The Open Program Education Network provides educational institutions worldwide with immediate access to rich multimedia learning materials at little or no cost. The OPEN program was launched in 2010 with the goal of giving qualified universities, teaching organizations, and petroleum educators cutting-edge eLearning resources to supplement existing programs or for standalone use.
In this format, the teacher becomes more efficient in attending to the learning deficiencies of the class and can focus on more advanced subject matter. The material in OPEN is given free-of-charge through our sustainability endowment. We work directly with industry partners to arrange financial support in the form of sponsorship for courses of instruction in the field of oil and natural gas through existing educational institutions. The OPEN initiative seeks to help educate the next generation rig worker.
The Open Program Education Network is an internet-based eLearning platform that delivers rich, multimedia, learning experiences to educational institutions and students worldwide.
The initiative is industry sponsored with the goal of providing qualified universities, colleges, and secondary schools access to world-class instructional materials designed to supplement existing programs or for standalone use.
eLearning courses are delivered through OPEN® which is offered by PetroEd®, the world's leading eLearning provider for the oil and natural gas industry. This educational material is currently used world-wide by over 100,000 registrants in companies such as, Chevron, BP, HESS, Transocean, ENSCO, Weatherford and many more!
AN INDUSTRY PRIMER
Four eLearning courses are provided as an industry primer. Basic Principles of Petroleum (14 hours), Oil Well Drilling (20 hours), Introduction to Well Control (18 hours)and IADC Rig Pass (18 Hours). The course development was sponsored by Transocean and Nabors Drilling and represent 70 total hours of multimedia content with cutting-edge animations, graphics and narrative. Upon completion, students will be able to earn their IADC (International Association of Drilling Contractors) Rig Pass® certificate.
Universities, Technical Colleges and Independent School Districts recognize the critical need for manpower development in the oil and natural gas sector. In an effort to stimulate interest in career paths offered within the petroleum industry, we have launched PetroEd eLearning through the OPEN initiative. Because this educational content is specifically focused on the technical aspect of this industry, we are particularly excited about this development and have enabled usage around the world for the fall of 2015 semester. In order to expand the program we are seeking sponsors from industry stakeholders.
|Platinum||5,000 Annual Licenses||$250,000 US|
|Gold||1,000 Annual Licenses||$100,000 US|
|Silver||500 Annual Licenses||$75,000 US|
|Bronze||250 Annual Licenses||$50,000 US|
"The oil and natural gas industry is projected to create another 500,000 jobs over the next seven years, and we're going to need a trained and skilled workforce in order to continue to produce and to refine and transport the oil and natural gas we use right here in the United States."
-Jack Gerard, API President
"Fifty percent of, certainly, the oil and gas sector's engineers are eligible for retirement by around 2015, which is ... pretty scary when you overlay the growth that we're anticipating in subsea in the next three to five to Ten years. It's tracking a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of anywhere between 12 and 14 percent depending on who you read and who you believe. So, when you overlay that talent gap with that growth then you see a compounded problem,"
-Neil Saunders, SVP GE Oil&Gas