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The Exploration & Production academy offers comprehensive learning solutions tailored to clients’ needs and it is well equipped with various training facilities in dedicated workshops as well as training simulators.

This academy provides training courses ranging from fundamental principles to advance levels, which comprise geological & geophysical, petroleum engineering, drilling operation, and production operation to enhance upstream activities in oil and gas industry. Collaboration with Velesto has enabled INSTEP to form Velesto-INSTEP Drilling Academy (VIDA), which offers competency and certification-based courses recognised by international organisations, including International Well Control Forum (IWCF), and International Associate Drilling Contracted (IADC) for well control and WellSHARP, respectively.

The Exploration & Production Academy currently manages the following programmes:

  • Bridging Programme
  • Upstream Operation Induction Programme (UOIP)
  • Skill Group (SKG) including SKG 9 – Geoscience, SKG 10 –Petroleum, and SKG 25- Drilling
  • Customised Programme

Exploration & Production

The Exploration & Production academy offers comprehensive learning solutions tailored to clients’ needs and it is well equipped with various training facilities in dedicated workshops as well as training simulators.

This academy provides training courses ranging from fundamental principles to advance levels, which comprise geological & geophysical, petroleum engineering, drilling operation, and production operation to enhance upstream activities in oil and gas industry. Collaboration with Velesto has enabled INSTEP to form Velesto-INSTEP Drilling Academy (VIDA), which offers competency and certification-based courses recognised by international organisations, including International Well Control Forum (IWCF), and International Associate Drilling Contracted (IADC) for well control and WellSHARP, respectively.

The Exploration & Production Academy currently manages the following programmes:

  • Bridging Programme
  • Upstream Operation Induction Programme (UOIP)
  • Skill Group (SKG) including SKG 9 – Geoscience, SKG 10 –Petroleum, and SKG 25- Drilling
  • Customised Programme

International Associate Drilling Contracted (IADC) WellSHARP

​​This programme offers participants with the fundamental knowledge on well control procedure/method, kick detection, causes of kick, and the equipment involved in well control. Additionally, this training is designed to meet the requirements of the international accre​ditation body IADC for Combined (surface & subsea) BOP stack well control certification.

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Tool pushers, drilling engineers, drilling supervisors, superintendents, drilling foremen, company men and others with a requirement to hold an accredited well control certificate at Supervisory level.

​KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • DETERMINE the appropriate well kill method, instruct the driller and successfully kill the well via simulator
  • EXPLAIN the key principles of well control & perform static and dynamic pressure calculations across a range of wellbore and formation conditions

DAY 01

  • Introduc​tion & Safety Briefing
  • Ground Roles, Ice Breaking
    Pre-Test
  • Course objective & How We Can Achieve It
  • Introduction & Definitions
  • Kick Causes
  • Kick Detection
  • Fracture Pressure
  • Practicing Exercise

DAY 02

  • Revision
  • Data To Be Collected
  • Pre-recorded Data
  • Shut-In Procedures
  • Gas Behavior
  • Constant Bottom Hole Pressure Methods
  • Driller Method & Wait & Weight Method
  • Kill Problems & Bad Practices

DAY 03

  • Simulation Exercise
  • Well Control Related Instruments
  • BOP Stack Components
  • Safety Valves
  • Choke & Choke Manifold
  • Practicing Exercise

DAY 04

  • Practical Assessment
  • BOP Control System
  • BOP Testing
  • Practical Assessments

DAY 05

  • Theoretical Assessment
  • Open Discussion
  • Exams

International Well Control Forum (IWCF) Well Control

This programme is part of the IWCF suite of well control courses and follows the IWCF syllabus. The programme consists of a practical assessment exercise and a written test on equipment and principles & procedures for drillers and drilling supervisors. The certification standards are based on detailed analysis of the well control knowledge and the practical tasks that participants have to master in order to perform their jobs responsibility.

Gaslift Operation and Optimisation

This programme provides participants with knowledge and skills on operation, optimisation and troubleshooting of gaslift well according to an industrial standard practices.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Operation Technicians who are involved in well operation and optimisation.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • APPLY the technique of gaslift operation, optimisation and troubleshooting
  • DESCRIBE the operation principle of Gaslift Valve (GLV) including its components and functions
  • ILLUSTRATE operation of gaslift
  • EXPLAIN operation abnormalities and troubleshooting techniques

DAY 01

  • Introduction
  • Physical Property of Well
  • Vertical Lift Performance
  • Type of Artificial Lift

DAY 02

  • Gas Lift Installation and Equipment
  • Gas Lift Fundamental
  • Gas Lift Operation
  • Gas Lift Allocation and Optimisation

DAY 03

  • Gas Lift Monitoring
  • Well Surveillance
  • Interpretation of Pressure Trending
  • Gas Lift Troubleshooting​

Advance Pigging Operation Certification Scheme (APOCS)

This programme offers participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills on Advanced Pigging Operation Scheme based on API 1161 Recommended Practice for Operator Qualification.

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Operation technicians involved in pigging operation, engineers involved in pipeline and pigging operation vendors

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • COMPLY with the recommendations made in API 1611 Recommended Practice for Operator Operations
  • PERFORM pipeline cleaning and Operational Pigging effectively and safely
  • ILLUSTRATE the value of HSE in reducing safety related incidents

PROGRAMME CONTENTS
DAY 01

  • Safety
  • The Basics
  • Pigging Procedures

DAY 02

  • Pig Tracking and Locating
  • Pigging Operation without Pigging Bars
  • Methods for Effective Pigging

DAY 03

  • Causes for Stuck Pigs
  • Pigging of Pipelines with Heavy Debris

DAY 04

  • Special Pigs

DAY 05

  • Stalled Pigs

Introduction to Petroleum Technology

An essential course that provides an overview of the petroleum upstream and downstream business processes and technology. It also provides an introduction to oil, gas, and petrochemical operations/technology.

Pigging Test Loop

Pigging test loop is 120 meters long with alternative interchangeable of 60 meters long underground piping for training of tracking tool and piping protection.

Pigging test loop is capable to simulate various pipeline problems such as damage pig, stuck & stall pig, pipe defect and corrosion.

Specification
Pipe size: 10” OD
Flanges: ANSI 150
Working pressure: 5 bars
Max test pressure: 8 bars
Notable:

  • 2 meters length of 10” interchangeable 45 deg elbow spool for dent, corrosion detection exercise
  • 3 meters length 10” transparent spool
  • Sample point for sand filling
  • Features for intelligent pigging
  •  Cathodic protection

Pigging Operation Training Skid

Pigging operation training skid is a scale-down process pilot skid that resembles the real pigging operation at the plant. The skid is to enable trainees to explore the operational and maintenance training of the oil production equipment and provide a safe environment while demonstrating all the pigging operation and working principles.

Assessment that can be done utilising this facilities include line tracing using P&ID, understand pigging operation component, equipment and instrumentation, and hands-on training for launching & receiving activities.

Wellhead and Christmas Tree Skid

Our Wellhead & Christmas Tree Skids which imitate the real cross-section enable us to see through the internal parts and functions of a real Wellhead and Christmas tree, as well as to understand the closing and opening sequence of valves available on a Christmas Tree.

Two Phase and Three Phase Separator Training Skids

Two Phase & Three Phase Separator Training Skids are scale-down process pilot skids that resemble the real separation process at the plant. Three Phase Separator is designed to separate water, gas and oil medium, whereas Two Phase Separator is designed to separate water & gas.

The medium used for Three Phase Separator are water, base oil, and compressed air whereas Two Phase Separator utilises water and compressed air as the medium.

Using non-hazardous mediums enables our trainees to perform hands-on training on the operational and maintenance activities of the separators under safe environment.

Production Operation Training Simulator (POTS)

POTS is a full size advanced upstream oil and gas processing simulator, that is designed to meet the training requirements for Operations personnel.

POTS is applicable to beginners or advance engineering skills training, which trains individuals or complete Operation crews from basic equipment operation to plant commissioning and troubleshooting techniques.

POTS provides a safe environment to simulate various advanced operational problems which allows the Operation personnel to diagnose and troubleshoot without affecting an actual plant operation.

Gas Lift Training Skid

Gas lift training skid is a scale-down facility that enables our learners to have a clear understanding on gas lift operation. It comprises three wells that is capable to provide hands-on experience to simulate various scenarios such as multiple gas lift well unloading and multiple gas lift well distribution.

International Associate Drilling Contracted (IADC) WellSHARP

This programme offers participants with the fundamental knowledge on well control procedure/method, kick detection, causes of kick, and the equipment involved in well control. Additionally, this training is designed to meet the requirements of the international accreditation body IADC for Combined (surface & subsea) BOP stack well control certification.

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Tool pushers, drilling engineers, drilling supervisors, superintendents, drilling foremen, company men and others with a requirement to hold an accredited well control certificate at Supervisory level.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • DETERMINE the appropriate well kill method, instruct the driller and successfully kill the well via simulator
  • EXPLAIN the key principles of well control & perform static and dynamic pressure calculations across a range of wellbore and formation conditions

DAY 01

  • Introduction & Safety Briefing
  • Ground Roles, Ice Breaking
    Pre-Test
  • Course objective & How We Can Achieve It
  • Introduction & Definitions
  • Kick Causes
  • Kick Detection
  • Fracture Pressure
  • Practicing Exercise

DAY 02

  • Revision
  • Data To Be Collected
  • Pre-recorded Data
  • Shut-In Procedures
  • Gas Behavior
  • Constant Bottom Hole Pressure Methods
  • Driller Method & Wait & Weight Method
  • Kill Problems & Bad Practices

DAY 03

  • Simulation Exercise
  • Well Control Related Instruments
  • BOP Stack Components
  • Safety Valves
  • Choke & Choke Manifold
  • Practicing Exercise

DAY 04

  • Practical Assessment
  • BOP Control System
  • BOP Testing
  • Practical Assessments

DAY 05

  • Theoretical Assessment
  • Open Discussion
  • Exams

International well control forum (IWCF) well control

This programme is part of the IWCF suite of well control courses and follows the IWCF syllabus. The programme consists of a practical assessment exercise and a written test on equipment and principles & procedures for drillers and drilling supervisors. The certification standards are based on detailed analysis of the well control knowledge and the practical tasks that participants have to master in order to perform their jobs responsibility.

Gaslift Operation and Optimisation

This programme provides participants with knowledge and skills on operation, optimisation and troubleshooting of gaslift well according to an industrial standard practices.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Operation Technicians who are involved in well operation and optimisation.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • APPLY the technique of gaslift operation, optimisation and troubleshooting
  • DESCRIBE the operation principle of Gaslift Valve (GLV) including its components and functions
  • ILLUSTRATE operation of gaslift
  • EXPLAIN operation abnormalities and troubleshooting techniques

DAY 01

  • Introduction
  • Physical Property of Well
  • Vertical Lift Performance
  • Type of Artificial Lift

DAY 02

  • Gas Lift Installation and Equipment
  • Gas Lift Fundamental
  • Gas Lift Operation
  • Gas Lift Allocation and Optimisation

DAY 03

  • Gas Lift Monitoring
  • Well Surveillance
  • Interpretation of Pressure Trending
  • Gas Lift Troubleshooting​

Advance Pigging Operation Certification Scheme (APOCS)

This programme offers participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills on Advanced Pigging Operation Scheme based on API 1161 Recommended Practice for Operator Qualification.

WHO WILL BENEFIT
Operation technicians involved in pigging operation, engineers involved in pipeline and pigging operation vendors

KEY TAKE-AWAYS

  • COMPLY with the recommendations made in API 1611 Recommended Practice for Operator Operations
  • PERFORM pipeline cleaning and Operational Pigging effectively and safely
  • ILLUSTRATE the value of HSE in reducing safety related incidents

PROGRAMME CONTENTS
DAY 01

  • Safety
  • The Basics
  • Pigging Procedures

DAY 02

  • Pig Tracking and Locating
  • Pigging Operation without Pigging Bars
  • Methods for Effective Pigging

DAY 03

  • Causes for Stuck Pigs
  • Pigging of Pipelines with Heavy Debris

DAY 04

  • Special Pigs

DAY 05

  • Stalled Pigs

Introduction to Petroleum Technology

An essential course that provides an overview of the petroleum upstream and downstream business processes and technology. It also provides an introduction to oil, gas, and petrochemical operations/technology.

Pigging Test Loop

Pigging test loop is 120 meters long with alternative interchangeable of 60 meters long underground piping for training of tracking tool and piping protection.

Pigging test loop is capable to simulate various pipeline problems such as damage pig, stuck & stall pig, pipe defect and corrosion.

Specification
Pipe size: 10” OD
Flanges: ANSI 150
Working pressure: 5 bars
Max test pressure: 8 bars
Notable:

  • 2 meters length of 10” interchangeable 45 deg elbow spool for dent, corrosion detection exercise
  • 3 meters length 10” transparent spool
  • Sample point for sand filling
  • Features for intelligent pigging
  •  Cathodic protection

Pigging Operation Training Skid

Pigging operation training skid is a scale-down process pilot skid that resembles the real pigging operation at the plant. The skid is to enable trainees to explore the operational and maintenance training of the oil production equipment and provide a safe environment while demonstrating all the pigging operation and working principles.

Assessment that can be done utilising this facilities include line tracing using P&ID, understand pigging operation component, equipment and instrumentation, and hands-on training for launching & receiving activities.

Wellhead and Christmas Tree Skid

Our Wellhead & Christmas Tree Skids which imitate the real cross-section enable us to see through the internal parts and functions of a real Wellhead and Christmas tree, as well as to understand the closing and opening sequence of valves available on a Christmas Tree.

Two Phase and Three Phase Separator Training Skid

Two Phase & Three Phase Separator Training Skids are scale-down process pilot skids that resemble the real separation process at the plant. Three Phase Separator is designed to separate water, gas and oil medium, whereas Two Phase Separator is designed to separate water & gas.

The medium used for Three Phase Separator are water, base oil, and compressed air whereas Two Phase Separator utilises water and compressed air as the medium.

Using non-hazardous mediums enables our trainees to perform hands-on training on the operational and maintenance activities of the separators under safe environment.

Production Operation Training Simulator (POTS)

POTS is a full size advanced upstream oil and gas processing simulator, that is designed to meet the training requirements for Operations personnel.

POTS is applicable to beginners or advance engineering skills training, which trains individuals or complete Operation crews from basic equipment operation to plant commissioning and troubleshooting techniques.

POTS provides a safe environment to simulate various advanced operational problems which allows the Operation personnel to diagnose and troubleshoot without affecting an actual plant operation.

Gas Lift Training Skid

Gas lift training skid is a scale-down facility that enables our learners to have a clear understanding on gas lift operation. It comprises three wells that is capable to provide hands-on experience to simulate various scenarios such as multiple gas lift well unloading and multiple gas lift well distribution.

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