PetroSkills Resource Development Company

RDC enables PetroSkills to provide broader, deeper and more flexible solutions to the needs of the oil and gas industry in the development and assurance of the competent personnel.

We help companies in process industries meet compliance demands and withstand business challenges through a more knowledgeable workforce. By optimizing learning with proven instructional design methodologies and technology, we enable our clients to improve performance while reducing risk.

RDC's industry focus began 50 years ago as the exclusive developer of Programs In Learning Operating Techniques (PILOT®) for the American Petroleum Institute. Since then, we've worked with leading operating companies, process technology licensors, and equipment manufacturers to glean industry expertise and best practice experience. We understand our clients' needs and their industry.


Today's challenges put new demands on the knowledge and skills workers need to perform. The fundamental ability to capture, transfer, and validate worker knowledge is critical to success. Meeting these demands requires a thorough understanding of the knowledge each worker needs to reach peak performance—and a strategy to guide each worker to 100% proficiency.

RDC has developed the solution in a comprehensive knowledge transfer environment called KnowledgeWeb™. This powerful environment focuses on leading worker progress from entry-level fundamentals through to critical concepts all designed to fully develop each worker's depth of process knowledge. Our process is thorough:

  • We work with your subject matter experts to identify and capture the knowledge requirements specific to your environment, equipment, and units
  • We implement a dynamic web-based knowledge transfer environment designed to guide your workers to achieving 100% proficiency
  • We deliver the solution that validates worker knowledge proficiency with your objectives, processes, technologies, and equipment

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The process manufacturing industry faces unique learning and compliance requirements. Active Learner® is our comprehensive performance support system focused on learning and compliance management specifically for process manufacturing facilities.

Active Learner provides:

  • Curriculum Development - Develop and manage job/role-specific course curriculum including pre-requisites, re-training, and alternate courses. Manage content data, including course identity, links to course materials, and grade format with course versioning and archiving support.
  • Records Management - Plan, schedule, track, grade, and document with custom reports to keep management informed and supportive. Create reports that meet compliance requirements and business objectives. Export data to corporate systems.
  • Compliance Management - Automate compliance requirements and plant-specific mandates with comprehensive reporting. Management of change controls the process workflow, ensuring all content changes are reviewed and approved. Audits and eSignatures verify authenticity of reviews and approvals and control workflow.
  • Content & Evaluation Authoring - Create valid course content and content evaluations using proper instructional design methods. Convert procedural documents to web-based performance support tools. Content authoring tools with templates allow for fast, intuitive content creation. Generate statistical analysis of question validity.
  • Multi-Language Support - A multilingual learner interface is available in 12 languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.
  • AICC/SCORM Compliance - Environment integrates seamlessly with existing LMS/ERP systems.

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Online Learning


Safe and productive operations rely on skilled and knowledgeable workers. With the right knowledge, operators can anticipate issues and take actions that reduce risk and avoid costly errors.


With over 40 million course-hours of training delivered at over 500 sites worldwide the ePILOT™ libraries represent THE gold standard for knowledge transfer in the oil and gas industry.

  • Over 600 hours of customizable content developed exclusively for the oil and gas industry
  • Knowledge gaps and competencies are quickly benchmarked against certified content
  • Personal learning paths help learners achieve 100% competency for any job's knowledge requirements
  • All content can be customized to meet site-, unit-, and job-specific needs
  • All ePILOT content qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Certificates of Achievement

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Programs in Learning Operating Techniques


Our knowledge transfer focus began 50 years ago as the exclusive developer of the PILOT Process Operations and PROFIT Production Operations training series for the American Petroleum Institute (API). Our instructional design team has developed each course to the rigorous demands of ASTD and IACET.

Comprehensive Topics - Covers over 75 topics specific to operator training.

Industry Standard - Specifically designed for operators, it is the official PILOT process operations curriculum developed for the American Petroleum Institute.

Proven Instructional Design - Content meets stringent industry association standards to facilitate learning, improve proficiency, and meet compliance requirements.

Ideal for Classroom Settings - For users who prefer a traditional learning format, or where computer access is not available or permitted.

Budget Conscious - Pricing is per workbook/video/DVD.

Achievement Certificates - Learners may earn Certificates of Achievement and hard hat decals recognizing the number of hours of training in their successful course completions.


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