15 Feb, 2013

Earning Versus Learning

Drilling and development decisions often involve high levels of uncertainty about various geologic parameters. The industry has become adept at addressing these uncertainties in prioritizing drilling decisions based on expected monetary values (the “Earning” part). Early wells are typically those with high expected monetary values, ideally some combination of lower cost, higher success value, and higher chance of success. What is often overlooked, however, is the value of the information learned for properly sequencing the wells (the “Learning” part).

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1 Jan, 2013

PetroSkills offers 14 new courses for 2013.

PetroSkills has announced that 14 new courses will be available worldwide, for public and in-house instruction, in 2013. The new courses add to the catalog of courses already available in disciplines including Geology, Refining, Instrumentation, Gas Processing, Project Management, Professional Development, and Data Management...

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1 Jan, 2013

Come see us at these conventions in 2013.

PetroSkills will be attending the following conferences in 2013. As always, these events give us a wonderful opportunity way to speak with industry professionals, hear feedback, discuss solutions, network, and identify the best ways to work together to improve competency for you and your organization.

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3 Dec, 2012

PetroSkills Acquires John M. Campbell & Company

PetroSkills announced today that it has acquired the training and consulting businesses of John M. Campbell & Company (JMC) of Norman, Oklahoma. PetroSkills and JMC are both members of the PetroSkills Alliance, the leading training alliance for the international petroleum industry with 25 industry members.

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3 Dec, 2012

NEWS: Latest industry training program drills deep to reduce accidents & boost retention, especially among entry-level drilling ops employees

KATY, Texas, USA (3 December, 2012). The facts are disturbing: ACCIDENTS: In 2011, the largest percentage of drilling operator fatalities occurred among workers with 1-5 years of service, with most victims being floormen (IADC). RETENTION: “We’ve seen floorhand turnover as high as 74 percent, with 26 percent of those leaving within the first 30 days,” said a drilling operator spokesperson in a 2012 Drilling Contractor magazine article. To help reverse these alarming statistics, PetroSkills now offers drilling contractors the industry’s broadest, most in-depth training targeted to onshore and offshore workers.

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