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2021 OTC Rescheduled for Later in Year
Tuesday, November 17, 2020The event will take place at NRG Park in Houston.

Maersk Training Invests in Aberdeen
Thursday, November 05, 2020Maersk Training has announced an investment of $1 million into its UK business, which is headquartered in Aberdeen.

Rock Legends Support Energy Workforce Training
Thursday, October 01, 2020Metallica, through the band's AWMH Foundation, has helped to fund scholarships for Lone Star College students. PHOTO SOURCE: AWMH Hero

OPITO Makes First Renewables Move
Monday, September 28, 2020Global energy industry skills body OPITO announced Monday that it has made its first move into the renewable energy industry.

Petrofac-SOCAR JV Gets $100MM BP Deal
Tuesday, August 11, 2020A Petrofac-SOCAR joint venture has secured a services contract with BP Azerbaijan.

Industry Bodies Partner on Inclusive Campaign
Thursday, May 21, 2020UK industry bodies AXIS Network and Step Change in Safety are partnering to develop guidance for operators and the supply chain on inclusive offshore working practises.

3T Energy Reopens UK Training Centers
Thursday, May 14, 20203T Energy Group has reopened its AIS Training and Survivex training centers in the UK following forced closures due to the pandemic.

Survivex Delivers Remote Safety Training in Lockdown
Monday, April 20, 2020Survivex is delivering safety training to oil workers in Asia from its base in Aberdeen during the coronavirus lockdown.

OGUK Hosts First Ever Young Pros Webinar
Monday, April 13, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK is hosting its first ever Industry Insights webinar for young professionals on April 22.

OGUK Hosts Webinars to Help Firms Through Pandemic
Friday, April 10, 2020OGUK is hosting a series of webinars for its member companies to learn more about the support available to them in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aberdeen Oil Conference Postponed
Wednesday, March 25, 2020Aberdeen's Future Oil & Gas conference and exhibition has been postponed until December.

Baker Hughes and TWC Fund Field Tech Career Program
Friday, February 21, 2020From left, Baker Hughes' Muzzamil Khider, LSC's Stephen C. Head, TWC's Robert D. Andrade and TWC's Michael Gutierrez. PHOTO SOURCE: LSC

Texas College Steps Up Petchems Training
Tuesday, November 19, 2019San Jac College's new LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology, located east of Houston. PHOTO SOURCE: Eaton

Schlumberger Wants to Increase Emirati Workforce
Wednesday, November 13, 2019Schlumberger plans to recruit, and invest in the training of, UAE nationals through participation in ADNOC's In-Country Value Program.

Oil and Gas Sees Widescale VR Deployment
Friday, November 01, 2019The oil and gas industry is witnessing wide-scale deployment of virtual reality technology across its value chain, according to GlobalData.

UK Oil Course Enrollment Stops its Decline
Tuesday, October 15, 2019Despite the need for data scientists and data analysts, this has not reduced the industry's interest in petroleum engineers.

Oil Companies Evaluate Day to Day Wearable Tech
Friday, September 06, 2019Oil and gas companies have started evaluating the possibilities of deploying wearable devices in day to day operations.

Virtual Operating: The New Oil Entrepreneur
Friday, August 09, 2019John is a petroleum engineer with nearly 40 years of experience in the industry. He founded Select Exploration Group with his colleague Paul and they're running their small company as virtual operators.

Scottish Training Firm Recovering After Downturn
Thursday, August 01, 2019Aberdeen-based oil and gas training provider MDT International is on the road to recovery following the oil and gas downturn.

Oil Companies Donate $16.5MM to Open Schools in Permian
Tuesday, July 16, 2019A group of Permian Basin energy companies will donate $16.5 million to help open 14 schools in Midland and Odessa by 2025.

Energy Training Fund Helps Thousands
Monday, May 27, 2019The Scottish government's $15.2 million Transition Training Fund for those affected by the global downturn in the oil and gas sector has helped 4,272 people.

OPITO Appoints Ex-Transocean Manager
Tuesday, February 19, 2019Global energy industry skills body OPITO has appointed ex-Transocean manager Stuart Clow as a director.

2019 Downstream Trends: A Preview
Wednesday, January 02, 2019Downstream industry leaders predict hot topics for 2019.

Planning for Pivotal Moments: Operating at the Forefront of Commissioning
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Digitizing is repeatedly hailed as the next great step change for many industrial operations.

Texas Endowment Passes Yale With Oil's Help
Monday, December 24, 2018Oil has been very good to university endowments in Texas.

HR's Role in the Oil and Gas Digital Transformation
Tuesday, December 18, 2018A new survey by KPMG finds that some oil and gas HR executives are still a bit hesitant to transform their workforces to keep up with the industry's digital transformation.

University Launches Growth Program for Energy Firms
Wednesday, November 14, 2018Robert Gordon University is launching a program to support businesses within the energy sector to accelerate their growth.

3T Energy Group Buys Survivex
Friday, November 02, 2018Global technology and training organization, 3T Energy Group, acquires offshore training company Survivex.

Tech Not Making Oil Qualifications Less Important
Thursday, October 04, 2018Technology is not making oil and gas qualifications less important, according to Jason Urso, vice president and general manager at Honeywell.

How to Retrain into Digital Oil, Gas Professions
Thursday, September 06, 2018Industry experts offer tips for workers looking to retrain into digital oil, gas professions.

Petrofac Marks 20-Year Academy Partnership By Welcoming Aberdeen Pupils
Friday, June 29, 2018Petrofac marks its 20-year partnership with Kincorth Academy this week by welcoming pupils for a week of activities.

Students from Aberdeen, Angus Visit Oil, Gas Companies
Thursday, June 28, 2018Secondary students from Aberdeen and Angus are visiting several oil and gas companies as part of OPITO's three-day Industry Awareness program.

Collegiate Oil and Gas Program Goes Well Beyond 'Drill, Baby, Drill''
Wednesday, June 27, 2018ASME oil and gas tour enlightens mechanical engineering students about industry's reach, say alums.

ASME Offers All-Expenses-Paid Oil and Gas Career Tour
Tuesday, June 26, 2018ASME's Collegiate Council is designed to attract mechanical engineering students to oil and gas careers.

New Rope Access Training Center Opens in Aberdeen, Creates New Jobs
Friday, June 01, 2018Maintenance, inspection and integrity specialist, MInteg, opens a new rope access training center at parent company EnerMech's Aberdeen headquarters.

BHGE to Create O&G Centre of Excellence in Scotland
Wednesday, May 30, 2018BHGE is investing $41 million in its manufacturing footprint in the North East of Scotland.

North Sea Worker Body Size Study Nets Award
Thursday, May 17, 2018A study into the body sizes of UK offshore workers on board various helicopter crafts has been given the William Floyd Award for outstanding and innovative contributions to ergonomics and human factors.

A Newcomer's Guide to Oil and Gas: 'Airbnb' for Oil and Gas Futures
Monday, March 26, 2018Here's a concept that's likely unfamiliar to some newbies as well as industry veterans.

EM&I: Training Workers for a New Oil, Gas World
Wednesday, March 14, 2018Many forward-thinking organizations are already investing in training facilities and programs to tackle challenges.

Future Energy Leaders Able to Earn Energy-Focused MBA Online
Monday, March 12, 2018The Energy Providers Coalition for Education and Excelsior College partnered to offer online MBAs to working energy professionals who aspire to be leaders at their companies.

Free Program Offers Fast-track to Joining the Natural Gas Industry
Wednesday, March 07, 2018Training program conceived in Appalachia can be deployed 'anywhere,' says GTI manager.

HOW COOL IS THAT!: Subsea Engineer
Wednesday, March 07, 2018BP's Rigoberto Lopez helps to construct deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil & Gas UK Wants More Diversity in OGTAP Applications
Tuesday, February 06, 2018Industry body Oil & Gas UK urges more females and people from ethnic minority groups to apply for this year's Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Program (OGTAP).