OPC has announced an expanded technical training programme for 2016 incorporating new specialist courses covering topics in high demand such as Integrated Field Development Planning and Advanced Drilling and Completion Techniques. The full programme of more than 50 training courses covers the overall disciplines of upstream management, geosciences, drilling operations, reservoir engineering, well testing, commercial and petroleum economics.
Business Development manager for Training services Edna Travers said “In the past OPC training services have primarily been delivered in Western European and US locations. We have successful partnerships with leading institutions such as Imperial College London and the Institut Français du Pétrole in Paris, and are well respected for providing expert technical training in subsurface engineering disciplines. In the autumn of 2014 we created a dedicated specialist training division and, as a result, we have seen a significant increase in courses provided in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia regions.”
Thanks to the dedicated training focus, OPC has a significant number of courses scheduled for 2016, the majority being bespoke in-company courses for individual customers, but OPC will also deliver public training courses where demand is high.
Several courses have been pre-booked by customers that used OPC training during 2015 and have scheduled follow-up and repeat courses thanks to the success of the training this year.
Piers Johnson, OPC Managing Director said “Our expanded program is very much focussed on the Middle East, African and Asian regions where our training will play a key part in developing local workforce expertise in-country. However, our courses can be delivered anywhere in the world, and we are receiving enquiries from established customers in the USA and Europe. They are particularly interested in our new Integrated Field Development Planning course, which emphasises the importance of the sub-surface team working closely with the surface team in order to minimise cost for the whole project life cycle, a key objective while the oil price is low.”
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