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PetroSkills Tech Tuesdays

PetroSkills is committed to providing our industry with valuable knowledge through a variety of options. In addition to public and in-house face-to-face training, virtual courses, e-learning, and simulation courses, we are proud to offer technical webinars free of charge.

Each Tuesday for the length of the series, PetroSkills will conduct a live webinar on a different technical topic. Attendees may attend live, or view the recording on-demand afterward. Make sure and check this list again in the future, as we are frequently adding new topics.

Building Your Resilient Oil & Gas Career

Presented by Gerry Ross

2 March 2021, 10:00 am CDT (GMT - 6:00)


This webinar is designed for those of us who strive to build and maintain a career in our boom-and-bust industry.

Typically, oil and gas careers, begin as commodity prices rise and reserves replacement accelerates. This webinar will share ideas and lessons learned on how to sustain your career through low and high oil prices, be it a technical or business path. Once there is an understanding of the oil and gas business cycle, then a professional can anticipate the skills, experience and knowledge to acquire in the good times to better ride out the "hard times" which are a normal part of our business.   More Information 

My New-Hire Engineers have a lot of Theory Training, But No Operations SEnse ... How to Instill Practical Operations, Control, and Safety Sense to New-Hire Engineers

Presented by Donald Glaser and Matthew Garvey

16 March 2021, 10:00 am CDT (GMT - 5:00)


So you are an early career engineer, or have recently hired a cohort of engineers, and find that gaining practical operations sense is a challenging barrier. Engineers rarely have an opportunity to “drive the car,” and at times this lack of operations experience can cause friction between engineers and plant operators.

The webinar shows you how to examine your process from an operations mindset. This includes developing cause and effect relationships for the process that may be based on system inefficiencies or other unknown external factors, rather than what the theoretical performance of all equipment and systems should be. A general example of a fractionation column will be used in the webinar.   More Information 


Watch Recordings of Previous sessions


Subsurface Topics

What's a Geoscientist to do in an Era of Unlimited Oil & No Exploration? Adding Value to Existing Fields...   More Information

Black Oil Basics - An Introduction to PVT   More Information

Volatile PVT: Diving Into Gas Condensate and Volatile Oil   More Information

Four Key Elements of Problem-Solving in Reservoir Geomechanics - An Overview for All Disciplines    More Information

"The Perfect Well" - How to Uncover Invisible Lost Time in Drilling Operations by Using Physics-Based Models  More information

Well Integrity: What are the Key Aspects for the Life of Well Cycle?  More information

"To Squeeze Cement or Not to Squeeze Cement?" That is the Question...    More information

Clear as Mud? How to Read a Mud Report, and What Does it Tell Us?   More information

Solids in Drilling Fluids... ...Friend or Foe?   More information

Why You Need a Nodal Model Built for EVERY Flowing Conventional Well    More information

Recognizing Additional Productive Potential in Existing Fields - Do you Have Underestimated Resources?   More Information



Are You Scared of Vibrating Pipework? You Should Be...    More Information

Avoid Fires and Explosions! Introduction to Asset Integrity Management of Non-Rotating Equipment    More information

CO2 Capture: What Is It and How Would I Do It?    More information

Fractionation: Understanding Your Column From First Principles    More information

Help! My Distillation Products are Off-Spec! How Can I Fix This Efficiently?    More information

Help! My Distillation Column is Flooding! How Can I Get it Operating Again?    More information

Hydrates and Hydrate Inhibition: What are Your Options?    More information

Molecular Sieve Dehydration: How Does it Work and What Could Go Wrong?   More Information

Propane Refrigeration Basics   More information

Propane Refrigeration: Minimizing Power Requirements for Greenfield Projects With Economizers    More Information

Pumping System Hydraulics and System Curve Development, or... Don't Buy the Wrong Pump and Get Into Trouble with the Boss!   More Information

Reliability Analytics: Using Weibull Analysis to Maximize Equipment Reliability   More Information

TEG Dehydration: Process Principles and Key Performance Parameters   More information

Why Does My Pump Keep Blowing Seals? - Getting Longer Life From Pump Mechanical Seals   More Information


HSE, Project Management, and Multi-Discipline Topics

Efficient and Safe Shift Operations in Reduced Staffing Situations    More information

How to Avoid Surprises During a Turnaround and Deliver Your Brownfield Project Successfully   More information

International Best Practices in Process Safety    More information

Just How Much is Project Management Worth? Using Incremental Economics to Value Cycle Time, Cost, and Revenue of Petroleum Projects  More information

Operations Crew Resource Management: The Next Step in Optimizing Safety and Efficiency    More information

Understanding the Economics of the Oil and Gas Industry   More Information