14 Jan, 2014

Visit us at these conventions in 2014!

PetroSkills will be attending the following conferences in 2014. 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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26 Apr, 2013

New Course! Advanced Project Management

New Course! Advanced project management for project managers, asset managers, project control managers and project engineers. PetroSkills has responded to the industry’s growing need for tighter control and greater efficiency in large-scale project management with a new course in 2013: Advanced Project Management.

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22 Apr, 2013

The Value of Competent People

In the first article in this 2-part series, Ford Brett describes the likely cost to the oil and gas industry of the Big Crew Change –the waste of the equivalent of 20% of total E&P expenditures, or more than US $35 billion per year. In the second article, he examines strategies to confront the looming competency gap.

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22 Apr, 2013

Navigating Around the Perfect Storm in Drilling Operations. Part 1.

In the drilling contractor and other oilfield service markets, the most painful manifestation of the Big Crew Change is among entry-level employees...

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19 Apr, 2013

What does the “Big Crew Change” mean for you?

You’ve probably heard all about the “Big Crew Change.” During the next few years, about one third of today’s oil and gas professionals are going to retire. For an executive manager of an oil and gas company, that presents a huge challenge – as companies everywhere race to fill the gaps in their workforces. What does the Big Crew Change mean for you? Opportunity!

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19 Apr, 2013

Methanex announced as newest member of the PetroSkills Alliance

KATY, Texas, USA (19 April, 2013) — As the PetroSkills Alliance continues to grow and diversify, we are pleased to welcome Methanex as the latest company to join the PetroSkills Alliance. The largest supplier of methanol in the world, Methanex brings a wealth of petrochemical experience and expertise to the PetroSkills value chain portfolio.

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18 Apr, 2013

Using Course Progression Maps

PetroSkills Course Progression Maps are a valuable tool to help you customize a career map with coursework that specifically relates to present or future job requirements, or simply find your next course.

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17 Apr, 2013

Investing in People: How to Quantify the Value of Competency Development

For all the emphasis placed on competency development, training budgets are almost always the first cut during any kind of down turn. For competency management to become more than a Human Resource Management fad it will have to demonstrate quantified financial return. This abstract outlines one approach to quantify the return on competency development investments.

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13 Apr, 2013

For 3D concepts, 3D graphics work better than words

In the Geoscience disciplines (geology and geophysics), I have found that most course participants relate particularly well to graphic images. They are strongly visual learners. With fewer words and more images, they see more. For this reason, I have designed my courses to be as visual as possible. And in recent years I have carried this further to include a large number of graphic animations in my courses.

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10 Apr, 2013

How to Build Competent People – Fast

The Big Crew Change is no longer just a prediction of a looming exodus of experience. It’s happening. And while the industry is losing experience, it is gaining talent and energy from all the younger professionals. In five years, or maybe less, the industry will have ‘flipped’ from one full of ‘old guys’, to a completely different demographic of mostly younger professionals. It’s time to be sure that we hand over the know-how to this, the world’s biggest industry, to these young professionals – and let them carry it forward. We don’t have much time.

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