Mr. Florentin de Loppinot, Managing Director of Total Uganda at a recent event

The IFP School, a renowned French Petroleum Institute, with the support of Total Uganda, has opened registration for a specialized free online course on oil and gas.

The course named “Oil & Gas from Exploration to Distribution” will be taught as Massive OpenOnline Course (MOOC) for four weeks in English with French subtitles.

To apply for this course, prospective students will have visit the IFP school website, and sign up for the course. According to the press release, the inaugural course received 21,800 students, 28% of whom received certificates in Oil and Gas.

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This year’s MOOC has been upgraded to a certificate course. Those who will successfully complete the MOOC course will proceed to the advanced stage of the course termed as an “advanced game” to equip them with advanced knowledge on oil and gas industry.

Students will receive free course materials on the oil and gas value chain covering various themes in the oil and gas industry, including stakeholder issues, economic issues, strategic stakes and challenges, oil and gas exploration and production, refining and marketing.

In addition, the course is also very interactive including use of a number of entertaining innovations in education, including mini video games. The online platform will also allow students to exchange (under their name or a pseudonym) with the other participants, professionals or students from all over the world on issues of oil and gas.