Are you an engineer who needs to know more about the Petroleum Industry?

Petroleum engineering for other disciplines is a 5-day short course aimed at individuals  with a non-petroleum engineering degree who are, or wish to be, working with professionals and companies in the oil and gas industry. The course addresses the story of oil from origin to end users and  its main objective is  to deliver an  overview of fundamental operations in exploration, drilling, production, processing, transportation and refining of oil and gas.

The  course  is led by  renowned expert  Professor Bahman Tohidi of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering and delegate feedback from previous deliveries has been excellent: €˜A very informative course €™,   €˜Excellent, proper contents and proper schedule €™, €˜The instructor answered all our questions very well. He gave detailed explanation and good examples €™.

If  you are  interest in attending please  contact the course administrator at

Course contents

The main topics covered are listed below and we are open to  adding any others that you may wish to suggest.

  • A brief history
  • Geoscience
  • Plate tectonics
  • Reservoir, source rock, migration
  • Geophysics
  • 2, 3 and 4 D seismic
  • Drilling, Drilling personnel, Drilling process
  • Rig components
  • Formation pressure, leak off test, etc
  • Drilling problems
  • Coring
  • Casing design
  • Cementing
  • Directional drilling
  • LWD, MWD
  • Offshore drilling
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Reserve estimation
  • Reservoir fluid composition
  • PVT and phase behaviour
  • EOS
  • Properties of reservoir fluids, density, viscosity, IFT, FVF, etc
  • Properties of reservoir rocks, porosity, permeability
  • PVT tests/analysis, sampling, retrograde condensation, etc
  • Reservoir drive mechanisms
  • Material balance
  • Production technology
  • Inflow Performance
  • Vertical lift
  • Flow through chokes
  • Nodal analysis
  • Downhole completion concepts
  • Perforation
  • Wireline services
  • Open hole, cased hole and production logging
  • Completion practices
  • Well interventions, Workover, including coiled tubing
  • Abandonment
  • Smart wells, advanced wells
  • Artificial lift
  • Formation damage
  • Well test
  • Well stimulation
  • Sand control
  • Production operations and surface facilities
  • Introduction to reservoir simulation