Course Detail

Life Cycle of Gas Field Development Duration: 1 Week/s

Course Information

  • Course Price £4260 Plus VAT
  • Location UK Courses
  • Course Code LCGFD
  • Course Date 26 Apr - 30 Apr 2021

Course Objectives

The objective is to explain the various decision gates used throughout the life cycle of the field form gaining access to opportunity through explorations, appraisal, development, early and late production to decommissioning. It investigates the technical, commercial, and fiscal element that need to be considered and integrated at the different project stages of an oil and gas field.

In addition, it explains the opportunities and failures of Field Development Planning related activities and the conflicting priorities. It will also touch on the potential impact of the recent low oil price on the current and future production levels worldwide.

Who Should Attend?

A subsurface, surface, or commercial professional involved in planning or executing upstream project, Gas engineers, managers, etc.


Course Overview


What is Natural Gas

  • Uses of and advantage of Natural Gas

  • Types of Natural Gas Reservoirs

  • World Proven Reserves of Natural Gas

  • World biggest producers of Natural Gas

  • Geopolitics of Natural Gas
    Life Cycle of Gas Field

  • Exploration

  • Appraisal

  • Development

  • Production

  • Decommissioning

  • Exploration Phase
  • Seismic Survey on land and offshore

  • Appraisal
  • Drilling of Gas Wells (Appraisal and Development)

  • Development
  • Stage 1 - Identify

  • Stage 2 - Assess

  • Stage 3 - Select

  • Stage 4 - Define

  • Stage 5 - Execute

  • Production
  • Phase 1: Flow under natural reservoir pressure

  • Phase 2: More oil with water

  • Phase 3: Enhance Oil Recovery (EOR)

  • Decommissioning of Gas Field
  • Host Facilities

  • Production Systems

  • Well Plug and Abandonment

  • Oil and Gas Economics
  • Petroleum Economics

  • Sensitivity Analysis

  • Fiscal Regimes



  • Learning Goal

    This course has been designed to enable participants to:
  • Understand stages of the field life cycle: value, creation, and realisation

  • Understand technology, concepts, methods, and terminology used in planning and execution of upstream projects.

  • Understand the field development planning process

  • Understand the role and elements of risk and uncertainty

  • Understand decision making processes and the main decision gates

  • Understand why projects fail.
    The primary learning objective for this course are met through a combination of interactive presentations, discussion, and exercises.


  • Course Materials

    Handouts, materials