The petro-tech community, also referred as “technician/analyst,” is a vital role that supports engineering, geoscience, and associated teams at E&P and service companies. PetroSkills, in cooperation with Pioneer Natural Resources, has drafted a competency matrix for this role. The document is an inventory of 150 technical, business and soft skills across nine knowledge areas with proficiency levels from awareness to mastery. This draft matrix will be reviewed by additional PetroSkills Alliance volunteers and offered as an approved reference to members and licensees for competency assessments, career development, training, and recruiting.
The presentation will summarize the project and review the knowledge areas and skills. In addition, Pioneer will present how they used the matrix in a competency assessment of over 100 petro-tech personnel. They will share lessons that will be valuable to companies considering a similar effort.