Overview Courses

The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center supports education through every stage of life. We have partnered with Energy Training Resources, LLC and developed an information-packed Oil & Gas Overview Course that connects the functional and commercial aspects of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.

Live, In-Person Courses

This live, in-person overview courses has an upstream focus with some midstream information and will thoroughly cover the following topics: industry structure, petroleum geology and exploration, mineral rights and leasing, drilling and completion, and development and production. It is recommended for oil and gas company employees, suppliers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, bankers, investors, traders, insurers, regulators, and has received high reviews from prior attendees.

Click on the dates below for more information and to register.

  • August 14, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, hosted by NAPE
  • February 12, 2019 at the  George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, hosted by NAPE
  • August 20, 2019 at the  George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, hosted by NAPE

Continuing Education Units: 7 CPD, 8 CPE, 7.5 RL, RPL, CPL and CPL Specialist

IPAA’s Oil and Gas Orientation for Newcomers to the Industry was designed for newcomers and recent hires to the oil and natural gas industry who are looking to be proactive and valued by their employers by understanding the structure of the industry, functions, and commercial terms.

Many companies are behind on training because of recent cost cutting and it can be difficult and expensive for companies to organize effective orientation programs in-house. We have a solution. We have teamed up with Energy Training Resources to create a well-organized, media-rich program that covers the basic industry structure, functions, and commercial terms in just one day, at a low cost.

The course will be conducted at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and participants will have access to the museum’s newly-renovated Wiess Energy Hall. As course topics are covered, participants will be able to view the Energy Hall’s related exhibits, giving them a hands-on and memorable learning experience.

Seating is limited, so register today. Click on the link below for more information and to register.

Private, In-House Courses

Private, in-house training is available. Please contact Nikki McDermott Thomas for more information.