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Oilfield 101 Water Processing and Recycling
A 4 to 16-hour overview of operations
Pittsburg, PA Aug 12 & 13, 2019
UIC and NPDES, Recycling.
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Fracturing 101 CCCOGP
Fracturing basics and beyond.
Fluids & proppant, operations,
& more. Click for details.
Free video courses I developed
for the California Conservation Committee
of Oil & Gas Producers. 
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More info on Fracking

Wellheads, Piping & Valves

Equipment

Well Dang.  I am camera shy.

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Instructor Bio

L. Lee Denke started off by getting a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming, then took a job cementing, acidizing and fracturing wells with Schlumberger in Worland, Wyoming, and has worked in California, North Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain area. Additional jobs included both subsurface and facilities engineering, as well as project management for Texaco, Aera and Berry. Lee understands the contract side of the business as well, having worked for the consulting firms TJ Cross, Ken Small, and Processes Unlimited. Lee currently works as a consultant in downhole and facilities operations and a registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming and Colorado.

Increase your Marketability!

In today's world, we need to be flexible, because we never know where we'll end up, either within the same firm, or when we change companies.  We might like the company we work for, but in a downturn, find that the company doesn't exist anymore, or we don't work there anymore!  Everybody needs to keep up their skill set.  

One key is to be able to understand the terminology across a range of disciplines.  Jargon and acronyms can be a barrier for anybody!  These classes help you get to know other parts of the business.

People who find these courses useful include risk management professionals, legal specialists, regulatory personnel, financial and joint venture professionals, suppliers and individuals transitioning from other industries. Field personnel seeking to increase their opportunities find the courses useful as a gap-filler.

Who Are These Classes For?

Typical audiences consist of professionals such as insurance underwriters, attorneys, regulatory agency employees, landmen, data management professionals, and groundwater remediation professionals. Entry level engineers, geologists, and technicians can benefit as well.

To build my course material, I talk to Subject Matter Experts and when I find time, I sign up for courses myself, for example, a course from COPAS (Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies) on Joint Interest Accounting, or attend conferences.  I find I'm better able to understand other people's point of view by listening to them.

We travel.  We've put on courses from coast-to-coast in the US, as well as overseas.  Clients have included small and large oil companies, regulators and vendors.  

What Kind of Training Do You Offer?

I strive to provide training a person can use as soon as they get back to their desk - or to their pickup. Depending on the attendees, I vary the material. Some people have experience, some don't.  Nobody's born with 20 years of experience.  Lots of people need to know what they are looking at, so I have a section on equipment, and talk about "what is a valve?" and other questions people are often afraid to ask. 

People with experience often need to fill in gaps.  The participant might know more than I do about some particular subject, and that's ok.  They can learn the other pieces and take away what they need.  

For a video by PRG, click this link: Wellheads, Piping & Valves.  This video course will be free on the CCCOGP website.

In conjunction with Brandi Hodges of B-Right Safety, we also offer safety training.