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

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!

Feb 2018

HOT Goes Vienna

HOT has cut the red ribbon of its newest office location: Vienna. Located in the very heart of our capital, we are pleased to host our valued clients in our brand-new office at Herrengasse 1-3, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna.

Of course, you are also welcome to visit us in our main office in the lovely city of Leoben and join us for a cup of coffee. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Feb 2018

Visit Us in Beautiful Leoben / Austria

HOT will be exhibiting at the joint AGS & DGG Annual Meeting taking place in our beautiful home town Leoben. Come see us:

12 – 15 February 2018
Montanuniversitaet Leoben
Booth Nr. 3

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Jan 2018

Happy New Year 2018

HOT wishes you a very happy, healthy and successful New Year!

Thank you very much for your continued loyalty and trust.

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Nov 2017

It’s What We Do With It That Truly Matters…

What have photography and oilfield operations in common? Before we had almost countless tries to get the perfect result, we took utmost care to find the perfect subject and chose tools and techniques with meticulous precision. Since technology has taken over, we tend to neglect this diligence – In photography as well as in oilfield operations.

Andreas Harrer, Head of HOT’s Consulting Services, speaks about the impact technology has on model quality and forecasting and explains HOT’s approach and way of working.

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