Industry Overview Course: Oil & Gas for Professionals

Industry Overview Course: Oil & Gas for Professionals

Event Date

Mon, February 8, 2016


Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

Event Details

Pre-registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available in the foyer outside the ballroom on the 3rd floor beginning at 7:30 AM on Monday.

Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

COURSE FEE: $299 per person
Includes all necessary course materials.

The one-day course, presented by Energy Training Resources, LLC and benefiting the IPAA Educational Foundation, will have an upstream focus with some midstream information, and will cover the following topics:

  • The structure of the industry – Topics include: hydrocarbon characteristics and uses; industry sectors; oil and gas companies; national oil companies; suppliers and contractors; worldwide reserves and production; LNG overview, and recent industry dynamics in the U.S.
  • Petroleum geology and exploration – Topics include: organic source; sediments and sedimentary rock; changes to the Earth’s crust over geologic time; oil and gas formation, migration and traps; unconventional oil and gas; and exploration methods, tools and functions. This section is so visually illustrated that even geologists give it high marks.
  • Mineral rights and leasing – Topics include: minerals ownership; severability; rule of capture; common state regulations; leasing and other mineral interests; farmouts; joint operations; division orders and title opinions; complications with horizontal wells; federal onshore and offshore mineral rights; and common provisions in international mineral rights contracts.
  • Drilling and completion – Topics include: well planning; site preparation and rig mobilization; rig structure and functions; all phases of drilling a horizontal well; hydraulic fracturing; offshore rig types; and subsea drilling. The discussion is supported by custom video that provides a rig-floor view and animations that show corresponding downhole activities.
  • Development and production operations – Topics include: well evaluation; well completion; reservoir behavior; artificial lift; surface facilities; gas processing; depletion stages; offshore platform types; and reserves classification.

The course qualifies for continuing professional education for CPAs. Energy Training Resources is registered with both the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA).

The IPAA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

If you have questions please contact Keely Daugherty.

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