Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers


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.


An emphasis is put on definitions and terminology common to the field of petroleum engineering and oil and gas production. Why certain completion and stimulation techniques are chosen in certain reservoirs versus others is also reviewed. Data and information that should be considered and shared by all disciplines is discussed.


The course is designed specifically for non-engineering disciplines who work with petroleum engineers or who are active in the completion, stimulation, and production of oil and gas reservoirs (landmen, technicians, accountants, financiers, field personnel, etc.). All levels of experience have benefited during past courses.

Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is a Senior Consulting Engineer with Barree & Associates. Prior to joining the company in 2012, she was an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines for over ten years and was the founder and director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium. Dr. Miskimins holds BS (1990), MS (2000), and PhD (2002) degrees in petroleum engineering. Before joining Mines, she worked for Marathon Oil Company for eight years as a production engineer in a variety of field locations. She specializes in well completions, stimulation, formation damage, and production issues. Dr. Miskimins was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011 on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs, and will serve a second Distinguished Lecturer term in 2013-2014.

G030131Q Nov 19 - 20 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue,Wed  $695.00
($720.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 29 16.0 Hours

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