IHRDC Announces 16 New e-Learning Certificate Programs in Oil and Gas Technology

Boston-based International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) announced today that it has released 16 new Certificate Programs through its IHRDC Online e-Learning platform. Each new program carries between two and three graduate credits.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 23, 2005 -- These new programs offer flexible, focused learning in six different areas of Exploration and Production Technology: Petroleum Reservoir Management; Reservoir Description and Modeling; Formation Evaluation Methods; Applied Petrophysics; Drilling Engineering and Operations; and Production Engineering and Operations.

“We developed these new programs in order to serve the needs of busy energy professionals who are seeking advanced training that is affordable, flexible and within reach,” explained Theresa Donohue, Manager of IHRDC Online.

As with IHRDC Online’s five-credit Certificate Programs, they may be taken as “stand-alone” offerings or as part of a post-graduate diploma in Upstream Petroleum Management. Up to 15 credits may be applied for transfer to the On-Line Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas Engineering Management degree offered by the World Campus of The Pennsylvania State University.

With the release of the latest programs, professionals may now earn Certificates in the following areas: Reservoir Rock and Fluid Properties, Reservoir Performance, Reservoir Characterization, Well Test Planning and Development, Open Hole Logging Methods, Well Log Interpretation, Subsurface Mapping, Reservoir Simulation, Improved Recovery Methods, Reservoir Management of Mature Fields, Well Planning and Design, Drilling Operations, Well Completion and Workover Operations, Producing Well Performance, Well Stimulation and Sand Control, and Surface Production Operations. Full details for each program are listed at www.ihrdconline.com.

Ken Ogle, IHRDC’s Senior Mentor for Distance Learning Programs, pointed out that “these new offerings not only make IHRDC Online more accessible, but they allow us to work more closely with learners in addressing their specific training needs.”    

For learners who desire more comprehensive programs, IHRDC Online continues to offer its five-credit graduate programs in Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Engineering Practices, Drilling & Well Completion Practices and Production & Operating Practices. Programs in Upstream Petroleum Technology are also available for non-technical personnel.

About IHRDC
Headquartered in Boston with offices in Amsterdam, Cairo and Caracas, International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) is a privately owned company that has been providing highly regarded management, technical and operations training programs and competency-based e-learning systems to the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years.

The company’s e-Learning program, the International Petroleum Industry Multimedia System (IPIMS), won the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming from the U.S. Distance Learning Association in Washington, DC.

For more information contact:
Theresa Donohue @ 617-536-0202, ext. 2257 / e-mail protected from spam bots or visit the company website at www.ihrdc.com

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