4 Mar, 2013

NEWS: SPIE Oil & Gas Services and PetroSkills LLC Sign Joint Development Agreement

PARIS (4 March, 2013) – This agreement will allow SPIE Oil & Gas Services to enhance its worldwide competency development programs.

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25 Feb, 2013

Refreshing courses 20% each year – to stay 100% relevant.

As the technical training manager for Mobil Oil, I hired world authorities on many subjects to teach our employees. Over the years, as we monitored course evaluations, I learned that it takes more than just a world class reputation to provide a valuable learning experience. Unless you refresh the content of a course regularly, it will go stale very quickly – regardless of who’s teaching it. As technology advances, the course has to keep up to remain relevant.

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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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25 Jan, 2013

NEWS: Newest operators welcomed to Alliance – BHP Billiton and Oman Oil Company

As the PetroSkills Alliance continues to expand geographically, we are proud to welcome the two newest operating companies, BHP Billiton and Oman Oil Co.

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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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