Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

About NExT

Building technical skills for teams and professionals

NExT provides technical training and professional development services for the E&P industry. We offer a portfolio of over 600 practical courses, training programs, and competency services that cover technical and software skills that today’s technical and asset teams need.

Our curriculum includes introductory to advanced training in key disciplines including Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics, Drilling, Reservoir, Production, Facilities, Management, and Economics. We also offer software and workflow training courses and programs using Schlumberger software tools including Petrel, Techlog, Petro Mod, ECLIPSE, and OFM.

With more than 19 years of experience delivering training to E&P companies in over 119 countries, NExT understands your training challenges and has solutions to match your specific needs.


In 2000, Schlumberger and three universities that offer petroleum studies programs created NExT Network for Excellence in Training. The three institutions—Texas A&M University, University of Oklahoma, and Heriot-Watt University—built strong links within the energy industry and combined their educational capabilities with the operational experience of Schlumberger professionals to provide the NExT organization with training and development expertise.

Schlumberger acquired the commercial rights of NExT and retained the program's original pool of instructors. To bring a wider variety of technical and regional experience, Schlumberger petrotechnical experts, and industry-recognized consultants were added to NExT staff.

Today, NExT has more than 3,000 expert instructors who train more than 15,000 technical professionals each year in 11 core disciplines—from characterization and exploration through development and production—and in industry-spanning domains. Its modular training curricula is designed to meet your competency development goals for a wide range of experience levels.

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