Gas Field Development: Offshore Projects

Course Description

This course on Gas Field Development Planning: Offshore Projects covers significant gas projects dealing with the three key physical elements: reservoir, wells and facilities. The first day emphasises geoscience and subsurface aspects, including wells; while the second day considers projects more from a macro-point of view, including commercial, project management and facilities concepts. This course will give participants an understanding of all major aspects of gas field development planning and project management.

The course is illustrated by a series of case histories and examples that demonstrate novel solutions to various project challenges. Participants will also be involved in two group exercises followed by discussions.

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend?

Course participants will:

  1. Gain an understanding of all major aspects of gas field development (offshore environment): involving reservoirs, wells and facilities
  2. Appreciate today’s challenges and how to meet these with innovation and novel solutions
  3. See the multidisciplinary nature of gas field development planning
  4. Gain an overview of key project management aspects
  5. Appreciate the diversity of field situations and the deployment of appropriate facilities concepts
  6. Gain insight into important commercial aspects such as contracts and marketing

Who Attends?

Professionals who are or will be responsible for gas field development projects to senior management within the company or externally from these disciplines:

  • Assets and Commercial Management
  • Drilling and Well Completion Engineering
  • Facilities and Production Engineering
  • Geoscience
  • Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning and Risk Management


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.

Special Requirements

Attendees are asked to bring their own laptops for use during the course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


John M. WalshProf Peter Behrenbruch is currently Managing Director of Bear and Brook Consulting Pty Ltd (since 2003). He is also Adjunct Professor at the Australian School of Petroleum (ASP), the University of Adelaide, and at the HoChiMinh University of Technology, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, Vietnam.

Behrenbruch’s last full time industry position (2008-09) was Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director for East Puffin (SINOPEC) for the Puffin offshore development project, Timor Sea. He held a similar position (2007-08) for AED Oil Ltd on the same project. He was a full time academic, first as inaugural Head of the School of Petroleum Engineering and Management (2001-03) at the University of Adelaide, and full time professor at Adelaide University (2001-07), tenured in 2004. He also taught more recently as visiting professor at the University of Western Australia (2014) and Curtin University (2014), Stanford University (2000) and several other institutions.