Online Energy and Oil Training Courses

TOP Energy Training Courses

You may take any combination of courses for $499 each, or register for all four and save $250!

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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.


Petroleum Geology & Engineering

This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the historical, economic, and scientific context of modern energy exploration and production. It looks at global economic interdependencies in the energy sector, and explains the science of petroleum geology.

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Petroleum Technology

This course introduces the technologies that make drilling and completions possible, typical operational methods for drilling and completing wells, and methods for solving problems that come up during the drilling process.

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Environmental Stewardship

This course covers the intersection between the oil and gas industry and the wider environment. It starts with an overview of the global water cycle and the energy-water nexus before closely examining the other concerns. The course ends with an overview of sustainable development as a best practice in all industrial environments.

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Emerging Trends & Communications

Split half and half between communications and rhetorical strategies and emerging technical and industrial concerns, this is the most varied of the courses. It provides an overview of hydraulic fracturing, induced seismicity, and subsurface containment, before a deep-dive in best practice of how to talk about these complicated processes.

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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 41,000 hours of content to professionals like you since 2012!

We have several courses and webinars for you to choose from, and you may take any combination of courses. Each course is $499 or you can register for all four courses and save $250. The following are the courses we are happy and excited to offer oil and gas professionals like you:

Petroleum Geology and Engineering Course

As a starting point, 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 Technology.

Petroleum 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 covers 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 and Communications Course

With emerging trends and developments happening in the industry all the time, it is important that we know how to discuss complex topics like hydraulic fracturing, induced seismicity, and subsurface containment. This course also covers communications and rhetorical strategies that can be used when discussing these emerging industry trends.

Training Webinars Offered by TOP Energy Training

Since early 2019, TOP Energy Training has been hosting webinars on a variety of topics. For example past webinars have covered drones, well abandonment, oil and gas infrastructure, biosecurity, water testing and cement bond log interpretation.

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.

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