COURSES

Hydrafact Training Courses

Leading courses to keep you ahead in the industry

OUR MISSION

Our courses train, educate, mentor and inspire with a wide-range of courses covering multiple disciplines.

With over 40 years experience in the energy sector and close links to Heriot-Watt University, our courses are highly respected throughout the industry.

We provide a range of courses to suit your needs, from taught courses to hands-on training, at introductory to advanced levels. Taught courses can be delivered globally, with these placing a strong focus on the latest R&D developments, industry case studies and key lessons learned over the last four decades.

Courses by Professor Bahman Tohidi

Professor Tohidi currently leads the Reservoir Fluids Research Group and is Director of the Centre for Gas Hydrate Research and the newly formed Centre for Flow Assurance Research (C-FAR) at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, where he is also a Professor at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tehran and an Honorary Professor at the School of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Prof Tohidi is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and a member of EPSRC (the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) Peer Review College for 2006-2009. He was SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2004-2005, giving high-profile presentations on gas hydrates worldwide over the course of the year.

You can now sign up for training at the hands of our very own managing director and leading industry expert, Professor Bahman Tohidi.

Asphaltene: Theory, Experimental, Modelling, and Case Studies

This 3-day course/workshop focuses on asphaltene, theorical aspects, experimental techniques, modelling and case studies from many projects we have completed on asphaltene. A copy of HydraFLASH will be offered for 30 days to practice the Case Studies during the course and after that.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Introduction to asphaltene and its importance in design and operation of oil and gas facilities
  • Introduction to PVT report, identifying key data related to asphaltene
  • Basic PVT, bubble point, dew point, flash calculations and phase envelope
  • Conditions that could lead to asphaltene formation
  • Asphaltene Onset Point (AOP), Lower/Upper
  • Various risks associated with asphaltene
  • Testing techniques to evaluate the risks associated with asphaltene precipitation and deposition
  • New experimental equipment (e.g., Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)
  • Effect of shear on asphaltene deposition and lab simulation
  • Techniques for evaluating asphaltene inhibitors
  • Predictive techniques for predicting asphaltene phase boundary and deposition tendency
  • Techniques for avoiding and/or mitigating asphaltene problems
  • Case studies

Key Learning Points:

  • The range of flow assurance challenges on asphaltene and how to evaluate the risk of occurrence.
  • Methods for avoiding flow assurance problems related to asphaltene and how best to screen and select mitigation and remediation options.
  • Discuss and identify appropriate solutions for the range of flow assurance problems related to asphaltene.
  • Can we develop an early warning system for asphaltene?

Practical Applications:

Case studies - apply learning and theory to solve various asphaltene flow assurance related operational problems. Delegates are encouraged to participate with examples and case studies from their own experience in group and/or one-to-one discussions.

Target audience:

Petroleum, production, process, flow assurance engineers, drilling engineers / operators / technicians / managers.

Materials Provided:

Course materials will be provided in pdf format.

Flow Assurance: Hydrates, Wax, Asphaltene, Scale, Corrosion, Emulsion

This 5-day workshop covers various aspects of Flow Assurance (i.e., Hydrates, Wax, Asphaltene, Scale, Corrosion, Emulsion). A copy of HydraFLASH will be offered for 30 days to practice the Case Studies during the course and after that.

 

Key Learning Points:

  1. The range of flow assurance challenges and how to evaluate the risk of occurrence.
  2. Methods for avoiding flow assurance problems and how best to screen and select mitigation and remediation options.
  3. Find out how to model various scenarios in the production flowline system.
  4. Discuss and identify appropriate solutions for the range of flow assurance problems that can arise.

Practical Applications:

  • Case studies - apply learning and theory to solve various flow assurance related operational problems. Delegates are encouraged to participate with examples and case studies from their own experience in group and/or one-to-one discussions.

Materials Provided:

  • Course materials will be provided in pdf format.

This Course Will Cover:

  • Introduction to flow assurance and its importance in design and operation of oil and gas facilities
  • Compositional grading/variation and its effect on flow assurance
  • Phase behaviour of pure, binary and multi-component systems
  • Introduction to PVT report, identifying key data
  • Basic PVT, bubble point, dew point, flash calculations and phase envelope
  • Calculating the amount of condensed/produced water

Gas Hydrates 

  • Conditions necessary for their formation
  • Evaluating gas hydrate risks in various scenarios, including drilling, well intervention, cleaning, testing, start-ups, normal operations, shut-downs
  • Effect of salt(s) on the hydrate stability zone
  • Options available to avoid gas hydrate problems
  • Calculating amount of thermodynamic inhibitor required
  • Methanol versus glycol
  • Calculating inhibitor injection rates, effect of inhibitor purity
  • Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors (LDHI), advantages and disadvantages
  • New techniques for improving reliability of hydrate prevention strategies
  • Techniques for removing hydrate blockages, risks involved and how to minimise them
  • Case studies

Waxes 

  • Introduction to waxes
  • Conditions that could lead to wax formation
  • Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) versus Wax Disappearance Temperature (WDT)
  • Various risks associated with wax
  • Testing techniques to evaluate the risks associated with wax precipitation and deposition
  • New experimental equipment (e.g., Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)
  • Effect of shear on wax deposition and lab simulation
  • Techniques for evaluating wax inhibitors
  • Predictive techniques for predicting wax phase boundary and deposition tendency
  • Techniques for avoiding and/or mitigating wax problems
  • Case studies

Asphaltenes 

  • Introduction to asphaltenes
  • Conditions that could lead to asphaltene formation
  • Testing techniques to evaluate the risks associated with asphaltene precipitation and deposition
  • Risk of asphaltene in EOR
  • Techniques for avoiding and/or mitigating asphaltene problems
  • Case studies

Scales 

  • Introduction to scales, various types of scale
  • Risk of scale in water flooding
  • Testing techniques to evaluate the risks associated with scale precipitation and deposition
  • Risk of halite in gas reservoirs and/or gas storage
  • Techniques for avoiding and/or mitigating scale problems

Corrosion 

  • Introduction to corrosion, various types of corrosion
  • Risk of corrosion in oil and gas production
  • Testing techniques to evaluate the risks associated with corrosion
  • Techniques for avoiding and/or mitigating corrosion problems

Emulsion 

  • Introduction to emulsions
  • Conditions that could lead to emulsion formation
  • Techniques for evaluation risk of emulsions
  • Options for reducing the problems associated with emulsion

Target audience:

Petroleum, production, process, drilling engineers / operators / technicians / managers.

Course Length:  5 Days

Gas Hydrates: Friend or Foe?

This 4-day workshop covers various aspects of Gas Hydrates (e.g., flow assurance, effect on climate, source of energy, deep-water drilling, gas separation, etc.). A copy of HydraFLASH will be offered for 30 days to practice the Case Studies during the course and after that.

Gas hydrates, or clathrate hydrates, are ice-like crystalline compounds which form through a combination of water and suitably sized ‘guest’ molecules under low temperature and elevated pressure conditions.

Within the clathrate lattice, water molecules form a network of hydrogen-bonded cage-like structures, enclosing the guest molecules, which generally comprise of single, or mixed low-molecular diameter gases (commonly methane and CO2) and organic compounds.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Dangers to Deepwater Drilling and Production
  • Geo-hazard
  • Source of Energy
  • Global Climate Change
  • Gas Fractionation
  • Gas Storage and
  • Transportation
  • Hydrates in Subsea Sediments
  • CO2 Disposal
  • Hydrate Problems in Hydrocarbon Production Operations
  • Other Positive Applications

Gas Hydrates: Theory, Experimental, Modelling, and Case Studies

The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of various aspects gas hydrate in Flow Assurance. (i.e., Theory, Experimental, Modelling, and Case Studies). A core focus of the course is the practical application of theory to solve various hydrate related operational problems and delegates are encouraged to participate with examples and case studies from their own experience.  A 30-day licence of the software HydraFLASH will be available for practise during/after the course.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about how and why hydrates can form and how to evaluate the risk
  • Basic experimental and modelling techniques
  • Understand the methods for avoiding hydrate formation and how best to screen and select mitigation options 
  • Find out how to model various scenarios   
  • Discuss practical solutions to hydrate problems that can arise
  • Case studies

This Course Will Cover:

  • Phase behaviour of pure, binary, and multi-component systems
  • Introduction to PVT report, identifying key data
  • Basic PVT, bubble point, dew point, flash calculations and phase envelope
  • Introduction to hydrates and the necessary conditions for their formation
  • Calculating the amount of condensed water
  • Hydrate dissociation versus hydrate formation
  • Calculating hydrate formation point at a given pressure or temperature
  • Hydrate phase boundary for gas and oil systems in the presence of condensed water
  • Evaluating gas hydrate risks in various scenarios
  • Effect of salt on the hydrate stability zone
  • Options available for avoiding gas hydrate problems
  • Calculating amount of thermodynamic inhibitor required
  • Combination of salt and thermodynamic inhibitors
  • Calculating inhibitor loss to hydrocarbon phases
  • Calculating inhibitor injection rates, effect of inhibitor purity
  • Hydrates in low water content systems, dehydration requirement for avoiding gas hydrates
  • Methanol versus glycol
  • Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors (LDHI), advantages and disadvantages
  • Testing and evaluation of Anti-Agglomerants
  • Conventional and new testing techniques for Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors
  • New techniques for improving reliability of hydrate prevention strategies

Participants’ Areas of Interest:

Please let us know your areas of interest to be included in the course programme

Course Length:  5 Days

HydraFLASH Training with Case Studies

The main objective of this course is to provide hands-on experience in the evaluation of gas hydrate problems during different production scenarios.  A core focus of the course is the practical application of theory to solve various hydrate-related operational problems and delegates are encouraged to participate with examples and case studies from their own experience.  

The course has many real Case-Studies where the HydraFLASH software will be used to solve the problem. A copy of HydraFLASH will be offered for 30 days to practice the Case Studies during the course and after that.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about how and why hydrates can form and how to evaluate the risk
  • Understand the methods for avoiding hydrate formation and how best to screen and select mitigation options 
  • Find out how to model various scenarios   
  • Discuss practical solutions to hydrate problems that can arise

Requirements:

  • Please let us know your requirements and we will try to address them during the course

Course Length:  2 days

Petroleum Engineering for Other Disciplines

This five-day course is intended for professionals with a non-petroleum engineering degree, who currently work in, or wish to work in, the Petroleum Industry. The course will address the story of oil from its origin to the end user. The objective is to provide an overview of the fundamental operations in the exploration, drilling, production, processing, transportation, and refining of oil and gas. 

The course contents have been constantly improved/revised based on feedback received from participants.  The course could be tailored based on the specific needs of the participants.  Please contact us if you wish us to cover any specific topic.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Introduction: A brief history, Origin of petroleum, Plate tectonics, Units in petroleum engineering, Overview of the industry
  • Geology: Petroleum geology and geophysics, Fluid migration, Reservoir formation, 2, 3 and 4 D seismic
  • Drilling: Drilling operations (onshore, offshore), Rig components, Top drive, Formation pressure, Leak-off test, Drilling problems, Coring, Casing design, Cementing, Cement log (CBL/VDL), Directional drilling, LWD, MWD
  • Production: Field development (onshore, offshore), Logging (open/cased hole), PLT, Production technology, Inflow Performance, Vertical lift, Flow through chokes, Nodal analysis, Well completion, Downhole and surface components, Perforation, Intelligent wells, Wireline operations, Well intervention, Workover, Coiled tubing, Abandonment, Well Integrity Management, Artificial lift, Formation damage, Well test, Well stimulation, Sand control
  • Reservoir Engineering: Reserve estimation, PVT and phase behaviour, Equation of State, PVT tests and reports, Properties of reservoir fluids (density, viscosity, IFT), Reservoir rock properties, Production mechanisms (primary, secondary, EOR/IOR), Material balance, Reservoir simulation
  • Processing: Oil production, Processing and treatment, Gas production and processing, Gas/oil transportation
  • Flow assurance: Hydrates, scale, wax, asphaltene, corrosion, slugging, pigging
  • Additional topics: Heavy oil, Unconventional reservoirs, CO2 capture, transport and storage, Digital fields, Refining, End products and their usage, and Environment.

Requirements:

  • Please let us know your requirements and we will try to address them during the course.

Course Length:  5 Days

Production Engineering

This 5-day course is intended for professionals with a non-production engineering experience or junior production engineers, who currently work in/with or wish to work in/with the Production Engineering or simply wish to learn more about this major operation.

The course will start with defining the role of a production engineer, basics of flow in porous media and wellbore (Inflow Performance Relationship and Tubing Performance Relationship), nodal analysis, flow through chokes, and continues with downhole design concepts and components, completion practices, perforations, workover. The course will cover various stimulation techniques and artificial lift options.  Other important aspects such as formation damage, sand control, flow assurance, corrosion, wireline services, well problems, advanced/intelligent wells, will be discussed.  Finally, an in-depth discussion of oil and gas processing and onshore/offshore development will be given.  The course will conclude with environmental aspects of Petroleum Industry.

 

This Course Will Cover:

Introduction

Learn about the role of production engineers and their wide range of activities and responsibilities and interactions with other disciplines (e.g., reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, service companies, etc.).

IPR, TPR, Nodal Analysis, Flow Through Chokes

Learn about important factors controlling flow in porous media (i.e., from reservoir to the wellbore) and inside the wellbore (i.e., from bottom of the well to the surface). How to plot inflow performance relationship (IPR) and tubing performance relationship (TPR). Finally, what is the role of choke and how to calculate flow through chokes. Exercises: calculating IPR and TPR.

Downhole and Surface Completion Concepts and Components

Discuss downhole completion concepts, various options for bottomhole completions (e.g., open hole, cased hole, gravel pack, expandable screen), choosing flow conduits and surface completion.  Gain in-depth knowledge of various components and their roles (e.g., packer, sliding side door, tubing, side pocket mandrel, etc.). Exercises: calculating forces on a packer.

Wireline Services

Gain in-depth knowledge on slick line and wireline services, different components and their applications, operational challenges, Production Logging Tools (PLT) running and interpretation. Exercises: PLT log interpretation.

Processing

Learn about oil & gas processing (separating water, oil & gas), dehydration, water treatment, offshore developments, environmental impact of oil and gas operations. Exercises: Sizing a separator.

Stimulation and Artificial Lift

Understand various options for well stimulation (e.g., hydraulic fracturing, acidization), artificial lift (AL), deciding when a well requires AL, design and optimization of AL. Exercises: Designing AL and optimizing gas lift.

Other Topics

Flow Assurance, sand control, workover, coiled tubing, multi-lateral wells, horizontal wells, intelligent/smart wells, e-fields, perforations, formation damage, well test, etc. Exercises: Evaluating flow assurance risks, designing perforation job.

Target Audience:

Participant coming from non-production engineering background and new employees will learn about various elements of production engineering and how they work. This will enable them to have a more efficient conversation with various service providers, gain trust/respect from their colleagues, advise them better and more effectively, understand relevant abbreviation and terminologies. The training starts from basic concepts and aim to give good in-depth understanding without being too academic.

Course Length:  5 Days

PVT and Flow Assurance: Focus on Case Studies

This 5-day workshop covers various aspects of PVT and Flow Assurance (i.e., PVT, Hydrates, Wax, and Asphaltene). A copy of HydraFLASH will be offered for 30 days to practice the Case Studies during the course and after that.

Fascinating Research and Consultancy has been taking place at Heriot-Watt University and Hydrafact for several decades now. There are many interesting case studies that we want to share in this unique course (specific details of a case study will be changed to preserve confidentiality). The plan is to start with PVT, and important data that we need to pay attention to. The application of PVT data and other complementary data will be discussed.

More than 60% of the course will cover case studies. If you have a case study, please send to us.

PVT and Phase Behaviour of Petroleum Reservoir Fluids

From reserve estimation to hydrocarbon reservoir modelling, to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), the knowledge of PVT (Pressure Volume Temperature) Phase Behaviour and Properties of Reservoir Fluids play a crucial role in providing critical information resulting in efficient and profitable extraction, production and processing of fluids in the oil & gas industry. 

This 5-day training is designed for upstream oil & gas production, reservoir/production engineers and geoscientists who need to understand PVT phase behaviour and tests for different types of fluids (dry gas, wet gas, gas condensate, volatile oil, and black oil), how the experimental data are presented in PVT reports, identifying relevant data and how the results can be used for Equation of State (EoS) tuning and modelling. Familiarity with basic petroleum and reservoir engineering principles is a prerequisite. Topics ranging from reservoir fluid composition, phase behaviour and reservoir fluids classification; optimally obtaining high-quality PVT fluid samples; effect of contamination; PVT tests and correlations/modelling; density, viscosity and interfacial tension, the evaluation and application of PVT reports; fluid analysis and characterization, Equation of State (EoS) tuning using a commercial model and applications in reservoir simulation. There will be a discussion of potential causes of errors and several case studies. Considerable time will be allocated to reviewing PVT reports and extracting relevant data and using the data in the tuning of EoS. 

The course initially covers some fundamentals 1) Why we do the PVT tests, 2) how we use the results with various examples to be shown during the masterclass. The instructor will go over several PVT reports for various fluid systems (including the effect contamination), identify the key data usage as well as give a few examples of how to tune the PVT software. A free 30-day copy of Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH) will be given to the participants for some of the calculations. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their own PVT data.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of reservoir fluid composition, phase behaviour, correlations and classification. 
  • Discuss and design fluid sampling for the most representative samples, the effect of contamination and how to remove it. 
  • Establish PVT testing requirements and extract the most important data from PVT reports. 
  • Density, viscosity and interfacial tension measurements
  • Fluid characterization, Gas Chromatography (GC), Distillation, Single Carbon Number (SCN), fluid description
  • Equation of State (EoS) tuning, parameters required, generating black oil table from EoS
  • An introduction to EOR processes, in particular gas injection, first contact miscible, multiple contact miscible (vaporizing/condensing gas drive)
  • Prepare the results of PVT analysis for use in reservoir modelling and reservoir engineering studies. 
  • Characterize sources of error in PVT modelling and evaluate case studies 
  • Use PVT data in EoS tuning (for a black oil and a gas condensate) and reservoir simulation 
  • Case studies

Requirements:

  • Please let us know your requirements and we will try to address them during the course.

Course Length:  5 Days

Wax: Theory, Experimental, Modelling, and Case Studies

This 3-day course/workshop focuses on wax, theorical aspects, experimental techniques, modelling and case studies from many projects we have completed on wax.

A copy of HydraFLASH will be offered for 30 days to practice the Case Studies during the course and after that.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Introduction to wax and its importance in design and operation of oil and gas facilities
  • Compositional grading/variation and its effect on wax flow assurance
  • Introduction to PVT report, identifying key data related to wax
  • Basic PVT, bubble point, dew point, flash calculations and phase envelope
  • Conditions that could lead to wax formation
  • Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) versus Wax Disappearance Temperature (WDT)
  • Various risks associated with wax
  • Testing techniques to evaluate the risks associated with wax precipitation and deposition
  • New experimental equipment (e.g., Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)
  • Effect of shear on wax deposition and lab simulation
  • Techniques for evaluating wax inhibitors
  • Predictive techniques for predicting wax phase boundary and deposition tendency
  • Techniques for avoiding and/or mitigating wax problems
  • Case studies

Key Learning Points:

  • The range of flow assurance challenges on wax and how to evaluate the risk of occurrence.
  • Methods for avoiding flow assurance problems related to wax and how best to screen and select mitigation and remediation options.
  • Discuss and identify appropriate solutions for the range of flow assurance problems related to wax.
  • Can we develop an early warning system for wax?

Practical Applications:

Case studies - apply learning and theory to solve various wax flow assurance related operational problems. Delegates are encouraged to participate with examples and case studies from their own experience in group and/or one-to-one discussions.

Target audience:

Petroleum, production, process, flow assurance engineers, drilling engineers / operators / technicians / managers.

Materials Provided:

Course materials will be provided in pdf format.

Other Courses at Hydrafact

We also offer a wide-range of courses for multiple disciplines. Our instructors have combined 30+ years experience in academia and industry

Computer Vision and Applications

The main goal of this course is introducing computer vision and its various application focusing on techniques that solve real world problems. Today, Computer Vision has become popular in our lives, with applications in search, image understanding, apps, mapping, gaming, medicine, drones, robotics, and self-driving cars. The core of these applications is visual recognition tasks such as image detection, localization and classification.

This Course Will Cover:

  • Image acquisition
  • Image enhancement (pre-processing)
    • Contrast enhancement
    • Histogram enhancement
    • Blurring and smoothing image
    • De-noising image
    • Edge detection
    • Sharpening
    • Thresholding 
    • Binary Image processing
  • Color image processing
  • Segmentation
  • Motion analysis
  • Feature extraction
    • Color 
    • Shape
    • Texture 
  • Computer Vision applications
    • Classification
    • Object detection
    • Object recognition
    • Segmentation
    • Action classification
    • Image captioning
    • Medicine 
    • Image Registration
    • Games
    • Industry
  • Introduction to implementation 
    • OpenCV and Python

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Computer Science

Instructor: Malihe Javidi

Malihe Javidi currently works as a Research Associate Fellow in Biomedical Signal and Image Processing at Herio-Watt university. She is also an assistant professor in Computer Engineering Department at Quchan University of Technology, Iran. She completed her Ph.D. with a specialization in artificial intelligence from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in 2018. Her research interests include Image Processing and Computer Vision, Medical Image Processing, Machine Learning, especially Deep Learning.

Deep Learning for Computer Vision

The main goal of this course is introducing machine learning focusing on techniques that use machine learning to solve problems related to computer vision, particularly image classification. Today, Computer Vision has become popular in our lives, with applications in search, image understanding, apps, mapping, gaming, medicine, drones, robotics, and self-driving cars. The core of these applications is visual recognition tasks such image detection, localization and classification. Recent advances in neural network, especially deep learning approaches have greatly improved the performance of the state-of-the-art visual recognition systems.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Types of learning tasks
    • Supervised Learning
    • Unsupervised Learning
    • Reinforcement Learning 
  • Computer Vision Tasks
    • Classification 
    • Object detection
    • Object recognition
    • Segmentation
    • Action classification
    • Image captioning
    • Image Registration 
    • Games
    • Medicine 
    • Industry
  • Main types of neural networks
    • Feed forward neural networks
    • Recurrent neural networks 
  • Classic Machine Learning algorithm such as SVM, KNN, …
  • Linear classifier
  • Simple neural network
  • Training neural networks parameters
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • CNN Architectures
  • Object Detection Networks
  • Object Segmentation Networks
  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)
  • Introduction to implementation 
    • GPU and CUDA installation
    • Python installation
    • Tensorflow and Keras 
    • Utility Packages

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Computer Science

Instructor: Malihe Javidi

Malihe Javidi currently works as a Research Associate Fellow in Biomedical Signal and Image Processing at Herio-Watt university. She is also an assistant professor in Computer Engineering Department at Quchan University of Technology, Iran. She completed her Ph.D. with a specialization in artificial intelligence from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran in 2018. Her research interests include Image Processing and Computer Vision, Medical Image Processing, Machine Learning, especially Deep Learning.

Embedded Systems

An embedded system is a smart system with special-purpose computation capabilities. You can see examples of embedded systems every day in smart appliances, cars, medical devices, etc. In this course, you are going to learn about the hardware and software architecture of embedded systems. At the end of the course, you will learn how to program a microprocessor to interact with the physical world through sensors and actuators. This course is divided into two parts: lectures and labs. Lectures will teach you the theory about embedded systems, and in the labs you will implement what you learned during the lectures.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Introduction to embedded systems: what is an embedded system and the differences between embedded systems and general-purpose computers. 
  • Embedded Hardware platforms: Introduction to hardware available for designing the embedded systems (microprocessors , microcontrollers , boards)
  • Embedded software : Introduction to tools and environment for developing embedded software (build toolchain, IDEs,). 
  • Programming languages: a brief introduction to programing languages for embedded systems. 
  • Assembly languages: a brief introduction to assembly language.
  • Microprocessor's memory address space.
  • I/O (sensors and actuators): how to interact with the physical world using sensors and actuators.
  • Interrupt: Difference between interrupt and polling, how to use them, and the implications of using them.
  • Concurrency and threads: how to utilize the available parallelism in the hardware and develop concurrent embedded software. 
  • CPU and memory architecture: Learn how instructions get executed in the hardware. Studying the micro-architecture of a basic CPU, single-cycle processor.

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of electronics and computers

Instructor: Hamed Modaghegh

Hamed Modaghegh has 18 years of working experience in designing Electronic and embedded systems, familiarities with telecommunication systems and signal processing algorithms and hardwares, and 10 years of research studies in the field of communication and cryptographic systems. Additionally, he has lectured  graduate courses, contributed to the publication of 8 scientific journal and conference proceeding papers. He holds Bachelor's, Master's and PhD degrees in electrical engineering (electronic and telecommunication systems).

Petrophysical Interpretation

The course is suitable for geologists, reservoir engineers, geophysicists, and subsurface professionals to ensure in-depth learning and understanding of the role of petrophysical evaluation. It will explain the role of well-log interpretation within the exploration and development of clastic and carbonate reservoirs. The basic knowledge gained in this course will give you the ability to comfortably work through complex datasets in other petrophysics topics.

 

This Course Will Cover:

  • Basic Petrophysical Data Introduction and applications in formation evaluation
  • Different log analysis workflows and QC on the outputs
  • Core analysis application in petrophysical characterization
  • Lithology identification &Tools to Determine Lithology
  • Methods to determine the reservoir fluid contacts and free water level
  • Advanced logging tools and formation tests
  • Cased hole logging tools
  • Case studies of well log interpretation from different reservoir type
  • Perform essential petrophysical analysis with actual well data by utilizing Schlumberger Techlog Software

Requirements:

  • The relevant software license must be obtained by participants for the course

Instructor: Abeer Ghaffoori

Abeer Ghaffoori is a Petrophysiciest who has more than five years petroleum industry. She is an expert in different G&G software like Petrel, IP, Geolog, and Techlog.

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