OPI Pioneers Study to Reduce Operational Costs Through Affordable On-Line Education

Tulsa, OK., – Oil Patch Insurance announced today open enrollment for a limited, on-line education program designed to improve safety and technical awareness for oilfield workers.  In today’s cost sensitive environment, innovative ways to reduce operating costs are welcome news.

By providing continuing education to employees for safety and best-practices, insurers in many industries are able to offer discounts on insurance premiums. Defensive driving courses is a well-known example!  Oil Patch Insurance is now exploring this well-established concept for the petroleum industry.

Through its oilfield education partner, PetroEd® (www.petroed.com), we are offering selected clients the opportunity to test drive their engaging, fit-for-purpose on-line oilfield courses. We’ll be polling these clients to gather their feedback on the relevance of the educational material in promoting operational excellence.

OPI will then approach its insurer base to see if a discount on insurance premiums can be provided. We’re all about the win-win, so we’ll keep you posted on our progress as we evolve the initiative.  By the way, if you’re interested in participating in the study, PetroEd has allocated 250 annual licenses at no cost for the study*; as of today, there are 193 slots open.

A Few On-line Education Courses Available To Participants…

Drilling FundamentalsDrilling Fundamentals

The Drilling Fundamentals Library details the processes and tools used to drill a well, as well as key concepts like kick detection, under balance drilling, primary cementing and well control.

Production OperationsProduction Operations

The Production Operations Library covers common techniques used in the production phase of oil and natural gas wells in surface and sub-surface systems.

Health Safety EnviornmentHealth, Safety, & Environment

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) topics are presented in PetroEd’s HSE Library, which addresses safe work practices on a rig or platform.

*Participants must be registered through the oilfield services or drilling contractor company that they are currently employed with.  Additional terms and conditions apply.

About PetroEd®

PetroEd logoHouston-based PetroEd is the world leader in e-learning and manpower development solutions for the oil and natural gas industry.  Since 1991, the company has provided advanced multimedia instructional content using the latest in modeling and animation.  Many PetroEd eLearning courses are available in multiple languages to serve our global client-base.  Our cloud-based manpower development platform, SkillGRID®, manages the learning agendas of over 100,000 oilfield workers, worldwide.  The platform provides companies with seamless delivery of educational content, tools for assessing workforce competency, and a system for recruiting and onboarding new talent.  A unique feature of the solution allows users to access and manage their educational pathways either on-line or off-line, using SkillSTICK®.   The off-line feature is particularly useful for workers in remote operations where broadband internet access is unavailable or expensive.

To learn more, please visit the PetroEd website at www.petroed.com

About Oil Patch Insurance

Oil Patch InsuranceTulsa-Based Oil Patch Insurance is a division of Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., a 96-year-old insurance agency specializing in oilfield insurance risks. OPI offers a comprehensive portfolio of insurance products tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses working in The Oil Patch.  As one of the oldest most experienced insurance agencies in the U.S., and as leaders in our industry, OPI is granted the highest level of access to the most superior insurance products and programs designed for businesses working in The Oil Patch-And we offer them at competitive prices.

Will Your Business Insurance Protect You Against The Risks and Threats That Today’s Oil & Gas Companies Face?

Operating a business working in The Oil Patch isn’t for the faint of heart. There are many liabilities that can affect your bottom line. That’s why Oil Patch Insurance (OPI) from Alliant offers a comprehensive portfolio of insurance products tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses working in The Oil Patch. Our integrated coverage offers seamless protection for nearly any type of loss your Oil & Gas Company may experience.

As one of the oldest, most experienced insurance agencies in the U.S., and
as leaders in our industry, OPI is granted the highest level of access to the most superior insurance products and programs designed for businesses working in The Oil Patch — And we offer them at competitive prices.

OPI provides the following insurance products, and can develop a customized portfolio according to your company’s unique requirements:

  • General Liability
  • Commercial Auto
  • Inland Marine
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Umbrella/Excess Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Kidnap & Ransom

Our customer base includes risks for any-sized business working in The Oil Patch (both over-the-hole and non-over the hole), including but not limited to:

  • Operators/Non-operators
  • Drilling Contractors
  • Well Servicing Contractors
  • Wireline/Logging Contractors
  • Roustabouts
  • Pipeline Contractors
  • Oilfield Equipment and Supplies Dealers
  • Manufacturers/Distributors of oil field products
  • Geophysical Contractors

The team at OPI is available 24/7 to ensure your Oil & Gas Company can keep operating in the event of a loss. They offer a wealth of knowledge, and years of experience in the latest risk-control solutions for Energy Companies and businesses working in The Oil Patch. For more information, or to arrange for a complimentary consultation, contact Josh DeBoer, Advisor at OPI at: 918-504-6723 or contact@oilpatchinsurance.com

What we specialize in:

    • “Drill Baby Drill!”  OPI provides strategic and comprehensive package policies for those companies involved in the exploration and production upstream energy sector.
    • Processing and transporting energy commodities is no easy task. We would like to partner with you and ensure your company’s future.
    • Over the past 70 years we have been providing comprehensive insurance solutions for the energy sector. We have established strong, unbreakable relationships with our insurers. If you have a need, we will provide a solution.

What To Do Now

We understand how hard it is to get the right insurance solution, so here's how we've made it easy and risk free.

1. You contact us, letting us know what you need.

2. We'll review your application to identify the best fit for your business.

3. We'll contact you to review your options and the next steps.

Why wait? Contact us now.

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We have had the privilege to work with Oil Patch Insurance for a couple years now and the service we have received has been second to none.
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