning of seismic maps and sections and an overview of the latest developments in seismic technology.

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