About Us



Exceptional Training

Our courses are broken into 40 minute sessions comprised of lectures, simulation model exercises, videos, group discussions, multi-media and computer based training.

A talking head at the front of the room with students taking notes for hours creates a passive and ineffective learning environment. With a firm focus on hands-on training and interaction, our courses keep students engaged resulting in a deeper and lasting understanding of process operations.

“I would say best course I have attended, use of practical simulation was excellent and not once was there death by power point presentation.” Paul Forbes, Taqa Bratani

We have trained many of the leading international oil and gas companies. Some of our past customers include BP, Shell, Talisman, Wood Group, Woodside, Chevron, Taqa, SBM, Atkins and Apache.

Exceptional Facilities

ESD can be delivered on-site, wherever you are in the world. However, our clients also value the exceptional experience we offer in our own facilities.

Whether in Canada, the US, Scotland or Australia, delegates enjoy the benefits of modern, comfortable classrooms equipped with leading-edge learning tools like our state-of-the-art simulators and interactive computer models. Join us at one of our global offices and find out how ESD is raising the standard for technical training worldwide.

“An ideal training facility, first class catering and very pleasant staff. A very knowledgeable and helpful instructor, one of the best courses I have taken.” – Steven Bedford, BP UK

Exceptional Faculty

ESD Simulation Training has a highly qualified faculty of experienced engineers and operations professionals who have a combined 360 years of industry experience and expertise. The depth of their collective knowledge in the process industries and their proven ability to convey their knowledge has won the trust and respect of over 40,000 delegates over the past 25 years.

"I really enjoyed the practical lessons from [trainer’s] own experience in the industry. Many uses of realistic examples on the topics. Kept lectures interesting and kept human element throughout each topic. I feel I have gained a lot of knowledge you can only get from someone with many years of industry experience. Enjoyed it very much!” – Sarah Chambliss, Atkins Oil and Gas, Houston

Industry Certification

The following four ESD Simulation Training courses are IChemE accredited:

  • Control and Operation of Centrifugal Gas Compressors
  • Problem Solving and Troubleshooting in Process Operations
  • Production Process and Emergency Systems on Oil and Gas Installations
  • Practical Aspects of Process Control and Instrumentation

*If you are an IChemE member you are eligible for a 10% discount on any of the above courses. Please let your Sales Coordinator know and have your IChemE member number ready when booking.