Introduction to E & P


The exploration and production of oil and gas requires the technology and skills of many disciplines from the fields of geosciences, engineering, computing, environmental science, economics, and management. This course is designed for the new professionals in the petroleum industry and presents a practical and systematic understanding of the petroleum industry in an interesting, effective and efficient manner. Includes are the basics of the industry from the terminology through basic technology and from exploration through drilling, well completion, recovery, to production of petroleum product. Participation results in great jobs confidence, enthusiasm and productivity by understanding their position and role in the oil industry


To enhance the participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to understand the basics of petroleum exploration and production in order to managing them effectively


By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the petroleum industry functions (exploration, drilling, well completion, production, recovery, transportation, refinery, petrochemical, marketing, economics)

  • Understand the exploration phases

  • Have a clear understanding of structural geology & plate tectonics

  • understand petroleum geology, petroleum geophysics, drilling operation, well completion , etc


  • Petroleum Industry Overview
  • Petroleum Raw Material
  • Petroleum Industry Functions (Exploration, Drilling, Well Completion, Production, Recovery, Transportation, Refinery, Petrochemical, Marketing, Economics)
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Introduction
  • Exploration Methods
  • Exploration Phases
  • Geology
  • Earth Interior
  • Earth History
  • Geologic Time
  • Petrology & Classification of Rocks
  • Structural Geology & Plate Tectonics
  • Folding
  • Faulting
  • Unconformities
  • Plate tectonic Elements
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Subsurface Environment (Temperature, Pressure)
  • Sediments & Sedimentary Basins
  • Source Rock
  • Maturation & Generation of Petroleum
  • Migration of Petroleum
  • Reservoir Rocks
  • Cap Rocks (seal)
  • Traps (Structural & Stratigraphic)
  • Petroleum Geophysics
  • Gravity
  • Magnetic
  • Seismic
  • Prospect Generation & Drilling Plan
  • Borehole Geophysics
  • Drilling
  • Functions of Rotary Drilling (Hoisting, Rotating, Circulating, Control, Power)
  • Drilling Operation
  • Inclined & Horizontal Drilling
  • Offshore Drilling Rigs
  • Well Logging
  • Well Completion
  • Completion Methods
  • Perforation
  • Tubing
  • Well Control (Well Head)
  • Well Stimulation (Acidization, Fracturing)
  • Production
  • Flow Well
  • Artificial lift (Beam Pumping, Submersible Electric Pumping, Gas Lift, Hydraulic Pumping)
  • Oil Treatment
  • Reservoir Geology and Development
  • Natural Sources of Energy to Produce Hydrocarbons
  • Recovery
  • Primary Recovery Methods
  • Secondary Recovery
  • Tertiary Recovery
  • Reserves and Reserves Estimation
  • Introduction
  • Classification of Reserves
  • Methods of Estimating Reserves