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EPCIC, Project Management and Engineering

The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application.CTS interactive courses will cover all aspects of the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning Contract in the Oil and Gas industry. This type of projects in the industry deals with very technical and highly capital-intensive requirements, EPCIC contracts must be handled in great detail to optimize performance effectiveness, economy of service, and the stakeholder relationships throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Capital Project Execution and Contractor Management

Capital project and contractor management are learned skills.   Would your firm trust your precious capital monies to managers and personnel who are not familiar with global best practices?   Would your company bring contractors onto your assets without having vetted them in the best manner?    How do you achieve a higher level of performance from your contractors?    This two day workshop from CTS will introduce your personnel to the capital project and contractor management best practices used by many leading firms.  These practices have been benchmarked as best and have been tested by many multinationals, and have been proven through joint industry consortia to be valid and successful.   The sessions are focused on real world issues, and there are many opportunities to work with the instructor on particular issues as needed.    Subjects covered will include:  capital work processes, front end loading, safety in project design, capital productivity best practices, value improving practices, megaprojects, asset turnover, site startup, assessment, work analysis, the role of the owner,  contractor selection criteria, ensuring improved contractor safety, and how best to get contractors, suppliers and owners working together. 

Well Test Analysis

The methodology described in the course, which has become the standard of the industry, presents a systematic way of interpreting well tests and reconciles the various methods that have been developed over the years. Practical problem-solving sessions are included in the course.


You will learn the pitfalls and limitations of current well test analysis techniques. Well test analysis in geologically complex reservoirs and gas condensate and volatile oil reservoirs will be explained and discussed. We will also talk about the practical use of well test deconvolution. Practical group exercises will reinforce the concepts introduced throughout the course.


The use of analysis results to assist in decision making related to reservoir development and well completion will be illustrated through real-life case histories. Attendees are encouraged to bring well tests used in recent projects for discussion.

Cost Engineering and Risk Management


This program will cover the latest techniques and practical methodologies of project cost engineering and risk management to successfully manage project cost and risk, in order to maximize business ROI in the long run. You will gain the combination of unmatched risk analysis skills, cost engineering and thorough knowledge of your project parameters and uncertainties.

Earned Value Management


This course will cover the principles, methodologies and industry best practices in Earned Value Management. Using the knowledge to analyze project performance and to provide accurate cost and schedule forecasting, you will be able to contribute to your project’s increased performance and success.

Cost Control


This course has been designed to provide the delegate with an in depth view of the issues surrounding the necessity of controlling costs. Upon completion of this course, the delegate will be armed with a set of powerful techniques that will enable them to immediately apply their new knowledge to the benefit of their organisation. 

Economically Resolving Commercial Disputes in EPCIC 


Competent business leaders and managers know how to make good commercial deals, enter into potentially profitable relationships with contracting counterparties, perform their contractual roles, use technology, manage finances, take risks, and control the costs, quality and safety of their projects and operations. However few business leaders know how to manage or control disputes. 


This course is unique in the business world. Delegates who attend the training will benefit from the course leader's 40 years of experience as a pioneer in developing strategies and systems for proactively anticipating, preventing controlling and managing problems that might otherwise escalate into disputes. They will learn how to: 


  • Assess their business's past history of disputes and anticipate possible future disputes; 

  • Work with their contracting counterparts in the rewarding and mutually beneficial exercise of developing protocols for preventing disputes and dealing with disputes promptly if they do arise; and 

  • Implement tools and techniques that will keep disputes from escalating into the kind of conflict that can disrupt progress or harm valuable commercial relationships. 


Chilled Water Systems


Whether your chilled water system keeps people or equipment cool, this seminar is for you if you need to understand how your system works and what you can do to make it work better.


Having a fundamental understanding of chilled water systems is a prerequisite to being able to properly maintain them and gain additional efficiency from them. This course will teach you what you need to know so that you can go back to your workplace and immediately apply what you have learned.


Pressure Control Equipment


An in depth course for the proper use of Pressure Control Equipment. This course should be a mandatory course for all personnel working with or around PCE. Not only good for field and   shop personnel but also operational personnel. In depth identification and working of the PCE used to rig up normal as well as special equipment. Hands   on for tearing down, redressing and reassembly of the various pieces of equipment.  Course is set up for   customer choice of PCE. 


Sand Control Technologies


The course takes an in-depth engineering approach to the application of Sand Control that is practical and useful.  Sand Control Technologies and engineering are taught for unconventional and conventional reservoirs. Fracture modeling is introduced as a tool for pre-job design and post-job evaluation in conventional reservoirs. Sand control modeling is introduced for sand prediction and screen sizing in unconsolidated reservoirs. As well, the student is introduced to advanced sub-surface modeling techniques. In addition to the technical course work, the course includes hands-on exercises and case histories. The goal of the course is to take home a fresh approach to sand control whether this is a new field to you or one which you are very familiar with.

Design and Implementation of Enhanced Oil Recovery


Several oilfields are currently under one or more of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes worldwide. Main groups of EOR processes include thermal, miscible, and chemical plus other processes. This course is designed to provide participants with solid understanding of different aspects, types, and application of current and advanced types of Enhanced oil Recovery (EOR) processes. This course introduces different types of enhanced oil recovery processes including thermal, miscible, and chemical methods plus microbial and hybrid (combined) thermal-chemical techniques. Basics, applications, and screening criteria for each method will be presented. Pilot design will be covered. Reservoir characterization techniques required for EOR will be explained and compared. Detailed EOR methods will be covered with actual pilot design case. Many actual field examples will be presented and discussed plus theoretical aspects of these methods. 


Analytical and Applied Reservoir Engineering


Reservoir engineering represents the heart of petroleum engineering because it provides very effective tools for estimation oil and gas reserves and understanding different primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery mechanisms. This course is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of rock and fluid properties, characterization of five different reservoir fluids and their sampling, different characteristics of  reservoir drive mechanisms including; solution gas expansion and rock compaction drive, depletion reservoir drive, gravity segregation/drainage drive, aquifer-water drive, gas cap drive, and combination drive.  In addition, theory and applications of material balance equation (MBE) technique for undersaturated and saturated reservoirs will be presented and used in class with real examples. Gas reservoir engineering with calculations of gas in place using different techniques will be provided. This course also covers oil and gas well testing methods with real examples, plus secondary and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods (chemical, thermal, and miscible) with their applications and screening criteria. Furthermore, the course provides good introduction to reservoir engineering simulation.

Advanced Wireline Intervention

This course is designed to help the soon to be or Advanced Operator better understand the use of circulating devices, Plugs, Hydrostatics and Gas lift work. It also covers braided line and its use as well as fishing both braided line and slickline. This course is a five-day course and is theoretical with discussions.



Coil Tubing


This 5 day course presents an introduction to coiled tubing (CT) as a tool for workover, drilling, and completions. It provides an overview of conventional CT applications, the properties of CT, its manufacture, surface equipment and subsurface tools. A significant portion of the course covers new technology used in the industry to overcome the challenges. This course will also teach the  methods of well bore, acid stimulation.  As Nitrogen plays a very crucial role in CT, so we have a detailed session on Nitrogen. The objective of this course is to implement the solutions and troubleshooting for the critical issues and challenges in CT Operations and also provide the better understanding to implement new technologies 

Introduction to Slickline for New Engineers


This introductory course will assist the new engineer to better understand the use and importance of slickline in the industry. All wells will require at some time in their life the use of slickline for work from drilling all the way through to production.


By becoming familiar with the basic equipment and the downhole tools used for various operations will give the attendee a better understanding as to the importance of slickline use.


This is a three day theoretical and discussion course.

Carbon Sequestration Engineering


The course takes an in-depth engineering approach to the application of Carbon Sequestration that is practical and useful.  Carbon Sequestration technology and engineering is taught for the disposal of carbon dioxide by injection into the earth as a means to reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. These greenhouse gas emission are produced from electrical generation or other industrial facilities and simultaneous carbon capture and disposal is the subject of this course.  Geology, seismic, geomechanics, and fracture modeling is introduced as tools for feasibility analysis and evaluation, pre-job design, operational monitoring, and post-injection evaluation. As well, the student is introduced to advanced sub-surface modeling techniques. In addition to the technical course work, the course includes hands-on exercises and available case histories. The goal of the course is to take home a fresh approach to the carbon sequestration question whether this is a new field to you or one which you are very familiar with.

HVAC & Control Systems


The HVAC industry is a worldwide enterprise, with career opportunities including operation and maintenance, system design and construction, equipment manufacturing and sales, and in education and research.  HVAC courses in this program provide the knowledge and skills for job entry into the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration industry in the areas of installation and maintenance. It also provides upgrading and refresher courses for those already employed in the field.

Process Hazard Analysis

In recent years there has been an increased effort to develop safer processes, focusing on changing the process to reduce, prevent and eliminate the hazard, rather than on accepting the hazard and developing design features to control or protect against it. This is especially a concern for

plants in hazardous environments that handle toxic, hazardous, flammable, pressurised and / or explosive materials.


The purpose of this two (2) day training course is to provide a comprehensive

overview of the different types of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) techniques in terms of managing, reducing and potentially eliminating Major Accident Hazard (MAH) risks affecting people (onsite and offsite), the environment, business (assets, reputation, share price etc). Several worked examples are discussed throughout the two (2) days.


The two (2) day training course is aimed at delegates who have either a brief

knowledge on the subject and want to know more, to more experienced delegates who want to get back to basics and refresh. Key topics of the training are:


• Why are PHA Techniques so important in Risk Management?

• Risk Concepts and Regulatory Developments concerning PHA Techniques

• Overview of the different PHA Techniques and their use in different lifecycle stages

• Advantages and disadvantages of the different PHA techniques

• The importance of having an integrated, calibrated and descriptive risk matrix

• Integration with other Risk Analysis techniques

Production Engineering for Non-Production Engineers


This course is designed to introduce the basic knowledge of Production Technology to non- production engineers in various engineering disciplines of assets, in order to improve communication amongst the asset team members. The course is composed as modules, which include exercises, group discussions and quizzes for full comprehension of the Production Technology topics relevant to all functions being carried out and within the Production Engineer area of responsibility including the functional design of the wells, actual construction of the wells and completion operations to create a producing well. Following the start of actual production operations, Production Technology controls the process of bringing the initial production of the well to the desired production level, monitors the well and reservoir performances to assess whether both are functioning as intended in the development plan

Steam Injection Enhanced Recovery Engineering 

The course takes an in-depth engineering approach to the application of Steam Injection for Enhanced Oil Recovery that is practical and useful.  This clean and environmentally friendly technology is taught for new-drill heavy oil reservoirs, steam flood, and enhanced oil recovery of depleted reservoirs. Steam Injection modeling is introduced as a tool for pre-job design and post-job evaluation. As well, the student is introduced to advanced sub-surface modeling techniques that are practical and quick. In addition to the technical course work, the course includes hands-on exercises and case histories. The goal of the course is to take home a fresh approach to steam injection that takes into consideration the geology and geomechanics of the formation.

Foam Fracturing Technologies

The course takes an in-depth engineering approach to the application of Foam Fracturing Technologies that is practical and useful.  Foam Fracturing Technologies and engineering are taught for unconventional and conventional reservoirs. Foam Fracturing Technologies course work covers theory applications equipment and pre-job design and post-job evaluation. As well, the student is introduced to advanced safe in injection techniques for energized fluid systems. In addition to the technical course work, the course includes hands-on exercises and case histories. The goal of the course is to take an in-depth approach to Foam Fracturing Technologies whether this is a new field to you or one which you are very familiar with and need a re-fresher.

Process Safety Engineering

Intermediate studies in Process Safety Management are composed of 3 sets of elements: technical, facility and personnel.   This course will provide an intermediate level of the technical and facility elements of process safety management, often called process safety engineering.  The course will investigate hydrocarbon-processing facilities, with emphasis on the upstream oil & gas.  The focus of this course is on the engineering/design aspects of Process Safety Management. Frequent reference will be made to historical and recent upstream incidents and recurring problem areas.  Intermediate level techniques for analyzing and mitigating process safety hazards applicable to oil and gas processing will be reviewed.  Integration of the concepts covered to achieve a measured approach to Process Safety Engineering is a key aim of this course.  Fundamentals will be pulled from the Centre for Chemical Process Safety in New York, USA.   Class discussions, exercises and group projects will be utilized throughout the course to emphasize the key learning points.  The course is targeted for facilities operations and maintenance managers, process and design engineers, as well as established safety/loss prevention engineers who have already some knowledge and experience in the basics.   The course will discuss intermediate and advanced techniques in process hazard analyses, both quantitative and qualitative.


For more details of above programs or other EPCIC, Project Management and Engineering training you would like to request, please feel free to contact us or email at

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