The global oil and gas industry is under sweeping changes due to international pricing competition and with the dynamics of the industry changing, with aging asset infrastructure and the need to decommission equipment in a safe and environmentally friendly way. However as well as aging infrastructure, there is also an aging workforce which is leaving the industry and taking valuable knowledge and expertise with it. With the industry in need of a new workforce to take it strongly in to the future, this clear practical and exciting course gives you the foundation knowledge to help you on your oil and gas industry career.
The material used in the training course will be based on exercises as well as regional and international case studies. Participants will frequently work in pairs with one another as well as in larger teams.
Anyone wishing to gain an overview or basic understanding of oil and gas, the industry or its operations. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone new to the oil and gas industry, contractors working with clients in the industry, or anyone within a non-technical role in the industry who is seeking a greater understanding of operations.
David Newman has over 35 years’ experience in national and international oil and gas project engineering and management. His experience also has been within operators, EPIC contractors, and consultancy teams for various onshore, offshore and subsea projects with project values extending to USD billions CAPEX in value.
He is a leading oil and gas practitioner, trainer and mentor, having spent the last 10 years training thousands of individuals from front line to industry leaders. His expertise includes oil and gas engineering, pipelines/structural engineering, plant and facilities engineering/management, materials and corrosion engineering, asset integrity management, design/technical/operational integrity and safety.
David has been a frequent speaker at many oil and gas conferences across the world and has written a number of white papers. He is also the visiting Professor of Oil and Gas at Cranfield University in the U.K.