In addition to networking and mentoring opportunities, API Young Professionals is committed to bringing our members unique opportunities to learn more about the oil and gas industry.

To help meet this goal, API YP has partnered with the oil and gas learning content experts at EKT Interactive.


Oil & Gas Learning Resources

API YP is bringing our members great educational resources from across the industry. Access to e-learning, live courses, ebooks and expert podcasts help ensure that YP's know meet the challenge of staying informed in this complex, dynamic and exciting global industry.

Oil 101

Oil 101 is a free introduction to the oil and gas industry.  Using non-technical language, Oil 101's 10 e-learning modules and 14 ebooks get learners up the curve fast.  

Oil 101 is designed for people new to the industry, switching from one segment to another, or servicing the oil and gas industry in sales, legal, finance/accounting, IT and other support functions.

Join the Oil 101 learning community for instant access to these resources.


Podcasts have become a great way to learn from industry experts. Here are some of the shows that we recommend:

Oil and Gas Young Professionals Podcast

In this podcast, current API YP chairman James Gordey discusses issues relevant to today's oil and gas young professionals and interviews experts from across the industry.


iTunes: Oil and Gas Young Professionals Podcast


EKT Interactive Oil and Gas Podcast Network

The EKT Interactive oil and gas learning network features podcast channels support our Oil 101 learning audience and are geared toward bringing expert knowledge of key industry topics and trends to our listeners. 

Current channels include the Oil 101 Podcast, Drill Down with Marty Stetzer, and Sound Off with Joe Perino.  

iTunes: EKTi Learning Network  |  Oil 101  |  Drill Down  |  Sound Off

Oil and Gas This Week

The oil and gas industry is complex, and the business drivers are different than almost any other vertical.  

In this podcast, Modalpoint Director and API Houston board member Mark Lacour has teamed up with James Hahn III from Tribe Rocket to share his deep knowledge and insights of current events affecting the industry.

iTunes: Oil and Gas This Week  |  Oil & Gas Careers Show



EKT Interactive is making topical ebooks, written by industry experts, available to API-YPs.