Technical College Petroleum – Level 3

Technical College Petroleum (TCP) offers specialized distance learning programs tailored specifically for offshore and onshore personnel within Drilling Departments who possess the knowledge required to assume higher positions. Other professionals in the field are encouraged to attend this study program in order to further their knowledge within Petroleum Technology.

These programs aim at providing training to drilling technicians, whose qualifications lie between those of skilled workers and engineers. Drilling technicians will have sufficient professional competence to supervise operational personnel on board drilling units.

Demo streamed lecture in Norwegian: Boreprogram.
Demo streamed lecture in English: Kill methods – Drillers and Wait and Weight method.
Demo streamed lecture in Portuguese: Apresentação do programa Technical College Petroleum.
For an outline of the Technical College Petroleum program please click here and the video will open in a new window.

Target group:

  • drilling personnel already assigned to higher positions;
  • drilling personnel with the abilities, motivation and potential to enter a higher position within the drilling hierarchy;
  • onshore or offshore employees who want to increase their theoretical knowledge of petroleum technology.


Study materials are found in Norwegian Petroleum Academy portal. Students will not be required to have a printed edition of the book. All the study materials needed are available as net-based books. Students will receive access to Norwegian Petroleum Academy portal where all the study materials are readily available. Study materials are approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

At least 6 years of relevant work experience and completed TCP level 1 and TCP level 2.
Applications are subject to screening.

6 months.

16.000,- NOK.

This includes the full internet-based study package of: online learning resources, presentations, streamed lectures, instructor support, assessment and documentation. Prices may be subject to change on a yearly basis according to general changes in industry.

To attend the study programme or to request more information please contact:
Stella Aguirre (+47 51 50 03 15,