PUBLIC COURSES

Leading the world in competency-based oil and gas training.

PetroSkills courses cover virtually every technical discipline, learning style and level of competency, from basic awareness through mastery.  Learning what you need to know, at the right depth.

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PetroSkills oil and gas courseThe depth and business-relevance of our course content are unsurpassed. Only PetroSkills courses are developed in collaboration with the PetroSkills Alliance – the industry’s most authoritative voice concerning what oil and gas professionals really need to know today

 

PetroSkills instructors are world class experts, practitioners in their fields who have learned to be superb teachers in our instructor training program. We believe in learning that is active, stimulating, flexible and designed to accommodate all learning styles.

PetroAcademy Blended/Virtual

PetroAcademy combines PetroSkills industry knowledge, expertise, content, and technology to develop workforce competency. Each 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 and more.

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Applied Reservoir Engineering

 

Casing Design Workshop

 

Foundations of Petrophysics

 

NODAL™ Analysis Workshop

 

Production Operations 1

 

Scale Identification, Remediation and Prevention Workshop

IN-HOUSE COURSES

The ultimate in flexibility.

In-house courses are private, on-site seminars taught wherever, whenever and however you want. You save time, money and travel hassles by bringing our courses to your site or to any convenient location you choose.

 

 

More in-house course choices.

 

All of our public courses are available as in-house courses.  You can also choose one of the following courses, which are available specifically for in-house use.

 

Contact our in-house courses team to learn more or to discuss availability.

 

Subsurface

 

 
Facilities

 

 

Health, Safety, Environment

 

 

 

Contact our in-house courses team to learn more or to discuss availability.

 

COURSE DELIVERY OPTIONS

Attend in person for a course experience like no other.

Innovation at PetroSkills makes it easy to reach your competency goals on any scale. We can deliver the training you need – how, when and where you need it. PetroSkills conducts over 1,700 public and in-house course sessions every year in locations around the world.  With subject matter that is completely current and meticulously prepared, the experience is active, stimulating and relevant from the first minute of class to the last.

 

 

Participants work side-by-side with professionals who are similarly motivated, under the guidance of a world-class expert. For many, this is the start of long-term professional relationships with the instructor and their peers.

 

All participants receive a superb set of reference materials.  (For those attending remotely, course materials are delivered prior to the session date.)  The quality and value of these materials make them a “go to” professional reference of enormous value.  Afterward, participants can access these materials – and much more – through PetroCore Reference, the online, 24/7 reference resource.

Field Trips – Classrooms without walls.

Putting knowledge to work is our mission at PetroSkills. The following courses include a field trip module that dissolves the divider between the classroom and the real world. 

 

Basic Petroleum Geology – BG

 

Deep-water Turbidite Depositional Systems and Reservoirs – DWT

 

Drilling Fluids Technology – DFT

 

Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Geologic and Engineering Analysis – FR

 

North Sea Petroleum Geology: Integrated Classroom, Core Store and Field Analogue on Reservoir Deposystems - NSPG

 

Petroleum Geology for Early Career Geoscientists and Engineers - PGGE

 

Sequence Stratigraphy: An Applied Workshop

 

Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation of Dipmeters and Borehold-Imaging Logs - SSI

WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTORS



Our instructors include the leading technical experts in the petroleum industry. Most are consultants who work on the leading edge of technology, addressing the most pressing challenges the industry faces today. See full bios on any instructor at the link below

COURSE PROGRESSION MAPS


ROADMAPS TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER


PetroSkills Course Progression Maps show how courses relate to each other within a specific technical discipline and closely related disciplines. Whether you’re planning a single career or developing a training plan for a team, these maps show you the big picture.  

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Decrease your time to competency. Increase your knowledge and skills

By successfully completing four courses over a 36 month period, you can earn your PetroSkills Advanced Certificate in one of ten technical functions.

PETROSKILLS ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

DECREASE YOUR TIME TO COMPETENCY AND INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

STEP 1:

Click here to request more information on the PetroSkills Advanced Certificate™ program.

 

STEP 2:

Successfully complete the required courses within a 36 month window.  Course requirements vary by discipline.

 

STEP 3:

You will be awarded your PetroSkills Advanced Certificate™ that recognizes your commitment to speeding your time to competency and your dedication to increasing your knowledge and skills.

 

ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

High-speed learning. Now, even faster.

A PetroSkills Accelerated Development Program (ADP) can dramatically enhance the success of your training program by combining traditional classroom learning with onsite coaching.  With the support of a world-class expert (usually the instructor from class), participants retain more of what they’ve learned in class and quickly become more productive team members on the job.

20% in class. 80% coached on the job.

 

Participants in an ADP spend approximately 20% of their time in a traditional classroom. The rest of their development takes place where it counts: on the job, contributing to the bottom line, and working under the guidance of a trained coach who understands your organization, its goals and its unique challenges.

 

The 20/80 format helps employees put their training into practice immediately. It relieves pressure on senior staff who are often asked to serve as informal coaches, and helps participants retain more of what they learn in class.
 
 

The Big Crew Change has already started. It’s time to move fast.

 

Accelerated Development Programs build competency faster. These programs are designed for the Big Crew Change, allowing you to quickly build teams that are tech-savvy, cross-trained and flexible. They’re ready for anything, which means your organization is, too.

 

To learn more, send an e-mail or call 832.426.1214. 

 

COMPETENCY MAPS

Your blueprint for success.

Developed in collaboration with the PetroSkills Alliance, our Competency Maps are the industry benchmark for structured, relevant training.

 

 

UPetroSkills Competency Mapnder the direction of an industry board, operational experts serve as curriculum advisors to define the technical skills required at specific levels of competence. The result is a common, agreed-upon set of competency maps that form the framework for all PetroSkills courses.

 

Our Competency Maps are continually refreshed to address new industry challenges and to keep pace with constant changes in technology and industry needs.

 

 

 

 

Available Competency Maps

 

FACILITIES EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION
   
Civil/Structural Geology

Floating Systems

Geophysics

Offshore Systems

Petrophysics

Onshore Infrastructure

Production & Completions Engineering

Electrical & Instrumentation

Reservoir Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Well Construction/Drilling

Instrument & Control

Petroleum Business
Mechanical Project Management

Corrosion

Data Management

Materials

 

Non-Rotating Equipment

HSE

Rotating Equipment

 
Operations HSE Management

Facilities Operations

HSE Health Professional

Maintenance Management

HSE Safety Professional

Strategic Supply Chain

HSE Environmental Professional

Supply Logistics

 

Distribution Logistics

 
Process Technology  

General

 

Exploration & Production

 

Utilities

 

Refining

 
Transportation  

Pipelines

 

Subsea Systems

 

Terminals

 
   

 

 

PetroSkills Conference Center


MORE THAN JUST CLASSROOMS

Hold your business meetings and training classes at the PetroSkills Conference Center for a one-of-a-kind experience. The center offers 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, featuring thirteen meeting rooms and numerous conference room options. By combining functional design with a professional environment and staff with decades of service experience PetroSkills guarantees a successful session every visit.