More than sixty staffers recently participated in two full days of business writing training in Atwood Oceanics’ impressive dedicated training facility in Houston. 

The participants represented nearly every department at the fast growing exploration and drilling company.

“This workshop is a necessity for everyone in business,” said Patricia Morih, Document & QA Administrator, “Especially for my boss!”

Human Resources Manager David Armstrong said, “John really hit home ideas about how to communicate to a specific audience using language and style they understand and appreciate.”

“This is the best training we’ve had,” said Asher Khan, Application and Database Administrator. “ I especially liked John’s teaching on turning my technical information into knowledge for the reader. That was a profound idea for me.”

“I was reminded to stop and think,” said Marine Operations Manger Mike Koenig. “This is an excellent course in how to simplify the writing process.”

Andrew Podley, Manager of Administrative Services said, “The method, content, and presentation style were new and refreshing. It’s a very informative course, with a different slant on how to write effectively.”


Atwood Oceanics provides drilling and support for international offshore exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells. Atwood has operations in most of the major offshore exploration areas in the world including the: Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Black Sea, Australia, East and West Africa, Southeast Asia, China, Far East, Papua New Guinea, India, Mediterranean Sea, Central and South America and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.