We have recently customized “in-house” courses for
a number of companies in order to make the course more interesting
and meaningful to their staff, for example:
• The field personnel of a Major Oil and Gas Company operating
in east-central Alberta, which has a particular interest in the
prolific Lower Cretaceous Mannville Group.
• The staff of an Information Technology Company whose
clients represent major oil and gas companies. Emphasis was placed
on what geologists, geophysicists, landmen and engineers do in
these companies, which systems they use, and what specific uses
they have for these systems.
• The staff and managers of a large Energy Trust. Our goal
was to encourage complete integrated evaluation of their portfolio
of properties in order to add real value. A secondary goal was
to set standards for consistency between business units in property
and prospect analysis.
• The staff of a large Gas Processing Company whose major
holdings include sour gas plants, pipelines and associated infrastructure.
The facilities are operating under capacity and a primary objective
is to provide marketers with a better understanding of the underlying
geology and the potential for additional gas within each plant’s
• The Board of an oil and gas exploration company (headquartered
in the United States) outlining the status of the oil and gas
industry in Canada, advances in technology and opportunities for
• The staff of a large Canadian bank whose primary target
is supporting the oil and gas service industry. The primary objective
is to show the various facets of oil and gas exploration and production
and the role played by the members of the service industry who
are their clients
• Several major oil and gas companies have requested we
incorporate their areas of operations, their land holdings, drilling
statistics, as well as their production reserves into the big
• Two courses for the staff of a major oil company charged
with the task of collecting and recording data currently stored
on individual computers and in 'bottom drawers'. The course was
customized to emphasize what to look for and why the data is important.
Over the last few years, customized presentations have also been