May 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM EDT
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IHRDC Announces Upgrade to Its IPIMS e-Learning System

New Features and Course Content to Enhance the Company’s Upstream Petroleum Technology Training Solution

IHRDC is pleased to announce that its e-Learning production team today released a new version of IPIMS, the company’s award-winning knowledge and learning system covering all areas of Upstream Petroleum Technology. The new 3.2 version incorporates several enhancements in design and usability. In addition, four new topics in petroleum geology, petroleum geophysics, and petroleum engineering have been updated following the new IPIMS learning strategy.

The new release is part of IHRDC’s ongoing, comprehensive IPIMS Update, which includes a major instructional design transformation of IPIMS Background Learning to meet the needs, challenges, and culture of today’s oil and gas industry learners. The features employ interactive content designed to engage the learner and increase retention. Content is presented to the users in a way that permits them to explore and discover material in a challenging manner.

For the current v3.2 release, the IPIMS development team focused on re-designing the IPIMS Login, Portal, and Selector pages in conjunction with the new IPIMS Background Learning interface. They also upgraded the IPIMS Search Engine and Background Knowledge ‘Browse by Discipline’ functionality. The four new and updated topics ensure the library reflects current knowledge and best practices. This brings the total production of new IPIMS topics completed during the past year to 14 topics and 66 subtopics.

“Our four production teams have been actively engaged in updating the courses to maintain IPIMS’ position as the industry’s leading e-Learning resource” said Timothy Donohue, IHRDC Vice President of e-Learning and Knowledge Solutions, “In the process, they have added value to this compelling and challenging state-of-the-art solution for interactive learning.”

According to Donohue, the comprehensive upgrade means that IPIMS now includes the following functionality:

  • Tablet-friendly, iOS and Android compatibility
  • Interactive Content
  • Knowledge Checks
  • Multiple format assessment questions
  • Scenario-based assignments
  • Draft Pad
  • Contextual help
  • Remastered videos
  • IPIMS Resource Center includes: Tutorial Videos, PDF Guides, and FAQs

The new IPIMS topics include the following:

Petroleum Geology       Petroleum Geophysics       Petroleum Engineering

Plate Tectonics and
Sedimentary Basins

      Seismic Pulse      

Slickline Well Intervention


Coiled Tubing Well Intervention


For further information please go to or contact Timothy Donohue, [email protected].

About IHRDC:
International Human Resources Development Corporation ( has been a global leader in training and competency management for the oil and gas industry for more than 45 years, offering the best Instructional Programs, e- Learning and Knowledge Solutions, and Competency Management products and services available to the industry today. The company is headquartered in Boston, USA with offices in Houston, London, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Lagos.

IHRDC is the proud recipient of the "Petroleum Industry Training Provider of the Year Award" from the Getenergy organization for 2010, 2011, and 2012, the 2014 Best in Class IMA Award, the 2014 Communicator Award, the 2011 Platinum AVA Award, 18 Telly Awards, and the 2003 Corporate Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming.

Kathleen McDonnell
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Source: Business Wire (May 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM EDT)

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