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Happy Course Participants, Hurghada, Red Sea Coast, Egypt, Nov.1999 (through Erex agents)


Hardy Oil, India, DST school, Mar.2000

Courses Offered

Hugh W. Reid & Assoc. Ltd. offers three courses to help with your exploration and production. Follow the links at the left to find out details about each course and to register. If you can't attend the scheduled course dates, consider running a private in-house course or hosting an overseas courseContact us to make arrangements.

Private In-House Courses

All three seminars listed in this website can be offered as an "in-house" course for a single company (or two smaller companies, see examples). The advantages of in-house courses include:

  • Confidential company examples may be discussed in class.
  • Topics of greater interest to a particular company can be emphasized and those of lower interest covered in less detail.
  • The companies problem DSTs can be partially used as class examples.
  • Costs per person are considerably less, however the company would provide the lecture room and audio/visual equipment and photocopy the manuals.

Overseas Public Courses

All three seminars are offered overseas from time to time via foreign agents or technical societies such as I.P.A. (Indonesian Petroleum Association). Other countries where we have held public courses previously include: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Libya, Malaysia, Scotland, Thailand, Vietnam. If you wish to inquire about upcoming foreign courses or suggest a venue, please email

Sample In-House Companies

Following is a sampling of companies for whom we have taught in-house.


  • Majors: Shell, Chevron, Mobil Esso, Petro-Canada, PanCanadian, Amoco, B.P., Husky.
  • Small & Intermediate: Anderson Expl., AEC, Arc Resources, Bow Valley, Canadian Cometra, Fletcher Challenge, Devon, Dominion Expl., Marathon, Nexen, Renaissance, Samson, Talisman, Teknica.
  • Government Departments: Alberta Energy & Utilities Board (EUB)
  • Service Companies: Halliburton Services (Closed Chamber DST Course)


  • Australia: Santos in Brisbane & Adelaide; Origin, Brisbane.
  • Austria: O.M.V. Vienna, R.A.G. (Shell/Mobil affiliate) Vienna.
  • Indonesia: Arco, Mobil, Gulf Jakarta, Asamera Sumatra.
  • India: ONGC, Dehra Dun, Hardy Oil, Madras.
  • Libya: Veba, NOC, Halliburton Tripoli.
  • Spain: Repsol, Madrid (through I.H.R.D.C); Cepsa, Madrid.
  • Saudi Arabia: Aramco Dhahran.
  • Turkey: TPAO.
  • Thailand: Unocal, PPT Bangkok.
  • U.K: Arco British, Guildford, Expro N.Sea, Aberdeen.
  • Vietnam: PetroVietnam, Vung Tao & Hanoi.

Service Companies Overseas

  • Scotland: Expro North Sea (through Aberdeen Drilling School)
  • Libya: Halliburton Libya
  • Australia: Aussie DST, Roma Qld.; Farley Riggs, Adelaide S.A.

Overseas Hosts

Following is a sampling of organizations that have hosted our courses:

Technical Societies:

  • I.P.A. Indonesian Petroleum Association, Jakarta.
  • P.E.S.A. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, Brisbane & Perth.
  • S.P.E. Society of Petroleum Engineers, Calgary, Canada and Brisbane, Australia
  • C.S.P.G. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary.
  • P.E.S.A. Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, Perth, Australia

Other Organizations:

  • Aberdeen Drilling School, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • HOT Engineering, Leoben, Austria (courses in Vienna, Bahrain & Vietnam)
  • PCIAC PetroCanada International Assistance Corp. (courses in Thailand & Vietnam)

Overseas Agents Utilized:

  • P.T. Geoservices, Bandung, Indonesia
  • EREX, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dexcel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • IHRDC, Boston, USA (course given in Spain)

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