Oil and Gas Business Training > Technical Report Writing Skills for Oil & Gas Engineers and Technical Professionals - ILM Recognised Course Provider – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

Oil & Gas professionals increasingly need to translate complex findings, analysis and recommendations for effective decision-making. If you face challenges in getting your findings into paper, you will benefit from this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course.

The Technical Report Writing for Oil & Gas Engineers and Technical Professionals VILT course focuses on the unique needs of technical professionals who write for both technical and non-technical readers. This VILT course will demonstrate how technical professionals can use their technical knowledge and logical edge to write in a reader-friendly style, produce grammatically accurate reports and persuasively communicate for buy-in purposes.

This VILT course will give inexperienced writers a chance to look at the key concepts in modern technical writing. At the same time, experienced writers will have the chance to review the way they write documents of all types from emails and letters to long formal reports.

One key aspect every writer wants to improve is their writing speed. However, speed must not come at the expense of the quality of the end product. This VILT will offer a technique that marries speed with quality – in other words, improving writing efficiency.

There is also a detailed look at language, with the emphasis on making sure our writing is understood in one reading. Following this, we will take a look at the fundamental structure of formal reports, which will lead into a discussion on the pros and cons of templates, with participants being encouraged to share their experience with templates. Finally, we will look at other correspondences while again stressing the need to approach all writing tasks in the same way.

Under the VILT course, there will be both individual and group activities through a variety of online media. With a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new, participants will be rewarded with an enjoyable and hugely rewarding programme.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 2 full days comprising 8 hours per day.

PetroEdge is an approved training provider of the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Best Feature of the VILT:

  1. This was my first time using VILT. I liked the online quizzes.
  2. I didn’t have to fly anywhere.
  3. The interactive aspects were inspiring.
  4. It was good to be able to do online quizzes and interact with the other participants.
  5. The various exercises were all extremely useful in my learning.
  6. Variety – hands on / quizzes / discussion / power point etc

By the end of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Write and turn-around accurate technical documents quickly to meet deadlines and productivity goals
  • Understand how technical reports should be structured by applying a systematic approach to the writing task, involving planning, drafting, revision and production
  • Use clear & powerful language to target and persuade readers for positive results
  • Use tried and tested proof reading techniques to check and review documents more effectively
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls in technical report writing

This training program has been researched and developed for all Oil & Gas Engineers and Technical Professionals.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 2 full days comprising 8 hours per day.

Course Duration: 2 full-days, 8 hours per day (16 hours in total).

Your course leader managed the Business Skills Unit of the British Council programmes as well as oversee all training-related matters from 1997. The trainer considers himself a trainer first and specialises predominantly in high-level writing and technical report writing programmes.

In addition to conducting training in Technical Writing, the trainer has also been the chief editor for many large writing projects. These include a year- long project editing the entire Start-Up Manual (including the Black Start Manual) for Nippon Oil’s Helang Integrated Platform, a 4-month project rewriting the manuals for the Puteri Dulang FSO off Terengganu, and editing the current revision of the PETRONAS Procedures and Guidelines for Upstream Activities (PPGUA).

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Overall, it was a very educational experience. I initially thought 3 days were a bit extensive considering the topic however time flows when you are having a good time learning. Kudos to the trainer for getting us enraptured throughout the process.

Engineer, Mechanical, Cameron Solutions

As a non-technical writer, I still found this course incredibly useful. Within my department, I provide charts and various visual displays for reports but do not have much experience writing the actual reports. The information I've learned in this course will definitely make me more of an asset for my team.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

This course presents knowledge that is important to effective communication of complex information.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

It was a very beneficial course with helpful handouts and quizzes that got everyone to interact.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The trainer did a great job teaching the course.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, USA

The course is well organized and prepared. I would strongly recommend my colleagues to attend this course.

Metocean Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad

The trainer is very experienced and well prepared.

Service Engineer, Ogra Asia

This is a good training. I look forward to joining the next training.

Field Engineer, SGS

Very good training and experienced trainer.

Head of Lab, Petrotechnical Inspection (M) Sdn Bhd

Trainer’s expertise makes this an effective and worthwhile course to attend.

QA Engineer, Cameron Singapore

A very effective and impactful in-class training...and you have a very good trainer!

Reservoir Engineering Executive, PETRONAS Carigali

Well structured course; very professional and effective trainer.

Lessons Learned Coordinator, BW Offshore

Overall it was great. Lots of games to keep us interested and awake. Able to practice presenting and having it recorded was a great idea.

Jr.Geologist/Petrophysics, Petrofac

Basic know-how of presentation and tech writing plays an overall important skill in our daily working.

Operational and Maintenance Planning Head, Sarawak Shell Berhad

Effective training that benefits me in daily tasks.

Cost Controller, Petronas Chemicals Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd

Everything is within my expectation. The trainer answered all the questions. It does help in improving self.

Graduate Geologist, Petrofac

This course meets my expectations.

Integrity Engineer, Premier Oil Vietnam