PetroSkills Snags New Drilling Training, Consulting Company


PetroSkills and its parent company, OGCI, Inc. have announced the acquisition of PetrEX International, Inc., a leading provider of drilling training and consulting to the worldwide oil and gas industry. PetrEX has demonstrated a unique blend of capabilities that span technical, interpersonal, and safety competencies through world-class training media and personnel.

"The oil and gas industry is moving rapidly toward competency-based skills assurance at all levels and in all disciplines. PetroSkills is leading the way with an ever-expanding alliance of operators, service companies, and academic institutions to deliver practical and cost-effective competency development services around the world. They are the best choice for PetrEX International to expand the benefits of our products and services to a broader audience," said Marcus Summers, President of PetrEX International.

J. Ford Brett, President and CEO of OGCI, Inc. and Managing Director of PetroSkills, said, "PetrEX products and services fit beautifully into the growing needs that we see in Well Construction and other disciplines within the PetroSkills alliance. Their balance of technical and interpersonal skills development with strong links between the office and the rig floor adds a critical dimension to PetroSkills."