eLearning Opportunities

The Independent Petroleum Association of America believes that education is a key factor in our mission of ensuring a strong, viable domestic oil and natural gas industry. That is why we’ve partnered with Energy Training Resources, LLC to offer a series of state-of-the-art online eLearning videos and live courses. Proceeds from these opportunities benefit IPAA’s award-winning Educational Foundation. We are using education to fund education, which is a win-win for our industry.

View our brochure for sponsorship opportunities with our eLearning courses and the IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center.

Receive 10% off by registering 5 or more people at the same time. Please fill out the multiple user registration form and follow the remittance instructions.

Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists

This course is divided into 15 modules, each section taking between 25-45 minutes to complete, making it easy to fit into any schedule. Each module is narrated and incorporates videos, real-world analogies, and plenty of animation. We start with the basics then move on to more advanced topics such as understanding seismic waves, acquisitions, processing and interpretation. Check out our module descriptions for a detailed list of what is covered in each module.

Continuing Education Units: 10 AAPL recertification credits (RL, RPL, CPL, and CPL Specialist)

$ 199.00

U.S. Mineral Rights and Leasing

Anyone in the industry will benefit from this course. It provides solid and comprehensive coverage of U.S. mineral rights and leasing and includes up-to-date information on topics such as horizontal-well spacing, forced pooling, Texas Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and allocation wells, deduction of post-production costs from royalties, challenges to federal onshore and offshore leasing, and much more. It is narrated, visually stimulating and interactive and provides easy-to-follow examples of the various types of interests that can be created from a mineral estate. It also covers the various roles involved in land management.

Continuing Education Units: 10 AAPL recertification credits (RL, RPL, CPL, and CPL Specialist)

$ 199.00

Oil and Gas Drilling Video: From Planning to Production

This 2-hour DVD follows the full drilling and completion of a horizontal shale well and provides a direct, close-up view of the surface activities combined with animations of the corresponding downhole impact. It is great for employee training purposes and is a must-see for anyone working in or with the oil and gas industry.

$ 499.00

Joint Operations – Coming Soon

Drilling, Production Operations – Coming Soon

Live Courses

These live overview courses have an upstream focus with some midstream information and will thoroughly cover the following topics: industry structure, petroleum geology and exploration, mineral rights and leasing, drilling and completion, and development and production. It is recommended for oil and gas company employees, suppliers, contractors, attorneys, accountants, bankers, investors, traders, insurers, regulators, and has received high reviews from prior attendees.  Please contact Nikki McDermott for more information.

We currently have three upcoming courses in Texas. Click on the dates below for more information and to register:

  • February 5, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, hosted by NAPE Expo, LP

Continuing Education Units: 7 CPD, 8 CPE, 7.5 RL, RPL, CPL and CPL Specialist

Private, In-House Courses

Private, in-house training is available. Please contact Nikki McDermott for more information.

IPAA is the industry’s strongest presence in the nation’s capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.