Introduction to Oil and Gas

This introductory course will provide a comprehensive and profound comprehension of the oil and gas industry. Discover the individuals and entities involved, the necessary processes, and the equipment. From conducting seismic surveys to drilling, production, logistics, and decommissioning, explore the entire scope of the industry.




3-5 Days



Course Objective

This course aims to equip participants with fundamental knowledge on the workings of the oil and gas industry. Understand the history of its inception and current trajectory. Learn about the procedures and tactics involved in drilling and production.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the delegate will gain a basic understanding of the following:
• Oil and gas history
• Value chain and well life cycle
• Seismics and drilling rights
• Reservoir and basic geology
• Well Design Process
• Economy and strategy
• Refining and distribution
• Rig selection and environment
• Drilling rigs and equipment
• Drilling operation
• Evaluation and testing
• Production installations
• Oil and gas production
• Well maintenance
• Decommissions
• Service companies and other organizations
• Logistics
• Risk and Challenges
• Safety
• Working in the industry
• Nice to know, and next step


This course is intended for people or companies that are involved or would like join the oil and gas industry.



Soren Hartmann

Your Instructor

Soren Hartmann boasts an extensive career spanning over three decades in the oil and gas industry. His experience encompasses a broad spectrum of operations in various locations worldwide, from deepwater to ERD urban land. Soren’s comprehensive knowledge comes from his years of serving drilling contractors and subcontractors, leading him to a comprehensive understanding of the industry.

In the last ten years, Soren has held the Senior Drilling Performance Superintendent role where he was integral to designing and applying a framework to enhance customer operations during both planning and execution stages. His role entailed reviewing and optimising drilling programs and procedures. He is frequently solicited for his subject matter expertise.

He offers deepwater drilling, drilling technology, stuck pipe prevention, DWOP, and AAR training.

Soren holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and an extension in Drilling from the University of Texas at Austin.

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