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Oil & Gas Business, Upstream Technology, Operations & Maintenance, and Business Essentials Training Programs in Boston & Worldwide

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Established in 1969 and headquartered in Boston, International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC) has been a worldwide leader in training and competency development for the international oil and gas industry. The programs are offered in major international locations and the Oil and Gas Management Programs are offered annually in Boston, Massachusetts.

IHRDC instructional design combines lectures by experienced oil and gas business specialists with challenging proprietary IHRDC business games. Classroom sessions include comprehensive, practical, and challenging topic matter. The business workshops allow participants to internalize learning through team discussion and decision making that reflect real-life business opportunities.


IHRDC’s e-Learning and Knowledge Solutions offers comprehensive, courses in four topic areas - Oil & Gas Business, Upstream Technology, Operations & Maintenance, and Business Essentials. The 1,200 courses in 300 subject areas are currently used by 90,000 people at more than 100 companies in 164 countries around the world.

CMS Online, IHRDC’s proprietary competency management, assessment, and reporting tool, incorporates the entire process into one system. This on-line solution includes all the data from building competency models, employee, supervisor, and qualified assessor assessments, individual learning plans, and training results.

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Training Programs




Onsite Instructional Programs

Oil and Gas Management Onsite Programs - Boston

  • Financial Modeling and Petroleum Project Economics (2 weeks)
  • International Petroleum Management Certificate Program (4 weeks)
  • HR Management for Oil and Gas Managers and Supervisors (1 week)
  • International Gas Business Management Certificate Program (2 weeks)
  • Law, Accounting, Finance and Data Analytics for Oil and Gas Professionals (1 week)
  • Key Business Challenges Facing Today’s Petroleum Leaders (2 weeks)

Supply Chain Economics, Operations, Trading and Risk Analysis Programs

  • Supply Chain Essentials & International Oil Trading and Price Risk Management (Dubai, 1 week)
  • Economics of the Oil Supply Chain (London, 1 week)
  • Trading Oil on International Markets (London, 1 week)
  • Introduction to Trading & Oil Price Risk Management (London, 1 week)

Oil and Gas Business Workshops

  • Overview of the International Petroleum Business (Dubai, 1 week)
  • International Gas Business Workshop (London, 1 week)
  • Petroleum Project Economics and Risk Analysis (London, 1 week)

Online Programs

Oil and Gas - Virtual Programs

  • Upstream Petroleum Business (4 days)
  • Midstream/Downstream Petroleum Business (4 days)
  • Petroleum Project Economics & Risk Analysis (5 days)
  • Climate Science, Low Carbon Strategy and Energy Transitions (4 days)
  • Upstream Gas Business (4 days)
  • Midstream/Downstream Gas Business (4 days)

Supply Chain Economics, Operations, Trading and Risk Analysis - Virtual

  • Supply Chain Essentials (3 days)
  • International Oil Trading and Price Risk Management (4 days)
  • Fundamentals of Oil Trading for Non-Traders (3 days)
  • Introduction to Trading (3 days)
  • Refining for Traders (3 days)
  • Commercial Oil Operations and Logistics (4 days)
  • Oil Price Risk Management (4 days)

Virtual Mentored Learning Programs

1-3 hours per week to an e-Learning assignment & 1 hour per week with your Virtual Mentor

  • Upstream Petroleum Business Fundamentals (7 weeks)
  • Upstream gas Business Fundamentals (7 weeks)
  • Midstream/Downstream Petroleum Business Fundamentals (8 weeks)
  • Petroleum Project Economics and Risk Analysis (8 weeks)
  • Emerging Leaders (7 weeks)
  • Petroleum Geology Essentials I (5 weeks)
  • Petroleum Geology Essentials II (5 weeks)
  • Petroleum Geophysics Essentials (5 weeks)

Oil and Gas Business - Private Courses

  • International Gas Business Workshop
  • International Power Business Workshop
  • LNG Business Fundamentals
  • International Petroleum Business Workshop
  • Overview of the International Petroleum Business
  • Petroleum Enterprise Management Workshop: Growing the International Affiliate of a NOC
  • International LNG Business Management Certificate Program
  • Optimizing Gas Processing, Refining, and Petrochemical Facilities
  • Economics of the Oil Supply Chain
  • Trading Oil on International Markets
  • Commercial Oil Operations and Logistics
  • International Oil Trading and Price Risk Management
  • Oil Price Risk Management
  • Economics of Refining for Traders
  • Oil Products Marketing

Project Management and Development - Private Courses

  • Integrated Upstream Petroleum Business Workshop: From Exploration to Long-Term Production
  • Development of Unconventional Gas and Gas Liquids Projects
  • E&P Project Development Workshop
  • Management of International Petroleum Projects: From Concept to Startup
  • Oil and Gas Pipeline Project Development Workshop
  • Gas to Power: Business Fundamentals and Developing an IPP Project