RPS Welcomes Nautilus to the Group

10.03.11

RPS is pleased to welcome Nautilus (Nautilus Ltd and Nautilus World Ltd) to the Group. The geoscience and engineering training company with offices in the UK and the US joined RPS Energy on 2 March 2011.

Nautilus is one of the world’s leading providers of training services to the international oil and gas industry. The company is the founder and manager of the Geoscience Training Alliance (GTA) which has over 50 member oil and gas companies, and has been offering high-quality professional training to the oil and gas industry for over twelve years, delivering more than 300 training courses each year world-wide. Following the UK launch of the GTA, the company launched the Engineering Training Alliance (ETA), a programme of petroleum engineering classes, in 2007 and has also made initial in-roads into the South-East Asia market.

The courses address the training needs of individuals with a range of experience from graduate and support levels to expert professionals with many years’ experience. Training covers geology, geophysics, reservoir characterization & development, petrophysics, engineering and geochemistry. Courses include bespoke modules individually-developed to cater to clients’ specific training requirements. Classroom courses are held in North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Australia. To complement the classroom tutoring, Nautilus also runs a large number of field courses to enhance attendees’ awareness of the geological environment. These are delivered in the USA, Canada, France, UK, Spain, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and Borneo.

Phil Williams, RPS Executive Director with responsibility for the Energy business, commented:

“The energy industry worldwide is experiencing a shortage of skilled professionals across most geoscience and engineering disciplines. The acquisition of Nautilus will enable RPS to take a lead role in providing the training services that are needed to help address this and to ensure that oil and gas operators and service company personnel have the skills that are needed. It will also provide an excellent source of in-house training for our own personnel. This business will sit alongside our existing consulting business, enabling RPS to provide a broader service to its clients.”