The courses encompasses the following topical areas: history of oil and gas application, international petroleum reserves, fundamentals of petroleum geology: rock cycle; oil, gas and water deposits; oil and gas composition; oil generation; prospecting for oil and gas fields, major exploration techniques, seismic methods, well testing; basics of reservoir engineering and modeling, basics of well drilling and production. The course explains such concepts as oil and gas production, reservoir energy and forces, petroleum deposit drainage, development systems, well operation techniques and many more. Each participant of the course will develop understanding of field life cycle and interdisciplinary approach to petroleum field development and operation.
Week 1. Introduction: Petroleum in Our Life
Week 2. Petroleum Geology
Week 3. Exploration Geophysics. Well Logging. Well Testing
Week 4. Reservoir Engineering
Week 5. Drilling
Week 6. Production Technology
Week 7. Enhanced Recovery Techniques
key words, tags
Oil, petroleum, gas, petroleum reserves, petroleum geology, oil and gas fields, drilling, production.
Science and engineering
Form of education
Recommended age for informal learning
Engineering and engineering trades
Lyubov Vorobyeva, teacher and research officer at Petroleum Learning Centre, TPU, Vitaliy Merkulov, professor and Head of Petroleum Industry Asset Management Department, TPU, Konstantin Maksyutin, deputy Director for Professional Development at Petroleum Learning Centre, TPU
National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University
Knowledge level entrance requirements
No prior knowledge is necessary.
Output knowledge, abilities, skills
On completing the course, the participants will be able to: analyze and apply theoretical knowledge in the area of petroleum geology, reservoir engineering and production technology, describe major exploration and production techniques and processes, distinguish between major enhanced oil and gas recovery techniques, understand application areas of petrochemical products, analyze global situation in petroleum industry and its influence of people’s daily lives.
Groups formation by readiness level
Training materials forms
texts, multimedia, video lecture, synchronous video, sample exam
Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
Learning types (sync/async)
test, creative work
Personal learning path possibility, course individualization