Oil and Gas Industry Education and Training Key Terms
Terms to know when researching education and training opportunities in the oil and gas industryThe oil and gas industry is constantly in flux. Companies and professionals need to stay on top of changes in technology, politics, economics and the environment. Keeping up-to-date means making an investment in education and training. Oil and gas education can provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the industry or help you develop advanced skills in energy management. Here are some key terms you need to know when considering oil and gas industry education and training.
Petroleum professional certification
Oil and gas management degreesOil and Gas management degrees are usually master's degrees in business that specialize in the oil and gas industry. Topics include oil and gas industry law, operations, management and leadership, communication, energy policy and environmental issues. Some degrees also include a technology management aspect.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)CEUs are credits given for classes, seminars or other types of training that enhance professional competence in oil and gas industry issues. Licensed, chartered or certified professionals are often required to have continued professional development and training. These education courses are also offered by professional associations, correspondence schools and online schools.
Thunderbird School of Global Management offers an advanced oil and gas management program, and professionals who finish it qualify for CEUs.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Training Provider Certification ProgramThis certification program ensures high standards for the training materials used in the oil and gas industry. API came up with the certification program to reassure industry professionals that they are receiving quality education programs for their money.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) CertificationsThe AAPG offers various industry certifications through its Division of Professional Affairs and Energy Minerals Division.
International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC)The IHRDC specializes in public workshops and seminars for the oil and gas industry. It develops programs in international energy business, oil and gas business management, petroleum project risk analysis and many others directly to your company.
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