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    ► Reduced Time to competency

    ► Eliminated travel expense

    ► Flexibility - less time away from work

    ► Learning applied at point of need

PetroAcademy combines PetroSkills industry knowledge, expertise, content, and technology to develop workforce competency. Each PetroAcademy Skill Module provides a summary of the specific learning activities that the learner will complete, and may include activities such as reading assignments, self-paced e-learning, virtual instructor-led sessions, discussion forums, group exercises, case studies, quizzes, field trips, and other activities. These continuous development activities increase knowledge retention, reduce time to competency, and provide just in time learning at the point of need.


What is PetroAcademy™?

What do learners experience in a PetroAcademy™ Blended Learning course?

What does "Blended" mean?

  • Modular delivery of PetroSkills Competency Maps
  • Most appropriate instructional method
  • Virtual delivery
  • Synchronous instructor-led when needed
  • Multiple modes of delivery (e-learning, articles, discussion, etc.)
  • Pre and Post Assessments
  • Expectation discussion and back-to-work plan
  • Defined pre-requisites

What can "Blended" do?

  • Deliver a coherent set of competencies focused on specific work produce

  • No overlap - more efficient use of learner's time

  • Each module can be 'stand alone' or part of a program tailored to a job role

  • Virtual format allows flexible scheduling and availability

Skill Module Example

Transforming Instructor-Led Petrophysics Competency Map (CMAP) to Blended

While face-to-face courses deliver a set of skills targeted for a specific type of participant, blended skill modules align with competencies focused on a specific work product. This means that there is no overlap with other skill modules, allowing a more efficient use of the learner's time. PetroAcademy allows learners to learn at the point of need with a strong tie to their job roles. PetroAcademy can be completely virtual, which eliminates travel expenses and lowers overall training costs.

Module Design Principles by Skill Level

There are three levels of skill modules in PetroAcademy:


Core Skill Modules: Designed to provide the learner with a basic introduction to the content at an awareness competency level. Each Core Skill Module takes approximately 3-5 hours and can be completed at any time. All learning activities within the module are self-paced and allows flexibility depending on the learner’s availability (the entire module does not need to be completed in one sitting).

Fundamental Skill Modules: Designed to prepare the learner to complete a specific work product at a fundamental application competency level. Each Fundamental Skill Module is delivered within a week and will have both self-paced activities and some live instructor-led virtual sessions. The live Instructor-led sessions are primarily facilitated application sessions and the opportunity for participants to engage with an expert.

Workshop Skill Modules: Designed to prepare the learner to complete a specific work product at the skilled application competency level. The pre-requisites for Workshop Skill modules include Core and Fundamental skill modules. Workshops are primarily focused on application with several live instructor-led virtual sessions and some self-paced activities that are delivered across a few weeks. Each instructor-led virtual sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review. See example Workshop Schedule below.

Example Workshop

Casing Design Workshop Schedule - to take place over approximately 5 weeks