Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment



Data Analysis Techniques for Engineers, Scientists & Managers


Course Title
Data Analysis Techniques for Engineers, Scientists & Managers

Course Date/Venue
July 01 - 05, 2006/Emirates 'D' Crowne Plaza Hotel, Abu Dhabi , UAE

Course Reference

Course Duration
Five days

Course Description
This course contains detailed techniques for data analysis, experimental design and economic analysis using statistical and probability methodology. Topics included are: design vs. analysis; prior knowledge and Bayes' theorem; data fitting; comparing data; regression analysis; empirical and mechanistic modeling; probability and its application to petroleum economics; expected values; risk and uncertainty; understanding confidence limits. This course has been successfully presented in-house for Mobil, ARCO, and Chevron.

A manual for the course will be included as part of the course fee.

Course Objectives
The purposes of this course are to give you a working vocabulary such that you will be able to converse easily with people who are experts in the areas of statistics and probability and will be able to read and comprehend most textbooks and well-written journal articles, give you the ability to recognize what category a particular problem falls into thereby narrowing the number of possible techniques which might apply, provide you with a good working knowledge of several of the more common techniques which should cover a high percentage of the types of problems you are likely to run into, give you enough background and theoretical knowledge to recognize when a technique is applicable and when assumptions from which the technique was derived have been so grossly violated that use of the technique will lead to incorrect conclusions, give you a feel for what to do when your particular problem has violated major assumptions but you need an answer anyway, provide you with a manual containing enough worked out examples to serve as a useful future reference, provide you with a reasonable reference guide so that you will be able to find more detailed information on the techniques we have introduced, leave you with a comfortable feeling about the use of statistical and probability techniques.

Who Should Attend
This course has been designed for engineers, scientists and managers in the petroleum industry whose job includes a major amount of data analysis. It is especially useful for persons who are responsible for planning and carrying out experimental work or data taking. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own data analysis problems. The instructor will work individually with participants on any problems or data they bring.

Course Fee
US $ 2,950 per Delegate. This rate includes Participant's Pack (Folder, Manual, Hand-outs, etc.) , buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.

Course Certificate
Petrolab Engineering certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 75% of the total tuition hours of the course.

Accommodation is not included in course fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by Petrolab Engineering at the time of booking.

Course Instructor
Dr. Russell Hanley ( UK )…. More

Course Coordinator
Ms. Florabel Mateo: Tel: +971 2 6277405, Fax: +971 2 6277407, Email:

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