Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Future Plans - Keith Urban (1991)

Not only have we upgraded our website's landing page, but we have also added our entire 2010 global public course schedule to the site.

We realize that many of our clients have already begun planning their training budgets for next year and it is helpful when you know which courses are being offered.

As an added incentive, we are pre-announcing our 2010 PRE-PLANNING SALE. Register for any 2010 courses between October 1st and December 31st 2009 and receive a 15% discount on the 2009 course fee (beat the 2010 price increase). All you have to do is mention PLAN2010 in your registration.

Please note this is good on course fees only (not accommodations) and there is a limit of six (6) courses per individual for this sale.

So see what we have in store and get in early: www.oxfordprinceton.com.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Take A Look Around - Temptations (1972)

This week you might have already noticed something new and different about our website. Yes, we've upgraded our landing page to be more user-friendly.

How so, you ask? Allow me to count the ways:

1) Bigger, more readable fonts

2) Course Schedules by region (The Americas, EMEA, Asia/Pacific)

3) Instant translation available via Google Translate (in as many as 34 languages)

4) Enery Education Prescriptions - free confidential consultations on available training programmes

5) Links to not only our blog and e-newsletters but The Energy Education Network on Facebook, Our LinkedIn page, and our tweets on Twitter.

The new site is still in it's Beta stage but your questions and comments are welcomed.

Do take a gander (look around) and see how signing up for wrold-class energy education and training is easier thatn ever: www.oxfordprinceton.com.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Spring Summer Autumn - Style Council (1984)

First off, apologies for the recent absence: I am back from my vacation holiday ready to face a new season. And wouldn't you know it, today marks the beginning of autumn with the Autumnal Equinox (Vernal Equinox in the Southern hemisphere, and hence, spring).

Allow me to take a detour today to chat about this planetary phenomenon:

At 21:19 (or 9:19pm) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is 5:19 pm EDT, the sun crosses the so-called "celestial equator" and moves southward in the northern hemisphere. The location on the earth where the sun is directly overhead at solar noon is known as the subsolar point and this happens twice a year in March and September. The earth’s axis of rotation is perpendicular to the line connecting the centers of the earth and the sun. [Source: Timeanddate.com]

I always thought it meant equal parts of day and night but upon further research, this is apparaently a myth. To be exact, if you are at the equator, you have 12 hours and 6.5 minutes of sunlight and the day is longer the farther away you are from the equator.

In any case, it certainly is a transition into the busy time of year when school is in full swing, work piles on as folks start to plan for 2010 and look to finish up 2009 strong.

I do hope you will consider our many trainig avenues to help you achieve your goals this season.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Eve of Reality - Arrested Development (1992)

There is a bit of a bounce back in the price of crude oil today -- to nearly $70 -- just hours before OPEC member nations meet up in Vienna to discuss production outputs. It doesn't hurt that signs of recovery from the global recession are evident. Saudi Arabia's oil minister seems to be quite buoyant in his outlook.

Will suppliers put back on their rose-tinted glasses and not look to squeeze production any further? Can the good times roll once again? Some say we have to hit the $75 level for things to settle down. What do you think?

Read on in the AFP article.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

First Five Times - Stars (2004)

Today marks a milestone here at The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc. It is the fifth anniversary of a management buyout completed by the company's President and CEO, Clara Lippert Glenn, making what was once FAME Education - comprised of The College of Petroleum and Energy Studies and Princeton Energy Programme, a privately-held (incorporated) entity.

The Oxford Princeton Programme had already been formed in July 2000 by the merging of The College of Petroleum and Energy Studies out of Oxford, UK and Princeton Energy Programme out of Princeton, NJ.

Since 2004, The Programme has grown and with offices today in North America, Europe, and Asia, not to mention course offerings on six continents, it is widely regarded as the world's leading provider of commercial education and training solutions to the energy industry.

Yes, we'll have some cake to commemorate the day and we look forward to offering our clients and customers even more unsurpassed training options in the next 5 x 5 years and beyond.