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About Us

We are a leading international training company providing technical training to the oil & gas and process industries. With over 30 years of experience delivering training courses, we have the expertise to meet all of your organizations training needs.


All of our courses are broken down into 50-minute sessions with a 10-minute break every hour. The courses are comprised of short lectures, simulation model exercises, videos, group discussions, and case studies.

Hours of lecturing and note-taking 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 understanding of process operations.

We have a developed a range of dynamic simulation models that are a focal point of our courses. These models are designed based on real-life systems that personnel encounter on a daily basis. In our courses, delegates are given opportunities to solve problems in real-time. Simulations are a proven tool to improve learning and create a positive environment that encourages experimentation and accepts mistakes, an essential part of the learning process. Delegates get to experiment and determine how equipment works, without the concequences of being on the plant.


We have a highly qualified faculty of engineers and operations professionals who have extensive experience in the process industries. The depth of their collective knowledge in the process industires and their proven ability to convey this expertise has acheived the trust and respect of 40,000 delegates over the past 30 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

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


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


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.

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