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ASET INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS TRAINING

ACADEMY

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ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy


(Wholly owned subsidiary of Aberdeen College)
Altens Centre
Hareness Road
Altens
Aberdeen
AB12 3LE
Company Registered in Scotland, No: 143809
INDEX
1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 ASET Background & Capabilities
3.0 Relationship with Aberdeen College
4.0 Aberdeen College
5.0 Quality Matters
6.0 ASET & Aberdeen College Awards
7.0 Training Programme and Equipment Technology Information
8.0 ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy Centre Facilities and Major
Items of Equipment Examples
9.0 ASET Client Examples
10.0 ASET Training Programme Examples
10.1 Long Courses
10.2 Short Courses
1.0 Introduction and Executive Summary

Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training Ltd (ASET) trading as ASET International
Oil & Gas Training Academy is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Aberdeen
College.

The company has been delivering competence based training since 1993 and
acquired the Shell Operations training facility in February 2000.

Since then ASET has delivered Exploration, Production and Maintenance training to
the majority of the world leading oil majors and contractors. The company
developed the first dedicated Hazardous Area Training Centre in the world and is still
the world leader in this provision. The Marine Department Centre is the only training
centre recognized by the International Association of Drilling contractors and the
Nautical Institute for Stability and Semi-Submersible and Jack-Up training.

ASET has developed and grown over the past number of years and on 7th March
2012 held the official opening of its new International Oil & Gas Training Academy
with a £10m investment in premises and equipment and is arguably the finest
training facility anywhere in the world.

ASET has capitalized on the wealth of resources and on the expertise available
within Aberdeen, the acknowledged oil and gas capital of Europe. Our lecturers
possess extensive industrial experience in their respective fields in addition to their
appropriate instructor and assessor qualifications. In meeting industry demands and
expectations ASET has developed a wide range of competence based training and
assessment programmes to meet the needs of the oil, gas, process and marine
industries and to meet the accreditation demands of qualification Awarding Bodies
and Industry Associations. The centre delivers long and short course programmes
to 150 delegates every working day.

During its history Aberdeen College and ASET have gained numerous awards and
distinctions as recognition of the quality and integrity of its training provisions. These
include winning:

 The highest accolade the Queen’s Anniversary Prize on two occasions


 The SQA International Centre of the Year Silver Award and Gold Award
 The Offshore Achievement Award for Internationalisation of Scottish Skills in
2009
 The Charter Mark for Excellence awarded and re-awarded from 1994 to the
present day.

For the last 17 years Aberdeen College and ASET have delivered the Oil and Gas
Industry Modern Apprenticeship Scheme – The Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
Technician Training Scheme (UOGITTS).

The training courses and capabilities listed in the following pages have been
delivered to oil and gas clients in the UK and worldwide.

ASET has the capacity to adapt and customize specialized provision to meet client
specific needs while maintaining international standards which ensure the award of
internationally recognized qualifications. ASET’s new International Oil & Gas
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Training Academy has been recognized by the North Sea and UK Continental Shelf
as a world class training facility, a showcase for training equipment and expertise,
and an excellent model which can be developed in locations worldwide.

ASET’s fully functional training equipment including the fully functional Abcol Oil &
Gas Production Training Platform and Delta V Control System, the most up-to-date
HV / LV switchgear, the Hazardous Area Ex Electrical and Instrumentation Training
Centre, Marine Operations, Dynamic Positioning and Semi Submersible and Jack-
Up Training Simulator ensure that delegates are trained and develop new skills in a
realistic but safe environment – “Reality without the risk”.

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2.0 ASET Background & Capabilities

2.1 The company has been delivering competence based training since 1993 and
acquired the Shell Operations training facility in February 2000.
ASET opened its new International Oil & Gas Training Academy in March 2012,
recognised by both the UKCS and International Oil and Gas industries as a “world
class training facility” and arguably the finest of its kind anywhere in the world.
Together with ASET’s original facilities for Marine and Electrical training, we are now
able to call upon an overall investment in resources in excess of £10M. These
facilities have allowed us to achieve an impressive reputation in the delivery of the
following:

 Production Operations (Process) & Maintenance Operations


 Oil & Gas Industry Approved Technician Training Schemes
(OPITO / ECITB)
 Oil & Gas Customised Technician Training Programmes (Process,
Mechanical, Instrument, Electrical)
 Exploration: Drilling & Well Intervention to IWCF and IADC standards
 Electrical & Ex Training
 HV/LV Switching
 Dynamic Positioning
 Semi-Submersible Stability
 Marine Operations of Self-Elevating Platforms
 Marine Radio Operators Courses
 Management of Major Emergencies including OIM & CRO
 People & Business Management
 IT & Business Skills
 Oil & Gas Training Curriculum Provision and Development (to recognised UK
industry Awarding Bodies Standards / Customised to Client requirements)
 Train-the-Trainer Programmes
 Competency Assessment Systems
 Health & Safety

3.0 Relationship with Aberdeen College

3.1 ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy is a wholly-owned subsidiary
company of Aberdeen College and specialises in the provision of engineering,
electrical, and marine education and training for the oil and gas (and other)
industries. ASET remits all operating surpluses to the college for the good of the
community.

3.2 As a subsidiary company, ASET is provided with the whole hearted support from the
parent body in regard to facilities, resources, staff, teaching materials, staff
development, quality assurance and occupational health.

4.0 Aberdeen College

4.1 Aberdeen College was established in 1991 following the merger of the 3 colleges in
the city. It is one of Scotland’s largest further education colleges, averaging more
than 35,000 enrolments, offering a wide range of general and vocational education,
meeting the needs of clients from basic education, learning opportunities, through

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National Certificate, Higher National Certificate, and Higher National Diploma
qualifications. The College is organised in four sectors:

 Business, Computing and land based industries


 Creative industries, sports and languages
 Engineering and construction
 Service industries and Social Science
 Multi-media
 Business solutions and part-time learning

5.0 Quality Matters

5.1 Aberdeen College management was previously accredited to the Scottish Quality
Management System (SQMS) which was a widely recognised management standard
for academic institutions. However, Aberdeen College has continued to develop and
improve and now meets the standards of the EFQM. SQMS incorporated a number
of other quality standards including BS EN ISO 9001, the requirements of the
Scottish Qualifications Authority and Investors in People (Scotland). All oil and gas
related training is carried out to accredited standards including the standards set by
the following bodies:

 OPITO standards, (which is the UK wide National Training Organisation for


the oil and gas industry)
 EMTA
 JTL (CompEx)
 Nautical Institute
 City & Guilds
 International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
 International Well Control Federation (IWCF)
 IOSH & NEBOSH (Health & Safety)
 ECITB
 SQA

6.0 ASET & Aberdeen College Awards

6.1 ASET & Aberdeen College has been the recipient of many awards over the years
and these include:

 Government Charter Mark for Quality (held from 1994 to the present day)
 SQMS (Scottish Quality Management System)
 Sword of Honour – British Safety Council
 Queens Anniversary Prize Higher and Further Education – 1994 and 2009
 Investors in People
 European Foundation For Quality Management 2002
 In 2005 Aberdeen College and ASET received 4 silver awards from the
Scottish Qualifications Authority. With regards to this last item, it should be
recognised that there were only 36 awards in total and that there were
potentially 44 colleges, hundreds of schools and a number of training
organisations all eligible to receive one.
 SQA 2008 International Oil & Gas Vocational Training Centre of the Year
 SOAA 2009 Winner: Internationalisation of Scottish Skills

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7.0 Training Programme and Equipment Technology Information

7.1 ABCOL Oil and Gas Production Training Platform

 ASET are training and assessing production and maintenance trainees and
experienced personnel in a safe environment that presents the reality with
minimal risk in both production and maintenance operations
 ASET can train and assess process mechanical instrumentation and
electrical personnel ranging from new entrants to experienced production
and maintenance personnel

ASET’s ABCOL Oil and Gas Production Training Platform is a world class training
facility encompassing a hybrid of some leading and legacy production facilities and
equipment.

The training platform consists of equipment and technology including ISSOW


electronic based permit to work system, latest Emerson Delta V distributed control
system, latest Emerson wireless instrumentation technology, Invensys fire and gas
system, Christmas tree, two phase separation, air compressors, air dryers, storage
tanks, centrifugal circulation and service pumps, metering, pig launcher, process
pipework and control valves, motor control centre and deluge and pumping systems.
Water and air is pumped through specific areas replacing hydrocarbons of the
training platform supported by computer based simulation which accurately
replicates oil and gas process scenarios.

The training platform investment exceeded £5 million for this innovative project.

All ASET’s training curriculum is developed to the highest quality and meets both
North Sea and international oil and gas industry standards and requirements.
ASET’s training curriculum ranges from SVQ vocational based production and
maintenance training and assessment programmes to over 100 oil and gas short
technical courses accredited by leading UK based oil and gas industry awarding
bodies. This unique training facility allows ASET to produce some of the finest oil
and gas technicians in the industry and plays a crucial part in preparing the future
lifeblood of the industry.

7.2 Electrical Training and Ex

ASET in conjunction with Aberdeen College was the first CompEx approved
hazardous area training centre of its kind anywhere in the world and opened in 1994.

ASET hold the enviable position of being world market leaders in Ex hazardous area
training to CompEx standards and in conjunction with JTL (CompEx awarding body)
introduced the CompEx online examination to replace written examinations to
enhance the candidate experience with a view to improving service levels for all.

CompEx Training for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

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Explosive atmospheres occur in many industries, such as Oil and Gas drilling
production, petrochemical, Pharmaceutical and even waste water treatment.

The use of Electrical equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres requires the


equipment to be selected, installed, inspected and maintained in accordance with
International Standards.

The CompEx scheme was introduced so that Companies could ensure the personnel
they employ have the necessary skills and competencies to safety select, install,
inspect and maintain equipment in potentially explosive atmospheres.

ASET Currently offer training and assessment in CompEx units for:

 Electrical Power
 Instrumentation
 Combustible Dusts
 The CompEx Certification lasts 5 Years, after which ASET offer refresher
training to maintain the candidates’ level of competence

7.3 HV Switching and Power System Control

Personnel working on high voltage electrical systems need to be competent in order


to prevent danger and injury. The need for training to ensure a person is competent
is very important.

This course provides training in the safe operation of high voltage systems and
includes practical exercises to assess the competence of the candidate. On
successful completion of the course the candidate is awarded a city and Guilds 0672
Certificate.

The topics covered on this course include:

 Dangers of Work on or near HV Systems


 Legislation and statutory legislation
 Safety Documents
 Switching, Isolations and Earthing
 Lockout Procedures
 Introduction to Switchgear Types and Operation
 Power Generation
 Introduction to Power System Protection

7.4 Emergency Response

 Trained and assessed to OPITO standards


 Strong focus on coaching mentoring and teamwork
 Flexibility and adaptability to meet customer needs
 Emergency response team consists of current and ex industry practitioners
within the emergency response role including current and previous OIM and
Control Room Operator teaching staff
 Market leading and internationally recognised training facility and
technology
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List of courses:

 Offshore Installation Manager- OPITO Assessment


 Additional OIM Coaching – Controlling Emergencies
 Rules & Regulations for Offshore Installation Manager
 Management of Major Emergencies
 CRO Controlling Emergencies - OPITO Assessment
 Introduction to CRO Emergency Response Role & Responsibilities
 Minimum Industry Safety Training Standards

7.5 Marine Including Radiotelephony

The Marine Department of ASET is situated within the Gallowgate College complex
and provides training to delegates in specialist fields of Offshore Marine.

The courses provided are the internationally approved by the Nautical Institute for
Dynamic Positioning operators. These are delivered in the classroom and utilise 2
full size DP simulators from different manufacturers (Converteam ‘C’ series along
with a Kongsberg SDP 21).

Offshore Stability & Ballast Control for Semi-submersibles courses which comply
with IADC/NI Guidelines and the IMO requirement A.891 (21) for the selection and
training of Ballast Control Operators, along with Marine Operations of Self Elevating
Platforms (Jack up Rigs). For this ASET operates two marine training simulators
utilising the same hydraulically actuated control platform. This control platform
simulates the movement of a mobile drilling unit (MODU) control room as the MODU
moves in a seaway to the effect of both external and internal forces. Alternatively,
the second simulator for Jack-Up operations functions as a jacking control room and
again moves to reflect conditions of loading or weather. Both simulations offer a very
sophisticated range of scenarios giving rise to a high degree of realism for students.

Our FPSO Marine Operations Awareness course introduces delegates to the


theoretical and practical considerations of the Marine Operations on an FPSO and is
delivered in the Classroom and also uses our unique high fidelity simulator for
stability which uses the latest technology linked to hydraulically actuated motion,
providing exceptional realism to practical training.

ASET also offers Radio Telephony courses in the following:

 General Operators Certificate (GOC) (GMDSS)


 Radiotelephony Restricted Operators Certificate (ROC) (GMDSS) and the
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Offshore Aeronautical Radio Operators
Certificate (regulations only)

7.6 Well & Drilling Intervention

The following courses are offered in conjunction with Intertek as part of our Well and
Drilling Intervention Training portfolio:

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 IWCF Well Control (Rotary Drilling)
 IADC Well Control (Rotary Drilling)

 IWCF Well Control (Rotary Drilling) – Refresher


 Stuck Pipe Prevention
 Drill String Failure Prevention
 Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry
 Basic Drilling Calculations
 Drilling Practices
 Continuing Professional Development for Drilling Teams (incorporating
Training to Reduce Unscheduled Events)
 Training to Reduce Unscheduled Events (TRUE)
 High Pressure / High Temperature
 Overview of Well Control Equipment used in Drilling Operations
 Deepwater Well Control
 Drilling Fluids
 IWCF Well Intervention Pressure Control: level 2
 International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
 International Well Control Federation (IWCF)

7.7 Health & Safety

The ASET Health & Safety Training Team provides training for all sectors and
industries. NEBOSH qualified training staff, with relevant industrial experience, are
able to offer tailored training to suit any organisation.

We provide NEBOSH, IOSH and City & Guilds accredited courses and can offer
Health & Safety training for employees, supervisors and managers against National
Standards with associated certification on successful completion.

NEBOSH qualifications are recognised and respected by employers in all sectors of


industry and provide the benchmark standard against which others are compared.
Whether you are seeking a professional career in Health & Safety, looking to
improve your knowledge and skills or simply work more safely, then contact ASET’s
International Oil & Gas Training Academy and our team of Advisers will help you
select the right course.

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8.0 ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy Centre Facilities & Major Items
of Equipment Examples

ABCOL Oil and Gas Production Training Platform

Oil & Gas Technician Training


 State of the art ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform
 Latest Emerson Delta V DCS System and Wireless Instrumentation
Technology
 Over 50 short Production and Maintenance Courses

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Mechanical Workshop

Ex Training Centre HV / LV Switchgear

Electrical Training and Ex


 Latest High Voltage Switchboard Technology
 Power Generation Training Equipment
 First CompEx Approved Centre in the World
 Online Examinations

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response
 Trained and Assessed to OPITO Standards
 Compute Based Simulation Technology
 EX Industry Qualified Training Personnel

Assessment Centre
Many assessments are now carried out on-line and
the assessment centre is registered with a number of
awarding bodies for on-line assessment

Student and Staff Restaurant


Skyline Restaurant can be used by
Delegates and trainees for breakfast
and lunch

Library
The library is equipped with over 70 PCs.
Registration for ebooks and student access to the
internet. The library also has a stock of engineering
and oil and gas related books and magazines.

Marine Simulation

The below picture shows the dynamic simulation for Rig stability and ballast control,
dynamic positioning and also the safe movement of self-elevating platforms (Jack-
Ups).

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Dynamic Simulation

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9.0 ASET Client Examples

 AGIP  Nigeria LNG


 AGOCO  Noble Energy
 Apache  Occidental
 Aker Kvaerner  Oman LNG
 Amec  PDO Oman
 Baker Hughes  Petrobras
 BG Group  Petrofac
 BP  QATAR Gas
 Chevron  QATAR Petroleum
 CNR International  Saudi Aramco
 Conoco Phillips  SBM
 Dolphin Drilling  SENAI
 Dolphin Energy  Shell
 ENI Oil Company  Sirte
 ENSCO  TAQA
 Expro Group  Talisman Energy
 Global Santa Fe  TQLS
 Halliburton  Transocean
 Hakouge  Vector Offshore
 KCA  WAHA
 Interocean  Weatherford
 Kuwait Oil Company  Wintershall
 Kuwait Petroleum  Wood Group / PSN
Corporation  Zueitina Oil Company
 Maersk
 Mellitah Oil & Gas
 Model

10.0 ASET Training Programme Examples

10.1 Long Courses (HNC & SVQ / QCF)

 Higher National Certificate (HNC): Petroleum Process Operations & Control


Technology
 Higher National Certificate (HNC):Measurement & Control Engineering
(Instrumentation)
 Higher National Certificate (HNC): Electrical Engineering
 Higher National Certificate (HNC): Mechanical Engineering
 SVQ Level 1 SQA Processing of Hydrocarbons (POH1)
 PAA VQ-SET Level 2 NVQ Diploma Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons
(QCF)
 SQA International Vocational Award Hydrocarbon Process Operations:
Science & Technology SCQF Level 5
 SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations: Electrical
 SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations: Mechanical
 SVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations: Instrumentation

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10.2 Short courses

Oil & Gas Technician Training – Overview


 Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry (from Discovery to Refinery)
 Water Injection Operations
 Competence in Process Plant and Equipment Isolations
 Mechanical Maintenance Practices (1)
 Mechanical Maintenance Practices (2)
 Diesel Engine Servicing and Fault Finding
 Practical Diesel Engine Overhaul
 Centrifugal Pump Maintenance & Troubleshooting
 Pressure Testing for Technicians
 Valve Maintenance & Valve Pressure Testing
 Rotating Machinery Alignment Techniques
 Flange Make Up & Bolting for Integrity
 Mechanical Plant Inspection
 Introduction to Hydraulics
 Small Bore Tubing & Pipework
 Basic Instrumentation Skills Module One (Measuring Systems)
 Basic Instrumentation Skills Module Two (Control Systems)
 Fire & Gas System Maintenance
 Process Control Valves – Operation, Maintenance and Inspection

Well & Drilling Intervention Overview


 IWCF Well Control (Rotary Drilling) [Surface & Subsea/Supervisor & Driller Levels
– full course
 IWCF Well Control (Rotary Drilling) [Surface & Subsea/Supervisor & Fundamental
Levels]
 IWCF Well Control (Rotary Drilling) – refresher [Surface & Subsea/Supervisor &
Driller Levels) (Refresher course)
 Stuck Pipe Prevention
 Drill String Failure Prevention
 Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry
 Basic Drilling Calculations
 Drilling Practices
 Continuing Professional Development for Drilling Teams (incorporating Training
to Reduce Unscheduled Events)
 Training to Reduce Unscheduled Events (TRUE)
 High Pressure/High Temperature
 Overview of Well Control Equipment used in Drilling Operations
 Deepwater Well Control
 Drilling Fluids
 IWCF Well Intervention Pressure Control Level 2

Electrical Training - Overview


 Hazardous Areas 5-Day CompEx – Competence based course
 Hazardous Area 3-Day CompEx – Competence based course for Electrical
Technicians
 Hazardous Area 3-Day CompEx – Competence based course for Instrument
Technicians
 Hazardous Area 3-Day Ex Appreciation Course
 Hazardous Area 2-Day CompEx Refresher
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 Explosion Protected Motors – Inspection & Maintenance
 HV Switching & System Control (City & Guilds 0672)
 HV Switching & System Control Refresher
 High & Low Voltage Power System Protection (Protection Relays)
 IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (BS 7671: 2008)
 IEE Wiring Regulations 16th to 17th Edition Conversion
 Management, Inspection & Testing or Portable Electrical Equipment
 Electricity at Work Regulations

Emergency Response Training – Overview


 Offshore Installation Manager – OPITO Assessment
 Additional OIM Coaching – Controlling Emergencies
 Rules & Regulations for Offshore Installation Manager
 Management of Major Emergencies
 CRO Controlling Emergencies – OPITO Assessment
 Introduction to CRO Emergency Response – Roles & Responsibilities
 Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (MIST)

Marine Training – Overview


 FPSO Marine Operations Awareness
 Dynamic Positioning Introduction / Basic
 Dynamic Position Simulator / Advanced
 Introduction to Dynamic Positioning
 Marine Operations of Self Elevating Platforms (Jack-Up Rigs)
 Stability Theory & Ballast Control for Semi-Submersibles (Stability 2)
 Ballast Control Simulator Course (Stability 3)
 Ballast Control Simulator Refresher Course (Stability 4)
 Stability & Ballast Control Familiarisation
 Ships Safety Officer
 Radiotelephony Restricted Operators Certificate (ROC)(GMDSS)
 Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Offshore Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate
(Regulations only)
 General Operators Certificate (GOC)(GMDSS)

Health & Safety – Overview


 NEBOSH Certificate (Block Release)
 NEBOSH Certificate (Distance Learning)
 NEBOSH National Diploma (Distance Learning)
 IOSH Managing Safely
 Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (MIST)

IT & Business Skills – Overview


 SCQF / QCF EDI level 3 Assessing Qualifications
 One-Day Computing

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