Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building a Technically Competent Workforce
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Volume 2 of the Getenergy Guides series explores the challenges of developing a technically competent workforce for the oil and gas sector globally. The cases in this Volume explore practical examples of the efforts of oil and gas companies, contractors, educational institutions and governments to develop competent, vocationally-trained employees for the industry. Education and training are increasingly viewed as part of the core business of oil and gas companies operating in today's high cost/high risk environment. This book will highlight the approaches which work and offer a framework against which future initiatives can be measured. This second book in the Getenergy Guides series explores nine cases studies from around the world and offers commentary on each case drawn from Getenergy's wealth of experience in uniting education and training providers and the upstream oil and gas industry on a global basis.
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  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128009756
  • 9780128009758

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Technical Workforce Challenges in the Industry Chapter 2: Analysis of Existing Standards Chapter 3: The Model for Technical Education and Training Chapter 4: Standards and Best Practice for Seismic Exploration Chapter 5: Standards and Best Practice for Offshore Drilling Chapter 6: Standards and Best Practice for Offshore Production Operations Chapter 7: Standards and Best Practice for Offshore Decommissioning Chapter 8: Standards and Best Practice for Onshore Drilling Production and Decommissioning
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"...the authors provide bulleted lists of the problems, solutions, and impacts of the individual solutions for each case. Far from a cookbook of solutions, the various case studies serve as starting points for those intimately involved in technology education, especially as it applies to the energy business." -- The Leading Edge, Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry, Volume Two
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"...the authors provide bulleted lists of the problems, solutions, and impacts of the individual solutions for each case. Far from a cookbook of solutions, the various case studies serve as starting points for those intimately involved in technology education, especially as it applies to the energy business." --The Leading Edge, Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry, Volume Two
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About Phil Andrews

Most of Phil's career has been as an entrepreneur connected to education and training in the upstream oil and gas business. Having graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in politics he was made an Honorary Life Member of the University Union. In 2003, after some travel and a short period working in conferences and publishing, Phil became half of the partnership that founded Getenergy in Aberdeen. He has since been awarded the Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in London and was runner-up in the UK-wide competition. Under Phil's leadership, Getenergy's brand has achieved widespread recognition in the oil and gas and education sectors and more than 40 countries are regularly involved in its meetings, networks and publications. Phil is often asked to speak at international events and is an influential and well-respected international figure in the oil and gas industry who has visited more than 45 countries in support of Getenergy's activities including Iraq, Libya and Equatorial Guinea. His opinion is increasingly sought by Ministers and their governments in matters connected to developing sustainable economic value through training and education funded by oil and gas activities. Jim is a consultant, researcher and writer working in the field of education and skills development. He is Founder and Managing Director of the London-based education consultancy White Loop. Jim's work over the last 10 years has focussed on understanding the dynamic between education and employment, exploring the challenges of how we prepare young people for the twenty-first century and developing new thinking around how education can have real impact on wellbeing and quality of life. Jim's work is built around a deep understanding of how people learn allied to an ability to engage, analyse and interpret evidence and opinion and produce outputs that are compelling and accessible. He has worked with partners and collaborators in more than 20 countries around the world and is increasingly focussed on exploring the potential for education as a means of promoting development objectives in Africa. In 2011, he was approached by Getenergy Events to become involved in developing their research and intelligence function. In 2014, Jim was part of the team that established Getenergy Intelligence and assumed the role of Managing Director, a position that will see him lead on the authoring of all four of the Getenergy Guides volumes.
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