Gateway® is the first program launched under the IADC Workforce Attraction and Development Initiative (WADI). The first training track within the Gateway program is called Introduction to Oil & Gas, and is intended to help companies connect with training providers to attract, hire, train, and promote onshore and offshore O&G workers worldwide.

The drilling industry is faced with unique challenges today when it comes to recruiting the right people for the right roles, as the demand for workers with a higher level of technological skills is increasing.

Introduction to Oil & Gas is designed to better prepare new employees for working on a rig, thereby helping companies to improve the safety culture in the field while reducing the turnover rate.


  • History of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Geology and Exploration
  • Basic oil and gas regulation
  • Drilling and Production
  • Economic and Environmental Impact
  • Basic Rig Systems
  • Command Structure
  • Oil & Gas Life
  • Well Control Awareness
  • Technical Math
  • Safety Orientation
  • Emergency Response
  • Permit to Work System & Work Procedures
  • Situational Awareness
  • Rigging and Lifting Operations
  • Crane Safety
  • Electrical and Power Fluid Safety
  • Working offshore
  • Manual Lifting
  • Standard Operating Procedures