Geosteering is a mix of skills in geology and drilling that requires fast decision-making and good communication between the specialists in the field and the client. All of this is required for the successful placement of a horizontal well.

Knowledge of theory in geology and measurements is obviously an advantage, although it takes experience and skill to apply it efficiently in real-time.

Geosteering requires practice and experience, and this is inevitably associated with making mistakes and wrong decisions. The price of making a wrong decision on a real well can vary from a few hours of non-productive time to a million-dollar sidetrack or a million barrels of oil that can never be extracted. These factors make learning on a real horizontal well an extremely expensive training ground.

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience gained from working on of hundreds of geosteering jobs. As a result of dealing with every possible kind of formation, tool and measurement, we have made a number of distinctive simulations.

Our goal is to develop the skills you need and provide a cost-effective opportunity for practical training, as if you were really on a geosteering job.

What you’ll gain from the time you spend with us is the priceless live experience of geosteering a well in realistic simulations, as well as an opportunity to combine the fundamental principles of geosteering, geology, drilling and LWD/MWD measurements. We will also teach you tips about how to manage your time because geosteering is a real-time job.

You will understand the importance and the steps of pre-job modeling, and learn how much data is enough (hint: there is never enough). You will practice two major methods of geosteering, model-compare-update and image-dip-picking. You will understand when and why to give recommendations on changing a well's trajectory and prove their accuracy to a client.

Every student will work on pre-installed Geosteering Office software. You will practice loading data, prepare and update models, make decisions in real-time, and produce reports fast and easily.

Generally, there are two types of training:

  • for geosteering engineers and operational geologists, who are going to apply geosteering skills in their day-to-day jobs. By the end of the course, you should be ready to perform a geosteering job by yourself.
  • for non-geosteering specialists, such as supervisors, geologists, modelers, DDs, MWDs, etc., who are dealing with horizontal wells and need to understand the deep processes and why drilling according to a plan is not an option.

Our team of professional geosteering engineers is committed to sharing their experience live or online. We are the residents of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, who along with our clients have highly evaluated our training.

To arrange training for you or your team, please contact us via the contact form or email us at We are looking forward to sharing our experience with you!