RPS offers geoscience and engineering training to the energy sector, delivering over 300 courses annually to a worldwide audience of experienced, developing and new professionals. An extensive client base includes over 100 companies, from small independents and service companies through to multi-nationals and National Oil Companies.

RPS courses cover many aspects of the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the industry, as well as leadership, communication, and management skills. They are relevant to individuals in all facets of work, from technical specialists to support functions.

RPS specializes in overview and introductory courses as well as cross-disciplinary training. Topics include:


Reservoir Engineering

Production Engineering

Surface and Facilities Engineering

Refining and Retailing

Economics and Finance

Leadership and Professional Development


RPS delivers training that meets the needs of participants with all levels of experience; from new hires through to senior staff with many years of industry experience. Our instructors are among the petroleum industry’s most respected and knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. The curriculum includes courses aimed at individuals working conventional plays, unconventional resources and heavy oil.

In the RPS Drilling and Completions portfolio, courses cover topics like offshore drilling, directional drilling, under balanced drilling, coiled tubing, hydraulic fracturing, and work over operations. In the RPS Surface and Facilities portfolio, courses cover topics like gas gathering and processing, compressors and pump equipment, sulfur handling, corrosion, and various pipeline and storage regulatory codes.

In-House Courses
RPS has broad capabilities to deliver dedicated in-house courses and programs to individual client companies. Almost all of the portfolio of RPS Training can be delivered with customized content, either on client premises, in the field, or at one of our training centers, making for highly cost-effective learning solutions.

Professional Skills Development
The Professional Skills Development program is specifically designed to complement our technical training. Subject areas covered include:

Communication / Presentation Skills

Report Writing

Leadership and Team Building

Project and Talent Management

Effective Resourcing and Talent Management

Key Contact

Andy Kirchin

Andy Kirchin   |   Executive Vice President, Consulting and Training Business Units  |   Send Email

Peter Mulholland

Peter Mulholland   |   Senior Vice President, Advisory /Training  |   Send Email