Oil and Energy Competency Management 

Expanding ESG initiatives, new technologies, shifts to renewables, and a shortage of workforce skills are pressuring energy organizations' ability to operate. Traditional competency assurance is no longer enough to achieve operational excellence and maintain a competitive advantage. Energy competency management is essential to validate employee proficiency and experience levels as organizations navigate the many changes in the industry.


How AI and Skills Can Bridge the Frontline Workforce Development Gap

Are the frontline workers of your organization being properly trained and developed? Even with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) skilling platforms helping increase the skills of the oilfield workforce, the frontline worker is still often overlooked and underserved by technology. Most HR and skills platforms neglect the ‘stable core’, or the foundational skills, competencies, and qualifications a frontline worker must possess for an organization to operate efficiently, safely, and with a competitive edge.

Join Kahuna for an upcoming Hart Energy webinar as we discuss the unique AI and skills strategies oil and gas companies need to implement to ensure their frontline workers are being effectively trained and utilized.


How Does Skills Management Support Critical Energy Operations?

Across the energy value chain, Kahuna is helping organizations ensure the safety, quality, and compliance of their workforce while meeting strategic business goals. In these three short videos, we'll explore how validated skills data impacts critical operational processes, such as: 
  • Competency Assurance
  • Scheduling and Deploying Resources
  • Training and Development.

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How E&Ps are Increasing Efficiency by Better Balancing Compliance, Competency, and Cash

Join Yinson Production's Head of Crewing and Kahuna to talk through how Yinson is ensuring compliance of its offshore frontline workforce while meeting stakeholder requirements and maintaining a competitive edge using skills and competency management.

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Resources to Build a Skills-Based Oil & Energy Organization

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Bridging the Energy Sector Skills Gap

Understand why traditional competency assurance is not sustainable in energy, and how skills management can help your organization strategically address the energy sector skills gaps.

Energy Mergers & Acquisitions (1)

Navigating M&A with Skills Management

Learn why workforce skills and competency data is crucial for organizations aiming to lead the market while building efficient, safe, sustainable, and competitive operations. 

Skills Fuel Competency Assurance and Energy Innovations (2)

Skills Fuel Energy Innovation

Investing in robust competency assurance processes and tools enables the workforce to function safely and efficiently, navigate complex operating environments,  and drive innovation.

Technical Competency management for the frontline workforce

Your HRIS Wasn't Built for Competency Management

Classic HRIS tools like Oracle, Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, etc. can't effectively manage the technical skills and competencies of your frontline workforce to ensure safe, competitive operations.

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Operational Skills Management with Josh Bersin

Operational skills management is an essential business imperative for organizations striving to stay competitive and adaptable in the dynamic manufacturing industry. Read the full report by Josh Bersin, or watch the webinar.

Skills-based strategies in the utilities sector

Achieving Operational Goals with Skills-Based Strategies

In a time where operational efficiency and execution are more important than ever, skills management should be front of mind for utilities and power sector players, especially as the community aims for net-zero emissions by 2050.  



Meet Industry Demands and Reduce Risks with Validated Skills

Kahuna is digitizing skills and competency management across the energy value chain in upstream, midstream, downstream, power and renewables, and integrated operations. Organizations are meeting operational demands, reducing cost of poor quality, decreasing unplanned downtime, accelerating time to competence, and lowering safety incidents.

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Close Skills Gaps to Build a More Skilled, Compliant, and Competitive Energy Workforce

Kahuna's skills matrix helps you visualize workforce skills gaps to build more capable teams. Download Kahuna's how-to guide and skills matrix template to get started with your operational skilling program, and learn how to build a comprehensive skills framework that fully represents the needs of your business.

Frequently Asked Questions About Energy Competency Management

What is the competency management process in energy?

Skills and competency management in energy is the business process of identifying critical skills, assessing organizational capability, and developing the workforce to meet dynamic industry demands and strategic business goals.

What are the benefits of skills and competency management in energy?

Energy competency management enables organizations in the ever-expanding energy value chain — operator or service provider in upstream, midstream, downstream, traditional, non-traditional, or renewables — to forecast skill demands,  assemble global project teams, embed compliance and safety initiatives into the flow of work, and support employee development and organizational retention efforts.

What is competence assurance?

Competence assurance is the process of ensuring individuals throughout the organization are capable and competent in the skills needed to perform their job roles and responsibilities. Traditional ways of tracking competency assurance through files and folders are no longer enough. In today's dynamic energy environment, operational skills management is the most robust way to track compliance and competence.

Skills Management Sample RFP

Searching for the right manufacturing skills assessment platform can be tricky. Use our Skills Management RFP to efficiently create a software proposal and get answers to your most important questions.

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