THIBODAUX — Students in Nicholls State University’s Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management (PETSM) department now have access to quality multimedia training software from PetroEd.
Beginning this semester, the eLearning software is being used to provide enhanced training opportunities in the department’s well drilling and petroleum computational methods classes.
PetroEd, a company that produces eLearning software for the oil and gas industry, made the materials available to Nicholls free of charge through its Open Petroleum Education Network (OPEN) education initiative. With an estimated 50 percent of the oil and gas industry’s workforce estimated to be retiring by 2015, PetroEd Vice President of Marketing Cameron Thompson said the initiative aims to give the next generation of industry workers a jump start by providing qualified universities access to their oil and gas e-learning materials.
CAPTION: (L-R) Dr. John Griffin, associate professor of petroleum engineering technology, Cameron Thompson, Vice President of Marketing for PetroEd, Dr. Al Davis, Dean of University College and Dr. Milton Saidu, assistant professor of Petroleum Engineering Technology. PetroEd representatives visited the campus Friday, Feb. 21.