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    Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering. IChemE accredited courses. Boredom free since 2015
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    Searchable, short video tutorials. Interactive evaluations. Learn concepts and practical software applications.
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    Share your achievements on social media or company LMS. Earn CPD hours to recognise your professional development

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The Baobab Advantage


Fundamental building blocks. Concepts not equations. Concise explanations. Compelling, short video tutorials (3 to 5 min.) with transcripts you can search, wherever and whenever you need them.


Learn how concepts are put into practice in the real world. Practical software video tutorials using industry standard software (Petroleum Experts IPM and KAPPA Workstation) to illustrate well, reservoir and field modelling and analysis.


Interactive quizzes and practical exercises with provocative feedback. Earn a certificate by passing the final course exam and gain badges by passing skills and competency tests. Post online via LinkedIn or OpenBadges.

Learn new skills or practical software applications

Far less expensive and more effective than traditional classroom training

Training Courses

A selection of our most popular courses

This course provides an overview of the Petroleum Industry from global energy statistics to exploration, drilling, wells and production systems. 1 day classroom equivalent.

This course covers the theory and practice of well performance and prediction. Topics include production systems concepts, units and datums, fluid properties, inflow and outflow performance and nodal analysis. 2 days classroom equivalent.

This course covers the theory and practice of artificial lift design and diagnosis. Topics include an overview of artificial lift systems, selection criteria and detailed reviews of gas lift, ESP and PCP systems. 3 days classroom equivalent.

This comprehensive course covers all the fundamental concepts of reservoir engineering including fluid and rock properties, well inflow performance, fluid flow in porous media, reservoir drive mechanisms, performance trend analysis, material balance and analytical aquifers, well testing and pressure transient analysis, reserves estimation. 5 days classroom equivalent.

This extensive course will enable participants to understand the concepts and practical applications of modelling naturally flowing and artificial lift (ESP and Gas Lift) wells with Prosper, surface network modelling with GAP, reservoir modelling with MBAL and full field performance prediction with GAP and MBAL. 10 days classroom equivalent.

This course covers the properties, characteristics and analysis techniques for unconventional reservoirs. Key topics include completion design, application of artificial lift systems, well surveillance and production forecasting for the transient flow conditions encountered in unconventional reservoir systems.  2 days classroom equivalent.

Key Topics

From reservoir to separator to pipeline

Production Technology

Well inflow and outflow

Well performance prediction

Artificial lift systems

Production measurement and surveillance

Well intervention and stimulation

Flow assurance (wax, asphaltene, hydrates, scale)

Surface production facilities

Reservoir  Engineering

Rock and fluid properties

Fluid flow in porous media

Reservoir drive mechanisms

Performance trend analysis

Material balance and aquifer influx

Pressure transient analysis (PTA)

Reserves estimation

Unconventional Reservoir Analysis

Rock and fluid characteristics

Fluid flow regimes in horizontal, fractured wells

Decline curve analysis for transient flow

Rate transient analysis (RTA)

Well performance workflow for unconventional reservoir analysis

Field and well analysis applications with Citrine, Topaze and Rubis

Integrated Production Modelling

Well modelling applications (Prosper)

Artificial lift design and diagnosis (Prosper)

Reservoir modelling applications (MBAL)

Field modelling applications (GAP)

Full field performance prediction (GAP + MBAL)

Subscription Options

On-the-job performance support, when and where needed


Comments from our clients

This is exactly what I have been looking for since I started learning about Production Engineering – the fundamental concepts very well explained and concise. I am not aware of any text book that it explains anywhere near as well.

Chevron Production Engineer

I would like to express my gratitude for your online course. It is an outstanding learning system in its own class and a unique opportunity for us professionals and carrier starters to deepen and better organize our professional knowledge, understand and deal better with the everyday engineering tasks that are challenging us.

During my university studies I had already learned a lot about the theory of petroleum engineering themes, but you could discuss and present the whole topic in a way which made the practical understanding and usage of petroleum engineering subjects for me easier.

Uniper Energy Reservoir Engineer

The content is excellent and easy to understand even to a non-PT or RE. I love the simplicity and authentic nature of the lectures.

The transcripts are very good for following your lectures in a ‘note’ form. Real world examples and applications help the user relate to his/her job.

Shell Geologist

The site is user friendly and interactive. I really liked the fact that the history of views, searches, etc is always stored. Your way of explaining everything by getting back to the basics, to the most fundamental equations and illustrating them by real examples, I just loved it!

I think for me as a junior this is a great training to have, especially that it covers thoroughly the petroleum system starting from geology, reservoir to production.

However, this is as well an excellent refresher for non junior engineers. This is because as the daily work absorbs the engineer, he steps away from the fundamentals. So, a cyclic refresher is of a great help and the site is very useful in this regard.

OMV Production Engineer

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