CUSTOM OIL AND GAS eLEARNING
The Oil & Gas industry is global in every sense of the word.
With a large presence in areas such as Scotland, Asia, the Middle East, and the USA, it’s vital that all areas of your business are synchronised.
From onboarding to offshore compliance, drilling, and beyond… Smart eLearning can be your trusted partner to provide a custom eLearning solution to fit YOU. Your policies, your standards, your chance to streamline your processes and train your workforce on what matters easily and effectively, wherever they are.
Our streamlined and learner-centric process helps us respond to changing technologies and industry demands of computer-based learning initiatives in a multi-cultural and multi-deployment setting
We incorporate performance support, job aids, modules, to create solutions that help develop a competent workforce.
Using a range of rich media and interactions, each course delivers an easy to follow, visually engaging experience. Frequent Knowledge Checks, Scenarios, and Final Exams to confirm and reinforce what the user has learnt.
eLearning in Process Industries
The term “Process industries” encompass a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical, Specialty Chemicals, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Agrochemicals Dyes and so on.
These industries are distinct from the “discrete parts manufacturing industries” such as automobiles, computer hardware or home appliances. Today’s process industries depend heavily on employees who are trained in the right skills that they need to run the process plants and facilities. It is not for nothing that an ideal organisation is also called The Learning Organization.
With a shortage of staff due to competitive pressures like downsizing and outsourcing, it is highly critical for any industry, to ensure that all of its employees are trained regularly. This is especially so, for businesses like the process industry who are heavily involved in engineering and technology, because of the rapid changes and advancements (and equally rapid obsolescence) in technology today. Training employees and other stakeholders in your industry, regularly, is a daunting task- if attempted to do with the traditional instructor-led training.
Challenges of 'Traditional' Training Methods
In current times, in the process industries, there are several problems and issues related to learning in the traditional way. By a ‘traditional way’, we mean attending a live class, or training workshop, or information seminar, where the expert teacher or instructor teaches a group of learners on the subject matter.
The problems and issues include the following:
- Not all employees can be spared for such training at the same time. (e.g. Imagine an oil refinery where everybody has to be trained, can it afford to send people, even in batches for a traditional classroom course?)
- Costs of travel and stay, if learners are coming from different locations to study.
- Different employees may have different levels of grasping, hence even after undergoing the same course, each learner’s level of understanding will be different.
- Pressure on the Instructor to complete the course in shortest possible time (Imagine yourself as being the Production Director of an Oil & Gas processing company, how many hours will you spare your employees for training?)
- No scope for learners to revise the course concepts or re-take the course again and again unless the company has a policy of regular refresher training. However, typically this is done only for essential training like mandatory safety training, fire-fighting, etc.
- Learning is a continuous process, but instructor-led training makes it a one-shot event.
How does eLearning Solve these Challenges?
All over the world businesses, big or small, local or global are turning to eLearning as a means of imparting effective learning. The advantages of eLearning are:
- No need to spare all employees at the same time. The employee can choose time and place of learning.
- It can be self-paced and if need be can be run again and again till employee is confidently well versed in the subject.
- No time constraints. Learning can be in bite-sized chunks or all at once totally as per the learner’s need rather than the instructor’s comfort.
- A large number of courses can be managed through suitable LMS (Learning Management Systems) by a very small number of training administrators. The LMS can also document and log number of courses taken, test scores, time taken, etc for each learner which can provide intelligent data for developing your employee’s skills.
- It results in measurable learning. Due to score tracking, progress tracking and time tracking, the performance of each employee undergoing the training becomes measurable. In earlier days with traditional training, this was typically not done.
- Flexible course deployment—either through stand-alone CD-ROMs, the Internet or a company-wide Intranet. Hence no travel and stay expenses, which can be a substantial cost today.
Achieving Operational Excellence
Operational excellence is an element of organisational leadership that stresses how a variety of shared principles, systems, tools, and methods can be applied toward the sustainable improvement of key performance metrics. Through Operational Excellence, the industry can tap into significant savings. This is where eLearning comes into its own.
1 – Grow and Meet Economic Expectations –
Whether you are focused on a broader national agenda or focused on shareholder return, increasing value for stakeholders is paramount for all organisations. Value increases with fiscal prudence, intelligent investment, and operating consistently at, or above expectations. Managing costs without sacrificing efficiency is crucial.
2 – Deliver continuous improvements in health and safety, environment and quality performance –
Oil and gas exploration, transportation and production contain inherent risks: smaller consequences, like slips and trips, and those with high severity and high impacts, such as fatalities or serious environmental incidents. These risks and specific recent incidents have resulted in increased demands and expectations from stakeholders (internal and external) for faster, safer, more reliable operations.
3 – Drive Growth –
Nearly all oil and gas organisations are focused on growing revenue, but their strategies and priorities may differ significantly. Some organisations achieve growth through increasing daily production, others from streamlining processes and doing away with ineffective elements.
eLearning can help in every single one of these areas. We create content that has a defined direction and reinforces leadership.
We keep learners engaged not only in the content but engaged in their own pursuit to advance their learning journey.
Comprehensive and measurable learning objectives give the learn clear focus of what they need to achieve.
We leverage technology, so that whether your learners are on a chopper to the rig, on a train, or delayed at the airport… they can use this otherwise lost time to upgrade their learning.