Petrofac wins training management contract from Maersk Oil


Oilfield services provider Petrofac has secured a training management services contract from Maersk Oil for high-pressure, high-temperature development of Culzean field in the North Sea. 

The two-year contract includes the option for an additional one-year extension, and was awarded to Petrofac following a competitive tender.

Under the contract, Petrofac will provide training on various subjects, including health, safety and environment (HSE) issues, as well as on survival, fire, and marine operations.

In addition, the company will manage and coordinate all other third-party training requirements. 

"Our specialists will focus on ensuring the skills and knowledge of Maersk Oil’s teams are maintained and enhanced, in support of continued safe and efficient operations."

Petrofac Engineering and Production Services, Training Services, global head Karim Osseiran said: "Through the Culzean development, Maersk Oil is making a significant investment in the North Sea’s future so we look forward to drawing on the strength and depth of our experience to support this important development.

"Throughout the duration of the contract, our specialists will focus on ensuring the skills and knowledge of Maersk Oil’s teams are maintained and enhanced, in support of continued safe and efficient operations."

Petrofac plans to deploy its Cloud-based training and competence management system ‘SkillsVX’ that will assist to provide a clear overview of compliance and assurance. 

The system will also ensure that workforce capabilities fulfil all necessary operational and regulatory requirements.

Alongside training staff in the UK, Petrofac will plan and provide delivery of training to the staff in Singapore where the Ailsa floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessel is currently being built.