Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building A Technically Competent Workforce

Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building A Technically Competent Workforce

1st Edition - November 19, 2014
  • Authors: Phil Andrews, Jim Playfoot
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128009758
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128010181

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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Edited by Getenergy’s Executive Team which – for more than a decade – has specialised in mapping and connecting the world of education and training with the upstream oil and gas industry through global events and workshops
  • Detailed research into the key facts surrounding each case with analysis to enable readers to quickly and effectively extract lessons that can be applied to the challenge of building a technically competent workforce
  • Highlights the aspects of good practice that can be utilised by universities, colleges and training providers in meeting the workforce and skills development needs of the oil and gas industry
  • Includes full colour images and partnership diagrams’ to underscore key concepts
  • Offers specific commentary on the replicability, sustainability and impact of the approaches outlined

Readership

Professional scientists and Engineers working in the Oil and Gas industry. All education policy makers, ministries of labor, ministries of further and higher education, ministries of technical/vocational education and related education NGOs based in or operating in oil or gas producing or significant consuming countries

Table of Contents

  • Case Study 1. The Norwegian Approach to Competency Development in the Energy Industry

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 2. Building Human Capacity in Saudi Arabia

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 3. Mozambique: The Birth of a New Energy Nation

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 4. Houston: Building on Success

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 5. Kasipkor, Kazakhstan

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 6. Caspian Technical Training Centre, Azerbaijan

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 7. Ogere Training Centre, Nigeria

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 8. Wintershall Libyan Integration and Development Programme

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

    Case Study 9. The Well Control Institute, USA

    • The Motivation
    • The Context
    • The Solution
    • The Impact
    • The Challenges
    • The Cost

Product details

  • No. of pages: 172
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2014
  • Published: November 19, 2014
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128009758
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128010181

About the Authors

Phil Andrews

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

CEO, Getenergy Intelligence, UK

Jim Playfoot

Jim Playfoot
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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Director, Getenergy Intelligence, UK