Industry-Leading Programs with Challenging Simulation Games

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Instructional Programs

IHRDC’s highly interactive instructional programs are designed specifically for the oil, gas and power sectors. Our unique blend of lecture, group discussion, and a challenging business simulation game maximizes learning. These programs can be delivered virtually to meet your budget and travel-restriction needs. Each year, we run a wide range of public and private workshops in Boston as well as throughout the world.

2021 Schedule & Catalog

You can view our full catalog of Instructional Program courses or use our search tool to find more details on a specific course.

Programs designed to meet your needs

For more than 50 years, IHRDC has delivered highly acclaimed, instructional programs for energy professionals, in both live and virtual formats, by combining our strong faculty with blended learning resources. Programs are designed around Adult Learning Principles to be engaging, enjoyable, competency focused and, most of all, allow learning to be internalize at the highest level.

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Delivering unique training experiences

IHRDC’s innovative instructional delivery methods have won many accolades from our clients. These training experiences include Virtual Mentored Learning (VML), Virtual Courses, and On-Site Classroom Training. Each has its merits and advantages, and the Virtual Courses, VML and On-Site Classroom courses are offered as either Public Programs for which anyone can register, or Private Programs designed exclusively to meet the needs of individual clients.

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Virtual Mentored Learning

These programs allow you and your team to learn at your own pace, from home or office, supported by a virtual mentor. Our broad curriculum includes Petroleum Business Fundamentals, Gas Business Fundamentals, Emerging Leaders Program, Upstream Petroleum Technology, Petroleum Projects Economics, Business Management Essentials, Geology, Geophysics and more.

Virtual Courses

Our experienced instructional team delivers more than 30 of our renowned Oil and Gas Workshops in both a private and public virtual setting. These one- to two-week live virtual workshops feature challenging simulation games and a team-based instructional format that enhances learning.

On-Site Classroom Training

IHRDC’s traditional “live” programs including our On-Site Courses are scheduled to resume in late 2021 with public offerings to run in Boston, Dubai, and London and private offerings in countries where our faculty can travel.

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Public Offerings

Our Public Offerings are scheduled On-Site or Virtual. Attendance at our public on-site offerings typically require attendees and instructional staff to travel to a designated location for a continuous period with day-long sessions from two to five days. Attendees from multiple companies mix and share experiences. These programs are normally offered at IHRDC’s Executive Training Center in Boston, and public venues in London and Dubai. In addition to course fees, attendees are responsible for their travel and living expenses.

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Private and Customized Offerings

IHRDC’s Private Oil and Gas Workshops are available On-Site or Virtual to our clients. Designed around our comprehensive, public Management Programs, these workshops are ideal for teaching the essentials of the international energy business and the skills required to be an outstanding manager. These workshops are typically offered for one-week or less. Our Private Workshops consistently receive very high praise. Many international companies offer them in-house on a regular basis to develop the important business knowledge and skills of managers from all working areas. These workshops are ideally organized on a residential basis for maximum effectiveness.

Instructional Programs Offerings

Oil, Gas & Power Business Programs

Our comprehensive oil, gas and power business programs cover the commercial and technical elements of the entire energy industry. Lectures by experienced oil and gas business specialists are integrated with challenging business simulation assignment ensure that participants gain a broad understanding of program contents as well as the practical and relevant industry statistics. Our programs help individuals learn through team discussions along with participation in real-life challenging business simulation assignments.

Oil Supply Chain Economics, Trading, and Price Risk Management Programs

These programs cover the downstream oil trading business, including all aspects of marketing, supply, logistics, trading, and price risk management in the oil, gas, and power industries. Our industry-leading team of instructors cover the downstream oil supply chain and teach how to make the most cost-effective commercial decisions to optimize profitability. The focus of these programs range from the fundamentals of oil refining, the importance of quality considerations and operational factors that will have an effect on profitability, to the impact of price exposure and price risk management on oil trades as well as legal issues surrounding trading.

Petroleum Technology Programs

Our technology programs consistently receive very high praise. Many international oil and gas companies offer them in-house on a regular basis to develop particular Petroleum Technology knowledge and practical skills for employees from a wide range of upstream subjects. These programs are ideally organized onsite or virtually for a select group of participants with hands-on exercises and team-based simulated project assignments.

General Management Programs, applied to the Petroleum Industry

IHRDC’s General Management Programs teach the essentials required to be an outstanding manager in today’s international energy business. These programs cover important topics such as Law, Finance, Leadership, Negotiation and HR. Each program combines lectures by energy business specialists with a relevant business game scenario where participants work in teams to evaluate, develop, and manage an assignment in a respective energy business setting.

Virtual Mentored Learning Programs

These programs allow you and your team to learn at your own pace, from home or office, supported by a virtual mentor. Our broad curriculum includes Petroleum Business Fundamentals, Gas Business Fundamentals, Emerging Leaders Program, Upstream Petroleum Technology, Petroleum Projects Economics, Business Management Essentials, Geology, Geophysics and more.

Learning Simulation Games

Adults learn best when they’re actively engaged in the learning process, dealing with real assignments that have practical applications. Our Learning Simulation Games turn learning into a challenging and enjoyable experience. We’ve developed games and toolkits that reflect accurate project management challenges along the oil and gas value chain, significantly improving learning.

Instructional Programs Resources

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