Engineering, Wellsite & Drilling OperationsPPDC

Elevate your career with our specialized training courses in engineering, wellsite, and drilling operations tailored for oil and gas professionals. Our comprehensive programs cover essential topics, from oilfield operations to performance metrics and reserves. Designed to provide practical skills and in-depth knowledge, our courses will help you excel in the field and stay ahead in the industry. Join us to enhance your technical expertise and drive success in your oil and gas operations.

 

Engineering, Wellsite & Drilling Operations Training Courses

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This two- and half-day course covers all aspects of reserve reporting - from concepts to validation. Specifically designed for oil & gas professionals, it provides participants with the tools and knowledge they need to understand, use, and validate a reserve report. Using clear and non-technical language, the course uses modules to introduce basic reservoir concepts, reserves definitions, the preparation of a reserve report and the wide variety of metrics and methodologies used to validate a reserve report. Throughout the course, real-world data, field examples, and reserve software are used to emphasize and demonstrate key concepts. Upon conclusion, participants will have gained a better understanding of how to proactively review, analyze and validate a reserve report; and perhaps more importantly, how to identify the underlying risks not readily apparent in a typical reserve report.

COST: $700 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: October 1 - 3, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 1091
  • 18 Hours, 1.8 CEUs
  • Minimum of 4 students required to run course 
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This course is designed for students having limited oilfield production operations experience. Within the topics covered, students will gain a basic understanding of fluid flow as well as temperature & pressure, beginning at the initial well bore to the run ticket. At the completion of this course the student will be able to explain operating principles, identify major parts of oilfield operations equipment, and explain how fluids move and are treated for effective separation of oil. After the classroom sessions are completed a visit to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum will follow. Included in the museum tour, are exhibits of petroleum history, the birth of the industry including geology, drilling & seismic, as well as mineral, art, & Chaparral galleries and virtual tours. The tour concludes with a walk-through of the “Oil Patch Exhibit.”

COST: $625 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: November 12 - 13, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 2015
  • 15 Hours, 1.5 CEUs
  • Minimum 3 students needed to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This one-day class will cover all failure modes of the sucker rod form of artificially lifted wells. Most failures using the sucker rod lift method are attributed to one of the following components - tubing, sucker rods, and downhole pumps. Students will learn how to recognize various failures and causes, record them for tracking purposes, and learn practices to prevent repeat failures.

This class will help the students understand failures and how to reduce the frequency rates, and how to implement a cost-effective failure management tracking program. This class adds value to companies who operate marginally producing wells with high frequency failures by teaching their employee various measures to recognize and prevent failures which will allow them to produce marginal wells more effectively. Effective failure management can mean the difference between operating and plugging these "problem" wells.

COST: $550 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: November 19, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 2010
  • 7 Hours, 0.7 CEUs
  • Minimum 3 students needed to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This one-day course introduces the key metrics used to analyze the performance of oil & gas companies. Specifically designed for those who work in the oil & gas industry, this course will teach participants how to calculate and use performance metrics to gain quantitative and qualitative insight into the underlying strength of an oil & gas company. Topics include operational analysis, margin and cash flow analysis, reserves growth and validation, capital efficiency, return on investment, and other combinations of performance metrics that provide clear insight into overall company performance. Using clear non-technical language and relevant examples, this course provides participants with a better understanding of how performance metrics can be used to quickly spot underperformance, proactively improve and optimize current performance, and ensure all performance targets and objectives are met.

COST: $400 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: September 30, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 1091
  • 8 Hours, 0.8 CEUs
  • Minimum 4 students required to run course

INTERESTED?

Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

Are you a person who is drowning in a sea of terms you don't understand? Have you seen the terms "BOP", "WOC", and "bump plug", but have no idea what these processes look like, or even what these abbreviations mean? The Oil and Gas Industry has a set of terms that are very unique. If you don't work in the field on a consistent basis, many of these will be virtually impossible to decipher. This course is designed to not only define what these terms are, but what the actual processes look like; utilizing discussion, actual pictures, videos and examples.

The course will be structured such that an imaginary well will be drilled, completed and placed on production over the 2-day seminar; while along the way, explaining basic oilfield procedures, and their associated terms. Over 100 of the most common terms will be discussed, as well as viewing actual pictures and videos of many of them. A glossary will also be handed out containing many more terms that we won't have time to touch upon. While open to anyone, the course is designed with the non-technical, non-field, person in mind. It would be perfect for Assistants, Engineering/Geological/Land Techs, Accountants, Bankers and spouses of Oilfield employees.

COST: $625 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Dates: August 20 – 21
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Main Midland College Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 2005
  • 14 Hours, 1.4CEUs
  • Minimum of 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This two-day short course provides a broad, basic understanding of various petroleum engineering topics for non-engineers. The focus of the course is placed on the design, construction, stimulation, and production of wells. Specific topics discussed include reservoir properties, the drilling of wells, rig types, wellbore integrity and design, completion types, downhole tools such as packers, formation damage, stimulation including hydraulic fracturing, and artificial lift techniques. As the title implies, the course is designed for those who work in the oil and gas industry but do not have a technical background in subsurface topics. Previous attendees that have found the course useful include landmen, technicians, accountants, financiers, and field personnel.

COST: $695

DATES

Dates: December 16 - 17, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 2005
  • 14 Hours, 1.4 CEUs
  • Minimum 7 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

The course will review the latest methods for monitoring microbes responsible for microbially influenced corrosion and souring to assist you in protecting infrastructure assets. Microorganisms in the oil and gas industry require specific conditions to grow and reproduce. We will discuss the required nutrients like carbon, energy, and what they need to breath. Favorable environmental conditions for microbial growth such as temperature, pH, and salinity will also be discussed, along with their response to oxygen. The course will also cover where microbes grow, products of microbial growth, and how microbes “put holes in our pockets”. We will cover microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) and how microbes cause corrosion in oil and gas facilities due to the bad guys: sulfate-reducing bacteria, fermenters, methanogens, iron oxidizers, and acid-producing bacteria. Souring refers to the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in oil and gas operations primarily caused by sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) in reservoirs and processing equipment. Measuring and monitoring MIC and souring potential in oil and gas operations is crucial for maintaining the integrity and safety of equipment pipelines. Molecular methods, including qPCR and sequencing, play a crucial role in monitoring microbial populations and controlling MIC and souring. The short course will end with field-based analyses of DNA and case studies.

COST: $100 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

Date: September 17
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
Main Midland College Campus
3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX 79705

Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • OGCE 1000
  • 4 Hours, 0.4CEUs
  • Minimum of 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

This one-day course will provide an understanding of the causes and effects of well pressure and instruction concerning the technique of pressure control. Open discussion and questions will be encouraged. The sources of well pressure, the character of well fluids, the mechanics of seals, the design of both surface and downhole pressure control equipment, and typical pressure control operations will be explained.

COST: $475 (out-of-state participants add $25 to course fee)

DATES

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Registration

COURSE DETAILS

  • PTRT 2010
  • 8 Hours, 0.8 CEUs
  • Minimum of 5 students required to run course
INTERESTED?
Contact: Marina Rodriguez
Coordinator PPDC
432-683-2832

Midland College Workforce Continuing Education is dedicated to training and developing our local workforce to meet the needs of our unique and ever-changing regional economy. Our mission is to foster economic growth by providing quality lifelong education and professional development opportunities that keep our workforce on the cutting edge of industry.

 

 

MC PPDC Office

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm

Location

Jack E. Brown Conference Hall
MC Main Campus
Midland, TX 79705
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Contact

Marina Rodriguez
(432) 683-2832
cepetroleumtraining@midland.edu