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IHS Petra Training

Sharpen efficiency and accuracy

Want deeper product understanding? Seeking new skills?

Petra is an integrated suite of tools for project and data management as well as production, reservoir and log analysis, helping geologists, engineers, technicians and analysts. Multiple courses--from overview to specifics-- are available in the US and Canada. The Petra Training ensures you can:

  • Enhance your oil and gas analysis
  • Increase efficiencies
  • Provide more in-depth analysis
  • Augment workflow

Course Descriptions

US Courses

Petra® Basic Data Loading

Length: One Day
Topics:This one-day hands-on computer training class is designed to introduce participants to Petra project structure and organization, general data loading options, and basic project and data management functions, using the Main and Mapping modules.
Prerequisite: none
Format: Hands on exercises paired with discussion

Petra® Basic Overview

Length: Two days
Topics:
This two-day hands-on computer training class is designed to introduce participants to the data management and analysis tools available in Petra. These tools are easily accessed through a series of modules which smoothly interface with each other. The Main Module stores all Petra project data and acts as a gateway to the analysis modules. Several of these modules are used in this course.
Prerequisite: None
Format: Hands on exercises paired with discussion

Petra® Advanced Mapping Techniques

Length: Two days
Topics:
This two day course is designed for participants who completed the Petra Overview Training Class and want to advance further with mapping features and gridding. A basic or intermediate skill level is required for this course.
The Mapping Module is a powerful visualization tool that enables you to apply your knowledge and intuition to guide the development of conceptual models, to test and modify these models, and to create maps for use in exploration and development, acquisition evaluation, and decision-making. This class emphasizes the use of Petra, its database and computational functions, and its gridding and contouring algorithms to facilitate and amplify your creative process.
Prerequisite: Overview Training Course. Basic or intermediate skills are required
Format: Hands on exercises paired with discussion

Petra® Advanced Cross Section and Correlation Techniques

Length: Two days
Topics: 
This course is designed for participants who want to advance further with cross section design and correlation techniques beyond the fundamentals learned in the Basic Overview class. It provides an in-depth focus on the Cross Section module, where log data and technology merge to illuminate your understanding of the subsurface. The Cross Section module is a powerful visualization tool that enables you to display and interpret log data in different ways and develop quality presentations. Viewing cross sections in Petra’s 3D Visualization module provides an added dimension to your interpretation.
In addition, the class provides practical experience with other Petra correlation modules. These include Slip Log, Log Correlation, Directional Well, and the Raster Log Calibration and Correlation utilities. Correlation techniques for picking tops, faults, and pay intervals are emphasized, for both vertical and directional wells.
Prerequisite: Overview Training Course. Basic or intermediate skills are required
Format: Hands on exercises paired with discussion

Petra® Project Management

Length: One Day
Topics: Throughout this course, participants will gain knowledge of the organization and structure of Petra projects, as well as the various utilities available for managing projects. Participants will develop skills in managing user roles and project settings via configuration and restriction files, work in projects as users with various levels of restrictions/permissions, organize projects by business units, modify project locations and perform general project maintenance tasks, among others.
Prerequisite: This is an intermediate level course. It is recommended that participants have completed the Overview Training Course.
Format: Hands on exercises paired with discussion

Canadian Courses

Petra Getting Started

Length:1/2 day
Topics:This FREE class is an introduction to Petra functionality. It covers project creation, data import and the basics of calculations, mapping and cross sections. Ideal course for technologists and or new users interested in Petra start-up workflows without having to take the two-day Petra Overview Training. Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Prerequisites: None

Petra Overview for Geoscientists

Length: Two days
Topics: Introduction to Petra, covering data management, mapping and cross sections. Intended for beginners or Petra users without formal training. Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Prerequisites: None

Petra Engineering

Length: One-day
Topics: Class is intended for engineers and geoscientists. Covers production calculations, normalizing production, decline curve analysis, volumetric and waterflood/pattern analysis. Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Prerequisite: Petra Overview or an in-depth working knowledge of Petra is required

Petra Advanced Mapping Techniques

Length: One-day
Topics: Hands-on Petra workshop, emphasizing mapping tools not covered in detail in Petra Overview for Geologists. Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Prerequisite: Petra Overview or an in-depth working knowledge of Petra is required

Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation Techniques

Length: One-day
Topics: Designed for geologists, this class focuses on more advanced techniques and practical experience with other Petra Correlation modules. These include Slip Log, Log Correlation, Directional Well, and the Raster Log Calibration and Correlation Utilities. Correlation techniques for picking tops, faults, and pay intervals are emphasized, for both vertical and directional wells. Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Prerequisite: Petra Overview or an in-depth working knowledge of Petra is required.

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US and Canadian Course Schedules

Onsite training is available for any courses listed below. Contact us to schedule a class.

Bakersfield, CA

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 14-15$1,400Register

Calgary AB, Canada

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Getting StartedMay 11FreeRegister
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesMay 13$650Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesMay 14$650Register
Petra Overview (2 days)May 27-28$1050Register
Petra Getting StartedJune 1FreeRegister
Petra Overview (2 days)June 10-11$1050Register
Petra Getting StartedJune 15FreeRegister
Petra Getting StartedJune 29FreeRegister

Dallas, TX

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic Data LoadingMay 12$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewMay 13-14$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesJune 2-3$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewJune 23-24$1,400Register
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 21-22$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesAugust 4-5$1,600Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingAugust 18$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewAugust 19-20$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesSeptember 9-10$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewSeptember 22-23$1,400Register

Englewood/Denver, CO

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic OverviewMay 20-21$1,400Register
Petra Basic OverviewJune 9-10$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesJune 23-24$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 7-8$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesJuly 21-22$1,600Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingAugust 4$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewAugust 5-6$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesSeptember 2-3$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewSeptember 15-16$1,400Register

Houston, TX

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic OverviewMay 27-28$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesJune 9-10$1,600Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingJune 30$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 1-2$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesJuly 7-8$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 28-29$1,400Register
Petra Project ManagementAugust 11$700Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingAugust 25$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewAugust 26-27$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesSeptember 9-10$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewSeptember 29-30$1,400Register

Midland, TX

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Advanced MappingJune 16-17$1,600Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesJuly 21-22$1,600Register
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesSeptember 15-16$1,600Register

Oklahoma City, OK

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic OverviewMay 27-28$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesJune 9-10$1,600Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingJune 23$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewJune 24-25$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesJuly 7-8$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 21-22$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesAugust 11-12$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewAugust 25-26$1,400Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingSeptember 15$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewSeptember 16-17$1,400Register

Sewickley, PA

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic OverviewJune 2-3$1,400Register
Petra Basic OverviewSeptember 23-24$1,400Register

Tulsa, OK

CourseDateCostRegister
Petra Basic OverviewMay 20-21$1,400Register
Petra Basic OverviewJune 9-10$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesJune 23-24$1,600Register
Petra Basic OverviewJuly 14-15$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Mapping TechniquesJuly 28-29$1,600Register
Petra Basic Data LoadingAugust 11$700Register
Petra Basic OverviewAugust 12-13$1,400Register
Petra Basic OverviewSeptember 9-10$1,400Register
Petra Advanced Cross Sections and Correlation TechniquesSeptember 22-23$1,600Register

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