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Why you should enrol onto the Fundamentals of Oil & Gas...
Professional development for the entire oil and gas sector - upstream, midstream and downstream
Ideal for exploration, engineering, production and refining personnel...

...whether new to oil and gas or needing to boost your knowledge, it's the perfect solution to your needs.

Distance Learning from IBC Academy

The flexible, accessible, cost and time effective global classroom.

Just some of the reasons why it is the best education solution for you.

In-house oil and gas training for your company

Distance learning, instructor led workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery for corporate groups.

Study the complete oil and gas industry course online by part-time distance learning from IBC Academy

Fundamentals of Oil and Gas course introduction:

Understanding the industry from upstream exploration and production to downstream refining, marketing, retailing and beyond

Would you benefit from a detailed introduction to the oil and gas industry?  

This tutored professional development distance learning training course will ensure you gain a thorough, accurate and up-to-date knowledge of the oil and gas sector. It offers a unique blend of broad global perspectives with the detail required to understand and work within the oil and gas sector with confidence.

The programme is one of the few premium solutions which gives a universal educational grounding in the industry by part-time online study and without the need for travel or attendance at seminars.

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This petroleum industry online training course is truly global in every sense of the word. The programme reflects the worldwide nature of the oil and gas business and is for students based in any country. Participants will benefit from online interaction with energy industry colleagues from all over the world, as well as expert tutorial support. Successful students that complete the course will received a hard copy certificate to acknowledge their study and the continuing professional development undertaken.

Also available for dedicated in-company delivery by distance learning or instructor led workshops

Download the Fundamentals of Oil and Gas course prospectus for full course, syllabus and fee details.


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The Fundamentals of Oil and Gas explores the industry from upstream to downstream and beyond, addressing:

  • An introduction to the oil and gas industry, its history, structure and key terminologies

  • The fundamentals of finding oil and gas: geology, exploration and access

  • Extracting and processing oil and gas

  • Oil refining and gas treatment: transportation, storage, processing and distribution

  • The commercialisation of oil and gas: selling, trading and regulation

  • Managing oil and gas: global issues affecting the industry, its current state and future direction

You can now preview the first module from a previous intake 'Introducing Oil & Gas' for free!

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Past students on our oil and gas course represent some of these companies:

  • Acergy Services
  • Alldeco S R O
  • AP Moller Maersk
  • Ariel Reinsurance
  • AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance
  • Barbados National Oil Co
  • BG Group
  • BOC Gases
  • Boskalis Offshore
  • BP
  • Brewin
  • Dolphin
  • British Pipeline Agency
  • CB&I
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Cybernetics International Services Limited
  • Daewoo Nigeria
  • Distrigas
  • Eco & Partner Consult Limited
  • Enereco
  • Energia
  • E.ON Ruhrgas
  • Ernst & Young Pvt
  • ESSO Exploration Angola
  • Fugro Ltd
  • Fugro Norway Marine Services AS
  • Gaslink Nigeria
  • Gasunie
  • Germanischer Oil & Gas
  • GL Noble Denton
  • Global Offshore Gases Nigeria Limited
  • Helix Energy Solutions
  • Herbert Smith LLP
  • HSBC
  • Industry Canada
  • Inform Information Systems (IIS)
  • Jan De Nul Group
  • Jdora Ug
  • Johnson
  • Controls Global
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kinell Services
  • Law Development Centre
  • Leighton Offshore Pte
  • Lion Petroleum Pty
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Middle East Economic Survey
  • Maersk Oil
  • MR Offshore Navigation
  • MRS Oil and Gas Co
  • Münchener de Colombia S.A
  • Nabors Drilling International Ltd
  • National Grid
  • Nexen Petroleum UK
  • Oil Spill Response
  • Omer Malonga
  • Law Office
  • Oryx Oil Company
  • Petrasco
  • Petron Corporation
  • Phoenixtide Offshore Nigeria
  • Pipeline Integrity Engineers
  • Principia
  • Qatar Gas
  • Qatar General Petroleum Corporation
  • Qatar
  • Petroleum
  • Refining Directorate
  • Sasol Technology
  • Saudi Arabian Texaco
  • Shell Petroleum
  • Siemens Ltd
  • Single Buoy Moorings
  • Songa Offshore SE
  • South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • SPT Group
  • Statoil Asa
  • Subsea 7
  • Suez-Tractebel
  • Technetics Group
  • Validus Reinsurance
  • Wheeldots Express Logistics Services
  • Windsor Brokers

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