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Baobab LMS is a completely new approach to micro-learning. It is all video-based and  covers concepts and applications in commercial software such as Petex IPM and KAPPA workstation. This unique method allows effective learning for Petroleum Engineering wherever and whenever you need it, i.e. performance support or help at the moment of need.

In this ” All Content” section, information is presented in the form of a searchable, digital library (or knowledge base) – informal learning, available 24/7 on any device. Assessments in the form of tests allow the award of digital badges (using Mozilla’s Open Badges standard) that correspond to skills and competency sets for Production and Reservoir engineers at three levels (awareness/knowledge, skill and mastery).

Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, good training is vital to your success – but how much will you remember of that one-off training course? How up to date is the information you search for online? With Baobab, there’s another way to learn.


Introduction starts with a comprehensive overview of the capabilities and features of Baobab. We look at the global energy industry, production and consumption and energy types, and then review the history and role of the Petroleum Industry. Finally, a discussion of the best books and other resources to help with your Petroleum Engineering learning.

Baobab LMS micro-learning website for Petroleum Engineering, production engineering, reservoir engineering, artificial lift systems

Welcome to Baobab!

Oil production, oil reserves, gas production, gas reserves, energy, petroleum engineering, production engineering, reservoir engineering

World Energy Overview

Exploration, drilling, wells, production systems, perforating, well completions, seismic, drill stem test, core analysis, petroleum engineering, production engineering, offshore developments, production systems

Introduction to the Petroleum Industry

Petroleum engineering, production engineering, offshore developments, production systems, reservoir engineering

Reference and Resources


Foundations covers the key concepts at the heart of Petroleum Engineering. Starting with the areas where most errors are made (data measurement quality, units and datums) we progress through fluid and rock properties and show how these are used to predict oil, gas and water flowrates and estimate reserves.

Petroleum engineering, production engineering, offshore developments, production systems


oil field units, petroleum engineering, production engineering, reservoir engineering

Units and datums

Reservoir fluid properties, black oil correlations, equation of state, methane, petroleum engineering, production engineering, standing

Fluid properties

Core analysis, reservoir engineering, permeability, porosity, Darcy. petroleum engineering, production engineering, micro-learning

Rock properties

Relative permeability curves, fractional flow curves, Darcy, reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering, online

Relative permeability and fractional flow

Reserves estimation, STOIIP, PIIP, material balance, reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering, micro-learning

Reserves estimation

Well Performance

Well performance includes a review of the core components of pressure loss in the well system (reservoir, wellbore and surface flowlines) and how these can be combined to predict well flowrates (nodal analysis). We also look at how artificial lift can increase production rates and examine in detail the major methods used (gas lift, ESPs, PCPs, HSPs, sucker rod pumps and jet pumps). To show these concepts in practice, we review well modelling (or nodal analysis) applications with commercial software including the design and diagnosis of artificial lift systems.

Inflow performance, IPR, PI, productivity indes, Darcy, skin, drawdown, wellbore damage, stimulation, perforating, perforations, reservoir engineering, petroleum engineering, nodal analysis

Pressure loss in the reservoir (inflow performance)

Outflow performance, VLP, lift curves, slip, holdup, flow correlations, hagedorn and brown, fancher brown, tubing, roughness. friction, gravity, nodal analysis, petroleum engineering, production engineering

Pressure loss in the wellbore (outflow performance)

Well performance prediction, nodal analysis, inflow, outflow, productivity index, petroleum engineering, production engineering

Well performance prediction (nodal analysis)

Artifiial lift, gas lift, ESPs, HSPs, SRPs, PCPs, electric submersible pump, beam pump, progressive cavity pump, petroleum engineering, production engineering

Artificial lift overview

Gas lift systems, gas lift valve performance, gas lift operation, dome pressure, bellows pressure, TRO pressure, casing pressure, orifice, port, gas lift mandrel, side pocket mandrel, petroleum engineering, production engineering, artificial lift

Gas lift systems

electric submersible pump, ESP, artificial lift, impeller, diffuser, head, pump, petroleum engineering, production engineering, REDA, cable, ESP motor, protector, seal

ESP systems

Progressive cavity pump, screw pump, elastomer, high viscosity pump, SAGD, PCM, petroleum engineering, production engineering, artificial lift

PCP systems

artificial lift, unconventional reservoirs, shale, fracturing, doglegs, ESP, gas lift, SRP, beam pump, deviation, drawdwon, petroleum engineering, production engineering

Artificial lift in unconventional reservoirs

Prosper well model, Prosper, IPM, nodal analysis, systems analysis, IPR, VLP, inflow, outflow, well perfomance prediction, petroleum engineering, production engineering

Well modelling applications (Prosper)

Reservoir Performance

In reservoir performance we cover the key concepts in reservoir engineering that enable reservoir performance prediction (production profiles, recovery factor etc.). These include the energy support (or drive) mechanisms naturally present (primary) and those methods that are introduced to increase recovery (secondary and tertiary). We will look at reservoir modelling using analytical techniques such as material balance and show how data from pressure transient analysis (well testing) can improve the model. To show these concepts in practice, we review reservoir modelling applications with commercial software.

Introduction to Reservoir Engineering

Fluid flow in Porous Media

Reservoir drive mechanisms

Performance Trend Analysis

Rate Transient Analysis

Material balance and aquifer influx

Well Testing and Pressure Transient Analysis

Pressure transient analysis applications (Saphir)

Unconventional Reservoir Analysis

Unconventional reservoir modelling applications (KAPPA workflows)

Reservoir modelling applications (MBAL)

Reservoir simulation applications (Rubis)

Network and Field Performance

Network and field performance covers the interactions of wells and pipelines and optimisation of oil or gas flowrates subject to constraints. When linked to reservoir models, the network model becomes predictive with time allowing forecasting of production profiles, timing changes of production and injection wells etc. In this section we cover the concepts of network and integrated production systems modelling and then the application in commercial software.

Surface network modelling

Surface network modelling applications (GAP)

Integrated Production Modelling (GAP/MBAL)

Production Operations

Production Operations covers a variety of topics for production and facilities engineers from Production measurement, surveillance and analysis through to Well integrity, intervention and stimulation, Production chemistry and flow assurance and Surface processing and treatment.

Production Measurement

Production Surveillance and Data Analysis

Production Allocation

Well Integrity Management

Well Intervention and Sand Control

Formation Damage and Well Stimulation

Production Chemistry and Flow Assurance

Surface Processing and Treatment

Corrosion Control and Material Selection

Renewable Energy Engineering

Renewable Energy Engineering includes the key topics in this broad subject area starting from the definitions involved (the Energy Transition, Net Zero, Capacity Factors, Levelised Cost of Energy etc.), the major types of renewable energy through to carbon capture and storage techniques. We also review the latest technologies for energy storage including batteries and hydrogen.

Introduction to Renewable Energy

Hydro power

Wind power (onshore and offshore)

Solar power (PV and CSP)

Bio-energy (biomass)

Alternative transportation energy

Geothermal energy

Marine energy (tidal and wave)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

We are proud to work with leading energy companies, universities, institutions and training providers to ensure the provision of quality, accurate and up-to-date content.

Track your progress as you grow your skills, in your own time. Take interactive assessments to put your new knowledge to the test and prepare for that interview or evaluation, while refreshing your memory with our quick revision videos. Earn badges to demonstrate your new skills or those of your team – and watch your achievements mount up as you go. This is how to learn, in your time.

Individual course with certificate


€ 80/Course

  • Access to your selected course
  • Earn course certificate
  • Course history to track your progress
  • Search transcripts to find quick answers
  • Bookmarks to organize learning
  • Add notes to videos and quizzes

All content only

(Searchable knowledge base)

1/3/12 Months


€ 400/month*

*12 month subscription Single User

  • Access to all content (digital knowledge base)
  • Earn badges to share accomplishments
  • Search transcripts to find answers
  • Bookmarks to organize learning
  • Add notes to videos and quizzes

All content and all courses

1/3/12 Months


€ 560/month*

*12 month subscription Single User

  • Access to all courses and content
  • Earn course certificates
  • Course history to track your progress
  • Earn badges to share accomplishments
  • Search transcripts to find quick answers
  • Bookmarks to organize learning
  • Add notes to videos and quizzes