Microbiology Classes Developed by Industry, for Industry

Embark on your microbiology journey with OSP Polytechnic!

Discover the fundamentals of oilfield microbiology through our industry-focused classes. We specialize in providing education, hands-on training, and support for both corporate and field-level stakeholders

Dive into engaging lessons, hands-on lab experiences, and expert guidance that will lay a solid foundation for your understanding of microbiology in the lab and out in the field.


Our goal is to give our clients the knowledge to better themselves, their career and their companies bottom line.


Our approach to give clients out in the field the ability to utilize cutting edge technology to better understand the microbiome happening at their project.


Once our clients have completed the class, they receive certificates that confirm their accomplishments. Which is a boost to everyone’s CV

Microbiology 101

What are they and why do they matter?

Microbes are single cellular organisms, that account for 50+ % of the biomass on earth and can live under extreme conditions. Capable of many things they are everywhere in everyday life and then in the Oil & Gas Industry.

This class teaches you where they come from and how to deal with them in your application. 

Why you should advance your field knowledge.

Petroleum microbiology and the vast array of issues caused by the presence of microbes in upstream O&G is a rapidly developing field of science. The technology leveraged also continues to increase in complexity.

OSP Polytechnic actively supports those wishing to take control, advance their expertise, discover the nature of the challenge and how to mitigate or prevent microbial issues.

More than just another average class, this is training for those seeking to establish solid executable mastery of oilfield microbial mitigation:

• Instructor-led training classes offered by experts in their fields

• ATP testing certification – Hands-On training

• Earn professional designation continuing education credits

• Stay up-to-date with industry best practices

• Certification of completion

Classes Offered

Our courses are designed to provide an entry level Oilfield Microbiology education for workers both out  in the field and in the office. 

Oilfield Microbiology Basics

The foundation of knowledge for establishing a solid executable mastery of microbial prevention and problem-solving in our hydrocarbon world.  This module will define key terms and principles en route to establishing a common language around oilfield microbiology. 

From there, we explore testing tools and technology before rounding out the day with the fundamentals of an effective microbial control program.

No prerequisites are necessary.

ATP Testing Certification – Hands On Training

Harness the potential of ATP testing to gain powerful insights into the microbial activity within your projects.  ATP testing is the go-to microbial test for the oil and gas industry and is used every day to make treatment and mitigation-related decisions.

This hands-on training course is a must for anyone out in the field.  After walking you through the principles of ATP testing, our instructors will teach you how to perform ATP Tests and interpret the data.  

Upon successful completion of the ATP module, recipients will receive a certificate of competency in ATP testing.

OSP Polytechnic – Our next oilfield microbiology training classes are now open for registration!

Next USA Event:

Fall 2024

Oklahoma City, OK

Tues Oct 22nd, 2024

Future USA Event:

FALL 2024

Houston, TX

Thurs Oct 24th, 2024

Next Canadian Event:


Past Polytechnic Events:

Midland, TX

Grande Prairie, AB

Calgary, AB

Class Facilitation

All of our classes can be facilitated at a location of your choosing: our board room, your office, or a local conference room. We can accommodate all location requests; simply start the process of booking your class, and we can start the planning process. 


OSP Microcheck, OSP Polytechnic and its employees and instructors are active members of or directly associated with the following organizations:

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMMP)

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)


Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB)


Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)

Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA)

Eco Canada



Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

Contact Us

Learn more about our classes or contact us with any questions.

OPS Polytechnic Inquiries

If you are interested in a class, and want to book one closest to your area, contact us to learn more.

Canada Head Office

#6, 820 – 28th, Street, NE

Calgary, AB  T2A 6R3

+1 403-291-1658

USA Head Office

#190, 16223 Park Row

Houston TX, 77084

+1 281-497-2692