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Simprentis provides face‐to‐face learning experiences for staff in the oil and gas industry using collaborative learning simulations and a problem‐based learning approach.

Simprentis courses are a combination of the learning platform OilSim and subject matter expertise from leading universities and industry. Courses are facilitated by Simprentis accredited simulation facilitators and subject matter experts.

Since 2002 Simprentis has delivered training courses to over 18,000 participants from more than 70 countries. Simprentis has a diverse, wide ranging client‐base in and around the energy industry and participants in the courses include geologists, geophysicists, petroleum engineers, students, support staff, economists, bankers, politicians, and governmental officials.

Simprentis enables people and organizations to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the oil and gas industry.

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Courses:

Financial Acumen in Exploration and Production  

Field Development Workshop

Geophysics for Non‐Geophysicists

Introduction to Petroleum Geology

Introduction to the Geo‐Politics of Oil

Exploration Workshop

Introduction to Exploration

Exploration Mini‐Challenge

Introduction to Field Development

Petroleum Language and Communication

Presentation Skills Workshop

Negotiation Skills Level 1 Basics

Negotiation Skills Level 2 Advanced

Assessment of Talent

Building and Leading Teams

 Introduction to Economic Evaluation of Oil and Gas Assets

 

 

OilSim 3.2 forms the backbone of Simprentis training courses. Below you can see a sample schedule for a 5‐day training course where  OilSim‐based exercises are combined with specific content  

OilSim 3.2 was released 8October2009, and covers  the first phases of the up‐stream value chain: Finding basins, Pro‐specting, Exploration Drilling, Depletion Plan, and Facilities Plan (Field Development).

Have employees always consider the financial implications of their daily actions and decisions. This means that the dollar impact of their choices becomes an integral part of  their language and thinking

Duration

5 days

Participants

All staff in oil and gas companies will benefit from the course.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed financial specialist.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

Understand how their day‐to‐day actions impact the bottom line

Feel confident to offer suggestions for strategy or process improvement based on sound financial thinking

See how to make decisions for the good of the company rather than for the convenience or benefit of the few

 

Get a fast and overall understanding of the oil and gas field development process

Duration

1 day

Participants

All business professionals, secretaries, administrative and technical support staff working in or supporting the field development issues. Trainees, Recruits, Engineers and geoscientists newly involved with field development issues. People working with providers to the oil and gas industry, as well as government officials, and investors in the oil and gas industry will benefit from the course.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed field development specialist.is

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l  Explain reservoir characteristics

l Understand reservoir drainage

l Identify different types of rigs, pipelines and equipment used in field development.

l Compare and evaluate different field installation design

l Create a project plan to achieve chosen design plan

l Compare and evaluate different field development project plans.

l Understand the dynamics of partnerships and negotiations in field development

 

Understand the basics of seismology and other geophysical disciplines and how they fit into the oil and gas value chain.

Duration

5 days

Participants

Engineers, geologists, and other professionals who need more knowledge about geophysics in order to better communicate with geophysicists.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed geophysicist.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Explain the basic components within.

 geophysical data analysis.

l Know the basic principles in data.

 acquisition, processing and interpretation.

l Understand geological and production

 data retrievable from geophysical.

 measurements, with emphasis on seismic data.

l Understand observations of hydrocarbon.

 production from geophysical measurements.

l Understand observations of CO2 sequestration

  from geophysical measurements

 

Get an effective insight into how petroleum geologists locate extractable hydrocarbons in the subsurface of the Earth.

Duration

5 days

Participants

Engineers, geophysicists, and other professionals that need a basic understanding of geology in order to better communicate with geologists.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed geologist

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Communicate better with geologists.

l Explain the origins of oil and gas.

l Evaluate the key elements in sedimentary basins.

l Participate actively in a prospecting process.

l Understand basic concepts of  structural      

  geologyand tectonics.

l Understand how core samples are taken and the significance of porosity and permeability.

l Explain and identify key mineral groups, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks.

l Understand enhanced recovery,injection,

 hydro‐fracturing, and geo‐steering.

 

Oil is the double‐edged sword of world politics. Learn to understand the history and current politics of oil and its importance in both domestic and international relations and how to use this knowledge in decision making.

Duration

2 days

Participants

All oil and gas personnel who need to optimize the understanding of the political and juridical circumstances for decision‐making.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed political scientist

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Understand political state systems to aid future decision‐making.

l Be able to identify the aims and interests of international organizations and other players in the global energy area.

l Understand the role of international law,

domestic oil laws and local regulations

placed on foreign companies.

l Understand the interaction between domesti and international politics.

l Identify the goals of private companies, states and  international organizations.

l Consider the role of oil within climate change and globalization debates.

l Examine how oil price fluctuations impact

nations and can cause conflict.

 

Compete and collaborate in order to understand the dynamics of offshore/onshore prospecting, partnerships, drilling and appraisal.

Duration

1 day

Participants

New staff and support staff who need to understand what exploration is all about.

Facilitators

OilSim Exploration accredited facilitator.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Explain the overall oil and gas  exploration

process.

l Interpret simple geophysical and  geological surveys.

l Assess the comparative viability  of different licence blocks.

l Understand the dynamics of partnerships and negotiations in oil and gas exploration.

l Provide an overview of drilling rigs and service providers.

l Explain the difference between dry fields and commercial and non‐commercial finds

 

Compete and collaborate in order to understand the dynamics of offshore/onshore prospecting, partnerships, drilling and appraisal.

Duration

2 days

Participants

All business professionals, administrative and technical support staff. Trainees and new recruits. Engineers and geoscientists newly involved with exploration issues.

People working with providers to the oil and gas industry, as well as government officials and investors in the oil and gas industry.

Facilitators

OilSim Exploration accredited facilitator

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Understand the dynamics of partnerships and negotiations in oil and gas exploration.

l Explain the overall oil and gas exploration process.

l Interpret simple geophysical and  geological surveys .

l Assess the comparative viability of  different licence blocks.

l Provide an overview of drilling rigs and service providers.

l Calculate a rudimentary budget for an

exploration drilling campaign.

l Explain the difference between dry fields and commercial and non‐commercia l finds.

l Assess the economic viability of reservoirs,and calculate ROI.  

 

 

 

Compete and collaborate in order to understand the dynamics of offshore/onshore prospecting, drilling and appraisal.

Duration

day

Participants

All people working in and around the oil and gas industry that need to get a brief insight into the dynamics of the industry.

Facilitators

OilSim Exploration accredited facilitator

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Explain the overall oil and gas exploration process.

l Interpret simple geophysical and geological

surveys.

l Understand the dynamics of partnerships and

negotiations in oil and gas exploration

 

Compete and collaborate in order to understand how to develop oil and gas fields.

Duration

2 days

Participants

All business professionals, administrative and technical support staff. Trainees, recruits, engineers and geoscientists newly involved with exploration issues.

People working with providers to the oil and gas industry, as well as government officials, and investors in the oil and gas industry.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed field development specialist.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Explain reservoir characteristics.

l Know the basic principles in data acquisition, processing and  interpretation.

l Understand reservoir drainage, including secondary recovery  issues .

l Know when to use specific  equipment for various purposes  under different circumstances.

l Create a layout of a field development design plan. Compare and evaluate different  field development designs, understanding the impact of designs.

l Create, compare and evaluate field development project plans  and budgets .

l Understand the dynamics of partnerships and egotiations in field development projects.

 

 

Develop your English language and communication skills in the context of the petroleum industry.

Duration

5 days

Participants

All oil and gas personnel who need to improve their English speaking and written language and communication skills.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed English language and communication specialist

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Develop communicative confidence, taking

risks when practicing their English to

improve fluency .

l Understand petroleum industry  language;

from a technical, business and  environmental

perspective.

l Enhance or improve business  negotiation

skills.

l Use appropriate language in different

circumstances and  with various audiences.

l Assess how they can convey their message

accurately.

l Participate actively in discussions, meetings

and  seminars .

l Practice good oral and written language

skills when presenting  information

 

Develop your presentationand communication skills and make the right impression

Duration

2 days

Participants

All oil and gas personnel who need to improve their presentation skills.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed presentation skills expert.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Explain the basics of presenting and the

psychology  presentations for different

audiences .

l Prepare a presentation with clear structure, appropriate choice of presentation tools and useful speaker notes, in order  to convey the message  accurately.

l Present with communicative confidence, using choice speaking techniques; considering tone, chosen words  and body language.

l Exercise different techniques for dealing with sensitive issues.

l Give 'instant' speeches (impromptu presentations).

l Participate actively in discussions, meetings and  seminars.

 

Understand how to negotiate with confidence in particular for people involved or support negotiations with oil and gas operating companies, service providers and governments

Duration

2 days full days

Participants

All oil and gas personnel who need to improve their negotiation skills.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed negotiation expert.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Understand why Win‐Win.

l Understand the stages in a negotiation.

l Learn when to negotiate.

l Communications fundamentals.

l Present winning proposal.

l Basic 3D negotiation prep & plan skills.

l Solve team cases from the exploration

phase.

l Understand decisions gates in the

exploration phase.

 

 

Improve the ability to negotiate with confidence and in a professional manner. In particular for people involved in formal negotiations with oil and gas operating companies. Service providers and governments.

Duration

5 days (Including 3days Negotiation Level 1 The Basics)

Participants

All oil and gas personnel who need to improve their negotiation skills. In particular people involved in formal negotiations with oil and gas operating companies, service providers and governments.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and a Simprentis‐appointed negotiation expert.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this next 3 day course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Enhance negotiation skills by applying best practices in a real‐world setting.

l Understanding the other partys needs

before the negotiation take place.

l Conduct negotiations that result in astute agreements.

l Incorporate the process  approach into

negotiations .

l Articulate communications strategies

based on different situations.

l Manage a negotiation team in the field

development phase

 

Learn to identify and assess the right people to recruit and promote.

Duration

4 days

Participants

Human Resource professionals

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and Simprentis‐appointed talent assessment expert

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Identify the skills current or potential

employees actually  have.

l Assess the working traits and

behaviors current or  potential

employees really have, and which ones they need to develop .

l Evaluate team‐working skills

l Assess and plan assistance for slow

learners.

l Make personal development  plans for staff.

 

 

Learn to build and leadsuccessful teams.

Duration

5 days

Participants

Team leaders, Managers, Human Resource professionals

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and Simprentis‐appointed team‐building expert.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Identify different types of teams.

l Build teamwork by recognizing and tapping  into the characteristics of effective teams.

l Understand their team player style and how it impacts group dynamics.

l Recognize the key elements that move a team from involvement to empowerment and how  to give these elements to their team.

l Develop strategies for dealing with team conflict and common situations.

l Use action planning and analysis tools to help teams perform better

 

Increase your abilities to understand and use the evaluation techniques behind economic evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs.

Duration

2 days

Participants

All oil and gas professionals who need to be able to evaluate reservoirs economically. People working with providers to the oil and gas industry, as well as government officials, and investors in the oil and gas industry.

Facilitators

OilSim accredited facilitator and Simprentis‐appointed expert on Economic Evaluation of Reservoirs

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Calculate the Net Present Value of exploration and field development assets.

l Recognize and explain what impacts the value of the assets.

l Increase the value of the assets with appraisal wells, additional surveys, optimized infrastructure plans, and optimized exploration drilling campaigns and field development

project plans and implementation.

l Reduce risk in all phases of exploration and

field development.

 

Increase your ability to participate in projects, not just as project manager, but as a team player. Learn to identify the critical issues which lead to successfully completed projects.

Duration

2 days

Participants

All oil and gas personnel who work in projects including, but not limited to, project managers.

Facilitators

ProjektSim accredited facilitator and Simprentis‐appointed project management expert

 

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

l Work effectively as project team members in small projects.

l Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your own, and your organization's project working capability .

l Make accurate in‐depth project feasibility and  scope analysis .

l Construct the key elements of project plans, including project definition, objectives, budgets and time schedules.

l Break a project down into manageable parts and processes.

l Describe the most effective management

structures for the maintenance of project control.

l Monitor a project's progress.

l Lead and manage project teams.

 

 

 

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