N401 Applied Field Development Planning
N401 Applied Field Development Planning
This course considers in detail the technical and commercial influences on Field Development Planning within the global oil and gas industry. It takes into account the need for the understanding of field development choices, on resource size, on facility choices, size and cost. By defining a set of key learning objectives, the course is tailored to those wishing to deepen their understanding of Field Development Planning’s purpose within the oil and gas industry. This course is orientated to building understanding of the multi-discipline skills required for Field Development Planning.
Five day, classroom based course, with worked examples, exercises and discussion. There are also pre-course materials: 4 standalone modules to be completed prior to the course.
On completion of this course, and after applying the learning’s of the course in their job, participants will have built up skilled competence on how to plan a field development and specifically be able to:
A. Pre-course materials to complete as a primer for the course:
(All these materials/modules have a pre-module quiz to check existing understanding and a post-module exercise to secure learning).
B. Classroom Content
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Estimating Resources
Part 3 - Estimating Costs part I
Part 4 - Estimating Costs part II
Part 5 - Estimating Value part I
Part 6 – Estimating Value part II
Part 7 – Framing choices
Part 8 - A Compelling Case
This course is designed for reservoir/petroleum/production/facility/drilling engineers, geoscientists, team leaders and managers.
Whilst there are no formal prerequisites for this class, participants are expected to have a basic understanding of statistics and able to use excel to complete individual exercises.
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Pete trained as a reservoir engineer and researcher firstly at the UK government research Institute of Hydrology Oxford, before joining BP’s research team to lead the development of novel modelling methods; building the first stochastic models to describe multi-phase fluid-flow in reservoir rocks. Moving into BP operational activities was responsible for creating the processes for managing the uncertainty in value and reserves in new field developments that became the BP standard approach.
Assignments with BP included lead engineer on Dukhan, Arab C Reservoir, Qatar; the appraisal and financial sanction of the Harding, Andrew, Foinaven and Schiehalion fields in the UKCS and managing the operated production in the Gulf of Mexico. Pete was also the founding director of the BP Institute at Cambridge University concerned with fundamental research in fluid-flow and was responsible for building their environmental technology across the BP group as Technology Vice President.
Pete helped establish the new Engineering University in Trinidad & Tobago as Associate Provost (R&D) and Professor of Petroleum Engineering between 2004 and 2008. On return to the UK, Pete became Principal Advisor in Reservoir Engineering at RPS Energy leading company reserve audits. In 2010 Pete led the Upstream Risk Management advisory activity and in 2011 became Chief Reservoir Engineer. In 2018 Pete left RPS Energy to form his own company, ReganSmith Associates, that provides training courses and consultancy to the Oil and Gas Industry.
Affiliations and Accreditation
MSc Differential Equations
PhD Earth Sciences
C Eng. FEI Chartered Petroleum Engineer
N401: Applied Development Planning
N412: A Critical Guide to Reservoir Appraisal and Development
N447: The Identification and Prioritisation of Opportunities for Effective Resource Progression
N952: Resource Assessment and Assurance
N954: Practical Approaches to Increased Recovery
N963: Fluid Flow Mechanisms - Observations of Rocks at Outcrop and Implications to Reservoir Engineering (SW Ireland)
N995: Managing Uncertainty and Risk in Appraisal and Development
R001: Oil and Gas Essentials
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