Petrofac will provide a wide range of HSE, survival, fire and marine training services to support Statoil personnel.
In addition, a key aspect of the contract will be a full training and support programme for Statoil’s Incident Management and wider emergency response teams, ensuring preparedness ahead of any potential incident scenario. This will include the delivery of major emergency response training, emergency response exercises, relative response training and reviewing of plans.
James Kirk, Director of Training Services, West, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, said: “Despite the challenges our industry continues to face, competency of our respective workforces remain a top priority; as a result we will provide a highly integrated and flexible delivery model aligned to Statoil’s needs.”
Meanwhile, 50 young professionals in Aberdeen recently came together at an Energy Institute Young Professionals Network (EIYPN) panel event (pictured, left) to discuss how collaboration in the industry could help develop their career.
Sponsored by Petrofac, the event centred around the importance of team work during what continues to be a challenging time for the industry.
Young professionals took part in table-top discussions, working collaboratively to discuss their own experiences of team work before presenting questions to the panel, which included Dave Blackburn, who recently joined Petrofac as Senior Vice President Engineering and Operations.
He said: “I had a number of young professionals come up to me following the panel asking how they can succeed given the challenges which are a concern for many.
“I remember a time in the early 1990s when we were drilling and the oil price was just $9-barrel, so it was good to chat with them about my experiences and insights and reassure them that the industry isn’t going anywhere.
“It’s very much about deciding how we collaborate, rather than if, which is simply not an option in the current environment.”