Introduction to Petroleum Engineering for Non-Petroleum Engineers

19-20 October 2022, at Malang
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering for Non-Petroleum Engineers
Course Info

About Course

This course provides an introduction to petroleum engineering activities. The coverage starts from introducing the petroleum (oil and gas) industries, and it is followed by the illustration and description of oil and gas reservoir (what is it really looks like?). The participants will then be presented the petroleum engineering activities from exploration, production, operations, transporting oil and gas, and its economic analysis. A brief presentation on the current technologies to increase oil recovery (enhanced oil recovery – EOR) and field cases will be also presented.

About the Instructor(s)

Salis S. Aprilian, Ph.D.

Salis is a petroleum engineer with experiences in various high level key positions in upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas sectors, such as President Director of Pertamina EP Cepu (2008), Pertamina EP (2009-2011), Pertamina Hulu Energi (2011-2012), PT Badak NGL (2014-2017), Technical Expert and Strategic Advisor to Gas Directorate of Pertamina (2017-2018). In 2018, he established a digital start-up company called DEA (Digital Energy Asia).

Salis is very active spending part of his time for professional organizations, such as: SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), IATMI (Ikatan Ahli Teknik Perminyakan Indonesia — the Society of Indonesian Petroleum Engineers), IPA (Indonesia Petroleum Association), IGS (Indonesia Gas Society), METI (Masyarakat Energi Terbarukan Indonesia — The Society of Renewable Energy Indonesia), etc. Now he is a member of Advisory Board of SPE Asia Pacific, and Vice Chairman of IGS. He is also as Associate Business Coach at Hijrah Coach Firm.

He obtained BS and MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), in 1987 and 1993 and Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1998. His vision is to develop the young professionals in oil, gas, and energy industries to sustain the business more sensible to the environment by using advanced digital technology.


Learning Objectives

After finishing this course, it is expected that participants can:

  • Understand the basic principles of oil, natural gas exploitation known as petroleum technology;
  • Conduct a simple diagnosis and understand the management of petroleum operations data, such as production geological data, rock and reservoir fluid data, production data, drilling operations data and even economic analysis data;
  • Make a simple analysis of the data and do the processing
    using standard methods in petroleum technology.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for people who work for a company related to oil and gas industry with various backgrounds and positions, such as:

  • Operators
  • Engineers
  • Technician
  • Legal Staff
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environment)


What Will I Learn?

  • OVERVIEW – History of Oil and Gas Industry