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Since its launch in 2005, BHGE Oil & Gas University has welcomed exceptional top talent at its Florence campus, offering to the industry’s leaders of tomorrow a truly holistic training experience with a balanced mix of market insight, technical knowledge, leadership skills and professional network.


Our Mission

The mission of BHGE Oil & Gas University is to be a key contributor to the industry and partner-of-choice for our customers.  We seek to help customers develop their talent, maximizing their growth on a local and global scale.  The BHGE Oil & Gas University seeks to be global forum based on knowledge-sharing.

The BHGE Oil & Gas University Program offers top employees from selected customers the opportunity to acquire fundamental management and technical skills to consolidate their overall understanding of the oil and gas industry.

The course offering consists of a Resident Course, delivered at BHGE Florence Learning Center (in Florence, Italy), and a Localized Course, a condensed version of the Resident Course delivered at a location chosen by the customer.

Who Should Attend

Our customers are offered an opportunity to nominate their top developing talent for this unique learning experience. Eligible candidates should have: 

  • Strong academic record with a technical background
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving competencies with the ability to interact with different levels within their organization

  • An open and unprejudiced attitude towards other cultures

  • Self-starter mindset and a positive attitude towards continuous life-long learning

  • From one to six years of successful experience within their company

  • A proven track record of handling steep learning curves, and exhibiting a ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Fluent English speakers


Classes and activities which enhance leadership and managerial tools, techniques and processes.

  • Personal Leadership Skills
  • Management Competencies
  • Financial and Legal Competencies
  • Negotiation skills
  • Project management


An overall view of the energy industry, its macroeconomic models and of the energy market dynamics. This module covers also:

  • Energy Economics
  • Energy policies and trends
  • Environmental impacts and risk management
  • Natural gas and LNG market dynamics
  • Local content opportunities
  • Oil and gas contracts and value chain
  • Petroleum geology and engineering introduction

Digital & Processes

This module provides participants with  fundamentals of coding and the technology being used to accelerate the speed with which we work in the oil and gas industry. Courses in this discipline also cover production, transportation and transformational processes.

  • Big Data
  • Coding
  • Digital Twin
  • Measurement and sensing instrumentation
  • Natural gas & LNG chain
  • Petrochemical processes
  • Power generation and cogeneration
  • Refining processes


A deep dive into oil and gas technology with theoretical and basic information on equipment design, operation and maintenance.

  • Drilling and field management equipment
  • Compressors, turbines, pumps and valves
  • Subsea production systems and equipment
  • Pipeline inspection and integrity
  • Maintenance and asset optimization
  • Inspection technologies
  • Pumps and control valves
  • Troubleshooting