Oil & Gas Training
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Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Production with OilSim - (Virtual Instructor-Led Series)

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Production with OilSim course is a VILT (virtually instructor led training) course delivered in real time. The course will be taught in 4 hour sessions over a 5 day period and is delivered using the WebEx platform. Our virtual training methodology incorporates active and passive learning in an effort to achieve the best virtual training experience.

The course content is designed to expose the participants to the full life cycle of the oil and gas industry.

The course will provide an overview of technologies, workflows and processes that enable the oil and gas industry to explore, appraise, develop and produce hydrocarbons.

Throughout the course, participants will experience the dynamics, risks and rewards associated with the industry along with their social, environmental and financial impacts.

The course is built around OilSim, a hands-on online learning simulator, in which teams become oil and gas companies. They collaborate and compete with each other, making critical decisions and taking chosen actions as they experience the realistic business environment.

The teams are constantly supported by the instructor, with private breakout sessions available for them to learn through their own strategies and discussions.

The course is taught over 5 days / 4 hours per day. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to:

Gain an understanding of:

The lifecycle of the upstream oil and gas business and the major activities in each phase

How we explore for oil and gas and where oil comes from

The types of drilling rigs and the process of drilling and completing well

Techniques for gathering and appraising reservoir date

What comprises a field development plan

How to produce and oil and gas and what products come from Oil and Gas

Each student will need the following to attend.

  1. Computer - Min computer spec: Windows 7, 2GB Ram, 2GHz CPU and 15" screen at min resolution 1024x768.
  2. USB Headset
  3. Video Capabilities (720HD)
  4. Internet Access with Chrome browser for optimal simulation participation
  5. MS Office
  6. Download WEBEX app
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Learning activity mix

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Production with OilSim is an awareness level course designed for any professionals associated with the oil and gas industry, including support functions such as HR, IT and finance, as well as professionals who would like to learn about the Oil and Gas industry.

  • Life Cycle – Exploration, Appraisal, Development and production of the oil and gas industry.
  • Technologies – exposure to enabling technologies and processes for successful exploitation of the non-renewable hydrocarbon resources.
  • Social, environmental and financial aspects of the oil and gas business.
  • People – involved personnel and their functions in the oil and gas business.
  • Collaboration in a virtual online environment
  • Practice general soft skills, such as communication, negotiation and teamwork – all so important in day to day business.


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