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Baker Hughes and TWC Fund Field Tech Career Program
Friday, February 21, 2020 From 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, 2019 San 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, 2019 Schlumberger 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, 2019 The 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, 2019 Despite 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, 2019 Oil 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, 2019 John 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, 2019 Aberdeen-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, 2019 A 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, 2019 The 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, 2019 Global energy industry skills body OPITO has appointed ex-Transocean manager Stuart Clow as a director.

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

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

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

HR's Role in the Oil and Gas Digital Transformation
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 A 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, 2018 Robert 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, 2018 Global technology and training organization, 3T Energy Group, acquires offshore training company Survivex.

Tech Not Making Oil Qualifications Less Important
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Technology 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, 2018 Industry 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, 2018 Petrofac 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, 2018 Secondary 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, 2018 ASME 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, 2018 ASME'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, 2018 Maintenance, 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, 2018 BHGE 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, 2018 A 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, 2018 Here'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, 2018 Many 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, 2018 The 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.

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

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

Oil & Gas UK Wants More Diversity in OGTAP Applications
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Industry 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).