Two UK-based oil and gas bodies have joined forces to develop a new training programme to develop skills and expertise across the Subsea sector.

Subsea UK and The Oil and Gas Academy (OPITO) said they will together develop a series of subsea modules within the Academy’s Petroleum Open Learning programme.

Other programmes that make up part of the scheme are aimed at allowing employers to develop the capability of current and future workforces, according to OPITO.

The modules will focus on subsea controls, valves and process components, hardware, pipelines, operations and intervention operations.

OPITO Group CEO David Doig said developing and nurturing skills of the oil and gas employees will not only serve to enhance the industry, but also extend the timeframe of activity in the North Sea.

“It’s vital the industry invests in the skills of our existing workforce to allow them reach their personal potential,” Doig said.