Sharing knowledge of E&P – Learn from the experts

At OPC we provide high quality training and educational courses on a wide range of topics within the oil and gas industry.   All of our training programmes are hosted and delivered by experienced and industry-recognised tutors – many of whom regularly lecture in collaboration with leading institutions, such as the SPE, Imperial College, London and the Institut Français du Petrole.

Bespoke and Public

The majority of our training is delivered through bespoke courses developed to meet the specific requirements of an individual client and the specific training needs of their people. Training is delivered at the client’s location or at a suitable off-site training centre.  It is frequently supported by additional mentoring and ongoing support for the client’s staff.

As a result of the success of our bespoke courses, we have built a regular schedule of public training courses at which our tutors deliver a standard syllabus to meet the overall needs of all attendees. These courses are delivered at our London Training Centre and at locations in Houston, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Muscat, Dubai, Istanbul and Aberdeen.

Our training encompasses a wide range of topics, all of which are key knowledge areas within the oil and gas sector:

OPC Technical Training Services (TTS) develops and delivers technical workshop style training, always tailored to specific client requirements and to individual attendees. Our workshops are aimed at developing a unified approach to developing industry best practices to addressing key technical issues in an organisation.

OPC TTS this year added competency based training analysis to our training capability, designed for oil and gas organisations with an identified skills gap. OPC provide a full Gap Analysis that will identify areas where improvements and change can be made to deliver a positive long term return on investment in human capital.

Our current range of training course includes:

General Management

Field Development Planning
Introduction to Data Management
Petroleum Explored – An Introduction to E&P
The Digital Oilfield


AVO and Seismic Inversion
Basin Analysis Workshop: An Integrated Approach
Capillarity in Rocks
Cased Hole Logging & Production Log Evaluation
Fundamentals of Applied Petrophysics
Introduction to Petroleum Geology
Open Hole Log Interpretation
Operations Readiness & Assurance Planning
Production Geology
Seismic Interpretation
Seismic Introduction
Sequence Stratigraphy
Special Core Analysis
Structural Geology

Drilling Operations

Advanced Drilling & Completion Technique
Advanced Well Cementing
Casing Cementing – Current Leading Practice and New Techniques
Casing Design
Cementing Operations
Directional Drilling
Drill Bits & Drillstring, BHA and Design & Coreheads and Coring
Drilling Fluids and Solids Control
Drilling Troubles & Fishing Operations
Fundamentals of Well Control
Introduction to Drilling and Completions Operations
Introduction to Well Control
Introduction to Wellhead Maintenance

Reservoir & Production Engineering

Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing
Advanced Stimulation
Advanced Well Test Interpretation
Applied Reservoir Engineering
Basic Reservoir Engineering for Production operations Staff
Fractured Reservoirs
Integrated Production Modelling
Integrated Reservoir Management
Introduction to Flow Assurance
Practical Well Test Interpretation
Production Engineering & Modelling Software
Reservoir Appraisal & Development
Reservoir Characterisation
Reservoir Characterization
Reservoir Surveillance – Effective Use of Permanent Downhole Pressure Data
Stimulation & Sand Management
Well Test Design & Analysis

Economics & Commercial

Field Development Planning
Introduction to International Petroleum Economics
Petroleum Economics and Risk Analysis
Petroleum Risk & Decision Analysis

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