W. Aaron Burton
Unconventional Multistage Completion Expert
Throughout my career in oil and gas I have been focused on unconventional formations that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. My primary expertise is the multistage completion tools and techniques, but my unique experience has also given me a solid understanding of reservoir properties, directional drilling, and stimulation design.
During my tenure I have trained thousands of people, installed multistage completions in approximately 50 wells in 10 unconventional formations, traveled to 19 different countries to support and develop emerging markets, managed billion dollar product portfolios, and developed business and marketing plans and strategies. For more information click on the links below to visit my personal website and my LinkedIn Page.
When I started Unconventional Oil and Gas Training in 2015, I took the approach of offering in-house training courses that were the same high-quality this industry demands, but was cheaper because I didn’t require overhead in the form of a training facility because my customers already had facilities that were setup for training. It was also cheaper for them because I was the only one who had to travel instead of 30 of their people. Even if the course is in Houston where I’m based, paying people to commute to and from a training location can get expensive quick. You know what they say, “it takes an hour to get to Houston from Houston”! As a degreed Mechanical Engineer that came into the industry knowing nothing about oil and gas, I know how important learning is and how critical it is to learn fast. I’m passionate about teaching people and I knew the model of attending a course in an outside location did not work for a lot of companies during a downturn when budgets are tight, so I wanted to break the most common model and provide a way that learning still continued even when budgets are tight.
This model is what has inspired my video-on-demand training courses. I see an opportunity to use the technology we have access to today to make great training even better and accessible to more people while driving the price of training down and making it affordable to more people. At the risk of sounding cliché by using an overused word, I plan on disrupting the current way that oil and gas training is provided. After all, the “unconventional” in my company title was not only referring to unconventional resources but an unconventional approach to training.