It develops a comprehensive vision within the petroleum engineering in the exploration, exploitation, conduction, storage and commercialization of hydrocarbons, under the challenges of the current world and the current legal framework of our country.

Benefits of the program

  • You will obtain a comprehensive vision in petroleum engineering without being a specialist in the subject, and you will learn in a structured and simple way.

Addressed to

People who have interest to enter to work in an area related to the oil sector, and those who are working in the sector and do not have the formation of Petroleum Engineer.

Content of the program

The Diploma in Petroleum Engineering for Non-Oilers consists of ten modules, which total 120 hours of study.

Module 1. General Overview of the Legal Framework of the Oil Industry (Hydrocarbons Law, Revenue Law on Hydrocarbons and its Regulations) (12 hours)

  • Constitutional principles
  • Hydrocarbons law and hydrocarbons revenue law and its regulations, rules applicable to exploration and extraction (upstream).
  • Rounds and bids in charge of the national hydrocarbons commission (contracts and assignments.
  • Rules applicable to midstream and downstream activities (permits).
  • Other applicable rules
  • Analysis of the national hydrocarbons commission and energy regulatory commission.

Module 2. Petróleos Mexicanos as a Productive Company of the State and its Contracting of Acquisitions, Leases, Works and Services (Law of Petróleos Mexicanos and its regulations) (12 hours)

  • Mexican Petroleum Law 2014.
  • PEMEX as a productive company of the state.
  • Special Pemex regime in terms of budget, debt, responsibilities, audit, etc.
  • Recruitment regime in matters of acquisitions, leases and services.
  • General contracting provisions.
  • Rules applicable to competitions and contracts.

Module 3. Environmental and Administrative Responsibilities in the Oil Industry (12 hours)

  • Environmental responsibility.
  • General law of ecological balance and protection of the environment.
  • Federal law of environmental responsibility.
  • Law of the national agency for industrial safety and environmental protection of the hydrocarbons sector.
  • Administrative responsibility
  • Federal law on administrative responsibility of public servants.
  • Administrative responsibilities of suppliers and contractors of PEMEX.
  • Federal anti-corruption law in public procurement.

Module 4. The Oil Fields (12 hours)

  • Properties and characteristics of sediments
  • Processes in the generation of sediments
  • Transport and deposit
  • Sedimentary structures
  • Deposit environments
  • The stratigraphic record of rock bodies
  • Stratigraphic classification
  • Stratigraphic sequences
  • Fossils and stratigraphy
  • Fundamentals of seismic facies
  • Relative changes at sea level
  • Structural concepts
  • Planning the scan
  • Methods of exploration
  • Introduction to oil fields
  • Classification of hydrocarbon deposits and aquifers
  • Classification of reservations
  • Basic concepts of reservoir engineering
  • Volumetric methods for calculating the original volume
  • Forces that intervene in the movement of fluids in the field
  • Flow of fluids to wells
  • Mechanisms of displacement of fluids in the deposit
  • Expansion of the rock and the dissolved gas thrust liquids released
  • Push by free gas (cap)
  • Push through water inlet
  • Gravitational segregation
  • Other types of push, including combination of mechanisms
  • Application of the material balance equation in its different forms
  • Basic concepts of volumetric balance of fluids produced from a deposit
  • Development of the material balance equation
  • Applications of the material balance equation for deposits
  • Evaluation of the entrance of water in the deposits
  • Classification of aquifers
  • Determination of the cumulative water entry in the deposit
  • Hydraulic thrust evaluation
  • Determination of the equation that represents the entrance of water in the deposit
  • Prediction of production behavior
  • Prediction of the behavior of material balance for deposits
  • Development of oil fields

Module 5. Geophysical records (12 hours)

  • Fundamentals of the quantitative interpretation of records
  • Classification of geophysical records
  • Spontaneous potential and natural gamma rays
  • Conventional electric
  • Electric laterolog, double laterolog and induction
  • Microresterptivity and microlaterology
  • Acoustic
  • Density and neutron registration
  • Radioactive record
  • Temperature record
  • Determination of saturation
  • Determination of lithology and porosity
  • Determination of permeability and productivity

Module 6. Equipment and Tools for Drilling Wells and Drilling Programs (12 hours)

  • How drilling techniques have evolved
  • Main components of the drilling equipment
  • Power supply system
  • Lifting system
  • Circulation system
  • Rotary system
  • Control system
  • Drilling parameters measurement system
  • Drilling personnel
  • Drilling tools and materials
  • Auxiliary drilling equipment
  • Special drilling equipment and tools
  • Drilling fluids
  • Drilling program
  • General data of the well
  • Location map
  • Structural plane
  • Geological column
  • Training data
  • Acoustic
  • Density and neutron registration
  • Radioactive record
  • Temperature record
  • Determination of saturation
  • Determination of lithology and porosity
  • Determination of permeability and productivity
  • Mechanical status
  • Operational window
  • Outbreak effect
  • Pore ​​pressure and fracture every 50 m
  • Type of collapse
  • Geophysical records program
  • Core Program
  • Drill program
  • Gradients
  • Fluid program
  • Hydraulic proposal
  • Pipeline program
  • Design of the coating pipes
  • Detail of each stage
  • Cementation data
  • Dams
  • Drilling equipment
  • Scheduled drilling cost
  • Ecological actions
  • Execution controls during well drilling
  • Well delivery and certification tests

Module 7. Completion, Well Maintenance, SAP and Well Productivity (12 hours)

  • What is the completion and maintenance of wells
  • Types of terminations
  • Properties of the pipes
  • Effect of the combination of different forces
  • Design of production rigs
  • Production shots
  • Wells and with SAP (Systems
  • Artificial Production)
  • Multiphase flow in hydrocarbon pipelines
  • Design of major and minor repairs
  • Well stimulation
  • Reactive and non-reactive stimulations
  • Hydraulic fracture
  • The completion program
  • Stimulation and production collection
  • Artificial hydrocarbon production systems
  • Continuous intermittent pneumatic pumping
  • Mechanical pumping with conventional units
  • Mechanical pumping with hydraulic and hydro-pneumatic units, combined
  • Pumping with progressive cavities
  • Electrocentrifugal pumping
  • Hydraulic pumping
  • Comparison of artificial production systems
  • Well productivity
  • Nodal analysis of reservoir-well installation
  • Well behavior
  • Well productivity equipment, and detection of opportunity areas to increase hydrocarbon production
  • Oil reengineering

Module 8. Marketing of Hydrocarbons (12 hours)

  • The value chain of an oil exploration and production company
  • Cost of production of hydrocarbons
  • The physical market of hydrocarbons
  • Supply and demand of hydrocarbons
  • Transport
  • Export windows
  • Certification of exported hydrocarbons
  • Marketing of capacity
  • Types of physical transactions
  • Main physical markets
  • National and international perspectives of the hydrocarbon market
  • Regulation of the hydrocarbon market
  • The financial market of hydrocarbons
  • General concepts about financial products, instruments and markets
  • Prices and marketing
  • Risk in derivative products
  • Main financial markets

Module 9. Administration of Safety, Occupational Health and Environmental Protection in the Oil Industry (12 hours)

  • What is the administration of security
  • Importance of safety in the oil industry
  • The environment in which the operations of the oil industry are developed
  • The health and safety commission
  • What is an accident
  • Classification of accidents
  • Prevention and reduction of accidents
  • Accident costs
  • Security measures in the different areas (production, completion, drilling, ducts and storage centrals)
  • Security measures in transport, platforms and warehouses
  • Evaluation of the security conditions in the facilities
  • Control in aggressive and corrosive environments
  • Noise pollution
  • Pollution by industrial waste
  • Fire prevention
  • Protection of lightning installations
  • Waste control and elimination systems resulting from the different industrial operations
  • Environmental permits
  • Treatment of hazardous waste
  • Protection equipment
  • First aid

Module 10. Analysis and Evaluation of Profitability in Petroleum Engineering Projects (12 hours)

  • Financial concepts
  • Interest
  • Present value and present value
  • Series of equal amounts
  • Effective interest rate
  • Profitability indicators
  • Basic definitions
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Benefit / cost ratio
  • Yield rate
  • Internal rate of return
  • Cancellation time
  • Profit rate
  • Profitability of an investment project
  • Risk analysis
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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