ABERDEEN, UK – Aberdeen Drilling School (ADS), part of the well engineering/well control training specialist RelyOn Nutec Group, has acquired Oiltec Solutions from Teresoft AS.
Oiltec, based in southwest Norway, provides cyber-based drilling simulation and crane operations training, and constructed a purpose-built simulator for Equinor.
The company will provide the central simulation technology and development team at ADS, creating an in-house technology that will be rolled out through the group’s worldwide training centers, with simulator-based training available wherever clients’ operations and fleets are based.
Jim Sutherland, chairman of ADS, said: “We can now produce, manage and customize our simulators to our clients’ specifications, creating the… drilling and crane simulation that international operators and contractors have long been asking for.”
In addition, RelyOn Nutec has acquired Red Oak, which under the trading name Cresent supplies digital learning services, online Health and Safety training, Control of Work system and associated consulting services to the oil and gas industry.
Cresent’s WorkSafe system has operated in the Middle East since 2006.