Online Oil and Gas Training Courses

TOP Energy Training Courses

At TOP Energy Training, we have designed oil and gas training courses to provide a firm technical foundation and allow you to work your way through other integral aspects of the industry. From historical and economical contexts through environmental coordination and impacts and everything in between, our courses will set you on the road to success in the oil and gas industry. 

Our courses at TOP Energy Training are designed with various student audiences in mind, so you never have to worry that you do not have the credentials or prerequisite knowledge needed to be successful in the course. We expect that municipal, state, and federal regulatory agency personnel, oil and gas attorneys, non-technical oil and gas professionals, university law and engineering students, and high school STEM teachers will all be interested in our materials. The instructors who developed these courses kept these student demographics in mind during the creation of the curriculum.

Oil & Gas Training Courses

When you enroll in any of our oil and gas training courses, you will learn from faculty members from numerous universities who have experience and expertise in the industry. Our educational consortium is composed of faculty from Colorado School of Mines, The Pennsylvania State University, and The University of Texas at Austin. We have already delivered over 42,000 hours of content to professionals like you since 2012!

Full courses include numerous lessons on the specific course theme. In addition, certain popular lessons are available for individual purchase from its 'home' course page linked to below. We have a number of courses and lessons for you to choose from, and you may take them in any combination or order you'd like.

Not sure you want to invest in an entire course? Take one of the course lessons to try it out. Your lesson cost can later be applied to the purchase of the full course if you like. Want to customize your learning? Take individual lessons from different courses to match your needs.

The following are the courses we are happy and excited to offer:

Petroleum Geology Course

This course covers information starting with a broad overview of historical, economic, and scientific contexts related to modern energy exploration and production. Following an examination of “big picture” questions about the influence of energy in the world, we finish the course with regulations, leasing, and permitting to prepare you for the next course, Petroleum Engineering & Technology.

Petroleum Engineering & Technology Course

In this course, we dive into the mechanics and processes involved in drilling operations. Creating a safe, stable hole in the ground is the basic goal of the drilling process, but there are a variety of complex technologies and operational methods involved in creating that hole. In addition, this course discusses completions, formation evaluation, stimulation, production, decommissioning and reclamation.

Environmental Stewardship Course

This course examines the intersection between the oil and gas industry and the wider environment by presenting the global water cycle and energy-water nexus as well as other environmental concerns and health, safety, and security. The course ends with an overview of sustainable development as a best practice in all industrial environments.

Emerging Trends

Energy production is an ever-changing and evolving field. Covering emerging technical and industrial concerns, this course provides an overview of underground injection, carbon capture utilization and storage, induced seismicity, and subsurface containment.

Effective Communications

This course contains three lessons designed to assist learners when conversing about topics related to the oil and gas industry. These communication lessons provide knowledge and training on rhetorical strategies, knowing yourself and social networks, and how to overcome difficult situations. 

Learn More about Our Energy Training Courses

At TOP Energy Training, we know that it is integral for those involved in the oil and gas industry to stay updated and current with the latest trends in the business and continue to maintain a firm foundation in the fundamentals. Our training courses guide every student through the most important facets of the industry and ensure that they leave the course with a greater understanding of oil and gas operations and environmental stewardship.

Contact us today to learn more about our courses or check out our FAQ page for answers to our most commonly asked questions. Sign up for your next training course with TOP Energy Training.

Free Webinars Offered by TOP Energy Training

Since early 2019, TOP Energy Training has been hosting free webinars on a variety of topics as part of their oil and gas inspector training program, TOPCORP. Past webinars have covered drones, well abandonment, oil and gas infrastructure, biosecurity, water testing, and cement bond log interpretation.

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