Nov 2018

Are You Ready for 2019? – We Are!

Are You Ready for 2019? – We Are!

Our 2019 public course program is waiting for you. Our comprehensive course portfolio covers the entire upstream spectrum and includes a number of exciting new courses. On top of that, several sessions are available in Spanish language. Visit our Downloads page to access your digital copy of our 2019 public course schedule.

In case you are still looking for 2018 training opportunities, hurry and join our CONFIRMED  courses in November and December:

Pore Pressure, Fracture Pressure and Wellbore Stability Management (GEO21)
26-30 November 2018 (5 days) – CONFIRMED!
** Last-Minute Spots available! **

This CONFIRMED course provides essential knowledge on formation pressure, pre-well prediction and real-time evaluation of pressures. It explains how pressures can be calculated and how they influence the distribution and migration of hydrocarbons. Read more…

Register for a last-minute seat!


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Petroleum Economics, Business and Decision Making (PBM02)
3-6 December 2018 (5 days) – CONFIRMED!
** Last-Minute Spots available! **

Engineers, geoscientists and economists perform technical work to support the “business” objectives of the organisation they work for (corporation, government). It is therefore important that they understand that “business” because it will influence the judgements they make. Economic evaluations provide the main source of the organisation’s information by which investment and operational decisions are made regarding the most effective use of resources. It is through these decisions corporate value is being created (or destroyed). Read more…

There are only a few seats left, so register quickly!

Register for PBM02

We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Your HOT Team

Nov 2018

HOT at GOTECH2018 in Dubai, UAE

HOT is proud to have been part of GOTECH2018 in October, in Dubai. It was a great honour for us to welcome Mr. Ali Rached Al Jarwan, CEO of Dragon Oil, at our booth. The conference was filled with technical presentations and our CEO, Dr. Diethard Kratzer and our Principal Geophysicist, Dr. Christian Stotter presented their papers: “A Novel Approach to Assisted History Matching Saves Time and Cost” and “Benefits of State-of-the Art Reprocessing for Reservoir Simulation Studies”.

Beside the technical paper presentations visitors could find out more about our Exploration and Field Development Services, SenEx (Next-Generation Assisted History Matching Tool), ‘Rock-on-a-Chip’ Microfluidics Solutions, MACC and Training at our booth.

We would like to thank our visitors for their interest and Dragon Oil for organising an excellent event.

Oct 2018

Vienna Calling: Last-Minute Spots in Our CONFIRMED Courses

Upskill in autumn 2018 to make 2019 your most successful year. Last-minute spots for our autumn courses are still available, but be swift to register! The below courses are *CONFIRMED* and will be held in Vienna, Austria.


Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis (GEO45)
8-12 October 2018 (5 days)
** Last-Minute Spots available! **

Put a winning edge on your basin models and play analyses: Expand your know-how of petroleum system evaluation and become confident in developing plays, leads and prospects. Case studies of global basin types provide valuable insight and will round out your understanding of the topic.

Limited Seats Available – Register Now!


Modern Project Management (MAN33)
15-19 October 2018 (5 days)

Leadership acumen requires acquiring and applying a specific skill set. The good news is that these skills can be learned! Join our highly effective course on Modern Project Management and discover methods that ensure your projects will be successful and delivered on time.

Limited Seats Available – Register Now!


Pore Pressure, Fracture Pressure and Wellbore Stability Management (GEO21)
26-30 November 2018 (5 days)
Wellbore stability is an essential component and of paramount importance to a successful drilling and production operation. In our confirmed course, you will find out how to recognise and handle pore, fracture and overburden stresses, learn about subsurface stresses, and explore how to calculate overburden and fracture pressures. Register now to become adept at wellbore stability management and real-time evaluations of subsurface pressures. Over 40 pertinent topics will be covered during the course.



Petroleum Economics, Business and Decision Making (PBM02)
3-6 December 2018 (4 days)
This course is for you if you are involved in contributing data or information to economic evaluations. Improve your grasp of metrics like NPV, ROI, IRR; uncover sources of uncertainty, and gain the fundamental know-how required to efficiently evaluate projects from an economic perspective. Understand the principles of decision analysis to make sound judgments and learn how to factor in the complexity, risk and uncertainty that come with an E&P environment.


Sep 2018

‘Back to School’: Join Our Autumn Courses!

September means ‘Back to School’! Cones filled with candy and useful school supplies are traditionally given to Austrian children on their first day of school. Join our autumn courses – we fill your cone with knowledge! Read on for a list of our confirmed and high-in-demand courses.


  • Operations Geology (GEO13): CONFIRMED
    10-14 September 2018 (5 days) in  Vienna, Austria
    Our Operations Geology course  provides a wealth of information for operation geologists striving to further their knowledge. Topics range from well planning, coring, and data acquisition, to risk identification and logs, ensuring that you get a complete picture of the topic and a “rock”-solid foundation on which to build on. Read more…


  • Production Engineering (PRE12): CONFIRMED
    1-5 October 2018 (5 days) in London, United Kingdom
    This course covers a well-rounded list of topics and unites class discussions, exercises, short films and demos of integrated production models. Advance your production engineering skills and gain a better understanding of integrated production systems, from reservoir to surface. Our confirmed Production Engineering course with Dr. Gioia Falcone still has a spot available for you, but be swift to register! Read more…


  • Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis (GEO45)
    8-12 October 2018 (5 days) in Vienna, Austria
    Are you still fairly new to the exploration industry, or did you just recently start your career as a geophysicist? Dr. Jonathan Redfern, an internationally acclaimed industry expert with over 30 years of global experience, shares valuable insights and teaches indispensable knowledge about basin modelling and play analysis in our Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis course. Register today – you will thank yourself for attending many times over in the years to come! Read more…


More of our high-in-demand public courses:

– Petroleum Systems and Play Analysis (GEO45)  
8-12 October 2018, Vienna / Austria

– Modern Project Management (MAN33)
15-19 October 2018, Vienna / Austria

– Pore Pressure, Fracture Pressure and Wellbore Stability Management (GEO21)
26-30 November 2018, Vienna / Austria

– Petroleum Economics, Business and Decision Making (PBM02)
3-6 December 2018, Vienna / Austria

View our complete course list here.

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Sep 2018

SenEx Colleague Presented at EAGE ECMOR, Barcelona!

Daniel Awofodu from our SenEx Support Team attended EAGE ECMOR conference, 3-6 September 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, which focused on the mathematics of oil recovery and was attended by reservoir engineers, data scientists, mathematicians, PhD students and professionals from both academia and industry. The conference covered the mathematical aspects of physical modelling, linear solvers, risk and uncertainty, uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, reservoir geomechanics etc.

Daniel presented a paper titled “Revealing Hidden Reservoir Features During History Matching Using An Adjoint Method”. A competition was held in the conference to find the best method capable of maximizing net present value (NPV). Participants used a wide range of methods such as the CMA-ES, Stochastic gradient, GA, EnKF and the Adjoint method. It was noteworthy that the highest NPV was achieved by SINTEF (the developers of MATLAB), and was also based on the Adjoint approach, just like SenEx, our assisted history matching software, which was utilized in Daniel’s work.

We remain proud that SenEx continues to be unrivalled in the world of assisted history matching tools.
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Sep 2018

HOT Participation at the First School on Sandstone Diagenesis at the FAU University in Erlangen, Germany

Sharon Tiainen and Dr Chris Cubitt, HOT’s principal reservoir geologists, attended the First School on Sandstone Diagenesis at the FAU University in Erlangen, Germany.  Chris and Sharon, along with ExxonMobil’s Dr William Heins and leading academics Dr Luca Caracciolo (from FAU) and Dr Saturnina Henares and Prof Gert Jan Weltje  (from KU Lueven) were the key note speakers.  Drs Linda Bonnel and Rob Lander (of Touchstone Fame) presented a workshop on diagenetic modelling and reservoir quality prediction.

The school brought together representatives from both industry and academia with a vision to share their collective experience and discuss both traditional and the latest concepts and developments in clastic diagenesis.  Importantly the school was well attended by the next generation of reservoir geologists, who presented highlights from their collective PhDs and post-docs in an entertaining ‘elevator pitch’ style.

The emphasis of the school was on understanding controlling processes on clastic diagenesis, their knock-on effects and how we can best model these inputs.  Our collective aim, by understanding controls, we can better predict reservoir quality.  In this context, HOT’s innovative drill cuttings analysis work – recall diagenesis studies are typically undertaken on relatively rare conventional core – was very well received and seen as a value-add that is often under-utilised by both researchers and industry.

Read more about the event on LinkedIn…

Aug 2018

Sensitivity Explorer 2.1 (SenEx 2.1) Release

We are pleased to announce that Version 2.1 of SenEx has been released!

SenEx, our next-generation assisted history matching tool, is as fast, flexible and forward-thinking as a cheetah. It speeds up your history matching exercise significantly while dramatically improving the quality of your history match. Sensitivities are computed analytically, reducing the number of simulation runs by a factor of 10 for mature fields: What usually takes months is achieved in days. Because SenEx works at the grid block level, it eliminates the need for box multipliers, leading to geologically sound and consistent models.

The focus of Version 2.1 has been on adding new features and performance improvement:

  • API tracking support
  • JFUNC support
  • Analytical aquifer parameters
  • Cross-regional transmissibility multipliers
  • Performance improvement of dual porosity / permeability models
  • Improved support of Corey model parameter modification
  • Well bar plotting improvements
  • Panel for property change comparison

Interested? Watch our demo video to see how fast you can progress with your history match:

SenEx Demo Video

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Do you have any questions or would you like to know more about SenEx? Contact us, we are happy to help.

Apr 2018

HOT Engineering at EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018

We at HOT are delighted to announce our participation at the EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018 in Copenhagen (11-14 June 2018).

The EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest multi-disciplinary geoscience and engineering event in the world, with more than 6,000 delegates participating, and three of our very own experienced colleagues will present at the conference: Dr. Claudia Steiner-Luckabauer, Dr. Chris Cubitt, and Sharon Tiainen. They are experts in their fields and will speak about their most recent projects:

Dr. Claudia Steiner-Luckabauer:
10 June 2018
08:30 am – 05:30 pm
Laurie Dake Final Presentation

Dr. Chris Cubitt (Speaker):
12 June 2018
10:30 am – 10:55 am
Room G
Session Details: Reservoir Characterization I (EAGE-SPE),
Title: “Seismic Attributes, Cuttings Analysis and GDE Mapping, Enabling Reservoir Quality Prediction. An Example from Pakistan”

Sharon Tiainen (Speaker):
14 June 2018
11:45 am – 12:10 pm
Session Details: Poster: Estimating Permeability A,
Title: “Estimating Permeability Using a Reservoir Quality Data-set Derived from Drill Cuttings: an Example from Pakistan”

Come join us at Booth 422 to meet our colleagues and ask any question you have ever had about petrophysics, reservoir geology, and HOT Engineering’s work.

For more information please visit EAGE’s dedicated website.
See you in Copenhagen!

Mar 2018

Meet the Executive Decision Makers of the Libyan Oil and Gas Sector

HOT is pleased to announce the 1st Libyan-European Oil & Gas Summit. This prestige conference is endorsed by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya and organised by HOT. The 1st Libyan-European Oil & Gas Summit will be a unique conference with the participation of high-level officials, chairmen, executives, and managers of the Libyan oil and gas sector.

The program will focus on the business opportunities and investment potential for European companies, the overall security and economic situation of Libya’s oil and gas sector, as well as the potential investment and business opportunities for international partners and contractors, the future development of the oil and gas fields, and the capacity-building by improving organisational, managerial and operational excellence.

Find out more about this unique chance to advance your business and book your seat at the 1st Libyan-European Oil & Gas Summit!

Mar 2018

Turn Your Dusty Art into Valuable Assets

Get your ancient logs out of the archive – they could lead to your path to success!

Our principal petrophysicist Claudia Steiner-Luckabauer gave an interesting presentation about log digitisation and its thin lines between success and failure at the DGG Annual Meeting. Luckily, she put her findings into a compelling article and just posted it on her LinkedIn account. It is definitely worth reading!

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