Petroleum Engineering for Non-Engineers / Instructor Dr. Jennifer Miskimins
(PTRT2005)

This 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, lawyers 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, lawyers, etc.). All levels of experience have benefited during past courses.

Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is the Associate Department Head and an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) where she is the Director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium and specializes in well completions, stimulation, formation damage, and production issues. She has over 25 years of experience with CSM, Marathon Oil Company, and Barree & Associates. Dr. Miskimins was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011 and 2013-2016 on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs and currently serves on the SPE International Board of Directors as the Completions Technical Director. Dr. Miskimins holds BS (1990), MS (2000), and PhD (2002) degrees in petroleum engineering.

G039171Q Oct 19 - 20 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu,Fri  $695.00
($720.00 out-of-state)
PPDC Building, 105 W. Illinois, Midland, TX
Registered: 15 14.0 Hours


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