Maintaining a well-trained and knowledgeable workforce is a top priority at H&P. Every year the Company commits millions of dollars and thousands of hours to training and development. This includes a full-service training facility called the Personnel Development Center (PDC), which is staffed by a faculty of full-time instructors with nearly 200 years of combined field experience. Since the opening of the PDC in 2002, over 7,000 personnel have received training at this facility.
Technical Training: Technical training for H&P crews is delivered by the training faculty at the PDC as well as third party equipment vendors. Training includes specialized courses in mechanical and electrical systems including hydraulics, electrical circuits, AC drives, top drives and pipe handling.
Leadership Training: At H&P, "A Leader is Always On." The Company's leadership personnel strive to empower the entire H&P workforce to deliver the best performance and customer service in today's market. H&P has developed a robust field leadership training program. Training consists of on-the-job mentorship as well as formal classroom instruction.
Compliance Training: H&P is strongly committed to conducting its business with integrity, in an ethical manner and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. As part of this commitment, H&P has implemented a comprehensive ethics and compliance training program. Topics include ethics, anti-corruption, export controls, and environmental compliance.
Internship Program: H&P offers student internships in fields such as Engineering, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance. Field interns gain valuable experience working as a floorman on an active rig. All internships, both field and office-based, offer hands-on experience with established professionals in the oil and gas industry. Available internship opportunities are posted on the Corporate Offices job postings page.