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2006 February-March Course Announcement Petroleum Professional Development Center Mailing Address: 221 North Main Midland, Texas 79701 432-683-2832; Fax: 432-686-8089 email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org www.midland.edu/ppdc Online registration and/or payment is now available on our website: https://www.midland.edu/ppdcforms/registration/index.html SPECIAL EVENTS February 28 Ethics for Professional Geoscientists Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director, Tuesday Bureau of Economic Geology 11:30 am - 1:00 pm This presentation will meet the 1-hour ethics requirement for recertification of G167 052Q - Members, $25; Professional Geoscientists as required by the Texas Board of Professional Out of State, $50 Geoscientists. The course covers the business ethics of individuals. Advanced G092 052Q - Others, $35; Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Lecture Hall. Out of State $60 The cost includes registration and luncheon. NEW COURSE March 22 “Environmental Lunch and Learn” Debi Smith, M.E Wednesday SPCC Plans (meets EPA annual training requirement) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PPDC, 105 W. Illinois. $15, includes box lunch March 28-30 Getting Started in the Oil Business Tuesday-Thursday The topics to be covered will be advertised soon. 6:00-9:00 pm Location: Roadrunner Room of the MC Scharbauer Student Center COURSES G114 052Q SMT Advanced 2D/3DPAK Interpretation Alex Garcia, SMT February 21 Consultant Tuesday This course is fast paced and assumes that the user has basic interpretation skills. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Attendees should be at least moderately skilled at using KINGDOM software. 2d/3dPAK $320; Out of State, $345 tools, including the Calculators and Depth Conversion, will be explored. Gridding parameters and algorithms for different kinds of data will be discussed. Accurate depth Registration Deadline: conversion will be demonstrated by "hands-on" generation of depth maps. Stratigraphic February 17 interpretation of seismic data will be made using different attribute analyses. Class interaction is highly encouraged. Questions and/or problems about interpretation methods and philosophy will be covered during the day. Midland College Campus, Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 175. 2006 February-March Course Announcement Page 2 G158 052Q Effects of CO2 Production in Oil and Gas Streams Becky Ogden, Consultant February 21 & 23 While the injection of CO2 can produce incremental oil, it can also result in an increase in Tuesday & Thursday corrosion related failures. CO2 is one of the most corrosive acid gases produced in the oil 6:00-9:30 pm and gas industry. Many factors influence the rate at which this gas will corrode downhole $145; Out of State, $170 and surface equipment. This course will present an abbreviated review of Technical papers and publications addressing the complex corrosion mechanism of CO2 and the factors that impact its corrosion rate. It will address the mitigation of CO2 corrosion through material selection, coatings, environmental modifications and chemical inhibitors. Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 111. G116 052Q SMT Exploring in the 3D Workspace (VUPAK) Alex Garcia, February 22 SMT Consultant Wednesday This course is designed for the experienced geoscientist. VuPAK is an interactive 3D 8:30 am - 5:00 pm visualization tool, which enables the interpreter to work with cultural, horizon, well, fault, $320 surface and 2D and 3D seismic data more efficiently and effectively within a visualization framework. VuPAK is designed to be used with 2d/3dPAK (using either or both 2D and 3D data) and EarthPAK. VuPAK enables the geoscientist to interpret data and visualize prospects more accurately, especially in highly faulted or structurally challenging areas. Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 175. G102 052Q Managing Sucker Rod Lift Well Failures Kent Gantz, Schlumberger IPM February 22 This class is designed for oil field foremen, well site supervisors, and any other one Wednesday interested in reducing the frequency and cost of well equipment failures in order to 8:00 am - 5:00 pm improve their profit margins. Discussion will include examples from a successful well $145; Out of State, $170 failure management program; understanding basic well failure causes including sucker rods, tubing and rod pumps; scheduling repairs or maintenance; prevention techniques such as corrosion inhibition and others. Advanced Technology Center, Room 120. February 23 A Crash Course in Log Analysis: An Excel Spreadsheet Dr. John Doveton, Thursday Senior Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey 8:00 am - 5:00 pm This workshop is designed to give participants experience in spreadsheet log analysis G165 052Q - Society using Microsoft Excel, as well as skills in accessing and downloading digital logs for Members: $225; Out of analysis. A spreadsheet workbook of customized log analysis routines will be supplied to State, $250 participants as freeware to use on their own logs. The workbook incorporates a variety of G088 052Q - Others: $250; log analysis techniques for reservoir evaluation of porosity and water saturation, as well Out of State, $275 as prediction of fluid recovery, and rock composition analysis. Basic skills in Microsoft Excel recommended. Limited to 20 registrants. Advanced Technology Training Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Business Training Center. February 24 Reading the Rocks from Wireline Logs Dr. John Doveton Friday This one-day course is designed for geologists, petroleum engineers and others who want 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to learn how to recognize rock types from wireline logs. An overview of logging tool G164 052Q - Society fundamentals and the geological properties recorded on wireline logs will be followed by Members: $225; Out applications of gamma-ray and spectral gamma-ray logs and lithology discrimination and Of State, $250 mineral typing from overlays and cross-plots of neutron, density, and photoelectric factor G112 052Q - Others: $250, logs. Advanced Technology Center, Room 124. Out of State, $275 2006 February-March Course Announcement Page 3 G107 052Q PETRA Greg Hinterlong, Chevron February 27-March 2 GeoPlus PETRA is a PC based software package that can provide integrated solutions to Monday-Thursday today's exploration and reservoir management efforts. This course will cover data 6:00-10:00 pm management and manipulation using geological, petrophysical, and engineering data. $475; Out of State, $500 Students will visualize the results using the interactive mapping, cross sections, log and data cross plots, and production plots. A final class project will be given where the individuals will be asked to evaluate the remaining reserves of a field using the various mapping and computational features of PETRA. Midland College, Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 175. MARCH March 1 How to Impact Your Bottom Line with Proper Oil and Gas Sampling and Testing Wednesday Becky Ogden, Consultant 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Unless a sample is captured correctly and placed into an appropriate container, the $145; Out of State, $170 results obtained may not be correct. Erroneous results can result in unnecessary expenses to "correct" a problem that may not exist! This course will address the proper techniques for capturing various fluid samples (oil, gas and water), produced solid samples, and failed production equipment for analytical testing. It will address sample container material, field preparation, handling, sample documentation and shipping requirements. It will discuss the types of tests that can be ran on fluids and also discuss the required shipping papers for transport of such samples. To be announced. Midland College will be closed the week of March 6-10 for Spring Break. March 13-17 Artificial Lift Systems Dr. James F. Lea, Jr. Monday-Friday This course blends lecture, hands-on exercises, and seminar teaching styles to enhance 8:00 am - 5:00 pm your learning experience. Participants work with software packages that allow them to To register, contact OGCI analyze artificial lift designs quickly and accurately. Such programs should improve www.petroskills.com or call performance and result in higher production rates and/or reduced operating costs. 1-800-821-5933 Participants learn how to design and troubleshoot rod pumping, continuous gas lift, and electric submersible pump systems. Other methods such as progressing cavity, plunger lift, jet pump, hydraulic pump, and intermittent gas lift will also be addressed. Problem- solving sessions emphasize the principles covered. Participants gain experience in solving problems by hand and then check results using computer programs. An understanding of the principles and the correct application of the equipment are essential. www.petroskills.com. Advanced Technology Training Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 138. G104 053Q Internal Corrosion in Wet and Dry Oil & Gas Transmission Lines Rob Cochran, March 14-23 Rob Cochran Consulting, Inc. Tuesdays & Thursdays Internal corrosion of wet and dry oil and gas transmission lines has gained new and 6:00-9:00 pm well-deserved attention recently due to the catastrophic nature of several recent $225; Out of State, $250 transmission line failures. This seminar will focus on the various causes and control of internal corrosion in both wet and dry systems with special attention placed upon the sources and types of corrosion that can and will occur. Monitoring of internal corrosion and remedial mechanical, physical and chemical treatment procedures will be discussed. The regulatory areas will be briefly discussed such as 49 CFR and DOT federal as well as the State of Texas, TAC and pending legislation before both regulatory groups. Advanced Technology Training Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 111. 2006 February-March Course Announcement Page 4 G132 053Q Coiled Tubing Applications Jeff Harris, B. J. Services March 14-23 This course is intended for engineers, engineering techniques, field personnel or Tuesdays & Thursdays anyone interested in the history, applications and benefits of coiled tubing. Students will 7:00-9:00 pm learn the key elements of a CT Unit, the worldwide business, the tubing from the raw $145; Out of State, $170 materials to alternatives to carbon steel and applications including: workover & completion, drilling, pipeline and permanent installations. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois. G118 053Q The Well Planning Process Mike Cure, XACT Technologies, Inc. March 15-16 This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the well planning process. Wed, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Aspects covered will include well objectives, multidisciplinary coordination, information Thu, 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon resources, elementary geology, surface access, regulatory compliance, drilling fluids, bit $225; Out of State, $250 programs, circulation hydraulics, drill string design, rig selection, well construction design and economics. Any individual who participates in the planning of wells such as geologist, geophysicist, land men, right-of-way and claims specialist, contract administrators, reservoir engineers, completion engineers, production engineers, regulatory compliance specialist, surveyors and safety and training specialist can benefit. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois. Course # Pending Reservoir Characterization: From Laboratory to the Field Dr. Larry W. Lake, March 16 Professor, The University of Texas at Austin Thursday This course is an integrated exposition of reservoir characterization from the basics of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm petrophysics through geostatistics. The emphasis is on the flow properties of porosity, $275; Out of State, $300 permeability, capillary pressure and relative permeability. The course also discusses the statistics of the spatial distribution of these properties and illustrates the benefits to NEW COURSE be gained from using these properties and illustrates the benefit to be gained from using these properties. Who Should Attend: Engineers with at least a B.S. degree in petroleum or chemical engineering, as well as other engineers, mathematicians, and physicists with at least a B.S. degree and some experience in reservoir engineering and/or numerical simulation. Geologists with at least a B.S. degree with some quantitative experience or interest will also benefit from this course. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois. G108 053Q PETRA Peter Lufholm, Saga Petroleum March 20-21 GeoPlus PETRA is a PC based software package that can provide integrated solutions Monday-Tuesday to today's exploration and reservoir management efforts. This course will cover data 8:00 am - 5:00 pm management and manipulation using geological, petrophysical, and engineering data. $475; Out of State, $500 Students will visualize the results using the interactive mapping, cross sections, log and data cross plots, and production plots. A final class project will be given where the individuals will be asked to evaluate the remaining reserves of a field using the various mapping and computational features of PETRA. Midland College, Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Building, Room 175. G117 053Q The Oilfield—From Planning to Plugging T.E. Gill, Consultant March 21-22 This basic course provides an overview of all phases of oilfield operations. The person Tuesday-Wednesday will be introduced to leases, geology, drilling, completing, and producing wells. The 8:00 am - 5:00 pm class is ideal for non-technical people wanting to learn “the big picture,” to broaden their $290; Out of State, $315 oilfield knowledge, and to learn the value and importance of methods used in the oilfield and some ways to improve them. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois. 2006 February-March Course Announcement Page 5 G153 053Q DI Fundamentals (2 half days) Chris Ryden, Drilling Info Specialist March 22 The training will go in-depth to cover how to perform various searches using the DI Wednesday Search Wizard tool (including production, permit, and completion searches). The 8:30-11:30 am or instructor will also cover how to set up your areas of interest, allowing you to stay ahead 1:30-4:30 pm of the trends! Please feel free to bring any specific questions that you might have $149 per session, to pertaining to projects that you are currently working on. For those that have used the register, contact site before, take advantage of this half-day session to hone your skills and get more out Veronica Gonzales: of Drillinginfo than you thought possible. For those who are new to the site, come find email@example.com out why we’re called the best value in the patch. Advanced Technology Training 888-477-7667 Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Business Training Center. G109 053Q Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists Paul H. Pausé, Consultant March 27-30 For landmen, geological technicians, secretaries, and engineers with no geological Monday-Thursday background. Topics include Earth systems, rocks and minerals, sedimentology and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm stratigraphy, geologic time and history of Earth, structural geology, folding and faulting, $580; Out of State, $605 origin, nature, and occurrence of petroleum, formation names, and evolution of the Permian Basin. Also discussed is oil in the Permian Basin - trends, plays, and petroleum systems, surface and subsurface mapping methods, working with logs, sources of data, well-site operations, and formation evaluation. Materials to bring to class: Straight edge, calculator, colored pencils, #2 pencil and eraser, notebook. PPDC, 105 W. Illlinois. Course # Pending This one-day IHS class, taught by Brian Wright, IHS specialist, will include: March 28 Tuesday PI/Dwights PLUS on CD Overview, Introduction Working Session: 8:00-11:30 am $195; Out of State, $220 IHS Energy Well and Production Data Topics: IHS Energy Well and Production Data; Introductions and Agenda; Introduction to IHS Energy Well Data; Dwights PLUS NEW COURSE overview; Working Session, Well Data; Introduction to IHS Production Data; Working Session, Production Data; Summary. Power Tools Overview, Introduction and Working Sessions: 1:00-4:30 pm IHS Energy PowerTools Topics: Introduction to Power Tools; Working Session, Gas Well Decline Analysis, Pressure Reserves, and Economics; What to use, Allocated or Unallocated Data; Working Session, Oil Well Decline Analysis, Reserves and Economics; Summary. Advanced Technology Center, BTC Course # Pending Geographix GESXplorer Mark Orgren March 28-31 The main focus of this comprehensive four-day course is to introduce you to the Tuesday-Friday geological data management, analysis and interpretation component of GeoGraphix 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Discovery called GESXplorer. Workflow oriented class exercises cover project creation, importing various types of data (including cartographic, lease well and seismic data), To register: Call 1-800-207- creating layers and basemaps, cross-sections, gridding and contouring surfaces to final 3098 presentation montages, and calculating volumetrics. Integration with other Discovery modules is also discussed, including optional SeisVision exercises. Intended For: NEW COURSE Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, technicians or those involved with oil and gas exploration or exploitation. The course should benefit both the new user and those who have some basic familiarity with GESXplorer. The class is limited to 8 registrants. Midland College Campus, Abell-Hanger Science Faculty Bldg, Room 175. 2006 February-March Course Announcement Page 6 G119 053Q Understanding and Filing Texas Railroad Commission Regulatory Forms March 28-29 Gerry Viney Tuesday - Wednesday This 8-hour course presents a comprehensive overview of drilling, completion, and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm production regulatory forms required by the Texas Railroad Commission. The instructor $167; Out of State, $217 is a former TRC employee of 20+ years and is very familiar with all aspects of meeting TRC filing requirements for oil and gas producers in the State of Texas. The course will specifically address filing and procedures. The course fee includes a $22 fee for the accompanying manual. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois. G120 053Q Understanding Coatings & Linings Becky Ogden, NovaStar L.P. March 28 & 30 This course will address the variables associated with the application of internal coatings Tuesday & Thursday and external paints. It will address the equipment design requirements for proper 6:00-9:30 am coating applications, surface preparation, material selection based on substrate and $145; Out of State, $170 environment, application techniques for coatings and paints. The student will learn common causes for coating/paint failures and offer remediation for preventing such failures. Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, Room 111. G103 053Q Managing Sucker Rod Lift Well Failures Kent Gantz, Schlumberger IPM March 28 This class is designed for oil field foremen, well site supervisors, and any other one Tuesday interested in reducing the frequency and cost of well equipment failures in order to 8:00 am - 5:00 pm improve their profit margins. Discussion will include examples from a successful well $145; Out of State, $170 failure management program; understanding basic well failure causes including sucker rods, tubing and rod pumps; scheduling repairs or maintenance; prevention techniques such as corrosion inhibition and others. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois March 30-31 Division Orders Alan H. Morgan, CPL Thursday-Friday Topics include: Anatomy of a Division Order: origin and definition, creation of a division 8:00 am - 5:00 pm order, types of division orders, parts of the division order, property descriptions, statutory $450; Out of State, $475 division orders, NADOA Model Form Division Order; The Division Order Analyst: what a Division Order Analyst must know, duties of a Division Order Analyst; Land and Mineral In cooperation with the Ownership: types of ownership; Mineral Title and Changes in Mineral Ownership: LAND Department, Inc. determination of title from public records, changes in mineral ownership, chain of title, confirmation of ownership by title opinions, suspension of royalty payments, escheated interests; Effect of the Oil and Gas Lease on Division Orders: basic lease terms and providers, changes and additions to basic lease terms; Other Activities and Documents Which Affect the Division Order: assignments, farmout and farmin agreement, operating agreement, pooling and unitization agreements, sales contracts, gas balancing; Division Order Calculations; and Division Order Vocabulary. PPDC, 105 W. Illinois Visit our website www.midland.edu/ppdc for the April and May classes. Online registration and/or payment is now available on our website: https://www.midland.edu/ppdcforms/registration/index.html. When you complete your online registration and submit, a page will come up showing that you have been registered for the course. Please print and keep for your records. Courses added to our April and May schedule include: Carbonate Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy - April 19-21 Oil and Gas Well Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation - April 26-27 Environmental Regulatory Seminar - May 9 Geographix Aries Fundamentals - May 23-26 AAPL is offering a Working Interest and Net Revenue Interest Calculation Workshop on March 31 or April 1. If you would like to register, go to their website www.landman.org to find the registration form.
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