Our educational consortium is composed of Colorado School of Mines, Penn State University, and The University of Texas at Austin. Together, we design and create online courses for oil and gas professionals, focusing on the fundamental technology, science, and engineering of oil and gas operations.
Since 2012, we have delivered more than 42,000 hours of content to professionals as part of our flagship program for field inspectors and regulatory personnel. Now we are making these high-quality online courses available to professionals, educators, and students who would like a better understanding of the ever-changing technology in the industry.
Each TOP Energy Training course requires approximately fifteen hours to complete. At the end of each lesson, there is a short, self-check quiz to help you assess your understanding of the content. These self-check questions will prepare you for the final assessment at the end of the course. Both the self-checks and the final assessment are optional.
Once you finish the lessons in a course, you can complete a final assessment. You will be able to make several attempts to complete the final assessment. Once you pass the assessment, you will receive a course completion certificate verifying your mastery of the materials.
When you take an energy training course from TOP Energy Training, you have access to expertise from faculty members at numerous universities, as well as professionals with a range of industry backgrounds and environmental approaches.
Inspectors, regulators and policymakers can anticipate learning outcomes that enable them to better understand the latest science, engineering and technology mechanisms in place within the upstream oil and gas industry. The technical knowledge provided by our online courses allows government employees to fully appreciate environmental and human health & safety challenges, and better understand mechanisms in use and being developed to ensure protection of the environment and the public sector.
Attorneys and other legal professionals can anticipate learning outcomes that enable those with little experience in the oil and gas industry to quickly understand the fundamentals of the latest science, engineering and technology used within the upstream side of the business. Our online courses deliver a broad overview of terminology married with multi-media content and high quality visuals to provide a basic knowledge of the technical fundamentals of the industry.
Oil and gas professionals in either technical or non-technical capacities (e.g., accountants, business managers, etc.) can benefit from the program. Technical professionals, perhaps those at the start of their careers, will be better equipped to quickly become significant contributors to multi-disciplinary teams. Those technical professionals with limited, recent field experience will receive a refresher on fundamentals, as well as an introduction to the latest technical applications and practices in the industry. Non-technical professionals can anticipate learning outcomes that enable them to better understand the broad technical aspects of the oil and gas business that they contribute to in their day-to-day work activity. Our online courses deliver a broad overview of terminology married with multi-media content and high quality visuals to provide a basic knowledge of the technical fundamentals of the industry.
Students in the various energy fields can anticipate learning outcomes that provide a broad, fundamental background in petroleum science, engineering and technology. Students in allied fields will be well prepared for future careers in the energy sector. Our online courses work well as introductory textbooks in university-level petroleum engineering or broad energy overview courses. Our online courses can also serve as textbooks for advanced level high school courses in petroleum related topics (e.g., petroleum engineering, petroleum technology or environmental science).