Training & Courses
Our portfolio cover three main areas:
Project Management, Execution and Controls;
Organization & Operations Quality and Compliance;
Engineering & Technology Development;
All the following programs are available for presential and remote (live) classes with our international group of professors with BA, BSc, MA, MSc and PhD degrees.
Details of each program below and special courses may be required by the email firstname.lastname@example.org
AREA I – Project Management, Execution, and Controls
For Project Managers, Project Controls and all Project assurance & support personnel
Integrated Project Management & Execution
This course utilizes an applied content methodology to give you the knowledge required to effectively plan, integrate, control, and execute your projects using an integrated strategy. The content is aligned to the PMBOK and utilizes decades of real world Project Management and Execution experience combined with Best Practices on small and major capital EPC projects. The course focuses on Tendering and planning, communications, risk and change management, document and records control, and project controls methods and tools to successfully setup and control the project. The course interfaces with Quality Management and Business Process Best Practices to provide a thorough and integrated review and analysis of the methods, processes, disciplines, personnel, and critical information and data exchanges required to make your project execution more efficiently aligned with the Organization and Customer objectives, increasing value and Customer satisfaction.
Project Controls Workshop
This project controls course greatly expands on the knowledge areas taught in the Project management course and is centered around Earned Value Management (EVM) control methodologies. It takes a thorough review of each knowledge area including contacting, planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource planning, scheduling, performance measurement, risk and change management, and reporting. The course utilizes fictional company scenarios in a workshop format to continually engage students in problem solving exercises. The course was developed by veteran Project Controls professionals to deliver advanced training for all processes within the project controls cycle.
AREA II – Organization & Operations Quality and Compliance
For managers and personnel throughout the Organization and Operations who are involved with Quality Management, Business processes and systems, and ensuring compliance and sustainability to these areas
Introduction to Identification and Traceability
This course gives a thorough introduction to the uses and methods in an effective ID & Traceability system. This course covers how to achieve traceability, the types, the responsibilities of each party, and the processes and tools involved.
Fundamentals of the Management Review
This course gives an introduction to the Management Review process and its importance to the organization and its continual improvement. It provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of the management review, the required interfaces and information, the roles and responsibilities of people, the process and tools you need to perform the review, and its role in the quality and compliance process.
Fundamentals of Quality Management and Quality Documents
This course gives an introduction to quality management that’s recommended as a prerequisite for other more advanced courses. It provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of quality and quality management, principles of document and records management, international standards, how it affects employees and the organization, and the relationship between quality and risk management. It also provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of managing quality and governance documentation, how to control documentation, document levels and hierarchy, electronic systems, and its role in the quality system and compliance process. The course sets a foundation on which students can build more advanced quality knowledge within their organization
Fundamentals of Auditing
This course gives an introduction to auditing that provides students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and concepts of auditing, the objective, benefits to the organization, types of audits, audit tools, and the roles in the audit process. The course sets a foundation on which students can build more advanced auditing knowledge within their organization.
Fundamentals of Preventive Maintenance
This course gives a thorough introduction to the requirements and methods for creating and implementing a Preventive Maintenance program throughout the operation and facilities.
Introduction to the Technical Standards in the O&G Industry
This course gives a thorough introduction to the requirements and methods for creating and implementing a Preventive Maintenance program throughout the operation and facilities.
AREA III – Engineering & Technology Development
For personnel throughout the Organization, Operations, and Projects who are involved with Engineering and Technical activities that support successful and safe product and service delivery, and ensuring compliance to these areas
Oil & Gas
Emerging Technologies & Technology Validation
Within the global context of innovation and efficiency, from design to equipment installation and asset management to increase reliability, safety and life of the systems in operation, this course will enable the professional in order to recognize the methodologies and addressing them so correct for solution of problems of high cost of design & development, reducing time, efficiency increase in the flow of hydrocarbons with concepts of standardization & parametrical configuration of projects and equipment.
Methodologies in New Product Development
In two days of training, engineers project professionals will be exposed to the most effective and modern methodologies for the development of new technologies, as well as deepen in the theme of new product validation, bringing detailed information on standards and best practices which accelerate the maturation process and induce robustness to the final result. Practical examples will be studied and developed so that the concepts are well absorbed.
Corrosion and Cathodic Protection
This four (4) day course covers the fundamental principles of corrosion and cathodic protection and its practical applications such as marine structures in seawater environment. The course will provide corrosion prevention techniques, carrying out detailed information on cathodic protection specification, design, testing and monitoring. Applicable standards such as NACE, BS/ISO, and DnV relevant to material corrosion and cathodic protection design will be discussed. Participants will gain advanced knowledge and skills in prevention of metallic structures corrosion and cathodic protection of common types of steel structures immersed in waters.
Planning methodology and practical application to R&D Projects
This course will explore the utilization of the planning methodology; level of details for schedules on different cases; how powerful schedules are to communicate with the team and stakeholders; plan how to control and update your schedule. This course will build a critical view on team leaders, project managers, controllers and key team members on how to use planning methodology efficiently. Applications will focus product and technology development; implementation and improvement of processes; small internal and external projects.
In this three-day course we will cover the technical aspects of design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of: Production Systems Submarines; Subsea equipment, Wet Christmas Tree (ANM); manifold; Special equipment Pumping and processing; Connection Systems. Including addressing the concepts of pipelines, risers and subsea umbilicals. Main Types of Submarines Arrangements; installation methods; Typical vessels;
Oil Storage Tanks (API-650) – Project
This course offers an introduction about the importance, types, materials, dimensions, standards and finally the presentation of calculation spreadsheets that define the thickness to be used in each course of the shell according to the carbon steel specification, product density, joint efficiency , diameter and height. In addition to this approach, also will be presented calculation spreadsheets that define the use or not of stiffening rings along the tank shell due to the higher wind speed estimated in the area. On this occasion will be simulated several cases aiming to compare the results against the data of tanks already in operation. The evolution of this presentation will be enriched with numerous field records in order to clarify all the issues involved in the development of each topic.
Oil Storage Tanks (API-650) – From Construction to Commissioning
Receipt, identification, control and storage of materials on site. Qualification of welders according to specific procedures as well as procedures of consumables storage, calibration of equipment and instruments in general beyond of other procedures as construction, assembly and finally the hydrostatic test followed by all safety conditions involved in each step. On this occasion will be presented the constructive forms of Pontoon-Type floating roofs not forgetting of the buoyancy conditions in according to API-650 standard. As differential and unique, it will be presenting a calculation spreadsheet that defines the buoyancy limit for pontoon-type floating roof commonly used in tanks where the product volatility is very high what motivates this kind of roof.
Subsea Control Systems
In this course you will learn about subsea control systems applied to the oil and gas industry.
Starting by introducing typical subsea field layouts, its main equipment and the different control systems type, philosophies and installed components, attendees will be able to understand how and why control systems are relevant for the optimization of production. Covering from traditional direct hydraulic to advanced asset-monitored and all-electrical solution, learners will explore systems architecture, understand interfaces and deep-dive into components details, going throw different disciplines such as hydraulics, electrical, software and hardware in order to provide full control systems awareness.
Coating & Smart Coating
Coating selection, in the O&G industry, was focused to prevent the corrosion of metallic structures, in this 3 days of training will be possible to understand a new approach and the benefits: Smart Coating (NanoTechnology). Basic concepts in corrosion of metals; main corrosion types; most effective anticorrosion methods: use of corrosion inhibitors, cathodic protection, designing adequately, metallic and organic coatings. Innovation and nanotechnology strategies to develop smart coatings with the ability to undergo self-healing effect. Less frequent maintenance leading to lower costs.
Fundamentals of R&D Project Planning
The goal of this course is to explore basics about time management and application on projects with typical phases of Oil and Gas projects and R&D. During those 2 days will be presented a solid introduction about planning, different technics and practical application providing the participants 360 ° overview that will enable them to ready and understand schedules; provide inputs with quality; interact in a constructive way helping the team to explore opportunities and mitigation of deviations
Energy Generation & Transmission
Power Transmission Line Project
This course was designed with the objective of presenting the basics of a line of conventional electricity transmission. The course covers the characterization of the components necessary for the development of an optimized design, the main circuit configurations (cable), models of steel towers, the mandatory safety requirements (minimum electrical distances) and commissioning for transmission line energization
Biofuels and Bioenergy Technologies
Bioenergy from biomass is a promising alternative source that can take the place of fossil fuels. Biomass can be used to produce energy directly by combustion or can be converted into biofuels by thermal, chemical and biochemical processes. This course provides an introduction to renewable energies, specifically from biomass. Participants will learn about the feedstocks, biomass conversion technologies in solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels, environmental impact and the application of biomass around the world. The course is open to the general public interested in renewable energy.
Electrical Grid Planning
Brazil’s experience to boost Nigeria’s Expected Growth. Why planning? Forecasting demand and energy.
Energy matrix: restrictions, environment, trends and natural advantages. Connecting dots, power plants to consumers: costs and losses, renewables and intermittent sources, smart grids.
Expanding the grid: Criteria, studies.
Brazil’s energy sector: Structure, liabilities, development, challenges, lessons.
Planning, construction and operation in Brazil.
Delivering energy to big urban centers: compact substations and underground lines.
Examples applied to Nigeria’s electrical grid.
The course aims to explain Brazil’s recent experience in power generation and transmission planning, focusing in possible applications to Nigeria’s present and future electrical grid.
MicroGeneration: Autonomous and Distributed
Generation of electric power
In this course we will make an advanced study of the main features of the so-called distributed and local generation. The use of small available resources (solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, etc.) for power generation is the most viable alternative supply for remote areas or regions where the power utilities still do not deliver electricity, and even the future solution for big cities energy problems.
– Day1: Knowing the Micro Generation: Study of Global features of Micro generation, all the existing equipment and possibilities.
– Day2: Where did it work: Study of the biggest success cases focused on the change in generation strategies and legal incentives.
– Day3: In Africa: Study of the local characteristics of generation and possibilities of deployment and growth of micro generating alternatives. What are the main barriers and the best options. We will try to map out together an action plan to promote micro generation in the country.
This course introduces failure analysis of mechanical components by theory and examples. Concepts of fracture mechanics are presented prior to on-site and laboratory inspection practices. Techniques such as optical stereoscopy, quantitative metallography, non-destructive testing (NDT), electronic microscopy and chemical microanalysis are approached through their use in the analysis of failed components. Finally, cases of failure in rolling elements, atmospheric and sea water corrosion, hydrogen cracking, structural welds and
fasteners are discussed.
Technical Mechanical Drawing
This course focuses interpret mechanical drawings, sketches, perspectives, projections, dimensioning, cuts and sections.Concepts of design specifications of technical standards as well as their dimensional tolerances.
Basic concepts of 2D and 3D software for mechanical design
This course focuses on demonstrating the possibilities of using 2D and 3D software to develop mechanical designs and explore the interface, basic tools to create sketches, model parts and detailed manufacturing drawings.
This course focuses on presenting the basic metrological concepts, quality control methods, as well as instrumental, tolerance systems and surface adjustments. It covers the dimensions of analysis, principles, deviations, applications and resolutions.
Industrial electrical projects
This course was developed for designers of industrial electrical installations. The themes will provide basic knowledge for the initial planning of industrial electrical installations until the final test load. During the training will be shown the guidelines to make surveys of charges, the forms of distribution of power circuits, short circuits and power factor calculations, the dimensioning of the protections of the feeder circuits, switching equipment and motor protection electrical and characteristics of electrical installations of special purpose equipment. In addition, we discuss the safety aspects when working with electricity.
Electrical Projects: Buildings
The course added general knowledge to the design of electrical installations of building projects related to the principles of quality, efficiency and economy and, above all, respecting the safety rules. Important issues will be discussed, such as, the prediction of loads and energy demand, how to achieve a balanced division of an installation in terminal circuits, the correct sizing of electrical conductors, conductor protections, conduits and other devices, grounding systems projects, protection against electric shock and against atmosferic discharges.
Maintenance of Industrial Machinery and Electric Equipment
The training will train students in the interpretation of electrical drawings, line and multifilament diagrams, the identification of possible faults in the circuits of industrial equipment and its solution. Provide the student with knowledge to manage a planned maintenance process in an industrial plant, through the production system analysis on the interface with the maintenance: Methods and planning, supply of reserves necessary to realization the maintenance, control of quality indices, monitoring indicators performance, organization and logistics and solid waste management from electrical installations.
The course provides an overview of the current requirements for developing a Safety and Environmental Management System incorporating the API RP75 (Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities), and the latest Notices to Lessees from the BSEE. The course also provides students with an understanding of each requirement of the regulation and its associated API recommended practice, as well as a review of possible methods of fulfilling the requirements, relating them to other management systems and the techniques used in those management systems. The course gives class participants a forum for discussion of ways in which they can discuss methods they have used to prepare a Safety and Environmental Management System.
Introduction to CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis
Structural engineers often need to resort to more sophisticated thermal fluid simulations to obtain equipment performance and to improve project design. Additionally, many engineering problems include strong interaction between structure and fluid.
This course aims to introduce the essential principles of fluid dynamics, important flow phenomena, and basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) process to structural engineers and how it can be help full for their multidisciplinary problems.
During 2 days we will present principles of fluid dynamics, turbulence, and heat transfer relevant to structural analyses. The material includes simple and practical examples and case studies.
Introduction to FEA
The Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been widely implemented by automotive companies and is used by design engineers as a tool during the product development process. Design engineers analyze their own designs while they are still in the form of easily modifiable CAD models to allow for quick turnaround times and to ensure prompt implementation of analysis results in the design process.
While FEA software is readily available, successful use of FEA as a design tool still requires an understanding of FEA basics and its relation to physics phenomena, familiarity with FEA process and commonly used modeling techniques, as well as an appreciation of inherent errors and their effect on the quality of results. When used properly, the FEA becomes a tremendous productivity tool, helping design engineers reduce product development time and cost. Misapplication of FEA however, may lead to erroneous design decisions, which are very expensive to correct later in the design process
This six modules, provides design engineers with the skills necessary for proper use of FEA in the design process and to ensure that this powerful tool is implemented in the most efficient and productive way. Participants will study different types of analyses typically performed, discuss common misconceptions and traps in the FEA, and review Implementation of Management of FEA in the design environment