Beginner Level Courses
These courses are tailored to orient a person who has never played a role in the oil and gas sector. This course will outline the oil and gas industry, give vaulable glossary of industry terms and vocabulary, as well as take an individual through the outline of how oil is found, produced and brought to market.
“Why We File, What We File”
This is a clear explanation of all forms that are required to be filed by oil and gas companies with regulating entities. It explains the information that is required to fill out these forms and the reasons they are asking these questions. It isn’t enough to be told to put this information into this space. When your staff knows why they are doing it and why it is important, they are then able to catch mistakes before they happen.
So many times personnel in the field are busy. When they report information to be used fro tregulatory purposes they sometimes can mistype or forget information . You want your regulatory staff to have the know-how to spot when information is incorrect. You want to catch and correct errors in reporting before they are in the hands of reporting agencies.
Oil & Gas Regulatory 101
This course walks students through the process of taking the well from the start of permitting to the end of completion. All forms required for this process will be discussed and populated. They will be state specific. The course starts at the initial permitting of a well and walks through to the final reporting of the completion of the well.
Intermediate Level Courses
Gas and Oil Well Tests
Every state requires that the status of a well be reported once and possibly twice a year. These tests must be accurate or a company can run a risk the having production levels curtailed. Failure to file these forms can lead to severed wells which in turn leads to no production.
Injection Permitting and Reporting
Learn how to permit an injection well. Whether it is for water disposal purposes, RCMA disposal, brine storage or waterflood projects. Oil and Gas Regulatory Classes™ can train your personnel to properly file permit applications. One of the more frustrating issues is having your permits filed and approved in a timely manner. These permits can become locked up in goverenmental bureacracy for months, if not years.
Mechanical and Fluid Level Testing
The work isn’t over once you start injecting, every year forms are required to be filed with oversight agencies to report on the integrity of the injection wells. This is one of the most important filings an oil and gas company can make to the reporting agency. In today’s environment of anti-fracking groups, the EPA stance and other factors you do not want to a “misstep” in this process.
Reporting your monthly production. We cover forms, how to correctly fill them out and what to do if you have made a mistake and how do you correct it. How to you account for old batteries being cleaned and all the sludge being accounted for to your reporting agencies. Are you commingling your product in baove ground tanks or down tin the well bore?
Allocation and PSA Wells
With the new rules arriving allowing allocation wells it is confusing in permitting and most of all completing the wells and turning in the completion reports correctly and accurately.
Experienced Level Courses
Pipeline Permitting for Oil, Gas or Water Pipelines
Educating and teaching how the process works, what exactly is required and how to file for forms and paperwork for the constructionof pipelines that are used to carry oil, gas or water to facilites. We also cover who is responsible for reporting the amounts moved, what constitutes a commercial operation.
What happend when you have an oil spill? Who is to be contacted? what foprms are required to be filled out? Who cleans it up? How do you handle the remediation of spills? On-site oil spills are the leading cause of high fines being placed on oil and gas companies today.
Federal Permitting: BLM, Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs
This is an intense training course on how to permit and complete wells that are required to report through at the federal level to one of the above listed angencies. So many companies make acquisitions only to learn, not only do they have to report to the states, they are also required to report to the federal government. The federal government reporting system is complicated, paper intensive and requires a knowledge that can not be gained through reading instructions.
Going to Hearings
Most hearings a company will attend for an exception rulings can be done by your staff. There is no need to spend thousands of dollars on attorneys. If you know how to to do it. Oil and Gas Regulatory Classes can help you and your team of geologist, engineers and regualatory staff learn how to set a hearing, go before the state commission and ask for an exception to a rule.
How to protest a NOI (Notice of Intent) or NOH (Notice of Hearing) . Many times a company will receive notice sthat another companies, off-set well operators, have filed for an exception or to drill a salt water disposal well. Would you like to protest, do you know what your company needs to do?