Israel Courts Petroleum Engineering Training Partnerships

Because Israel very recently gained the status of a potentially significant producer of oil and natural gas, it is no surprise that there is a dearth of petroleum engineering training options at its universities. The map below illustrates the proximity of Israel to established petroleum engineering degree programs.

Want to Gain a Foothold in the Land of Milk, Honey and Now Oil and Gas?

In late 2011, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology began an 18-month graduate-level energy engineering program that offers courses in drilling engineering; production, transportation and storage engineering; and reservoir management. However, Technion's new program represents a first step for petroleum engineering education in Israel.

The country's universities would like to develop additional petroleum engineer certification programs in partnership with universities in Texas, Louisiana and other states with a history of training the oil and gas industry workforce.

Delegates from U.S. universities with petroleum engineering degree programs are welcome to apply to participate in an Oct. 27-31, 2012 oil and gas trade mission to Israel that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is organizing. The trip, which will include stops in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, will offer U.S. oil and gas industry players the chance to build relationships in this growing market.

In addition to workforce training providers such as universities, DOC is recruiting trade mission participants in oil and gas subsectors such as exploration, production, pipeline construction and logistical services.

Matthew V. Veazey has written about the oil and gas industry since 2000. Email Matthew at mveazey@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.
Annonymous | Jun. 12, 2012
This is because the US and British govt are under Zionist Control...Israel is just putting thier people in positions of Power...Israelis will soon start running big oil...as they do the world...


Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE

More from this Author
Matthew V. Veazey
Senior Editor | Rigzone
 -  Fuel Theft Report Exposes '800-pound G... (May 23)
 -  Where Did Top Downstream Execs Go To C... (May 22)
 -  The Right Downstream Role for You: A R... (May 18)
 -  Which Downstream Career Path Fits You? (May 17)
 -  How Can Oil, Gas Firms Manage Talent B... (May 12)


Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Administrative Assistant I - Plant
Expertise: Secretarial or Administrative
Location: Kermit, TX
 
Project Engineer
Expertise: Manufacturing Engineering|Project Engineer
Location: Houston, TX
 
IT Engineer II
Expertise: Engineering Manager
Location: Houston, TX
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $53.87/BBL 0.48%
Light Crude Oil : $50.73/BBL 0.79%
Natural Gas : $3.33/MMBtu 2.14%
Updated in last 24 hours