Fundamentals of Production


Who should attend?

  • This course provides an introduction to Oil & Gas production, along with a glossary of terms, covering fundamentals of technology, chain structure from well to export terminal, skills and job positions involved in operating production facilities.
Public :
  • Non-technical staff or technical professionals not directly involved in hydrocarbons production (managers, executives, technicians, staff of human resources, finance of projects departments…).

Level :Awareness

Prerequisite :
  • No pre-requisistes are necessary to follow this course.

Course Content


      • Positioning of the production in the value E&P chain.
      • World primary production.
      • Issues and technical constraints:
      • Conventional resources.
      • Unconventional resources.
      • Job descriptions and skills for production activities.
  • ONSHORE & OFFSHORE PRODUCTION - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • Technical specifications, operating modes.
      • Operating patterns and mapping fields.
      • Technical architectures.
      • Organization (remote site, extreme conditions, manning, shift…).
      • Case studies: FPSO, wet gas field (onshore), oil fields operated with reinjection, remote control room, early production facilities…
  • FROM WELL TO EXPORT POINT - Duration : 1 Day

      • From reservoir to wellhead: hydrocarbons and well effluent behavior.
      • Well techniques, production techniques and well servicing.
      • Surface facilities and treatment operations.
      • Metering and expedition.
      • Health Safety and Environment, sustainability.
      • Budgets (CAPEX, OPEX) during the life cycle of a production field.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the different phases of the Oil & Gas production process,
  • Understand organizations, skills and job positions involved in operating production facilities,
  • Acquire a complete view of the Oil & Gas production chain, stretching over technical, business and economic issues.

Ways & Means

  • Course delivered by industry specialists.
  • Numerous illustrations and case studies.

Learning assessment

  • Continuous assessments all-along the program.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program :