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HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oilpro.com, the first professionally driven social network targeting members of the oil and gas industry, debuted today. Whether you are an engineer, project manager, or executive, you now have a dedicated place for knowledge sharing and professional networking that is free and open to all.
Oilpro.com includes a myriad of features - professional network, Q&A forum, article publishing engine, link sharing system, professional profiles, alumni pages for equipment and projects, and daily enewsletter.
Oilpro.com is the brainchild of David Kent, creator of Rigzone.com.
"Oilpro was created as a free and open exchange to facilitate the sharing of oilfield knowledge. Schlumberger Business Consulting put together an analysis of the oil and gas workforce that highlights one of the many problems that Oilpro is solving. Based on data from over 100 HR professionals, SBC illustrated the difference in ages in the oil and gas industry. Essentially, the industry skipped Generation X. We are now faced with the challenge of bridging the knowledge gap between Baby Boomers and Gen Y. Using social media strategies that have worked well in other industries, Oilpro is set to help the industry bridge this gap," Kent said.
Chris Barton of The Business Development Advisory (formerly of KBR, ABB, and Technip) said, "I have no doubt that Oilpro will ultimately change the way the industry interacts and sources information. Oilpro has the potential to become the workday resource portal for oil & gas professionals."
Aimed at helping members establish themselves as experts, Oilpro.com gives members the opportunity to:
Joseph Triepke, Managing Director of Oilpro, said, "By partnering with the industry to develop content, Oilpro.com will deliver an invaluable research resource to those seeking oil and gas news, analysis, and technical information. It is also a tool that empowers everyone in the industry to get credit for their knowledge and be citizen reporters. Nothing else like it exists for oil and gas professionals."
Oilpro is an online community of oil & gas professionals interested in connecting with colleagues, advancing their skills, building credibility around their expertise, staying current, and exploring exciting new opportunities.
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