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Online professional development

Online professional development

Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything, Fyodor Dostoevsky

Remote technologies have significantly changed the way we communicate. Last two years showed us their household, professional and educational value.

OGE Academy adopted all possible education forms:

  • Traditional group training in Sochi;
  • Trainer visit in any Russian and world cities;
  • Remote online training via video conference meetings;
  • Training through the study of webinar records with personal trainer support via messaging apps or e-mail;
  • Hybrid training – using two training techniques in the same time – traditional offline training for one part, and remote training for another part of students.

Remote training system provides unmatched advantages for petroleum specialists’ professional training:

  • There is no need to make a trip, spend time and money, pay for accommodation and transfer, leave your family or stop routine activities;
  • It’s possible to combine work and training in case of high professional overload and need for supplementary education;
  • The best experts from all over the world can provide training for you while you’re staying home in your kitchen, at field, or being on vacation;
  • The remote training program doesn’t differ from traditional one in content or in the volume of communication with a trainer;
  • In case of training through webinar records it’s possible to study in any reasonable time, in any time zone;
  • Minimum technical requirements: a modern computer, tablet or smartphone, and Internet capability;
  • Any forms of well-known training technologies – full interaction with a trainer or other students, prompt feedback, individual and collective tasks in webinar rooms, interactive trainings, tasks-solving in a built-in flip-chart, online testing, video and animation watching, etc.;
  • Licensed software is used by remote access that allows to master new programs, simulate, solve applied tasks, etc.; 
  • Upon completion of training students will receive a training certificate, which does not contain any notes on the form of training (online, remote, etc.);
  • Nothing takes your attention from studying: sea, mountains, or excursions.

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Petroleum exploration from A to Z

Petroleum exploration from A to Z

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Let us admit that logical sequence and continuation of acquired data and skills are extremely important for advanced training, but hardly achievable without professional assistance.

Our specialists take care of you and come up with a solution – arranged courses in exploration, seismic interpretation and advanced ROCK PHYSICS according to levels of acquired skills and knowledge:

I level: Advanced techniques of Petroleum Exploration” – study of exploration fundamentals, acquiring of basic knowledge in interpretation, basin modeling, seal properties analysis, reserves estimate, engineering disciplines integration and risk reduction.

II level: “Seismic interpretation. Integration with Rock Physics data” – development of advanced competence in seismic interpretation, seismic attributes application, full integration  with ROCK PHYSICS, improving of reserves estimate accuracy, sweet spot and HC phase identification, reservoir quality assessment.

III level: “Modern Rock Physics: Quantitative interpretation of seismic data” – achieving of Expert level competence in ROCK PHYSICS with AVO analysis, modeling of rock and fluid seismic properties, seismic modeling and comparison with real data, seismic inversion cubes analysis, petro-elastic modeling, and formation parameters calculation from seismic.

The point is that you can assess skills and knowledge acquiring at different levels in advance using a competency map:

As a final bonus, all courses can be provided in English (partially or completely) according to requests and competence level of the audience.

The ideologist, author and lecturer of the grand trilogy - Rafig Manafov – a Leading geophycisist/geologist of Mitsui Oil Exploration Company (Norway) with 15-years of petroleum exploration experience on Norwegian, British, Danish, Russian, Azerbaijani and American fields, as well as at North, Barents, Norwegian Seas and South Caspain basin in such companies as British Petroleum, Maersk Oil, LUKOIL and Mitsui. Also he is a member of EAGE/SPE and AAPG, a science writer and has a master degree of Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Modern ROCK PHYSICS

Modern ROCK PHYSICS

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Effective reduction of geological risks while exploration and reserves update are the main competitive advantages of petroleum companies. Modern Rock Physics techniques allow to get a new angle on seismic data providing insight into lithology, reservoir quality, oil or gas availability, and gas-oil contact, which are of critical importance for accurate reserves estimation and correct risk assessment.

Practice-oriented training «Modern ROCK PHYSICS: Quantitative interpretation of seismic data» is aimed at development of expert competence level in Rock Physics activity.

The program includes:

  • Amplitude analysis, AVO modeling and analysis technics;
  • Quantitative interpretation of seismic inversion results;
  • Petrophysical modeling, calculation of rock, fluid and minerals petrophysical properties;
  • AI VpVs parameters modeling;
  • Rock Physics model for quantitative interpretation of seismic data;
  • Spectral decomposition;
  • Formation parameters prediction (porosity, fluid phase, lithology, shaliness) and sweet spot identification;
  • Case studies and practice with real data, application of Rock Physics techniques and drilling results analysis.

The study is based on a task-oriented approach. Short training course contains a minimum of theory and a maximum of AVO, inversion and modeling practice.

Course lecturer – Rafig Manafov – a Leading geophycisist/geologist of Mitsui Oil Exploration Company (Norway) with 15-years of petroleum exploration experience on Norwegian, British, Danish, Russian, Azerbaijani and American fields, as well as at North, Barents, Norwegian Seas and South Caspain basin in such companies as British Petrolium, Maersk Oil, LUKOIL and Mitsui. Also he is a member of EAGE/SPE and AAPG, a science writer and has a master degree of Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Seismic interpretation and Rock Physics data

Seismic interpretation and Rock Physics data

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Employees’ practical skills in seismic interpretation technics and Rock Physics are essential for petroleum companies on their way to the new level of exploration quality, high competitiveness, and economical efficiency.

The program of “Seismic interpretation. Integration with Rock Physics data” course provides advanced training in modern seismic interpretation – from seismic data review to full integration with Rock Physics (AVO, inversion) results.

This course will be useful if you want:

  • To study seismic amplitudes analysis, and velocity modeling;
  • To master the techniques of AVO analysis, modeling and fluid substitution;
  • To learn AI and VpVs inversion cubes analysis;
  • To be able to integrate seismic data with AVO and inversion cubes;
  • To acquire skills of lithostratigraphic cubes modeling, and reserves estimation;
  • To learn how to assess reservoir quality and reduce risks while prospect estimation;
  • To study various examples of seismic interpretation and attributes application.

The training is designed on the basis of many examples of petroleum prospects, drilling results, and includes real case studies. During the course, you will study geological risks reduction and exploration works improvement technics.

Course lecturer – Rafig Manafov – a Leading geophycisist/geologist of Mitsui Oil Exploration Company (Norway) with 15-years of petroleum exploration experience on Norwegian, British, Danish, Russian, Azerbaijani and American fields, as well as at North, Barents, Norwegian Seas and South Caspain basin in such companies as British Petrolium, Maersk Oil, LUKOIL and Mitsui. Also he is a member of EAGE/SPE and AAPG, a science writer and has a master degree of Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Advanced Exploration Techniques

Advanced Exploration Techniques

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Only modern seismic data acquisition technologies and advanced interpretation technics integrated with other research fields and Rock Physics methods allow to achieve significant results in petroleum exploration. These technologies are world-known and widely used tools for integrated exploration, as well as keys for process efficiency and geological risks reduction.

The objective of «Advanced techniques of Petroleum Exploration» course is a training of geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, and managers in main methods and principles of exploration work. 

During the course students:

  • Gain basic knowledge of seismic interpretation, Rock Physics, and resource estimation;
  • Learn to integrate seismic, electromagnetic, and basin modeling data for identification of sweet spots, HC phase and geological risks reduction;
  • Master play maps technology, seal properties analysis and risks assessment;
  • Review real case studies of petroleum exploration and drilling results.

The main advantage of the program is interactivity and practice on recourse estimate, seal properties and HC phase identification from seismic.

The program is designed by Rafig Manafov – a Leading geophycisist/geologist of Mitsui Oil Exploration Company (Norway) with 15-years of petroleum exploration experience on Norwegian, British, Danish, Russian, Azerbaijani and American fields, as well as at North, Barents, Norwegian Seas and South Caspain basin in such companies as British Petrolium, Maersk Oil, LUKOIL and Mitsui. Also he is a member of EAGE/SPE and AAPG, a science writer and has a master degree of Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Fundamentals of Petroleum Exploration

Fundamentals of Petroleum Exploration

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What is oil and natural gas? How are deposits formed? What is hydrocarbon production process? How to perform geological prospecting and exploration works? How to design fields and construct wells? What is “reservoir”, “core”, “logging”, “gooseneck”, “manifold”, and “fluid”? What is the most exciting in drilling? What scientists do work for petroleum sector? What products are received from crude oil? Why are oil and natural gas so expensive?

The course “Oil and gas production for non-specialists” will give you answers to these and other questions, as well as you will:

  • Learn the history of petroleum engineering, oil prospecting and reservoir volume estimation technics;
  • Review features of petroleum rock properties and geology;
  • Study oil and gas well types, drilling equipment and tools, hydrocarbon production technologies;
  • Learn main facilities and constructions of pipelines, pumping stations, oil depots, and gas distribution nets, as well as technics and equipment for oil and gas processing.

Presentation materials include a great number of photos and videos to easily visualize the processes of oil and gas exploration, production, processing, and transportation. 

The course is designed for non-petroleum specialists of oil & gas companies (economists, managers, marketing and HR specialists, etc.) who need general knowledge of petroleum industry nature.

Acquired knowledge and skills will form a base for further understanding of petroleum technologies and processes. The information is also useful for specialists of non-petroleum companies indirectly connected with the industry as it allows to facilitate cooperation.

The program is developed by Evgeny Ivanov – Ph.D. in Engieering, Chief Specialist of Taas-Uryah Neftegazodobycha LLC, graduate of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University. Work experience in TomskNIPIneft JSC, Inzhgeo-Yenisei LLC, Norilsk-Geology LLC, etc.

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Production management. HR management

Production management. HR management

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The development of managerial strategy and understanding of company position in the competitive market is becoming extremely important in current conditions characterized by market fluctuations, negative oil consumption outlook and tough competition.  To facilitate operation you need to know and follow world trends, as well as apply modern analytical tools, technics and methods.

“Production management. H&R management” course will teach you the following:

  • To understand and apply up-to-date technics of production management;
  • To define a strategic vision of production management;
  • To plan an activity on the basis of operation nature;
  • To set an operation process as an integrated system;
  • To apply modern managerial tools and technics for decision-making, as well as take into account risk factors and uncertainties;
  • To improve a company/division organizational chart and increase labour productivity;
  • To apply up-to-date H&R management technics;
  • To master self-management technologies and improve personal performance;
  • To develop a personal growth program for career development.

The program considers the nature of petroleum companies, allows to increase production performance and stability by new managerial technics, optimize pertformance and reduce costs, as well as improve an efficiency, productivity and personnel involvement.

The advantage of the course – focus on practical tasks and completion of the pilot project including procedural analysis of management system operation, and development of the managerial activity improvement recommendations.

The trainer of the course Ludmila Beloslutseva is a Ph.D. in Economics, Senior lecturer with 20 years’ experience, participant of international tender projects such as 7RP, Tempus, Erasmus+, co-author of international student’s book on management, and appointed representative (LEAR) in Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of EU.

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Business assessment and decision-making

Business assessment and decision-making

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Business assessment allows to give qualitative appraisal of business activity, identify weaknesses, and detect promising areas for development. Analytical tools, technologies and methods make it possible to develop and evaluate managerial solutions consequences.

The course “Business assessment and decision-making”:

  • Allows to consider the features of different analysis types and tools;
  • Acquaints with business assessment methods;
  • Teaches the methodology of management solutions development and problematic situations analysis;
  • Develops forecasting and alternative decision-making skills;
  • Assists in acquisition of decisions control and efficiency assessment methods.

As a result of the training professional competencies will be improved, and rational decision-making attitude in business assessment based management will be developed.

The course is presented and developed by Lyudmila Beloslutseva - Ph.D. in Economics and senior lecturer with 20 years’ experience, participant of international tender projects such as 7RP, Tempus, Erasmus+, co-author of international student’s book on management, and appointed representative (LEAR) in Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of EU.

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Independent qualification evaluation

Independent qualification evaluation

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience, John Locke

With introduction of new professional and educational standards, the government provides us with the possibility of independent evaluation of specialists’ qualification.

The procedure is not mandatory. Evaluation is performed by professional examination on the base of Qualification evaluation centers (QEC).  The exam includes an assessment of specialist’s knowledge-skills-abilities compliance with professional standards and competence requirements.

In case an employer initiates the exam, he compensates the cost of examination and trip expenses for employees. Specialists also can pass the evaluation on their own, and receive a social tax deduction in this case.

After successful examination, specialists receive a Certificate of competence included in the Register of National Qualification Development Agency (NQDA).

Advantages for corporate employers:

  • Meeting industrial requirements and by-laws, implementation of HR development strategies, and application of professional standards;
  • Standing to the reputation of company with high qualified personnel nationally and internationally;
  • Receiving of unbiased estimation of personnel’ competencies, and use it for professional training and career development planning;
  • Employees selection according to certified qualification;
  • Motivation of personnel for professional development, labour productivity and quality increase;
  • Participation in public tenders with requirements for certified qualification of personnel.

Advantages for specialists:

  • Documented confirmation of qualification, getting of Certificate of Qualification included in the Register of qualified specialists;
  • Increase of labour market competitiveness, professional empowerment and career development;
  • Individual training recommendations from QEC experts;
  • Independence of the Estimation from an employer’s opinion; results objectivity, psychological comfort, and self-confidence.

In Russia an independent qualification evaluation in petroleum sphere can be performed by authorized companies such as Gazprom Personnel LLC, SOPCOR LLC, and LUKOIL-Technology LLC. There are also a number of QEC for general industry and other business activities all over the Russia. Preparation for the exam can be carried out independently or in any professional education centers.

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Continuing education standards

Continuing education standards

Being a professional is a state of mind, not a salary

Petroleum companies traditionally give much attention to professional development of their employees. Educational process is based on requirements of professional standards aimed at systematization of human resource development.

Professional standard – a regulatory document containing minimum requirements to employee qualification and experience according to certain type of activity.

Professional standards are mandatory for some kinds of activity, for others - they are advisory: it is up to company to decide what documentation to focus on. Personnel Law Experts recommend to apply professional standards if they exist.

In Russia, coordination of professional standards development in petroleum sphere is a responsibility of Council for professional competence. There are more than 70 professional standards and the same number of standards for general industry jobs and positions.

H&R departments use professional standards for position naming, identifying of employment terms, conditions, and scope, as well as job rating, attestation, career planning, professional education, etc. It is important to pay attention to qualification and professional experience requirements because nonconformance to standards is a possible reason for employment denial.

Based on professional standards employee can initiate his or her training and education. Some standards include competence development frequency.

Moreover, some professional standards provide compulsory education of employees. Frequency and financing terms are regulated by federal laws, corporate rules (decrees, instructions, etc.) and company bylaws (collective labour contract, agreement, employment agreement, etc.).

Professional education and retraining programs of OGE Academy consider requirements of professional and educational standards of oil & gas industry.

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Competencies professional development path

Competencies professional development path

The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard, Ayn Rand

The term “Competence” is originated from Anglo-Saxon tradition and is widely used in Russian education system as a part of Bologna process since the beginning of XXI century.

Integration into international educational and labour system is an advantage of competency-based approach as it allows foreign employers to understand information containing in Russian diplomas and employment books.

Professional competences mean specialist’s skills and knowledge acquired during his or her education and work experience.  In fact, it is the European format of the Soviet “knowledge- skills-abilities” system.

After introduction of “competence” term into new educational standards, it appeared in professional standards, which replaced usual job evaluation manuals.

Now this is an issue for all working people because there is a strong legal connection between educational standards, professional standards and job opportunities.

For improved development of petroleum specialists, we recommend to follow the Training plan developed by our trainers and considering different work areas and desired competence levels.

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Neural networks in geology

Neural networks in geology

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Artificial intelligence is a top subject in social media. Push the button and get the answer – the machine thinks for you. Such an admiration for modern technologies had taken place after development of first computers or even earlier – with first beads. Multiplication that replaced numbers addition was also a win. Once amazed ancient bookkeepers did not have to shift pebbles from one place to another anymore. Now neural networks are becoming an everyday tool for productivity enhancement.

What is “a neural network”? Now you can create a new math operation with your own rules.  Definitely with a broader range of tasks: from machine-made rhymes to traffic penalty charging and crime figures search.

What unites tasks? The possibility of using a certain correctly formulated and software-implemented algorithm for solving of completely different tasks.

What do we suggest? Learn to create neural networks for geological survey: from input data formation, and neural network creation to results visualization in form of special maps in the frame of “Neural networks for geological easement development” course.

For example – geological hazards mapping with application of neural network:

  1. To create a set of rules describing various geological hazards conditions: program “Rules”.
  2. To create a neural network by machine learning: program “Neural network”.
  3. To create a request with the use of geotechnical, geomorphological, geological and other maps, and trained neural network provides you with the most probable answer in the form of digital index: program “Request”.
  4. To create a map of different geohazards distribution: program “Map”.

In the example neural network is a part of applied geotechnical task solution.

The requirements for students are simple: to be a specialist with knowledge in mathematics at the level of 1 year of technical university, and understand programming at the beginner level.

You will receive a unique, not widely spread mathematic tool: master main ways of neural networks construction and application for practical tasks solving.

The course author Oleg Vadachkoriya, Doctor of Engineering, geophysicist, expert of Russian Committee for Construction, geo-engineering expert of Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, and a member of International Association for geo-engineering. Large projects completed: pipeline systems “Sakhalin 1, 2, 5”, “Angarsk-Nakhodka”, “BPS-3”, etc. ; layout of “Krasnaya Polyana” tourist complex, Geotechnical verification of Olympic venues and “Artek” ICC, Development strategy of Caucasian Spas, Development concept of alpine tourism of Crimea, etc.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL: enhanced options

MICROSOFT EXCEL: enhanced options

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With new course “MICROSOFT EXCEL. Enhanced options” you will learn to apply several free data science tools – PowerPivot, PowerMap and PowerQuery add-ins.

PowerPivot

Allows to connect different (files, databases, web-channel, etc.) and large (no volume limits) data sources. You can simultaneously work with data (create sophisticated data models, indicators, build PivotTables, diagrams, formulas, calculate, analyze and share results).

PowerMap

A tool for 3-D visualization of geographic and temporal data, analysis on a 3-D globe or custom map that shows it over time and creates visual tours. Various types of visualization – column chart, bubble chart, heat map, etc. It increases understanding of business data which is closely connected with geography and time flow.

PowerQuery

Facilitates the extraction of data of all sizes and formats (files, folders, databases, apps, Internet resources, social media, etc.) from different sources; cleanses and corrects data, transforms it to general format for further joint conversion. There are over 350 options.

Complementary for those who will successfully pass the final test: short course of Power View – add-in for data visualization and impressive presentation.

 PowerPivot map

In 5 days, you will know how to apply Microsoft Excel special modules and functions for practical tasks solving, how to plan an activity via information and communication technologies and enhanced options.

The course is developed by Anna Ignatenko – a leading trainer of data science and information technology faculty of SSU with 15-years’ experience.  MS Office package professional user.  R, VBA, Vensim, Mathcad programming language proficiency.  Completed training in sphere of data analysis and programming in Skolkovo and other educational centers.

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Budget and business planning

Budget and business planning

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Effective corporate finance management is based on correct business planning. Management accounting and budgeting allow to evaluate business and take business decisions at different levels, follow up budget implementation and increase company profit, develop and adjust developing scenario. It is a modern planning, resources allocation, motivation and control tool that manages company development.

Would you like to know how to implement management accounting and budgeting system, develop financial models, set operational budgets and calculate financials, efficiently manage current assets, draw up and analyze management reports?

At the course «Budget as a business planning tool” you will study:

  • To implement a modern budget management system focused on the company goals achieving;
  • To develop a financial structure of the company with detection of financial responsibility center, and effective budgeting methodology;
  • To create smooth organizational procedures and budgeting rules;
  • To analyze and control budget execution, understand deviation reasons;
  • To apply modern budgeting approaches and management without budget.

The course audience – managers of companies and departments, financial officers, economists and financial planners, chief accountants, accountants, financial analysts, managers, and auditors.

The course author – Evgeniya Vidischeva – Ph.D. in Economic Sciences, senior lecturer with 20-years’ experience in teaching, R&D, as well as in consulting of petroleum companies and banks.  Cooperation with international TACIS program, Small Business Fund, Olympic Heritage Department. Chief editing officer of «European Journal of Economic Studies».

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Smart field

Smart field

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«Smart field» is also known as “digital”, “cybernetic”, “integrated”, and “field of the future”…  There is no one fixed term but tendency is clear – artificial intelligent systems optimize field management.

It is time for petroleum specialists to be acquainted with available permanent-type monitoring and field development management systems, as well as to acquire skills for estimation of informative value and need for appliance, calculation of additional recovery efficiency.

Leading through the course «Smart field: from tools to optimization” by experienced specialist you can learn to choose the most appropriate technologies for monitoring system organization based on development complexity, to diagnose emerging challenges, and to propose optimal solutions.

The course program and training methodology are unique due to the demonstration of “smart wells” permanent-type monitoring technology with real case study, including advantages/disadvantages presentation depending on complication type. The course covers not only analysis of optimization cases based on diagnostic indicators  of permanent type monitoring, but also solution of efficiency improvement tasks with the use of up-to-date software.

Results of hydrodynamic monitoring, deconvolution algorithms application, and well interaction are analyzed with «Saphir» software. “Camerton” software is used for analysis of geophysical monitoring including the use of distribution fiber-optic indicators, results of chemical monitoring and automatic optimization decisions making.

Trainer of the course Danila Gulyaev, Ph.D. in Engineering, specialist of Polykod LLC (Sofoil) and Geophysical data system Department of Gubkin university (Russia). He has long-term experience in field development optimization, reservoir modeling, and applied analysis in Russia, South-East Asia, and Middle East with such companies as BashNIPIneft, Gazpromneft STC, Gazprom neft, Sibneft, etc.

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Modern well completion and workover techniques

Modern well completion and workover techniques

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The program of short course “Modern well completion and workover techniques: horizontal and multilateral wells. Rigless-techniques” allows students to develop a vision of well completion and workover techniques which are useful for practical implementation of business processes in petroleum sector.

Program uniqueness:

  • Systemizes long experience of complicated offshore fields development for complex approach to offshore and onshore operation of oil and gas fields;
  • Presents the most important information about new technologies for horizontal, smart and multilateral wells on the basis of advanced projects completion experience in Russia and abroad;
  • Detailed analyzes a downhole equipment of all completion types, its parameters and application criteria;
  • Considers challenging workover examples, and advanced rigless-technologies – coil tubing and logging cable operations in horizontal wellbore, features of flow stimulation of extended wells;
  • Much attention is given to economic component of optimal solution selection based on work planning for the whole life of the well.

Target audience

  • Engineers and specialists of operating and service companies involved in well completion and workover, execution and control of wellwork;
  • Reservoir engineers;
  • Specialists of manufacturers developing Russian alternatives of foreign downhole equipment.

Acquired skills and abilities:

  • Choice of optimum types of well construction and completion according to field development complexity;
  • Forecast of well operation problems before the start of construction and completion;
  • Selection of the most efficient workover solution and downhole operation method at operating facilities;
  • Initial economic assessment of new wells and ones need workover.

Course authors: Alexander Zavyalov and Dmitry Tikhonovsky – leading production engineers of company specialized in offshore fields’ development. They took part in execution of more than 50 projects for horizontal, smart and bilateral wells completion, and deviated wells workover. Alexander and Dmitry are co-authors of traditional workover rejection in favor of rigless-technologies concept.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL: professional programming

MICROSOFT EXCEL: professional programming

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Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) – programming language, included not only in Microsoft Office package but also in other software, i.e. AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CorelDRAW, WordPerfect, and ESRI ArcGIS.

VBA flexibility and learnability for non-professional coders popularizes it as individual tasks solution that includes simultaneous work in several Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, Eccess, etc.) with data integration and sharing.

Training course «MICROSOFT EXCEL. Professional programming with Visual Basic for Applications» will provide you with the skills of VBA application for practical tasks solving:

  • Create a macro (command program) for automatic tasks completion by a template (text formatting, cell padding, file export, data requests, data display, PivotTable construction, calculations, charting, reporting, data sorting, printing, display pushbutton moving, etc.).

Instead of long routine process (in several MSOffice programs), it is possible to achieve result faster and easily by VBA command (press of user-defined keyboard shortcuts, mouse click, etc.).

  • Create a program (app) with your own interface, operating in dialog box for different purposes (accounting, marketing, H&R, management, communication, project, production, etc.).  You work at particular window on the screen, as for example in 1C, Eclipse, tNavigator, and other software.

You acquire free software of your own design, increase your work productivity, and labour competitiveness.

Course program author – Anna Ignatenko , lead trainer of  data science and information technology faculty of SSU with 15-years’ experience.  MS Office package professional user.  R, VBA, Vensim, Mathcad programming language proficiency.  Completed training in Skolkovo and other educational centers in sphere of data analysis and programming.

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Machine Learning and Data Science

Machine Learning and Data Science

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The course aim: to provide oil and gas professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the main machine learning and data science methods, and acquire hands-on experience.

By the end of the course “ Machine Learning and Data Science for Upstream Professionals”  you will develop a solid understanding of  learning algorithms, methods of deep learning and interpretation of comprehensive models.

Acquired abilities:

  • understand the core concepts of machine learning and data science;
  • identify existing bottlenecks for machine learning methods application in your professional domain;
  • choose the most appropriate machine learning methods to solve a particular problem;
  • confidently apply the main machine learning methods in practice.

Audience: Reservoir Engineers, Geologists and Petrophysicists.

Prerequisite: the participants should have upstream domain knowledge. Prior programming experience is a plus but not required.

Building a confidence:

  • The main machine learning methods will be discussed and illustrated with multiple reusable code examples and real data sets, which can be used in further word in sphere of field development, production optimization, geological modeling, and rock physics;
  • Solutions of multiple problems related to reservoir engineering, geology and petrophysics will be demonstrated using state-of-art machine learning libraries.

Used technologies: Python, data preparation and analysis (SQL, Pandas), machine learning libraries (Scikit-learn,Tensorflow), cloud computing (Microsoft Azure Cloud).

Trainer: Vitali Molchan – Leading artificial intelligence methods specialist of ABN AMRO (Netherlands), professional with long experience in Oil & Gas business and Data Science/Predictive Analytics. Oil & Gas experience includes an extensive track record of successful projects with international upstream  companies in Europe, Africa, South America and Middle East, covering different field development stages from design engineering to field development monitoring and depleted reservoir production maintenance.

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Advanced geological modeling

Advanced geological modeling

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Geological modeling is always connected with the lack of direct measures. That is why petroleum geology tasks have a number of solutions, while models contain inaccuracies. Such situation requires the use of priori and indirect information, and performance of simulation algorithm configuration depends on geological structure features and final objective of the modeling.

Training course “Advanced geological modeling” can be interesting for professional 3D geological modelers with developed IRAP RMS skills.

Key feature of the program is advanced treatment of conceptual geological modeling stage and its influence on variation of further stages such as lithofacies and reservoir properties modeling. During the course students will study indirect information consideration while geological modeling.

The course program is variable and unique as everyone can adapt it according to relevant requirements and personal interests in geological modeling. Panel discussion format allows professionals to find out colleagues’ opinions, to share an experience, and to be encouraged by new ideas.

The course author Alexandra Zaboeva is an expert in sphere of conceptual geology and geological stimulation in Gazpromneft-STC, has a number of publications, scientific and methodical works. In addition, she is a candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences, and assistant professor of “Oil and gas fields’ development” department of TIU.

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Basic geological modeling

Basic geological modeling

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3D geological modeling becomes standard solution for such geological tasks as reserves estimation, field development, and reservoir management.

“Basic geological modeling” course provides young specialists (geologists, sedimentologists, petrophysicists, geoscientist, reservoir engineers, etc.) with fundamentals of geological simulation.

During the course students will:

  • study the stages and main methods of geological modeling;
  • learn how to form a database and create download file for 3D geological modeling;
  • master geological model quality control and further adjustment procedures.

As a result of the study, students develop 3D geological model with the use of specialized software IRAP RMS. Individual practical tasks are prepared for all students, and include step-by-step algorithm of modeling with IRAP RMS software. Algorithm is in accordance with standard modeling approach, and becomes recourse book for young geologists.

The course is developed by Alexandra Zaboeva - candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences, assistant professor of “Oil and gas fields’ development” department of TIU. Alexandra is an expert in sphere of conceptual geology and geological stimulation in Gazpromneft-STC, and has a number of publications, scientific and methodical works

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Advanced Microsoft Excel

Advanced Microsoft Excel

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Do you use Excel as a calculator? Do you think that the bubble chart skills make you an advanced user? Are you sure, you don’t need more Excel in your work?

Do you know that Microsoft Excel spreadsheet:

  • is a powerful tool facilitating daily routine;
  • can solve any calculation task with big data without coding;
  • statistically processes experiment results, solves optimization tasks, analyzes data base, etc.;
  • automates processes, has organizer functions, arrange e-documents flow, facilitates optimal decision making, and protects information;
  • is installed on almost all PC around the world, can be integrated with popular apps and add-ons, studied in schools and universities;
  • can replace a number of highly specialized and expensive software.

Consequently, the problem is not Excel obsolescence but a lack of skills. You will update your competence if complete our 5-day course “Advanced Microsoft Excel”.

Under the guidance of experienced trainer, you will learn:

  • analyze big data (including H&R, Supple and Demand data) and optimize it (i.e. draw up a table in adjusted template);
  • apply various complicated functions (including text, logic for check and analysis, and mathematic for data processing) and its combination for time-taking calculations (i.e. salary payroll depends on employees category and accounting conditions);
  • make the most use and adjust Excel working environment as per the tasks (menu setting: addition of favorite functions and deletion of unused);
  • apply specific Excel functions for acceleration and ease of calculations (data analysis functions: “Solver”, “Regression”, “Correlation”, “WHAT IF analysis”, etc.);
  • forecast on the basis of any numerical data (detection of trends and dependencies);
  • use collaborative work opportunities and data export from external programs.

The author and trainer Anna Ignatenko – Leading lecturer of Applied math and informatics department of SSU with 15 years of experience. She is professional user of MS Office; experienced in Vensim, Mathcad, R and VBA language programming; studied Data analysis and programming in Skolkovo and other education centers.

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Rock Physics

Rock Physics

Course announce

Formation physical properties (including elastic) are different scale, and depend on both rock composition and internal structure (microstructure). Every consequent scale has properties of previous one. Rock Physics provides a powerful tool for detection of physical properties (elastic wave rate, thermal and electrical conductivity, etc.) and microstructure parameters correlation.

The tasks of Rock Physics include selection of the physic-mathematical model that allows approximating theoretical value of elastic wave rate and measured data, and answering the question “What if…?” For example, how can fracture porosity increase, fracture opening, change of fluid type, kerogen content or even porosity influence elastic wave rate.

The course “Rock Physics for effective physical properties simulation” is developed for oil & gas specialists, and provides physics basis of Rock Physics methodology to select the most applicable rock study method among a range of different software packages. This is to increase validity of physical data interpretation, in particular configuration of voids.

Consideration of rock structure diversity according to different scales allows to solve the problem of core analysis and well-logging study dependencies connection.

Due to conventional reserves depletion the attention is paid to the development of nonconventional rocks such as hydrocarbon-bearing shale, Bazhenov, Domanic and Khadum suites. Many unconventional reservoir rocks are anisotropic. The course provides a basis of mathematic tools for anisotropic rock petro-elastic modeling. That allows students easily analyze publications base on effective anisotropic properties simulation.  Besides fractured anisotropic rocks such as carbonate rock, the course covers unconventional reserves anisotropy that is not always associated with orient fracturing. The study of anisotropic petro-elastic modeling principles is aimed at the increase of field data interpretation validity including avoidance of false excessive fissuring zone detection.

In addition, students will receive the answer to the following question “What to do in case you need to find out rock thermal conductivity that cannot be measured in the well, while you have rock velocity and electrical conductivity data?”  Such questions often arise while heavy oil field development and drilling of gas-hydrate formations.

The course is developed by Irina Bayuk – Chief research officer of RAS, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, a member of SEG, EAGE, SPE. The trainer has long-term work experience at Russian and foreign scientific and industrial Rock Physics projects.

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Oil-based flushing fluids

Oil-based flushing fluids

Course announce

The number of wells drilled with oil-based mud (OBM) in Russia is increasing from year to year. According to results of tenders documentation analysis 30% of wells were developed with use of oil-based drilling fluid services in 2020, while it was only 13% in 2019.

Hydrocarbon medium – neutral for formation rock - is the main advantage of oil-based fluids. OBM is characterized by minimal solid content, low fluid loss indicator, high hydrophobic, shale control, and tribotechnical properties. The range of OBM application includes low-pressure well drilling, well testing and control.

Training course “Modern technics of oil-based flushing fluids mixing and application” will help you:

  • To develop skills of OBM composition mixing, optimization and development;
  • To analyze the need of flushing fluid selection while drilling;
  • To acquire methods of oil-based flushing fluids optimization in high formation temperature conditions;
  • Efficiently select flushing fluid type and parameters according to subsurface conditions;
  • To control oil-based flushing fluids parameters to reduce the influence on bottom-hole formation zone;
  • To select equipment for oil-based flushing fluids application while drilling.

Acquired skills and knowledge are necessary for specialists of drilling companies, process technology services, flushing fluids laboratories and R&D centers.

The course author – Alena Chudnovskaya – lecturer of “Oil & gas well drilling” faculty of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University. She has long-term professional experience in R&D laboratories of LUKOIL-Engineering, KogalymNIPIneft, Gazpromneft STC, took part in development and adoption of drilling, flushing, well-killing fluids and emulsifiers.

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We are 10 years old!

We are 10 years old!

Celebrating the anniversary!

First decade is an outstanding event in the history of any company. Over the past years, OGE Academy has accumulated invaluable experience and formed excellent training team.  

So much has been achieved!

Five thousand petroleum engineers of more than 100 companies from 10 countries have upgraded their skills with us. Our course bank includes more than 170 unique professional development and retraining programs. Our main treasure is over 70 experienced trainers - both Russian and foreign petroleum experts.

So much is yet to come!

On the other hand, we are only 10 years old! We are looking forward to the future. We are ready to grow and move on with our colleagues, partners and friends whose support has made our success possible.  

We love what we do!

10 years is only first stage. Our Academy has perspectives for growth. Thank you, our students, for your trust, dedication and desire to develop with us!  Your wishes help us develop new educational programs, your comments and remarks are a source of motivation, and confirmation of fact that these years have passed with benefit!

We honor you, friends!

We appreciate that many of you stay with us for years. We will continue to delight you with new ideas and training programs, good mood and hearty welcome.

We sincerely thank our friends for kind words and good wishes!

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Fundamentals of HCS modeling

Fundamentals of HCS modeling

Course announce

High quality data collection and analysis are time-taking processes, and an integral part of regional basin modeling and planning of geological exploration activities.

Field data analysis and assessment is impossible without the knowledge of basin modeling fundamentals as this stage affects the validity of developed model and planning of drilling and exploration.

The course “Fundamentals of HCS modeling” is aimed at understanding of basin modeling methodology and developing of modeling skills.

The course program allows petroleum engineers to arrange knowledge of oil & gas source rock and its parameters, event scale, paleoreconstruction of sedimentary basin and tectonic structure features.

Acquired abilities after course completion:

  • Analysis of the results of basin modeling;
  • Paleoreconstruction of sedimentary basin;
  • Determination of generation time, critical moment and deposit integrity;
  • Collection of required data for basin modeling;
  • Generalization of the study result and performance report writing.

The author of the program is Sophia Verevochnikova, post-graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Gubkin State University with practical experience in such companies as Halliburton International, Gazpromneft STC, Aachen university, etc. Now she is a Ph.D. candidate of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

Nothing can be more practical than good theory!

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Environmental documentation for offshore projects

Environmental documentation for offshore projects

Course announce

Offshore field development and facilities are closely associated with environmental management and protection measures. The features of offshore projects ecological expertise are under Russian and international law.

Aspects of offshore project documentation design including engineering, construction and operation of marine systems are core of the “Environmental documentation for offshore projects” course:

  • Environmental conditions of offshore engineering;
  • Lifecycle of offshore project;
  • Offshore project types;
  • Eco-management of offshore projects;
  • State expert appraisal.

OGE Academy invites petroleum engineers involved in offshore activities and environmental management as well. The course program includes theoretic base and case studies for development of professional competencies including:

  • Use eco-management standards;
  • Design of environmental program;
  • Knowledge of Russian law in sphere of state expert appraisal;
  • Forecast and estimate environmental impact of offshore developments;
  • Develop industrial eco-monitoring programs.

The trainer and author of the course program Igor Kantargi - is a Doctor of Engineering Science, Professor of Moscow state university of civil engineering, expert in oceanology, wave and ice impact for offshore structures, eco-monitoring. Igor is a member of ASBE, Russian Academy of Ecology, Board of directors of International center for marine study of Black Sea countries. He has an experience of state expert appraisal of such projects as Sakhalin 1, Sakhalin 2, Varandey terminal, Shtokman gas storage,  Korchaginsky oil storage, Nord Stream pipeline system, etc.

Join our online course in January 2021!

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Decembrist 2020: meet you at OGE Academy

Decembrist 2020: meet you at OGE Academy

Wisdom and knowledge illume a person

Well-known “dark nights of Sochi” become longer in December. You can witness the shortest daylight and the longest night at pre-Christmas resort on the day of the winter solstice. Twilight in Sochi is a rare occurrence, and it’s more noticeable in the winter time. But decorated and illuminated palm trees won’t let you get lost while walking after Academy classes.

And we still have enough daylight to study in our comfortable UV-disinfected classrooms.  New up-to-date programs provided in December:

Rock Physics for reservoir modeling

December, 1 – 3

Ecological damage prevention: oil spill disasters

December, 1 – 3

Offshore developments

December, 7 – 11

Well Planning: process design for directional and horizontal wells drilling

December, 14 – 18

Horizontal and multilateral wells. Well completion. Smart wells

December, 14 – 18

Petroleum geochemistry

December, 21 – 24

It is a possibility to study effective medium theory of Rock Physics for reservoir simulation, process design and engineering for drilling on the base of Well Planning. The knowledge of marine objects development and ecological damage prevention is useful for offshore and near-shore area activity.

Petroleum geochemistry fundamentals are necessary for understanding of oil and gas accumulation process, fluid content and its further commercial development. Skills development in sphere of complex well completion promotes project economy optimization for conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons recovery.

Seeing off a tough year of Rag! Hope for prosperity in the year of Bull!

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Petroleum geochemistry

Petroleum geochemistry

Course announce

Geochemistry – Earth science that studies the spatial and temporal motion of matter and energy.  Data of geochemical surveys is used in resource industry and ecology.

The objective of “Petroleum geochemistry” course is to study practical aspects of oil & gas geology, prospecting and exploration fundamentals – theory of anthracides composition and its study methods.

The multiple-stage oil formation process is based on organic substance evolution. The course covers reconversion of structure, concentration and regularities of organic distribution from source biochemical entity to its transformation to hydrocarbons.

Oil & gas generation process takes place in source formations. Each time period is characterized by certain substance composition and its alteration products (oil & gas). Structure, concentration and organic conversion degree is a base for quantitative and qualitative reserves assessment by means of organic geochemistry and mathematic modeling.

The final result of the study can be affected by the lack of specialists’ competencies in selection of correct geochemical data. The course will teach you to collect, analyze and process geological data correctly, and to solve professional scientific & research tasks.

You will acquire geochemical anthracides fundamentals which give answers to the following questions: “What is the origin of oil?”, “What is oil accumulation and migration process?”, and “What are the main components of oil and gas, and its parameters?” and so on in 4 days of study.

The author of the course Sofia Verevochnikova – the graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University and National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University".  The trainer has professional experience in Gazpromneft-STC, Halliburton International GmbH; post-diploma work in RWTH Aachen University. Now Sofia is a postgraduate student of the Skolkovo University of Science and Technology.

Become unique and competitive specialist!

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November: trainings for professionals

November: trainings for professionals

Do not be ashamed to learn in adulthood:it is better to learn late than never Aesop

Training in the last month of autumn under the sign of Scorpio gives you its character features: leadership, passion and emotionality. This time we start with popular self-development courses:

Effective communication: maximum communication tactics (training)

November, 9-11

Stress management: individual action plan

November, 12-14

Personal effectiveness: planning and selfmotivation (training)

 

November, 16-18

Geomechanical modeling

 

November, 9-13

Geo-steering and M/LWD

 

November, 16-20

Petroleum system modeling for sedimentary basins

 

November, 23-27

Hydraulic fracturing design and control

 

November, 23-27

Reservoir simulation: modern approaches to design, application and assessment (expert level)

November, 23-27

Scorpions are great at scientific tasks solving and never stop until find out the truth. These abilities are expressed while geomechanical modeling, geo-steering and M/LWD technics studying.

Skills of creativity and task solution for effective management will be acquired by specialist in hydraulic fracturing and reservoir simulation. And phase of curious and active Sagittarius with his motivation and exploratory skills will facilitate in it.

As William C. Bryant said: “Autumn is the year's last, loveliest smile”. So let this smile bring you a lot of positive changes.

Wish you a fruitful autumn!

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Specialist training in October

Specialist training in October

As long as you live, keep learning Seneca

October is traditionally a month of gold autumn, weddings, colorful leaf fall and birds’ migration, heavy rains and first frost. We suggest our listeners not to prepare for winter sleep but to follow wise birds on their way to the south to become more competitive in the labour market according to Life-long Learning principles.

The world is changing, new visions and approaches appear, and what you studied a few years ago is going out of date. That’s why we provide the relevant courses for petroleum engineering in the IV quarter of 2020:

Basic Excel practical training for oil and gas professionals

September, 28 – October, 2

Offshore oil and gas facilities

September, 28 – October, 2

Advanced well log interpretation

October, 5 – 9

Applied well test design and analysis (gas)

October, 5 – 9

Advanced well test design and analysis (oil)

October, 5 – 9

Business assessment and decision making (online training)

October, 5 – 9

Basic Petroleum English

October, 12 – 16

Oil and gas production for non-specialists (online training)

October, 12 – 14

Effective Reservoir Management

October, 15 – 19

Advanced Petroleum English

October, 19 - 23

Advanced reservoir simulation: modern approaches to design, application and assessment

October, 19 - 23

Model control: part 1 - reservoir modeling

October, 19 - 23

Gas condensate study

October, 26 - 29

Offshore drilling (online training)

October, 26 - 30

Reservoir simulation: practical aspects

October, 26 - 30

The Life-long Learning concept is a leading trend in professional education for more than 60 years, supported by governments under the patronage of UNESCO.

The lifetime is not enough to master all professional development trainings of OGE Academy!

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Course announce

Geo-steering and M/LWD technics

Course announce

Increase of drilling efficiency and oil recovery index – critical tasks for petroleum sector. Correct wellbore location relating to reservoir allows to increase these parameters.

Measurement and Logging While Drilling (M/LWD) are actively used for horizontal wells geo-steering (HW, HS, and HBW) and complex tasks solution since the 20s of XX century:

  • Hole drilling within target range;
  • Jamming of production casing shoe at a planned elevation with a certain inclination angle;
  • Intercept of formation top and bottom, etc.

Short course “Geo-steering and M/LWD technics” includes full circle of geological monitoring and construction of geo-steering models. Training program provides real-time reports, petrophysical interpretation of well log data, geo-monitoring efficiency assessment.

Acquired abilities:

  • Estimate effectiveness and quality of applied geo-steering methods;
  • Implement monitoring of telemetry for better well construction control and NPT reduction;
  • Apply acquired knowledge for high quality monitoring;
  • Complete express estimation of telemetry station and directional drilling performance in sphere of logging quality, images and inclinometry in real time;
  • Advanced competencies in data density, logging interpretation and corrections applied in measurement techniques.

Distinctive features of course are as follow:

  • advanced treatment of M/LWD technics in the context of geo-steering;
  • a great number of individual and group tasks for practical skills training;
  • flexibility and usability – structure and materials make course useful for both experienced engineers and recent graduate.

The trainer – Boris Dmitriev – graduate of Moscow State Technical University named after N. E. Bauman, Chief specialist of geo-monitoring department of Rosneft subsidiary (IGiRGI JSC). Boris is an operating specialist in geo-steering, involved in monitoring of all production subsidiaries of the company; has experience as a  M/LWD engineer in Schlumberger Company, as well as field experience in Western Siberia (onshore) and Astrakhan (offshore) fields.

Count on leaders’ technologies!

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Velvet September calls for studying

Velvet September calls for studying

The more you know the stronger you are

OGE Academy provides a record number of short courses in September:

Effective communication: maximum communication tactics (training)

August, 31 – September, 4

Enhanced oil recovery: geological and technological aspects

August, 31 – September, 4

Reservoir fluid sampling and PVT analysis

September, 7 – 11

Geomechanical modeling

September,14 – 18

Business assessment and decision making

September,14 – 18

Applied well test design and analysis (oil)

September,14 – 18

Applied well test design and analysis (gas)

September,14 – 18

Basic geological modeling

September,14 – 18

Advanced geological modeling

September,21 – 25

Reef complexes

September,25 – 27

Advanced Excel practical training for oil and gas professionals

September,28 – October, 2

Drilling Fluid Engineering

September,28 – October, 2

It's emblematic to celebrate Knowledge Day (1 of September) at Personal growth training because continuous learning and new skills acquisition is a core of it.

Oil and gas engineers can celebrate their professional Day in Sochi studying Effective communication technics, EOR or Reservoir fluid modeling.

In honor of International Democracy Day we suggest the choice – 5 courses for specialists in geological and reservoir modeling, oil and gas well testing, economy and management.

Learners of Reef complexes can join Cross-country Race of Nations at Sochi health path, while Advanced Excel users and chemists are able to express congratulations to their trainers on the coming Teachers’ Day.

Skills and knowledge come with time…

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Effective Reservoir Management

Effective Reservoir Management

Course announce

Course “Effective Reservoir Management” is developed for petroleum engineers and related sectors specialists. Course program is designed to study and understand the fundamentals of reservoir engineering and integrated approach to field development.

Course content is addressed to engineers interested in competence training in sphere of uncertainties reduction, deposits development, design of wellwork program and field development efficiency improvement.

Intense 5-day course include:

  • Formation properties and fluid flow concept;
  • Field research: traditional and hi-tech (well logging, testing, MDT, XPT, FEWD, solid tracers);
  • Development system (determination, well placing, well density and oil recovery index calculation);
  • Waterflooding plan and analysis;
  • Wellwork program development and effect calculation (hydraulic fracturing, BHT, well and multihole completion);
  •  Well testing (production decline and block analysis, material balance, one-dimensional and numerical modeling);
  • Operational management tools (Hall plot, ABC plot, unhomogeneity ratio, dashboard, associated water analysis, analogue method).

Course includes case studies, practical exercises on individual and team basis.

Acquired abilities:

  • determine key spheres and tasks of reservoir management; 
  • apply analytical methods of field data processing and conclude about design parameters deviations;
  • apply engineering methods of layer management and analysis;
  • design complex monitoring, secondary analysis and wellwork programs aimed at development system optimization.

The author – Evgeny Ivanov - Chief specialist of geology department of Taas-Uryah Neftegazodobycha, graduate of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Associate Professor of the Department of Petroleum Engineering of Irkutsk State Technical University. Evgeny has professional experience in TomskNIPIneft, Inzh-Geo-Enisey, Norilsk Geology, etc.

Good prospects!

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In August 2020

In August 2020

August brings harvest to all but not to lazybones

In the last and “divine” summer month we continue to upgrade and gather the harvest of knowledge and skills.

Despite the number of August festivals there is still enough time to take a petroleum course and grow in professional sphere:

Reef complexes

August, 3-6

Basic well log interpretation

August, 10-14

Modern EOR technics

August, 10-14

Basic Petroleum English

August, 17-21

Advanced well test design and analysis (oil)

August, 17-21

Advanced Petroleum English

August, 24-28

Successful international cooperation: features of business communication with foreign partners

August, 24-28

Effective communication and personal growth (based on Schultz von Thun and Riemann-Tomanna models)

August, 31 – September, 4

Enhanced oil recovery: geological and technological aspects

August, 31 – September, 4

Our up-to-date programs are practice focused and meet occupational standards’ and employers’ requirements for oil and gas sphere.

Go ahead for new skills!

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Reservoir simulation

Reservoir simulation

Course announce

There are instances where history matching is realized in frame of standard procedures. But sometimes it becomes more complicated and cannot be completed by valid reservoir engineering methods.

Geology and field development is closely related as formation properties are defined by its origin, internal structure, and sublayers mutual arrangements. The more formation features is considered in modeling, the higher model validity. Modeling in the frame of stratigraphic lines based on mathematical tools of software will not lead to model quality increase. Such models are characterized by high statistical precision of input data and modeling parameters, but they can be useless.

Simulation quality increase is a task for reservoir engineer. He determines difficulties in simulation modeling and after geologist can explain it according to formation structure and features.

The aim of the “Multidisciplinary approach to reservoir simulation” course is to improve professional competencies of engineers in sphere of geological modeling of heterogeneity or formation structure features. The main attention is paid to the modeling basis – well sections correlation.

Algorithm for correlation method study:

  • Conceptual modeling based on sedimentological core analysis;
  • Practice of paleotectonic analysis;
  • Study of correlation features in different facial origin sediments;
  • Detailed correlation to determine formation structure features affecting fluid filtering.

The authors of course program – Nataliya Yankova and Liliya Kadochnikova.

Nataliya Yankova – Chief Expert for geological modeling of NOVATEK, expert of State Reserves Commission. Trainer has a professional experience in geological department of Surgutneftegas, Saratovneftegas, UganskNIPIneft, TNK-BP. Specialization – preparation of geological base for simulation of complex structure deposits. Engaged in increase of models quality by geologists and other specialists cooperation.

Liliya Kadochnikova – Chief Expert for reservoir modeling of NOVATEK. Research interests: reservoir engineering, increase of simulation quality, EOR modeling.

Approved training method!

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Start of full-time season: July courses

Start of full-time season: July courses

Month of Julius Caesar

Start of full-time season: July courses

Month of Julius Caesar

Good news! Krasnodar region is resuming the activity of professional training sphere. And OGE Academy starts live short courses!

We plan the following geological, geophysical and personal development courses for the top of the summer:

Multidisciplinary approach to reservoir simulation

June, 29 – July, 3

Reservoir simulation: practical aspects

June, 29 – July, 3

Basic reservoir simulation: modern approaches to design, application and assessment

July, 6 - 10

Basic geological modeling

July, 13 – 17

Production logging and well monitoring

July, 20 – 24

Basic Excel practical training for oil and gas professionals

July, 20 – 24

Hotels, malls, cafes, parks and beaches are already opened in Sochi! OGE Academy meets all Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing requirements for health safety of students. First post-quarantine groups will get compliments!

See you!

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Geomechanical modeling

Geomechanical modeling

Course announce

Geomechanical modeling is becoming more and more relevant for hydrocarbon field development. It covers such important tasks as: successful drilling, fracking design optimization, forecast of reservoir properties changes during field development, surface subsided prevention, etc. Geomechanic is often discussed in frame of fractured fields’ development.

The aim of the “Geomechanical modeling” course is introducing of main algorithms and solutions of geomechanical modeling.  Significant attention is paid to fundamentals: mechanics of deformable solids is an important part of the program. Course completion allows solving applied geomechanical tasks, and understanding its physical basis.

You will acquire following knowledge:

  • Theoretical base of deformable solids mechanics;
  • Main stages of rock mass mechanical properties modeling according to geophysical data;
  • Approaches to rock mass stressed-deformed state calculation;
  • Applied geomechanical tasks solutions;
  • Modern tools for geomechanics tasks solving;

Training helps you to upgrade your skills in sphere of geomechanical modeling, be able to match results of modeling with volume and quality of initial data, conclude about geomechanical modeling reasonability in different situations.

Trainer and author of the course – Nikita Dubinya, Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, graduate of Moscow Physical &Technical Institution, research scientist of The Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Head of offshore surveys laboratory of MPTI. As well as the author of a number of studies dedicated hydrocarbon fields geomechanics. Trainer has an experience in geomechanical modeling for Gazpromneft, Lukoil, Rosneft companies.

Course program is based on modules “Deformable solids mechanics” (MPTI) and “Applied geomechanical tasks solutions” (MSU).

This is what you need for practice!

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Ready for 2021

Ready for 2021

Lets grab the bull by the horns

«Let’s grab the bull by the horns»

Embolismic 2020 year turned out to be difficult for all of us. During its first half we’ve realized all predictions including efforts, determination and need for full mobilization.

We’d like to hope for the smooth and productive following year of White Metal Bull. According to UN resolution 2021 is the year of creative economy for sustainable development, the year of fruits and vegetables, the year of peace and belief.

OGE Academy prepared for you preliminary training schedule for 2021 and will continue to update it with new courses and training programs.

Let’s wish the next year be more favorable for all of us, and our companies – be fast-growth reliable partners.

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June courses

June courses

June is the gateway to summer

The sphere of supplementary education is recovering together with quarantine loosening measures. And we are hopeful for stable work in traditional face-to-face form.

In first summer month we provide 8 training programs:

Applied well test design and analysis (gas)

June, 1-5

Applied well test design and analysis (oil)

June, 1-5

Horizontal and multilateral wells. Well completion. Smart wells

June, 1-5

Effective communication: maximum communication tactics (training)

June, 15 –17

Stress management: individual action plan

June, 18 – 20

Personal effectiveness: planning and self-motivation (training)

June, 22 – 24

Multidisciplinary approach to reservoir simulation

June, 29 – July, 3

Reservoir simulation: practical aspects

June, 29 – July, 3

Month of summer solstice and goddess of fertility Unona will assist in health recovery and improvement with local fruits and berries such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, medlars, mulberries, apricots and peaches.

Great opportunity to mix business with pleasure and delicacies!

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Reservoir simulation: practical aspects

Reservoir simulation: practical aspects

Course announce

Course “Reservoir simulation: practical aspects” can be interesting for both young specialists who only start work with filtration models and experienced engineers.

Course program covers well-known issues for engineers in sphere of reservoir simulation:

  • Structural net and mesh dimension selection, as well as extra options application (downscaled patches, etc.). What kind of issues can occur and how to act?
  • Void model selection. Is a multiple (double) area model the only possibility to describe fractured reservoirs’ processes?
  • Hydrocarbon physical model setting. When to use “black oil” model instead of complex compositional model? What the features of “live” and “dead” oil, dry and wet gas model?
  • The choice of initial conditions setting method.  Consequences of  inequilibrium and equilibrium initialization. What is the difference between oil-water contact and free water mirror? Features of j-function calculation and application.
  • The choice of boundary conditions setting method. Analytical and numerical models of aquifer. What the features of sectorial modeling?

Students study principles and methods of models adaptation since model setting to real data and development history is mandatory stage of simulation.

For better understanding of what model parameters and how influence model behavior course provide explanation of flow between nodes and inflow from node to well calculation mechanisms. The impact of capillary pressure and wettability in modeling are provided.

The trainer and author of the program is Sergey Kurelenkov – graduate and active trainer of Heriot-Watt University with “Reservoir simulation” program. Has more than 15 years’ experience of geological and hydrodynamic modeling. Over the past 4 years he is the head of Design and Simulation department of RUSVIETPETRO Company and is responsible for support of carbonate fields’ constant models.

Get knowledge proved by many years' experience!

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Drilling Fluid Engineering

Drilling Fluid Engineering

Course announce

Firstly use of drilling fluids for oil and gas wells was suggested by French engineer Fowell in 1833. Drilling fluids content is transformed to increase speed and reliability of wells construction and operation according to results of geological cross-section of field.

Relevance of applied technologies is connected with decrease of easily recoverable reserves and operation in difficult subsurface conditions. Complication of wells raises requirements for quality and flushing fluids properties.

Course Drilling Fluid Engineering” includes:

  • theory of use of polydisperse systems as flushing fluids at drilling of oil and gas wells;
  • chemical base of mixing and analysis of drilling fluids, in particular content and functions of drilling fluids, control of parameters;
  • drilling fluids impact on wellbore sustainability, damage, fluid losses, sticking.

Course completion allows to acquire knowledge on types and features of flushing fluid systems chose, and main laboratory tests applied on fields.

You’ll be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills to solve engineering tasks such as:

  • optimize drilling fluid quality by chemical processing and set prescribed physic-chemical and technological properties;
  • understand mechanism of drilling fluids flow and hydrodynamic parameters impact on drilling process;
  • perform accounting on required amount of components for treatment of certain amount of flushing fluid;
  • chose type and content of drilling fluids considering nature and influence of geological and technological factors;
  • apply technological criteria for quality assessment of flushing fluids at oil and gas wells construction.

Acquired knowledge and improved skills allow to construct well more efficiently, decrease drilling costs and significantly increase reservoir productivity.

Author and trainer – Maxim Frolov – Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, Engineer of Drilling fluids department of Schlumberger company. Experience in petroleum sector – 12 years, including 3 years as trainer in MI SWACO company. Now Maxim is responsible for current project support and new technologies implementation in KhMAD, By the way he has an experience with different systems of drilling fluids, including hydrocarbon basis fluids.

Chemistry – chose of the wise!

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Geological steering

Geological steering

Course announce

Today many fields can be characterized with such parameters as complicated geological structure and low reservoir quality. Directional and horizontal holes are applied for its development. Well productivity, cover of deposits and economic efficiency of drilling depend on geo-steering.

On-line geological steering allows making drilling decisions based on deposit geological structure. Updated geological data increases productive formation development according to stages of its study.

To upgrade your qualification join our short course «Horizontal and directional drilling». Course is developed by Anton Epikhin – operating engineer and professional trainer with more than 10 years’ experience in sphere of directional well construction.

The study is organized in form of lecture and seminar with apply of case studies, brainstorm, TRIZ and tasks for acquiring practical skills.

Acquired abilities:

  • construction features and general principles of telemetric system;
  • technological equipment adaptability for directional wells construction;
  • measurement and data communication principles at well construction;
  • construction and operational principals of technological equipment for directional drilling and telemetric systems sensor.

This course is developed for drilling, well test and workover engineers, geologists, geophysics, supervisors and project managers interested in study of modern technics and telemetric equipment for navigational and geophysical steering and workover.

After course completion you will be able to solve following practice tasks in chose and verification of drilling equipment for directional well construction:

  • to choose telemetric equipment for different geological factors;
  • to design and validate well deviation equipment for different surface conditions;
  • to analyze technical condition of telemetric system at different operational stages;
  • to evaluate well surface conditions and select directional drilling technology.

Course program is developed according to professional standard requirements such as “Oil and gas production, processing and transportation” and educational standard “Applied geology, mining and petroleum engineering, geodesy”.

The course that you deserve!

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Courses in May

Courses in May

Hope for the better

Hope for the better 

Human’s started to apply ultraviolet rays in medicine since XIX century. If believe some spirited forecasts of modern scientists, disinfecting properties of sun light can assist in the fight against coronavirus.

Solar UV-Index in Sochi reaches a high (close to extreme) level in May. Therefore, strict self-isolation regime and sanitary measures at resort and the whole country allow us to hope for work normalization in May.

If quarantine ends in the May holidays, we will be glad to see you at our courses:

Advanced Petroleum English

May, 11–15

Artificial lift

May, 18–22

Deviated well construction

May, 18–21

Advanced reservoir simulation: modern approaches to design, application and assessment

May, 25–29

Modern technics of well testing

May, 25–29

This year our partner – Metallurg Sanatorium located 50 meters from the Academy provides students with the opportunity to receive additional paid services: buffet meals, specialist consultations, health-improving practices, indoor pool with sea water, etc.

The victory is always ours!

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Go to self-isolation

Go to self-isolation

This too shall pass

Dear colleagues, partners and students! Dear friends!

Together with the whole country we’ll stay home next week. Due to modern technologies we’ll keep in touch. Contact us on email or mobile, we promise to answer as soon as possible.

Let’s spend this time with maximum benefit: we’re working on new training programs and online courses materials. If you have any ideas or wishes don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please, reveal your social liability – stay home. Think about your relatives and friends health.

See you soon!

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Online training: our response to Covid-19

Online training: our response to Covid-19

The greatest wealth is health

Dear friends,

Due to preventive measures for COVID19 in Russia we are ready to organize online trainings.

In case among our students there are people whose Company has temporary restrictions for trips, or who afraid of travelling, we can provide distant short courses.

We guarantee the quality of online training will be the same as our customers used to. Tools of distant training - Academy training web portal and various assistive technologies.

Stay healthy, cheerful and spirited!

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PVT analysis

PVT analysis

Course announce

Five-day short course includes basic theory of PVT analysis, case studies and practice. The program is designed to sequentially guide students from basic knowledge to more complicated terms and concepts.

In process of training you will find out details of reservoir fluid sampling process, study features of lab testing, basis of primary data analysis and will be able to prove fluid properties at State Reserves Committee and Central Development Commission of Russian Federation.

What is the purpose of "Slim tube" work and what the reasons for different bubble-point pressure of reservoir fluid and formation pressure at gas-liquid contact? What is the difference between flocculation and retrograde condensation? Why "compressibility" is not a synonym for supercompressibility factor?

Answers to these and other questions you can find at our course.

You will get the opportunity to implement the responsibilities of PVT specialist, reservoir fluid simulation engineer and reserves assessment specialist as well as learn up-to-date technics of data analysis. Acquired and developed skills will facilitate further professional growth.

Author of course - Pavel Guzhikov – an expert with 23-years’ experience of analysis, approval and simulation of reservoir fluids properties in a range from heavy and volatile oil to near-critical fluids and gas-condensate at fields of Western and Eastern Siberia, Sakhalin, Orenburg and Saratov region, sidewall of Peri-Caspian Depression, Kazakhstan, Venezuela and Iran. By the way Pavel has an experience in database and fluid analysis module development.

Register for our September workshop!

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How to defend yourself from forgery?

How to defend yourself from forgery?

Intelligence is not in diplomas and certificates,but in correctly made decisions

«Intelligence is not in diplomas and certificates,but in correctly made decisions»

Specialists and employers are interested in validity of professional education certificates. Today when there are a number of educational organizations of various types and forms of ownership on the market, we should be careful in making chose and check not only license.

According to law educational institutions have to upload information on all issued diplomas and certificates to Federal Education Certificates Register (FECR) since 2013.

The main idea of FECR is elimination of corruption and circulation of forged documents in education sphere. FECR gives employers the opportunity to check the validity of employee or candidate diplomas.

Confidentiality is insured by multilevel encryption during data acquisition and impossibility to get information without accurate educational certificate details.

Firstly registration was mandatory only for higher and secondary professional education certificates. But since 2019 all additional professional education organizations have to register issued certificates and diplomas.

OGE Academy registers all educational documents in database on a regular basis providing public with verifiable information on its activity. This way we provide additional protection of education quality.

Have you checked your diploma?

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Oil & gas well testing design and analysis

Oil & gas well testing design and analysis

Course announce

Hydrocarbon reserves become more and more difficult to recover. Petroleum companies develop deposits with complex G&G parameters: low permeability, contact zone, complicated geological structure. Complication of fields and deposits leads to well test methodology development.

Academy training programs are designed for well test, reservoir, model and well intervention engineers.

Our educational programs allow to organize knowledge and better understand the applicability of different oil (basic and advanced) and gas (basic and advanced) well testing, results validity and its application methods.

After study completion you will be able:

- to improve the quality of well testing, information support, immediate supervision of field development;

- to reduce costs of sampling and analyses with use of Saphir (KAPPA) / PanSystem (Weatherford) software for oil and gas fields modeling.

Courses have practical focus and examples of modern well test technologies application at fields from all over the world.

Trainer - Vladimir Krichevsky – graduate of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, experienced in automation of data processing with application of digital intelligence methodology. Expert in field development control with many years' experience in scientific center of Petroleum Company.

Vladimir Krichevsky is a head of well testing department of international service company  Sofoil, and is responsible for introduction of new technologies of well testing and its interpretation. He is the author of a number of scientific articles devoted to field development control as well as participant of conferences and forums.

Don’t miss courses in June (basic level), August and October (advanced level)!

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Academy in Egypt: expanding horizons

Academy in Egypt: expanding horizons

Academy in Egypt: expanding horizons

OGE Academy as a part of OILTEAM Company delegation took part in annual petroleum exhibition EGYPS 2020. This year company exposition attracts attention with technological know-how and innovative engineering solutions.

Visitors could get acquainted with the innovative technologies and typical solutions of OILTEAM Company for early production, exploration and well testing, as well as with new training programs of personal and professional development.

OILTEAM Company realizes a range of large-scale projects on Egyptian market, including ones in professional education sphere. Look forward to the first Academy courses in Egypt!

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April courses

April courses

Apricus warmed by the sun (lat.)

We’d be glad to see you at our short-term advanced training courses on personal and professional development in April 2020:

Team building and development: effective management of group processes

April, 6–10

Successful international cooperation: features of business communication with foreign partners

April, 12–16

Effective Reservoir Management

April, 13–17

Business assessment and decision making

April, 20–24

Horizontal directional drilling

April, 27–30

 

Our trainers are petroleum experts with many years' experience. This year we updated all educational programs according to relevant trends of the industry.

Considering the wishes of our students we suggest interesting leisure time activities with support of our partner – reliable sightseeing company.

Welcome to spring Sochi!

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March training

March training

We start!

 We begin New Academic Year with well-known and new short courses developed by our trainers:

Applied well test design and analysis (oil)

March, 2-6

Dropped objects prevention system at drilling and downhole facilities

March, 16-18

Subsea production

March, 23-27

Basic Petroleum English

March, 23-27

 

After course completion you will be awarded with certificate of competence development included in Federal Education Certificates Register. That allows you and your employer check certificates validity in FESR system.

Looking forward to seeing you at our courses!

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Triggers, procrastination, pecha-kucha and even more

Triggers, procrastination, pecha-kucha and even more

We know what we are, but not what we may be (W. Shakespeare)

Developing the ideas of famous English play-writer OGE Academy provides training courses to assist you in recognition and application of your latent opportunities.

 

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: MAXIMUM COMMUNICATION TACTICS (TRAINING)

Communication seems to be so easy, we communicate with different people every day. But why is the fear of public speaking still one of the most popular? During the training you will learn more about communication nature and its effectiveness; try various types of public speech and set up a personal communication skills development program under the supervision of experienced trainer.

 

PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS: PLANNING AND SELFMOTIVATION (TRAINING)

What does it mean “to be effective”? Singletasking or multitasking? How to find internal resources? How to concentrate on the main issue? How to focus on result not melting in the process? Why self-management and self-motivation are necessary? What planning tools are more effective? Procrastination: is it good or bad? You will receive answers to these and many other questions during the training.

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT: INDIVIDUAL ACTION PLAN

Pessimism, antipathy to any communication, lack of pleasure, insomnia, sleepiness, forgetfulness, chronic fatigue, irritation, soreness, nervousness, apathy, stress… If some of these issues look familiar for you it is highly likely that you are on the way to professional burnout. This training is dedicated to such questions as how to keep oneself under stress and not allow negative operational or personal factors to start burnout process. You will be able to define your triggers and ways of using it, acquire methodology and tools for stress factors resistance.

 

The author and provider of course Zykova I.U. has 15 years’ experience in major Russian companies and governmental institutions (Russian Railway, Sberbank, Rosneft, SEZ ALABUGA, Aljans, Rosatom Corporation etc.).

 

Trainer personality, regular training (Erickson International, Equator Trainings, Exect business training, ECOPSI Consulting, SHL Business Psychologist, PM Expert, MSUFA) and absorption in process guarantee positive result as well as personal and professional growth.

 

Are you ready to act?

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Academy at Scientific Conference

Academy at Scientific Conference

The job of science is to serve people » (Lev Tolstoy)

Delegation of OGE Academy took part in “The International G&G Conference and Exhibition: Advanced Exploration and Development Technologies. GeoEurasia – 2020”.

Following challenges and perspectives of petroleum sector development were discussed on the forum site: subsurface management and exploration, foreign service markets, new oil and gas accumulation areas, regional geoscience, geological and economic analysis, seismic, well testing and its interpretation, offshore studies, etc.

In our educational programs you will find all up-to-date concepts and approaches for Oil & Gas industry.

Thank you for your interest to our educational programs!

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The brain needs training too

The brain needs training too

Course announce

Training – a way to get new information and acquire practical skills by intense activity practice allows achieving desired results within a short time.

We suggest you to change the scenery, leave your “shell” and attend our trainings for personal and professional development. Believe us if you want to grow professionally, overcome fears and self-doubt, broaden opportunities and boost revenues you need training!

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Training No. 1. Team building and development: effective management of group processes

Every manager faces undisguised or concealed struggle within team. “Finger pointing”, conflicts, competition, opposition as a matter of principle – processes that can lead to full disorder. Destructive working atmosphere results in production decrease, disorganization and qualified personnel losses. Thinking that problems would settle by themselves means being under the illusion. The better Leader is ready for inevitable dynamic of group processes the more likely he will achieve good results considering abilities of all team members.

Training No. 2. Successful international cooperation: features of business communication with foreign partners

What does the famous Chinese smile mean? What can facilitate communication with Arab partner? How start acquaintance with German colleges? What contract execution process in different countries? The training will answer all these and other questions in sphere of intercultural business communication. Course participants will get the opportunity to study features of different business cultures and look at themselves through German, Chinese or Arabic “cultural glasses”.

 Training No. 3. Effective communication and personal growth (based on Schultz von Thun and Riemann-Tomanna models)

When a person comes in contact with other people, he has great opportunities to build successful and mutually satisfying relationships. But at the same time he faces a lot of dangers to ruin these relations. Shades in interpersonal communication are complex and not always distinguishable. Different levels of what is said and heard leads to chronic misunderstanding, which is a potential source of conflict. Training gives ones the opportunity to study modern achievements of European communication phycology, analyze own communicative habits and get practical skills of effective and authentic communication building.

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Leading by certified trainer from Germany – Mariya Ransberger (Universität Hamburg, IKUD, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Universität Bayreuth) you will discover hidden internal resources, master new methods of interaction and management, acquire valuable self-development and promotion skills, as well as receive adequate feedback.

 

Reshape yourself!

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English for Oil & Gas: workshop

English for Oil & Gas: workshop

Course announce

The course is addressed to managers and specialists of Oil & Gas companies operating at international market. Training program includes:

  • Intensive learning of Petroleum English;
  • In-depth study of terminology;
  • Up-to-date methods of training.

 

Studying process is based on updated documentation and material analysis in combination with practical cases and verbal communication for reinforcement of learning. By taking 8 hours a day for learning you will improve your level in 5 days.

We provide several course options:

  • For engineers (basic and advanced);
  • For management (basic and advanced).

Training will allow you to broaden your petroleum vocabulary, improve audio perception of English speech and keep professional dialogue with foreign colleges. You’ll be able to share your personal opinion on professional issues, make assumptions and conclusions, write a report or make presentation.

Authenticity and uniqueness of training methodology provide:

  • Plunge into petroleum vocabulary;
  • Practice of language;
  • Updated materials;
  • On-going result monitoring;
  • Interchange of individual and group trainings;
  • Study of useful phrases and remembering without rote learning;
  • Development of listening and speaking skills to spontaneity and automatism level.

 

Trainer of course Mila Beloslutceva – PhD, translator and teacher with 20 years of experience, participant of International projects such as 7RP, Tempus, Erasmus+. Qualification of trainer is confirmed by certificates: “Case-study Writing”  of Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester city, Great Britain); E-URAL Training for Russian Researchers, FP7 of the European Commission; Marketing, Management and Self-Financing, International Verband der Deutschen Kultur, GmbH GTZ.

It’s time to speak English!

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Not only gravity is to blame

Not only gravity is to blame

Course announce

Dropped objects – is the most frequent cause of industrial accidents. Both small screw and huge derrick can fall.

Lack of system approach to equipment operation and control can lead to injuries, fatalities, loss of company assets and long downtime for investigation and damage control. Oil and gas companies are aware of the possible consequences of dropped objects, and develop corporate control and preventive policies.

Experience of such companies as KCA Deutag, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Weatherford, Baker Hughes Shell, Sakhalin Energy, Salym Petroleum shows the possibility of development and implementation of effective preventive system which allows to achieve high production results and prevent incidents regardless equipment origin or operation region.

The new course “DROPPED OBJECTS PREVENTION SYSTEM AT DRILLING AND DOWNHOLE FACILITIES” is developed for managers, drilling, well completion and workover engineers, HSE specialists and field supervisors of oilfield service companies.   

During the course you will know:

  • Causes of dropped objects. World statistic. Forbidden equipment and practice. How calculate the potential of dropped object.
  • Fastening technologies, functional principle and inspection technics. General rules for equipment safety use.
  • Equipment maintenance. Methodology for equipment inspection. Illustrated instructions. Third parties’ equipment.
  • Working at height and equipment utilization. Pre- and post-operation check. Equipment control at height. Staff fixing.
  • High-risk areas in logistic and handling activities. Dunnage. Formation of effective communication lines.  The best practices of operation with cargo.
  • Dangerous factors at working with tubes. Pre-operation checks. Planning and equipment requirements.
  • Work with equipment while drilling and downhole activities. Setting of temporary and permanent facilities. Dealing with third parties’ equipment. Equipment inspection after unscheduled events and modification of terms. Work with drawworks.
  • Zoning of sites and its supervision. Effective control (selection of blocks) for different sites. Multiple operations control.

Course consists of theoretical readings and practical tasks that allow reinforcing gain knowledge through simulation and game. Acquired skills and knowledge based on studying of the best world practices are universal for development of corporate dropped object prevention system. All information on personnel management and technological safety meets Russian Law requirements and international standards.

Trainer of the course – Andrey Grigoriev - chief specialist of Academy, expert in petroleum company management and technogenic safety with 12 years’ experience in oil and gas companies such as Rosneft, Surgutneftegas, Salym Petroleum.

Personal achievements – realization of DROPS programs, “Work at height”, “Fire line”, Hands Free, HSE Case, Well Control, implementation of “Safe production culture” at Salym project, personal professional trainings (IWCF, NEBOSH, HAZID, DROPS Training, internal ISO 45001 audit).

Learn to ensure sustainability!

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Consulting creative form of business training

Consulting creative form of business training

The one knowing what is profitable is wise!

Experts of OGE Academy continue working on up-to-date form of business training mobile consulting meetings with managers and specialists of petroleum companies aimed to discussion of improvement of business management issues.

This time meeting with representatives of oil and gas company was held on December 9-11 in Sochi city. The topic of meeting Well completion: the best world practices and foreign companies experience.

Participants discussed current aspects influencing rise in the efficiency of production and service companies:
- cases and advantages of horizontal and multihole wells use in certain geological conditions for particular oil-recovery and exploration methods;
- production forecast methods for horizontal and multihole wells considering inflow into well;
- well logging features, continuous monitoring and analysis of horizontal and multihole wells operation;
- methods of engineering support for run-in-hole operation to complex wells and others.

Consultancy program was developed by company request considering its operation specific and interests. As a result of active discussion original solutions of operating objectives were developed.

Would appreciate providing exclusive expertise and personnel training for you!

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Happy upcoming New 2020 Academic Year!

Dear friends,

Its time to get ready for new academic year!

Especially for you we developed Training Schedule for 2020.

We suggest you educational programs for professional development in the following sectors of oil and gas industry:

1. Offshore oil and gas engineering

2. Geology and petrophysics

3. Reservoir engineering

4. Production technology

5. Enhanced recovery

6. Oil processing and transport

7. HSE

8. Drilling

9. Business development.Personal growth

Training programs are not limited to the above. We are ready to develop special unique program per your request. Our trainers enthusiastically work with new challenges and complicated tasks from Russian and international oil and gas practice.

By the way the minimum winter daytime temperature in Sochi is +10C and from April it’s expected to be +15C.

There are so many reasons to choose OGE Academy!

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Our courses available in Brazil

Oilteam Training

goes to Latin America

Oilteam Training is proud to have partnered with Brazil-based Talita Scarcela Maritime Training & Consultancy, a company that provides services in the marine, and offshore industries. These services include training, inspections, general consultancy, and the advice and support for clients engaged with maritime related projects. We are excited about the opportunity to extend our presence to Latin America and look forward to working with Talita Scarcela MTC to the benefit of both our companies.

The list of courses we offer in Brazil is available on Talita Scarcela MTC website.

Our THREE-THOUSANDTH student!

Welcome our THREE-THOUSANDTH student!

So far so good

In the run-up to the New Year and Christmas we are glad to inform our friends, partners, colleagues and students that within 8 years of operation weve trained 3000 oil and gas specialists.

The three-thousandth student Roman Nabokin - Chief drilling engineer of LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhslneft LLC. As a Christmas gift our anniversary student was awarded by certificate for 20% discount for foregoing courses. Hope it will facilitate his personal and professional growth.

Wish you all incredible good luck and hope your wishes come true in the New Year!