success of independents has dispelled many misconceptions about
production economics, the regulatory environment and infrastructure
support in the region.
& Gas Journal Feature
Daniel Follette, Inc. provides thought leadership on new strategies
for personnel development in the November 12 issue of Oil
& Gas Journal. In "How strategic personnel
development can reduce operations costs," Daniel Follette describes
what forward-thinking companies have done with personnel development
to produce double-digit reductions in operations costs.
article leads off a special report, Managing Oil and Gas Companies.
The article tells why those companies have taken critical strategic
steps to identify and document the core skills required to run the
companies. It describes the techniques used to capture that information
and the unique training and competency programs that can minimize
the cost of developing those strategic competencies. The article
presents a roadmap for program development and criteria that management
can use to evaluate the effectiveness of proposed and existing programs.
2000 Versions of SkillForge Software
New Office 2000/XP releases of SkillForge, our software for
work analysis, skills assessment, training development and delivery,
are now available and being used by clients overseas and in the
United States. For more information, go to the software section
of this site or email us.
Offshore Multi-skilling Training Available
On a number of occasions, we've received requests for existing
skill training and competency materials in petroleum production.
(Daniel Follette, Inc. provided the work processes, software and
developer teams to create multi-skilling and skill-based pay programs
for Shell Offshore, Conoco and other E&P firms.)
Offshore has recently announced that they are making the competency
testing and training materials from their Skill Performance-Based
Pay program available through their Robert Training Center in Robert,
Louisiana. The program is a comprehensive training and testing program
that covers 14 skill areas in petroleum production and offshore
operations. The program incorporates over 110 modules for
self-study and focused hands-on training and covers over 2,000