M-2 The Oil or Gas Well

M-2 The Oil or Gas Well


THE OIL / GAS WELL (44 pages with 34 photographs and drawings) This manual gives an overview of the exploration, drilling, completion, and production process of oil and gas wells.

Covered Subjects:

  • Description of hydrocarbon fluid formation from marine life and common types of oil/gas reservoirs
  • Use of surface appearance and seismic data to locate possible reservoirs
  • Parts of a drilling rig and procedures for drilling and completing a well
  • Types of “Christmas Trees” and chokes
  • Use of a lubricator and wire line
  • Sources of reservoir pressure
  • Secondary and tertiary recovery methods
  • Principles of gas lift
  • Production facilities for gas wells and treating equipment to remove impurities from natural gas
  • The disposition of crude oil in a refinery

Questions and problems are included throughout the text with answers in the back that allow students to check their understanding of the subject.

Estimated self-study time: 8 hours

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M-2 The Oil and Gas Well - Instructor Kit

The M-2 Instructor Kit, in addition to the M-2 training manual, includes a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples printed in the training manual. Answers to all the test questions in the manual are included.

With a few hours of familiarization with the material a knowledgeable supervisor or other individual with group speaking skills may act as the classroom instructor. Using the Instructor Kit CD the training material can be displayed on a computer connected monitor or screen with a video projector.

Alternatively, an experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead the classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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