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Providing energy professionals with field-based training around the globe.

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Field course training benefits

We offer a considerable number of field-based training courses that allows energy professionals to benefit from the value of on-the-ground experience, knowledge from our expert instructors and opportunity to interact with peers from other disciplines and companies.

  • Led by expert instructors

    Our subject matter experts have decades of experience in professional settings within the energy sector. They will ensure that the learning outcomes meets your training requirements.

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  • Diverse field locations

    Our field courses are delivered in tailored and unique environments in the United States, the UK, Ireland, Spain and many other locations. Experience a diverse range of subjects that include basin analysis, clastics and carbonates, reservoir development, structure and tectonics and unconventional resources to name just a few.

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  • Safety first always

    By focusing on people, processes and purpose, RPS provides exceptional experiential education practices while setting the standard in the industry for field-based risk management, including more recently, concerns for preventing spread of Covid-19.

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Our field-based training courses combine visiting outcrops with classroom-based study to provide a unique learning environment, in locations across the globe including North America, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Malaysia and Australia.

Insights: Why field trips are critical to subsurface training

Field trips to outcrops are an important element of training for subsurface professionals in the energy industry. They provide unique learning opportunities for geoscientists and engineers by enhancing their understanding of geological concepts.

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Course spotlight - new & reintroduced for 2024

  • N310a: Carbonate Reservoir Characterisation and Modelling

    This course makes the link between reservoir characterisation and how fluids flow in these heterogeneous reservoirs, unravels some of the reasons why our forecasts are often incorrect, and offers guidance on however to improve those forecasts.

    Instructors: Mark Bentley, Ed Stephens

    Provence, France |  10-14 June 2024

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  • N463a: Geological Drivers for Tight-Oil and Unconventional Plays in the Powder River Basin and Applications to Other Basins

    Application of the learnings of this course will empower multidisciplinary teams to better understand lateral and vertical heterogeneity, synsedimentary and post-burial tectonic deformation as these factors dramatically impact the choice of completion methodology, development plans and reservoir management at the single well and field scale.

    Instructors: Randi Martinsen and Lee Krystinik

    Wyoming, USA | 24-28 June 2024

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  • N923a: Modelling of Reservoir Structure and Fractures (new course)

    The course combines field sessions in Somerset looking at world-class fault and joint systems along with classroom sessions assessing the Quantock Field case study that contains different host lithologies and structures that require participants to perform data analysis, fracture model design and creation of a modelling plan.

    Instructor: Tim Wynn & Ed Stephens

    Somerset, UK | 16-20 September 2024

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  • N134a: Carbonate and Shale Faulting and Fracturing Field Seminar

    This course examines factors that influence the style and intensity of faulting, folding, and fracture development and the relationship between fracture spacing and mechanical layering.

    Instructors: David Ferrill and Adam Cawood

    Texas, USA | 21-25 October 2024

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  • N670a: Fluvial and Coastal Clastic Depositional Environments (new course)

    This course provides hands-on experience with a variety of modern, clastic reservoir geobody types that provide calibration points for accurate facies and reservoir models and allow for more targeted exploration, appraisal, and development wells, ultimately increasing reservoir production potential and overall profitability.

    Instructor: Anton Wroblewski

    Texas Gulf Coast, USA  | 28 Oct - 01 Nov 2024

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  • N662a: Salt Tectonics and Halokinetic Sequences Concepts in the Onshore Lusitanian Basin (new course)

    Attendees will gain first-hand insights into salt-related deformation and sedimentation processes, directly applicable to reservoir properties, hydrocarbon accumulations, geothermal potential, and CCUS projects. This immersive experience equips them with advanced skills, reducing operational risks and optimizing resource management.

    Instructor: Pedro Barreto

    Portugal | October 2024 (TBC)

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