IFP Training has chosen Geovariances as their key training supplier for geostatistics

IFP Training, France
Raphaël Lalou
Senior Reservoir Geologist

IFP Training, subsidiary of IFP Energies Nouvelles, is an international major training organization for the Oil & Gas industry worldwide. For ten years, Geovariances consultants have trained IFP Training and IFP School students with geostatistics in the framework of their Reservoir Characterization & Modeling courses.

To know more about the benefits of this partnership for IFP Training, we interviewed Raphaël Lalou, Senior Reservoir Geologist at IFP Training.



Let’s recall that Geovariances and IFP Energies Nouvelles have been partners for more 20 years. IFP Energies Nouvelles and IFP School were amongst the first Isatis users, both organisms having got their first licenses of the software in the 90’s. IFPEN even used Isatis forerunners, i.e. Magma and Bluepack. Besides, the Plurigaussian simulations provided in Isatis result from a research program involving IFPEN and Mines ParisTech Geostatistics Group.


Mr. Lalou, can you describe IFP Training in a few words?

“IFP Training, subsidiary of IFP Energies Nouvelles, is specialized in the training of professionals in the oil, gas, petrochemical, chemical and automotive industries. IFP Training develops and animates training sessions to an international clientele.”

Why did you choose Geovariances for your petroleum geostatistics courses?

“Our partnership with Geovariances for the leading of a geostatistics training module is historical AND is still being reinforced thanks to the professional quality and thoroughness of the company’s services.”

What created the need to contact Geovariances for providing geostatistics courses?

“IFP Training must offer a one-week training in geostatistics. At IFP Group, we have the skills necessary to conduct such courses. However, our trainers, often involved in study or research projects are not always able to ensure the delivery of training services in 100% of cases. Geovariances is.”

What benefits do you gain from Geovariances’ services?

“Professional qualitiy and thoroughness of the course and training material. Geovariances ensures the training in 100% of the cases.”

Why do you rely on Geovariances for your geostatistics courses?

“Because trainees’ feedbacks are always positive!”