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Xodus Launches Transition Skills Initiative
Tuesday, November 02, 2021X-Academy will provide training opportunities for hundreds of people to work directly on initiatives to reduce emissions and accelerate efforts towards net zero.

IPAA Relaunches High School Virtual Energy Program
Sunday, October 10, 2021The IPAA Energy Workforce Education Center's Virtual Exploring Energy Program has relaunched into high schools across the United States.

AIS Survivex Bags Significant Deal with Major Operator
Friday, August 27, 2021Energy training services company AIS Survivex has announced that it has secured a 'significant' three-year contract extension with a 'major' North Sea operator.

Is Petroleum Engineering Training Keeping Up with the Times?
Wednesday, July 28, 2021While the oil and gas industry is in the midst of an energy transition, so too are various related university disciplines.

Diamond Offshore Strikes Training Deal with Maersk
Wednesday, July 07, 2021Maersk Training will provide support to Diamond's global team, including the Ocean BlackHornet drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Training

Halliburton Awards 3 $Multimillion Uni Grants
Tuesday, May 18, 2021Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has awarded three multimillion dollar educational software grants to Algerian public universities.

Free Geomechanics Training Course up for Grabs
Monday, May 17, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority is offering around 30 places on a geomechanics training course for free.

Shell Makes Deepwater Discovery and More
Saturday, May 15, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Applications Open for North Sea Greenhand Program
Friday, May 07, 2021Recruitment company Atlas Professionals is now accepting applications for its Greenhand Program.

Maersk, Shell Partner for GOM Workforce Training
Tuesday, May 04, 2021Maersk Training has revealed that it has established a new partnership with the Shell Robert Training and Conference Center in Louisiana.

Houston Energy Event Organizers Make History
Thursday, April 29, 2021The hybrid in-person/virtual events will take place in Houston August 16.

Aberdeen Uni, TOT Offer Energy Transition Scholarship
Tuesday, April 27, 2021The University of Aberdeen has revealed that it is offering scholarships in Masters programs related to the energy transition worth a combined $64,432.

CEO Pay Drop and More
Saturday, April 10, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Eni Signs Renewable Workforce Transition MOU
Sunday, March 28, 2021Eni (NYSE: E), Eni Corporate University, and the University of Strathclyde sign an MOU to develop and deliver a program to help oil workers in Scotland transfer their skills to renewables.

North Sea Deal Provides Pathway for Other Nations
Thursday, March 25, 2021The North Sea Transition Deal provides a documented pathway for other oil and gas producing nations, according to EY.

HAL Awards $Multimillion Grant to UTP
Monday, March 22, 2021Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) has awarded a multimillion dollar software grant to Universiti Teknologi Petronas.

3t EnerMech Bags Significant Government Award
Wednesday, March 17, 20213t EnerMech has announced its first award - a 'significant' contract with the UK government that will 'help to shape future training requirements for Mozambique's growing oil and gas workforce'.

New Institutions Join API MSI Initiative
Sunday, February 28, 2021The American Petroleum Institute and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association have announced that two new educational institutions have joined API's Minority Serving Institution initiative.

Petrofac Sells UK In-Person Training Business
Monday, February 22, 2021Petrofac has revealed that it has divested its in-person training business in Scotland to 3t Energy Group.

BP Awards FPSO Training Contract
Thursday, January 14, 2021Survivex will train BP personnel in safety-critical operating procedures and processes for its GTA FPSO and hub facilities. PHOTO SOURCE: Survivex

Texas A&M Makes Digital Oil and Gas Deal for Students
Wednesday, December 09, 2020Software firm Tachyus has formed a partnership with the Texas A&M University Department of Petroleum Engineering.

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.