PetroSkills Sponsors “How to Build a Performance-Ready Drilling Engineer” Webinar with the International Association of Drilling Contractors

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PetroSkills, a leading provider of oil and gas industry training, has announced the company will be sponsoring a webinar in conjunction with the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

PetroSkills, one of the leading providers of technical training within the oil and gas industry, has announced the company will be sponsoring the “How to Build a Performance-Ready Drilling Engineer” webinar. Sponsored in conjunction with the International Association of Drilling Contractors, the webinar will air November 14, 2013 and offers several important advantages.

The webinar is rich in content and explores what "green drilling engineers" must know in today's high-activity industry. “The drilling industry needs competent engineers and we needed them yesterday,” said Mike Killalea, IADC Group Vice-President/Publisher. “This webinar on developing performance-ready drilling engineers could not be more timely or of greater value.”

To ensure that attendees are presented with an accurate education model, the webinar will include a practical example of bringing a young engineer up to speed to deal with a specific problem. Within the scenario, instructors will address several different possible outcomes, as well as how to avoid near misses and how to assess and avoid risks.

Three highly qualified speakers will head up the webinar. These include Ron Hinn, executive vice president of training with PetroSkills; Bruce G. Kitchel, chief drilling and completions engineer, Gulf Coast Business Unit with ConocoPhillips; and James Bobo, ConocoPhillips principle drilling engineer and well construction discipline manager with PetroSkills.

When asked about the benefits of this educational opportunity, Ron Hinn, EVP of Technical Staff and Discipline Networks replied, “The IADC/PetroSkills collaboration on the Drilling Engineering webinar leverages our respective organizational capabilities and networks – for the benefit of the global drilling community.”

Registration for the webinar is open now. It will air with staggered broadcast times on November 14 to ensure the best viewing experience for attendees. To register for this free webinar, visit:

To learn more about PetroSkills, the company’s training courses, or the upcoming webinar put on in conjunction with the IADC, visit    

About PetroSkills: PetroSkills is an industry-leading provider of technical training for professionals throughout the oil and gas industry. With 50 years of experience, and an Alliance that spans more than 30 member companies, PetroSkills is uniquely positioned to provide robust, 100% business-relevant training that applies throughout the industry.

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