TRAINING COURSE“ENGLISH-RUSSIAN OIL AND GAS TERMINOLOGY” Moscow, 2011 Petrotran
The course goals and objectives GOAL • Assure ability of students to freely communicate in English and Russian on key issues of oil and gas industry OBJECTIVES • Introduction to oil and gas industry • Mastering of English-Russian oil and gas terminology
The course duration • The course duration comprises 65 academic hours including final test. • Classes are held twice a week for 4 academic hours. • Total duration of the course by calendar time comprises 2 months. • Completion of training groups comprises 8-9 persons.
The course specifics • Combination of introduction into oil and gas industry withtraining in oil and gas terminology. • Mastering of new English terms during presentation of new material in Russian on the basis of comprehensive illustrative material. • Systematic and adapted presentation of material including complete cycle from field exploration toproduction of oil products. • High interactivity of exercises in combination withspecially developed audio course.
History of the course development • 1999 - Conducting of the course in Arkhangelsk in FLT company for the first time in Russia. • 2000 - Publication of training manual for translators“Oil industry” (Arkhangelsk). • 2004 – Publication of training manual “Oil and gas industry” (Moscow). • 2006 – Second publication of training manual “Oil and gas industry” (Moscow). • 2008 – Development of the course in existing form and publication of training manual with audio course (Moscow).
Training manuals and equipment Students are provided with training manual and audio course on CD. Audio exercises are conducted on personal computers. Visualization of material is provided by means ofpresentation using projector. Most topics include training videos.
Target audience • Persons with linguistic education knowing English at medium and advanced level and wishing to work in oil and gas industry (translators, English teachers, students of linguistic institutes). • Specialists of oil and gas companies wishing to improve their qualification and level of professional English (non-technical employees). The course was conducted for translators of companies ENI, Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Rosneft, Tengizchevroil.
The course structure • Field geology • Field exploration methods • Well drilling • Wellhead equipment and well design • Well completion, servicing and workovers • Well logging • Oil production • Oil treatment, transportation and storage • Gas production, processing and transportation • Pipeline valves • Pipeline integrity • Offshore operations • Oil refining • Health, Safety, Environment
TYPICAL LESSON STRUCTURE • Presentation oа the topic in Russian with introduction of English-Russian terminology. • Answering questions to the material. • English exercises using training manual. • Interactive English exercises (questions, dialogues, role games). • Audio exercises (independent work and work in team). • Test. • Training video. • Homework.
LESSON 1. FIELD GEOLOGY REVIEWED ISSUES • Theories of oil and gas origination • Classification of rocks • Types on natural reservoirs of hydrocarbons • Types of oil and gas traps • Rock properties • Classification of formation oils • Parameters of formation oil • Classification of formation waters
LESSON 2. FIELD EXPLORATION METHODS REVIEWED ISSUES • Stages of field development • Classification of reserves • Classification of geophysical exploration methods • Seismic exploration (principle, role, objectives, methodology) • General description of seismic methods • Composition of seismic crew • Field operations
LESSON 3. WELL DRILLING. PART 1. REVIEWED ISSUES • Types of wells • Methods of well drilling • Types of well drilling • Drilling equipment • Drilling tools • Components of drilling string • Pipe tripping operations
LESSON 4. WELL DRILLING. PAT 2. REVIEWED ISSUES • Types of drilling muds • Parameters of drilling muds • Equipment for work with drilling mud • Cementing jobs • Cementing equipment • Drilling accidents • Blowout preventers • Fishing jobs • Well testing
LESSON 5. WELLHEAD EQUIPMENT AND WELL DESIGN REVIEWED ISSUES • Key elements of well design • Types of casing strings • Wellhead equipment • Wellhead • X- mas tree • Valves and chokes
LESSON 6. WELL COMPLETION, SERVICING AND WORKOVERS REVIEWED ISSUES • Equipment for well completion, servicing and workovers • Well completions • Well testing and flowing • Well servicing • Well workovers • Fishing jobs
LESSON 7. WELL LOGGING REVIEWED ISSUES • Well logging definition and objectives • Types of well logging • Electrical logging • Nuclear logging • Acoustic logging • Mud logging • Thermal surveys • Types of measurements
LESSON 8. OIL PRODUCTION REVIEWED ISSUES • Natural reservoir drives • Flowing method of oil and gas production • Artificial lift • Production well testing • Methods of formation pressure maintenance • Methods of reservoir permeability improvement • Methods of enhanced oil recovery
LESSON 9. OIL TREATMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE REVIEWED ISSUES • Oil gathering system • Field oil treatment • Oil transportation • Oil storage
LESSON 10. GAS PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEWED ISSUES • Gas origin • Drives of gas and gas condensate deposits • Operation of gas wells • Systems of natural gas field gathering • Field gas treatment • Gas processing • Gas transportation • Gas storage and distribution
LESSON 11. PIPELINE VALVES REVIEWED ISSUES • Groups of pipeline valves • Gate valves • Globe valves • Cocks • Pipeline valve actuators • Quick union connections and fittings
LESSON 12. PIPELINE INTEGRITY REVIEWED ISSUES • Key problems during pipeline operation • Classification of pipeline corrosion types • Corrosion mechanism • Methods of pipeline protection from corrosion • Application of corrosion inhibitors • Protective coatings for oil lines • Cathodic protection • Sacrifice protection • Protection from stray current • Application of glass-fiber-reinforced plastic pipes • Pipeline pigging and maintenance
LESSON 13. OFFSHORE OPERATIONS REVIEWED ISSUES • Classification of offshore platforms • Equipment of offshore platform • Systems for assuring vital activities and safety of platform personnel • Equipment for oil and gas production • Oil terminals • Mooring facilities • Terminal tank farms • Mooring tanker loading operations
LESSON 14. OIL REFINING REVIEWED ISSUES • Products of oil refining • Principle of oil refining • Primary oil refining • Secondary oil refining (catalyst methods, thermal methods) • Treatment of oil products
LESSON 15. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT REVIEWED ISSUES • Environmental safety (subsurface and environment protection – protection of water, land and air resources) • Process safety (risk assessment, types and investigation of incidents, hazardous materials) • Occupational safety (personal protective equipment, safety regulations, impact of harmful substances, rendering first medical aid).
FINAL TEST Depending upon preparedness of the team final knowledge testing may include the following stages: • Written answers to 60 questions with following self-checking by audio course. • Implementation of final test including 90 questions. • Interview by the trainer on one of the course topics on the basis ofexamination cards.