This paper describes the process through which the E&P industry has recognized and acted upon meeting the need for consistent and global training of petroleum engineers and geoscientists responsible for estimating oil and gas reserves. The SPE, AAPG, SPEE and WPC have created "The Joint Committee On Petroleum Reserves Evaluator Training" (JCORET), which is developing a library of training modules that represent industry "best practices". Many, perhaps most, petroleum reserves evaluators worldwide have never participated in training opportunities that truly represent industry-recommended practices.

The sole purpose of JCORET is to develop high quality training modules to be presented and taught to professional reserves evaluators by industry experts at an affordable cost. The program will remain "evergreen" to accommodate new technology and unconventional reservoirs.

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