Currently a guest lecturer at University of Queensland in the Masters in Petroleum Engineering program, and with over 20+ year track record of teaching experience, moREc can provide reservoir engineering & subsurface training for graduates, non-engineering audiences, and commercial teams.

On-line delivery

Courses can be delivered in the traditional classroom format or on-line through platforms such as Zoom, Teams, or GoToWebinar. This is what some of the attendees of the “RE and SubSurface 101” course, provided via Zoom to the APLNG Reservoir Planning and Capital Allocation team in May 2020 during COVID lock-down, had to say in the post-course evaluation survey.

“Was a really informative course and the answers the questions and explanations were great. Gave me an appetite to learn more about the Res Eng field in the future”

“Absolutely loved these sessions thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. You are an excellent presenter”

“Alan is a great teacher. He’s passionate and able to explain technical subjects in simple way, which makes them easy to understand”

“Excellent course and very well presented, especially given the challenges of presenting remotely. I have a much greater understanding of RE now and things I thought I knew before have now ‘clicked’ and I truly understand them. Thank you”

“Hi Alan, Thanks very much for the presentations. I thought you were an excellent presenter and everyone I’ve spoken to has been extremely enthusiastic about it”

Turnkey courses


This course aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the entire value chain of a petroleum development project, with a specific emphasis on all key subsurface technical concepts and workflows which are relevant at the various stages, from early exploration trough to development to abandonment. Ideal for graduate induction programs or onboarding of new employees.

SubSurface 101

This course provides a complete overview of the subsurface world. It is aimed for audiences who are non-technical in nature, but who interact with, and are exposed to, technical concepts on a regular basis (eg Planning, Commercial, and Strategy teams).

RE for Geos

This course is aimed at geoscience practitioners and its objective is to bridge the gap in understanding of how key G&G features affect the dynamic reservoir behaviour and how that understanding translates into practical development decisions.

RE Fundamentals

This course is a deep dive into fundamental reservoir engineering concepts, and how they come together to generate a holistic understanding of the reservoir behaviour. Ideal for production and process engineers and operations teams in general.

CSG Fundamentals

This course focuses on the understanding of coal reservoirs, and discusses the characteristics, nuances and particular challenges of a coal seam gas development project. It can be tailored to graduates, non-technical personnel and subsurface professionals with a background in conventional oil and gas, who are transitioning into CSG.

Type Curves

This course focuses on type curves; what they are, what they are not, how they are generated, and how they are used by the different user groups. A section is dedicated to specifically clear up the many misconceptions around them.

Reserves – PRMS

This course discuses the SPE-PRMS framework for resource classification and categorization. The path to reserves bookings is discussed in detail through many practical examples. A specific section can be allocated to discuss the nuances of the reserves booking process in CSG fields in particular, if the client so desires.

Reservoir Modelling & Numerical Simulation

In partnership with industry veteran geologist Dan Fearfield, we offer an integrated full reservoir modelling course, split into two sections; 1) Static Modelling, and 2) Dynamic modelling. We present the workflows and tasks pertaining to each stage, the various data types used, the approaches to dealing with uncertainty, history matching and forecasting processes, how models are used to support development decisions and reserves bookings, and much more.

Excel-VBA Superpower

Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) combined with Microsoft Excel is probably the most powerful tool available, yet few even know about the unlimited potential of these tools. Given the astronomical efficiency improvements that can be achieved in a whole host of geoscience and engineering tasks, it should be made a priority for professionals to learn some basic programming skills.

Tailored courses

Technical depth and breadth, length and timing, conventional vs CSG emphasis, classroom or online format… it’s all customizable. We can design a fit-for-purpose course that suits your specific needs and requirements.

Get in touch to find out more about what moREc can offer.