Special Events


    Class will be held Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m. 

    Experience the power of GeoGraphix in this half-day, complimentary workshop for users and non-users. Scott Oelfke, Sr. Product Manager, GeoGraphix, will host this interactive session covering:

    •          The basics: Quick and easy data loading and importing of spatial information; creating presentation quality maps in minutes and performing interpretations on the fly; creating cross sections; robust and easy-to-manage project data base
    •          Advanced interpretation: 3D geomodelling including petrophysics; integrating seismic & depth conversion; well & field planning; Advanced 3D visualization

    RSVP by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . 

  • Coming to Midland in March:

    Complex Well Core Competency

    The SPE is pleased to announce it will be offering the global industry's only multi-disciplined asset team cross-training program on complex well exploitation, “Complex Well Core Competency,” as a six day, split week course in Midland.  It will be hosted by Midland College PPDC March 17-19, 24-26.  All registration details will be announced in January.

    Full background details and detailed program description are available via this link: h-tech.ca


    2015 Permian Basin Environmental Regulatory Seminar

    Speaker panel to be announced

    May 14, Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Pre-Registered:  $195, in-state; Out of State, $220

    Midland College Main Campus - Carrasco Room; 3600 N. Garfield Street, Midland, Texas

    More information to follow


thumb PPDC New logo4Midland College - PPDC will be closed March 9-13, 2015 for Spring Break

Petroleum Professional Development Center


The Petroleum Professional Development Center of Midland College provides quality continuing education for the Permian Basin Energy Industries. The center is one of seven mid-career training centers worldwide recognized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). The center is located at the corner of Main Street and Illinois Avenue (downtown, Midland, Texas)

The PPDC mission is to provide quality continuing education designed to keep oil and gas industry professionals current in their areas of expertise through dynamic interaction between the community, the college, and the industry. The PPDC will provide high quality, timely, and pertinent educational opportunities to meet the professional development needs of those working in the regional energy industry.

Many of our classes qualify for re-certification credits that Professional Engineers, Professional Geologists, Certified Public Accountants, and Petroleum Landmen use to maintain their professional certification status.

The PPDC also works closely with local professionals societies by co-sponsoring workshops such as "Getting Started in the Oil Business" and holding various symposiums on timely issues important to the region's oil and gas industry.

The PPDC also hosts User's Group Meetings for Seismic-Micro Technology, PETRA and Geo-Graphix.

The PPDC Facility Features:

  • Four classrooms including a 60-person capacity auditorium
  • State-of-the-art computing and instructional equipment
  • Interactive distance-learning capability
  • Classes, workshops, lunch-and-learn educational events

Room Rentals Available - Please call the PPDC for more information (432-683-2832).


Midland College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates
and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the status of Midland College.

Midland College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator

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