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 - Knowledge Validation Test CD

The M-2 Knowledge Validation Test CD, is a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples as printed in the M-2 training manual combined in a .pdf file.

Answers to both SI and USCS unit validation test questions in the manual are included along with scoring information. Multiple Knowledge Validation Test CD orders will be combined onto a single disc.

An experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead a classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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