Educational Training Programme

Course Information

Welcome to the PESGB Educational Training Programme. Through this series of courses we aim to provide our members with access to low cost, high quality training to boost professional development.

The Educational Training Programme is made up of our Night School and various other training opportunities. All events are facilitated by industry specialists hand picked by members of the council to ensure the delivery of high quality technical content.

Course themes will vary, to cover subjects from Reservoir Appraisal, to Migration Techniques, Technical Skills, Petroleum Economics and Business Management. All will focus on ‘skills within a work environment’. The classes will be facilitated by highly experienced tutors who will be there to help you build your skills and knowledge for a solid future in the energy industry.

Venue Courses will be held virtually until further notice – please check relevant event for details
Dates Course dates vary – please check relevant event for details
Duration All Night School classes are held at 18:00 – 20:00.
Duration of other events may vary – please check individual event for details.
Audience Early and mid-career individuals working in the energy industry
Training Fees Night School: £85.00 per course (incl. four sessions)
Other events: prices vary – please check individual event for details
Certificate  A certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of each event


Please see below for a full list of our training in our 2021 programme:

21, 28 Jan, 4, 11 Feb | Night school – Structural Geology – Concepts, Applications & Seismic Interpretation
1, 8, 15, 22 Feb | Night School – Time Lapse (4D)
8, 9, 10, 11 Feb | Reservoir Management – Tales of the unexpected – NEW
18, 25 Feb, 4, 11 Mar | Night School – Essential Data Science for Petroleum Geoscientists and Engineers – 2021 edition
24 Feb, 3, 10, 17 Mar | Night School – Petroleum Resource Management Systems (PRMS) – NEW

16, 18, 23, 25 Mar | Night School – Cased Hole data Acquisition and Interpretations – NEW
24, 31 Mar, 7, 14 Mar | Night School – Deep-water deopsystems and reservoirs
6,13,20,17 April | Night School – Geomechanics – NEW
4, 6, 11, 13 May |  Night School – Open Hole data Acquisition and Interpretations – NEW
25, 27 May, 1, 3 Jun | Night School – Development Geophysics

To access member-only events or to benefit from the reduced member fees please visit to find out how to become a PESGB member.

Coming soon….

Night School – Petroleum Resource Management Systems
Night School – Petroleum Geology of the Arabian Plate
Night School – Petroleum Geology of the Sub-Andean Foreland Basins
Night School – Seismic Survey Design
Night School – Seismic Imaging
Training – Carbonates
Training – SEG webinar
Training – North Sea Webinar
Training – Seismic reflections for Geophysicists
Training – Cognitive Bias
Training – New Graduates guide to finding a job
Night School – Project Management & Effective Technical Writing (Postponed: DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY)

For further information contact


Thank you to all our facilitators!

To all the tutors who gave their time and continue to do so, we cannot thank you enough, your contribution is supporting the organisation and its members in this difficult time.

David PsailaAnalytic Signal
“Very knowledgeable”
Bryan Cronin – Tullow Oil
“Anything Cronin does I’ll sign up to”
Alan Foum – Zanzibar Geophysics 
“Highly skilled”
Gavin Ward – RISC
“Concise, engaging, interesting”
Carole Nakhle – Crystol Energy
Knowledgeable, passionate, engaging”
Tim Gibbons – Hoolock Consulting
“Good – relaxed, confident”
Steve Pickering – Schlumberger
“Professional, knowledgeable and understandable”
Alan Atkinson – Rockflow Resources
“8/10”, “presenter was excellent!!”
Professor Martin Insley – Instratum
“Martin is obviously very knowledgeable on the subject”
Paul Logan – Chase Geoscience
“Well versed in delivering complex data and information”
Ian Jones – ION
“Excellent. One of the best speakers I’ve heard through the PESGB”
Steve Cannon – Retired
“Excellent mentor and great presenter”




If you wish to support this important, member initiative we would be grateful for any sponsorship offered. Your financial assistance will help us develop the Educational Training Programme and maintain the low-cost registration fees.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities further, please contact





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