Technical College Petroleum


TCP aims at providing education to those working in drilling departments. Participants can be drilling personnel:

– already assigned to higher positions;

– with the abilities, motivation and potential to enter a higher position within the drilling hierarchy;

– onshore or offshore who wish to increase their theoretical knowledge of Petroleum Technology.

Participants, who want to pursue this line of education, should have:

– aptitude for and an interest in broadening their knowledge;

– ability in applying knowledge towards practical ends.

It consists of the following features:


This is a learning management system with all subject content and learning resources ­readily ­available ­and ­downloadable, ­and ­acts ­as ­an ­efficient communication tool between instructors and participants.


Online ­didactic ­material ­provided­ by ­a ­leading ­publisher ­in ­the ­field.

Streamed lectures

Lectures are given jointly with presentations that contain images and animations to make the study material engaging and user-friendly. Participants have full online access anywhere and at any time.

Instructor availability

The availability of instructors via e-mail and chat options permits participants to receive the support they need in order to complete the program within the stipulated timeframe.


Candidates can gain entrance via one of the three ways.

1. Undergo a screening process based on relevant work experience and/or educational background.

2. Take a screening test according to Norwegian or international standards. Similarly, they can be tested according to company standards.

3. Take an internet-based assessment.


The evaluation method will take into consideration both the aims and the contents of the proposed course, and will be carried out in a way that verifies that the participants have acquired the knowledge and competence as described in the objectives for the education.

Grades in letters will be used, ranging from A to F where A is the highest pass grade, and F is an outright fail.

Participants must also take continuous assessment tests after each module throughout the study programme although they will not receive a grade for these minor tests. It will be mandatory for participants to complete these tests with 80% correct answers.

Upon ­completion ­of ­the ­TCP ­study­ program ­and ­final ­assessment, ­a ­certificate  is issued by Stavanger Offshore Technical College, Norway. The­ certificat­e  shows ­the ­modules ­covered  and­ the­ final ­grade.

A Excellent result, clearly distinguished. The student demonstrates comprehensive insight, knowledge, skills and attitude.
B Very good result. The student demonstrates solid insight, knowledge, skills and attitude.
C An average, good result, satisfactory in most areas. The student demonstrates good insight, knowledge, skills and attitude.
D An acceptable result, with some essential shortcomings. The student shows fairly good insight, knowledge, skills and attitude.
E The result is within the minimum requirements, but not more. The student demonstrates sufficient insight, knowledge, skills and attitude.
F The result does not fulfill the minimum requirements for the subject. The student does not demonstrate insight or consistence in knowledge, skills or attitude.


Fees include the full internet-based study package of:

  • Online learning and study materials
  • Presentations
  • Streamed lectures
  • Instructor Support
  • Assessment
  • Documentation

Fees may be subject to adjustments on a yearly basis according to general changes in the industry.


Candidates can be enrolled on to the study programme at any given time throughout the academic year. To attend the study programme or to request further information please contact:

Stella Aguirre (TCP Administrator)
+47 51 50 03 15