O&G Process Improvement Resources

Mobile Apps

Rigzone
Valuable source of information about every aspect of oil and gas

Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
Handy on-the-go oilfield dictionary; searching can be troublesome if you aren’t sure about the spelling (think tour, pronounced tower)

Drop Hurt Calc
Basic calculator for determining potential hurts of a falling object

Podcasts

Oil and Gas HSE
Podcast focused on health, safety and the environment in the oil and gas industry

Oil and Gas This Week
Weekly show highlighting the top oil and gas stories from around the globe

Oil and Gas Careers
Podcast for anyone looking to start a career or make a move in the oil industry

Platts Oil Markets
Analysis of the top oil news and pricing stories from around the globe

Oil and Gas Young Professionals
Show focused on uniting the next generation of the oil and gas industry

Books

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize is also an eight-part TV series produced by PBS, available on YouTube.

Out of the Crisis
According to W. Edwards Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in 1982, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous 14 Points for Management.

The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

The Six Sigma Handbook
The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition reveals how to realize significant gains in quality, productivity, and sales in any organization. This new edition offers vast improvements to examples and offers videos, sample data files for download, and online quizzes for all levels of Six Sigma certification. The content features further integration of Lean methods and examples, healthcare examples, risk management, and case studies of various deployment and analysis techniques.

Online Resources

Rig Zone
Valuable source of information about every aspect of oil and gas

Upstream
Online international oil and gas newspaper

International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
The IADC represents companies involved in oil and gas exploration, drilling or production, well servicing, oilfield manufacturing or other rig-site services around the world

American Petroleum Institute (API)
API is the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry

Safety Alerts from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Safety Alerts are tools used by BSEE to inform the offshore oil and gas industry of the circumstances surrounding an incident or a near miss. They also contain recommendations that should help prevent the recurrence of such an incident on the OCS.

Process Improvement Software

Minitab
The most well known statistical software package. It is very technical and organized more like a textbook than a process management tool. Great if you are experienced with statistics.

XLStat
Essential statistical functions in a Microsoft Excel add-on.

iNexus
Strategy execution software. This is a great project management tool for any business.

QuikSigma
One of the easiest to use and understand Six Sigma project management softwares on the market. Currently only supports Windows.