The PetroSkills Alliance

Industry-driven, industry-approved competency-based training

The PetroSkills Alliance is focused on meeting the challenges of workforce development and a rapidly changing hydrocarbon resource base.

About the Alliance

The PetroSkills Alliance was founded in 2001 by Shell, BP and OGCI, to provide “important but not unique” competency based training. Since then it has evolved into an industry-driven, industry-approved program that spans the industry. Today, with dozens of members representing all facets of the global oil and gas industry, the PetroSkills Alliance is focused on meeting the challenges of workforce development and a rapidly changing hydrocarbon resource base. As the oil and gas Industry’s partner, our mission is to deliver consistent, high quality, learning and development training and programs to build competent petroleum professionals.

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It Begins with People Focused on Development


PetroSkills longevity and relevance is a direct result of the member company input. The Member Advisory Board provides industry-led guidance. Subject matter experts contributed by Alliance member-companies ensure that our courses address current industry needs through our technical discipline networks.


PetroSkills training programs and courses are the products of PetroSkills’ technical networks and quality processes. Together they ensure that the courses are relevant and aligned with today’s needs for competency development and assurance.

Competency Solutions

Detailed Competency Maps linked to learning provide the industry’s definitive benchmark for the development of professionals throughout the petroleum value chain. Workforce development and tailored competency assurance solutions across teams, regional operations and the entire enterprise are available with our integrated consulting, and software solutions.

Accelerating Time to Autonomy

We deliver knowledge when, where and how it is needed. Our instructor-led training is available in person or virtually in real time, from a remote location. PetroCore e-reference enables on-demand, 24/7 access to technical knowledge. Blended coaching and mentoring accelerates time to competency.

Responsive Design

Developed by the Alliance - Delivered for You

The courses, programs and tailored solutions we develop at PetroSkills are available to all oil and gas companies and professionals.

Attend Courses

We conduct more than 1,000 public course sessions each year, in every oil and gas producing region. Wherever you are located, PetroSkills courses are available frequently and conveniently to lower total cost.

Conduct In-house Training

All PetroSkills public courses can be held in-house, at the location of your choice. We regularly tailor individual courses and extended programs to suit specific customer requirements.

Use Industry-Leading Competency Management Tools

Oil and gas companies can license the Competency Maps that Alliance member companies have developed together. This enables in-house training teams to save enormous time and expense in defining what oil and gas professionals in all positions need to know. Our software tools are also available to support your in-house mission of understanding workforce strengths and weaknesses, identifying and closing the competency gaps.

Consulting Support

PetroSkills provides workforce development, competency development and assurance consulting, support for oil and gas companies from start-up to integrated oil company. These services are spanning the complete industry from exploration to refining and petrochemicals.


No. PetroSkills courses, services and other products are available to all companies and individual professionals in the oil and gas industry. PetroSkills Alliance companies play a vital role in the direction of PetroSkills, and they receive added value from the PetroSkills relationship in a number of ways. However, any company or individual in the industry is invited to leverage the industry benchmark content developed by PetroSkills.

PetroSkills takes its partnership with members seriously, and strives to ensure that membership delivers sustained value for each member company. PetroSkills is interested in including organizations of all sizes, from anywhere in the value chain. If you are interested in learning more about the Alliance and how membership works, we have an advisor in your region who can answer any questions you may have.

The PetroSkills Alliance is comprised of more than 30 member companies and represents more than 40% of the world’s total production of oil and gas. This unique partnership represents companies from every oil-producing region around the world, including operators and service companies alike, in a variety of organizational sizes and structures. The Alliance is truly driven BY the industry – it does not simply provide a service FOR the industry – and all the resources created by the PetroSkills Alliance are industry-validated.


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