Training Schedule 2017 is available for download here.

Geosteering (Well placement)

Training dates: 21 - 24 November 2016

Training location: Sochi, Russia

The course is designed for geologists and well placement engineers. It includes lectures, software tutorials, presentation packages, and a large number of case studies. Upon completion of the course, the delegates will have a basic knowledge of horizontal drilling and sidetracking lateral horizontal wells; gain in-depth knowledge in the field of geological support of drilling process; be able to support geosteering process from the initial to the final stage; will have the skills to work in the geosteering software.

Academys New Principal

Meet Professor Alexandr Podnebesnykh

With the new year unfolding, a significant change comes to the management team of OGE Academy. We are proud to report that as of January 1, 2016, the post of Principal of the Academy has been taken up by Alexandr Podnebesnykh, a petroleum geologist with many years experience and an accomplished academic researcher.

Professor Podnebesnykh graduated from Tomsk State University in 2000, and in 2003, attained a PhD in geology and mineralogy from the same university.

Throughout his career, Professor Podnebesnykh had held senior positions in geological departments of such Russian companies as TomskNIPIneft, Tyumen Petroleum Research Centre, Gazpromneft NTC.

In addition to his duties as Principal, Professor Podnebesnykh continues to work as a lead petroleum engineer with Oilteam Oil and Gas Engineering Consultancy while also furthering his research in geology and reservoir engineering of oil and gas fields with altered pore space. He has authored a number of academic papers on that topic in peer-reviewed journals.

Meet our Principal:

I am happy to welcome you on the website of Academy of Oil and Gas Engineering!

Academy is a dynamic training centre for oil and gas professionals. Since its foundation in 2011, over 1300 students attended our courses from more than 100 companies. Our training offerings span over 100 topics across the key engineering disciplines grouped into 4 skill levels.

As part of our ambition, we continue to launch new training programmes addressing the latest challenges faced by the oil and gas industry. We are also expanding the portfolio of our personnel development tools. This year we are delighted to offer online courses so as to allow more flexibility for those who need to upgrade their skills while going on about their every-day business. We also help companies maintain their organizational effectiveness using our competency profiling and evaluation solutions.

The geography of our presence is also expanding. In 2015, OGE Academy started running courses in Kazakhstan. This year we expect to extend our reach to the Middle East countries.

The oil and gas industry today is going through a challenging time. It makes it all the more important that it should be driven by real professionals. It is our strong commitment at OGE to equip our students with the most up-to-dat real-world skills that can immediately be applied in their jobs. Look forward to seeing you at OGE Academy!

Kind regards,
Alexandr Podnebesnykh